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San Francisco Bay Area Immigration Blog

Obama Should Expand Parole in Place

On June 30, 2014 President Obama announced he would act through executive action on immigration reform since House Republicans have blocked all efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. President Obama also confirmed his commitment to enhancing enforcement at the US-Mexico border, specifically to address a recent surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America


72,000 Parents of US Citizen Children Deported in 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) delivered a report to the Senate which indicates that last year over 72,000 parents of U.S. Citizen children were deported.  The Human Impact Partners released a report in June 2013 estimating that 4.5 million US citizen children live in families where one or more of their parents are undocumented.  1 in 17 children


DOJ Funds New Program to Assist Unaccompanied Migrant Children

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has allotted $2 Million in grants to fund a program which will create approximately 100 positions for lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children that are undergoing the immigration court system. Since last year, there has been an increase in the number of unaccompanied children who are trying to cross the


Christina H. Lee interviewed for KQED’s California Report

Attorney Christina H. Lee was interviewed for a recent airing of KQED’s Calfornia Report.  Ms. Lee discussed the subject of marriage between a U.S. citizen or legal resident and a person being held in federal custody awaiting deportation with Reporter Steven Cuevas. Click here to listen the radio recording or read the accompanying article.  The  “Despite Deportation Detention, Marriages