- Criminal record and Dapa 1/26/2015
Many people call me to the radio and ask me: If I have a criminal record, will I qualify for the executive action of President Obama, for parents of children resident or US citizen, and the answer is, it depends, if found guilty of a mayor crime, a felony, then this automatically disqualified you, or if he was found guilty of 3 or more minor crimes, known as misdemeanor then you are also automatically disqualified, but the key is that you must have been convicted as guilty; if they were dismissed charges, is not enough and always qualify.
- TPS and Dapa 1/20/2015
Many people are asking me and tell me, I have a family petition, a U visa, a case of domestic violence, TPS but I also wants to file for the executive action, and the answer is that it can in some cases and in others not, for example, if you have a family petition, that does not give you a legal stay in the country, so you can apply for the executive action at the same time, but if you have the TPS, if you get a legal stay within the country, and therefore you could not apply for the executive action, the key is that the person must have been illegal for November 20, the day that President Obama made the announcement for the executive action, if you were legal with a case approved, you cannot apply for the executive action.
- TPS and Dapa 1/20/2015
Muchas personas me están preguntando y me dicen, yo tengo una petición familiar, una Visa U, un caso de violencia domestica, un TPS pero al mismo tiempo quiero hacer la acción ejecutiva, y la respuesta es que en algunos casos se puede y en otros no, por ejemplo, si uno tiene una petición familiar, eso no le da una estadía legal dentro del país, así que si se puede hacer la acción ejecutiva al mismo tiempo, pero si no tiene el TPS, si le da la acción la estadía legal dentro del país, país y por lo tanto no se pudiera hacer la acción ejecutiva, la clave es que la persona tiene que haber estado ilegal para Noviembre 20, el día que el Presidente Obama dio el anuncio de la acción ejecutiva, si estaba legal con un caso aprobado que le daba la estadía legal entonces no se puede.
- Excluded from Dapa 1/8/2015
People who encourage illegal immigration of their relatives to the United States, will be excluded from any migrant relief; announced the White House on Monday, warned the Department of Homeland Security, the warning is included in an advertising campaign, aimed primarily to Mexico and Central America, the White House does not want parents who will qualify for the executive action of President Obama, which gives them legal work permits and stay, try to help their wives and children, coming across the border illegally, paying coyotes or waiting at the border to bring them to the state in which they live, if Immigration grabs them, will be excluded from the executive action of President Obama.
- Permission to work 10/29/2014
The Conservatives affirm that Obama is planning to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, this is the most interesting news, because, why the Republicans have to be commenting on what President Obama is going to do or not. But Jeff Sessions, Republican Senator who is the President of the Committee of Budget of the Senate, says: Obama is preparing the emission of authorizations of employment and legalizations of Status for millions of individuals who are illegally inside the country, and is doing it to attack the President and to raise the opposition against what Obama can say.
- Extention of TPS 10/22/2014
The extension was announced of the TPS for the Honduran and Nicaraguans and this was a very good news for these two communities, I tell you why, they had the TPS for more than 15 years and whenever there is a renovation they are worried that it will not be renew again, we already known that it is not going to be forever therefore, at any time they can cancel it, this time they extended it for the relief of 87.000 persons that qualify for the TPS from Honduras and Nicaragua. The time to renew this work permit is until December 15, of this year 2014. They extended it for 18 months from January 6, of 2015 until July 5, 2016. The most important thing is that our people not only apply for a work permit but also for a travel permit, to be able to go out and return, and with this legal entry it is easier to obtain the residence with a familiar or laborer petition.
- You could have a case 10/20/2014
I am illegal inside the United States, and I want to know if I qualify for something. The response is that it is possible, if you have a relative that can file a petition for you, if you have been a victim of a crime, assault, lawsuit, theft at gunpoint, domestic violence, in end, if she has been a victim of a crime it could qualify, it has suffered pursuit in his country, goes more than 10 years inside the United States, and has wife, parents or children who are resident or civil Americans, some disease or problem of health suffers you or his family, is a student that I enter before 16 years, all these are possibilities if it answers positive to someone of these questions, then it is possible that if it qualifies for something, clearly, it is necessary to be 100 sure %, it is necessary to do more questions to see if it expires with With the requirements, but in general, if I answer if to someone of these questions, it is possible that it is eligible for the residence or a work license, therefore, it is necessary to ask, it is necessary to quarrel, it is necessary to have patience and see if it qualifies for something, so maybe it is eligible.
- Hispanic vote 10/20/2014
Do you know how many Hispanics are inside the country., result that there are 53 million Hispanics, who are the 17 % of the American population, but alone they are 10 % of voters, according to the Hispanic center PIU, there are 23.7 million Hispanic voters, but in the last election of 2012, only participate 12.5 million of these voters, that is, half of all the Hispanics who could have voted, did it, it is something tremendous because imagine the influence that the Hispanics could have, twice the one they have at this moment, if all the Hispanics could vote, and that is not the worst, there are 7 million residents that have not become American citizens, in spite of the fact that they qualify and the main reason is because they are afraid of the English, imagine, we have to become American Citizens and have to vote to have more power and influence for the Hispanics.
- Immigration- Elections 10/17/2014
The lack of an Immigration reform and the delay of an advertisement of executive actions on behalf of President Obama, could allow that the Republicans should recover the control of the Senate, there are 6 States that could change position and control from the Democrats to the Republicans, this are Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas and Iowa. These will be the States where the control of the Senate is going to be defined, because the Republicans only need to gain 6 positions to take the complete control of the Congress since it is very probable, that they do not lose the House of Representatives that is already conservative, or, we are facing a critical situation in the elections, and what happens, the Senators who asked President Obama to postpone the decision on the deferred action, may have cost to his Party, the control of the Congress, and if the Republicans take control of both Chambers, The Senate and the House of Representative, it will be on their hands, to direct the Immigration Reform.
- Abuses against Immigrants 10/15/2014
There are new denounces for abuses against the Immigrants, a study indicates that they take reprisals against community Organizers and Immigrants, who realize campaigns against the deportations, they take the rights of visits from the relatives of arrested, and use the solitary confinement to punish those that organize inside the centers of detention, the activists accuse to ICE of being accomplices in some cases, of stimulating violations of the civil and human laws for working with agencies that have been accused or are under investigation for racial profile, use of quotas and corruption, these are strong accusations against Immigration, because seemingly according to these studies, they are abusing really the rights of the Immigrants, and are punishing them for being Organizing manifestations in opposition to the deportations, this is not fear, is unjust, is inhuman and they deserved to be demanded, and all goes out to the light, in order that they stop doing it.
- Immigration increasing 10/15/2014
A strengthening in the economy of the United States, has provoked the major increase in the Immigration in this country, from before the recession, stimulated by new immigrants of Asia and a rise in Hispanic people, the number of born persons abroad in the United States grew in 523.400 last year according to the office of the census, the number overcome the net increase of about 446.800 on the previous year, and is the major official increase from 2006, the numbers do not separate the immigrants with documents of the undocumented, the population of immigrants in the United States is increasing, legally or illegally, about half a million persons every year but, but at the same time, are being deported more than 400.000 persons, therefore, the population of immigrants tends to increase, but it is minimal, more or less the same amount that enters is what goes out, forced by the deportations.
- No trust in Obama 10/9/2014
President Obama went to a Gala Dinner at the Hispanic campus where there were celebrities from Washington, from Hollywood and he, in this reunion said to them: 6 years ago I asked you to believe and now I asking you to keep believing, speaking specifically to the Hispanics, to believed that he was going to help the immigrants, the problem is that we do not have a migratory reform, he has been the President who more persons has deported, and precisely that was what happened at the dinner, a group of Hispanics interrupted him and asked him to stop the deportations, it was an inconvenient situation that he was interrupted in his speech , but at the same time necessarily, because the titular’s of the articles at national level, says: Hispanics do not believe, they do not want speeches on Immigration, they demand Obama’s actions and this represents a lot of the disappointment, of the discouragement and not believing the President, because many times he has promised us, therefore , he has a last opportunity before the end of year to act and to help the immigrants. Consult your case of Immigration, by calling 888-578-2276.
- Danger of deportation 9/24/2014
Deportation is the biggest danger to immigrants. It is followed by crimes and fraud. Deportation is a danger because immigration is looking for people who have orders of deportation; either at the border or with an immigration judge. These are the people who go home to look at dawn. Please note that you do not have to open to immigration even if they are knocking at the door. Take great caution with immigration with adresses. Offenses as a violation, a fight, a murder, drugs, domestic violence are serious because they cause an arrest. The police call immigration right there, and immigration can deport the person for committing a crime. Commiting a fraud such as impersonating an American citizen or pretending a marriage is also dangerous because it brings punishment that sometimes is for life with immigration. Beware of deportation, crimes that one can commit and frauds that one can do to immigration. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.
- 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.