9999 Bellaire Blvd. Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77036
Tel: 713-339-4200,1-800-281-7400
Fax: 713-339-4299, E-mail: info@linlawfirmusa.com

NON-IMMIGRANT
    E-2 Visa (Treaty Investors)
    L-1 Visa (Intra-company Managers)
    H-1 Visa (Speciality Occupation)
    H-2B Visa
    J-1 Visa (Exchange Scholars)
    O-1 Visa (Extraordinary Ability)
    K-1 Visa (Fiance)

IMMIGRANT
   EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability/Outstanding Researcher/Professors)
    EB-1 (Managers)
    EB-2
    EB-5 Investor Immigration Resource Center **new**
    National Interest Waiver
    Labor Certification - PERM
    Schedule A Position - Physical Therapist
    Religious Immigration
& R-Visa
    Naturalization
    Family Based Immigration

DACA, ASYLUM & DEPORTATION
    DACA - Deferred Action EAD for Dreamers**new**
    Asylum
    Asylum Frequently Asked Questions

DETENTION, BONDING & REMOVAL
    Immigration Detention
    Bond Hearing With Immigration Court
    Immigration Bond
    Posting Bond and Condition of Release from Detention
    Removal Proceeding
    Expedited Removal
    Why Lin & Valdez LLP

Practice Note
 
Breaking News: "Gang of Eight" Senators Released Proposed Immigration Reform Act

A few hours ago, on April 17, 2013, the "Gang of Eight" senators, released the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" as their proposed bill for immigration reform.  The bill will be debated in the Senate in the coming days.

 

The wide-ranging bill would allow undocumented immigrants to become citizens only after a lengthy process and after border security improvements, along with strengthened enforcement and changes to the way visas are issued. Employers would also be required to check job applicants through the online E-Verify system to ensure they are authorized to work. Probably most importantly to future immigrant, it would shift the country toward merit-based visas based on work, away from family-based visas.

According to the bill, immigrants would be able to receive lawful permanent residence after 10 years in a "provisional status". During that time, standards in border security plan and employment verification must be met. A Southern Border Security Commission -- made of governors and experts -- would be formed to improve border security if those plans were not completed within five years. Meanwhile, undocumented young people and agricultural workers would be given a quicker pathway to legal status.

While this bill is a good start toward the much needed immigration reform, its future is still uncertain.  Readers or Lin & Valdez clients should keep close eye to the development, but not jump to conclusion or action yet.


Back to Preactice Note Menu Back to Top

© 2018 Copyrights Lin & Valdez L.L.P. All Rights Reserved | Sitemap

     OF YOUR APPLICATION
  Case Status Online
  InfoPass
  USCIS Processing Times
  Visa Bulletin
 
Spanish Corner
  ASILO
  ASILO PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES
  Visa E-2
  Preguntas Frecuentes sobre la Visa E-2
  Sobre Nosotros
  More...

Approval Notices
  08/24/18 PERM Labor Certification, Approval
  08/20/18 O-1, Approval
  08/08/18 I-140 EB-3, Approval
  08/05/18 H-1, Approval
  07/05/18 PERM Labor Certification, Approval
  06/25/18 PERM Labor Certification, Approval
  06/25/18 3 H-1 Approvals
  06/16/18 EB-5 I-526, Approval
  06/01/18 E-2, Approved in 7 Days
  05/25/18 E-2 Visa, Granted in Canada
  05/10/18 E-2 Visa, Granted by Consulate
  05/06/18 Labor Certification, Approval
  05/05/18 E-2, Approval
  05/01/18 NIW, Approval
  04/25/18 Asylum Granted by Court
  More...