TRAVEL WARNING

TRAVEL WARNING: Trump has issued an Executive Order Implementing a Ban on Admission to The U.S. of Individual from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries. Processing of immigration applications may also be affected. Individuals from the 7 countries specified in the Executive Order are […]

KALW 91.7 “Call-An-Immigration-Lawyer Night” on January 11, 2017 (7pm to 8pm)

Chuck Finney of “Your Legal Rights” on KALW 91.7 SF Local Public Radio will host a “Call-An Immigration-Lawyer Night” on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7PM to 8PM (online kalw.org). During the show, immigration attorneys will be available both on-air […]

We Stand With You

To say our office was disappointed and disheartened by the results of the November 8, 2016 election would be an understatement. However, we stand firmly against the politics of fear and xenophobia. We are committed to protecting the constitutional and […]

“Advance Parole” Can Help Some DACA Recipients Obtain Lawful Permanent Residence

Individuals, including those with DACA, who entered the U.S. without permission, can’t easily get lawful permanent status (or “green card”), even if they have a close U.S. citizen family member who can petition for them. This is because they are […]

Immigration Panel at LGBT Rural Summit Series in Visalia, CA on July 21st

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Campaign for Southern Equality, National Center for Lesbian Rights and True Colors Fund invites you to the National LGBT Rural Summit Series. The Summit Series will be held on Thursday, July […]

Disappointing SCOTUS decision on DAPA and expanded DACA

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in United States v. Texas. Unfortunately, the Court affirmed the lower court’s preliminary injunction, or temporary ban, on President Obama’s DAPA and expanded deferred action program from moving forward with a 4-4 […]

“Parole in Place” for U.S. Armed Forces Family Members

Spouses, parents, and unmarried children of individuals who have been or are currently in the U.S. armed forces may be eligible for immigration relief called “parole in place.” Parole in place allows a person to reside and work lawfully in […]

New California Law Streamlines U Visa Certifications

A California law designed to increase access for immigrant crime victims to an important type of lawful status, called the U visa, went into effect January 1, 2016. The California law is called SB674: Immigrant Victims of Crime Equity Act.[1] In […]

The Waiting Game:  Update on DAPA and Expanded DACA

In November 2014, President Obama released an executive action that was estimated to help up to 4.4 million people. [1] Part of the executive action was designed to provide temporary lawful status to two groups of people: (1) parents of U.S. […]

ALRP MCLE Training: Removal Defense Procedures

MCLE Training: Nuts and Bolts of Removal Defense Procedures hosted by AIDS Legal Referral Panel. February 12, 2015 5:30-7:00pm, San Francisco Bar Association, 301 Battery Street, 3rd floor, Board Room, San Francisco, CA. Presented by: Cara Jobson 1.5 General CLE […]