social security

Social Security

For people considering immigration services, one benefit you should know about is the American Social Security program.   Many nonimmigrants are already paying taxes but not getting credit for the future checks that Americans get once they are 65 (which is based on the taxes they paid during their lifetime).  These checks range from $800 -$3000 a month. For those who want to pay for thinking about the future where you social check retirement for the rest of your life.

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 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 …


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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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.

Mensaje para todos los pueblos americanos

Nací en Venezuela en un pueblo llamado San Tomé, situado en la Mesa de Guanipa, en el oriente del país, Estado Anzoátegui, donde permanecí hasta cumplir los 10 años, mudándome a Puerto La Cruz, una zona costera del mismo estado. Allí viví hasta casi cumplir los 15 años. Estudié parte de mi secundaria en el Liceo Cajigal, hija de padre norteamericano y madre venezolana. Durante mi corta permanencia, fui educada en ese ambiente venezolano, por el deseo de mi padre donde él era el inmigrante, condición que luego se aplicaría a mi madre, una vez residenciada en los Estados Unidos.

A Permament Resident is not a U.S. Citizen

Many U.S. citizens who oppose immigration in all its forms don’t understand how the U.S. immigration system works. Most believe that undocumented immigrants automatically become U.S. citizens when they arrive in the United States or become legal immigrants. Therefore, for the purpose of shedding some light on the issue, let me begin by stating that there is a huge difference between an “undocumented” immigrant and a “legal” immigrant, and between a “legal” immigrant and a U.S. citizen.

All legal immigrants who eventually become U.S. citizens have to start at ground zero. This is the status of being an alien, a citizen of another country who is granted the right to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. The new status is known as “Lawful Permanent Residence,” or LPR. LPR doesn’t change the citizenship of the alien. For instance, someone from France retains his French citizenship although he has a right to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely as long as he doesn’t abandon his residence in the U.S. Living in France for eight months out of the year is treated as an abandonment of his LPR status.


You demonstrated it by co-sponsoring the Immigration Reform law in 2006 with Senator Ted Kennedy.

As a Hispanic, I respect and honor your contributions to this country. My own father fought in the Pacific in World War II. He was a veteran who went through hell. He spoke to me about it often. So I believe I understand what you went through.

There are many Americans who don’t understand the deep connection that unites the people of the Americas, for instance, the deep bond between the people of Mexico and the United States.

My Hispanic heritage through my mother is not Mexican. But as a result of this heritage, I’ve learned that we have to fight to unify the Americas. We’re one continent. We depend on each other.

John McCain, I still have a profound respect for you. Please reconsider your position.