President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration on Hold Pending Further Legal Action

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. and Anthony Mance, Esq. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in …

California Bans the Use of the Word “Notario” and Prohibits Immigration Consultants From Collecting Money for Services Related to Federal Immigration Reform that Has Not Yet Been Passed by Congress

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. New consumer-protection legislation was signed into law on October 5, 2013 by Governor Jerry Brown in response to reports from law enforcement that the federal debate over immigration reform was prompting scams aimed at undocumented immigrants.  The new law, Assembly Bill 1159, prohibits attorneys and immigration consultants from demanding or …