President Obama expanded deportation protection and issuance of work permit to DACA young immigrants who have no legal status in the U.S., entered the U.S. before age 16, lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, are in school or have H.S./GED degree, are of any age and have no felony or significant misdemeanors. DACA young immigrants can start submitting their applications for a work permit and deportation protection on February 18, 2015. If you need assistance on preparing and filing your DACA young immigrants petition, the Gail Law Firm can help you. Call our office at 1-877-GAIL-LAW or 407-292-7730. (more…)
The H1B visa is a temporary work permit that allows a foreign national to work in the United States for a temporary period. It is available for offers of employment that are in a specialty occupation that require theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, including, but not limited to: scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. A person may hold H1B visa status for a maximum of six years, and it may be issued in increments of up to three years by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. An employee may receive extensions (more…)
A green card i-551 can be issued for two (2) years or ten (10) years. If your green card card is lost or needs replacement or renewal, call the Immigration Law Offices of Gail Seeram for assistance. We will file your application for a replacement green card i-551 and make an appointment for you to get a temporary green card i-551 stamp in your passport. Processing times for replacement a green card can vary (more…)
Immigration Lawyer Gail Seeram has been representing immigrants in the Orlando Immigration Court since 2004 and practicing law since 1999. The Orlando Immigration Court is located at 3535 Lawton Road, Orlando, FL 32803. The telephone number for the Orlando Immigration Court is 407-722-8900. Currently, the Orlando Immigration Court has seven (7) immigration judges. If you have received a notice of hearing with a date and time (more…)
Immigration Lawyer Gail Seeram weighs in on the politically correct term to use when describing an immigrant without legal status in the United States – “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant”. This debate has been ongoing among immigration lawyer, media and latino. In the presidential candidate debate between Obama and Romney – Obama used the term “undocumented” and Romney used the term “illegal”. We all know who won the presidential election – Obama. Immigration Lawyer Gail Seeram explains (more…)
Immigration Lawyer Gail Seeram fights deportation cases for her clients and is supportive of President Obama’s executive action granting deportation protection to nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants. Last November, President Obama issued an executive order to give deportation protection to immigrants who enter under age 16, immigrant parents of U.S. citizens, expanded who can apply for the provisional waiver for unlawful presence and increased employment and investment opportunities for immigrants. A federal lawsuit was filed (more…)
The Immigration Law Offices of Gail Seeram offers a free immigration consultation in our Orlando and Kissimmee offices. During the free immigration consultation, our paralegal staff completes a consultation intake sheet and then you speak with Attorney Gail Seeram. Attorney Gail Seeram will explain the immigration process that applies to your case and offer a step-by-step plan to achieve success in your immigration case. After your free immigration consultation, you will understand the procedures, documents and processing times involved for your particular immigration case. We guarantee that the Immigration Law Offices of Gail Seeram will help and guide you 100% through your immigration case!
Effective immediately, California Department of Motor Vehicles will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses and expects approximately 1.5 million applications to be filed within the first three years of the program. California drivers license to undocumented immigrants will allow immigrants to pick kids up from school and function normally in everyday society. License applicants will have to provide documents to verify their identities and prove they reside in California. They will each also have to submit a thumbprint, pass vision and written exams and schedule a behind-the-wheel driving test. The special licenses will feature text explaining that they are “not acceptable for official federal purposes,” such as boarding an airplane. Additionally, the California drivers license to undocumented immigrants will improve traffic safety by requiring immigrants who are already driving to study the rules of the road.
In a Senate vote of 55-39 with victory coming from Democrats, the first Latina, Sarah Saldaña, has been selected or confirmed by the U.S. Senate to run the second largest federal government agency, ICE Immigration & Custom Enforcement. ICE Immigration & Custom Enforcement is the agency charged with overseeing deportation/removal, detention and prosecuting in immigration court. Saldaña is U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, overseeing federal law enforcement in a 100-county region. She will be the first Latina to lead ICE Immigration. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Yesterday, in a symbolic vote, the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representative voted 219-197 in opposition of President Obama Immigration Order that eased deportation rules for millions of undocumented immigrants. The vote has no legal affect on President Obama Immigration Order and only serves the purpose of allowing Republicans to vent their frustration against President Obama executive order. The Senate already refused to consider the bill and Obama threaten veto. So, this vote of opposition will go nowhere.
Funding for the U.S. Government ends on December 11, 2014 and the vote of disapproval of Obama Immigration Order signals that Republicans may want to attach immigration language to a government spending measure. This would mean a standoff between Republicans and Democrats and a possible government shutdown.
Republicans fail to understand that funding for U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services is 100% based on filing fees submitted by applicants and DOES NOT rely on monies from the U.S. government. (more…)