More illegals deported than ever before

Posted on October 19th, 2011 No Comments

According to a new report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more illegal immigrants have been deported this fiscal year than ever before- nearly 400,000 individuals.

About 55% of deportees have been convicted of serious crimes. More than 80,000 were convicted of drug-related crimes, nearly 1000 found guilty of homicide, and 5800 were sex offenders. Additionally, approximately two thirds had crossed the border illegally more than once.

The Obama administration has currently put deportations on hold while it individually reviews more than 300,000 deportation cases involving dangerous criminals. Cases involving people believed to be a threat to national security and repeat offenders are given top priority versus those considered low-risk.

If you or someone you love is interested in obtaining either an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, contact the Spring deportation lawyers of Garg & Associates by calling 281-362-2865 today.

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.

Memoranda grants authorities prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases

Posted on July 12th, 2011 No Comments

A new memoranda was recently introduced by John Morton, the director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which would allow immigration authorities to use their own judgment in immigration cases rather than automatically deporting all illegal immigrants.

The memoranda was initially created to protect victims of crimes by allowing them to report the crime to police without the fear that they, themselves, would be deported. The memoranda sets forth a list of factors for authorities to consider when dealing with an immigrant, including how long they have been in the U.S., if they have pursued an education in the U.S., if they have a criminal record, and if they are taking care of a sick or pregnant relative.

Authorities will also be given the right to immediately deport any immigrants found to be gang members, felons, or national security risks. As the U.S. only has the capacity to deport 400,000 people each year, many say the memoranda is important in allowing the deportation of immigrants that could be dangerous to the country while allowing immigrants who are looking for a better life to stay.

If you or someone you love is facing deportation, please contact the Spring deportation lawyers of Garg & Associates, PC, at 800-242-2151.

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