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April 2018 Archives

LGBTQ asylum seekers face an excruciating wait

The United States has some of the most progressive laws in the world when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Though many LGBTQ Americans still face de facto discrimination, the country’s laws permit same-sex marriage, allow same-sex couples to adopt children and provide many other forms of protection. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where its residents can openly love someone of the same gender.

Supreme Court will allow California immigrant to remain in US

For immigrants who are living in the United States, deportation is an ever-present fear. With anti-immigration sentiment seeming to grow stronger every day, many immigrants are concerned for their futures. The current administration has made numerous changes to immigration policy that makes it easier than ever for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest, detain and deport foreign nationals.

ICE arrests nearly 100 people in largest workplace raid ever

It seems that every day brings news of another crackdown from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Over the past several months, the agency has steadily intensified its efforts against immigrants. This has led many critics of ICE to express concern that the agency is becoming frighteningly aggressive toward undocumented immigrants.

Justice Department halting legal advice program for immigrants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a temporary halt for a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation. The Justice Department halted the program until an audit for cost effectiveness is complete.

Fact-checking Trump’s latest claims about immigration

President Donald Trump recently made several controversial and unsubstantiated claims about immigration. He spoke to several reporters on Tuesday, then taking to Twitter to unleash a barrage of misleading and incorrect information related to immigration policy. The reaction to his statements was swift: Anti-immigration activists latched on to his claims while reporters, policymakers, immigration activists and immigrants repeatedly presented evidence to refute his falsehoods.

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