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Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

Jeh Johnson Memo regarding enforcement prioritization

Jeh Johnson followed Pres. Obama’s Executive Action announcement with a plan to revise the priorites of DHS. There are now 3 levels of Priority. The 1st and greatest priority is aliens who have been found to be risks to national security, border security, and public safety. This category includes those who have been convicted of serious Felony offenses. The 2nd Priority is those who have committed atleast 3 misdemeanors, or one serious misdemeanor, and also includes prior Immigration Law violators. The 3rd priority is for those who have received removal orders after January, 2014.

President Obama’s Immigration Reform -Nov. 2014

Deferred Action for Parents (DAP): Parents of U.S. citizen or LPR children who
entered the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2010, may apply for Deferred Action. This
allows for the application for employment authorization document (EAD) , which
is Federal I.D. and can be used to obtain a driver’s license. This is an
affirmative application sent to Citizenship & Immigration Services, the agency
which provides benefits.

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is revised so that the age limit,
previously age 30, is struck out. The requirement that aliens must have arrived
before age 16 is still in place. This application is also submitted to U.S. CIS
and results in an EAD.

Successful applications under DAP and DACA should result in termination of
deportation proceedings for those aliens already in proceedings.

Employment-based immigrant visa applications for applicants currently in the
U.S. and the admission of entrepreneurs will be increased .

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will have new enforcement
priorities, although similar to those issued in the June, 2011, Morton Memo.
This enforcement device will be left to the prosecutorial discretion of ICE
Directors and ICE Attorneys.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

U.S. Immigration ♡ All In The Family

Family-based immigration has an easier time of it rather than immigration to the United States by securing a job. There has been some talk about changing the shift from family based immigration to employment based immigration. Immigration of close family relations that cite family members already in the United States are Spouses of a U.S. Citizen (IR1), unmarried children (IR-2), adopted children (IR3 & IR4) and parents (IR5). If you are applying for a visa for siblings or parents you must be at least 21 years old. The wait time for siblings of U.S. citizens is at least 10 years. Proper filing is crucial for best results.

Unlike most other industrialized nations, the U.S. awards a much larger proportion of green cards to family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents than to foreigners with job prospects here. About two-thirds of permanent legal immigration to the U.S. is family-based, compared with about 15 percent that is employment-based, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The remainder is largely humanitarian. read more from the Huffington Post

deportation_usaStephen K. Tills handles a wide range of immigration and immigration appeals cases. This experience has given him a unique insight to assist clients in obtaining the best possible results.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

U.S. Immigration Conference August 7, 2013

NAFTA_logoKeep your eyes on the U.S.-Mexico conference Wednesday (Aug 7, 2013) in El Paso Texas. This meeting is to discuss the U.S. – Mexican economic relationship with Free Trade. The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was penned nearly 20 years (January 1, 1994) ago between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This meeting will be focusing on the competitiveness agenda between the U.S. and Mexico. Included in these discussions is immigration reform.
Depending on the outcome of these discussions, they may impact the future of the Republican Party in Texas. Border States like Arizona support immigration reform while Texas is holding out.
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IMMIGRATION AND EDUCATION
Charles Fosters (Republican) Immigration advisor for George W. Bush and Barack Obama wants Texas to support the reform. Some republicans in Texas object that the new rules are not specific enough. Education is one issue that should be supported since these children are already in the States. Let’s get educated to improve the overall country. Passing the Immigration bill is said to create more jobs. Arizona has come around. Let’s see how Texas does after the talks from this Wednesday’s meeting.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

MAY DAY Immigration rallies in the U.S.

May 1, 2013 is predicted to have unexpected large turnouts to rally for the Immigration reform throughout the nation. Many undocumented immigrants have not yet stepped forward for fear of deportation. This rally for immigration has become an annual event. Two weeks ago the senate proposes yet another Immigration Bill S.744, also known as the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.” One condition is that undocumented immigrants will not be required to pay past taxes. Some applicants who in the past have given false information or false documents may be eligible for a waiver.

“The invisible become visible on May 1,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, which is organizing what was expected to be the nation’s largest rally. Associated press

Immigration Reform Protesters May 1 in New York City. (Liz Goodwin/Yahoo)

Immigration Reform Protesters May 1 in New York City. (Liz Goodwin/Yahoo)

Text messaging, Facebook blasts and phone calls are being made to hear some of the voices of America regarding US immigration laws. Radio announcers encourage these actions to call your local representative to let them know how you feel about the immigration laws. Support for worker rights and and some say for a long-overdue immigration system updates. Most are showing support to urge justice for immigrants in America.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

Should you have Immigration Legal Counsel?

…more and more immigrants are being sent to Immigration Courts on a daily basis for removal proceedings. Many of these immigrants end up being deported why some of them get rescued through application for relief and the kindness of some of the fair-minded Judges. from USimmigrationnewspaper.com

scales-justiceSome immigrants who tried self-help end up paying more. I can understand that the economy is not good. Many of these immigrants were advised by their friends not to use attorneys for their cases. The courts may not have advised them of their legal opportunities. The courts are busy trying to process many cases. U.S. courts provide only minimal due process protection for non citizens. One who is familiar with criminal courts where defendants who could not afford an attorney were provided legal representation by a lawyer. In immigration court, a non citizen does not receive the same protections. As a result, many immigrants facing deportation are forced to proceed on their own. Immigrants should have better access to local legal counsel. Immigration law is very complex and there are many aspects to a case that require professional assistance.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

Crossing the U.S border with a DUI

A single DUI conviction is not grounds to deny entry into the U.S; however, multiple DUI convictions or a DUI conviction in combination with other misdemeanor offenses can make a person inadmissible and require a waiver prior to entering the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

BORDER CROSSING RULES
border-crossingPlanning to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less? As a general rule, Canada does not allow persons with DUI’s to enter their country. All travelers can apply for a waiver. When you have been granted a waiver, you will be able to cross the border. The same rule applies for Canadians interested in travelling to the States. You may enter the United States as a visitor from 33 accepted countries. Check with the visa office at your Embassy to find out if you need a visitor’s visa. Canadians are allowed to visit the United States for up to 240 days (new rule 2012) without a visitor’s visa.

Immigration and Visa Application
Should the applicant state an arrest, citation or conviction on the immigration/visa forms, even if minor one? A simple DUI conviction by itself would not result in a denial of an immigration benefit. Lying about it on a visa application will bring up a fraud or misrepresentation charge and can create a permanent bar to reentry, often without waiver possibilities.
If you have been arrested for a DWI, be sure to obtain good criminal defense counsel. If you are a foreign national, contact an immigration attorney to find out how this may affect your immigration status. Also, for some foreign nationals, a misdemeanor DWI may delay your ability to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

Why Hire a U.S. Immigration Lawyer?

Immigrating to the United States may be a complicated process that requires careful preparation. Although anyone can apply independently, the process can be easier with assistance from an immigration lawyer. A lawyer that specializes in visa law and immigration to the Unites States is of great value in preparing your case. Experience in cases involving family members, a fiancé or employment dealing with immigration issues is a must. Stephen K. Tills Esq. has spent over 15 years, dealing with visa entry, family visa, NAFTA, green card, immigration, detainees and waivers with success.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

U.S. Immigration Courts Criticized

Immigration judges hear deportation cases in about 120 locations nationwide. They prioritize cases in which a foreign national is detained for a crime or other reason, and such cases lasted 48 days on average, according to a sample reviewed by the inspector general. Cases in which the person was not detained went on for an average of 526 days, the report said. Of the 12 million undocumented immigrant it is well known that a majority of them are Hispanic. The non-detainee cases included people asking for asylum. By Reuters, Published: November 1, 2012 Washington Post. Even though there were more immigration judges, the completed cases dropped from 2006 by 53,000 reported in 2010, according to General Michael E. Horowitz.
The immigration Department complained that they did not have funds to improve the services.

General Michael E. Horowitz, photo by: J. Scott Applewhite -Sept, 2012

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, in a 74-page report, said the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which decides whether illegal immigrants should be removed from the country, and adjudicates cases involving undocumented workers have failed to keep up with its caseload despite a $302.3 million budget and more than 1,500 personnel, including 238 judges. By Jerry Seper Thursday, November 1, 2012 Washington Post. That is a lot of funding. Swifter paperwork and eliminating forms that (a) are repetitious and (b) you do not need a college degree to understand would be a step in the right direction. The system needs and overhaul.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

Refugee Roulette

Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear of persecution in her homelandbook. The Refugee Act was designed for the first time to provide asylum (protection) to those that were already in the United States. “Refugee Roulette” written by Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew Schoenholtz, Philip Schrag. Forward by Edward Kennedy.

There are four levels of the asylum adjudication process:
1..the Department of Homeland Security
2..the immigration courts
3..the Board of Immigration Appeals
4..and the United States Courts of Appeals.

Immigration law and policy, includes the role of the states and the federal government. The publication of this book Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and

Andrew Schoenholtz

Proposals for Reform are observations written by noteworthy men and published in 2009. This book sends out the question of reform. Immigration should not be dependent on numerous clerks, where paperwork is passed on, lost or forgotten. Andrew Schoenholtz was a keynote speaker at the 9th Immigration conference at Georgetown University this year and a member of their faculty. His studies are in the root causes of forced migration, refugee protection, long-term solutions to mass migration emergencies, and humanitarian relief operations. If we are to advance as a society, we need to clearly identify the concerns and discuss viable solutions for the good of all people.

Do you need assistance?
If you are detained for immigration reasons or need to resolve your immigration status contact an Immigration Lawyer for good results.
Stephen K. Tills Esq.: an attorney and member of AILA, specializes in your area of need: Green Card Work Visa, Waivers, Detention, Citizenship, Fiance, Immigration.
Find out more:- call 716.662.5080 Immigration office of Stephen K.Tills Esq. in the Buffalo, NY.
Contact form :- www.TillsVisalaw.com email: stephen@tillsvisalaw.com

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