Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Carlos Batara
Immigration Attorney, Blogger, Educator, Public Speaker, Community Organizer, And Non-Profit Consultant.
Immigration Attorney, Blogger, Educator, Public Speaker, Community Organizer, And Non-Profit Consultant.
About
Posts

Post has attachment
In a 5-2 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that a defendant cannot withdraw his guilty plea even though the trial court did not fully comply with the state statute that requires judges to advise defendants about immigration consequences.
 
 
https://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/Pages/General-Article.aspx?ArticleID=26083&utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
 
All good things must end.  At least when it comes to immigration in the Age of Trump.
 
This change, in actuality, was a no-brainer.  The only real question was why this change took so long.
 
 
https://www.scoop.it/t/riverside-immigration-attorney-news/p/4091049950/2017/12/18/visa-waiver-entry-requirements-tightened?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
 
The reality is this.  Unless the immigration reform unites around family unity, the rights of legalized family members may be fundamentally destroyed. 
 

 
That’s what all the xenophobic jibber about “chain migration” means.
 
Instead of focusing the vast majority of political outcries on small pieces of the immigration pie, pro-reform advocates need to bring the debate back to the “bedrock of immigration law”: bringing and keeping families together.
 
As I discussed at the time of the 50th birthday of the 1965 Immigration And Nationality Act - the basic law under which we operate today, the “chain migration” argument is hardly new. 
 

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-white-house-to-push-merit-based-immigration-in-new-campaign-2017-12?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
 
It's never too late to become a U.S. citizen. Nearly 88 Years Old, Maria Ramirez Perez Is Sworn In As U.S. Citizen.
 
I tell all my clients and prospective clients - and, in fact, any immigrant or permanent resident who takes the time to listen to me.
 
Take Maria Ramirez Perez.  On Christmas Day in 1929, she was born in a small, poverty-stricken town in rural Mexico.
 
Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to help a good number of immigrants naturalize who were in their 50s and 60s, and a few in their 70s.  Their success is not just a reward to them.  It's also a reward for me. 
 
But I have not had the opportunity to help any become citizens in their 80s.  If Ms. Ramirez had an attorney, I congratulate them as well.  
 
On Christmas Day, 1929, Maria Ramirez Perez was born in a small, poverty-stricken town in rural Mexico. A few days ago, on December 11, 2017, she was sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the of age of 88. (And she plans to vote against Trump in the next election. Okay, okay. I made the last part up.)
https://www.scoop.it/t/naturalization-and-citizenship/p/4090934296/2017/12/15/it-s-never-too-late-nearly-88-years-old-maria-ramirez-perez-is-sworn-in-as-u-s-citizen?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Despite a tendency by the media to promote immigration stories focused on the negative, some articles share the good in human beings across this world. This is one of the good.
https://www.scoop.it/t/communityvillage/p/4090886391/2017/12/15/the-real-meaning-of-volunteerism-and-compassion-the-lisa-campbell-story?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Close to 200,000 immigrants lose their cases at immigration court each year.
 
Few take it to the next level.  
 
Few file an appeal.
 
Less than 20% keep fighting to stay in the United States with their wife and children.
https://www.scoop.it/t/immigration-appeals/p/4090542473/2017/12/10/if-you-lost-your-case-at-immigration-court-you-should-consider-an-immigration-appeal-before-giving-up?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A new report on the motives of unaccompanied minors from Central America Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) was recently published by the Center For Migration Studies.
 
Here are a few key findings:
 
- Around one-third of the child migrants surveyed had mixed motives, including both forced and voluntary reasons for migrating.
 
- Violence appears most often as a reason for migrating among minors with mixed motives, as opposed to the search for better opportunities, which appears more often as an exclusive motive.
 
- Significant differences between the three nationalities are observed: relatively few Guatemalan minors indicated violence as a motive, and few displayed mixed motives, as opposed to Hondurans, and especially Salvadorans.
 
- The minors fleeing violence, searching for better opportunities, and indicating both motives at the same time were largely mature male adolescents. The minors mentioning family reunification as their sole motive were predominantly girls and young children.
 
Here is a link to the report: file:///C:/Users/Carlos/Downloads/107-369-1-PB%20(1).pdf
https://www.scoop.it/t/san-diego-immigration-lawyer-news/p/4090479244/2017/12/09/new-report-shows-mixed-motives-fuel-migration-of-unaccompanied-children-from-central-america-to-the-united-states?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded