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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?”

Understanding Bond Hearings

May 20 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

If you or someone you love has been detained by immigration officers, then you know how difficult and scary it is to deal with potential deportation. Unfortunately, if you are detained by U.S. immigration officers, then there is no telling how long your detention will last or what the outcome will be. Although there are … Continue reading “Understanding Bond Hearings”

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”

Border Patrol Increasingly Searching Private Property Far From the Border

May 15 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A recent New York Times article details the increasingly common usage of a little-known federal law by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers to carry out more aggressive immigration enforcement tactics. The Trump administration is defending these practices as part of its historical authority to search people and property, even without a warrant, even … Continue reading “Border Patrol Increasingly Searching Private Property Far From the Border”

ICE Targeting More Immigrants With No Criminal Backgrounds

May 14 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

According to an Associated Press article, a significantly higher percentage of immigration arrests have involved individuals with no criminal backgrounds. During the final three months of the Obama administration, 82% of immigration arrests had criminal backgrounds. During these same three months in 2017, however, only 65% of arrests involved individuals with criminal backgrounds. In other … Continue reading “ICE Targeting More Immigrants With No Criminal Backgrounds”

Proposed Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies

May 13 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

The Pew Research Center recently published key facts about existing U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes to those policies. The most common way that immigrants obtain green cards (about 70% of the more than one million people who obtain one each year) is through family-based immigration, which critics often refer to chain migration. The Trump … Continue reading “Proposed Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies”

Detained Immigrants Subjected to Freezing Cells

May 12 , 2018  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Human Rights Watch recently released a comprehensive report detailing the abusive conditions that women and children face while detained in U.S. immigration holding facilities. Immigrants and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents both reportedly refer to these facilities as “hieleras” or “freezers.” Based on over 100 interviews with detained women and children, the writers … Continue reading “Detained Immigrants Subjected to Freezing Cells”

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