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  • Article: 25 Years After The Passage of California's Proposition 187: The Beginning of the Political Transformation of California By Kevin Johnson

    25 Years After The Passage of California's Proposition 187: The Beginning of the Political Transformation of California by Kevin Johnson Friday, November 8, 2019   1994:  California Governor Pete Wilson's television advertisement for Proposition 187   2019:  Message to Governor Pete Wilson from California's Latino Caucus Although many today consider California to be a pro-immigrant haven, the state has a long history of anti-immigrant outbursts.  Attack...
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  • Article: Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2019 Term: DACA, Judicial Review, Federalism, Etc. By Kevin Johnson

    Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2019 Term: DACA, Judicial Review, Federalism, Etc. by Kevin Johnson   By my count, there are nine non-consolidated immigration cases before the Supreme Court in the 2019 Term.  This is the largest number of immigration cases before the Court in one Term in recent years.  (For a review of the immigration cases decided during the 2009-13 Terms, click here.).  That should not be surprising given the Trump administration's many im...
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  • Article: 9 Best Practices for Blogging that Gets You New Business By Larry Bodine

    Article: 9 Best Practices for Blogging that Gets You New Business By Larry Bodine

    9 Best Practices for Blogging that Gets You New Business by Larry Bodine Reprinted from the October 2019 issue of Marketing the Law Firm By following the nine best practices of blogging, attorneys can get new business and generate more revenue. Becoming a renowned expert in your field will bring you the best files from the most profitable clients — and the shortest path to becoming a thought leader is to write a blog. Consider the effectiveness of blogging: 57% of marketers say the...
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  • Article: Trump Administration Begins Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Trump Administration Begins Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick In yet another major blow to America’s asylum system, on Wednesday the Trump administration reportedly began sending some asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to Guatemala rather than permit them to seek protection in the United States. Under the “Asylum Cooperative Agreement” deal signed with Guatemala in July, the Guatemalan government will process the asylum claims of people who arri...
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  • Article: Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed By Walter Ewing

    Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed by Walter Ewing White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is no friend to immigrants—particularly those he views as racially “lesser than.” While this is evident from the anti-immigrant policies Miller has promoted over the past three years, it is also crystal clear in the private messages he sends to other anti-immigrant activists. In these unguarded moments, Miller expresses many unfounded stereo...
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  • Article: The Devil is in the Details: Digging Deeper into 2020 Refugee Resettlement Changes By Kristie De Peña,  Matthew La Corte

    The Devil is in the Details: Digging Deeper into 2020 Refugee Resettlement Changes by Kristie De Peña, Matthew La Corte The 2020 Presidential Determination (PD) setting the annual number of refugee admissions at 18,000 is one of the administration’s most consequential decisions on immigration to date. Over the course of the Trump administration, the refugee ceiling has dropped precipitously from 110,000, despite a growing humanitarian and national security need.   News of this...
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  • Article: The Trump Administration Releases a New Hymnal to Curb the Administrative State ~ Immigration Lawyers Erupt in Rapturous Song By Angelo Paparelli

    The Trump Administration Releases a New Hymnal to Curb the Administrative State ~ Immigration Lawyers Erupt in Rapturous Song by Angelo Paparelli President Trump’s October 9, 2019 overtures landed as music to the ears of many grizzled immigration lawyers who persistently suffer battle fatigue from the culture of virtually never.  On that day the President released a double album, each with artfully penned liner notes: Executive Order on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparen...
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  • Article: Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade By Angelo Paparelli

    Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade by Angelo Paparelli The legal cannabis business is spreading like weeds. As several states and foreign countries have enacted laws decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, a fresh rush of reefer madness has overtaken the business world. Investments in the cannabis industry are now available as ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), and marijuana startups are proliferating at eve...
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  • Article: The Supreme Court Heard a Major Case on DACA. Here’s What You Need to Know By Jorge Loweree

    The Supreme Court Heard a Major Case on DACA. Here’s What You Need to Know. by Jorge Loweree The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 12 in three cases challenging President Trump’s attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The Court’s decision could have far-reaching consequences for DACA recipients and the limits of executive authority when it comes to immigration law and policy. President Obama created the DACA initiative in June 2...
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  • Article:USCIS Proposes Increased Fees for All Immigration-Related Applications By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    USCIS Proposes Increased Fees for All Immigration-Related Applications by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick In a new proposal officially put forward on Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) called for major fee hikes for immigration-related applications. The cost for becoming a citizen would rise above $1,000 for the first time in history. In another first, USCIS proposed a new fee for asylum seekers, which would make the United States only the fourth country in the world to...
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