Immigration Lawyers Applaud CA Health Care for the Undocumented

The state of California has announced a proposal to become the first state in the nation to offer full health coverage to undocumented adults, even as the Trump administration intensifies its crackdown by separating families at the border and has opposed California cities such as San Francisco who are deemed “sanctuary cities” for undocumented immigrants. Our immigration attorneys are constantly up to date in changes in immigration law and policy.

The proposal would build on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015 decision to extend health coverage to all children, regardless of immigration status.

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6 States Sue to End DACA

Six states, mostly in the South and led by the Texas Attorney General, have filed a suit alleging the President did not have the executive power when President Obama signed DACA into law in 2012. Meanwhile, California and other states have also sued to keep DACA open but contending that President Trump does not have the power to end DACA. The Department of Homeland Security has less than 90 days to clarify their position and, if not successful, this suit may even allow those who have never filed DACA to file initial requests.

Our immigration attorneys are keeping up to date so that we can continue to help our clients who are Dreamers, hopefully including those who have never been able to initially file for DACA. To contact our immigration lawyers for a free consultation contact our immigration law office at (415) 513-4533 or toll free at (877) 626-3771. You may also contact our lead immigration attorney via email by clicking here. 

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Dreamers, DACA and University Diplomas

Despite the president’s attempts to end DACA, which has been stopped at least temporarily by California and other State Lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security, additional states, Nebraska, Indiana and other states Trump won in 2016 are pushing back on the Administration and supporting Dreamers, whom they believe have offered a positive contribution to their state economy and business environment.

Our immigration attorneys keep up to date on changes in immigration law and policy.

 To contact our immigration lawyers for a free consultation contact our immigration law office at (415) 513-4533 or toll free at (877) 626-3771. You may also contact our lead immigration attorney via email by clicking here. 

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US Visa Entry Vetting by Social Media

The U.S State Dept has announced plans to inspect social media contacts of foreign visitors from certain countries entering on Visas. Our immigration lawyers have been made aware that those requesting US visas have been asked for their passwords and usernames by Customs and Border Patrol and now it seems the government is taking this a step further by requesting applicants to disclose their usernames and/or passwords dating back several years so that one’s social media history can be reviewed before determining if one is able to enter the US on a visa.

Our immigration attorneys are keeping up to date on current changes to immigration law and policy.

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Immigration Lawyers Filing for DACA after USCIS Reopens Renewals

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the DACA program has been reopened for those whose DACA had expired before DACA was rescinded by the president in last year. Our immigration attorneys have been working with clients who are eligible to renew or file a new request so that we can file for our clients as soon as possible.

In a statement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said that “until further notice,” the Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, “will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded” in September, when President Trump moved to end it.

The agency said on Saturday that people who were previously granted deferred action under the program could request a renewal if it had expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016. People who had previously received DACA, but whose deferred action had expired before Sept. 5, 2016, cannot renew, but can instead file a new request, the agency said.

However, those who have never filed DACA, has had their DACA expired for over 1 year or whose DACA has been terminated by USCIS, cannot file for an initial or renewal request.

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Federal Judge Enjoins DHS from Halting DACA Renewals

When DACA ends in March of this year, pursuant to an order from the U.S Attorney General, it is estimated up to 1000 current DACA recipients will lose status each and every day. The California Attorney General, along with other entities, filed suit in San Francisco asking a Federal District Court Judge to issue an injunction prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security for eliminating DACA. That request was granted pending a full hearing on the merits of the case and our immigration attorneys are awaiting further information and updates to find out if we can file DACA renewals for our clients facing the expiration of their work authorization.
Meanwhile Democrats in Washington are threatening a government shut down if DACA is not resolved prior to March when the program is supposed to end.

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TPS Discontinued for 200,000 from El Salvador

The Department t of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered El Salvadoran’s granted Temporary Protective Status and work authorization to depart the U.S. before September of 2019 or face deportation. It is unclear if work permits that are to expire in 2018 can be renewed at this point but our immigration lawyers are carefully monitoring USCIS policy for any updates. There are approximately an equal number of U.S citizen children of TPS holders, 200,000 who would either leave the U.S. or be left behind while their parents are deported or forced to leave the U.S.
Many TPS holders have U.S. citizen spouses who could adjust their status to permanent residence prior to this occurring. Our immigration attorneys have filed applications for several clients who have valid TPS and are filing for permanent residence, or green cards, through U.S. citizen spouses. Otherwise, those with TPS who cannot adjust status will face being placed in immigration court or removal proceedings.

To contact our immigration lawyers for a free consultation contact our immigration law office at (415) 513-4533 or toll free at (877) 626-3771. You may also contact our lead immigration attorney via email by clicking here. 

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Immigration Lawyers Oppose ICE in Courthouses

Our judicial system is under attack from one of the very agencies charged with protecting it; namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE, its enforcement arm. All of us, including the undocumented, have the right to pursue actions in court whether it be to seek protection from an abuser or bring an action on a debt someone owes.

However, ICE is using the Courthouse as a convenient location to pick up the undocumented even without a warrant. Our immigration attorneys stand ready to protect those who are targeted by ICE.

For those who are concerned about appearing in court they should contact an immigration lawyer prior to determine what their rights are and what protections they have against police abuse especially Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Immigration Lawyers Argue DACA Was Constitutional

The current president ended DACA on March 5th of this year arguing it was unconstitutional for his predecessor to take executive action to grant DACA relief to 800,000 “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Then President Trump stated that if Congress did not legislate DACA into law he would reconsider starting up te program again by executive order. This argument of course undermines the Justice Departments argument that the original Obama Order was unconstitutional beyond the executive powers of the president.

Our Immigration attorneys are looking for other options for our DACA clients who may be able to adjust status to permanent residence through marriage to a U.S. citizen or resident spouse, military parole-in-place, or other options such as asylum and cancellation of removal.

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Court Orders DHS to Release DACA Documents

The California Attorney General and other interested parties have convinced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release documents related to President’s Trump ending of the DACA program. Our immigration attorneys helped hundreds of clients file for and renew DACA before the program was terminated and are now looking for other options through I-601A waivers, adjustment of status, military parole in place, etc.

Despite Trump’s promise to work out a solution to protect Dreamers he and his party have done nothing to protect these deserving Dreamers. And time is running out since many of the 800,000 youths who have DACA will soon see their work permits terminated if Congress fails to take action.

 To contact our immigration lawyers for a free consultation contact our immigration law office at (415) 513-4533 or toll free at (877) 626-3771. You may also contact our lead immigration attorney via email by clicking here. 

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