Posted on June 27th, 2011
U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren recently introduced a bill to Congress that proposes granting permanent residency to more foreign master’s students through green cards. Students that would qualify for a green card under the bill include foreign students with master’s degrees in science or engineering at a university in the United States.
In addition, the bill would grant green cards to foreigners who start a business in the U.S. that employees at least 5 U.S. citizens.
Technology businesses are supporting the bill arguing that foreigners often come to the United States to get a better education only to have to return to where they came from because they were not able to obtain another visa.
If you are considering applying for a green card, contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced immigration attorneys.
Posted on June 20th, 2011
This year is the nation’s 234th anniversary of the creation of the American Flag. In order to celebrate this year’s Flag Day, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held naturalization ceremonies from June 10th to June 17th in locations across the country.
“Flag Day is a time to honor America and celebrate our heritage … We are a nation of immigrants and on this day it is especially meaningful to welcome new citizens, people from all over the world who help define the United States as the world’s beacon of hope and opportunity,” said USCIS director Alejandro Mayorkas.
Mayorkas attended two of the citizenship ceremonies and administered the Oath of Allegience to a total of 45 new citizens.
If you or someone you know has questions about the naturalization process, contact the Orange County naturalization lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 949-540-6704 and let us help you today.
Posted on June 14th, 2011
The USCIS, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Trade Commission announced that they are beginning an initiative to stop immigration law fraud. The initiative is being supported by several state and local governments including San Antonio, Detroit, Fresno, Baltimore, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City.
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said, “Scammers often try to take advantage of immigrants by claiming to be affiliated with government immigration agencies, posing as immigration lawyers, or pretending to provide legitimate immigration-related services.”
The initiative will present public service announcements on the radio and in print. Advertisements will be in 14 languages including English and Spanish.
To discuss an immigration issue with an experienced and compassionate immigration lawyer, contact the Orange County immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on June 8th, 2011
On Monday, the Supreme Court voted to reject an appeal to the California law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at colleges in the state. The law was challenged by an out-of-state student group that attempted to argue that it was unfair and violated federal law for them to pay out-of-state tuition while immigrants are granted in-state tuition.
The law was put in place in 2001 in California and makes illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition if they have attended a high school in the state for at least three years and graduated.
In 2010, about 41,000 students in California utilized the law and paid in-state tuition. The majority of these students attended community colleges in the state or University of California schools.
Contact the Orange County immigration petitions lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 today, if you or someone you know has questions about become a U.S. citizen and immigration petitions.