All posts by andrewdholley

Immigration Courts: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) April 1, 2018

America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That’s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show. One of the interview subjects is Immigration Judge Dana Leigh Marks, a highly respected and influential judge in San Francisco's Court.  I have had the pleasure of ...

Immigration sweep impacts Butte County

A brief well written article about the dilemma immigrants face once arrested by ICE during the current raids in the North Valley. http://www.chicoer.com/social-affairs/20180305/immigration-sweep-impacts-butte-county

Immediate Response to News that DACA is re-started after District Court Judge rules against Trump

https://youtu.be/RdDpvpcs5MI Immediate response to breaking news that a federal district court judge in California order Trump to begin accepting applications for DACA renewal in spite of the order from September 5 that Trump would  terminate DACA.

More facts coming out about the Kate Steinle Murder Trial…

This morning the San Francisco Public Defender Matt Gonzalez spoke on local radio KPFA to discuss the defense for Garcia-Zarate in the Kate Steinle murder trial.  It is a very informative interview in which Gonzalez discusses the facts and context and background that do not get heard on the mainstream media outlets.  Please click on ...

Thoughts about the Kate Steinle Murder Trial

Talking about the recent court case involving the undocumented immigrant who killed the Young US citizen Kate Steinle in San Francisco. Today a jury found the undocumented immigrant not guilty of murder. Not everybody who is anti-illegal immigration is racist. In fact, everybody should be anti-illegal immigration. However, we should have priorities in the United ...

DACA Renewals Denied at Deadline, part 3

I have been Talking about this issue with the DACA renewals for the dreamers for the past two weeks. I knew something was fishy when applications and I mailed on September 13, September 15, September 16, September 17, all somehow claim to have been received by Immigration on October 6 - 1 day after the ...

DACA Renewals Rejected, Part 2

News has been coming out in the past few weeks about DACA renewals getting denied by USCIS. Earlier this week I posted about it in my previous blog entry. I faced this problem first hand, and it was hard for me to believe that DACA applications that I mailed three weeks before the deadline were ...