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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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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…

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…

201702.23
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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…