A federal judge dealt a blow to the Obama Administration’s immigration policies ordering federal officials to immediately release children held at detention facilities. Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles gave federal officials until October 23 to comply with her order. The government may appeal. The government, according to the judge, violated the agreement known as […]
In a report from “The Hill” reports that, contrary to a proposal pushed by Republican front-runner Donald Trump, the Mexican government says it will not help pay for a wall along its border with the United States. A spokesperson for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto stated that Mr. Trump’s proposal “reflects an enormous ignorance for […]
The 5th Circuit Court denied a Petition for Review, holding that the petitioner did not derive birth right citizenship from the 14th amendment because the U.S. military base in Germany where he was born was not “in the USA” for the purpose of the 14th amendment.
Failure to inform a client of certain deportation consequences stemming from convictions constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel, vacating conviction obtained through plea agreement in an immigration case. The attorney must clearly inform client if plea bargain will result in deportation.
The governor of California signed a bill banning the consideration of immigration status of children involved in civil lawsuits. The law protects minor children who seek civil remedies through the courts from inquiries about their immigration status. Situations like the following example initiated the need for the bill. Los Angeles Unified School District, in defense […]
Immigration officers used to have an easy time locating and deporting aliens who had been convicted of crimes. The agency would contact local jails and ask that illegal immigrants be held until ICE agents would show up to pick them up. However last year, a federal judge decided that such practice is illegal. Counties stopped […]
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill regarding the term “Alien” that is used in reference to foreign-born workers in the California Labor Code. From now on the term cannot be used…. because it is derogatory and dehumanizing.