Posted on October 25th, 2010
A poll recently conducted by the Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California shows that Californians have an overall positive view of immigrants and immigration. Participants of the study identified themselves as likely voters in the November elections.
48 percent of participants said that they felt immigrants represented a benefit to the state of California. 36 percent said that they strongly felt immigrants were a benefit. In addition, only 22 percent felt strongly that immigrants were a burden to the state.
59 percent of participants said they believed that immigrants who had lived and worked in the United States for two years should be allowed to stay if they are found. Only 19 percent said they felt strongly that immigrants who had lived and worked in the U.S. for two years should be deported if discovered.
If you or someone you know wants to file an immigration petition, contact the Orange County immigration petitions lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 19th, 2010
On October 5th, the Department of State opened their annual “Green Card Lottery” which awards 50,000 non-citizens a green card and the chance to become permanent residents of the United States. The Department of State holds the lottery to create a more diverse country and only awards the green cards to immigrants from countries with low immigration rates into the U.S..
Non-citizens are able to enter the lottery until November 3, 2010 and winners will be notified from May to July 2011. Approximately 12 million people enter the lottery every year. The 50,000 winners are selected at random.
If you or someone you know is looking to obtain a green card, contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 13th, 2010
Despite the fact that only one out of every eight people in the U.S. are currently unemployed, statistics show that in general Americans are unwilling to take farm jobs.
According to The Associated Press, since January 1,160 employment opportunities as farm workers for U.S. citizens and legal residents have been advertised. So far, only 233 people have applied for the jobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over half of farmworkers in the U.S. are illegal immigrants. In addition, a quarter more were born out of the country.
If you or someone you know needs to obtain a temporary work visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on October 6th, 2010
The California Supreme Court began reviewing a lawsuit on Tuesday that would stop illegal immigrants from being eligible to pay in-state tuition to colleges and universities in California. The appeals court ruling being reviewed says that the state is prevented from allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition by federal immigration laws. In state tuition can be up to $19,000 less a year than out-of-state tuition in California.
In 2001, a state law was passed that allowed students, including illegal immigrants, who attended at least three years of high school in California and graduate in California to pay in-state tuition to colleges and universities. The lawsuit contends that this law is preempted by federal immigration laws and should not be in affect.
If you or someone you know is considering filing an immigration petition, contact the Orange County immigration petitions lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.