Immigration

  • Advocates Call Trump Legal Immigration Proposal Racist, Inhumane

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — Immigrant-rights groups are calling President Trump’s proposal to cut legal immigration by half racist and mean-spirited. On Wednesday August 2nd, the president endorsed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, which would favor English-speaking, high-skill immigrants...
  • City of Oakland Moves To Terminate ICE Agreement With Police Department

    Public Safety Committee Votes This Week on ICE Resolution and Civil Rights Ordinance Oakland, CA- This week the Public Safety committee of the Oakland City Council will consider a resolution from at-large representative Rebecca Kaplan to terminate agreements between the Oakland Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),...
  • Immigration Advocates Speak Out After President Hints at Compromise

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — California immigrant rights groups say they’re puzzled and want more details after President Trump sent conflicting signals about immigration on Tuesday February 28th. First, the president reportedly told a group of news anchors that he’s open to some sort of compromise...
  • Immigration Raids: What to Know

    Supervisor Dave Cortese Rumors about immigration raids in our county have surfaced over the past few weeks. The rumors have spread across social media, but none were ever confirmed. Understandably, many are trying to inform their immigrant friends and colleagues in an effort to keep them safe. Unfortunately, without...
  • Bay Area Mayors Respond Collectively to Trump Administration Immigration Policy

    On Wednesday January 25th the mayors of the Bay Area’s three largest cities, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, and the City of Berkeley spoke out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. They reaffirmed their commitment to working together to address the many challenges the region faces from...
  • San Jose to Provide More Resources for Fearful Immigrants

    Estephany Haro El Observador As the days get closer for President Obama to pass on the Oval Office to president-elect Donald Trump, some cities are preparing to bring protection to immigrants. San Jose presented a plan on Tuesday at the City Hall to provide “safe spaces” for immigrants in...
  • DAPA & EXPANDED DACA UPDATE

    By Raul Ray, Esq.      All across the country, undocumented immigrants have been anxiously waiting and holding out hope that the Obama deferred actions programs better known as the Expanded DACA and DAPA programs would take affect before the end of the year.      On Monday, those...
  • Immigration Corner

    By Raul Ray, Esq. Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the eligibility requirements pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).   Applicants granted U.S. citizenship are able to vote in federal elections and...
  • USCIS TO ALLOW APPLICANTS WHO ARE THE SPOUSE OR PARENT OF LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS TO APPLY FOR THE I-601A WAIVER

    Immigration Corner

    SPOUSE OR PARENT OF PERMANENT RESIDENTS CAN APPLY FOR PROVISIONAL WAIVER USCIS TO ALLOW APPLICANTS WHO ARE THE SPOUSE OR PARENT OF LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS TO APPLY FOR THE I-601A PROVISIONAL WAIVER By Raul Ray, Esq. An undocumented immigrant who has been in the USA unlawfully, and who wants...

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