Immigration News in California

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR “UNDOCUMENTED”

In California ONLY. But not YET. Jerry Brown, Governor of California, signed a law GIVING him the authority to request the Federal Government to GIVE him permission to GIVE illegal aliens in California the right to buy medical insurance under Obamacare. Complicated, isn’t it? But if everything is okay, and all permits, waivers and authorizations […]

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 […]

DRIVER’S LICENSE IN CALIFORNIA

More than a year ago, the Legislature in California passed a law (AB60), which was signed by Governor Brown, granting the privilege of California DRIVER’S LICENSE to undocumented aliens. The effective date for AB60 was January 1, 2015. In the past three months, 500,000 people applied for, and 200,000 already received, CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSES. HALLELUIA! […]

H-1B Visas

April 1st marked the day that U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals can start submitting their petitions for H-1B visas. If recent history is any indication, the available pool of H-1Bs will run dry in a matter of days. The statutory limit for H-1Bs stands at 65,000 for new hires, plus an additional 20,000 […]

LOS ANGELES AREA DEPORTATIONS

The number of people deported from the Los Angeles area has dropped recently from October 1, 2014 to March 7, 2015 – only 2,500 individuals from seven counties in the Los Angeles region. The year before, around 5,000 aliens were deported. The current numbers are not surprising. The decrease reflects across U.S. drop in deportations […]

GREEN CARDS BASED ON INVESTMENTS (EB-5)

Alejandro Mayorkas, No. 2 official at the Department of Homeland Security intervened in cases of individuals who filed for permanent residence in the U.S. based on the investment category known as EB-5 on several occasions. His actions have been criticized and especially this time because of the personal influence exerted by Mayorkas to grant these […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

THE NEXT EVENT The U.S. Government (the Immigration Service) requested the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to order a “STAY” of the Judge’s order in Texas who had ordered the USCIS to stop implementing the President’s Executive Order. In other words: to permit the government to continue with the DAPA and Expanded DACA Executive Orders. […]

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