Category Archives: Immigration News

ICE Home Raids: What you need to know to protect your Constitutional rights

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: February 18, 2016
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Recently in the Sacramento and Stockton California area we have observed a sudden increase in immigration raids by Immigration Customs Enforcement. Created in 2003, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws inside the United States. Since its inception, ICE has used several tactics to locate and apprehend those […]

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The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: July 25, 2015
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The Fourth of July (or Independence Day), may have come and gone, but many people are still celebrating the opportunities they have found in the United States. They are celebrating the result of all the hard work they put in, and the long wait they had to endure before being granted a visa, or residency, […]

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Keeping Your Momentum Going

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: February 12, 2015
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You have set your resolutions for the year. You have goals you want to accomplish. You may have even started working toward your goals—but are you keeping up with them? All too often, we will set our resolutions for the year and then forget about them. Other things come up or get in the way. […]

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Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: December 7, 2014
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President Obama announced a series of executive actions which will help many individuals including some of our current clients. It is important to note that none of the changes take effect immediately. The effective date for each change will be announced later. Some of the changes include: Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action […]

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Parole in Place, the solution if you do not have legal status

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: October 19, 2015
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Exciting Immigration News for Military Families Parole in Place could be the solution for you if you do not have legal status In November 2013, U.S. Immigration issued a policy memorandum regarding the parole of spouses, children and parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, […]

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Medical Marijuana and Your Immigration Status

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: October 19, 2015
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Medical Marijuana Law and Your Immigration Status Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act Here at the Ranchod Law Group we have been seeing an increased number of clients who are green card holders and users of medical marijuana. Recently we had a consultation with a client in our Sacramento office who was questioned […]

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Deferred Action Childhood Arrival, Renewals & Extensions in 2014

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: October 19, 2015
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Renewal/Extension of Deferred Action as a Childhood Arrival How to request and receive the renewal/extension without experiencing any lapse in your deferral or work authorization In late May 2014, USCIS anticipates publishing the form you will need to file for the renewal/extension. We should submit your request about 120 days (or about 4 months) before […]

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Illegal Immigrants Driver’s License in California

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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In October we discussed the bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown which will allow those immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain a driver’s license in California. We covered our top questions at that time and now we want to address two additional questions that keep popping up with our clients: Do […]

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California Governor signs bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s license

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: September 15, 2015
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Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill which will allow those immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain a driver’s license in California. Ranchod Law, with offices in Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Francisco, is elated and supportive of this important change in the law. Here are some of the top questions […]