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Undocumented immigrants may obtain driver's licenses in California beginning January 1, 2015

California's new law, AB-60, allows the California DMV to grant driver's licenses to anyone who is eligible, without requiring proof of lawful status in the United States. Individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are able to apply for driver's licenses in California starting on January 1, 2015.

Should I wait for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

the-capitol-building.jpgIf you've been following immigration news recently, you will have heard that President Obama hopes for Congress to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) sometime within the next six months. With the excitement of the President's announcement and his efforts to get the process going quickly, many noncitizens who are currently eligible for immigration benefits are wondering what exactly they should do. Should you wait for the new law to take effect, or should you proceed with your case?

Waiting for comprehensive immigration reform? Some things to consider now.

obama.jpgA bipartisan group of eight Senators recently presented this outline for comprehensive immigration reform. In a separate speech, the President voiced his support for comprehensive reform, and detailed a similar plan, while House leaders have reportedly also been working on a bill.

The "categorical approach", "modified categorical approach", and how the Ninth Circuit's Young v. Holder modifies the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

On September 17, 2012, the Ninth Circuit issued Young v. Holder, an important case which impacts the immigration consequences of many criminal convictions. The decision covers several issues, including two especially important rulings, which anyone dealing with criminal and immigration issues should know. The first addresses how immigration authorities read charging documents. The second ruling addresses when charging documents are not clear-must the government prove a conviction has immigration consequences, or must a foreign national prove that the conviction does NOT immigration consequences?

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