Tag Archives: illegal immigrants

CBP Announces Use of Body-Worn Cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their decision to expend CBP’s camera review program, including the integration of new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints, vessel boarding and interdictions, training academics and outbound operations at U.S. Ports of Entry, as well as mobile camera options in vehicles. Our Los […]

Military Parole in Place Green Card – Expert How To Guide

Parole of Spouse, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole. Military Parole-in-Place or “PIP” is an application for the spouse, children or parents […]

Important Information for DACA Recipients Who Received Three-Year Work Authorization

USCIS recently announced that recipients of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who received a Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card valid for three-years may need to return their EADs. On November 20, 2014, when President Obama announced expansions to the DACA program, it included extending the two-year validity period of the Deferred […]

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays an active role in the protection of victims of human trafficking, who often times are vulnerable people tricked into modern-day slavery and forced against their own will. Traffickers will often use their victim’s immigration status, or lack-there-of, to threaten victims into submission. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

House Republican Backs Legal Status for Immigrants

The Third-Ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) addressed his personal view on the contentious issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform during an interview in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, stay up to date with the latest news on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and are glad to see […]

UC President Napolitano Commits Funds to Aid UC Students who entered U.S. Illegally

The new UC president says she will dedicate $5 million in university funds for the purpose. She has encountered protests against her policies on deportation as head of Homeland Security. UC President Janet Napolitano, tackling one of the hot button issues facing her new leadership, announced Wednesday that she will authorize $5 million in university funds […]

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California Passes Bill Allowing Undocumented Aliens Driver’s Licenses

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office monitors important updates affecting the immigrant population in Los Angeles and across California. Late on the last night of the legislative session, California lawmakers passed a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. If the bill is signed by Governor Jerry Brown, it will be an important and […]

Question: Can I travel outside of the United States and return after obtaining Deferred Action?

Answer: Current policy for Deferred Action does not allow for traveling outside of the United States (Advance Parole). Traveling outside of the United States may result in triggering the 10-year bar because most clients who are approved for DACA have had unlawful presence issues (being in the U.S. unlawfully for more than one year).  DACA […]

Obama’s Proposed Legislation on Immigration to the United States

A bipartisan group of senators has presented a proposal for overhauling the US immigration system. The proposal includes new border security, more stringent checks on immigrants with visas, and programs to help businesses verify the legal status of their employees.  President Obama has submitted his own immigration reform proposal which would allow illegal immigrants to […]

Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

From Senators Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Marco Rubio, Michael Bennet, and Jeff Flake Introduction: We recognize that our immigration system is broken. And while border security has improved significantly over the last two Administrations, we still don’t have a functioning immigration system. This has created a situation where up […]