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New rule could impact permanent residents

Immigrants in California and around the country could be denied a green card if they have been reliant on certain forms of public assistance. They could also be denied the chance to have a green card renewed if they are already in the country legally. This is according to action taken by the Trump administration. It seeks to update a 1999 rule that applied to immigrants who had used cash benefits.

Your wedding bells rang, then ICE knocked at your door

You married the love of your life and moved into your dream house here in Colorado. Okay, so perhaps it is not exactly your dream house, but it is large enough to welcome the children you and your spouse hope to have. It's also a nice place to live while you make plans for your future, which may at some point, include building that home of your dreams.

New policy to deter immigration

While the fate of Trump's promise to build a stronger border wall is up in the air, what is not uncertain is the administration's determination to place obstacles in the path of those seeking legal admission to or permanent residency in the U.S. Some people in California and other states are calling this the "paper wall."

DHS proposes extending detention limits for child immigrants

California families and friends of immigrants are probably aware of the controversy that has surrounded the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents and detaining them apart from their parents, who in some cases have been deported while the children remain in custody. Over 2,900 children were separated and detained in the initial stages of the policy, sparking international outrage over what has been characterized by critics as inhumane treatment of immigrant children. Now, the Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to circumvent the standing rule that required the release of children within 20 days of their detention.

Colorado immigrants often encounter these challenges

No two situations are exactly the same when immigrant families cross U.S. borders to begin new lives in Colorado. Whether your entire family arrived at the same time or you and your spouse traveled separately with your children, you likely encountered numerous situations that made you feel nervous or uncomfortable in some way as you adapted to your new lifestyle.  

Choose clothing styles carefully for immigration interviews

If you consider yourself rather newly acquainted with Colorado living after having emigrated from another country of origin, various issues or situations may still be challenging for you or your loved ones. Perhaps you have a language barrier and when someone starts speaking quickly in English, you feel a little overwhelmed. 

American citizens denied passports, threatened with deportation

When people have lived their lives as U.S. citizens in California, they expect to receive their passports when they plan to travel abroad. However, immigration lawyers report a growing number of cases in which American citizens are denied passports despite having a U.S. birth certificate. In many of these cases, people have lived their lives as citizens, including participating in elections or serving in the military. However, they are now seeing their citizenship called into question because they were born near the border. Some people have even been held in immigration detention or threatened with deportation.

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