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A December memo from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) has revised the 2007 guidelines for immigration judges dealing with unaccompanied minors who are now facing deportation. This memo weakens protections for minors in immigration court by removing some of the safeguards that immigration judges previously were advised to implement … Continue reading “U.S. Weakens Protections for Minors in Immigration Courts”
In 2017, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, which went into effect at the beginning of this year. Although the California Police Chiefs Association and the California Sheriff’s Association initially opposed the bill, they later changed to a neutral stance after legislators added over 800 violent and serious felony crimes … Continue reading “How 2018 CA Immigration Law Will Impact Local Law Enforcement Authorities”
If you have never appeared in immigration court, you probably don’t know what to expect. While all immigration courts operate a little bit differently, there are many similarities. After reading this post, our home is that you have more of a clear idea about what to expect when you go to immigration court. You will … Continue reading “What to Expect When You Go to Immigration Court”
A recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) article illustrates the many problems with attempts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to social media surveillance as part of its “extreme vetting” process for immigrants. The Trump administration has quickly expanded usage of this tool, despite the lack of any effective and fair means of executing … Continue reading “USCIS Expands Social Media Surveillance as Part of Extreme Vetting Process”
Historically, the federal government has granted temporary protected status (TPS) to citizens of foreign countries that have experienced significant destruction, either through natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis or through civil war and violence. The hundreds of thousands of immigrants who currently have TPS also are entitled to work authorization. These immigrants make up a … Continue reading “Employers Brace for Loss of Immigrant Workforce”
National Public Radio recently aired a story about a back-up of asylum-seekers at ports of entry in San Diego, CA. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports that these ports of entry have reached capacity, which has caused them to turn away some immigrants seeking asylum, leaving them temporarily stranded in Mexico. These individuals must … Continue reading “Asylum Seekers Stuck at U.S.-Mexican Border”
Through December 22, 2017, California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office had received 94 immigration-related retaliation claims from workers, a figure that was up from 20 complaints in 2016 and only seven complaints in 2015. Many of these claims involve workers whose employers failed to pay them or created other adverse working conditions. When the workers questioned their … Continue reading “Immigrants Claim to Receive Threats of Deportation by Employers”
Even as the Trump administration continues the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, policy analysts and pediatricians are claiming that the administration’s hostile and aggressive stance on immigration is creating a public health crisis for children. Pediatricians across the country claim that they are seeing a huge increase in children with eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anxiety, … Continue reading “Pediatricians Fear Public Health Crisis as Children Face Separation From Immigrant Parents”
Referring to California’s decision to declare itself a sanctuary state, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan stated that there now will be more ICE agents present in their state. Homan described California’s action as “terrible” and a choice to put “politics ahead of public safety.” A recent CNN article details how … Continue reading “CA Sanctuary State Law Leads to More ICE Agents”
Attorney Jeff Sessions has launched an investigation into the usage of administrative closure by immigration judges in deportation cases. This little-known procedural maneuver allows undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. without formally closing their cases, thus leaving them in a type of legal limbo. Essentially, the deportation case simply remains pending while eligible immigrants … Continue reading “Sessions Attacks Administrative Closures by Immigration Judges”
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