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October 2016 Archives

Special voter registration rules for those naturalized after the deadline

Backlogs have been a fairly common thing in recent times when it comes to applications for U.S. citizenship. We covered this trend in a previous post. Among the things such backlogs could have caused for an immigrant is for them to have not been able to be officially naturalized prior to the voter registration deadline in the state they live in passing.

Protecting Immigrants from Document Abuse

Senate Bill 1001 is an immigration-related employment practices law that Governor Jerry Brown signed on September 30 this year. This bill addresses unfair employment practices with respect to demand for immigration documentation for employment. This change to the labor code strengthens worker protections against immigrant status discrimination. It is designed to address concerns voiced by various public policy groups that DACA program participants are being discriminated against when providing employment authorization documents (EAD).

When an asylum application is pending

A common hope among individuals applying for asylum here in the U.S. is that their request will be considered in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, things sometimes end up going a very different way. It is possible for an asylum seeker to experience a significant delay in a decision being reached in their case. When in the midst of such a delay, there are many questions a person might have, including: Can I get permission to work in the U.S. while I am waiting for a decision on my asylum request?

What is the future of private immigration detention in California?

Immigration detainees can vary greatly in their situation. For one, they can differ quite a bit in what legal issues are present in their case and what options they have. Immigration lawyers can help individuals here in California who have been brought into immigration detention with addressing their unique legal situation.

Americans’ views on immigration’s effects on workers shifting

Many things can have considerable impacts on individuals from other countries who are seeking to work in America. One is what ultimately happens in their employment immigration case. These cases can get incredibly complicated, with the issues that come up in them varying greatly given things like the type of work a person is pursuing and their unique personal circumstances. So, when trying to get permission to work in the U.S., a foreign worker may desire a skilled immigration lawyer’s assistance.

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