Family & Removal Blog



3 October 2017

Countdown to DACA’s End – SGG Helps College Students Work on Last Renewals Due this Week

Heather Poole

SGG responds in a crisis. Joyce Noche, Esq., a Senior Attorney and resident DACA expert who has been working with DACA students since day one and consulted with the Obama administration in DACA’s formation, worked one-on-one with individual DACA students at Cerritos College this past Friday.  Joyce and Family & ... Read More

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21 September 2017

CBS’s KNX 1070 Radio Award Winning Reporter Margaret Carrero Interviews SGG Family & Removal Group Partner Heather Poole on Consular Repeated Denials of Visitor Visas for Stem-Cell Transplant Donor

SGG Attorney Heather Poole discusses US immigration factors that go into heartbreaking denials for B2 visitor visas, even when a relative in the U.S. is in desperate need of their relative’s aid, in September 20, 2017 “Dying Woman’s Sister Is Her Only Transplant Match, But Not Allowed In Country” story. Link:http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/20/womans-only-transplant-not-allowed-in-us/

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7 September 2017

The Best and Brightest – Our Attorneys

SGG boasts some of the best and brightest legal talent in the industry.  Our highly sought after attorneys do more than provide excellent service to our clients.  They are also leaders in a multitude of professional associations: Elsie Arias: Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee; Chair, 2017 AILA ... Read More

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7 September 2017

SGG Litigation Team Completes Briefing for Detention Cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra

SGG attorneys Helen Sklar, Amy Lenhert, and Taiyyeba Skomra have completed the briefing in the firm’s two pro bono cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oral arguments will take place in December. In both cases, we argue that the rights of detained immigrants who showed ... Read More

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7 September 2017

Detained Immigrants: Less Likely to Hire an Attorney and More Likely to be Deported 

Amy Lenhert

The use of detention in the context of removal proceedings is on the rise.  According to the Center for American Progress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detains 400,000 individuals annually.  With the increase of immigrant detention has come an increase in the use of private prisons.  In 2005, 25% ... Read More

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7 September 2017

A DUI Spells Trouble for Immigrants

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra

Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can be a devastating offense for an immigrant. Although a “simple” DUI (for example, Cal. Vehicle Code 21352) is not an offense that fits within any of the categories of crimes that makes a foreign national deportable, U.S. immigration authorities consider DUI a ... Read More

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7 September 2017

DREAMERs to DACA to More Uncertainty

Joyce Noche

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated on March 5, 2018. The DACA program was implemented by the Obama Administration and provides safety from deportation and employment authorization to certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United ... Read More

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5 September 2017

URGENT – RESCISSION OF DACA PROGRAM

Joyce Noche

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by the Obama Administration. The DACA program provides safety from deportation and employment authorization to certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ... Read More

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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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