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April 2017 Archives

What does the court ruling against defunding sanctuary areas say?

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Trump's executive order threatening to defund sanctuary areas was just that -- a threat. Rather than issuing an overarching policy of denying all federal funding to cities, counties and states that refuse to play along with the Trump Administration's agenda, the executive order was largely ineffectual, the judge wrote in a 49-page ruling.

Is enforcement rush violating special immigrant juveniles' rights?

If there's one problem with rushing, it's that you might skip things. In the case of rushing through legal processes, the problem is that certain issues may not get their full hearing. That's a real problem when those issues relate to due process or others of our treasured values -- or when the people needing a full, fair hearing are especially vulnerable.

California named the most immigrant-friendly state

Many things can prove challenging for immigrants when it comes to moving to the United States. Among these are immigration matters. There are a wide variety of rules regarding who is eligible to immigrate to America. Also, the process for applying for visas that would allow one to live and work in the U.S. can have a wide range of complex aspects.

Could a prenup have immigration impacts?

Some events in a person’s life can give rise to family immigration issues. One such event is getting married to a person from a foreign country. When a U.S. citizen marries a foreign national, one immigration option that opens up is that they may be able to pursue a green card for their spouse.

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