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March 2017 Archives

Lawsuit filed regarding initial hearing wait times for detainees

When a person is under immigration detention here in California, there are various hearings that can be very impactful. This includes their initial hearing. Such hearings can deal with a range of complex immigration issues that can have major long-term ramifications for a person. So, when it comes to navigating the initial hearing and other immigration proceedings, an immigration detainee may want the representation of an experienced immigration lawyer.

Beware of immigration consultant and protection scams

With a new presidential administration in place, many changes are impacting immigrants and their family members throughout California. Changing laws, new enforcement procedures and an increased focus on deportation has heightened the fears of many. Unfortunately, this fear breeds opportunists who would seek to take advantage of vulnerable populations in our state and throughout the U.S.

Report raises questions about conditions at immigration facility

There are a variety of situations in which a person from a foreign country could end up in immigration detention here in California. One would hope all immigration detention facilities in the state would act properly when it comes to the safety and health of detainees. A recent report raises serious questions about the conditions at a facility here in Orange County.

Addressing temporary workforce needs through H-2 visas

Temporary workforce needs can arise for many different types of businesses here in California. Sometimes, the U.S. labor market isn’t able to meet these needs. When this happens, one thing a business may look into for filling these positions is bringing in workers from other countries.

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