Month: August 2015

JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE FROM DETENTION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

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 […]

MEXICO WON’T PAY FOR TRUMP’S BORDER WALL

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 […]

BIRTH ON MILITARY BASE ABROAD

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 OF POSSIBILITY OF DEPORTATION

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.

ENSURING TREATMENT FOR FOREIGN-BORN CHILDREN

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 […]

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