Tag Archives: Immigrants

U.S. Customs to Begin Biometric Entry/Exit Testing

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin testing new biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian U.S.-Mexico border crossing this week to enhance identifying certain non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the United States. U.S. Customs uses biometric technology, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris images in […]

Study Shows Immigrants Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A newly released report from the Partnership for the New American Economy as well as an analysis from MSNBC of Social Security data offer new evidence to support that immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, are significant contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs in the United States. The studies go on to provide […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

House GOP Blocks Votes on Military Immigration Measure

May 21, 2014 – House Republican leaders blocked votes on any immigration legislation, again raising doubts about the prospects for election-year action on overhauling the nation’s laws. The Committee voted early Wednesday against votes on a measure offering U.S. Citizenship to immigrants who are here illegally and serve in the military. The Committee also rejected […]

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11 Ways Immigration Reform Helps the U.S. Economy

1. Reform would bring in more money than it costs in benefits While many critics of immigration reform argue against the cost of providing increased public benefits, analysts say high spending is not a likely consequence. A Congressional Budget analysis of George W. Bush’s 2007 immigration reform proposal found it would cost the U.S. government […]

House Republican Backs Legal Status for Immigrants

The Third-Ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) addressed his personal view on the contentious issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform during an interview in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, stay up to date with the latest news on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and are glad to see […]

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The Top 6 Things You Should Know about Stateside I-601A Waivers

Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card can get a decision on their case before leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means peace of […]

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Obama says Immigration Reform Will Be Priority

President Obama says immigration is his major second-term priority, on par with his push for health care in his first term, according to an interview aired Sunday that continues to boost the issue to the top of the political conversation. “Fixing our broken immigration system is a top priority. I will introduce legislation in the […]

Provisional I-601 Hardship Waiver Can Soon Be Filed Within The United States

Up until now, the extreme hardship waiver, also known as the I-601 waiver for immigrants who entered the United States illegally (without a visa), must be filed at the US Embassy or Consulate abroad at or before the visa interview. This requirement caused many immigrants to not file the I-601 waiver fearing that if the […]

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America is a Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week: America is a start-up nation. Over the last 200 years, America has built the most dynamic economy in the world through the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs. Just like a start-up, America owes […]