- Deportations on 2014 9/16/2014
According to the Associated Press, immigration has deported 258.608 people in the last year. That is compared to the 320.167 people they had deported the previous year. This means that deportations have declined by 20 %. President Obama would like to tell Hispanics that he is responsible for the decrease in deportations, but that’s not true. The reason of the decline is that there are 240 cities across the country who have rebelled against immigration and they are not following the plan of safe communities, which requires police to detain immigrants for two days after their arrests, so immigration can go, pick them up and deport them. Therefore, this is because cities are not complying with the requirements of immigration. Consult your immigration case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276 .
- Immigration is not your friend 9/13/2014
Today I am going to give you an advice that is pretty strong. Some of you may be alarmed, but it is true. Immigration is not our friend. It is our adversary. I say this because many people go to immigration to be helped you with their cases, to be adviced. Imagine someone calls immigration and says: “I have entered several times crossing the border, but I have never been caught and now I want to become resident based on my American citizen wife. The advice of Immigration will be that you have to put all those arrivals and departures in the applications, even if you have not been detained by immigration at the border. Logically, they will deny your case or they will discourage you and say: “Go back to your country”. But that is not the best advice. The best advice is: “We have the right not to incriminate ourselves under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution and, therefore, we must be careful about what we say or not it to immigration. Immigration also wants to know, for instance, in applications, if we have committed crimes for which we have not been arrested. We must take great care when dealing with immigration because they are not our friends. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Delay on Executive Action 9/11/2014
The immigrant community and congressional Democrats who defend them have expressed great frustration with the announcement from the White House that the president will delay taking executive action until after the election. They feel betrayed again because there was a deadline and the president has delayed taking the decision once again. But let’s follow the calendar. There are just eight weeks missing to the election of November 4. Therefore, President Obama would have a time frame between November and December to make a decision that probably would come before Christmas, when all the country focuses on the holidays. The most appropriate time is after the elections, when there are newly elected congressmen, but they do not start ruling until January. Therefore, this would be the perfect time for the president to make a decision that does not affect the election. For help with your immigration case call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- DACA Extension and Residence 9/5/2014
It is important to take the first step to resolve your immigration case. There are many people who have done their family petitions for years. However, they have not obtained the residence because they have came undocumented crossing the border of the United States. Now that the White House is considering the approval of a deferred action for parents of American citizens and dreamers, it is possible that President Obama approves the work permit as well as the travel permit for all parents. With the permission to travel they will be able to leave and legally enter the United States. With that and the requests made, they could be legalized in the United States. The requests of those who have had to wait for years will be able to see the fruit now if this law is passed. The idea is to take the first step so you may eventually gather the rewards. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Organ trafficking in Mexico 9/4/2014
Julian was a child of 12 years. His parents were in the United States. They had the TPS and hired a coyote to bring Julian because they did not want him to go into the gangs of El Salvador. He came through Mexico but once he was there, he was grabbed and killed. They cut him into pieces to sell his organs to traffickers of human organs in Mexico, a practice that is becaming common. His parents never knew what happened, but his organs were sold at a high price for people who needed them to save their lives. Check your immigration case calling Jorge Rivera Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Talking too much 9/4/2014
Have you heard the saying that we should not talk too much and the fish falls due to his mouth? That applies to immigration. Sometimes people talk too much in interviews. They think they have to tell everything to immigration. There are people who have come across the border multiple times, but they have never been caught. If you have never been detained why would you confess this to immigration? You have the Fifth Amendment right of not incriminate yourself and if you entered two or three times through the border and immigration never caught you the only way they will find out is that you confess it. If you have a situation like that, consult with your lawyer so he can tell you what you should tell immigration and what you should not say. Immigration wants you to tell them everything. People often put the rope around their neck and incriminate themselves by talking too much. To help with your case, call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Keeping your secrets 9/3/2014
When one is undocumented and has no papers, no work permit, no driver’s license, one should not tell things to other people because one does not know the twists and turns of life. Friends can become enemies and then they can threaten you or take advantage of the information they know. Many people use, for example, a social security number that is does not belong to us at work. Do not talk, do not tell that to your co-workers or friends. The only person you need to tell about your immigration status is your immigration attorney. The only one that will help is your lawyer. A friend or colleague, or neighbor will not help you. Nobody has to know your private or personal information. Trust your lawyer. He will help you. I want to help you. Call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Rage and consequences 9/3/2014
Yesterday they told about a terrible case. A young man was in love with his first girlfriend. It was his first love, but she came with the story that she worked at night until dawn and he believed it until one day he pass by her house at night and found her making out with another man. He faced her and when as she told him she did not want anything with him, he pulled out a knife and cut her on her face so she could not be with another man. He ended up on jail. Check your immigration case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Relations and deportation 9/2/2014
There is a saying that is: “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” It is often applied to immigration. I have seen many through the years of people who have orders of deportation and immigration goes to their house looking for the person who has an order of deportation but they take the rest of the people under the same roof just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time even though they had no deportation order. The same happens with crimes. Some people say: “I have never broken the law, I am not in danger”; but hanging out with undocumented friends who do things like case of the couple in which he was fine, she had deportation order and she liked to smoke marijuana. The police stoped and arrested both of them. Sure, if he had not dated a girlfriend that smoked marijuana he would not have had problems with immigration. Therefore, we can say tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. Check your immigration by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group, LLC 888-578-2276.
- Preventive decisions 8/27/2014
Do not wait for things to happen to take action. Sometimes we are calm and we react when we see the consequences of something that we are suffering. It does not have to be that way. We do not have to wait until we are detained by immigration to do something in our case. A lady told me she was a victim of domestic violence and abuse of her husband until one day when he hit her in the face and accidentally he pulled her eye. When she lost the eye she called the police with despair. There is no need to let these things happen to react. It is like the drunk who starts going to Alcoholics Anonymous when he has already been arrested by the police. Let us act before the things happen so we can be on time and not suffer the consequences of the police, immigration or a partner that is hitting us. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Better late than never 8/27/2014
Better late than never. This saying applies to many people who have waited for years to resolve their situation. I see it every day. There are cases like the dreamer who has not yet applied for deferred action. He could have applied years ago and now his peers, friends, neighbors, have had work permits for several years. It does not matter if you have waited for years. There is the case of a husband who is married to an American citizen for 10 years and they have never submitted a request. It is never late. They can start at any time if necessary. The person who was victim of a crime several years ago has to apply. If that’s the only option what can we do? Sometimes we not dare to apply for work or fear. For example, the woman who has been in a vicious cycle of domestic violence in which the husband beats her and she forgives him. She can always get help, even years after that. Better late than never. Check your immigration case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Law of 10 years 8/26/2014
Many people ask me about the law of 10 years. They tell me they have been 10 years in the country and they have American citizen children. That’s not enough. They must have at least 10 years in the United States and they must have resident or American citizens children, parents or spouses, but there is another element. There must be suffering because not everyone is approved with the law 10 years just because they have enough time in the country and they are related to residents or citizens. They must have health problems to be able to say that if deported their resident or American citizen family is going to have a great suffering due to family separation. For example, if you have an American citizen or resident child in the hospital who needs surgery, is in a wheelchair, is paralyzed, is in a coma, has a heart condition or brain problems you may qualify. If you have something serious we can get the medical records and fight the case. It has to be a serious problem because the person must be put in deportation process and if the case is lost the person is deported. Check your case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Investigate your immigration case 8/21/2014
There is a saying: “Words are gone with the wind. What is important is paper”. This saying also applies to immigration in different situations because sometimes we think we have problem. We were stopped at the border, but when we ask for the record of the border we see that we are fine, no deportation. People have been arrested and think they will never be able to be residents or American citizens and when we ask for the record we see that all charges were dismissed and the person is in a good situation to apply for a benefit. Things happen the other way too. Some say they were arrested but they have no deportation and when we see the record of the border was the person was deported. With medical records sometimes we think that the situation is serious and it is not so bad. If there is no serious problem can not ask for immigration benefits. Check your immigration case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Children at risk 8/18/2014
What happened to more than 60,000 youth and children who disappeared during the past year within the vast Mexican territory? What nobody says is that children and young immigrants are vulnerable when they are in the Mexican territoriy to exploitation, sexual trafficking, to be victims of crime, to suffer serious violations of their physical integrity because mostly they are absorbed by the organized crime networks subjected to sexual exploitation, work slavery and assasination to be sold in parts to organ traffickers. Thus many children and young immigrants die in the attempt to reach the paradise of the United States of America. This is very sad because they have reached more than 60,000 but more than 60,000 have dissapeared. When I see this news, it really makes me fear for those young people who are crossing the border in Mexico. Check your immigration case calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Request to Obama 8/18/2014
Immigration lawyers are asking President Barack Obama not to accelerate the process of deportation of unaccompanied minors arriving. They say that children and adolescents are a vulnerable population with special needs. It is necessary that these children have full and fair hearings in immigration court since they face potential letal consequences if they are returned to their countries. What President Obama wants when asking the Congress to change the law and not allow them to have the hearing before the judge is to take the opportunity to fight their cases. Lawyers are not asking President to approve asylum to all young people who are coming across the border, but simply listen to them, give them an opportunity to present their cases, present evidence, and, if it is determined that their lives are in danger if returned to their country, then they can give them a protection to asylum but it is a very delicate situation because we can not violate the rights of children. For help with your case you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Deportations are faster 8/15/2014
Even without the additional funds from Congress, immigration is speeding deportations of adults detained at the border, setting a trend that worries advocates for immigrants. The homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson has a new slogan since a few weeks ago: “The border is not open to illegal immigration.” He repeated it last Saturday in a speech in Boston, Massachusetts pointing out that immigration has reduced paperwork of deportation of adults in an average of 33 days to 4 days today. So the administration of President Obama is accelerating the deportation of people at the border, Congress is unlikely to take any action to grant additional funds because they do not agree among Democrats and Republicans, but it is important that we know they are deporting people faster. Therefore, when a family member is detained we have to move as quickly as possible if we want to defend them and fight for them to stay in the United States. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Deferred action apllication 8/13/2014
According to a study of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington almost half of the 1.2 million immigrants who are young students who qualify for deferred action have not applied. The numbers do not lie. Immigration said they have approved only 560,000 applications. Initially it was thought that 1.7 million qualified, but only 1.2 million meet all requirements and only half have applied. It’s incredible. I see it when I do immigration consultations. Families arrive and we found that there are several things to do for them, but there are young people who have not applied for DACA. I ask them how may be possible that they have not applied? Please, this is an emergency. What’s worse is that young people drive without a license. They are in extreme risk of being arrested by the police, by immigration and they still have not applied. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- Changes on Inmigration 8/11/2014
There are many people who have lost hope and have returned to their countries, or people who have said why should I start something if they will not pass any reform? What they do not know is that historically there have been changes suddenly. For example, deferred action was announced from an hour to another. That announcement came when least expected. The same happened to the waiver within the country. That was a change that affected hundreds of people too. Suddenly the change came and, of course, the people who had made family petitions were benefited. So, the advice is not to go back to your country. Maybe we have a change this year, next year from Congress, frome the president. This will probably change when we least expect. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276
- New Immigrations options 7/31/2014
Although there is an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to millions of immigrants who are illegal in this country. This way, they would be allowed to stay in the United States without threat of deportation. Obama announced late last month that congressional efforts to remake the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system were dead and he would proceed on his own authority to fix the system where he could.
Since then he’s asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied youths. White House officials led by Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson have been working to chart a plan on executive actions Obama could take. They have held meetings with different groups and they have listened to recommendations from immigration advocates, law enforcement officials, religious leaders and Hispanic lawmakers.
Administration officials are weighing a range of options including reforms to the deportation system and ways to grant relief from deportation to targeted populations in the country, likely by expanding the Deferred Action program for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Now they want to focus on other population such as parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizen children, and parents or legal guardians of DACA recipients. Another focus could be the potentially hundreds of thousands of people who might be eligible for green cards today if current law didn’t require them to leave the country for 10 years before applying for one. It is recommendable to fill the petitions we could have pending and to request the immigration record in order to be prepared if these changes are approved.
- Americans protest by immigrant children 7/24/2014
We have seen large protests by American citizens who do not want young people who have crossed the border without their parents in their communities. Protests continue from California to Arizona. The last one was in a town called Oracle, in Arizona. Three thousand seven hundred people joined a protest against young people who were placed in a state shelter because they had arrived without their parents. So the topic of children crossing the border without their parents has turned emotions and nationwide protests on in different cities. What people who are complaining do not understand is that these young people have been escaping from rape, murder, threats, beatings given to them by criminal groups, coyotes or human traffickers. It really is a matter of life and death for many of these young people who come to the United States. Check your case calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration group to 888-578-2276.
- Illegal immigration. 7/23/2014
Last year the Border Patrol stopped around 420,000 people trying to cross the border in an undocumented way. These levels are so low that they are almost historical because the last time we were at these levels was in 1973, when the border patrol stopped less than half a million people. We were already used to levels of 1.6 million people arrested at the border trying to cross illegally. That was in 2000 and it had remained at those levels. This year we had a large amount of young people crossing, but there has only been an increase of 50,000. However, if we add 50 to 470 the result does not approach the historical levels of 1.6 million. So why do they say that there is an invasion, that the border is out of control, that they can not stand the number of people who are coming? What they are saying makes no sense if we are in the lowest historical levels in 40 years. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- Immigrant illegal trafficking 7/23/2014
Coyotes are behind the billionaire immigrants’ traffic. It’s a sweet deal although it is illegal. They charge between five and ten thousand dollars per person to take them through different routes to the United States. This business is booming for the arrival at the border of thousands of children who come from all Central America. Reports show that the business is generating about 6.6 billion dollars a year. This is incredible. What happens is that traffic networks are moving hundreds of immigrants at the same time. They bribe officials, gangs operating in the tracks of trains, and drug cartels that control the routes to the north while they endanger the lives of persons they transport. Thousands of people disappear every year due to this. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration group at 888-578-2276.
- Crisis humanitaria en la frontera. 7/22/2014
We can not close our eyes to the humanitarian crisis that we are currently having with so many children coming across the border without their parents. They are children who risk their lives trying to escape from the violence and problems of their countries and seeking freedom. However, rather than protect these children and treat them as refugees, Obama wants to deport them faster, directly from the border without having the right to go before a judge. His goal is to deport them as soon as possible.
The groups defending the rights of inmigirantes oppose the president’s proposed changes because it is not logical or fair to deny the right to go to court to fight a case to a child who needs protection. On the other hand, if these these children are sent before a judge, the fifty-nine courts of immigration in the United States will see a flood of forty-three thousand new cases of these children who crossed the border. These cases of children are going to be prioritized. They will be taken into acount before all adult cases that are already pending.
The only good thing about this is that 96% of these children were given to their families. The numbers show that 55% of the children were given to their parents. This proves that the majority of children come alone, but their parents who live in the United States are the ones who hire people to bring them. The most important recommendation for families and parents is not to go alone with their children to court. It is very important to have a good representation in immigration court to convince the judge not to send their children back.
- President Obama willing to take excecutive action 7/2/2014
President Obama recognized that immigration reform has failed so far and he blame Republicans for blocking a vote on reform. He has said that he is now willing to take steps, executive measures to correct the broken immigration system. He asked the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Eric Holder, the attorney general to submit the measures that can be taken before the end of the summer. It is expected that he approve the deferred action for families as well as he did with the students, and also that he can take the decision to deport only people with criminal records. We are still waiting for the changes to come. He has openly said he will take such measures. Let’s see if he does what he says. For help with immigration you can call 888-578-2276.
- President Obama will delay decision on deportations 6/14/2014
President Obama announced that he will delay a decision on a change in the process of deportation until after the Congress has the opportunity to take action or allow a vote on immigration reform in the coming months. This announcement comes after President Obama gave up to the August recess to the Congress to take action on immigration reform and also after Harry Reid gave them until August first to allow a vote on the immigration reform. He said otherwise, President Obama will take action. All matches in this time window for June and July that Congress finally do something about immigration reform. We have President Obama and the Democratic majority leader in the Senate saying that if they do something the president will take administrative action.
- Immigration reform is loosing support in recent ellections 6/14/2014
It is said that the loss of Republican Eric Cantor in the republican primaries is a defeat for immigration reform because he was knocked off by a Republican candidate named David Brat. He had accused Cantor of embracing the amnesty to open borders. That means that the point of view of Republicans will tighten more because they see his Republican base strongly opposes immigration reform. These are bad news for immigrants, but we will focus on the action that President Obama can take when the deadline that has been given to take action on immigration reform to Republicans meets. We will follow up on this story because the Republican primary could be important for immigration reform. Check your case by calling 888-578-2276.
- Children and adolescents are coming in large numbers 6/14/2014
An unprecedented number of children and adolescents who are undocumented immigrants coming to the States without their parent or guardian goes to a network of detention centers of the federal government, which is barely mentioned. It is expected that this year 60,000 children end up in the center. In 2011 there were 2,560 undocumented children. This quantity is almost 10 times higher. Children are accommodated in more than 90 shelters, foster homes and detention centers that have been approved by the states. The government describes them as secure sites. In an investigation of the Houston Chronical it was found that many young people are victims of abuse by people who are supposed to protect them. This is unbelievable. Children who are coming to the United States are the ones who deserve more protection, especially if they are arriving without their parents. Many of them are being sexually abused in centers that are approved by immigration. This is something incredible that can not continue happening. Check your case by calling 888-578-2276
- Possibility of Dreamers to enter the army 5/22/2014
The Pentagon has announced that they are considering allow students who have deferred action entering the army. This would be a step from President Obama to help immigrants but it is not enough. It’s good because it would allow thousands of young people who are non-resident entering the armed forces and once there, they could benefit their wives , their parents, with something that is called a parole in place. That is a legal stay that protects such family of deportation . Therefore it would be a benefit to thousands, but not millions, that is what we need . We are expecting a bigger announcement. Something that benefits more people because these small steps from President Obama will not be enough . What’s more , students have benefited with work permits , legal stay , travel permit , but not the number of people who really need help. They are more than 11 million in the country . Check your immigration case calling 888-578-2276
- Mothers ask President Obama to stop deportations 5/13/2014
Mothers traveled to Washington from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco to ask President Obama to stop deportations because so far they have he not stopped them. Deportations continue at the same rate of 1,200.00 people per day, totaling nearly 400,000.00 people a year. In part, mothers are being affected, not only because their children are deported, but because they are deported and leaving their children alone, without mother, abandoned, in the care of parents assigned by the state, so just imagine the situation. Between 2010 and 2012 they deported more than $ 2,000 parents with U.S. citizen children. There are 4.5 million U.S. citizen children and immigrant parents. They have to do something with the deportations and that is why mothers were to ask for it. Check your immigration case calling 888-578-2276.
- Last chance to approve Immigration Reform this year 5/6/2014
The activists defending the rights of immigrants say they have one last chance to pass immigration reform this year during the month of August at the latest. If not approved, then we lost hopes for 2014. Why their hope that the reform is approved is renewed? On one hand John Boehner, the president of the chamber of representatives, has been making comments that there is a support to pass immigration reform and, on the other hand, we have the Republican primary that will end in June. It means that after those primaries they no longer have the pressure of the Republican Party that chooses them in their respective states. Therefore, they would be freer to support immigration reform. Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican representative from Florida, says there are also possibilities. So, let’s see what happens because at least they are trying. Check your case calling 888-578-2276
- No change in the policy of policy of deportation 4/30/2014
We do not have any change in the policy of deportations so far. We are waiting to hear from the White House. Still, there is no immigration reform right now, but we do not know when it will be a reform. It may take years. So what we have to do is to find a solution ourselves, but the important thing is not being discouraged and trying to take a first step. No matter what happen we have to move forward because many people neglect this first step and say: “Well, anyway I do not qualify for the residency right now.” They do not know that the first step may be the solution in the future, so they can solve their immigration situation. That first step might be a family petition, might be your immigration record, but generally the vast majority of people can take a first step in immigration. The key is not neglect it, but take it, because, otherwise, we can miss the train.
- More states are not collaborating with Immigration 4/30/2014
Cops in Colorado have decided they will not hold the immigrants in order to be picked up by immigration after they have been arrested. This happens after the states of Oregon and Pennsylvania have made similar decisions when judges in those states decided that immigration instructions to detain immigrants are not mandatory, but optional, and that retaining immigrants when they should be released after being arrested so immigration can go for them, could be a constitutional violation of human rights of immigrants. So the list of states that are not following the instructions of immigration to retain immigrants is increasing. The states of California, Florida, Washington DC, Connecticut and Maryland in this list as well. Now there are three more states: Colorado, Pennsylvania and Oregon. It will be the whole country soon. Check your immigration case calling 888-578-2276
- Deportations only for people with criminal records 4/29/2014
Now that President Obama is considering the idea of deporting just people with criminal records, Republican senators have sent him a very threatening letter saying that if he changes the deportation process he would be violating the constitution and he would be going against the immigration laws approved by the congress. However, President obama has the power to direct the executive branch according to immigration laws, but the can enforce them in a more aggressive or relaxing way . It is at his discretion. He does not have to ask for the Congress permision. What worries the Republican Senators is that if they only deport people with criminal records, deportations may decrease about 50%, and there is a chance that they give work permit to people who are not deported. Therefore, we will have follow this news very closely because it is really interesting . Consult your case calling 888-578-2276.
- Deportations under Obama 4/29/2014
A very interesting controversy has emerged. The administration of President Obama says that in the last 5 years deportations have decreased by 43 % , but, how can that be possible if the numbers do not lie ? More than 2 million people have been deported from the United States during President Obama’s term. This is more than what any other president has deported. How can they say that deportations have decreased by more than 50%? It makes no sense. The numbers do not match. Would they want to lie to us ? Many people do not even believe in the administration of President Obama. Hopefully they will do right, now that they are evaluating the rules and policies of deportation to only deport people with criminal records. If President Obama does that, then , he would gain the respect of Hispanics that, by far, are disappointed by his election promises. Check your immigration case calling 888-578-2276