201702.25
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Reports of ICE officers stopping cars and people on the streets probably false

Rumors are that ICE check points are currently ongoing somewhere in North Hollywood as well as on Van Nuys Boulevard near the 101 Freeway on/off ramps.  These are UNCONFIRMED reports and look to be false.  ICE currently does not have any check points or road blocks set up other than the permanent ones, for example…

201702.24
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ICE raids ongoing

News reports show that ICE officers are detaining individuals from neighborhoods and other locations (outside courthouses, etc.)  Fortunately, most of the aggressive activity is centered outside California but immigrants are urged to remain diligent.  According to ICE they are only doing “targeted” raids in California and there are no “check points” set up. Know your…

201702.24
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New Travel Ban expected soon

President Trump’s new travel ban affecting refugees and people from the seven countries listed (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya) will be barred from entry for some set period of time.  The White House is looking for evidence to support their contention that terrorists are arriving through the refugee program from these seven…

201702.23
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ICE check in appointments Los Angeles

DHS secretary Kelly has issued guidance for ICE officers during the Trump presidency on February 20, 2017. I participated in an ICE check-in yesterday (February 21, 2017)  with two of my clients.  They have no criminal records but outstanding removal orders.  They have pending requests to reopen and rescind their removal orders pursuant to approved…

201702.22
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DHS issues guideline memos on detention and removal

DHS Secretary Kelly has now issued multiple “memos” which are instructions on how the ICE officers should act in accordance with the President Trump executive orders.  The new guideline memos instruct ICE officers to detain any illegal alien which they deem to be either a threat to society or someone who has been convicted of…

201702.15
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Federal Judge in Virginia issues an order stopping Trump’s travel ban in that State

In the State of Virginia another favorable ruling against Trump’s executive order was made.  Federal Judge Brinkema issued an order stopping Trump’s Muslim travel ban from applying to members of the seven countries specified but only as it relates to people from Virginia.  The stay order is not nationwide like it is in the 9th…