Immigrants rely on DREAM Act to stay in Texas

Posted on August 1st, 2011 No Comments

Two brothers, originally from Colombia, are relying on the passing of The DREAM Act to normalize their immigration status. Both are students at the University of Houston who came to America in 2004  to seek political asylum. However, their request was denied in 2007. The United States only offers a certain number of deportation appeals, which the brothers have exhausted.

The DREAM Act pushes to provide legal residency to qualified undocumented students. The act passed the House of Representatives but was blocked in the Senate last December. Advocates have petitioned for its passing and so far it has received over 10,000 signatures.

If you or someone you know needs assistance acquiring an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, contact the North Houston deportation lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

Texas House looks over immigration bills

Posted on April 25th, 2011 No Comments

The Texas House committee recently began reviewing several new immigration bills that were presented in the past few months.

One of the bills involved health care. It would require that anyone who is receiving health care to provide documentation that shows what country they are from. If the patient is in the U.S. illegally, then their home country could be billed for their medical costs.

Another bill that was discussed involved the use of E-verify by employers to determine if their potential employees are illegal citizens of the U.S. Many people who testified in favor of this bill stated that it was not fair for illegal citizens to take jobs from legal citizens.

Some attending the meeting protested the bills, saying that they showed a bias against foreign people who are attempting to gain citizenship in the U.S. The House is still reviewing the bills in question.

If you or someone you love is seeking citizenship in the U.S., please contact the Conroe and Spring immigration attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

Over $500,000 Donated to Arizona to Preserve Immigration Law

Posted on July 9th, 2010 No Comments

Since Tuesday, donations have been pouring in to the state of Arizona to help defend their recent change in immigration enforcement. Tuesday marks the day the  federal government sued the state, saying that immigration is a federal issue.

The Arizona law says that, in their enforcement of any law, police officers are expected to investigate an individual’s immigration status, provided they have “reasonable suspicion.”

Individuals across the fifty states donated on average between $10 and $100 to the cause, mainly via the internet. According to MSNBC, “The Associated Press examined about one fourth of the 9,057 contributions and found that just two of them were from businesses.”

Critics think the law encourages racial profiling, while supporters think it will force the federal government to focus on securing the nation’s borders.

If you or someone you know need help with immigration status, call the Conroe and Spring immigration attorneys at Garg & Associates, PC, by dialing 281-362-2865.

Houston Man Deported, Could be U.S. Citizen Afterall

Posted on June 29th, 2010 No Comments

According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, 19-year-old Luis Alberto Delgado was deported last week after being pulled over by a Jim Wells County Sheriff Captain. Delgado and his brother were near Alice, Texas, when they were stopped because Delgado, the passenger, was not wearing a seat belt.

Delgado’s brother, Edward Luis Pompa’s, broken English and inability to produce a driver’s license made him an immediate suspect. The officer called border patrol to question Delgado while he took Pompa to county jail, where he was charged with driving without a license. Pompa made bail and was released after federal officials confirmed his citizenship.

Delgado was not as fortunate. Immigration officials claimed the U.S. Birth Certificate he possessed, proving his birth at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, was not his. The Social Security and Texas I.D. cards he also carried were of no use either. The Chronicle reports that, after being questioned for eight hours, Delgado signed papers he believed would allow him to be released from custody and return to his Houston home. Instead, the signed papers sent him to Matamoros. Barred from the U.S., Delgado currently remains stuck in the town of Reynosa, Mexico.

The Houston Chronicle writes that, “A spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Chris Van Deusen, confirmed that the state has a birth certificate on file matching the information on one provided to authorities by Delgado.”

Immigration is a serious issue in the United States. To have an experienced Conroe immigration attorney on your side, call Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 .

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