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Hail to the Chief: Executive Immigration Reform

President Obama had every Constitutional Right,so say a host of the foremost legal scholars in the United States, as well as having history on his side, from Eisenhower to Bush, to grant temporary deferred action to the millions in the United States who needed this protection. The majority of Americans support actual residence for this wide group of illegal/out of status individuals, but the executive branch is limited to a temporary solution. As usual, Fox News distorts the truth, as do the predictable anti-immigration herd in Congress, bellowing “illegal amnesty”.

For the record it is temporary, it cannot be permanent residence without our dysfunctional Congress acting, but allows work permission and allows millions to pay taxes, obtain driver’s licenses, get insurance, and be protected from deportation and the breakup of families, for a period of three years. Perhaps we may have to endure new tantrums from the right like shutting down the government again.

The Senate, thanks to the work of a bipartisan group of 8, passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform earlier this year and the president has been ready to sign. Unfortunately, the House never took the matter up, thanks to pressure from the tea party, although a count in the House showed it would have passed.

The Republicans are simply not credible when they said, with their new control of Congress, they would pass Immigration Reform, which included dealing with those out of status. The fact is the Republicans have blocked every recent attempt including the reform backed by. George Bush and Mel Martinez of equal importance are expected regulations to improve business visa processing, the use of visa categories more efficiently to match economic need in the United States, as well as expanding working rights for recent graduates and spouses of business visa holders. Expanded opportunities for inventors, researchers, and job creators are also expected.

Best of all the programs are paid for with application fees, so nothing to defund for the bullies in Congress who think this is a bad idea and we should deport about 12 million or so..In a sheer stroke of bipartisan genius, the House can pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, as passed by the Senate to show they are not really anti-Latino and that retiring tea party darling Michele Bachmann (R-Minn). was just kidding when she said “the millions protected by Obama could become “illiterate” Democratic voters”…..In the meantime, good going Mr. President…you did the right thing.

Immigration: Politics As Usual

The shameful political farce by both the Republicans and Democrats continues over intelligent immigration reform. The President, pressured by close midterm elections, has backed off on executive action, which was the result of Republicans cowering to the Tea Party in the first place. …Immigration Reform deals with a lot more than 15 million illegals, but also how to admit more scientists, scholars, highly skilled and educated individuals, and other workers needed by our economy. The terrorist threats against our country require Congress to act in a responsible, bipartisan manner. If they do not, it is up to President Obama. We must know, to the greatest extent possible, who is in the United States, and that is an important part of reform.

The time has never been more critical for everyone legal in the U.S. to get a National I.D. card, provide a temporary card for those illegally here with a possibility of residence in the future, and strictly enforce the employment verification laws with biometrics. This will go a long way to control the borders, as to those who simply want to work, as well as providing more security from those who would harm the United States.

Venezuela Immigration Bulletin

DEAR VALUED CLIENTS AND FRIENDS OF VENEZUELA

WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON ANY DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING SPECIAL TREATMENT OF VENEZUELAN CITIZENS THAT MAY AFFECT YOU OR YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, BY THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
FIRST, AS OF 3/7/2014, THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES REGARDING THE CURRENT LAW.
DEPENDING ON DEVELOPMENTS IN VENEZUELA, THE UNITED STATES MAY GIVE SPECIAL CONSIDERATION THROUGH TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS, DEFERRED ACTION, HALT OF DEPORTATIONS TO THOSE WITH DEPORTATION ORDERS OR OTHER TEMPORARY FORMS OF RELIEF, WHICH WOULD ALSO AUTHORIZE WORKING PERMISSION.
HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES IN THE POLITICAL ASYLUM PROCESS WHICH IS STRICTLY ENFORCED AND REQUIRES A SHOWING PERSONAL OR FAMILY PERSECUTION BASED UPON POLITICAL, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS INCORRECT REPORTS ON THE INTERNET, AND ADVERTISEMENTS BY THOSE WHO WOULD ATTEMPT TO PROFIT BY OFFERING LEGAL SERVICES BY FILING APPLICATIONS THAT WILL END UP BEING DENIED AND LEADING TO DEPORTATION.!!!
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WE CAN ALL HOPE THAT THE CURRENT CHAVISTA REGIME WILL BE REPLACED BY A NEW DEMOCRATIC ORDER THAT RESPECTS BASIC FREEDOMS SUCH AS THE PRESS, ASSEMBLY, SPEECH, ELECTIONS AND OTHER FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS THAT DISAPPEARED UNDER THE DEAR DEPARTED HUGO, WHO STILL SEEMS TO BE AROUND IN THE FORM OF A BIRD.

THE OBAMA-CRUZ IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL

In a stunning example of by-partisanship Barack and Ted are finally gonna get this done.

Obama, of course, has been ready to sign the Senate gang of 8 bill, (which included Marco Rubio, son of a Cuban Immigrant, who has now Disappeared from the scene, rather than forcefully support what he helped author). Most all Demos, and many Republicans want immigration reform, including amnesty for the millions of illegals.

As for Ted, who was born in Canada, but is also a son of a Cuban immigrant,…. he may have, tonto-like, forced the House Republicans Into supporting Immigration Reform. Thanks to Ted’s circus performance, which cost the United states tens of Billions of dollars, and accomplished
Nothing, other than drive the Republican approval numbers below dismal, the Republican party needs help from anywhere……even those “immigrants”

Seems most evangelicals even support Immigration Reform, so this whole thing, at this point, should be a no-brainer.

Otherwise, this is gonna be another Tea Party ending up at the bottom of the harbor.

CRUZ CONTROL: IMMIGRATION FATALITY

The government shut down, orchestrated by Ted Cruz, is damaging many sectors of our economy.

Thought he was a Rush media clown until I read his bio….Obviously running for President and out to make a name for himself nationally.

In the meantime, the Labor Department which deals with immigration and the Immigration Courts are shut down (see posting above) so too bad for immigration processing, thanks to this fine son of a  Cuban immigrant. He and Marco Rubio(his filibuster pal) should be the Republican ticket in 2016 so the Republican Party can finally become nothing but an annoying fringe of our great Democracy

CLOSURE OF MIA IMMIGRATION COURT (Not Krome or BTC)

As you have probably guessed by the news this morning, appropriations for operation of the federal government were not agreed upon by Congress overnight and federal shutdown procedures are now being implemented.  Locally, the Miami Immigration Court is now closed until further notice.  Due to the nature of their mission administering to a detainee population however, the Krome Immigration Court and the Broward Transitional Center remain open with normal operations.

During the closure, filings can be received at the Miami Immigration Court by mail and any emergency legal matter, you may contact the Court at 305-808-9440, 305-789-4261 or 305-789-4270 during normal business hours.  Please understand that the Court is closed however and not staffed to address routine questions or concerns.  Hearings falling on days of the shutdown will be reset by mail.

Thank you for your patience during this time.