Immigration News

What You Need to Know About Where DACA Stands

What You Need to Know About Where DACA Stands 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Last Update Monday, September 17, 2018 3:19 p.m. It has been one year since the current federal administration announced the end of DACA.  Federal courts around the country had made various decisions on DACA throughout the year.  Here is a summary of what happened: On January 9, 2018, a federal judge from San Francisco ruled…

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Running Immigration Services Scam

Woman Pleads Guilty to Running Immigration Services Scam 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

If you are victim of this scam or a similar one – please report it to the OIA at (800) 593-8222 or oia.lacounty.gov. OIA provides free services and support to Los Angeles County immigrants and their families. *News Release* August 16, 2018 An East Los Angeles woman pleaded guilty today to defrauding more than 30…

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Scam Alert: Impostors Requesting Money to “Release” Children Separated at the Border

Scam Alert: Impostors Requesting Money to “Release” Children Separated at the Border 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2018 The Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), part of the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, has received unconfirmed reports that scammers are asking family members to pay them money in order to release children who were separated from their families at the border at the United…

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L.A. County Ready to Help Children and Families Separated at U.S. Southern Border

L.A. County Ready to Help Children and Families Separated at U.S. Southern Border 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated Monday, July 23, 2018 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles County is working to assist children and families affected by the highly publicized incidents of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico. Currently, the County of Los Angeles can assist families in need with resources, including legal, health, and mental health services. The County is also exploring options…

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USCIS Launches Online Immigration Records Request System

USCIS Launches Online Immigration Records Request System 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its FOIA Immigration Records SysTem (FIRST), which will in time allow users to submit, manage, and receive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests entirely online. USCIS is creating FIRST’s digital delivery of services in phases. Currently, requesters who have an immigration court date pending and file a…

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