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Synopsis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
In the midst of immigration reform and bills going haywire, the immigrant youth can breathe a little more relaxed with the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under this executive action by former President Barack Obama, young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children can apply for work authorization and be protected from immediate deportation. (Read More)
Changes to deferred entry of judgment and the impact on immigrants (AB-208)
In California, a process called deferred entry of judgment allows people charged with a drug offense to go into drug treatment and have a clean slate if they complete it -- after they plead guilty. Immigrants, however, are at risk of accepting deferred entry of judgment because of the immigration consequences that occur upon pleading guilty. A guilty plea under federal law exposes non-citizens to deportation and permanent family separation even before they have the time to complete a drug treatment program. (Read More)
What you need to know about Family-Based Immigration In the U.S.
This article will give you a general understanding of how family-based immigration in the United States works and how it can help a foreign national get permanent residency (Green Card). (Read More)
SB-185 Proposed law regarding suspended licenses due to traffic fines.
A person convicted of a crime is required to pay a fine and/or fees within a certain deadline. Senate Bill 185 would require the court to determine whether a person is indigent and how much of any associated fine, fees, or other financial penalties that person can afford to pay. (Read More)
SB-180 - prior drug conviction - sentence enhancement
The California Senate took a step in addressing what numerous described as an expensive failed policy that worsened racial disparities in sentencing by passing SB-180. (Read More)