As the immigration reform is unveiled though it is not a law yet...as member's of the legal community with knowledge of law what are some of your person opinions about the bill if any Attorney is willing to share? Thanking you.
This is what the American Immigration Lawyer's Association stated about the Senate proposal in a recent press release:
"As a framework for reform, this is closer than we've come in years to meaningful change," said AILA President Laura Lichter
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) commends the Senate "Gang of Eight" for introducing its bipartisan immigration reform proposal, allowing the Senate Judiciary Committee to forge ahead on the "markup" process. A proposal like this is a necessary first step in any path forward to create a common-sense immigration system that will meet the needs of the U.S. economy, businesses, and families, and integrate into our society aspiring Americans who work hard and want only a better life for themselves and their families.
In many ways, the language contained in the 844 page legislation reflects key issues AILA sees as necessary to any successful immigration reform, such as border and interior enforcement, legalization, backlog reduction, asylum, family unification, and both current and future business needs.
"Is it perfect? No compromise measure ever is. Is it a good bill? Yes, for the most part it is, and perhaps it is even a great bill in some respects. We do see some further changes that are desirable, and as we delve more deeply into the details, I'm sure we'll find some needed tweaks. But as a framework for reform, this is closer than we've come in years to meaningful change," said AILA President Laura Lichter. She continued, "This bill does not shy away from addressing the difficult issues embedded in current immigration policy. It's a good start, and I hope that by continuing to work across the aisle, the Senate can pass a bill that will meet our nation's needs and the House will follow suit."
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.See question
I was F1 and my grace period deadline is two months away. Technically, do we have to file the Petition prior to the deadline for the grace period? If so, does the immigration office need to receive the Petition prior to deadline or does Petition...
I assume you are married to a U.S. citizen and will be apply for permanent residency based on that marriage. Of course it is always wise to file the I-130 and adjustment of status package while you still are "in status". However, as long as you were legally admitted (in your case as an F-1 student) the last time you came to the U.S. then you can still apply for adjustment of status after you stay has expired. Again, this assumes that you are applying based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen and not other classifications (brother of U.S. citizen, employment, etc.). Keep in mind, that once your F-1 status expires then you are removable (deportable) and for that reason you do not want to delay the filing of the application any longer than necessary.See question
what options do we have to help inmate stay in the US after serving incarceration sentence
Does ICE know he is a U.S. citizen?
Hi I just get my J1 visa renewed (new DS2019) but I would like to get a new stamp in order to travel outside the US but without having to go back to my country (France). Can I do that in Mexico or Canada?
Go to the Post's website and see what their policy is regarding 3rd country nationals. Also, check backlog times to get niv appointments.See question
I want to apply for H-1B as a computer programmer. The Job Zone is 4 but the Education and Training Code is now "no level set". Is this going to be a problem? I remember before tech positions had an education and training code as "Bachelors".
It wont be a problem.See question
My visa got terminated last semester and I wont deport myself voluntarily since my family is here. How long would it take for me to get deported? Should I withdraw all my money from the bank and stop using the bank? Is there anyway for me to obtai...
You need to see a qualified immigration lawyer as soon as possible.See question
An entrepreneur in the US wants to startup a new IT consulting company and wants me to be the CEO and partner in the company. The entrepreneur already has a separate established IT business in the US. As a foreign national residing outside of the ...
Startups are challenging - unless there's a lot of financial backing.
You really need to do this right. If you screw up you can make it very difficult for yourself to get a visa in the future.
There are many factors to consider.
Many, I'm sure you would not want to post on a public site.
Spend the bucks and get a qualified immigration lawyer instead of asking for fee advice on a public website!
Probably I'll get in trouble for saying that. (I don't mind giving fee advice to people who probably don't have the money to hire a lawyer, but when you use the word "entrepreneur" I assume you mean someone who is in the business world and knows the value of a good lawyer (especially in the IT business world).See question
My wife and I got our I-130 petition approved. She is the petitioner and I am the beneficiary. She signed a contract to have a lawyer help us with our case. I believe a paralegal prepared the contract and had my wife sign it along with a deposit. ...
If you do not receive a response after sending the lawyer or law firm a letter by certified mail requesting a status update on your case "within 2 weeks time" then you may want to contact a local bar association or the State Bar and file a complaint. It is important that you document it in writing. If you do not feel your relationship with your lawyer is satisfactory you may want to change lawyers. One bit of caution, you get what you pay for.See question
I sent my application on october 22, I did my biometrics on november 13 (walk in) with the letter of course, it's been 4 months and still have not heard a thing.
Not sure but in "immigration time" 3 months is like a day!
I have cases filed back in September and were still waiting.
Just today I saw a memo from CIS stating they were transferring many DACA cases from the Calif. Service Center to the Texas Service Center http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=43620.
Maybe thats a clue!!!!
My status is pending and I have only two years just waiting. Can I travel in the United States? I live in CA but I will like to travel to AZ,but I m not sure how risky it can be.
Not sure what "legal status pending " means - (waiting for a quota number????), but subject to ICE policy guidelines you are removable ("deportable") and can a will be deported if you commit even "minor" crimes (dui, possession of marijuana, etc.). Immigration laws are not fair. If your here in undocumented status don't take unnecessary risks. More people have been deported in the last few years than ever before.See question