Un evento con temas variados – Gran participación de la comunidad inmigrante


Un evento con temas variados – Gran participación de la comunidad inmigrante

18 de junio de 2014


El sábado 14 de junio se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Martinsville, ubicada en Henry County, un evento de gran importancia sobre el tema de la reforma migratoria y todo lo conlleva para los jóvenes que llegaron al país desde pequeños.


Eli Salgado un joven líder de la comunidad hispana, fue el organizador del evento donde el abogado de la ciudad de Richmond, Nash Fayad habló ampliamente sobre varios temas que conciernen a todos los que aspiran a tener un estatus migratorio en los Estados Unidos. Los temas tratados fueron; La Discreción del Fiscal (Prosecutorial Discretion), DACA en Virginia, La exención provisional (Provisional Waiver) el TPS Estatus de protección temporal (Temporary Protected Status) y Ciudadanía y naturalización.


Lesly Pineda, habló detalladamente sobre todo el proceso de DACA, que va enfocado a los menores que llegaron a EE. UU., a corta edad y pueden ahora tener un permiso de trabajo y la posibilidad de estudiar a cosotos razonables creándoles una oportunidad en la vida.


El representante del Patrick Henry Community College, Travis Tislade, habló sobre como inscribirse en este tipo de instituciones. También participó Debbie Hemmrick del Franlin County explicando el tema del GED en español.


Daniel Rodríguez representante de las escuelas publicas del Henry County, cuya intervención estaba dirigida especialmente a los padres, hablo sobre como motivar y apoyar a sus hijos para que asistan a la universidad.


Otras intervenciones estuvieron a cargo de Alfredo García representante de PHCC Running Club y Mary Ann Tucker de H.O.P.E Seekers sobre el tema de las enfermedades mentales.


Sheila Villalobos, una dinámica joven de padres mexicanos graduada en VCU, se encargó de la traducción de los temas que fueron presentados en ingles por el abogado Fayad.


Una agenda variada y una buena asistencia fueron las características del nutrido evento, que muestra como los jóvenes que tienen liderazgo, pueden llegar lejos en los Estados Unidos.


Eli Salgado también ha organizado el Festival Latino de su ciudad y tiene un grupo de trabajo para los Dreamers en la red social Facebook. Si usted esta interesado en contactar a este grupo aquí encuentra el enlace para lograrlo.

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There are dozens of different types of visas available under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), but they can all be placed in one of two categories: immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. The former is for individuals who are hoping to establish permanent residency with a green card and perhaps even to pursue the path to naturalization and citizenship. The latter is for those who are only planning a temporary visit to the United States, such as for the purpose of conducting business or attending school.

The INA sets limits on the number of people who will be permitted to immigrate to the United States each year using certain types of visas, while other visas are unlimited. Family immigration visas for the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are available on an unlimited basis, while there are annual quotas set for the relatives of lawful permanent residents and extended family of citizens, with a maximum quota of 480,000. The number of employment immigration visas is limited to 140,000 per year.

Pathways to citizenship include service in the United States military and adoption, but a large percentage of all people who become citizens do so through the process of naturalization. The basic qualifications for naturalization include:

  • Living in the U.S. as a permanent resident for 5 years (or 3 years for a spouse of a U.S. citizen)
  • Being at least 18 years of age
  • Living within the state where you will apply for citizenship for at least 3 months prior to the application date
  • Being physically present in this country for at least half of the past 5 years
  • Maintaining continuous residence in this country from the date you submit your application for naturalization
  • Being able to read, write and speak English
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. government and civics

It is also necessary to supply evidence that you are a person of good moral character and are attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution. We can assist you with proving these factors, as well as preparing your petition and helping you get ready for the tests.

In June of 2012, the Obama Administration directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to begin applying a policy that is referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under deferred action, DHS is exercising discretion in its execution of the laws concerning deportation and removal of immigrants who are illegally present in the United States. Deferred action is not a change to the existing law, but is instead a change in the way that the law is being applied. You may qualify for relief under DACA if you were younger than 31 years of age on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday, have continuously resided in this country since June 15, 2007 and are either currently in school or have already graduated from high school or earned your general education development (GED) certificate, among other criteria. With deferred action, you may be able to avoid being deported, though it does not grant any change of immigration status.

In its review of immigrant visa petitions, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) weighs factors related to the ties that the prospective immigrant has in the United States and the reasons why he or she wants or needs to come to live in this country. For example, a family immigration petition will not be approved unless the foreign national has immediate relatives such as a spouse, mother or father, child or sibling already living here as a citizen or green card holder. An employment immigration petition is more likely to receive approval if the applicant has a job offer in this country and is coming to fill a position that cannot reasonably be filled from the local labor market. A foreign national who is fleeing persecution in his or her home country may be granted an immigrant visa as a refugee or asylee.

There are many strategies for challenging a removal action. If the proposed deportation is based on a criminal conviction, it may be possible to appeal the conviction in order to have it overturned. Another option is to petition for cancellation of removal, a type of immigration relief which is available to people who are of good moral character and whose deportation would subject a family member who is a citizen or permanent resident to extreme hardship. The key to success in stopping deportation is to take immediate action by hiring a Virginia immigration attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Contact us now at Fayad Law, P.C. for a confidential consultation and to let us get started on your case!

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