By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO The American Immigration Lawyers Association released for public information and sharing the listings of rights of every person in the United States. All people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. If immigration officers (ICE) come to your work place, they must have a valid search warrant or the consent of your employer to enter non-public areas. If you are undocumented an...

By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO Did you know that almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset? Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account. When a capital asset is sold, the difference between the amount you paid for the asset and the amount you sold it for is a capital gain or capital loss. Here are ten facts from the IRS about gains and losses and how they can affect yo...

By: Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Did you know that almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset? Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account. When a capital asset is sold, the difference between the amount you paid for the asset and the amount you sold it for is a capital gain or capital loss. Here are ten facts from the IRS about gains and losses and how they can affect y...

SAN FRANCISCO – Sen. Scott Wiener, Assemblymembers Phil Ting, and David Chiu sent a letter requesting that the National Park Service reconsider the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally scheduled on August 26. The letter reads: “As San Francisco’s elected representatives in the California Legislature, we write to express our deep concerns about the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally on Crissy Field on August 26. Our concern is...

SACRAMENTO – Responding to high unemployment among transgender workers, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced the Transgender Work Opportunity Act (Senate Bill 396). Senate Bill 396 combats discrimination and encourages greater inclusion of transgender Californians in the work force. The Transgender Work Opportunity Act will make California the first in the nation to require training about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Research shows...

SAN FRANCISCO – If immigration agents show up at a worksite, employers don’t have to let them in. That is one of the key messages immigrant rights advocates are sending out as a new bill that would increase protections for workers makes its way through committees in the California legislature. Employers across the country already have certain rights, said Grisel Ruiz, staff attorney of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). “If an employer has ICE agents coming to ...

By Harvey Barkin New America Media (NAM) last February 8 called for a telephonic press brief to make sense of President Donald Trump’s travel ban in Tracking Trump: new priorities for deportation. NAM, together with Ready California put together a panel of speakers who gave advice on how immigrant communities can protect themselves and what families with mixed status can do now. But just as the teleconference ended, the next day, a panel of judges with the 9th Circui...

By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO If you file a lawsuit about a car accident and you are claiming personal injury, it is very likely that the opposing party or the insurance company will take a deposition on you to answer questions about your claim. The following are some suggestions about how to answer and how to handle the deposition. 1. For every question you need to take time before answering it to be sure that you are not guessing or you remember the facts correctly. I...

ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO If you entered into a good faith marriage but after the marriage your U.S. citizen of lawful permanent resident spouse is abusing you, then you do not have to sacrifice to get your permanent resident. You can immediately apply for a waiver of joint filing based on the information and document that you are an abused spouse. Your dependent children can be included in this application to remove condition on residence. If your abusive spouse has n...

By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO On February 18, 2017, the Washington Post obtained two leaked memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly implementing the President’s Executive Orders on immigration enforcement. These memos direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to drastically escalate harsh immigration enforcement nationwide. What is in the memos? A. The Memorandum calls for a massive expansion in detention by requiring DHS to detain nearly everyone...