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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.

“Ineligible” parents try to get kids back amid chaos

There are still hundreds of immigrant parents who still need to be reunited with an estimated 650 children well after the deadline set by federal judge has passed. Some have even been deemed “ineligible” to get their children back. One reason for this is that officials believe they were smuggling children for profit. Other reasons include the child had been traveling with relative other than the parent; or they are the parent has a criminal record or has been caught trying to enter the country before by ICE. Some are given no reason at all.

Reuniting 430 deported parents with their children

The challenge of reuniting separated children and parents is still a long way from complete despite a federal judge’s deadline. However, this issue will be even more difficult for officials as they attempt to find the 430 parents deported while their children remain detained here in the U.S.

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.

Common red flags in a K-1 fiancé visa application

If you’ve fallen in love with an American and want to come to the U.S. to get married, you have a deep emotional interest in getting your visa application accepted. The success of this application can have life-changing implications on your future as a couple.

New Immigration Policy Could Separate Children From Parent

Candidate Donald Trump made the issue of border security a cornerstone of his presidential campaign. Now the latest salvo in the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign to discourage illegal crossings is that every person caught illegally crossing the border will now face federal prosecution, regardless of whether they have their children with them. In the past, families crossing the border would be detained together, charged with a misdemeanor federal offense, and then later released rather than prosecuting them.

The shifting demographics of US immigrants

In the 242 years since it was founded, the United States has become a destination for immigrants all over the world. The country is now known as a cultural melting pot that is home to hundreds of cultures. In fact, the U.S.’s population is now composed of 15 percent of foreign-born residents.

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.

ICE may be using Facebook to monitor immigrants

Facebook is currently embroiled in a major scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that sought to influence the U.S. Presidential election by using millions of Facebook users’ personal data. But there is another controversy involving Facebook and users’ private information that has largely flown under the radar. A new report indicates that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be using the social media platform to identify, monitor and locate immigrants.

What is the visa process for visitors to California?

For Californians who have family members living in other countries, visits are very precious. It is probably rare to travel out of the country to visit family, or to have relatives fly to the U.S. for a brief stay. When your relatives do fly in, you want to make sure that their stay goes as smoothly s possible.

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