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January 2018 Archives

Exploring green card options for immigrant entrepreneurs, part 1

Many entrepreneurs emigrate from other countries for the business opportunities that the United States can provide. Even though U.S. law enforcement has been tightening restrictions on immigration, it has not discouraged the many foreign-born entrepreneurs who hope to establish a business here. Rather, it has only motivated these entrepreneurs to explore their options for acquiring a green card.

Massive immigration raid rumored for Northern California

Our friends, family and neighbors in Northern California may be facing a major immigration raid from United States Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that ICE officials will likely undertake a major immigration sweep through the Bay Area that could result in over 1,500 arrests.

Trump administration aims to end DACA via Supreme Court

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been a thorny issue for the Trump administration. The program, which allows undocumented immigrants who’ve been in the U.S. since childhood to remain, has proven difficult to do away with. DACA’s popularity, coupled with its seemingly impervious position to legal challenges, has made it a contentious issue for an administration that has repeatedly sought to dismantle it.

California has 3 of the top 10 cities in the US for immigrants

It is no secret that the Trump administration has ramped up its efforts against immigration. The administration’s widespread crackdown has made it difficult for many immigrants to find a safe and welcoming home in the country that they love.To combat the widespread animosity toward the immigrant community, several cities have increased their efforts to attract newcomers from all countries. A new list examines some of these cities and ranks them according to how welcoming they are for immigrants.

Trump’s plans to end DACA involve a border wall

This fall, the Trump administration officially announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Last week, the president and Republican lawmakers were attempting to come up with a solution for the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. An agreement on funding and a permanent replacement plan for DACA youth needs to be reached by January 19, 2018.

More employers are threatening to deport immigrant workers

Many foreign-born nationals live with the constant worry of someone questioning their immigration status, threatening to deport them or even contacting the authorities to detain them. As it turns out, this fear may be warranted. In the past two years, the number of immigrants whose employers have threatened to have them deported has risen dramatically.

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