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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…

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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…

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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…

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Warning !!! Get off and Stay off public benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps.

There are credible reports that the next point of attack by President Trump against immigrants will be those who are receiving public benefits such as medicaid and food stamps.  Donald Trump and his Chief anti-immigrant strategist, Steve Bannon, appear poised to launch another executive order directing the various Federal agencies to formulate a list of…