Immigration Law

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Bills Helping Refugees, Special Immigrant Juveniles

"Governor Jerry Brown says he has signed into law a bill to help fund lawyers for unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.  The legislation signed Saturday appropriates $3 million to qualified nonprofit organizations to help represent unaccompanied minors in deportation proceedings. ... Brown also signed legislation to clarify the role of state courts in making findings to let unaccompanied minors apply for a federal government program that awards green cards to abused and abandoned children." - Associate Press, Sept. 27, 2014.