Renewing DACA-Deferred Action-DREAMer Status

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal process announced for those individuals granted DACA from June 15, 2012 until August 15, 2012, when USCIS started receiving requests. The process of renewing DACA (DREAMer) has NOT yet been announced for individuals who received deferred action by making a request on or or after August 15, 2012. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has not issued a renewal form so applicants are advised to use existing forms and note “Renewal Request”. Request for renewals must be submitted 120 days before your current period of deferred action under DACA expires.

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NEW Citizenship Application Released – Form N-400 – Low Cost Prep $299

A new version of Form N-400 was released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and it extend the application from 10 pages (previous version) to 21 pages.  The new Form N-400 uses 2D barcode technology for each page which will ensure quick and accurate processing of the application as USCIS gets ready for on-line paperless processing in the near future.  The filing fees and requirements have not changed.  CLICK HERE to view the new version of Form N-400.

Our office will prepare and file your citizenship application for the low cost of $299 (exception apply).  CLICK HERE for more information.

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Tips for Submitting DS-260 – Immigrant Visa Application

Before issuance of an immigrant visa, all applicants are required to electronically submit Form DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) – formerly Form DS-230. Many immigrants do not have access to computers and are not Internet savvy; hence the transition from a paper form to web-based form has not been easy for many with pending immigration petitions at the U.S. Embassy.  CLICK HERE to read more.

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34,000 immigration detention beds mandated through September 30, 2014

A New York Times editorial sheds light on the recent trillion-dollar appropriations bill passed by the House of Representative that includes $39 billion for the Department of Homeland Security.  It mandates that Immigration and Customs Enforcement “maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2014.” This represents, at a cost of $2.8 billion, “the highest detention capacity in history.”  In an economy where many are still unemployed and can barely make ends meet, our government would rather spend billions detaining mostly non-violent immigrants.  There are many alternatives to immigration detention programs (i.e., bond, anklet supervision, etc.) where the government would spend less monitoring immigrants rather than paying $122 per day under the current budget.  CLICK HERE to read the New York Times editorial.

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Hopes for Immigration Reform Alive in 2014

Well, it’s a new year and House Speaker, John Boehner, seems to have changed his tune and view on immigration reform.  In the first week of the new year, Mr. Boehner hired Rebecca Tallent, a longtime immigration adviser and advocate for immigration reform.  Mr. Boehner’s action sends a strong message that he as leader of the House of Representative is committed to what he calls “step by step” approach to revising the immigration laws.   CLICK HERE to read more.

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Miami-Dade plans to stop paying for federal immigration detentions

Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing (or the immigration detention) of undocumented immigrants in its jails.  CLICK HERE to read more.

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NYC – Home of Most Immigrants – Immigrant Lawyer Gail Seeram

The percentage of immigrants in New York City’s population is the highest it’s been in a century, according to a report issued by the city on Wednesday.  More than 3 million of the city’s residents in 2011 were born in another country, out of a population of 8.2 million. That makes immigrants 37.2 percent of New York City dwellers. Immigrant Lawyer, Gail S. Seeram, grew up in New York and can identify with the immigrant population.  CLICK HERE to read more.

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Vice President Joe Biden – my immigrant ancestors “didn’t all come here legally”

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that some of his immigrant ancestors came to the United States illegally and said it’s fruitless to compare the immigration system of the 1800s to today’s.

“My great-great-grandparents came escaping the famine, and they didn’t all come here legally,” Biden said in response to a questioner who said her family came to the country legally from Ireland in the 1800s. “They didn’t all come legally. And the existence of the system isn’t all truncated like it is now. I’d check your ancestry to make sure that they did come legally if that’s a concern to you.”  CLICK HERE to read more.

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Knock, Knock – It’s Immigration Officers at your door!

During fiscal year 2012, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Immigration & Custom Enforcement removed or deported 409,849 individuals from the United States.  Unfortunately, many individuals don’t know what to expect if an Immigration Officer comes knocking at their door due to an expired visa/I-94, initiation of removal/deportation proceeding due to commission of a crime, or execution of a final order of removal/deportation.  Also, Immigration can visit your job and detained you at your worksite.  Recently, Immigration has engaged in numerous worksite raids at corporations that hire a large number of immigrants.

So, what are the DO’S and DON’TS if Immigration comes knocking at your door or job?  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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