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  • Immigration Policy Changes Affecting Legal Immigrants in 2019

    The Trump administration in 2018 focused on finding ways to curtail legal immigration and increase the powers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce immigration laws. Although there are some updates and changes which have a negative impact on foreigners, others provide significant help. Immigrants will be affected by the following changes and updates in U.S. immigration law: ...
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  • Crimes that Can Result in Deportation

    According to U.S. immigration law, certain crimes in California can result in deportation if you are not a U.S. citizen. In fact, all immigrants--even green card holders--can be deported if they violate immigration laws. In general, immigrants can be deported if they are convicted of either a “crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony.” Furthermore, there are specific crimes that qualify ...
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  • Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely Without Bond Hearings, Supreme Court Rules

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in February that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and those seeking asylum, do not have the right to bond hearings every six months—essentially meaning the government is allowed to detain them indefinitely. The majority opinion—written by Justice Samuel Alto and joined by the court’s conservatives—said that the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court ...
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