Immigration Law

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Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas Wins Fight for US Citizenship
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Mar. 30, 2018 - "A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pardon of a criminal offense last year. Lawyers for Hector Barajas said... Read More

Cal. Leg. Sends 'Sanctuary State' Bill to Gov. Brown for Signature
Posted on 16 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Taryn Luna, Angela Hart, Sacramento Bee, Sept. 16, 2017 - "California lawmakers early Saturday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a “sanctuary state” immigration bill that he is expected to sign after demanding changes that some advocates said weaken... Read More

California Reacts to Sessions' Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Department of Justice, Mar. 7, 2018 - "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra held a press conference with Governor Brown following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit... Read More

Cal. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 54, 'Sanctuary State' Package
Posted on 5 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 5, 2017 - "Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement... Read More

Calif. Governor Brown Signs California DREAM Act
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Taking action to expand educational opportunity to all qualified students, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday signed the California Dream Act. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) allows top students who are... Read More

California Bucks E-Verify Trend
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over this past weekend, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law Assembly Bill 1236 “the Employment Acceleration At of 2011,” which effectively nullifies the growing patchwork of E-Verify laws, requirements and ordinances... Read More

California to Provide $3M in Legal Services for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A bill signed on Saturday by California Gov. Jerry Brown will provide $3 million to qualifying nonprofits to offer free legal assistance for child migrants . Nonprofit legal service providers handling the cases of recently-arrived child migrants... Read More

New California Statutes Affect Immigrants, Regardless of Status
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of immigration-related measures Monday, including one removing the word “alien” from California’s labor code because it is seen as a disparaging term for those not born in the United States. Brown... Read More

California OKs Driver Licenses for Immigrants
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses — a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities... Read More

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Bills Helping Refugees, Special Immigrant Juveniles
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Brown signs California immigration bills, wins activists’ kudos in pressing for reform
Posted on 6 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country illegally. Brown... Read More

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Immigration Bills
Posted on 5 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As advocates rally across the nation today to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to enhance school, workplace and civil protections for California’s hardworking immigrants... Read More