Posted on May 1st, 2012
Cities across the country are preparing for major demonstrations, strikes, and disruptions as International Workers Day, or May Day, has often drawn thousands of protestors advocating for workers’ rights and immigration reform.
Several protests are planned for New York, including a call to skip work to instead occupy Union Square and participate in a march in Manhattan. A march to the White House is also organized in Washington, D.C.
Protestors on the West Coast have promised to shut down Los Angeles, where past May Day protests focusing on immigration has drawn tens of thousands of people. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the force is on maximum deployment for today.
If you are looking to become a citizen of the United States, contact immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on April 24th, 2012
For the first time in decades, the population of Mexican immigrants, in the country both legally and illegally, has drastically dropped as many return to Mexican after finding few job opportunities in America.
According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the population of illegal Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 million from 7 million just five years ago. Between 2005 and 2010, nearly 1.4 million Mexicans left the U.S. while Mexicans entering the country dropped to 1.4 million– canceling out net migration between the two nations.
Arrests at the border has also dropped tremendously. In 2005, one million immigrants were captured crossing the border; in 2011, the figures dropped to 286,000.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can reach your immigration goals, contact the immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates by calling 949-540-6704 today.
Posted on April 20th, 2012
This week Alabama’s House of Representatives passed a new revision of its controversial immigration law, which supporters say makes the bill more enforceable. Now the bill will go to the Senate for approval before going into effect.
Some of the changes to the bill include exempting schools from reporting their students’ immigration status, suspending businesses’ licenses for 100 days (up from 60) for hiring an illegal immigrant, and giving churches more latitude for ministering illegal immigrants.
However, critics of the bill say the revisions do nothing to help avoid practices that could lead to racial profiling and discrimination.
If you or someone you love is having problems with their immigration status, contact the immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates by calling 949-540-6704.
Posted on April 5th, 2012
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested over 3,100 illegal immigrants in the largest government sweep of its kind, the Obama administration announced earlier this week. The sweep targeted criminals convicted of serious crimes who were in the country illegally.
Agents conducted arrests in every state over a six-day period. As part of ICE’s pledge not to target illegal immigrants who have stayed out of trouble, have family in the country, or came here at a young age, agents instead focused on immigrants convicted of crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and sex crimes.
Illegal immigrants from 116 countries were arrested and more than a third had more than one criminal conviction.
If you’d like to discuss your immigration issue with an experienced and dedicated immigration attorney, contact the immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates by calling 949-540-6704 today.
Posted on March 2nd, 2012
Several California legislators are fighting for the return of drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants. A bill allowing for the creation and use of illegal immigrant drivers’ licenses was instated in 2002, but later repealed by Governor Schwarzenegger. The effort is the eighth time lawmakers have proposed the drivers’ licenses.
Research shows that allowing drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants lowers insurance rates. Both New Mexico and Utah have similar laws in place. The current bill has the support of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck who stated, “It improves public safety because we know that if our motorists are licensed, they know the rules of law, and if they’re tested we’re more sure they know the rules, and if they’re uninsured we know there are more responsible drivers.”
To speak with an attorney about an issue related to immigration law, contact the Orange County immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on February 22nd, 2012
On Thursday evening, a California Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Ezequiel Garcia, opened fire on a superior officer, Kevin Kozak, in the Long Beach immigration and customs enforcement office.
It is believed the Garcia and Kozak were having a heated discussion about Garcia’s job performance when Garcia opened fire on Kozak with his service weapon. A separate agent close by to the conversation then shot and killed Garcia to prevent more rounds being fired at Kozak. Kozak was shot 6 times. He is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.
According to Claude Arnold, the special agent in charge for I.C.E. in Los Angeles, “We are doing everything humanly possible to understand why it happened and ensure it will not happen again.”
Posted on February 16th, 2012
Orange County immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. are saddened to announce the funeral of singer Whitney Houston this coming Saturday.
Icon and legend, Whitney Houston, died last Saturday in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. Her body was discovered by her assistant, Mary Jones, in the bathtub. She was 48 years old. Police have not released the results of the autopsy report, and the cause of death is still undetermined.
The funeral for Houston will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ at noon on Saturday. “The family has made it very clear there is going to be a strong musical celebration of her life,” stated Pastor Joe Carter.
For more details, visit CNN.com
Posted on February 8th, 2012
The American Legion, a group of veterans founded just after World War I, is making every effort to collect signatures from California voters to ensure police enforcement of immigration law.
They are determined to collect more than a half million signatures to put an immigration initiative on the November ballot. The initiative would require all counties to enforce Secure Communities, a “network that alerts immigration agents whenever police book a deportable immigrant at a city or county jail.”
According to Bill Siller of California’s American Legion branch, ”This country is for people who are here legally, who are born here, not for people who came here illegally, who kind of snuck in.”
If you want to become an American citizen, contact Orange County immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 949-540-6704 to help you begin the process.
Posted on January 31st, 2012
Orange County immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. are excited to discuss the 2012 Super Bowl this weekend in Indianapolis.
New York Giants will play the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday for Super Bowl XLVI. Both teams played one another in the 2008 Super Bowl, and the Giants won the title.
Sunday will be the fifth Super Bowl the Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have gone to together in the last 11 seasons. They have a 15-3 record this season and plan to take home the trophy this year.
The Giants have a 12-7 record and had a very strong last five games in the regular season. They beat top-seeded Green Bay Packer, Atlanta Falcons, and the second-seeded San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
The game starts at 6:30pm EST on NBC. For more information, visit the Super Bowl website.
Posted on January 25th, 2012
Illegal immigrant protestors stood outside of the Department of Homeland Security’s office in San Bernardino this morning chanting, “No papers, no fear – immigrants are marching here.”
Children of illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents declared that they are tired of living in fear of being deported. They claim to have lived in the United States for the majority of their lives, and want to be treated equally as American citizens.
10 people were arrested for blocking the entrance to the building and refusing to move. Most of the protestors were from the Inland Empire, and they could face deportation.
If you are looking to become a citizen of the United States, contact Orange County immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.