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February 2015 Archives

ACLU succeeds in temporarily halting detention of asylum seekers

A federal court ruling may have offered some relief to the immigrant community in California. The practice of detaining asylum seekers, including mothers and children, has been temporarily stopped by a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Petitioning for family member immigration in California

Many U.S. citizens have family members that would like to move to the country. The citizen may wonder if it is possible to petition on behalf of their relatives in order for them to get a visa or a green card.

Possible outcomes of California asylum hearings

After an individual applies for asylum in the United States, there are five possible decisions that the government can choose from. The first is an approval of the application, which means that the individual is allowed to stay in the country on a legal basis for an indefinite period of time. It is also possible that the application will be given a conditional approval pending the results of a background check and other outstanding information.

Backlog in immigration cases

California residents may be concerned by the slow movement of immigration cases for those seeking legal residency status in the United States. The court system has been overwhelmed with cases related to Central American women and children surging into the country in recent months, and these cases have particularly been given a priority status. As women and unaccompanied minor children receive attention, others have had their hearings rescheduled for late November 2019.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber