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DHS Moves to Create Barriers at California/Mexico Border

According to a recent edition of The Hill, the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) has announced that it has waived environmental and historical preservation laws to speed the improvement of fencing on the California/Mexico border. This means that important federal laws, such as the Endangered Species Act, will not apply to the repair, reinforcement, or replacement … Continue reading “DHS Moves to Create Barriers at California/Mexico Border”

CA Sues Trump Over Termination of DACA Program

Following the Trump administration’s executive order rescinding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit to challenge the rescission of DACA. Joining the state of California in the lawsuit are the Attorneys General of Minnesota, Maryland, and Maine. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading “CA Sues Trump Over Termination of DACA Program”

The RAISE Act: A Solution or a Bigger Problem?

Senate Republicans are currently considering the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act (S.1720), and the House is considering a companion bill, the Immigration in National Interest Act (H.R. 3775), both of which are designed to reform current American immigration laws. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) strongly opposes both bills, on the … Continue reading “The RAISE Act: A Solution or a Bigger Problem?”

What Happens if My Green Card is Lost or Stolen?

A green card, which is written proof of your existence as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., is necessary in order for you to show proof of your legal immigration status and your right to live and work in the country. As time goes on, you may lose or irreparably damage your green card … Continue reading “What Happens if My Green Card is Lost or Stolen?”

What is the Personal Statement in an Asylum Application?

While asylum applications are somewhat lengthy and require certain types of information and documentation from the applicant, one of the most key pieces of the application is the personal statement. When applying for asylum, you write a personal statement and sign it under oath. The personal statement not only gives the applicant the chance to … Continue reading “What is the Personal Statement in an Asylum Application?”

Healthcare Coverage and Immigrant Parents

Health care is an important issue that immigrants of all ages must face at one point or another. While the options for immigrant parents may be limited, there is coverage available in many situations. Additionally, even if you have no legal immigration status, you have the right to apply for coverage for your dependents who … Continue reading “Healthcare Coverage and Immigrant Parents”

What are the Differences Between Being a Citizen and a Permanent Resident?

There are significant differences between citizenship and legal permanent resident status, so if you plan to remain in the United States permanently, you should educate yourself about the different types of legal status. This knowledge will enable you to make the decisions about whether to remain permanently in the United States. If you become a … Continue reading “What are the Differences Between Being a Citizen and a Permanent Resident?”

Immigrant with Brain Tumor Receives Deportation Notice After Release from ICE Custody

Twenty-seven-year-old Sara Beltran-Hernandez collapsed while in federal immigration detention; federal officials released the woman to her family in March, following the discovery of a large tumor in her pituitary gland, which causes migraines and vision loss. Now, however, Beltran-Hernandez has received a notice ordering her to report to the New York Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading “Immigrant with Brain Tumor Receives Deportation Notice After Release from ICE Custody”

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in the Midst of ICE Raids

According to a recent ProPublica article, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents increasingly are cracking down on immigrant relatives who care for undocumented children when they enter the United States. During a two-month period this summer, ICE arrested over 400 adults whom they claim paid human smugglers to bring undocumented children into the country. Although … Continue reading “Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in the Midst of ICE Raids”

In the Wake of DACA, CA Leaders Pledge $30 Million to Help Young Immigrants

Almost immediately following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the federal government was shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a trio of top California Democrats, all of whom are of Mexican heritage, immediately pledged to challenge Trump’s decision to end the program. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, … Continue reading “In the Wake of DACA, CA Leaders Pledge $30 Million to Help Young Immigrants”

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