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If you oppose the Trump Administration’s handling of immigrants and their families, there are ways you can help the people being hurt by those actions. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. has assembled a packet of information to explain your rights, immigrants’ rights and the ways you can help. The packet is free to anyone who requests it. You … Continue reading “Become a Resource for Immigrants”
In September 2018 the Trump Administration proposed new rules that will harm legal immigrants. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised vehemently to deport anyone in the U.S. who is here without authorization. Now his actions and policies are trending toward a crackdown even against immigrants who are here lawfully. People who have a visa to be in the U.S. are sometimes eligible to … Continue reading “Why Some U.S. Immigrants Will Choose to go Hungry “
The U.S. offers a range of visas to enter the U.S. legally. If you have family members who are here in the U.S. legally they can submit a petition for a visa to allow you to join them. This is a Family-Based Immigrant Visa. Even when the petition for this visa is approved you are not … Continue reading “I Filed a Petition to Join Family Members in the U.S. Now What?”
The debate over immigration reform focuses on two diametrically opposed policies. Give amnesty to millions already in the U.S. or spend whatever it takes to deport them all. History shows that amnesty has not actually reduced the number of people here illegally. Deporting everyone is not practical. In fact, it harms businesses relying on immigrant workers, breaks … Continue reading “End Sealing the U.S. Border from the Inside”
Do you have a hearing in front of an immigration judge soon? The entire process is difficult for most people. If you are limited in using English, it can be even more scary. You can learn more about what to expect before you ever step foot in a courtroom. Gaining a better idea of what … Continue reading “What Happens in Immigration Court?”
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) of the United States can petition for certain relatives to obtain a visa to move here. LPRs are immigrants who have obtained a green card, granting them the right to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Families start the process by filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with United States Citizenship … Continue reading “Bringing Family Members to The U.S.”
Undocumented immigrants in California are able to obtain a valid driver’s license known as the AB 60. You obtain the license through the California Department of Motor Vehicles, just like any other driver’s license. You can find out how to apply for it on the agency’s website. It’s critical to remember what the AB 60 is not. It … Continue reading “Be Cautious with Your Driver’s License”
The need to enter the U.S. to escape persecution or violence has not diminished in the face of “zero tolerance” for immigrants. It has only made immigrants’ need more desperate. Human traffickers deal in people, by definition. They are also capitalists. Where demand goes up, their level of “service” rises accordingly. This administration’s zero tolerance policy creates that demand. In response, organized … Continue reading “Zero Tolerance Strengthens Drug Cartels and Traffickers”
Immigration court judges make their decisions based on how they see you and the facts of your situation. Your appearance and attitude affect their impression of you. A positive impression will show them you are honest and that there are compelling reasons that you should be allowed to stay in the United States. It is … Continue reading “Making Your Best First Impression in Court”
In a win for civil rights the Supreme Court defined “notices to appear” in immigration court as defective if they did not provide a date, time and location for an immigrant to appear in court. The Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) own paperwork requires this information. It is only common sense that a person can’t honor the … Continue reading “BIA Skirts Supreme Court Decision”
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