07-2022 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
ICE has resumed deporting unsuspecting immigrants at routine check-ins.
Partner Ginger Jacobs was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune article covering the abrupt deportation of a client at a routine check-in.
10/30/2021 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Attorney Maria Chavez led a workshop on humanitarian parole during an event hosted for Afghan families by the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations at the Islamic Center of San Diego. This event was featured in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
1/23/2021 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Attorney Maria Chavez was recently quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune where she shared her thoughts on the recent changes in immigration already affecting the San Diego area.
7/3/2020 | The San Diego Tribune
Attorney Jacobs was recently quoted in The San Diego Tribune where she shared her perspective on the violent tactics that have been used on protesters in the U.S. that remind many asylees of the oppressive conditions they left behind.
6/11/20 | Human Rights First
Attorney Ginger Jacobs was recently quoted in a Human Right First Article in which she reports "CDC social distancing impossible" in ICE facilities which leaves many people at risk.
4/3/20 | The San Diego Tribune
As the Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, individuals being held in detention centers are at risk of contracting the disease especially those with preexisting health conditions.
11/5/19 | CNN
Hotels are currently being used to house immigrant detainees - in this article, Attorney Jacobs discusses her opposition towards the detention of immigrants in general, but especially in hotels.
9/17/19 | The San Diego Tribune En Espanol
Abogada Jacobs habla sobre las nuevas restricciones de asilo que esencialmente descalifican a cualquier migrante que no es mexicano del asilo.
9/16/19 | The Baltimore Sun
Attorney Ginger is featured in this article and discusses asylum eligibility under the new policy.
9/12/19 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Attorney Jacobs speaks on the new asylum restrictions that essentially disqualifies any non-Mexican migrant from asylum.
4/22/19 | Buzzfeed
Attorney Ginger Jacobs is featured in a recent article discussing how anti-immigrant protesters physically vandalize and harass asylum seekers taking refuge at a San Diego Church.
2/18/19 | NPR
Attorney Chavez discusses the importance of attorney-client privilege and how that privacy is being breached.
12/21/18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Attorney Jacobs is featured in the article and discusses her concern for the youth who are traveling with the migrant caravan.
9/20/18 | The Slot
Attorney Jacobs speak on the difficulty of winning asylum cases since Jeff Sessions has worked to deny victims, even after they have passed the credible fear test.
8/31/18 | San Diego Free Press
On September 6th 2018 Attorney Ginger Jacobs will host a Q&A session and provide an update on the DACA Program after the screening of “Rocío”.
The Texas Tribune | The Texas Tribune
Attorney Jacobs speaks on the use of hotels as temporary holding facilities for individuals in ICE custody.
8/21/18 | Snopes
Immigration Attorney Ginger Jacobs speaks on ICE's decision to make public criminal allegations stemming from information provided by the country of Mexico to be a break from the past and a version of character assassination in the case of Joel Arrona-Lara.
8/8/18 | Snopes
7/18/18 | Voice of San Diego
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs, who is working as a consultant on Federovskiy’s case, said that many immigrants find themselves in this gray area – they’re in the process of trying to obtain a legal status or change a visa, but are in limbo as they wait for bureaucracy to play out.
7/2/18 | Voice of San Diego
Jacobs said that violence against women has been climbing in the region for about 10 years. That’s also when the gang cases started heating up. She, too, believes many Central American asylum-seekers end up in the United States because they have family here.
6/23/18 | Task & Purpose
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs said, “I am also concerned about the extremely high expense of these camps. It looks like it would take approximately $500 million to house people at Camp Pendleton for only a six month time period. That is an enormous waste of government resources. It would be far less expensive to allow the asylum-seekers to live in their own communities with GPS monitor ankle bracelets on, so ICE can keep track of their whereabouts.”
6/20/18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs pointed out that border officials may have to determine how the executive order’s definition of “alien child” plays into the ways in which families can be separated if they come through the ports.
6/20/18 | KPBS
David Schlesinger, a federal appellate court attorney, broke down the arguments in the case.
6/11/18 | KPBS
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration lawyer at Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP, said she appreciates other parts of the new San Diego Police Department policy, including its explicit statement that "members shall not stop, question, or detain any individual solely because of the individual’s national origin, foreign appearance, inability to speak English, or immigration status."
6/5/18 | Voice of San Diego
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs says the practice of separating kids and parents is unlike anything she’s ever encountered. She told Srikrishnan “the government could not only be permanently separating children from their parents, but also creating a new class of undocumented youth who grow up in the United States because they were never reunited with their deported parents.”
6/4/18 | Voice of San Diego
“Unaccompanied minors,” Jacobs said, are migrants under the age of 18, who make their way to the U.S. border without a parent or guardian. That’s a different group than the children who are being separated from their parents at the border. Once they are separated from their parents, though, they are being handled similarly to unaccompanied minors.
5/21/18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Canada is the only country that the U.S. has an agreement with regarding “safe third country” designation. The treaty, signed in 2002, is based on a mutual acknowledgment that the countries have similar systems for requesting asylum, explained immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs. “If someone pursues their claim in the U.S., they can't go to the Canadian border and try to get a second bite of the apple in Canada,” Jacobs said.
5/8/18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney in San Diego, said that Alonso’s arrest may have been unlawful and that because of that, a federal judge might throw out the criminal reentry charges brought against him.
5/6/18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
More are winning their cases than before, according to Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney in San Diego, especially in the last two years. Women who could show that they’re being targeted because they are women have a better chance of winning their cases, Jacobs explained.
5/6/18 | The Garden City Telegram
5/2/18 | NPR
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs in San Diego said the criminal charges against the 11 migrants were "highly unusual." Most people apprehended for illegal entry are turned around and expeditiously removed from the U.S., she explained. These criminal charges are part of the Trump administration's messaging, she said. "They are trying to dissuade future caravaners from attempting to come to the states" to apply for asylum, Jacobs explained.
4/30/18 | KUSI News
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs said the refugees face a very long and complex process of applying for asylum in the United States.
4/27/18 | AliveForFootball
Ginger Jacobs, a San Diego immigration attorney who helped Haitians seeking entry to the U.S.in 2016, said Trump's concerns about a rush of Central Americans seeking asylum were "completely overblown".
4/26/18 | CBS News
Ginger Jacobs, a San Diego immigration attorney who helped Haitians seeking entry to the U.S. in 2016, said Mr. Trump's concerns about a rush of Central Americans seeking asylum were "completely overblown."
4/26/2018 | KUSI News
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs said the group in Tijuana plans to present themselves at the San Ysidro port of entry and request asylum in an orderly fashion.
4/26/18 | KPBS
Ginger Jacobs, a San Diego immigration attorney who helped Haitians seeking entry to the U.S. in 2016, said Trump's concerns about a rush of Central Americans seeking asylum were "completely overblown."
4/23/18 | KPBS
“Literally any person who is in the United States or who arrives at the border of the United States, no matter what their immigration status is, has the right to apply for asylum," said immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs. "They don't have the right to get asylum — you know, it's not guaranteed — but they at least have the right to apply."
4/16/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney, recalled cases taking between one and two years to process after 9/11 when noncitizens were highly scrutinized by the federal government but the wait times had dropped significantly in the following years.
3/22/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
For example, if someone comes to the U.S. on a tourist visa and ends up applying for a green card, that person would need an advance parole document to leave the country and come back while the green card application is being processed, explained immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs.
3/20/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Immigration Lawyer Ginger Jacobs is representing her nanny, Karla Rivera, in navigating the immigration system. Rivera was brought to the United States by her mother when she was five years old. Papers were submitted when Karla was a child, and now at the age of 34 Karla is still waiting for her Green Card.
3/12/2018 | Los Angeles Times
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney in San Diego, said that in her time practicing, she's noticed that the San Diego field office always works hard to follow orders from headquarters.
3/12/2018 | Daily Republic
3/4/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney, recommended that anyone with a DACA permit expiring by the end of 2019 renew before June.
3/1/2018 | SDVoyager
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1/26/2018 | Voice of San Diego
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney, said she isn’t familiar with this incident but has seen other cases in which immigration officials used traffic violations to stop and detain undocumented immigrants.
1/22/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney, is encouraging DACA recipients whose permits expire before the end of 2018 to renew.
1/16/2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Green card holders have a right to a court hearing before losing their green card for pot use, according to immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs, but people traveling on temporary visas, like students and tourists, can be turned around at the border with no recourse.
12/22/2017 | Voice of San Diego
Ginger Jacobs, a local immigration attorney, said that means that there are more people in detention and more cases being fought out in court.
11/13/2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney who is not affiliated with the case, said that judges base location changes on criteria like where witnesses are located.
11/6/2017 | Voice of San Diego
It also comes down to the types of enforcement actions agencies are taking, and how the enforcement is coming through the immigration court system. One reason might be the types of enforcement cases that agencies are pursuing, said Ginger Jacobs, a San Diego-based immigration attorney.
11/5/2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney in San Diego, advised DACA recipients to renew if they can and not to panic because the final outcome could still change. “The silver lining of this horrible news is that they may end up with a more lasting benefit if this makes Congress pass the Dream Act,” Jacobs said.
10/2/2017 | Courthouse News Service
Immigration attorney Maria Chavez with San Diego firm Jacobs & Schlesinger said the last time any significant changes were made to immigration policies was in 1996, under President Bill Clinton.
9/9/2017 | The Star News
Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs said despite the news of DACA’s demise, DACA participants “should not panic” because the program is not automatically disappearing in six-months. She said people who have work permits that are valid for longer than a six month period will be able to keep their work permits and continue to be in DACA status and continue to work legally.
9/8/2017 | KPBS
David Schlesinger, an appellate litigator with Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP, said the issue may be "moot" when justices hear it next month. He said that's because the directive, which suspended refugee resettlement for 120 days and halted travel from six countries for 90 days to review security measures, may have lapsed.
6/26/2017 | KUSI
David Schlesinger is a San Diego attorney who is involved in federal appeals cases, some of them involving immigration. He said the ban would not affect students who are enrolled in American schools, a person who’s been hired by a U.S. company or someone with U.S. family ties.
4/27/2017 | Voice of San Diego
As local immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs told us in February, however, the Trump administration certainly could change the policy. Still, Jacobs told us, it’s highly unlikely ICE would make schools the focal point of immigration enforcement – partly because it would likely spark intense protest from the community.
4/13/2017 | Courthouse News Service
San Diego immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs noted that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced stepped-up immigration enforcement just this week, in Nogales, Arizona. “This is the Trump era,” Sessions told reporters in the border city.
4/7/2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The majority of green card holders have to wait five years before they can even apply for citizenship. Those who are married to U.S. citizens can apply three years after they receive their green cards. “Realistically, for your average situation, there’s nothing,” said Ginger Jacobs, a local immigration attorney. “There’s no way to become a citizen unless you’re a permanent resident first.”
2/21/2017 | Voice of San Diego
Some sanctuary. If it is true that San Diego’s metropolitan area has 170,000 unauthorized immigrants, as the Pew Research Center recently reported, then a significant portion of them are sent away every year. “I don’t like the term because it gives people a false sense of security. There is not a lot these cities can do. If ICE has a warrant, they can arrest someone,” said Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney who just rotated out as chair of the advisory board of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium.
2/16/2017 | Voice of San Diego
The 2011 memo reflects the soft touch DHS has taken toward schools in recent years, the new Trump administration certainly could change the policy, said local immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs. Still, Jacobs believes it is highly unlikely ICE would make schools the focal point of immigration enforcement, in part because the agency could expect significant protest from the community. Jacobs points to a situation in 2009 in which three teenagers were detained by Border Patrol agents while waiting at the Old Town trolley station and taken to Mexico that same day. The apprehension sparked intense pushback from the community, and could be part of what prompted the 2011 DHS memo, Jacobs said.
2/15/2017 | KPBS
"People are unnecessarily incarcerating themselves," said immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs. "The immigrant community is panicking for no good reason." She said Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity may increase in the future, but it is currently no different than it was several months ago. Jacobs recommended that immigrants go about their daily lives as they normally would rather than succumb to unnecessary stress.
1/25/2017 | The NonProfit Times
Trump characterized the H-1B visa during the campaign as “very, very bad for workers. We shouldn’t have it.” Trump thus far has not put forth any specific proposals regarding the H-1B program. Nonetheless, anti-immigration sentiments expressed by the Trump and by people being tapped for prominent roles in his administration indicate that the H-1B could be in jeopardy. “If I were a nonprofit executive right now, I might be a little bit concerned about what types of changes to the program could be implemented,” said Ginger Jacobs, an immigration lawyer with Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP in San Diego, Calif.
12/27/2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Deportation should not be used as a weapon to punish people who have already paid their debt to society and moved on with their lives,” said attorney Ginger Jacobs, chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, in an emailed statement. “We should reject this double jeopardy style of justice. It only serves to separate hardworking families and undermine trust in law enforcement, putting everybody’s safety at risk.”
11/19/2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney and chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, said San Diego has history of welcoming immigrants and refugees.
11/14/2016 | 7 San Diego
President-elect Donald Trump's immigration plan is not unlike President Barack Obama's initial immigration plan, according to some experts. Trump has said he plans to deport up to three million people with criminal backgrounds, including rapists, drug traffickers and gang members. Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs says the idea is not unlike President Obama's from several years ago. “These are the people Obama has gone after to be the number one priority for deportation,” said Jacobs.
10/5/2016 | NBC News
Immigration advocates in the U.S. fear those issues, coupled with a bleak economic outlook and widespread food insecurity, could compound into a much larger issue with lasting effects. “Haiti has limited resources, limited employment opportunities and if deported, these people have a limited chance of prospering in such desperate conditions,” Ginger Jacobs, chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Project, said in a statement Tuesday.
9/22/2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rumors of the policy changes flew late Wednesday among members of the migrant advocacy community. “It’s very surprising and a bit confusing,” said Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney and chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium. “If this were to happen, it signals a pretty dramatic change in policy.”
9/21/2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
According to Ginger Jacobs, an immigration attorney who has been acting as a liaison between the group and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they’re also given a notice to appear in immigration court for removal proceedings, with a date to be determined. She said none of the new arrivals have had a court date set yet.
9/13/2016 | San Diego Reader
"I actually grew up in the middle of the country, in rural Indiana, and it was not a very welcoming city, it was one of those cities that had been a hotbed of Klan activity," said Ginger Jacobs of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, "and everybody knew that if you were a person of color, you didn't live in my town, you lived in the next town over."
6/28/2016 | Times of San Diego
Ginger Jacobs, chairwoman of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, said it was “impossible for our communities to rely on police officers for help when they shoot first and ask questions later.”
9/22/2015 | Christianity Today
9/9/2015 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ginger Jacobs, a San Diego attorney who has worked with Iraqi immigrants for more than a decade, said it raises a red flag when asylum seekers are detained for a lengthy period. “Asylum is for emergencies only,” she said. “There are many, many people fleeing Iraq for bona fide emergency reasons. But if somebody is able to live as a citizen in a country like Germany or the United Kingdom or Australia, then they don’t necessarily deserve an emergency remedy such as asylum.”
7/9/2015 | KPBS
6/16/2015 | KPBS
Cervantes’ attorney, Ginger Jacobs, said prosecutorial discretion is equivalent to a plea bargain in a criminal case. She’s confident Cervantes will qualify. For court purposes, the case would be administratively closed. It would remain on his record, but it would be inactive.
6/4/2015 | Fox 5
Cervantes, who is undocumented, was on his way to a church retreat in Jamul when he was stopped by the Border Patrol and deported back in April. His attorney Ginger Jacobs said the removal was legal but unjust, claiming officers failed to give his client Prosecutorial Discretion.
5/14/2015 | Fox 5
He’s also a preacher and serves as counselor to drug addicts at Victory Outreach Church in National City. “I mean he’s someone who’s making this community a better place,” said Attorney Ginger Jacobs who claims Cervantes should’ve never been deported based on a Department of Homeland Security policy memo sent out late last year. The memo states undocumented immigrants who don’t represent a threat to national security are not a priority for deportation and should be granted prosecutorial discretion.
3/30/2015 | KPBS
In San Diego County, the white-collar increase may be a result of state education policies that help immigrants become better educated. Assembly Bill 540 allows certain people without documents to go to college in the state, while the California Dream Act lets them apply for state financial aid. "If they're pursuing higher education, then they're naturally going to be drawn to more white-collar jobs," said San Diego immigration lawyer Ginger Jacobs, a partner at Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP.
8/1/2014 | San Diego Source
Ginger Jacobs of Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP will discuss “Immigration Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Violent Crime” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at San Diego Law Library's main branch, 1105 Front St. in San Diego.
6/27/2013 | KPBS
6/13/2013 | Gay San Diego
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