Tag Archives: Deportation Defense

Three steps to prepare for immigration raid

Many undocumented immigrant live under the fear of that knock on the door by the ICE agents. These raids often occur suddenly and there might be no time to make preparation or to notify family members. Here are the steps that you can do to be better prepared in the event ICE officers come knocking. […]

What crimes can lead to my deportation in California? (8 U.S.C. 1227)

If you are a legal alien living in California, you may be at risk of being deported if you have committed a deportable offense. Only certain criminal convictions lead to deportation in the United States. According to 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2), you can be deported if you commit any of the following offenses: (1)    An aggravated […]

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Immigration Custom & Enforcement (ICE)’s New Memo on the Subject of National Detainee Policy

Immigration Custom & Enforcement (ICE) has issued a new memorandum on the subject of national detainee policy. National detainee policy is the directive that allows local law enforcement to put an immigration hold on subjects who are suspected to have no immigration status. This new memo from ICE for detainers in the Federal, State, Local […]

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California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families”

Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB2015 and SB1064 – which address the nightmare scenarios that can befall parents and their children caught up in the immigration system. The recent report Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigrant Enforcement and the Child Welfare System describes the issue in […]

Improving Non-citizens’ Access to Legal Representation

Right to an Attorney? Recent Moves Should Make Legal Representation More Accessible for Non-citizens US citizens often consider access to an attorney a given and as a result, many citizens may not know that those going through the immigration process may not have that same right.  The Department of Homeland Security has received pressure by […]