It was the most controversial case of 2015. A 54-year-old undocumented immigrant shot and killed a 32-year-old woman while she was posing for pictures with her father. Politically, the case was used as an argument as to why immigration laws needed to be tightened, and border security increased. However, a … Continue reading Not Guilty! So Why Is This Undocumented Immigrant Still Being Deported?
It’s no secret that right now, being an immigrant in our country is very difficult. Since taking office, the Trump administration has already started revamping legal immigration policy, which has caused paperwork to increase dramatically. However, not everyone in Washington is working against immigrants, and some support may be found … Continue reading Are Republicans Ready to Support Dreamers?
The Trump administration has made another move that will change the way immigration works moving forward. In September, it was announced that the administration would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. However, officials haven’t completely shut the door on Dreamers, as Congress was given a six-month … Continue reading Why Are Big Companies Supporting Dreamers?
In early October 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that would vastly limit who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. The bill, Senate Bill 54, will take effect in January, making California a “sanctuary state.” Opponents of the … Continue reading California to Become “Sanctuary State.” What Does It Mean?
It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been cracking down on immigration, but some may be surprised at the extra hoops being added to the legal immigration policy. The paperwork for legal immigration is being doubled, tripled, or even more. Worse, the new forms and documents have incredibly vague … Continue reading Trump Administration Attacks Immigration Policy
Since his candidacy, Donald Trump has taken a hardline approach to immigration. His plan to apply “extreme vetting” to visitors and immigrants to the United States is already taking shape with a new interview mandate that will be required to obtain a green card. The United States Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading Green Card Hurdles Introduced By Trump Administration
In Maslenjak v. United States, the Justices of the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the contention that the government could revoke the naturalization of an individual that made a minor misstatement at their naturalization interview or their N-400 application. The lawyer for the government argued that something as minor as failing to … Continue reading Power to Revoke US Citizenship Limited by Supreme Court
After lower courts repeatedly shot down Donald Trump’s travel ban for unfairly targeting Muslims from certain countries, the Supreme Court allowed a revised version as of Monday, June 26, 2016. The decision all but allows Trump to now boast a victory. The travel ban affects travelers from six countries that … Continue reading Trump’s Travel Ban: Who is Affected?
On May 1st, 2017, it was announced that Congress would again be dodging a “government shutdown” bullet by passing a federal spending bill known as the. Often referred to as an “omnibus bill” or a “stop gap” measure, this approach funds the federal government in full until individual annual agency … Continue reading Federal Spending Bill and Immigration
Sweta Khandelwal, U.S. Immigration Attorney at The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal, speaks about President Donal Trumps’ Executive Order “Buy American, Hire American.”