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Woman denied entry despite valid tourist visa

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently denied entry of a Mexican businesswoman who intended to visit her aging parents in Maryland. According to a story in the Washington Post and other media outlets, the woman who owns a travel agency and rental property business in Mexico with her husband had visited the U.S. frequently yet never overstayed her visa.  

ICE is now targeting undocumented immigrants via text

If you’re an undocumented immigrant in the U.S., you’ve probably been on edge since Trump took office—announcing targeted action to deport anyone without the requisite permissions to live here. You may have an immigration lawyer on standby. Perhaps you and your family have made a plan of action, in case you’re ever approached by federal authorities. What you may not have prepared for, however, is for immigration officials to text you.

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.

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 retaliates against sanctuary cities with court raids

Immigrants often suffer an undeserved reputation in America as being criminal or dangerous. The truth is that many immigrants just want a peaceful life for themselves and their family. However, immigration enforcement has grown increasingly harsh.

Massive immigration raid rumored for Northern California

Our friends, family and neighbors in Northern California may be facing a major immigration raid from United States Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that ICE officials will likely undertake a major immigration sweep through the Bay Area that could result in over 1,500 arrests.

ICE must use due process if detaining teen immigrants

A recent class action lawsuit has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may not detain teenage immigrant without the use of due process. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Northern California recently won a federal class-action lawsuit that they filed on behalf of immigrant minors who were arrested and unlawfully detained on allegations of gang membership.

Concerns arising regarding check-ins and immigration arrests

The circumstances under which immigrants end up in immigration detention here in the U.S. vary greatly. Immigration arrests can occur in many different situations. A recent Vice News article raises questions as to whether it is becoming more common for immigrants to face such arrests, and rapid deportation, following immigration check-ins.

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