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ByPhillip Kim

Obama Pushes to Pass Immigration Reform 2013


The new proposed immigration reform has been approved by the Senate but now waits for the decision of the House. Obama urges Congress to pass this bill so that it would allow a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States as well as improve border security.

However, challenges to passing this bill include Republican opposition. Back in 2007, Republicans struck down President Bush’s House-backed immigration reform proposal, and they continue to show opposition towards immigration reform.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi who supports the immigration reform warns Republicans to follow suit or they will lose the growing Latino population’s support in future elections. To rebuttal Pelosi’s statement, Republican Bob Goodlatte states it would be unfair for people who reside in the U.S. unlawfully to eventually get citizenship while others who have worked for many years to immigrate lawfully still don’t obtain citizenship.

As these two parties continue to argue for their stances, Obama presses the House to pass the bill before the summer recess in August.


How to Apply for a Work Permit under New Immigration Law

The Obama Administration’s latest new immigration law could benefit many immigrants.

Effective June 15th, 2012, President Obama’s new immigration law will do two things for young immigrants: prevent deportation and grant work permits.

The Obama Administration decided it was time to address the needs of thousands of struggling, young immigrants. Many of these immigrants were brought the United States at a young age and have significant ties to this country – some have lived here since they were children and only speak English. The new law is meant to provide these immigrants with a solution that would prevent them from being deported and would also allow them to work legally in the U.S.

The law is tailored for immigrants who are currently under the age of 30. The immigrant must prove that he is not a threat to the country. Good moral character will also be taken into account. This means that if the immigrant has a history of crime or criminal offenses, he may be denied under this new law.

The new law is meant for young immigrants who came to the U.S. under the age of 16. As minors, these immigrants had no choice in coming to this country. Now that they are here, they should be allowed to stay and get work legally.

Finally, the last requirements under this law are that the immigrant is currently in school or has graduated from high school. If you have received some form of a G.E.D., then that would be acceptable as well. You must also have been living in the U.S. since 2007. If you left at any time within the past 5 years or are currently NOT in the U.S., then you might not be eligible to apply under this law.

Even though you meet these minimum requirements, you may not be eligible for the benefits of this new law. For example, documents must be submitted as proof or evidence that you meet the requirements. If you fail to provide the government with proper documents, your case may be denied.

Furthermore, there may be more requirements for specific cases. A certain criminal offense might still mean that you are eligible for some protection under this law, while other offenses will bar you from benefits altogether.

For these reasons, it is important to discuss your options with a specialized immigration lawyer. Contact Attorney Phillip Kim for more information about Obama’s new law and how it will affect you.

Phillip Kim, esq.
Phillip Kim Law Center

Fresno Office
(559) 448-8500

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Christian Conservatives and Immigration Reform

Interesting : In advance of President Obama’s and the Democrats’ coming push for immigration reform, support for so-called comprehensive reform that would include a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants already in the United States is building among a surprising constituency: conservative religious activists. The effort includes not only socially conservative groups that have partnered with Democrats on other issues in the past—like the National Association of Evangelicals and the

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Illegals just get a pass, you think?

A New York Times’ story reveals that immigration officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun preparations for issuing visas to 11-18 million illegal aliens who would be granted an amnesty if Congress is able to pass immigration reform legislation. “We are under way to prepare for that,” USCIS director Alejandro Mayorkas told the paper. Mayorkas also said that Obama has told the agency that amnesty would be part of an immigration reform bill, so the agency is trying t

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Terrorists in America

With Attorney General Holder’s investigation of CIA operatives who utilized enhanced-interrogation techniques on detainees, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the Obama administration’s downgrade of the War on Terror to “overseas contingency operations,” and the administration’s release of terrorists captured by heroic U.S. military personnel, what should be a preposterous question to ask the President of the United States, now needs to be asked. In the interest of America’s nation

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Mr. President, We Are Not Demagogues — Please Talk With Us

A message from Roy Beck In Mexico, Pres. Obama called us a bad name. He was using his appearance in a foreign country to promise that he is determined early next year to “legalize” 12-20 million illegal aliens and put them on a path to U.S. citizenship. He made it pretty clear that he has a lot more admiration for citizens of other countries who break our immigration laws than he does for his own fellow citizens who oppose a blanket amnesty. The New York Times reported that Mr. Obama sai

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Laughed out of court

The “Birthers” got bitch-slapped by a federal judge yesterday when the jurist not only mocked them, but ordered the plaintiff’s attorney, John Hemenway of Colorado Springs, to prove he hasn’t violated court rules barring frivolous and harassing cases, and if he can not show just cause, he should have to pay President Obama’s attorney, Bob Bauer, for his time arguing that the case should be thrown out. There is a certain contingent of batshit-insane, far-right lunatics who profess to believe tha