Category: Immigration


Trump Administration Publishes Proposed Rule on Public Charge

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published in the Federal Register proposed changes to how the federal government determines whether an immigrant is likely to become a “public charge.” Individuals applying for seeking adjustment of a status or a visa must establish that they are not likely…

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AG Becerra Issues Guidance and Model Policies on Immigrant Access to Public Facilities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities throughout the state remain accessible to all California residents. Pursuant to SB 54 (Chapter 495, Statutes of 2017), the California Attorney General was required to consult appropriate stakeholders and publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest…

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National Academies to Hold November Workshop in Oakland

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity will be holding a one-day workshop in Oakland entitled Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health on Tuesday, November 28. The workshop will feature invited speaker presentations and discussions that examine the history of immigration laws and policies and…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Freeze on Immigration Ban

Yesterday, a panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration’s request to overturn US District Court Judge Robart’s ruling that placed a nationwide temporary restraining order on the Administration’s Executive Order imposing a travel ban on travelers coming from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.  California,…

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White House Issues Executive Order on Immigration

Last Friday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that restricted immigration into the country from seven countries identified as “majority Muslim,” suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days, and barred entry to the US for all Syrian refugees indefinitely.  The order was met with a great amount of confusion, protests at airports across the country,…

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