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10 August 2017

A Day In The Life Of SGG Attorneys

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an SGG attorney in the field, fighting the good fight? Well, SGG’s attorneys are engaged inside and outside of the office. They volunteer their time to the community to participate and give back. They stay up to date with the latest news and ... Read More

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25 July 2017

Prudential revocation of visa after arrest.

Certain criminal convictions may fit within the categories of crimes that render foreign nationals deportable and/or inadmissible. However, even being arrested could trigger the sharing of information from law enforcement authorities with the Department of State. The consular post may revoke a visa after an arrest for driving under the ... Read More

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14 July 2017

Supreme Court rules that a conviction for obtaining naturalization illegally requires a material misrepresentation.

  In the context of federal criminal proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on whether a person can lose citizenship based on false statements that were not material or did not influence the decision by USCIS to grant naturalization (U.S. citizenship). Divna Maslenjak and her husband immigrated to ... Read More

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13 July 2017

SGG congratulates attorney Amy Lenhert!!

    SGG congratulates attorney Amy Lenhert who has just received her State Bar of California letter confirming she is now a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law. Congratulations Amy!

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12 July 2017

Rights groups sue U.S. government, alleging it is turning away asylum applicants at Mexico border.

Originally published at thewashingtonpost.com In Mexico City a group of immigration lawyers and advocates filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly and other top U.S. officials, alleging that guards along the U.S.-Mexico border have systematically violated the law by turning away people who are seeking asylum. ... Read More

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16 June 2017

Preguntas Antes de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración

  originally published on juntousa.com on 4/14/2017 La ley de inmigración es un campo muy complejo. Cuando necesite ayuda en asuntos de inmigración, póngase en contacto con un abogado calificado y no con un notario, alguien que no tiene licencia para ejercer la abogacía. Se puede buscar un abogado de diferentes ... Read More

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16 June 2017

From Violence in Honduras to Detention in New Mexico to Asylum in Los Angeles

  Bringing to an end a three-year journey, Lorena (not her real name) was granted asylum in the Los Angeles immigration court on April 11. The immigration judge held that Lorena had a well-founded fear of persecution in Honduras as a woman unable to safely leave a violent relationship. Three ... Read More

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15 June 2017

SGG Empowers Immigrant Communities with Know-Your-Rights Presentations

On March 13, 2017, SGG Senior Attorney Helen A. Sklar joined other trainers, lawyers and activists at Ruben F. Salazar Park in East Los Angeles in spreading the message that everyone living in the United States, including people who are undocumented, have certain basic rights.  Ms. Sklar and representatives from ... Read More

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15 June 2017

SGG Litigation Team in Court of Appeals on Behalf of Detained Mentally Ill Immigrants

SGG attorneys Helen Sklar, Amy Lenhert, and Taiyyeba Skomra have taken over representation of two mentally ill immigrants who have been detained in immigration custody for more than three years.  The U.S. District Court case Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder requires that a qualified representative be provided to mentally ill immigrants who ... Read More

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23 May 2017

Helen Sklar Co-Leads Training Session for Volunteer First Responders for the RRRN

Helen A. Sklar

On May 18, 2017, Helen A. Sklar, Senior Counsel at SGG, co-led a training session for volunteer first responders for the Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network (RRRN). The rapid response team brings together private law firms, the ACLU and many community groups to ensure that individuals facing deportations have ... Read More

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