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December 2017 Archives

Trump may separate families to discourage illegal immigration

Many of the immigrants who come to the United States are trying to secure a better future for their families. With few opportunities for advancement in their countries of origin, the United States seems like an opportunity for a better life. However, if the Trump administration’s new measures to separate immigrant families are successful, that may all change.

Federal inquiry finds significant issues at ICE detention centers

A federal investigation of four detainment centers used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) found immigrant treatment lacking. The centers from the investigation were in California, Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico.

Ex-Marine wins case, returns to US after deportation to Mexico

Fifteen years ago, a former Marine was deported to Mexico after being convicted for a minor crime. Over the years, he never gave up in his fight to return to the United States. Now, he will be allowed to return to his home in Iowa to be with his family.

ICE must use due process if detaining teen immigrants

A recent class action lawsuit has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may not detain teenage immigrant without the use of due process. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Northern California recently won a federal class-action lawsuit that they filed on behalf of immigrant minors who were arrested and unlawfully detained on allegations of gang membership.

Over 900 DACA applicants rejected due to mail error

Without a doubt, government bureaucracy and red tape can cause a lot of headaches. Usually, these are small issues that are resolved fairly quickly. Recently, though, there was a major bureaucratic mishap that affected nearly a thousand people. Due to a mailing delay, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly rejected the work renewal applications of over 900 immigrants.

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