The Basics: I’m Undocumented Do I Qualify Under The Expansion of Deferred Action Just Announced?

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In his November 20th announcement President Obama expanded his policy of providing deferred action and work authorization to long-term residents of the US. From the little we know so far, the expansion includes individuals who’ve been residing in the US since 1/1/2010 if they fall into either of two categories: 1. Are the parent of…

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Obama’s War of Attrition

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In Artesia New Mexico, hours from the nearest metropolitan area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has set up a prison solely for the purposes of detaining children and their mothers while they await determination of their claims for refugee status in the US.  ICE’s policy is to detain all of the children and their mothers…

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Immigration in Perspective: Education in the Alabama Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Yesterday in Alabama, a federal judge refused to enjoin certain provisions of Alabama’s new restrictionist immigration law, while enjoining other sections of the law.  Among the sections that the judge refused to enjoin was a requirement that school officials verify the immigration status of students and parents.  Although there are many troubling provisions that will…

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