Posted by Robert Berke | Nov 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are having trouble reaching us at (818)804-5729, please try calling us at (818)436-2924. There has been a brief interruption in the transfer of the number which should be resolved shortly.

We've Moved!

Posted by Robert Berke | Oct 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

We've moved to larger offices at 21911 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303. Our phone number and e-mail haven't changed.

Surprising: Latest update on Ramirez V. Dougherty (formerly titled Ramirez v. Brown), 9TH CIRCUIT TPS CASE

Posted by Robert Berke | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The government did not file a Petition for Rehearing and the deadline lapsed on July 20, 2017. For the time being, it appears that TPS constituting an admission after inspection is the law within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit, such that aliens in TPS status can adjust their status within the United States if otherwise qualified to do so. Watch this space for more details.

Dream Act of 2017 introduced in Congress today. Hope!

Posted by Robert Berke | Jul 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Dream Act of 2017, is a bipartisan bill authored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) that was introduced in Congress on July 20, 2017. It would provide young people who were brought to this country as children and grew up in the United States the chance to apply for lawful permanent residence, if they meet certain requirements.

Travel Ban to be Partially Implemented on June 29, 2017

Posted by Robert Berke | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trump's "travel ban" on nationals of six Muslim countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) will go into partial effect on June 29, 2017. In an order dated June 26, 2017 that relates to both Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Program (Docket No. 16-1436) and Trump v. Hawaii (...

California Criminal Court Lingo

Posted by Robert Berke | Jun 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

All Courts in all jurisdictions have their own unique and very regional lingo. This is confusing even to attorneys who work in multiple jurisdiction. Most --that's right, i said MOST-- criminal defendants really have no idea what is going on in their cases because of all the lingo. Here are some ...

Update on Ramirez v. Brown, 9th Circuit TPS case

Posted by Robert Berke | Jun 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ramirez v. Brown (No. 14-35633) which holds that recipients of Temporary Protected Status are deemed to be in lawful status and thus are considered to have been inspected and admitted for purposes of adjusting status has been retitled Ramirez v. Dougherty (same case number). On May 4, 2017, the g...