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Immigration Newsletter – 2014 05 – May Edition


May 30, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 5


It’s terrible.

There is simply no other way to describe the politics of immigration reform.

Back and forth, like kids on a teeter totter, leaders from both major parties raise the hopes of immigrants, only to demolish them a few days later.

Then they take turns at pointing fingers across the aisle, and blame their opponents for not being serious about passing changes to immigration law.

Meanwhile, neither party takes steps to make reform happen.

The latest news is the president’s decision to defer modifications of deportation and detention policies.

As usual, the president’s apologists, posing as reform advocates, applauded his decision.

Their true agenda, however, is re-electing their party members, not fixing a broken immigration system.

It was a long month for immigration reform advocates, as this month’s blog post, explores in greater depth. The White House announcement was a fitting, though disappointing, conclusion.

To Your Immigration Success!








blog-of-the-month-immigration-reform-crystal-ballMae West was right.

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

She understood the art of false pretenses.

Sadly, this art is common in the world of immigration politics.

Rather than expediting proposals on family unity, permanent residency, and deportation policies, elected officials espouse whatever empty rhetoric seems politically prudent at the moment.






“My husband was picked up two days ago by immigration officers. He doesn’t like being in jail. The bond amount is too high. He was told he doesn’t have any chance to win. Should he just give up and agree to be deported?”

(Submitted by Erica H., Redlands, CA)


Frankly, this is not a decision a lawyer should make for a client. But it is also the type of decision immigrants facing deportation should not make until they talk to an attorney in detail about their case.

Many times, an immigration lawyer can help your husband figure out what options exist to fight deportation and if he can win a green card. Sure, it means your husband may have to stay in jail longer. Yet, rushing just to get out may mean throwing away a chance to become a permanent resident forever.





Bringing And Keeping Immigrant Families Together



Carlos Batara,
Immigration Attorney

, with family roots in Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, Carlos is a Harvard Law School graduate and earned degrees in International Relations and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC).

Today, Carlos has five law offices in Southern California. He has handled cases from clients living in more than 25 different states and 80 different countries.batara-newsletter-question-for-carlos

Have a question for Carlos?

Send him your question via this form.

Your inquiry may featured here in an upcoming issue!






It’s time to STOP your confusion, fear, and worries.

It’s time to GET MOVING with your immigration hopes and dreams:

  • Earn a green card and legal residency
  • Become a U.S. citizen
  • Fight for your life in the U.S. against deportation


Make TODAY the day you take action. Call (951) 929-0782.

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