Supreme Court votes in favor of anti-undocumented law in Arizona

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-3 vote, this morning upheld an Arizona law that allows the state to severely punish companies that hire undocumented immigrants and authorizes the mandatory use of the federal E-Verify program to verify the immigration status of employees. In its resolution, the majority of ... Read more

Federal Court Upholds Partial Block of S.B. 1070

The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals today decided to uphold restrictions against the implementation of sections of S.B. 1070, including the most controversial - the one that would force law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of all persons they "suspect" to be unlawfully present in ... Read more

Confusion about visas for same-sex couples

Immigration authorities on Monday hinted that decisions on immigration cases involving same-sex couples would be postponed. But today, a spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told reporters that after a legal review by Department of Homeland Security attorneys, it was concluded that the law prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from ... Read more

Republican senators propose denying citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants

Republican Senators David Vitter (Louisiana) and Rand Paul (Kentucky) on Thursday introduced a proposal in the U.S. Senate to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants born in the country. The initiative seeks to annul the right of automatic citizenship to children born in this country, unless they are ... Read more

Illegally terminated immigrant with TPS reinstated

Santos Delacruz Hernandez, who was illegally fired by his company, returned to work today. Thanks to my intervention and the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Hernandez was reinstated to his job. I especially want to thank attorney Jennifer Sultan and investigator Sergio Esquivel of the Department of Justice for all of their ... Read more

Senate vote on DREAM Act postponed

The Senate was supposed to vote this morning to begin debate on S.3992, known as the DREAM Act. But with a lack of votes and the danger that the DREAM Act will be rejected, the Senate passed the motion to move the vote on the bill to the next ... Read more

USCIS offers fee waiver application form

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Salvadoran woman under TPS gets her driver's license renewed

I am very happy to inform you that yesterday Susy Alvarez, a Salvadoran girl whom I helped for free, got her driver's license renewed. I met Susy at the Consulate General of El Salvador in Los Angeles, where I periodically give free consultations to people in need. When I met with her on ... Read more

TPS man denied driver's license in North Carolina

[et_pb_section fb_built="1″ admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25″ background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4″ _builder_version="3.25″ custom_padding="||||" custom_padding__hover="||||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="3.27.4″ background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"]On Monday I reported that California had mistakenly suspended unemployment benefits for several people protected by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) whose employment authorization cards expired on September 9, 2010, ... Read more

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