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November 2016 Archives

Find ways to overcome challenges in family immigration

Families deserve to be together. This is something that we firmly believe and want to help make happen. When keeping your family together requires that you deal with immigration issues, we can help you learn about the options that you have for doing this. There are some cases that are pretty straightforward. Those are the easier cases, but they can still have issues if things aren't handled perfectly. We can help you out with these cases.

California Stands With Its immigrants

With the recent election of Donald Trump as the next United States President, fear among immigrants has sky-rocketed. California hosts more than 10 million foreign-born residents, more than any other state in the union. Therefore, this situation hits home for immigrants and their family members and friends all across the state. But there is some good news, because many California officials have voiced their support of immigrants in this state, and promise to fight deportations.

Could Obama 'pardon' all the Dreamers before he leaves office?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created by the Obama administration by executive order, meaning that it could be ended by executive order when the Trump administration moves in on Jan. 20. Considering Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, many young people who are now benefitting from the program are dealing with fear and uncertainty.

When an asylee has a child

There are certain family immigration options available to individuals who have received asylum status here in the United States. One is that, generally, if they have a child who was under the age of 21 and not married when they applied for asylum, they can request derivative asylum status for their child (such status would allow the child to live in the U.S. with them). This is the case whether the asylee is the child’s mother, father, adoptive parent (if certain timeframe rules are met) or step-parent.

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