DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM?
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your questions. We can help you determine whether you are eligible to take advantage of the new immigration policies.
The Immigration Reform bill may become law in 2013, and have substantial and far reaching effects on immigration law and the rights of immigrants.
Some of the major changes to existing Immigration Law are listed below:
Registered Provisional Immigrant -
This is a new status which will be available to undocumented immigrats who have entered the United States before December 31, 2011. The Registered Provisional Immigrant will be able to obtain work cards and travel cards which will be valid for 6 year period before renewal.
The requirements for Registered Provisional Immigrant status, "RPI", include:
Dreamer's Act -
The Dreamers Act will allow undocumented immigrnats who are under age 16, as well as agriculture workers a new pathway to citzienship after only a five year period.
Family Based Applications -
Family based applications for spouses and minor unmarried children of permanent residents will no longer count towards any quotas. This will allow for immediation application of spouses and children of permanent residents
Immediate relatives can bring in derivative beneficiary -
A citizen who wants green cards for his brother or sister will have an expedited application when compared to the current waiting period
V-Visas may allow certain spouses and children of citizens to come to the
United States on V-Visas
There has always been a one year filing deadline out of legal status to apply for asylum –
If the bill becomes law, this will be eliminated. Eligible candidates will be able to apply for asylum regardless of how long they have been in the United States or whether the current one year filing deadline has expired.
The new bill will also remove many employment quotas, allowing much greater numbers of qualified immigrants status or visas each year.
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your questions. We can help you with marriage and fiancé petitions, tourist visas, employment based visas and all permanent residency applications. We can help you with every step of the process toward getting you or your family member or friend legal status or permanent residency in the United States.
::: Do you want to become a United States Citizen?
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your eligibility for citizenship. We can help you prepare your paperwork, study for the Citizenship interview and attend the interview with you. We can help you with every step of the process toward getting your United States Citizenship.
::: Are you in Removal/Deportation Proceedings or is a relative or friend detained by DHS?
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your options. We can help you stay in the United States and possibly use new immigration policy to try to stop removal or deportation. We can help obtain a release for your relatives or friends who are now detained by DHS/Immigration.
::: Have you waited too long for a decision from USCIS for your Citizenship or Permanent Residency Case?
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We can help you determine the next step to receive results from USCIS.
::: Have you been denied by USCIS?
Call the office for a free initial consultation to discuss your denial. There are strict deadlines to file an appeal or to ask for reconsideration of the denial. We can help you determine whether you can still file an appeal and whether an appeal will be successful. We can represent you at the Board of Immigration Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut.
Erin I. O'Neil-Baker helps Connecticut understand undocumented aliens' predicament with obtaining legal status. Click the picture below for the original video:
Nadim Tarabishy speaks to the Hartford Courant about Connecticut Activists Raising Money To Bail Out Undocumented Immigrants.
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Erin I. O'Neil-Baker helps Luis Barrios secure a stay of removal and to reopen his removal proceedings with the help of Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy.
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Our Connecticut Immigration Lawyers have over a decade of combined experience. We know all the ways available to gain status or citizenship that are available today, and are ontop of the new Immigration Bill and Immigration Reforms that are being decided upon for tomorrow. Check back in to stay on top of the latest Immigration developments
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