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(May 30, 2015) Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) introduced legislation that allows business owners in the United States on E-2 Treaty Investor Visas the opportunity for permanent residency after 10 years.
El boletín de visas para residencia permanente en Estados Unidos ha sido publicado con la actualización para el mes de Agosto de 2014. Las siguientes columnas muestran las fechas las cuales tienen visas de residencia disponibles en este mes. Esto quiere decir que si usted sometión una petición I-130 o I-129 antes de la fecha indicada, su visa estará disponible. Si tiene preguntas sobre esto por favor llame a nuestras oficinas de Palacios Immigration Law:
FAMILIA del Mundo CHINA
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 - Hijos de Americanos 22 ABR 07 22 ABR 07 22 ABR 07 08 ABR 94 01 JUN 04
mayores de 21 años
F2A - Esposo o esposas e 01 MAY 12 01 MAY 12 01 MAY 12 15 MAR 11 01 MAY 12
hijos menores de 21 años
de residentes legales
F2B - Hijos no casados 01 JUL 07 01 JUL 07 01 JUL 07
01 APR 94 08 OCT 03
mayores de 21 años
de residentes legales
F3 - Hijos casados de Americanos 15 NOV 03 15 NOV 03 15 NOV 03 15 SEP 93 15 ABR 93
mayores de 21 años
F4 - Hermanos y hermanas de 01 ENE 02 01 ENE 02 01 ENE 02 01 ENE 97 22 ENE 91
de Americanos mayores de
Noten que esposos y esposas de ciudadanos Americanos y hijos menores de 21 años de ciudadanos Americanos no aparecen en esta tabla porque ellos obienen visas inmediatas sin espera.
On March 11, 2014, a special election was held to replace long-time representative Bill Young, who passed away after over twenty years in that office. David Jolly, a Republican with little name recognition was facing Alex Sink. Sink was considered a heavyweight in this contest. She ran for Governor before and had won the district despite losing the contest to Rick Scott. In what could be considered a March Madness upset, David Jolly won the special election and extinguished hopes of beginning a Democrat takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, fears ensued among the Democrats that this election signals a possible loss of control of the Senate. Given this conventional wisdon in political circles, it appears that a deal on immigration is next to impossible during the rest of President Obama's tenure. It is very hard to see how the house Republicans would be motivated to reach any deal on immigration reform given their confidence about the fall's midterm elections despite failing to act on immigration so far. In fact, Jolly had proclaimed his opposition to any deal on immigration that would give what the Republicans consider "amnesty". With this in mind, it is easy to see that Obama cannot afford to wait for unlikely Congressional action on immigration reform. In fact, it appears likely now that Obama will issue sweeping executive actions to attempt to gain favor with Hispanic voters and bail out Democrats in the upcoming fall elections.
On 05/20/13 the Senate Judiciary Committee held Day Four of the markup on S. 744. The committee finished debating Title III of the bill pertaining to interior enforcement and moved to Title II, legalization and the immigration system. In total the committee passed 30 amendments, out of a total 50 amendments considered (although some of those were withdrawn with no actual votes). This was by the far the most contentious day of markup to date with five amendments offered by Sen. Grassley (R-IA), two by Sen. Sessions (R-AL) and one by Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) failing on strictly party line votes (8-10). Four amendments were defeated when the two Republican members of the "Gang of Eight" joined the ten Democrats on the committee in voting no--three dealt with limiting eligibility for RPI status and one with the one year asylum filing deadline. All that being said, 25 amendments, offered by both sides of the aisle, passed on voice votes.
The committee spent part of the day debating protections for asylees and refugees, including passing an amendment requiring background checks on all seekers and an amendment providing work authorization within 180 days of filing. Sen. Grassley ultimately withdrew his amendment to strike the provision eliminating the one year filing deadline for asylum seekers after Sen Feinstein (D-CA) indicated willingness to further negotiate the issue.
S.744 already includes many tough provisions on crimes, inadmissibiity, deportability and RPI exclusion grounds (see an AILA roundup of all such provisions). And today, the committee struck down many amendments to increase these already tough provisions, albeit on very close votes. HoweverGrassley #44, making a 3rd drunk driving conviction an aggravated felony, passed on a 17-1 vote. In addition, Graham #3, which requires additional security screening for certain immigrants who live in regions that may pose a terrorist threat to the United States, passed on a voice vote.
Under this plan, any alien that qualifies will be eligible to become a US citizen in 15 years assuming the border security measures are met.
Although the details of the legislation are not finalized yet, the outlines of how reform will deal with the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally are being explained by Senator Rubio in as he makes the rounds in the Sunday morning talk shows. The points that he addressed are as follows:
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