Immigration News

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) UPDATES

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Updated September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. We will continue to update this DACA fact sheet as more details emerge. Check back for the latest updates from the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs.  WHAT IS DACA? In June 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA.…

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Los Angeles County takes bold steps in support of immigrants

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Press Release from County of Los Angeles, Chief Executive Office Updated September 12, 2017 Moving across multiple fronts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to intensify its support for immigrants in the face of federal efforts to roll back protections on vulnerable populations, including young “dreamers” studying and working under the DACA…

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Mobile Apps Provide Helpful Resources to Immigrants

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Updated Sept. 11, 2017   Immigrants often face unique challenges. If you’re not sure who to turn to for help, technology can be particularly helpful. Finding the right app for your smart phone, tablet, and computer can connect you to important resources. Here are a few examples of helpful mobile apps for immigrants: 1.  Arrived…

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California Department of Social Services is Now Accepting Applications for Immigration Services Funding

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Now Accepting Applications for Immigration Services Funding  The California Department of Social Services contracts with selected qualified nonprofit organizations to provide: (1) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; (2) Services to Obtain Other Immigration Remedies; (3) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization; (4) Removal Defense; (5) Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services;…

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UPDATE: DCBA investigation leads to five-year prison sentence for fake immigration attorney

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Updated Feb. 23, 2017 Oswaldo Rafael Cabrera, owner and operator of immigration services business Coalicion Latinoamericana Internacional (CLI), was sentenced to prison for five years and two months for defrauding immigrants. Cabrera pleaded guilty to three felony counts (grand theft, attempted perjury, and conspiracy to violate the California Immigration Consultants Act). Cabrera’s wife, Maria Marcelina…

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