Posted on November 18th, 2011
Authorities have arrested eight men in an immigration sting after it was found that they were using a new tactic to get immigrants into the country.
The new plan allowed smugglers to use cell phones in mountain areas to talk immigrants step by step through the process of immigrating. The eight men were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Los Angeles area.
This group used only cell phones and no foot guides in order to smuggle the immigrants into the U.S. Authorities have said that this is becoming more and more common as cell phone coverage reaches to further areas.
If you or a loved one is seeking to receive residency in the U.S., you need representation on your side. Contact the Orange County green card attorneys of Garg & Associates by calling 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on September 22nd, 2011
People who apply for and receive a green card become permanent residents of the United States. As a permanent resident, one is able to work in the U.S. and is afforded the same protection under U.S. laws as a citizen.
There are 3 ways in which an individual may be eligible to receive a green card. These are through family, through a job, and through refugee status.
Family members of citizens and permanent residents and immediate relatives of U.S. citizens can apply for permanent residency with a green card. Also, if you have lived in the U.S. as a refugee for a year or more, you are eligible for permanent residency.
In addition, people who invest in U.S. businesses, have a permanent job offer from a company in the U.S., have been determined to have an “extraordinary ability,” and people doing religious work may be eligible to receive a green card due to their employment.
Contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 today, if you or someone you know needs assistance applying for a green card.
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 May 19th, 2011
Last Friday, the U.S. State Department mistakenly told around 22,000 people that they won green cards in their annual visa lottery. The mistake was caused by a computer glitch and State Department officials said the drawing will be redone.
19.6 million people applied to be in the lottery. The computer error caused 90 percent of the winners of the “green card” visa lottery to be selected from only the first two days applications were accepted, rather than the entire 30-day application period.
The drawing is an annual program run by the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program to make about 50,000 visas available to randomly selected people from countries with low immigration rates in the U.S. Winners of the lottery are granted green cards without needing to have a family member or employer sponsor them.
The results of the new drawing are expected to be announced on July 15th.
If you or someone you know is looking to obtain permanent residency with a green card, contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about the green card application process.
Posted on April 5th, 2011
According to the Department of Homeland Security, over 1 million new green cards were distributed to foreigners during the 2010 fiscal year. 54 percent of the 1,042,625 green cards were given to foreigners already living in the United States.
Also, almost two-thirds of the green card recipients were given the green cards due to family relations to a legal resident or citizen of the United States. Obtainment of a green card allows an individual legal permanent residency.
13 percent of last year’s green card recipients were from Mexico, 7 percent were from India, and another 7 percent were from China.
To discuss obtaining a green card with an experienced immigration attorney, contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 today.
Posted on July 28th, 2010
Last week, Orange County officials announced that they will house immigration detainees in two jails in the county. This new deal will help bring jobs to public safety officials and bring in millions of dollars in revenue.
The jails will hold up to 800 detainees, one of the jails is in Orange and one near Irvine. The Sheriffs Department has been negotiating this deal with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for months to decide where and how the jails will be run.
Both jails will need to undergo some renovations in order to have more office space and courtrooms. Officials say that an influx of detainees may be seen in August, but it should be steady after that.
If you or a loved one has a question regarding an immigration issue, contact the Orange County green card attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 949-540-6704 today.