Monthly Archives: October 2015

Here without papers? But married to a U.S. citizen? You may have options

Many immigrants from Mexico came to the U.S. as young children. Often they were driven across the border through the port of entry at San Ysidro or elsewhere, and waved through by border inspectors. This was before 9/11 and tight

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Long Waits for Iraqi Refugees

In recent days and weeks I have been contacted by Iraqis eager to bring their family members to the United States. Unfortunately, the waiting period for refugees and their families can stretch into years before a visa becomes available. This

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4-year wait for asylum interviews in Los Angeles

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services recently released a bulletin on the waiting period for interviews for asylum applicants. It’s not looking good. The waiting period for an asylum interview is extremely long, especially for Los Angeles. Asylum applicants who filed

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    03/31/2020

    Social distancing has been mandated in many places throughout the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to detain approximately 38,000 people in close quarters. This conflicts with medical […]

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    03/30/2020

    We are in the midst of a crisis unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. We are scared and scrambling to protect ourselves and the ones that we love. This is normal and understandable. However, if we’re not mindful, the spread of the coronavirus and the accompanying fear could […]