Category Archives: Immigration News

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

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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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

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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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

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: June 4, 2014
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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

Friday, October 31, 2014 | 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

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: October 4, 2013
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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 […]

Immigration Reform Act

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: June 11, 2013
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Immigration Reform: One Step Closer The Long-Awaited Immigration Reform Author: Kaushik Ranchod, at The Ranchod Law Group Many of my clients who visit my Sacramento and San Francisco offices are asking me about the Immigration Reform. Since the passage of the IIRARA in 1996(The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), no single […]

BREAKING NEWS: Unlawful Presence Waiver Finalized thousands could benefit!

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: January 5, 2013
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What is an unlawful presence waiver? Do I need an unlawful presence waiver? An individual who is present in the United States illegally for over 180 days but less than 1 year is barred from returning to the United States after departure for 3 years. Similarly, an individual who is present in the United States […]

Leiba v. Holder: Aggravated felony bar in INA 212(h) inapplicable to those who were never “admitted”

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: December 3, 2012
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The following is a brief discussion of the recent fourth circuit case of Leiba v. Holder. Said case is controlling in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia but can be used as a persuasive authority throughout the United States. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 212(h) is a law that […]

AB-540 Students and permanent residency: What’s the Affidavit Requirement About?

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: November 11, 2012
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If you are an undocumented immigrant who attended high school in California and want to attend a California public community college, college, or university, you may qualify to be an AB-540 student. An AB-540 student is eligible to pay in-state tuition rather than out-of-state tuition in schools belonging to the University of California, California State […]

What’s New with DACA-Dreamer Work Permit

Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated: November 6, 2012
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which took effect August 15, remains in place. As of October 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted deferred action to almost 4,600 individuals. Most of the applications are coming from California. California is home to a number of enacted and proposed measures that support those eligible for […]