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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…

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…

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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…

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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…