Category Undocumented

Study Shows Immigrants Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A newly released report from the Partnership for the New American Economy as well as an analysis from MSNBC of Social Security data offer new evidence to support that immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, are significant contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs in the United States. The studies go on to provide […]

Proving EAD Eligibility for Applicants in Removal Proceedings/Deportation

At a liaison meeting in May 2014, the USCIS National Benefits Center confirmed that it will adjudicate and approve Employment Authorization application on Form I-765, for eligible person who are in deportation/removal proceedings, but noted that the burden is on the applicant to establish his or her eligibility for employment authorization. USCIS provided an overview […]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles eagerly await the release of each new month’s visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is a monthly report that shows movement in available visa numbers and these updates can greatly benefit our clients. The August 2014 visa bulletin indicates little movement and changes to available visa numbers from July’s visa numbers. There […]

Proposed Regulations and Document Examples for California Driver Licenses for Undocumented

Last night, a community meeting on AB 60 was held in Los Angeles, California. AB 60 is the bill that passed that will allow undocumented individuals to obtain a Driver License or Identification Card in California. The bill will go into law in January 2015. Last night at the community meeting, the document requirements, proposed […]

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Housed in Orange County

Some migrant children have found temporary refuge with an Orange County-based child welfare agency. Due to the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, this agency in Orange County is just one of many housing facilities across the United States. The Cittenton Services for Children and Families, operating programs […]

Michelle Obama on Immigration: Top Priority

  Michelle Obama sounded off yesterday on immigration, while participating in the swearing-in of 50 new U.S. citizens. The First Lady of the United States participating to express her ongoing support for stalled efforts in Congress to overhaul United States immigration law. “Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix […]

Steps to Take if Your Loved One is Taken into ICE Custody

We get a lot of frequent inquiries about this topic; what should I do if my relative has been taken by ICE? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws and detaining and deporting immigrants. The first thing to do is to not panic. It is important to understand what […]

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Requirements for Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Prior to March 2013, an undocumented immigrant seeking to obtain a Green Card through marriage had to first leave the United States and seek an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her home country, which could result in obtaining a 3 or 10 year bar from admission into the United […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

Court Rules Grant of TPS is an Admission for Adjustment of Status Purposes

Exciting news came last week when a decision from a District Court held that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission”into the United States. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), inspection and admission to the United States are requirements to be eligible to become a U.S. Lawful Permanent […]