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Immigration Help From Bilingual California Immigration Attorneys

At Consumer Law Group, we are steadfast in our commitment to navigating U.S. immigration law for our clients. With a presence that spans the nation, our law firm offers thorough legal counsel for individuals and businesses alike. Our team of immigration lawyers has more than 300 combined years of experience. They use state-of-the-art technology to give your immigration case a cutting edge.

We can communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. This ensures that our diverse clientele receives the support they need in their preferred language.

What Kinds Of Cases Does Our Immigration Law Firm Handle?

The scope of our immigration legal services is broad. We handle a variety of immigration matters that include:

  • Withholding of removal and asylum: Assisting individuals fleeing persecution to find refuge and a new start, with particular attention to Form I-589.
  • Citizenship: Guiding clients through the naturalization process to become U.S. citizens.
  • Adjustment of status: Helping clients transition from temporary to permanent residency.
  • U visas: For victims of crimes seeking nonimmigrant status.
  • K-1 fiancée visas: Uniting engaged couples when one partner is abroad.
  • T visa: Aiding victims of human trafficking.
  • I-134A (humanitarian parole) visa: Supporting individuals in urgent humanitarian situations.
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Assisting survivors of domestic violence in obtaining lawful status.
  • Deportation defense: Vigorously representing clients facing removal proceedings.
  • Green card renewal: Ensuring clients maintain lawful permanent resident status. The immigration lawyers at our law office can assist with green card applications, as well.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Helping Dreamers secure their presence in the U.S.
  • Convention against torture asylum: Protecting individuals from being returned to a country where they would be in danger.
  • Immigration bond hearings: Advocating for the release of detained immigrants.
  • Non-immigrant visas: For individuals with specific purposes such as work, study, or travel.
  • Family-based immigration: Reuniting families in the U.S. through relative petitions.

Whether you are an individual seeking a new beginning or an employer looking to enrich your workforce with international talent, our team is here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Understanding California State Immigration Laws

California lawmakers and voters have repeatedly shown their interest in upholding the rights of undocumented immigrants. While immigration law falls under federal jurisdiction, California has enacted its own legislation to determine how state authorities engage with these federal laws.

Notably, Senate Bill 54, also known as The California Values Act. This act limits state and local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Similarly, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act lays down conditions that law enforcement officers must follow before making immigration detainers. Another significant immigration policy is the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act of 2017. The TRUTH Act protects the rights of immigrants in the custody of law enforcement officers.

These are just a few recent laws that emphasize the state’s commitment to protecting the rights of its residents, regardless of immigration status. Other state laws complement these protections, ensuring that California remains a fairly immigration-friendly state.

What Are The Benefits Of Seeking Asylum In California?

California’s robust refugee programs underscore the state’s welcoming stance. Asylum seekers in California may find a supportive environment that acknowledges their plight. The state also has many programs to facilitate integration into the community, including:

  • The Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP): Assists qualifying individuals with settling into California.
  • The Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI): Cash benefits for immigrants who would not qualify for Social Security benefits due to their status.
  • The Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program: Services for noncitizen victims of trafficking and other crimes.
  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program: Education and living resources for refugee children under the age of 18.

These programs and many more like them aim to make life less difficult and more promising for refugees coming from foreign nations.

What Is A Sanctuary State Or City?

A sanctuary state or city limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. In particular, sanctuary states and cities protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. This approach is designed to foster trust between immigrant communities and local authorities, ensuring access to essential services without fear of immigration consequences.

Sanctuary Cities In California

In California, sanctuary cities stand as pillars of hope and safety for immigrants, reflecting the state’s overall approach to welcoming and protecting its diverse population. These cities have adopted policies that limit local law enforcement’s role in immigration enforcement, aiming to build trust and provide stability for all residents:

  • Los Angeles: L.A. became one of the U.S.’s first sanctuary cities in 1979.
  • San Diego: Offers a haven for immigrants with its inclusive community initiatives.
  • San Jose: Maintains policies that separate local law enforcement from immigration enforcement.
  • San Francisco: Upholds the Sanctuary City Ordinance, promoting safety and inclusivity for all residents.

By fostering a sense of community and prioritizing the well-being of all residents, sanctuary cities aim to create an environment where everyone can contribute to the social and economic fabric of the state without fear. If you reside in or around these areas and are seeking immigration counsel, our firm is well-versed in the unique protections these cities offer and can provide you with the legal guidance you need.

Do Immigrants Living In California Always Have Their Cases Go Through The USCIS Service Center California?

Not necessarily. While many cases for immigrants residing in California are processed through the USCIS Service Center in California, this is not always the case. Jurisdiction and case type can determine which service center handles a particular case, as outlined on the USCIS website. Either way, you will need skilled legal representation from beginning to end.

Schedule A Virtual Consultation With A Trusted California Immigration Lawyer

For personalized legal advice that aligns with your immigration goals, schedule a consultation with us. Whether you speak English or Spanish, our bilingual immigration attorneys are ready to provide you with the legal support necessary to navigate your journey. Please call 312-766-7777 or send us an email today.