Advocates seeking immigration reform are becoming increasingly passionate concerning their quest. Many activists from California have gone on a five-day past in an effort to pressure Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
As immigration attorneys in California, we've seen a number of proposals debated concerning the treatment of immigrants who are facing deportation. However, none of the laws passed in our state have garnered the amount of controversy as did the immigration enforcement law that was passed in Arizona in 2010.
The former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, recently assumed the role as being the president of the University of California's 10-campus system. One of her first actions was to set aside $5 million for assistance to pay for advisors, student services centers and financial aid for undocumented immigrant students.
Immigrants rightfully fear that a wrongful arrest could result in the beginnings of deportation proceedings. One Mexican immigrant and his family was held by gunpoint on March 30, 2012 by arresting officers who would not produce a search warrant - even after such a warrant was demanded.