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November 2018 Archives

Can citizenship be taken away?

Becoming a naturalized citizen is one of the most important days in the lives of all who go through the process. Many will feel a great sense of relief, feeling that the days of uncertainty are behind them. However, others shift their concern to losing citizenship they worked so hard to get.

Judge stalls Trump's attempt to block illegal asylum seekers

A U. S. District Judge in Houston has stalled the enforcement of a new rule by the Trump administration that would block asylum seekers who cross the border illegally. This is yet another setback for the president and his efforts to impose his own restrictions without the approval of Congress. This ruling is in response to several legal groups who sued the president after he issued a proclamation saying asylum seekers who did not use official ports of entry would not be eligible for asylum. According to the administration, this is in response to the caravans of asylum seekers moving north through Mexico.

Courts blocks Trump’s attempt to end DACA

A Federal Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit last week blocked the Trump administration’s latest attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This ruling agreed with a judge’s decision last January that the president did not have the authority to rescind the program. This is good news for an estimated 700,000 individuals who were brought to the U.S. as young children by parents who immigrated without documentation.

Dem’s control of the U.S. House means new oversight for president

The incoming majority leader for the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi covered many topics during her acceptance speech on the night of the mid-term elections. The overall theme is that President Trump will have new checks and balances since the Republican Party will no longer control both legislative branches of government, which are the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Extending your stay in the United States

Whether you are student, a worker or are simply visiting, there are several reasons a person may want to extend their stay in the United States. If you are grappling with the idea of staying longer than your student or work visa allows, it may be in your best interests to investigate applying for a temporary nonimmigrant visa.

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