201706.29
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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,…

201706.27
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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…

201703.01
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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…

201702.24
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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…