Are You Waiting For Immigration Reform?
You want to apply for immigration papers. But you’ve been told you don’t qualify by a friend or co-worker.
Maybe your relative filed documents for you a long time ago. You’ve tried asking immigration officers about your application. They tell you to wait.
Perhaps you have a loved one living in another country – your spouse or fiance, your child or parent.
Like many Perris residents, you might be waiting for some type of amnesty. But waiting for amnesty will be a long, long, long wait.
There might be immigration reform in 2018 or 2019.
It won’t be amnesty.
Do You Know Your Immigration Options?
With recent news about all the efforts to toughen deportation rules, you may not think this is the time to move forward with your immigration dreams.
However, all hope is not lost.
Just like when you’re crossing a street, you have to look both left and right before starting to walk, the same is true with seeking permanent resident status. But you must be careful before you file any petitions or applications.
And when real green card and permanent residency changes to immigration law finally pass, they will probably be a lot stricter than most immigrants anticipate.
Some aspects of the reform changes may depend on whether your have already filed certain documents on behalf of your immigrant relative.
So why wait for immigration reform?
There may be some steps, positive steps, you can take right now.
In fact, to be ready, there may be some steps you should take right now.
You won’t really know your immigration options until you take the time to discuss your situation with an immigration expert.
Why wait to find out?
Perris Immigration Lawyer Services
Immigration attorney Carlos Batara has over 20 years of experience assisting immigrants, who were born in over 80 different countries and now live in Riverside County.
His Riverside immigration services include:
Family Immigration – Such assistance covers permanent residence, green cards, fiancé and fiancée Visas, citizenship, naturalization
Immigration Court Hearings and Trials – This practice area includes deportation and removal hearings and trials, Motions to reopen and reconsider
Immigration Appeals – If you have already lost your case, you might be able to fight back. Our services include BIA appeals, AAO/AAU appeals, Ninth Circuit appeals, Federal Court appeals
Special Immigration Programs – We help immigrants with asylum, temporary protected status, Violence Against Women Act, NACARA, U visas, T visas, and diversity lottery, registry, and hopefully DREAM Act cases in the future.
Employment Visas – Our services includes H-1B visas, H-2A visas, H-2B visas, H-3 visas, L-1 visas, and TN visas
You Might Qualify For Immigration Benefits But Not Know It
As an immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara understands that legal services are limited. Individuals from other countries have many needs, which go far beyond the help of an attorney.
He also understands that many immigrants are hesitant to hire attorneys due to limited finances.
Yet, if you’ re serious about winning your immigration case, you should not take unnecessary shortcuts.
Too many immigrants, seeking the cheapest cost, fail to realize that they already qualify for green card and permanent residency.
They go to notarios, paralegals, and even lawyers who offer low prices. The low prices often come with risks.
Many times, those with “the best deals” do not specialize in immigration law.
These types of legal service providers do not have the knowledge or training to figure out if you are already eligible for benefits under programs which existed before the Obama Plan was announced – and more importantly, which enable you to obtain permanent legal status, not simply a temporary work permit and reprieve from being deported.
For example, a study published by the Journal On Migration And Human Security shows that 14.3 percent of those found to be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals) were also found to be eligible for some other form of immigration relief.
Out of this group of immigrant youth, nearly 62% qualified under just three programs:
- Immigrant Family Petitions
- U Visas For Victims Of Crime
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
There are many other immigration programs. It is likely that older immigrants, who have lived in the U.S. 10, 20, 30 years, may have various other paths to legalization.
Why wait for immigration reform? There may be some steps, positive steps, you can take right now.
And we’re here to help, assist, and guide you through the immigration maze, even without reform.