The Public Broadcast Station (“PBS”) affiliate, Smokey Hills Public Television, recently invited Attorney, Trinidad Galdean, as a speaker on immigration legal updates. The other guests included Finney County Sherriff Kevin Bascue and El Perico Journalist, Marco Alcocer. The Hosts, Harold Orosco and Celia Earl, covered various topics and questions which concern for many communities and individuals related to immigration.
Trinidad discussed the evolution of immigration laws and changes leading the current immigration enforcement. With Trinidad’s background with business-employment matters, he also discussed the implication of immigration issues for employers, businesses, and farmers.
Any individual, business, or community with concerns over the immigration changes needs to become better informed. This PBS program helped to provide some information and answer the public’s concerns.
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I gave one of my first news interviews in Spanish with the Spanish news channel of Univision on the immigration issues involving Expanded DACA and DAPA. These immigration issues will become even more important for individuals and employers when applications on the programs can be filed on Feb. 18. More information is needed to assist individuals and employers on these issues and their positive impact.
I had a pleasant interview with @KWCH12 and Reporter Beatriz Parres @KDCUBea on the immigration issues surrounding DACA and DAPA. The interest in this immigration actions has been from both individuals and by employers. Employers see DACA and DAPA as an opportunity to retain talent or attract experienced talent in particular areas and industries. Look for the interview on KWCH 12 (in English) and on Univision Kansas (in Spanish) tonight.
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).
Individuals and businesses affected by the Immigration Reform from the Executive Order will be looking to a Texas Court as it addresses a pending lawsuit brought by various states. The case is set for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 15, 2015. See the attached for likely scenarios that can arise from the Texas case. Scenarios of Pending Cases on DACA and DAPA (1-13-2015)