SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - The San Diego immigration lawyers at the Golden State Law Group represent clients who are facing legal challenges for several different reasons. The firm represents people who have questions regarding their visas, their Green Cards, family immigration and those who are facing deportation among other issues and legal problems. The firm hereby alerts the public to the fact that Governor Jerry Brown of California has recently signed several immigration-related bills into law, and these new laws could affect the lives of many people in the state.

Specifically, Reuters recently published an article that describes the different bills that were signed into law by Governor Brown, and a link to that article can be found here. One such law now allows for illegal immigrants to obtain licenses to practice law in the state provided that they meet all of the other requirements met by licensed attorneys.

Examples of other new laws include those that prohibit law enforcement personnel from detaining illegal immigrants even if doing so is based on instructions from the federal government other than in cases of serious crimes or convictions. Another new law makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees because of their immigration status. Finally, illegal immigrants are now eligible to apply for and obtain California driver's licenses. The article went on to state that there are an estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrants currently living in California.

"We are glad that these new California laws will provide some clarity for immigrants in the state, as they have lacked this clarity for far too long," said David Weil, an attorney with the Golden State Law Group. "We hope that the progress that is being demonstrated in Sacramento will prompt those immigrants who may be unclear as to their residency statuses to come forward and take charge of this process knowing that they have certain rights here now," Weil added.

About the Golden State Law Group
The Golden State Law Group is a team of San Diego immigration lawyers who have been helping clients with several immigration-related issues for several years including helping with their visas, their asylum statuses, deportation defense issues, family integration matters and many others. The firm also provides legal representation for people in need of help with bankruptcy cases and with personal injury matters.

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David G. Weil
Golden State Law Group