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CA Legislators Explore Immigration Options to Fight Trump

March 27 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Immigration advocates and legislators across the state of California have taken quick steps to address and hopefully minimize the impact of many of Trump’s new actions on immigration. Whether resorting to legal action challenging Trump policies or working to resolve other immigration problems that Trump has not yet addressed, California politicians and activists will pose … Continue reading “CA Legislators Explore Immigration Options to Fight Trump”

Leaked Trump Order Concerns Legal Immigrants Using Social Services

March 24 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Various media outlets have been reporting on the drafts of two proposed executive orders that Trump is considering issuing in coming weeks that address social services and work visas. Of particular concern to immigration advocates is the draft order concerning immigrant access to different types of social services while in the U.S. Under existing immigration … Continue reading “Leaked Trump Order Concerns Legal Immigrants Using Social Services”

U.S. Immigration Courts Change Focus to Deportation Hearings for Detainees

March 23 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

American immigration courts reportedly are making the switch to focus more on removal hearings for immigrants whom Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) have detained. The Chief Immigration Judge announced this change in policy, which moves away from the department’s previously stated priority on unaccompanied children and families arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border. The past administration … Continue reading “U.S. Immigration Courts Change Focus to Deportation Hearings for Detainees”

States Split Over Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

March 22 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The threat to withhold federal funding from cities and communities with sanctuary policies illustrate the current divide among our nation’s people, particularly when it comes to immigration. While there is no set definition of a sanctuary city or community, a sanctuary policy generally prevents police officers from asking about an individual’s immigration status and/or declining … Continue reading “States Split Over Trump’s Sanctuary City Order”

Judges Nationwide Weigh Challenges to Trump’s Travel Ban

March 21 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

After several federal judges across the country granted stays of Trump’s first travel ban, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its intent to appeal the rulings. Trump claimed that the government’s appeals would succeed for the “safety of the country” and even went so far as to personally disparage one “so-called” federal judge via Twitter, … Continue reading “Judges Nationwide Weigh Challenges to Trump’s Travel Ban”

Travelers Encounter Revoked Visas Despite Court Order

March 20 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

After federal judges temporarily halted Trump’s first travel ban, which restricted immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from traveling to the U.S. for a period of 90 days, immigrants rushed to buy plane tickets in order to reenter the U.S. However, their efforts were largely unsuccessful when they were prevented from … Continue reading “Travelers Encounter Revoked Visas Despite Court Order”

What to Do and What NOT to Do If ICE Agents Show Up at Your Home (Or School, Or Place of Work…)

March 17 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Today’s nation is increasingly becoming a place where families are worried about immigration officers coming to their home or workplace. Rather than live in fear, we want to offer some helpful suggestions so that if this instance does occur, you will be prepared and know how to navigate the process. Here’s what to do and … Continue reading “What to Do and What NOT to Do If ICE Agents Show Up at Your Home (Or School, Or Place of Work…)”

ICE Releases Hundreds of Women and Children From Family Detention

March 13 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

In recent years, thousands of Central American mothers and their children have crossed the southern border in Texas seeking an escape from the growing dual threats of gang violence and extreme poverty. Many of these families have sought asylum or another type of legal status that would allow them to remain in the United States. … Continue reading “ICE Releases Hundreds of Women and Children From Family Detention”

Ten States Resettled More Than Half of Recent Refugees to U.S.

March 10 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The United States admitted almost 85,000 refugees in fiscal year 2016, which is the most that the country has admitted since 1999. However, some states disproportionately resettled refugees, while other states resettled few or even none. A recent study broke down these resettlement figures in greater detail. A total of just 10 states resettled more … Continue reading “Ten States Resettled More Than Half of Recent Refugees to U.S.”

State Senate Leader Proposes Creation of Safe Zones for Illegal Immigrants

March 09 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

On the state level, California is looking to establish safe zones that do not allow immigration enforcement, such as public schools, hospitals, and courthouses, to the greatest extent allowable by law. According to the L.A. Times, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León has introduced a bill addressing the establishment of safe zones. De … Continue reading “State Senate Leader Proposes Creation of Safe Zones for Illegal Immigrants”

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