Here are some links to immigration law-related videos and websites that may be helpful to you.
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Here is a nice article in Valley Lawyer, April 2015, about a talk that I gave at San Fernando High School about recent changes in immigration law. The talk was a collaboration between the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, a student group at San Fernando High School and my office. I am grateful for the opportunity to provide information to the community about immigration law. https://www.sfvba.org/UserFiles/File/Valley%20Lawyer/2015/Flipbook/April/. The article is on page 13.
On November 20, 2014, the president announced executive actions that his administration will be taking to assist immigrants. Among other things, he: 1) announced the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program; 2) expanded eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; and 3) expanded eligibility for unlawful presence waivers in the United States. Here is a helpful link to learn more about the president's actions. http://nilc.org/execactionsummary.html.
"Criminal Convictions and Non-Citizens' Eligibility for DACA," Braden Cancilla, Valley Lawyer, July 2013. This article appeared in the Valley Lawyer and explains the effect that criminal convictions may have on a non-citizen's eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). It also explains the general DACA eligibility requirements. See page 14. https://www.sfvba.org/UserFiles/File/Valley%20Lawyer/2013/VL%20July%20lowres.pdf
Acción Diferida y Permisos de Trabajo para Inmigrantes Jóvenes. En Español. Julio 2012. Este video fue creado por Braden Cancilla y Patricia Corrales con KGEM TV en Monrovia, California. El propósito del video es educar al público tocante a Acción Diferida y Permisos de Trabajo para Inmigrantes Jóvenes. Disfruten y gracias por su tiempo. http://youtu.be/bOHM4fMXMiY.
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now accepts new driver license applications under AB 60—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to applicants, including undocumented immigrants, who can prove identity and California residence and meet all other licensing requirements, such as passing the driver license knowledge and behind-the-wheel driving exams. You may learn more about the application process at this site: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/newsrel/newsrel15/2015_01/.
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR): EOIR governs the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which is the administrative appellate bddy above the immigration court. You may find the locations of immigration courts and the BIA, forms, memoranda, procedures and precedent cases at this website: http://www.justice.gov/eoir.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): ICE is the agency within the US Department of Homeland Security that addresses, among other things, the detention and removal of immigrants from the US. You find the location of detention centers and the location of detainees through this website: http://www.ice.gov.
United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS): USCIS is the agency within the US Department of Homeland Security that, among other things, addresses affirmative immigration matters, such as naturalization, adjustment of status, employment authorization, within the US. You may find information about immigration law and procedures, forms and memoranda on this website: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.
United States Department of State (USDOS): USDOS, among other things, governs US consulates abroad, including the issuance of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. You may find information about immigration procedures for immigrants who are outside the US at this website. http://travel.state.gov. You may locate visa bulletins, which provide information about when immigrant visas will become available to immigrants, at this site: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC): NILC is a non-profit organization that defends and expands the civil rights of low-income immigrants. Among other things, NILC writes educational material regarding immigration law, immigrant eligibility for public benefits and employment law as it affects immigrants. The material is very helpful to understand complex areas of the law. http://nilc.org.
Mr. Braden Cancilla, Attorney at Law
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