immigration

Southern Oregon men sentenced for immigration fraud scheme

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two southern Oregon men were sentenced for their parts in a statewide immigration fraud and money laundering scheme. Court documents show 41-year-old Grants Pass resident Patrick Snyder and 54-year-old Medford resident Juvenal Vega Rodriquez used Snyder’s business, Immigration Solutions, …

Undocumented father seeks sanctuary

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) – A man has taken sanctuary in a New Orleans church in an effort to avoid deportation. Jose Torres, an undocumented immigrant, appeared at a news conference Wednesday morning at First Grace United Methodist Church, where he discussed …

Protesters gather outside Portland ICE offices

Portland, Ore. (KPTV) – Activists formed a human fence Wednesday, using duct tape to link themselves together in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in southwest Portland. They said they were trying to block a detention bus carrying undocumented …

ICE director threatens “at large” raids

Sacramento, Calif. (KCRA) –  The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has issued a statement warning of neighborhood and work site sweeps across California. The statement was issued one day after Governor Jerry Brown declared California a “sanctuary state.” Acting …

Medford immigration lawyers on rescission of DACA

Medford, Ore. — The rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will impact individuals here in the Rogue Valley. Already, local immigration attorneys are hearing from folks concerned about what it will mean for them. Attorneys say it’s important that people know …

President Trump ends “DACA”

Washington, D.C (NBC News) – The Trump administration has announced it’s rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or “DACA”, set up to allow immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country. Attorney General Jeff …

Pres. Trump announces merit-based immigration bill

Washington, D.C. (NBCNC) – President Trump announced his support for legislation that would cut in half the number of immigrants allowed into America while shifting to a “merit-based” system of entry. The bill would scrap the current lottery system for being admitted …