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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Immigration in Perspective: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found to have improperly used public funds, lost multiple law suits for violating individuals civil rights, and used his office to maliciously prosecute political opponents.  These are not things he is accused of doing, they are cases which he lost.  He parades inmates through the streets in pink underwear.  These…

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Immigration In Perspective: Obama to start implementing new immigration policy

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In two memos issued to the ICE Prosecutor’s office this Thursday, the Obama Administration has finally announced how it plans to implement the new deportation and removal policy it issued last June (view the policy here), and our previous discussion here: Immigration In Perspective: Deport the Criminals First.  This new policy prioritizes the deportations of…

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Illegal Immigrants Retain Right to In-state Tuition at California Universities

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The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to California’s state law AB 540, that allows certain illegal immigrants who qualify as residents to pay in-state tuition. Currently under AB 540, any student, regardless of immigration status, who graduates from a California high school after attending for at least three years is entitled to in-state…

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In-state tuition for illegal immigrants in Wisconsin

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Wisconsin became the 11th state to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition (California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington are the other 10). To qualify the students must prove that they lived in Wisconsin for the 3 previous years, graduated from a Wisconsin High School, and sign an affidavit that…

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Border Shootout in San Diego!!

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Federal agents opened fire on three vans carrying over 70 suspected illegal immigrants, when the drivers tried to crash through the border crossing. “It’s not common, but we have had incidents of smuggling vehicles involving both drugs and humans trying to blow through the inspection booth,” said Ms. Mack. a spokesperson for Immigration and Customs…

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