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What Lawfully Present Non-Citizens Need to Know About the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Under the ACA (beginning in 2014), all persons "lawfully present" in the United States must maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage for the whole year or must pay a penalty at the end of the year. This means that every lawfully present non-citizen in the United States must enroll in qualifying health insurance in the [...]

2013-12-13T21:30:56+00:0013 Dec, 2013|

Proposed Changes to the H-1B Program: Senate Bill 744

In June, as part of comprehensive immigration reform, the Senate passed a bill changing the current H-1B visa program. The changes will make more H-1B visas available per year, but will add employer recruitment, wage, and other requirements for access to these visas. The current yearly cap on H-1B visas is 65,000 visas with an [...]

2013-10-10T19:15:38+00:0010 Oct, 2013|

The Top 15 Myths of Immigration Law and What They Really Mean!

Once again, in 2013, we are in the midst of a new possible immigration reform. Considering that this law may not pass before the posting of this blog, I decided to concentrate today on what myths are floating around our population to better inform the public in general. Besides, most likely any law being proposed [...]

2013-08-14T18:10:36+00:0014 Aug, 2013|

Fraud Warnings in Light of the Immigration Reform Bill

Many people are closely tracking S.744, the immigration reform bill currently in Congress that would potentially open a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. In the midst of the flood of news regarding the bill, it is easy to be confused about the current state of the bill. [...]

2020-07-29T08:40:13+00:0010 Jul, 2013|

Attorney Alfredo Lozano Featured on KENS5 San Antonio News

Many undocumented immigrants are currently in the process of applying for deferred action. Unfortunately, there are people taking advantage of the situation for their own financial gain. Lawyers have been caught making false promises that they can’t possibly keep. Deferred action candidates can also be tricked by others that aren’t even qualified to practice immigration [...]

2020-03-04T07:14:48+00:005 Jun, 2013|

Will the Boston Bombings Jeopardize Immigration Reform?

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have brought into question whether immigration reform should really take place at this point in time. The suspected bombers, both foreign-born, have been cited as reasons why immigration laws should be stricter, and not more lax. Rep. Steve King (R-TX), for example, said on C-Span that there are Al [...]

2013-05-15T15:56:05+00:0015 May, 2013|

Introducing the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, the so-called “Gang of Eight”, consisting of eight bi-partisan senators, introduced their much awaited immigration reform bill. This bill, entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” is the result of months of negotiations amongst various groups with high interests in immigration reform. The bill sets [...]

2013-05-01T18:52:18+00:001 May, 2013|

DHS Starts New Provisional Waiver for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens

On January 2, 2013, Department of Homeland Security announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the U.S. to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver from within the U.S. BACKGROUND – Under the current law, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (children, spouses [...]

2013-01-07T15:33:10+00:007 Jan, 2013|

“The President Offers Work Permits to Young Dreamers”

On June 15, President Obama announced that young educated dreamers can now apply for work permits in the United States. This change is not the DREAM Act that congress has been debating for the last 11 years. The president's announcement does not offer legal status in the United States. It offers deferred action on certain [...]

2012-06-30T19:18:40+00:0030 Jun, 2012|

Supreme Court strikes down portions of Arizona S.B. 1070!

The Supreme Court released its ruling in Arizona v. United States today, which dealt with the federal government's challenge to the state's controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070, which gave local law enforcement enhanced rights to police the immigration status of individuals and essentially forced immigrants to carry papers with them showing that they are legally [...]

2012-06-25T18:55:20+00:0025 Jun, 2012|
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