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Category Archives: Immigration Laws

SB4: What does the law do?

What is a law called when it causes fear among immigrant communities, authorizes campus police officers to ask about a student’s immigration status, criminally and civilly penalizes local authorities if they fail comply with an immigration detainer, and allows citizens to file a complaint against local authorities for failure to comply with the law? Is […]

TPS Extended for El Salvador

It’s that time again: re-registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended TPS for El Salvador. TPS El Salvador beneficiaries can now apply to re-register. The re-registration period began January 7, 2015 and will run through March 9, 2015. Failure to re-register may have severe immigration consequences, so best […]

President Obama’s Executive Action: The Facts

Tonight, millions of undocumented parents are able to breathe a little easier thanks to President Obama’s executive action. Parents are not the only ones who will benefit. The new memorandum has also expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to include individuals who previously failed to meet certain requirements. Below are the facts of what […]

Immigration: Military family members stay/ Inmigracion: Familiares de militares se quedan

English An immigration related memo was released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on November 15. The memo described a new policy for undocumented immigrants that are related to military personnel that are on-duty or veterans. This policy grants parole for spouses, children and parents of military personnel who are processing visas. This means they […]

California toma un paso mas en inmigracion / California takes another step on immigration

Gov. Jerry Brown from California signed the TRUST Act this past week. This act is purposely created for immigrants not to be pointed out to federal authorities in case of any interaction with local or state officials. Undocumented immigrants are afraid of denouncing any crime done against them. The primary fear is deportation. With this […]

Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents

Lawful permanent residents, aka “green card” holders, have the right to seek an immigration benefit for certain family members. The family members include a spouse, child, or son/daughter (21 years of age or older). One of the immigration benefits sought my family members is lawful permanent residency which allows them live and work in the […]

Los Hermanos de Ciudadanos

Muchos desean la posibilidad de traer a sus hermanos a los Estados Unidos. Eso se puede realizar para los ciudadanos estadounidenses. Ellos tienen el derecho de someter la petición I-130 para sus hermanos. El ciudadano americano debe tener 21 años o más para someter la petición para sus hermanos. Después de obtener la aprobación de la […]

El Notario Público

En los Estados Unidos el término “notario público” tiene un significado diferente de los países latinoamericanos. Solamente ciertas personas tienen el derecho de darle consejo legal a un individuo sobre asuntos migratorios: un abogado o un representante acreditado que trabaja para una organización reconocida por la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración. Revise si la persona […]

La Declaración de Los Impuestos

En los Estados Unidos muchos se quejan porque tienen que declarar sus impuestos cada año. Tanto se quejan que cada cuatro años los candidatos de la elección presidencial dicen que van a reducir los impuestos. La declaración de impuestos es algo que se tiene que hacer y muchos no se dan cuenta hasta que solicitan […]

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) allows applicants for certain immigration benefits to retain classification as a child under the Immigration & Nationality Act (the “Act”), even if he or she has “aged-out.” A child “ages-out” when he or she turns 21 years of age. As a consequence, the child loses preferential immigration treatment provided […]