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July 2014 Archives

What are the minimum requirements to apply for DACA?

Imagine that, at the age of five, you were brought into the United States under illegal circumstances. Your parents decided at that time that it was beneficial for the whole family to attempt an entry into the country. You were successful, and your family has been living in the U.S. ever since. However, you live in constant fear that one random encounter with the police could lead to a massive investigation into your lack of citizenship, one that would eventually result in your (and possibly your family's) deportation.

Immigration activist detained after visiting US-Mexico border

In our last post, we talked about the growing humanitarian crisis at the border of the United States and Mexico. Tens of thousands of children are being left there after their families sent them to the U.S. with the hope of them crossing the border. Now, this humanitarian crisis has led to an immigration activist and self-outted undocumented immigrant being arrested in a border town.

Humanitarian crisis at the border draws criticism of 'dreamers'

One of the hot button issues of recent weeks has been the sudden influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States. As a result, thousands of them are being left at the US-Mexico border, causing a massive humanitarian crisis and prompting a major debate about our immigration policies.

TRUST Act limits detention powers in California

Immigration detention will remain a hot topic in California and, really, all across the country until definitive and actionable change takes place within the immigration system. Programs like Secure Communities terrorize people who do not have U.S. citizenship, even though they may be good, honest, hardworking people.

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