Immigration Lawyers Applaud CA Health Care for the Undocumented

The state of California has announced a proposal to become the first state in the nation to offer full health coverage to undocumented adults, even as the Trump administration intensifies its crackdown by separating families at the border and has opposed California cities such as San Francisco who are deemed “sanctuary cities” for undocumented immigrants. […]

Immigration Lawyers Filing for DACA after USCIS Reopens Renewals

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the DACA program has been reopened for those whose DACA had expired before DACA was rescinded by the president in last year. Our immigration attorneys have been working with clients who are eligible to renew or file a new request so that we […]

Federal Judge Enjoins DHS from Halting DACA Renewals

When DACA ends in March of this year, pursuant to an order from the U.S Attorney General, it is estimated up to 1000 current DACA recipients will lose status each and every day. The California Attorney General, along with other entities, filed suit in San Francisco asking a Federal District Court Judge to issue an […]

Immigration Lawyers Oppose ICE in Courthouses

Our judicial system is under attack from one of the very agencies charged with protecting it; namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE, its enforcement arm. All of us, including the undocumented, have the right to pursue actions in court whether it be to seek protection from an abuser or bring an action […]

Immigration Lawyers Argue DACA Was Constitutional

The current president ended DACA on March 5th of this year arguing it was unconstitutional for his predecessor to take executive action to grant DACA relief to 800,000 “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Then President Trump stated that if Congress did not legislate DACA into law he would reconsider starting […]

Court Orders DHS to Release DACA Documents

The California Attorney General and other interested parties have convinced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release documents related to President’s Trump ending of the DACA program. Our immigration attorneys helped hundreds of clients file for and renew DACA before the program was terminated and are […]

Dreamers Encouraged by Democratic Support for Dream Act

Those whose DACA programs will expire next year because of Trump’s Executive Order are looking to the Democratic Party to get the Dream Act adopted. If Republicans expect Democrats to support a federal budget for 2018, which must pass early next month, they may have to compromise on the Dream Act in order to get […]

Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona is supporting an extension of DACA to allow recipients who qualify to continue to receive work authorization and deferral of deportation and a new version of the Dream Act which would be a “pathway to citizenship”. In the opinion of our immigration lawyers a ten year program to apply […]

Immigration Attorneys Support Dream Act

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has been urging Congress to pass the Dream Act since 2007. Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama announced they would sign the bill into law allowing DACA recipients to self petition to Lawful Permanent Residence that would also create a path to citizenship. This year if the bill […]

Dream Act Reintroduced in Congress

The Dream Act, first introduced in the U.S. Senate back in 2007, has been reintroduced by a Republican and Democratic senator and, if approved by Congress and signed by the President, would allow DACA holders to apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States despite having entered the U.S. without benefit of a visa […]