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'The Fight' Documents The ACLU's Legal Battle With The Trump Administration

Aug 13, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with the directors of

The Fight, a new documentary that follows a team of ACLU attorneys as they sue the Trump administration over reproductive freedom, trans rights, child separation, and voting rights.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández about his new book Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.

Immigration Law -- Update on the legal representation of undocumented immigrants. Guests: Immigration Law attorneys -- Valerie Zukin, Hamid Yasdan Panah, Sara Izadpanah, & Zachary Nightingale, a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Immigration Law & Preparing Immigrant Families. Guests: Avantika Shastri, Legal Director of the Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative of the Bar Association of San Francisco; Hamid Yazdan Panah, a Member of the Iranian American Community of Northern California; Ilyce Shugall, a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, & the Immigration Services Legal Director of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Deborah Wald, a Specialist in Family Law. Ms. Shugall & Ms. Wald are both Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

  The Affect of Recent Immigration Rulings on People and Proceedings.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015
Mike Koozmin, S.F. Examiner

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:


SF cable car operators call for safety reforms in wake of devastating injuries // SF Examiner


“Perhaps the worst day of Santiago Montoya’s life was April 6 of this year. That’s when he was hit by a car while on the job as a cable car operator. The collision destroyed his body, and he is still recovering in a Concord hospital."

Immigration and Nationality Laws and Issues.
Guests: Luis J. Rodriguez, immediate past President of the State Bar of California; and J. Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. The guests are  Board Members of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
Guest Host: Alice O'Sullivan, a former President of the California Board of Legal  Specialization, and a Director of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).

Discussion of Immigration Law Issues.
Guest: Luis J. Rodriguez, immediate past President of the State Bar of California.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Luis, please call 415-841-4134.
Our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night is this evening, too. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at, 7 to 8pm, listeners can also call off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any law questions they are prepared to discuss.

Update of Immigration and Nationality Laws and Issues.
Mary Waltermire, Immediate Past Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar, and partner in the Sacramento law firm of Schoenleber & Waltermire (916-441-5327); Kelly McCown, partner in the San Francisco law firm of McCown & Evans (415-834-9162).
The guests are specialists in immigration and nationality law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization.

Update of Immigration and Nationality Law Reform and Issues.

Guests:  Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law - Mary Waltermire and Kelly McCown.

Listeners are invited to participate & call-in with questions for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about renewed calls for a Comprehensive immigration policy. What’s possible for immigration reform now? Both Republicans and Democrats talk about a “path to citizenship." Join us live tat 10 or leave your comment here. What kind of bill do you think would create a more just economy and society?  And who can make it happen?  It’s your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Anoop Prasad, an immigration staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus

Immigration Law Update

Sep 19, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws to discuss recent updates to immigration policy.