Matthew Holt

Hundreds Of Mentally Ill Deportees May Seek Return To U.S.

Hundreds Of Mentally Ill Deportees May Seek Return To U.S.

Hundreds of deported migrants with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder may qualify to return to the U.S. It’s the result of a settlement finalized in U.S. District Court last week between the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Escondido immigration case gives glimpse of alternate legal universe

Escondido immigration case gives glimpse of alternate legal universe

When Victorugo Rodriguez Tello, 27, was arrested in December by a team that included U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, he hoped his case would be resolved swiftly. He said he didn’t understand why they would bother with someone like him — eligible for a green card through marriage, with no criminal record that would disqualify him from permanent residence, living in the U.S. for more than a decade — when they had bigger fish to catch? Plus, he said, America struck him as a country with an immigration system shaped by logical rules and regulations, not intimidation.

U.S. Government Holding Fewer Immigrants In Detention

U.S. Government Holding Fewer Immigrants In Detention

The number of immigrants being held in detention centers across the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade, possibly signaling a change in a federal mandate called a ”bed quota.”

Hurwitz Holt, APLC files its first U visa appeal and wins!

In November 2014, Hurwitz Holt, APLC successfully appealed a denied U visa petition on behalf of a long-time client. The U visa is a nonimmigrant (temporary) visa for people who are victims of certain crimes and who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime. 

Local reaction to President Obama's immigration reform plan

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - There are about 150,000 undocumented immigrants in San Diego who may be eligible to take advantage of the President Obama's executive order. When the president offered a similar program a few years ago, only about a third of those eligible were willing to take the risk. Immigration advocates hope this time, more immigrants will come out of the shadows.

Families prepare for Obama immigration plan

SAN DIEGO — As thousands of undocumented immigrant parents begin preparations to apply for the president’s new immigration plan, local families say they’re enthusiastic about the prospects of coming out of the shadows and also worried about the barriers they may face.

Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

Do You Qualify for Relief Under Obama’s Immigration Actions?

Beginning December 4, 2014, Hurwitz Holt, APLC will have free public assessments every Monday at 6:00 p.m. at our office located at 409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, California, 92104. No appointment is necessary to attend the free assessment. To schedule a private consultation (for a fee), you may contact our office for an appointment with one of our attorneys at (619) 239-7855.

Mexicans crossing the border with mules! No, not burros, shoes!

Hurwitz Holt, APLC's attorney, Matthew G. Holt, is quoted in blog for his response to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, who said law enforcement professionals could spot illegal immigrants by the way they dress.

Best Lawyers in San Diego March 2012

Our own Matthew Holt with Hurwitz Holt APLC was recently voted one of the Best Immigration Lawyers in San Diego

Issa bill would increase visas for highly educated immigrants

A bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, earlier this month would increase the number of visas available to people with math and science degrees and eliminate a decades-old program that gives people from around the world what could be their only opportunity to come to the country legally.