“>President Due to Issue an Executive Order Regarding Immigration

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

There is nothing official about helping “illegal” immigrants; but there is real hope. President Obama is expected to announce—perhaps as early as this week—a temporary relief program  for almost 4 million people  from the fear of deportation and qualify for work permits. As president he does not have the authority to change the U.S. Immigration […]

“>AILA: Renewal Process for DACA Opens; Get Started As Soon as You Can!

Wed, 06 Aug 2014

Visit our website, for more information on DACA and fill out our form to apply. Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14060545 (posted Jun. 5, 2014)”  WASHINGTON, DC — The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) commends U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for releasing details of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal process so […]

“>Update from AILA CFC: Immigration Lawyers Advocate for Unaccompanied Children, End Unlawful “Detainers”

Wed, 06 Aug 2014

AILA CFC Advocates for Unaccompanied Children at Border Country conditions in Central American countries such as El Salvador and Honduras have resulted in over 50,000 unaccompanied minor children making treacherous journeys to seek safety in the U.S. since October 2013. Some may be able to stay in the U.S. if they can demonstrate that their […]

“>Repost: Historic Vote in Florida House Clears Way for Noncitizen to Practice Law

Tue, 06 May 2014

 Reposted from Tampa Bay Times. Samperio TALLAHASSEE — In a historic vote with strong political overtones, the Florida House joined the Senate on Thursday in backing a Pinellas County immigrant’s bid to practice law even though he’s not a U.S. citizen. A beaming Jose Godinez-Samperio, 27, of Largo offered a grateful thumbs-up from the House […]

“>(English & Espanol) TheDream.US Offers College Scholarships to Qualifying DREAMers

Thu, 06 Mar 2014

There is a new source of scholarship money for DACA recipients who qualify.  A CEO, a former Secretary of Commerce, and a well-known philanthropist came together and raised $25 million to be offered as financial aid to qualifying DREAMers. Each scholarship recipient is required to attend a partner institution. Currently, there are 12: The Borough […]

“>What Sarasota Immigrants Need to Know About Affordable Care Act

Thu, 07 Nov 2013

Sarasota immigrants are asking what the new Affordable Care Act means for them. decided to investigate. Overview The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed on March 21, 2010, is the largest overhaul of the United States’ health care system since 1965[1].  Its purpose is to reduce the cost of health care and increase […]

“>Sarasota Immigrants Can Use EAD Cards as Primary ID

Thu, 24 Oct 2013

Sarasota immigrants can now use the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) card as a primary form of identification at BB&T Bank.  Also known as the U.S. Employment Authorization Document (EAD), the DACA card and a tax-identification number will allow any Sarasota immigrant to open up an account with BB&T.  The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based […]

“>Immigration Reform Update: Senator Rubio Urges Fellow Republicans to Act

Thu, 15 Aug 2013

Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and co-author of the immigration reform bill that the Senate passed in June, recently warned fellow Republicans in the House of the potential consequences of not acting on the CIR bill. Senator Rubio argued that if the Congress does not act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform then President Obama will […]

“>News on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Amendments, DACA Statistics

Wed, 19 Jun 2013

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Survives Early Test: On June 11th, the U.S. Senate voted to move the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), the comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by the “Gang of Eight,” to the floor for debate, where it is expected to face dozens of amendments in the coming weeks. The final […]

“>UnidosNow Message on Senator Marco Rubio’s Visit

Thu, 14 Mar 2013

UnidosNow Concentrates on Friday to Urge Approval of Comprehensive Immigration Reform During Senator Rubio’s Visit to Sarasota The Nonprofit Group Prepares a Peaceful Rally to Show its Support of Bipartisan Efforts to Pass Immigration Reform During this Legislative Cycle For immediate release                   Media contact: Beatriz Paniego Béjar 941-914-1286 UnidosNow, the non-profit organization advocating in […]

“>Immigration Reform May be Coming

Mon, 28 Jan 2013

Two pieces of news today that give us continuing hope that immigration reform may become a reality this year. President Obama and his staff continued meetings today with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (this is a group of 27 Hispanic Congresspersons). ABC News reports that President Obama will make a significant announcement on immigration next Tuesday […]

“>UnidosNow Event: Saturday, 19 January, Rally for Immigration Reform

Fri, 18 Jan 2013

UnidosNow is holding a series of rallies for immigration reform with Vern Buchanan in attendance today 18 January, and tomorrow, 19 January.  The first meeting is in Bradenton and the second is in Sarasota.  Come out and let your voice be heard!  

“>Victoria Jaensch Karins Cited in Biz941 Article

Mon, 10 Dec 2012

“>More on Deferred Action for Employers

Thu, 22 Nov 2012

Continuing the theme of an earlier blog post regarding information on Deferred Action for employers we would like to provide this PDF entitled USCIS DACA Guidance to Employers. Hope it helps and have a happy Thanksgiving!

“>What Do Employers Need to Know About Deferred Action?

Tue, 06 Nov 2012

I was recently asked this question by a reporter from “Biz941”.  Employers should definitely be aware of Deferred Action.  It creates a path for those who previously could not work legally to join the labor force. To review, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a new government policy announced by President Obama on June 15th, […]