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June 2018 Archives

Supreme Court upholds Muslim travel ban

The Supreme Court closes out its session with a ruling on Tuesday, June 26 of one of the most controversial cases before the bench this year. The divided bench ruled 5-4 to uphold President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries, viewing it as a valid exercise of the executive branch’s authority. The court also didn’t view singling out Muslims as religious persecution in the face of national security concerns.

Confusion on the border after Trump reversal

The president signed an executive order on June 20th that has reversed course on separating migrant parents from their children. This is good news for the families seeking a better way of life. However, the abrupt change has left officials scrambling to come up with solutions to reunite families while sorting what “zero tolerance” means in light of the policy shift.

Justice Department asks for delay of DACA injunction

Texas and six other states (none of which are California) have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2012 program created by the Obama administration to protect 700,000 young immigrants who entered the country from being deported.

Trump blames Dems for separating asylum seekers from their kids

The president’s platform regarding immigration has been controversial from his earliest days as a candidate. The recent escalation in the spring of 2018 now involves more aggressive actions from the administration in separating detained asylum seekers from their children.

What are “sanctuary cities”?

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve probably seen the term “sanctuary city” as part of the national debate on immigration. But what are sanctuary cities, exactly? Do they exist in California? And what do they mean for you?

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