Posted on June 5th, 2012
Starting this week, the District of Columbia will implement a controversial program, Secure Communities, that allows federal agents to check the immigration statuses of everyone arrested in the District, the Washington Examiner reports.
The Secure Communities program allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to view the same arrest information the FBI receives in order to locate illegal immigrants. The program is already established in every jurisdiction in Maryland and Virginia, and so far, over 49,000 felons have been deported.
D.C. has resisted the program and many lawmakers are trying to limit its participation. Mayor Vincent Gray has criticized the initiative, claiming it threatens the trust between residents and local law enforcement.
If you have been arrested and want to learn more about crimes and deportation, contact the experienced immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., today at 949-540-6704.
Posted on May 29th, 2012
The United States and Mexico are planning a new deportation process that officials hope will curb repeat illegal immigration and cut down on border violence by releasing deportees deep into Mexico rather than at the border, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Most illegal immigrants are deported at the Texas- and Arizona-Mexico borders. The government spent $120.9 million to deport 182,655 illegal immigrants, most with criminal records, in the last fiscal year.
According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the government plans on having flights year-round from border states to Mexico. Critics of this plan argue that it is a waste of taxpayer money and that only more domestic efforts could make it successful.
If you or someone you know needs help fighting deportation, contact the deportation attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 949-540-6704 today.
Posted on May 22nd, 2012
According to a new report by the Human Rights Watch, hundreds of thousands of female immigrant farm workers are sexually abused by their supervisors, employers, and other people in authority.
Its report claims that women suffer through rape, verbal abuse, stalking, and unwanted physical contact while working in packing houses, farms, and other agricultural places of employment. The victims are threatened with deportation and retaliation if they report the crimes.
About a third of the people interviewed by the Human Rights Watch said they personally had been harassed or abused or knew someone who had. According to the report, victims who had filed lawsuits were unable to find jobs at other farms.
If you have been offered a temporary job in the United States and have questions regarding visas for temporary workers, contact the immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 949-540-6704.
Posted on May 15th, 2012
As fewer Mexicans are coming to America and more are leaving than in previous years, the ones seeking life in the United States are doing so legally. In 2000, less than ten percent crossed the border legally. Now, ten years later, 50 percent cross legally.
Most come on family reunification visas, which allow foreigners with family members or spouses who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens to enter the country. About 90,000 came over on H-visas, or employment-based visas, in 2011.
More and more Mexicans are acquiring E-2 NAFTA and EB-5 visas than ever before. The E-2 NAFTA visa allows business investors from countries who are business partners with the U.S. to enter, and the EB-5 visa requires a $500,000 to $1 million investment and the creation of at least ten U.S. jobs.
If you need help bringing your family to the U.S., contact the immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 949-540-6704.