Immigration

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

November 20, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of executive actions on immigration:

“One year ago, President Obama introduced Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), common sense solutions for our broken immigration system. DAPA and DACA will allow millions of hard-working immigrants –including 1.2 million Californians – to come out of the shadows, boosting our economy and making communities safer. I am disappointed in the recent Fifth Circuit ruling blocking DAPA and DACA, and will continue to defend the President's actions to ensure that both documented and undocumented immigrants have access to the rights and privileges that are guaranteed by the state of California and our nation.”

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Deferred Action Immigration Programs

November 9, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the following statement today in response to the ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, striking down President Barack Obama’s deferred action immigration programs:

“President Obama has proposed commonsense actions to help address our broken immigration system—using the same executive authority that every president in the last five decades has used. I am disappointed by the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, which will delay justice and fairness for many immigrant families.  Bringing nearly five million individuals out of the shadows will promote public safety, benefit our economy and extend the American Dream. My office will continue to lead the way in defending the President’s actions so that we can enjoy a safer, more prosperous California.”  

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin to Law Enforcement to Increase Public Safety by Helping Crime Victims Obtain Immigration Relief

October 28, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies detailing new responsibilities under state law to assist immigrant crime victims in applying for U visas, a form of immigration relief specifically set aside for victims of crime who lack authorized immigration status.

California’s Immigrant Victims of Crime Equity Act (SB 674, De León), which takes effect on January 1, 2016, will require state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judges, and other specified officials to certify the helpfulness of immigrant crime victims of specified qualifying crimes on a federal U Nonimmigrant Status Certification, also known as a “U visa certification.”  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services considers these certifications in determining whether to grant a qualifying immigrant a U visa.

“Protecting victims of crime and encouraging their cooperation in criminal investigations and prosecutions keeps our communities safe,” said Attorney General Harris. “This information bulletin provides state and local law enforcement with clear direction to comply with the new U visa requirements, which will help prosecutors obtain convictions while strengthening the relationship of trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities.”

The new law (Penal Code Section 679.10) mandates that certain state and local law enforcement agencies and other specified officials complete U visa certifications, upon request, for immigrant crime victims who have been helpful, are being helpful, or are likely to be helpful in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of specified qualifying crimes. The new law also requires certifying entities to complete the certification within 90 days of the request, except in cases where the applicant is in immigration removal proceedings, in which case the certification must be completed within 14 days of the request

In addition to providing guidance on the new state law, the Attorney General’s bulletin summarizes existing federal law governing U visas, answers relevant questions regarding U visa eligibility, and encourages state and local law enforcement agencies and officers to be vigilant in identifying and supporting immigrant crime victims who may be eligible for U visas. 

U Visas are federal immigration visas designed only for victims of crime who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse because of criminal activity, and who are willing to assist federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies or government officials in the investigation of that criminal activity.

Attorney General Harris previously issued two information bulletins regarding immigration issues to local law enforcement agencies.  A bulletin in 2012 advised that local law enforcement had the discretion not to enforce Secure Communities detainer requests and in 2014, the second bulletin provided local law enforcement with updated guidance based on the state’s TRUST Act, which was passed to promote community policing and trust between law enforcement and communities.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Harris sent a letter to U.S. Senate Leaders opposing S. 2146, legislation that would withhold federal funding from California law enforcement agencies that comply with the TRUST Act. 

A copy of the bulletin is attached to the online version of this news release at www.oag.ca.gov/news.

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Urges U.S. Senate to Oppose Immigration Legislation Undermining Public Safety and Community Trust

October 19, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today sent a letter to United States Senators opposing S. 2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, legislation proposed by Senator David Vitter (R- Louisiana), which would potentially withhold federal funding from California law enforcement agencies who comply with the state Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tool Act (TRUST Act). 

In the letter, Attorney General Harris expresses concerns over this effort to undermine the delicate balance struck in California to protect public safety and strengthen the relationship of trust between law enforcement and communities. 

“I strongly believe that serious and violent criminals—whether undocumented or not—should be held accountable for their crimes.  But when local law enforcement officials are seen as de facto immigration agents, it erodes the trust between our peace officers and the communities we are sworn to serve,” Attorney General Harris stated in the letter.  “Criminal justice policy should not be conflated with national immigration policy.”

In June 2014, Attorney General Harris sent a bulletin to law enforcement agencies in California, outlining their responsibilities and potential liability for complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal detainer requests for undocumented immigrants.

The letter makes clear that California local law enforcement agencies are always able to notify ICE about serious criminals or those who pose a threat to public safety or national security.  The TRUST Act allows local law enforcement to notify ICE about serious criminals, while requiring that local agencies analyze public safety risks posed by an individual, including a review of the arrest offense and criminal history, before deciding whether to devote local resources to hold an undocumented immigrant on behalf of the federal government. 

The letter to the Senate is attached to the online version of this release at www.oag.ca.gov/news.

The law enforcement bulletin is available online here: http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/law_enforcement/14-01_le_info_bulletin.pdf.

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La procuradora general Kamala D. Harris, Univisión Los Angeles, SEIU CA, anuncian una asociación para organizar fórums públicos sobre inmigración en todo el estado

May 27, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov
LOS ANGELES— La procuradora general Kamala D. Harris anunció hoy que su oficina acogería una serie de fórums públicos en todo el estado en colaboración con Univisión Los Angeles, el Sindicato Internacional de Empleados de Servicios de California (SEIU CA, por sus siglas en inglés), y iAmerica para informar a los californianos acerca del impacto de las acciones ejecutivas sobre inmigración del Presidente Barack Obama. Los fórums en todo el estado también servirán para advertir a los consumidores acerca de estafas y otros fraudes potenciales dirigidos a comunidades de inmigrantes.

Los fórums públicos se acogerán en siete condados de California, incluyendo: Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Clara y Stanislaus. Los fórums públicos en todo el estado cubrirán temas que van desde la elegibilidad para el programa de acción diferida para llegadas de infantes (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA), y el programa de acción diferida para padres de estadounidenses y residentes permanentes legales (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, DAPA), y como evitar ser víctima de un fraude.

"Gracias a DAPA y DACA, muchas familias podrán escapar de una vida en las sombras. Queremos arrojar luz a un nuevo camino que les libera del acecho de predadores y estafadores," dijo la procuradora general Harris. "Estos fórums informarán a los inmigrantes acerca de sus derechos y responsabilidades en los nuevos programas, ayudándoles en su camino para conseguir el Sueño Americano. "

"Nuestra comunidad confía en nosotros para que les proporcionemos información pertinente acerca de este tema tan importante y que afecta a tantas personas," dijo Luis Patiño, vice-presidente ejecutivo y director general de Univisión Los Angeles. "Nuestro rol como medio de comunicación no es solo entretener a nuestros espectadores, sino que también debemos tener responsabilidad social para informarlos y capacitarlos con los recursos y herramientas que les ayudarán a entender temas complejos como éste, y estos fórums harán eso justamente."

"Los miembros de SEIU en California están orgullosos de colaborar con la procuradora general Kamala D. Harris para proteger de la explotación a las familias de California, para promover una reforma migratoria con sentido común y para explicar cómo van a funcionar las acciones del Presidente Obama cuando entren en vigor. Estas políticas harán que América y nuestra economía sean más fuertes. Más estudiantes y sus padres podrán participar plenamente en la sociedad," dijo Laphonza Butler, Presidente de SEIU California y SEIU United Long-Term Care.

"Los inmigrantes que trabajan duro, que son madres, padres, y jóvenes, contribuyen a nuestra economía y a nuestras comunidades, y aun así cada día estas familias están siendo desgarradas por un sistema de inmigración roto. SEIU aprecia el liderazgo de la procuradora general Kamala D. Harris para hacer justicia con la familias inmigrantes que están listas para ser totalmente incluidas en el país que ellos llaman nuestra casa," dijo David Huerta, Presidente de SEIU USWW.

FECHAS DE LOS FORUMS

Modesto:
Sábado, 30 de mayo a las 11:00 a.m.
Argus y Endeavor High School
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307 

Salinas:
Domingo, 31 de mayo a las 12:00 p.m.
Hartnell College (Gimnasio auxiliar)
411 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901 

Fresno:
Sábado, 13 de junio a las 10:00 a.m.
Manchester Mall
1901 E. Shields Ave. #203
Fresno, CA

Los Angeles:
Sábado, 14 de junio a las 10:00 a.m.
Garfield High School Auditorium
5101 E. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

San José:
Sábado, 20 de junio a las 10:00 a.m.
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave.
San José, CA 95116

Bakersfield:
Sábado, 27 de junio a las 11:00 a.m.
Beale Memorial Library Auditorium
701 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield CA 93301

San Diego:
Sábado, 27 de junio a las 10:00 a.m.
LIUNA Hall
4161 Home Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105 

Riverside:
Domingo, 28 de junio a las 3:00 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
5250 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Los grandes cambios en la política migratoria de los Estados Unidos, como los cambios recogidos en las acciones ejecutivas de inmigración del Presidente Barack Obama anunciadas en Noviembre del 2014, a veces provocan la aparición de estafadores que intentan aprovecharse de consumidores vulnerables que buscan ayuda con servicios de inmigración.

En noviembre del 2014, la procuradora general Harris emitió una alerta al consumidor informando a los californianos acerca de estas estafas y proporcionando consejos para protegerse. En diciembre del 2014, la procuradora general Harris emitió una alerta al consumidor informando a los californianos acerca de potenciales estafas enfocadas a los inmigrantes que intentan obtener una licencia de manejo bajo la ley de la Asamblea 60 (AB 60).

En marzo del 2014, la procuradora general Harris se unió a 13 estados y el Distrito de Columbia para solicitar un expediente Amicus apoyando la solicitud de emergencia del gobierno de los EE.UU. para permitir que avancen las acciones ejecutivas de inmigración del Presidente Barack-Obama. El expediente también solicitó a la Corte que suspenda el mandamiento judicial presentado en el distrito del Sur de Texas para bloquear el nuevo programa de inmigración.

La procuradora general Harris también emitió dos boletines informativos a las agencias de las fuerzas del orden esbozando sus responsabilidades y obligaciones potenciales si cumplen con las peticiones de detención federales de inmigrantes indocumentados de ICE. El boletín actualizado en junio del 2014 informó a las agencias acerca de los nuevos requerimientos que enfrentan desde que se promulgó la ley de transparencia y responsabilidad usando herramientas del estado (ley TRUST), y nueva jurisprudencia federal que creó riesgo legal para las agencias de la ley locales que cumplen voluntariamente con peticiones de detención federales.

Para obtener información adicional con respecto a estos foros por favor póngase en contacto con SEIU:

Inglés
Michael Roth
Email: Mike@paschalroth.com  Teléfono:916-444-7170 

Español
Maria Elena Jauregui
Email: m.jauregui@ocmedia.cc Teléfono: 818-355-5291

UPDATE: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Univision Los Angeles, SEIU CA, Announce Partnership for Statewide Public Forums on Immigration

June 11, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

En Español

LOS ANGELES — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced updated addresses for Los Angeles and Riverside immigration forums to be held later this month.

Last month, Attorney General Harris announced her office would host a series of statewide public forums in partnership with Univision Los Angeles, Service Employees International Union of California and iAmerica to inform Californians about the impact of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions. The statewide forums will also serve to warn consumers about potential scams and other fraud targeted at immigrant communities. 
The public forums will be hosted in eight California counties including: Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Clara and Stanislaus. The statewide public forums will cover topics ranging from eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, including to how to avoid being a victim of fraud. 

“Because of DAPA and DACA, so many families will be able to get out from living in the shadows. We want to shine a light on a new path that frees them from the lure of predators and con artists,” said Attorney General Harris. “These forums will inform immigrants about their rights and responsibilities under the new programs, helping them on their way to realizing the American Dream.”

“Our community trusts us to provide them with the pertinent information on this very important topic that affects so many,” said Luis Patiño, senior vice president and general manager, Univision Los Angeles. “As a media company, it is our role to not only entertain our viewers, but we have a social responsibility to inform and empower them with the resources and tools that will help them understand complex topics such as this one and these town halls do just that.” 

“SEIU members in California are proud to partner with Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to protect California families from exploitation, to promote commonsense immigration reform, and to explain how President Obama's actions will work once they take effect. These policies will make America and our economy stronger. More students and their parents will be able to fully participate in society," said SEIU California and SEIU United Long-Term Care President Laphonza Butler.

“Hard-working immigrants who are mothers, fathers and youth contribute to our economy and to our communities and yet every day these families are being ripped apart by a broken immigration system. SEIU appreciates Attorney General Kamala D. Harris' leadership in bringing justice to immigrant families who are ready to be fully included in the country they call home," said SEIU-USWW President David Huerta.

UPCOMING FORUM DATES 

Fresno:
Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 AM
Manchester Mall
1901 E. Shields Ave.
Fresno, CA

Los Angeles
Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 AM
Garfield High School Auditorium
5101 E. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

San Jose: 
Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116

Bakersfield: 
Saturday, June 27, 11:00 AM
Beale Memorial Library Auditorium
701 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield CA 93301 

San Diego: 
Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM
LIUNA Hall
4161 Home Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105 

Riverside:
Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
5250 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

FORUMS ALREADY HELD

Modesto :
Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 AM
Argus and Endeavor High School
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307 

Salinas: 
Sunday, May 31 at 12:00 PM
Hartnell College (Auxiliary Gym)
411 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901

Major changes to United States immigration policy, like those contained in President Barack Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions announced in November 2014, often lead to con artists emerging to prey on vulnerable consumers seeking help with immigration services.

In November 2014, Attorney General Harris issued a consumer alert informing Californians of these scams and issuing tips to protect themselves. In December 2014, Attorney General Harris issued a consumer alert informing Californians about possible scams targeting immigrants attempting to obtain a driver’s license under Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60).

In March, Attorney General Harris joined 13 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the U.S. government’s emergency request that President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions be allowed to proceed. The brief called on the Court to stay the preliminary injunction entered in the Southern District of Texas blocking the new immigration program. This week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay.

Attorney General Harris also issued two information bulletins to law enforcement agencies outlining their responsibilities and potential liability for complying with complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal detainer requests for undocumented immigrants. The updated bulletin issued in June 2014 informed the agencies of new requirements they face since enactment of the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tool Act (TRUST Act) and new federal case law that created legal risk for local law enforcement agencies that voluntarily comply with federal detainer requests.

For additional information regarding these forums please contact SEIU's media contacts:

English Language
Michael Roth
Email: Mike@paschalroth.com  Phone:916-444-7170 

Spanish Language
Maria Elena Jauregui
Email: m.jauregui@ocmedia.cc Phone: 818-355-5291

  

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Statement on Federal Appeals Court Refusal to Move Executive Immigration Actions Forward

May 26, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES –  California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to today’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, denying the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., the lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Attorney General Harris and 14 other Attorneys General had echoed the federal government’s call for an emergency stay, allowing the executive actions to move forward, in a friend-of-the-court brief.

“President Obama proposed commonsense actions to help address our broken immigration system and provide a path out of the shadows for over one million hard-working undocumented Californians eligible for deferred action,” said Attorney General Harris. “I am disappointed that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied our request for a stay to allow these lawful actions to immediately move forward. California will continue to lead the way in defending the President’s actions so that we can enjoy a safer, more prosperous California.”

Alerta al consumidor: Tenga cuidado con las estafas de inmigración durante la temporada de impuestos

April 13, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov
LOS ANGELES -- La Procuradora General Kamala D. Harris le recomienda que tenga cuidado si un preparador de impuestos le ofrece ayuda para preparar y presentar sus formularios de inmigración, o le pide que les pague las multas directamente. Las personas y empresas que preparan declaraciones de impuestos puede que no estén autorizadas a ayudarle con servicios de inmigración.

Las únicas personas que están autorizadas a darle consejo legal de inmigración son los abogados con licencia, y los representantes acreditados por la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración (Board of Immigration Appeals). Los abogados y los representantes acreditados son los únicos que tiene autorización para:

•           Explicarle las opciones de inmigración que están disponibles para usted;

•           Aconsejarle acerca de los formularios que se deben enviar; y

•           Comunicarse con el USCIS acerca de su caso.

Obtener ayuda para inmigración por parte de individuos y empresas sin autorización puede:

•           Demorar el proceso de su caso;

•           Costar más dinero con cargos innecesarios; y

•           posiblemente, provocar que se inicien procedimientos de deportación.

Los consumidores pueden informar de sospechas acerca de estafas de inmigración a la oficina de la Procuradora General. Para presentar una queja con nuestra oficina, utilice uno de nuestros formularios de queja siguientes:

English/Inglés: http://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

En Españolhttp://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_s...?

中文/Chinohttp://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_c...?

Tiếng Việt/Vietnamitahttp://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_v...?

También puede visitar el sitio web http://www.uscis.gov/avoidscams (Inglés) o http://www.uscis.gov/eviteestafas (En español) para aprender como reconocer y evitar las estafas de inmigración, y como encontrar servicios legales autorizados.

Consumer Advisory: Be Careful of Immigration Scams During Tax Season

April 13, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

En Español

LOS ANGELES -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urges you to be careful if a tax preparer offers to help you prepare and file your immigration forms or asks you to pay fines directly to them. Individuals and businesses that prepare tax returns may not be authorized to assist you with immigration services.

The only people authorized to give you legal advice on immigration are licensed attorneys and representatives accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Attorneys and accredited representatives are the only ones authorized to:

•           Explain which immigration options may be available to you;

•           Advise you about which forms to submit; and

•           Communicate with USCIS about your case.

Getting immigration help from unauthorized individuals and businesses can:

•           Delay the processing of a case;

•           Cost unnecessary fees; and

•           Possibly lead to deportation proceedings.

Consumers can report suspected immigration scams to the Office of the Attorney General.  To file a Complaint with our office, use one of the following complaint forms:

English: http://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

En Españolhttp://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_s...?

中文http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_c...?

Tiếng Việthttp://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/contact/business_corpform_v...?

You may also visit http://www.uscis.gov/avoidscams (English) or http://www.uscis.gov/eviteestafas (Spanish) to learn how to recognize and avoid immigration scams and find authorized legal services.

La procuradora general Kamala D. Harris y Estados presentan un expediente amicus curiae pidiendo a la Corte que permita avanzar con la Acción Ejecutiva de Inmigración

March 12, 2015
Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov
LOS ANGELES – Hoy, la procuradora general Kamala D. Harris y los procuradores generales de 13 Estados y District de Columbia presentaron un expediente amicus curiae (o amigo-de-la-corte) apoyando la solicitud de emergencia del gobierno de los EE.UU. para permitir que avancen las acciones ejecutivas de inmigración del Presidente Barack-Obama, solicitando a la Corte que suspenda el mandamiento judicial presentado en el distrito del Sur de Texas para bloquear el nuevo programa de inmigración.

El expediente, firmado por 14 estados y el Districto de Columbia incluyendo California, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont presenta los grandes beneficios positivos para la economía, la seguridad pública, y los beneficios humanitarios de las acciones de inmigración del Presidente Obama.

“El Presidente Obama ha propuesto acciones con sentido común que van a ayudar a arreglar nuestro dañado sistema de inmigración y a mejorar la economía y la seguridad pública de California. Con más de un millón de trabajadores californianos elegibles para la acción diferida, nuestro Estado tiene un papel muy importante en la exitosa implementación de las acciones de inmigración del Presidente Obama,” dijo la procuradora general Harris. “Me uno totalmente a mis colegas en la petición al Fifth Circuit de emitir una suspensión para que las familias de California puedan empezar a salir de las sombras y disfrutar del Sueño Americano inmediatamente.”

Las acciones de inmigración del Presidente Obama permitirán a aproximadamente cinco millones de personas, incluyendo 1.2 millones de californianos, solicitar autorización de trabajo y protección contra la deportación. Las personas elegibles tendrán que enviar información biométrica, pasar controles de seguridad nacional y criminal, pagar impuestos, y cumplir con los requerimientos específicos para el programa de acción diferida, incluyendo que hayan sido residentes en los EE.UU. por al menos cinco años.

El expediente pide a la Corte de Apelaciones del Fifth Circuit que suspenda el mandamiento judicial emitido por la corte del distrito del Sur de Texas, argumentando que permitir el avance del programa de inmigración es de un gran interés público. Además, el expediente menciona que los EE.UU. van a prevalecer en los méritos de su apelación, y emitiendo un mandamiento judicial nacional, los estados como California se ven denegados de los beneficios de la acción diferida. Estos beneficios incluyen permitir que los inmigrantes salgan de las sombras, que trabajen, y que contribuyan a nuestra economía mejorando al mismo tiempo la seguridad pública, al enfocar los esfuerzos de los recursos de las fuerzas de la ley a combatir verdaderas amenazas a la seguridad, y aumentar la confianza entre las fuerzas de la ley locales y las comunidades de inmigrantes.

El expediente menciona específicamente que cuando los inmigrantes indocumentados pueden obtener trabajo legalmente, “su paga se incrementa, buscan trabajo que sea compatible con su nivel de habilidades, y mejoran sus habilidades para obtener mejores pagas, y todo esto beneficia a las economías de los estados al incrementar ingresos y ampliar la base de impuestos.” Además, el expediente presenta los sustanciales beneficios económicos para California en particular: “Se estima que las ganancias de los impuestos de California van a crecer $904 millones en los próximos cinco años, y se prevé que 1.214.000 personas sean elegibles para la acción de inmigración diferida.”

Si la corte no suspende el mandamiento judicial en la nación, el expediente pide un mandamiento judicial preliminar que abarque solo a Texas, ya que éste es el único estado que reclama que el programa de acción diferida le causa un daño directo.

Se incluye una copia del expediente con la versión electrónica de este artículo en oag.ca.gov/news.