Daily Archives: February 28, 2017


  You may have heard of the term “sanctuary cities.” It may conjure up notions of undocumented persons avoiding penalties under the law for their unlawful presence because the city utterly disagrees with U.S. immigration law completely and has thus decided not to cooperate with its enforcement on any level. What the term “sanctuary city” falsely symbolizes is that person’s who are unlawfully present in the United States will never be subject to criminal or civil penalties for their unlawful presence. That is a far cry from reality even in the most “immigrant friendly” states in the country, such as California. In most jurisdictions, local law enforcement will automatically notify ICE when a person will be released or will hold the person for violent or other serious crimes to be released to ICE. Computer systems have streamlined these actions. Immigrant’s and nonimmigrants alike should familiarize themselves with the implications of 287(g) […]

287(g) Agreements: What You Should Know