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State Attorney General Thinks Public Safety Is Vital than Deportation and Removal in California

Xavier Becerra who serves as California State Attorney General recently stated that the state is ready to confront the Trump administration regarding the funding threats in sanctuary cities, the places which limit how much local police force can cooperate with the federal immigration authorities.

Valuing Public Safety

He opined that public safety is more vital for him rather than the business of deportation and removal in California. He also added that as California is abiding by all the federal immigration law, the U.S. government cannot order local or state jurisdictions to change the way they approach public safety.

Trump Administration had sent letters to some states saying that they may lose the desired law-enforcement grant money if they don’t document cooperation with the federal immigration authorities. The states that got the letters were:

  1. California
  2. Chicago
  3. New York
  4. New Orleans
  5. Philadelphia

The attorney general also mentioned that he was interested in protecting his people and not separating families when questioned about fulfilling his duty of cooperation.

The DREAMers
Talking about the confusion regarding Dream Act and Deferred Action beneficiaries’ protection from deportation and removal in California and other states, Becerra said the current confusion where Trump is propagating the protection of DREAMers and ICE is deporting them is a cause of anxiety among immigrant families and the law enforcement personnel. Becerra is personally trying to reach Attorney General Sessions and Department of Homeland Security to let the DREAMers live their lives peacefully.

Our Thoughts
As a skilled immigration lawyer in Orange County, Mr. Abbes totally believes that some US states should be a sanctuary for terrified immigrants and DREAMers. If you are living in fear of deportation and removal in California, it’s time you consult with Mr. Abbes on matters like dream act and deferred action, family-sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration, nonimmigrant visas, deportation and removal, naturalization and citizenship.

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Deportation and Removal Fears of Immigrants Misused by Phone Scammers

Deportation and Removal Fears of Immigrants Misused by Phone Scammers

With the arrival of Donald Trump in the oval office, immigrants from all over the world are terrified that they will be sent for deportation and removal at any time. This fear has become a tool for scam artists who are claiming to work for the U.S. Immigration and are asking victims across the nation for their personal information to conduct a common identity theft.

The details of this scam were recently shared by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. The scam artists are using a method known as spoofing where they are altering the caller ID so that it appears that the call is being made from the hotline number of Department of Homeland, i.e. 1-800-323-8603.

When a person takes the call, the scammers demand to verify or obtain the personally identifiable information from their victims by using various tactics like telling the people that they have become a victim of an identity theft. The scam artists reportedly have pronounced accents too. It was also made clear by the Inspector General that DHS never uses the hotline number of outgoing calls as the number is meant to receive information from the public. He warned people to never answer calls from 1-800-323-8603 and if they do, they should never divulge personal information.

About a dozen people have been victimized till date. The lesson that must be learned from this kind of scam is that you should never offer payment or personal information to anyone over the phone. All the government requests will arrive via mail from a verifiable address and will contain a case reference number.

If you are afraid of deportation and removal and that vulnerability is forcing you to share sensitive information over the phone, then you should talk to an immigration lawyer regarding your case. A good immigration lawyer will not only help you regarding deportation and removal, he will also assist on matters like dream act and deferred action, family-sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration, nonimmigrant visas, naturalization and citizenship among others.  

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Immigrants Population is Substantial among California’s High Skill Professionals

An analysis of the latest census data says that about 40 percent of the full-time and year-round workers of the state are immigrants. It is also highest in the nation. It also mentioned that high skill professions are dependent on immigrants a lot, especially in California.

Getting to the details, about 61 percent of hardware engineers in California are immigrants while 60 percent software app developers are also immigrants. Electrical engineers constitute 56 percent, medical scientists comprise of 52 percent and dentists are 51 percent of the immigrant population. 50 percent each of the physical scientists, pharmacists, and nuclear engineers are also immigrants.

Around 43 percent computer programmers, registered nurses, database administrators and engineering managers also belong to the immigrant population.  40 percent of industrial engineers also fall under the immigrant category. 39 percent mechanical engineers, accountants, surgeons, and physicians are also from other nations. 38 percent computer systems analysts and 37 percent computer systems managers & computer network architects don’t belong to the US as well. The lowest on the list were civil engineers as just 35 percent of them belong to other countries.

  • What do you think of this data?
  • Isn’t it proof enough for how dear immigrants are in the country? How much they contribute to making America a better place to live in?
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