Facebook

Youtube

Copyright 2015 The Cruz Law Office.
All Rights Reserved.

(619) 717 2233

Call Us For Free Consultation

Facebook

Youtube

Search
Menu
 

Immigration

The Cruz Law Office > Immigration

The Cruz Law Office, Find Out What We Do

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] With all the rhetoric going on about amnesty for immigrants put out by the White House and supported by President Barack Obama, it still may be months if not years before the “memo” works its way through the court systems and becomes a reality. Does that mean there is no hope for those immigrants whom entered the country without inspection? Not necessarily. Many of the privileges that apply to immigrants who came to this country on a Visa or some other legal means may not apply to those suspected of entering the US...

Continue reading

A Path to Green Card after Illegal Entry

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] With all the rhetoric going on about amnesty for immigrants put out by the White House and supported by President Barack Obama, it still may be months if not years before the “memo” works its way through the court systems and becomes a reality. Does that mean there is no hope for those immigrants whom entered the country without inspection? Not necessarily. Many of the privileges that apply to immigrants who came to this country on a Visa or some other legal means may not apply to those suspected of entering the US...

Continue reading

How can a child legalize their undocumented parents?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Many immigrants visiting the United States either legally or illegally are under the misconception that bearing children in this country automatically qualifies them for legal status as well. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The truth is any child born in this country, unless they are a child of a foreign diplomat or a Native American sovereign tribe, are entitled to citizenship under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. However, their parents are not included in that Amendment. Because a child born here is a US citizen, he can petition to bring his parents into...

Continue reading

Immigrate a Spouse from Overseas: I-130 Marriage Petition

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Immigrate a Spouse from Overseas: I-130 Marriage Petition You happily married your spouse who is not a United States citizen and, in fact, has not even entered the country yet. You are an immigrant yourself having come to this country and are now a permanent resident. What do you need to do to bring your spouse home to you? The smart thing to do is contact a reputable immigration attorney to guide you. The immigration laws are created so that certain family members of lawful permanent residents and US citizens can obtain a visa to come to the...

Continue reading

Deportation from the United States. What to do after you receive a deportation order?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Deportation from the United States. What to do after you receive a deportation order? You have worked in the United States illegally for many years and have raised a family here. You have been a good citizen and a good neighbor. You attend church and struggle to get by. All of a sudden, your boss comes to you and states he has received a letter from Social Security saying that the information you have submitted does not match their records. Your employer has no choice but to terminate you regardless of how good...

Continue reading

What to do when you are detained by Immigration in San Diego? Call an Immigration Attorney Now!

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Detained Immigrant’s Rights. What to do when you are detained by Immigration? With tensions running high in the United States right now, it is not unlikely that you as an immigrant could possibly be detained by immigration. The important thing to remember is that in this country you have certain rights available to you under the immigration laws of the United States. A lot of how you are treated and what rights are available to you may depend on where you are detained. For instance, if you are arrested or detained at the...

Continue reading

U Visa for Victims of Crime

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] The U visa: help for non-citizen victims of crime A U visa or U non-immigrant status is sometimes issued to people who are not United States citizens or permanent residents, but who have been fatalities of certain crimes committed on US territory. This means in effect that a person who is a proven victim may be able to change their immigration status by applying for a U visa. Lawful status Holders of a U visa have four years of lawful status in the country, four years of authorization to work, and the opportunity to apply for...

Continue reading

The Dream Act: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] The Dream Act: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals The current Deferred Action for babyhood entrance (DACA) program applies to illegal immigrants who entered the US (United States) previous to their 16th birthday and before 15 June 2007, and allows them to receive a three-year exemption from having to leave the country, along with the possibility of being granted a work permit. President Obama launched this policy in June 2012, and the new executive action announced by the president late in November expands upon the existing program. Continue Reading about The Dream Act: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue reading

The Way to a U Visa – Am I Eligible for a U Visa?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Being the victim of a crime is devastating and nothing should stand in your way to help law enforcement to bring the person responsible to justice. For this reason, Congress enacted legislation to help immigrants who were the victims of certain qualifying crimes. A U visa allows immigrant victims of crimes to legally live and work in the U.S. for up to four years. Furthermore, after living in the U.S. on a U visa for three years, it is possible to apply for a green card. The following information will help you to...

Continue reading

The Dream Act – Deferred Ac​tion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Juvenile Records

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] What is the Dream Act? On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a memo calling for deferred action for undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children, who meet several guidelines, and have pursued education or military service. The law is commonly referred to as “The Dream Act,” and those who qualify or apply are referred to as “Dreamers.” Deferred Action status allows an individual to apply for a work permit (employment authorization) for a two-year period. Deferred Action does not provide lawful status.   Individuals who meet the following requirements can apply...

Continue reading