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June 2017 Archives

The possibility of losing U.S. citizenship over a lie

What a foreign national desiring to become a citizen of the U.S. includes in their citizenship application and does during the naturalization process can have many major impacts. It could impact how quickly the process ends up going. It could also influence how likely the person is to achieve their goal of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Recently approved state budget touches on immigration detention

A state budget was recently approved by California’s legislature. The budget is expected to be signed by the governor. It has the potential to have impacts in many areas in the state, including immigration detention.

Please help us congratulate Angelica Navarro Sigala in her recent victory!

In Ramirez-Contreras v. Sessions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that California's Vehicle code section 2800.2 is not categorically a crime of moral turpitude, and thus, Petitioner is not statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal. Mr. Ramirez-Contreras' application for EOIR 42B Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents had been denied by the Immigration Judge on the basis that his conviction for California Vehicle Code 2800.2 rendered him ineligible.

Challenges immigrant military families face

Many people immigrate to the United States to escape the challenges of life back home, but for you, they had just begun. For the better part of three months, you faced the tests of military boot camp to earn your citizenship or green card. At the end of your training, you stood on a parade ground at the position of attention, raised your right hand and swore to uphold the principles of a country that you had just begun to know.

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