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  • Waiver for Family Petitions 7/17/2015

    Immigration has published important initial regulations. Those will allow all people who have Family Petitions do The Waiver in the Country, if they meet certain requirements. This change will benefit hundreds of  thousands of immigrants. Therefore, we must take advantage. To qualify for The Waiver within the country, you need to have, parents or spouses who are US residents or US citizens. Now, with this new change in immigration, people with any family petitions will qualify. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank You

  • Decisions in The Supreme Court 7/17/2015

    President Obama has won nine decisions in the Supreme Court in favor of its policies. Some of the decisions were, Obama Care, Housing Discrimination and the final decision of the Supreme Court was to support same-sex marriage across the country. This means that same-sex couples can also claim for residency. Therefore, it is quite likely that the Supreme Court also support the Executive Action to give benefit to 5 million immigrants with work permits. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank You

  • Hearing in The Court of Appeals 7/17/2015

    The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit finally held the hearing on President Obama’s Executive Action on the subject of immigration. Both sides presented their cases. The detail is that two of the three judges who will take the decision were those who maintained the blockade of the Executive Action in May. They said that President Obama had little chance of winning the Final Judgment. The situation in the Court of Appeals will be very difficult. On the other hand, we hope to win in the Supreme Court where President Obama recently won victories in cases of family, insurance, trade and discrimination. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank You

  • Obama’s Contribution 7/10/2015

    Did you know that according to the American Center for Progress, The Executive Action by President Obama will contribute 164 million dollars to the economy,  will increase the income of American Citizens by 88 billion dollars, and will add twenty thousand five hundred thirty eight jobs? This specific data is much better than the generalized data that has been provided by the 26 Republican Governors who want to block the executive action. This has been achieved temporarily, but they want it permanently blocked. The only thing that these Governors have given is data like,  “the economy is going to suffer millions of dollars” rather than precise and concrete data.  Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank You

  • Executive Action 7/1/2015

    Legal experts say that the situation for Executive Action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is difficult. This is because they have been appointed to the panel of three judges. The name of the appeals judges  are Edward and Smith. They blocked the Executive Action before. Because the third judge surnamed Kim, was appointed by a Democratic president, this could make a difference. But the truth is that victory is anticipated at the Supreme Court of the United States. The big question is, how long will take the Supreme Court to make a decision? Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank You

  • Executive Action’s Benefits 6/29/2015

    Many people think that the only benefit of executive action by President Obama will be the work permit. This permission will benefit about 5 million undocumented immigrants who are parents of US citizens or residents. But the work permit is not the only benefit. Because they are going to accelerate the process of family petitions; in order to,  no have to wait that long, because there are people waiting over 20 years for his residence. It also will allow the wives, spouses and minor children of US Residents do forgiveness within the country. This action would benefit millions of people. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thanks

  • The Supreme Court 6/18/2015

    The Supreme Court took an important decision for immigrants who have a deportation order. In many cases they will allow them to reopen their removal proceedings to have a new opportunity and fight their cases. Just they decide the case of a Mexican called Reyes Mata. In this case the customer’s previous attorney did not reopen the case within 90 days. The client sought the help of another attorney but it was too late. The Lower Court said he could not reopen the case but the Supreme Court corrected all other lower courts saying that yes, they had to give him another chance. This is an important precedent that can be applied to many people. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • Immigration’ Lawsuit 6/18/2015

    There is a lawsuit against immigration because it is said that the detention centers are overcrowded because too many people are been locking into a single cell. In these cells, there are such low temperatures that people can be frozen. In addition the cells are dirty,  have no beds, soap, showers, adequate food, water, adequate medical treatment, and no access to lawyers. In conclusion it is an unbearable problem. The idea is not wait to be locked in one of these detention centers. If you do not have papers, you have to start working at this very moment with your lawyer, in order to find strategies, ways and a plan of action for you not end up in one of these detention centers. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • The President’s Defence 6/10/2015

    President Obama defends the Executive Action by saying that some people are still fighting against these actions, but he’ll keep fighting. This is because the law is on our side and that will make the United States stronger. He took the opportunity that we are celebrating the Immigrants Heritage Month, to argue that the legacy not only have to be celebrated, but also defend. President Obama was absolutely right, because he act only when the Congress showed that it was unable to take action on immigration reform. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • Arrested Immigrants 6/4/2015

    Nine undocumented immigrants were arrested and threatened with spending time in jail and deportation for having obtained false documents. This case represents a large percentage of our people who are looking for a work permit. This shows a big risks. Because if they are caught by the police, the consequence are criminal charges and accused them of identity theft. Then come the criminals and deportation consequences. Therefore we must take great caution with this. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • The Cancelation 6/3/2015

     

    Los Angeles County vote to cancel the agreement they had with immigration to deliver the immigrants who committed minor crimes to immigration. As a result they fired 12 police officers, therefore they no longer have someone trained by immigration in his department. This will be an internal decision that if they will deliver or will not deliver people to Immigration. The purpose is that if it is a misdemeanor not deliver the immigrants, but if is a serious crime as murder, rape, drug trafficking or something else, then they could be deliver to immigration authorities. More than 300 cities across the country have taken these steps in some way or another. Therefore, we must find out if the city in which one resides still delivering immigrants to Immigration. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • Jeb Bush’s Decision 5/29/2015

    The possible Republican candidate Jeb Bush has said he would no cancel the Executive Actions of President Obama until The Congress approves Immigration Reform. Gradually, Republican candidates are changing their position because they know the Hispanic vote will be with candidates who support and defend the executive actions. If we did not have executive actions, we could spend eight more years of a president. As a result we would not have a decision of the Congress or enough votes to approve an immigration reform.

  • Arrest of Immigrants 5/27/2015

    Thousands of mothers were arrested on Mothers Day and this is lamentable. Last July, more than 2,500 undocumented immigrants, mostly women and children, were taken to four centers in Texas and Pennsylvania. This provoked a reaction of national and international groups, including “Human Rights First.” The group says they do not know how it is possible that in a country that stands for democracy, is holding families whose only crime was to escape from the violence and the pursuit of one of the most dangerous places on earth. So, it’s sad to see so many mothers detained by immigration. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this. Thank you.

  • Judge will take decision 3/12/2015

    The  Federal Judge Andrew Hanen  from Texas,  the same judge that temporarily blocked  the executive action of President Obama;  now  he says  that he will not make a decision until March 19, but this gets more interesting because the Justice Department will file an emergency appeal to the Court of Appeals of  the Fifth Circuit,  asking them to raise this temporary blockage of the  executive action on March 11, and there are twelve states who say they are going to join asking that the executive action proceed within their states, therefore, this is becoming  a battle of states in which  26  states do not want the executive action and 12 states does.

  • Requirement for Daca 2/10/2015

    What should do  the dreamers who qualify for executive action with the latest changes President Obama announced to be implemented in February 18, but first, is whether they qualify, and there are three basic things: number one, having entered before 16 years; number two, having entered before January 1, 2010 and Number Three have his title of high school or currently studying, either by title or its equivalent, such as GDE by the internet, therefore, once they know who qualify, collect evidence, choose your lawyer, are the same forms no new regulations and apply as soon as possible after February 18.

     

  • Detained aliens and Dapa 1/29/2015

    Do you  know that  at any moment  are more  than   30,000 people  detained  in the United State,   and that  a  percentage of these people qualify for the  executive action by President Obama for being  for  more than five years in the United States and have children  that are resident or US citizen, therefore this is an emergency call, anyone who has a family member or friend who remains detained despite qualifying for  the  executive action,  do not have to wait the regulations,  do not have to wait to apply for a work permit,  has to act now, to come out, your attorney  has to go and  ask the deportation officer to release you.  You have to  act as soon  as possible.

  • DAPA protection 1/8/2015

    Do  the protection of deferred action authorized by President Obama ,  take effect already,  the answer is yes, specifically to protect people in detention centers or in front of an Immigration Judge , all those cruisers who qualify for this deferred  action, should be alerting deportation officers  to release their relatives , friends or acquaintances who are detained and if they are in immigration Court,  should being asking the Immigration Judge to close the  deportation proceedings because they cannot issue a deportation order , if someone qualifies for this deferred action.

     

  • TPS for El Salvador 1/8/2015

    The United States has extended TPS for more than 200,000.00   Salvadorian,  who qualify, and this extension will last 18 months from March 9, 2015 to September 9, 2016,  you will have 60 days to make your renovation,  starting from January 7 2015, therefore,  we urge all Salvadorians who qualify,  to  take advantage of this extension since they  do not qualify for the executive action of President Obama because there is a requirement that they had to be illegal for November 20, the day of the announcement, so , we must seize the TPS.

  • Republicans took control 11/7/2014

    The Republicans took control of both Chambers of the Congress, for the first time since  2006, now they are the majority in the Senate because they took seven  new seats, therefore, the great question now is what is going to happen with Immigration, if the Republicans are in control of both Chambers of the Congress, according to Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate  who lost before  President Obama two years ago, says that they are going to pass  the Immigration  reform, but first,  they will  face the problems of the border, second,  after they  find a solution for  the 11 million undocumented immigrants and third,  to have a more transparent politics in order that the persons come legally to the United States.

  • Possible Deferred Action 10/23/2014

    President Barack Obama is trying to grant deferred action to more of 9 million undocumented immigrants, reported the Newscaster Univision on Monday, mentioning an article published by the site Breitbart, Univision reported that in a draft of the office of the Citizenship and Services of Immigration, the Agency request the manufacture of 4 million cards that are used for different types of identification, but also contains an additional order for a sudden increase of 5 more millions, something that the Conservatives consider a clear sign, added, I believe that this report reflects that they are preparing for more of it, millions of persons, 5.6 millions that possibly are eligible for some type of relief, said Adolfo Falcón, Republican Strategist, Clarisa Martinez de Castro, Vice-president of the National Council of the Race said that this type of information like the one published on the site, is use to try to stoke the fire against the immigrants’ community and against the advance of the Immigration Reform. There are interesting things, because on one hand, you cannot say that when the river sounds, is because brings stones, really they think that President Obama is going to give the benefit, but they are using it against the immigrants also.

  • Delay on Excecutive Accion 9/10/2014

    The White House imposed a new deadline with the promise of making changes by the end of this year after the announcement on Saturday about the delay in executive actions regarding Immigration. President Obama has the intention to act and he will do so by the end of the year according to Cecilia Munoz, domestic policy adviser in the White House, but we are also in a highly political environment right now. For advocates of immigration reform, a promise of action later this year is taken with many doubts as the government has reversed its deadlines in the past. At least they are talking about a period in which it is expected that President act. It is better to have a new deadline than being completely left in the air without knowing when, how, or what the president can do in the future. At least now we know we have to wait after the elections and we expect action before the end of 2014. Check your immigration case by calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

     

  • Obama will act soon 9/10/2014

    President Obama already has recommendations about immigration and he promises to act soon. The President said this at a conference in Wales during a NATO conference and promised to read on his flight back to the United States the recommendations about immigration made ​​by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, and General Attorney, Eric Holder. He said he would act soon. This comes along with the recent announcement that he would take no action before the November elections because some congressmen convinced him to wait, so he does not affect their chances of being reelected. We now expect these recommendations that have been made to the White House to be public to see if there is a deferred action for parents of dreamers and American citizens included. If the recommendations include that proposal, we just have to wait until the election. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group, LLC at 888-578-2276.

  • Imminent Executive Action 8/28/2014

    The White House is drafting a legal justification to blame the Congress to support imminent executive decision of President Obama on immigration, facing what is expected to be a strong opposition to the law. The government plans to argue that Congress did not offer resources to fully enforce federal laws and that gave the White House the authority to take executive actions to fix the problems of immigration in the United States. This is the last evidence we have that indicates that the White House will make an executive law that can help millions of people in the United States. It is expected a deferred action that can benefit the parents of American citizens and parents of dreamers. That’s the expectation that we have and it seems that this will happen but still has not become a reality. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

  • Dreamers parents requests 8/19/2014

    Young people who received the benefit of deferred action are asking President Obama to extend the benefit to their parents. This is what logic dictates. How it is possible to protect the young students while their parents are deported? The same system is separating families because most of these young people live here with their parents. They are not alone. Many of them are 15 to 21 years old. They need their parents and immigration has failed to protect them. They continue deporting their parents and these youngsters can not be alone here without their them. Common sense says to extend the benefit to parents. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

  • Danger at the border 8/18/2014

    What happened to more than 60,000 youth and children who disappeared during the past years 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.

  • Denied bail to mothers 8/8/2014

    The government has denied bail to Central American women with babies “for national security”. These mothers with young children and whose conditions for asylum are poor, are being treated as if they were dangerous criminals. The government of the United States is forcing immigration judges to deny the bail of these mothers seeking asylum after coming to the country in recent weeks. They say releasing them would generate more migration from these countries, undermining national security and borders. The legal vice-director of the ACLU of Southern California, Ahilan Arulanantham said it is a sad day in America when the Obama administration claims that some young mothers with babies who escape for their lives, are a threat to national security.

    Lawyers say this policy contradicts the practice of taking each case separately. This means that there is a general policy to use these immigrants as an example for others to take warning and not to come to the United States. Formerly, if a mother with a little child came asking for protection, she passed the first interview to determine if they actually had an asylum case. Bail was usually granted to them. The treatment these women are receiving is the same that is given to immigrants with criminal record. The government argues that the border crisis will be worse if they are released. However, the way they are being treated is a serious human rights violation.

    It is worrying that most of these mothers have little children and are detained in a makeshift detention center where there are poor conditions. They are simply treated as if they were a threat to society. This can happen to any immigrant. We have, for example, several cases of dreamers who had not sought help and seek it when they are already detained. The judges are denying them bail until their cases of deferred action are approved. We must find a solution before being arrested to avoid all this that is happening to people who fall into the hands of immigration.

  • Children on the border 8/8/2014

    Vice-president Joe Biden made some comments that contradict what the president has asked the Congress. He says that children of the border do not belong to someone else, but they are now our children and that judges will have a difficult decision having to choose which of the children will have to go and which ones can stay. At the same time, President Obama is trying to take away the right of children to go before immigration judges, taking away the opportunity to present their cases and to present if they really have a fear of persecution if they return to their countries. The reality is that many of these children fear for their lives but President Obama wants to deport them right there at the border without having their day in court before a judge and the opportunity to present their cases. What kind of fair system is this which children are deprived of the opportunity to defend themselves and the government want them to be deported the fastest way possible? Incredible but true. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

     

  • Safe houses are risky 8/6/2014

    Jason Owen, chief of operations of the border patrol of Rio Grande Valley, said the coyotes take immigrants to safe houses where there is often no water, food, air conditioning or beds. Those who arrive there are usually victims of rape, kidnapping and all forms of abuse. Also, coyotes are always trying to talk to relatives of immigrants who are in the United States and trying to extort them to get more money. For coyotes people coming to the border are not human, said the head of the border patrol. You have to take all this into account, especially when it comes to children, women and even men because they use them as a way to get more money and they are willing to do whatever is necessary to accomplish their goal. Obviously, we do notwant to put our family in that situation. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276

  • Deferred action retained. 8/6/2014

    Republicans in the House of Representatives managed to pass a proposal to retain the deferred action for young undocumented students known as dreamers. This has outraged activists and dreamers because they can not believe that Congress approve something to take away their legal stay and to deport them, but Republicans say the proposal does not detract them from the benefits that have already approved by President Obama. The only difference is that it prohibits extending the benefits of the deferred action to the parents of U.S. citizen children, which is what is being anticipated in Washington. The impact that this proposal has had is that now is a reality that the House of Representatives may approve something but the Senate would not approve it because it is controlled by the Democrats, neither the president would allow a proposal to become a law this way. He would make a veto to a proposal like this. Check your immigration case calling Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

     

  • Solution of immigration case 8/5/2014

     

    Many people are insecure. They do not know what to do. Different lawyers have told them different things. They seek advice and they find that they can qualify for different things, such as a petition, the deferred action for students or the law of 10 years. The big question is whether or not they take the risk. Are they intimidated by all those people who have told them they can not do it, or are they brave to take that first step? The question is whether we will do something in America to solve our cases or if we will stay like this forever. Many times it is difficult to take a chance with that first step but nothing ventured nothing gained, and if you do not take the first step to look for a job, a couple, or a solution, your immigration case will never be solved. Therefore, we have to try and not let fear or insecurity intimidate us. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

     

  • Family Petitions 8/1/2014

    Many people ask me what kind of family may petition them  because they would like to start their cases with a family petition. Not all family members can do it. For example, a grandfather, an uncle, a mother-in-law can not ask one. The only people that can fill a petition are a father or mother, husband or wife, U.S. citizen son over 21, or  U.S. citizen brother. These are the relatives who can do that petition. Having it is very important because it gives us a defense, an argument to say that this immigrant has family ties in the United States if the person is caught by immigration. Based on those ties we can request them to stop the deportation. Have family requests in mind as a first step so if you can not do the residence at least there is an argument to avoid the deportation of the person. For help with immigration you can call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276.

     

  • Immigration Plan of action 7/31/2014

    Our immigration case gets better or worse. It will never stays the same. Let’s talk about how it can get better. We begin to take the first steps, which would be a family petition, requesting the record of the border, apply for a U visa, having a plan of action and begin taking steps to resolve our situation. Eventually you will be able to obtain a work permit and then the residence if you find your way. But the case can also get worse if we drive without a license, for example. The first time the police stops us and they release us, but the second time they take us to immigration officers. When we are detained the situation is much worse. Keep in mind that the immigration situation is not going to stay the same forever. It will get better or worse, depending on what we do. If we do nothing, it is going to get worse, but if we take the necessary steps it will improve and eventually we will resolve our case. For help with immigration, call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276

  • Immigration crisis 7/31/2014

    President Obama promised to give a fair and humane response to the crisis caused by the influx of Central American children and young people who come without papers, but he asked the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, that they make efforts to promote a safe, organized and legal immigration from their countries. The four presidents agreed to work for a comprehensive plan that addresses the  causes of child immigration crisis and, at the same time, fight against organized crime and misinformation that is spread by nets of traffickers and coyotes. The most important point here is that youth and children continue arriving because by the time they arrive, they are released to their parents. They have a chance to fight their cases before an immigration judge, and the judge decides whether to deport them or not based on the situation, conditions and persecution they have suffered in their countries. Some cases are won others are lost, but we must do everything possible for them to stay and to protect them. For help with immigration call Jorge Rivera and Immigration Group at 888-578-2276

  • Immigration Crisis or not ? 7/30/2014

    Statistics show that illegal immigration to the United States has declined, although detention of Central American children who arrive alone has increased. Last year the Border Patrol detained 420,000 people trying to cross the border without documents. 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 caught less than half a million people. We were already  used to levels of 1.6 million people detained at the border trying to cross illegally. That was in 2000 and it had remained at that level since then.

    What makes the situation on the border different today is the kind of people that cross it and where they do it. This year we had a large amount of youngsters crossing the border. The problem gets complicated with the arrival of over 55,000 people traveling as families, mostly mothers with children. Like immigrant children, the majority of them is from Central America. However,  there has only been an increase of 50,000. If we add 50-470 the result is not even close to the historical levels of 1.6 million.

    President Barack Obama described the situation as “urgent humanitarian crisis” prioritizing it and asking Congress the approval of 3,700 million dollars immediately to act to reinforce the points of entry of the border. However, after analyzing these figures it is incomprehensible why they say there is an invasion, that the border is out of control and that they can not stand the number of people who are coming. What they are saying makes no sense now that we are at the lowest levels in history in the last 40 years.