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District Court Rejects Legal Challenge to Trump’s Authority to Terminate DACA

May 25 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A Maryland federal district court judge has rejected a legal challenge by CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, to Trump’s executive order terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), stating that his role was merely to interpret the law, not create it. However, the court also strongly criticized the failure of the Trump … Continue reading “District Court Rejects Legal Challenge to Trump’s Authority to Terminate DACA”

Trump Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws

May 24 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

In early March, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against the state of California in a federal district court in Sacramento regarding the California Values Act, the state sanctuary law that went into effect at the beginning of the year. The lawsuit alleges that California has impermissibly preempted federal immigration law, discriminated against … Continue reading “Trump Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws”

CA Judge Declines to Compel Trump Administration to Turn Over Grant Funds to State

May 23 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Last July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that cities and states only would be eligible for Edward Byrne Memorial Justaice Assistance grant money if they cooperated with federal immigration authorities. The U.S. government’s definition of “cooperation” means that cities and states are required to advise federal immigration officials in advance when an undocumented immigrant is … Continue reading “CA Judge Declines to Compel Trump Administration to Turn Over Grant Funds to State”

ICE Accused of Illegally Detaining 18-Year-Olds

May 22 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has filed a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on behalf of teenage immigrants whom ICE transferred to immigrant detention centers when they turned 18. Prior to their transfer, the teenagers had been placed in government shelters. NIJC argues that the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act … Continue reading “ICE Accused of Illegally Detaining 18-Year-Olds”

Vietnamese Immigrants File Suit Over Continued Detention

May 21 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Vietnamese immigrants being held in detention pending deportation proceedings have filed suit against the U.S. government in a federal district court in Southern California. In their class action lawsuit, the immigrants are claiming that the government is targeting them for detention and deportation, despite the fact that the Vietnamese government has not agreed to take … Continue reading “Vietnamese Immigrants File Suit Over Continued Detention”

What Are the Requirements to Qualify for Cancellation of Removal?

May 20 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Cancellation of removal is a broad legal remedy that may be available to some undocumented immigrants who find themselves in deportation proceedings. There are different types of cancellation of removal for which you may be eligible, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation. If you are found to be eligible for cancellation of … Continue reading “What Are the Requirements to Qualify for Cancellation of Removal?”

San Francisco Mayor Supports Legal Fund for Immigrants

May 19 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Interim San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, who formerly was one of the most fiscally conservative members of the Board of Supervisors, has teamed up with Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco to help fund lawyers in immigration court. The duo has requested a $7 million annual budget line-item to fund lawyers for immigrants in Northern California’s … Continue reading “San Francisco Mayor Supports Legal Fund for Immigrants”

California Farmers Oppose Conservative Immigration Bill

May 18 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

As House members sought to enact a conservative immigration bill in recent months, California farmers have quietly rallied to show their opposition to the bill, a fact that may have swayed many influential California Republicans. Although the bill is designed to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it also contains significant farm … Continue reading “California Farmers Oppose Conservative Immigration Bill”

Dealing with the Stress of Trump’s Immigration Policies

May 17 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A new report issued by George Washington University states that the immigration policies of the Trump administration are stressing out Latino parents and children alike, which is likely to result in anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health problems for the long-term. Even worse, this study concludes that the resulting mental health problems … Continue reading “Dealing with the Stress of Trump’s Immigration Policies”

U.S. Government Sitting on More Than 20,000 DACA Applications

May 16 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Back in September, 2017, when Trump announced that he intended to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, thousands of individuals who already had applied for the program were still awaiting a decision on their applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is unable to provide the exact number of outstanding applications, … Continue reading “U.S. Government Sitting on More Than 20,000 DACA Applications”

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