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The push-me, pull-me fight over the Immigration Worker Protection Act in California still drags on. In 2017 the state passed a law to limit how employers can cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. For all practical purposes it highlights the country’s inability to address illegal immigration in a rational way. The Trump Administration began its crackdown on … Continue reading “Employers Can Be Big Losers in Immigration Enforcement”
Last June, federal authorities announced that a three-day immigration sweep across Southern California resulted in 162 arrests for being in the United States illegally. Most of those arrested allegedly had criminal records, while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials identified the rest as immigration fugitives or illegal re-entrants. As these immigration arrests continue under the … Continue reading “Immigration Law: What to Do If Your Loved One is Detained by ICE”
If you are detained in immigration detention, you have certain rights that must be upheld by the facility’s officers and staff members. Unfortunately, violations of these rights do occur, and when they do, you need to take action in order to protect yourself and your rights. Immigration detention facilities have set up a “Grievance System” … Continue reading “What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated In Detention”
A credible fear interview is given to individuals who are subject to expedited removal and express fear of returning to their home country. The interview is conducted by an Asylum Officer (AO) and focuses on the specific reasons for your fear. You are typically given some time prior to your interview to prepare and seek … Continue reading “How to Request Credible Fear Interview”
On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, 138 S.Ct. 830 (2018), which essentially took away automatic bond hearings for individuals who had been in immigration detention for six months or more. However, this does not mean that your right to request a bond hearing after … Continue reading “How to Argue Bond After 6 Months in Detention Post Rodriguez”
When you are detained by immigration, your initial goal is often to get out as soon as possible. To do so, the immigration judge (or sometimes DHS) must grant you a bond. The judge takes several things into consideration when deciding a bond request. One of the main things he considers is whether you are … Continue reading “How to Show That You Are Not a Flight Risk”
As a detainee in immigration detention, you have certain rights that can be exercised regardless of your immigration status. It is important to know what those rights are so that you can protect yourself from potential violations. Below are examples of your rights as a detainee: You have the right to be represented by an … Continue reading “Your Rights As a Detainee”
Often immigrants ask our office about building their credit score. This is often a new thing – especially if they are from a country that operates primarily on cash. There are several steps you can follow to build good credit. If you are authorized to work in the U.S., you may be able to obtain a social security … Continue reading “Immigrants Need Good Credit, Too “
If you receive a notice to appear in immigration court, it means one thing – the government has put you in deportation (“removal”) proceedings. Your first hearing will be called a “Master Calendar hearing.” At the master calendar hearing, your lawyer will tell the judge how he or she will defend you in immigration proceedings. They will discuss the reasons why … Continue reading “What is a Master Calendar? “
U.S. government leaders often assert that immigrants commit heinous crimes. The truth is that immigrants commit less crime overall. They are more vulnerable to crimes against them. If you are a victim of a serious crime you may be eligible for a U Visa. The U Nonimmigrant Status visa gives protection to crime victims who … Continue reading “Are You a Victim of a Crime? “
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