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Exceptions to the Travel ban now explained by US Govt

The US State Department has now issued their guidance on what constitutes the “close ties” to the United States which the US Supreme Court says will operate as an exception to the Muslim Travel Ban (from those named six countries).  Family members who are in the United States who are US Citizen children, spouses, parents,…

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Supreme Court decision narrowly reinstates part of Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Here is a breakdown of the Supreme Court decision – June 26, 2017.  This is only a preliminary decision and is not the final decision on the legal actions challenging President Trump’s travel ban. * According to the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday, parts of the second Travel Ban are now in effect while the Supreme…

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California Senate Bill 54 aims to hinder ICE activities in California

California legislator Kevin De Leon has initiated SB 54 in the attempt “to get our local law enforcement officers out of the business of enforcing federal immigration policy” according to Rep. De Leon.  California appreciates their immigrant communities and realizes that they are an engine for economic growth and not a detriment to society.  Therefore,…

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Dreamers hoping for a “bridge”

Attention Dreamers:  We need the Bridge Act to pass into law in the U.S. Congress. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are promoting the so-called Bridge Act, which would allow at least 740,000 young immigrants who have gotten deportation reprieves and work permits under Obama’s DACA program will keep those benefits for three…

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Resistance is organizing

I just attended this informative meeting with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s general counsel, Mr. Anuj Gupta, and representatives with the National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Law Center, CARE, and others.  We have vowed to fight President Trump and his efforts to curtail due process of law, scare immigrant communities, and detain people unnecessarily.  Neighborhoods…