Margaret A. Donnelly, P.C.


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214.630.9511

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Houston Office: 281.407.2755

abogado de immigracion

Personas esperando la ley 245(i) deben mudarse a Oklahoma

Además de buscar soluciones prácticas para inmigrar sin salir de los Estados Unidos, miembros de la comunidad hispana estadounidense debe de seguir presionando a los políticos estadounidenses con el fin de solucionar el problema de estatus migratorio a familias inmigrantes. Además, se agilizaría el acto de sueño (Dream Act), permisos para trabajadores agrícolas, y nuevas …

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Alabama is Persecuting Hispanics instead of Creating Jobs for the People of Alabama

America is witnessing a new phase in the U. S.  immigration world:  state laws which allow local enforcement to act as federal agents and directly enforce federal   immigration laws.  Many debates are emerging as to why states like Alabama should enact these types of laws.  Those in favor claim it is simply to preserve jobs …

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IF YOU LEAVE THE UNITED STATES YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RE-ENTER

If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), have a criminal record (no matter how old or how minor), and plan to travel outside of the United States, you need to consult with an immigration attorney to advise you.  There is a possibility that you may be denied re-entry simply because of your …

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Start-Up America: A two-in-one tool to invest and work in the United States

In an August 2011 press release, representatives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced initiatives that would promote start-up enterprises and create jobs in the U.S. This was going to be done through a program called Start-Up America, an initiative to promote entrepreneurship in the country. It was started six years ago, but only now seems to be taking the spotlight against the backdrop of increasing unemployment figures and lowered GDP figures.

The Myth of the 10-Year Presence

Unfamiliarity with the law can be the biggest downfall for those individuals who are undocumented. For example, it is a common misconception that people have the right to apply for their green card based on the fact that they have lived in the United States for 10 years. Unfortunately, there is no such law in existence today that allows for someone to obtain legal status based on that fact alone.

The only time that the physical presence is important is when an individual is already in removal proceedings, i.e. deportation, and is applying for the relief of cancellation of removal.

Death of a Petitioner or Principal Beneficiary and What it Means for Surviving Relatives

The world of immigration consists largely of visa petitions filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  These visa petitions require a qualified individual, known as petitioner, to petition for an eligible alien, known as the beneficiary.  There are two types of beneficiaries: a principal beneficiary, such as the wife of a qualified petitioner, …

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La derrota del Acto Sueño (Dream Act) impulsan nuevas medidas

Este artículo tratará sobre otras medidas que no son políticas para ayudar aquellos jóvenes que se encuentran indocumentados. El Acto Sueño es una ley humanitaria que podría ayudar a millones de estos jóvenes que, desafortunadamente, depende de la política. La medida que proponen ciertos líderes tiene que ver con el proceso de adopción familiar, o sea, que una persona que es un residente permanente o ciudadano estadounidense adopte a un joven indocumentado para inmigrarlo. Este proceso no depende de la política. Depende de un proceso judicial en el estado en el cual se encuentra el joven. En Texas, por ejemplo, una persona adulta puede adoptar a un joven siempre y cuando los padres biológicos de joven están de acuerdo con la adopción.

Reforma migratoria merece ser mejor comprendida por los mexicanos y norteamericanos

Parece mentira que los esfuerzos recientes para aprobar una reforma general a las leyes de inmigración se vio obstaculizada de nuevo en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Una de las razones por las cuales un proyecto de esta gran magnitud fracasó fue por todas las malas interpretaciones que rodean el tema de inmigración. Nadie en Washington comprende la gran necesidad del Dream Act, de la “ley de la multa,” conocida como la 245(i), o una reforma inmigratoria general.