“Immigration Intelligence,” an informative seminar, was given to local business owners at the Wichita Pachyderm Club on April 6, 2018. As a courtesy to inform others, the Club prepared the attached YouTube recording of the Immigration Intelligence seminar. The Seminar provides an educational overview of some the recent immigration issues and trends.
Immigration has become a hot topic for many communities. Many of the attendees felt that an understanding of the Immigration process for individuals helps community leaders address any potential changes in the immigration laws.
Years ago, there were Open Houses when a business opened. Today, with websites there are Launch Dates. We are excited to announce the website for our new Employment & Immigration Law Firm at http://galdean.com/. Please share your comments or sign up for periodic Blogs and Newsletters coming soon.
Spanish speaking clients and business owners frequently seek out attorney Trinidad Galdean, due to his experience in immigration issues and his ability to address their needs in Spanish. Trinidad utilizes his Spanish speaking ability to assist clients and employers on visa applications and other immigration related matters. It is important for all clients to understand legal issues in their primary language. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently started a Spanish blog, USCIS Compás, to inform Spanish speaking individuals regarding immigration issues. The USCIS also created a Facebook page, USCIS Español, to provide additional immigration information in Spanish. While these resources are helpful, individuals and business owners should still consider consulting an experienced immigration attorney when dealing with matters of immigration law.
Plans continue in the Government’s efforts to prepare and handle the application process for expanded DACA and DAPA. While immigration offices will begin accepting expanded DACA applications Feb. 18, the Administration has not waited for the Republican’s blocking efforts to play out. The Administration has proceeded to secure office space and planning for new employees to assist with the application process. According to the Administration, the money paying for the program is from the application fees. It is expected that expanded DACA makes 300,000 more individuals eligible. It is expected DAPA will have approximately an additional 800,000 more applications when applications begin to be accepted (anticipated date for DAPA applications mid-May 2015).
USCIS announced it will begin accepting petitions for Expanded DACA on Feb. 18, 2015. HR Professionals and employers can expect an increase of employees looking to change employers that will now be legally authorized to work with the Employment Authorization Document available under DACA. Employees which worked without proper authorization will now have an opportunity to find new and better employment opportunities. DACA and Expanded DACA increases Immigrant’s ability to switch employers. Additionally, this immigration action provides for an expansion of talent available for particular jobs or in particular areas. Employers looking to prepare for changes under Expanded DACA should inquire with experienced immigration/employment counsel.