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3454 East Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1010

USEFUL LINKS

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

  • Diversity Visa Lottery: Applications this year are made from noon October 4, 2011(EDT) until noon November 5, 2011 (EDT).

FOR EMPLOYERS

Other GOVERNMENT LINKS

Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov

Selective Service Registration Compliance: http://www.sss.gov

United States Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov

United States Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions: http://usembassy.state.gov

Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court): www.usdos.gov/eoir

Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook: : http://usembassy.state.gov

H-1B current cap figures: http://www.uscis.gov

CRIMINAL LAW

The Law Office of Tom R. Medrano, Criminal Law Trial Attorney Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

INTERNATIONAL NEWS SOURCES

Asian Journal: www.asianjournal.com

Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com

New York Times: www.nytimes.com

BBC: www.bbc.co.uk

LA Opinion-News in Spanish: http://www.impre.com/laopinion/

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES AND RESOURCES OF INTEREST TO IMMIGRANTS

Stop Notario Fraud http://www.stopnotariofraud.org/

A useful site for all expats. Search to find lost friends: www.expatsreunite.com

Serey Pheap Cambodian Weekly News: Khmer Newspaper based in Long Beach, CA, U.S.

American Immigration Lawyers Association: www.aila.org

USCIS Forms: www.uscis.gov

Center for Immigration Studies: www.cis.org

National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org

Bender's Immigration Bulletin: www.bibdaily.com

Convert English to Spanish: www.spanishtarget.com

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center: http://www.searac.org/

Visa Screen: for Health Care Professionals: For foreign health-care workers, this program is required to meet federal visa requirements of INA section 343 for the screening of healthcare professionals who seek entry into the US. Administered by International Commission on Healthcare Professionals, a division of Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. The program requires 1) a credentials review of education and licensure; 2) completion of examinations demonstrating English language proficiency; 3) completion of either the CGFNS Qualifying Exam or the NCLEX-RN exam (RNs only).

HUMAN RIGHTS LINKS

Amnesty International on-line: www.amnesty.org

Department of State Human Rights County Reports: www.state.gov

Human Rights Watch: www.humanrights.org

The Human Rights Web Home Page: www.hrweb.org

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): www.unhcr.ch

CONTACT CONGRESS

To find your Representative

To find your Senator

President
Donald Trump(R)

Senators-California
Dianne Feinstein(D)
Kamala D. Harris(D)

Representatives* Long Beach
Laura Richardson(D-37)
Dana Rohrabacher(R-46)
   

California/Long Beach

Governor
Jerry Brown(R)

Senate
Alan Lowenthal(D-27)

Assembly
Bonnie Lowenthal(D-54)

Resources on Deferred Action

DREAMers should NOW apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals! USCIS and ICE has begun accepting affirmative applications as of mid-August, 2012.

Individuals who face imminent removal from the United States and who believe they can demonstrate that they satisfy the eligibility criteria should immediately contact:

  • Law Enforcement Support Center's hotline at 1-855-448-6903 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week);
  • ICE Office of the Public Advocate through the Office's hotline at 1-888-351-4024 (staffed 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) or by e-mail at EROPublicAdvocate@ice.dhs.gov.

On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action to "DREAMers." For all the promising undocumented youth who call America home this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know. AILA embraces this bold action provide relief and enable these young people to actively contribute to our society and economy.

Eligible individuals must:

  • Have arrived in the U.S. when they were under the age of sixteen
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012 and have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have a GED, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Not have been convicted of a felony offense, a "significant misdemeanor offense," three or more non-significant misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety
  • Have been under thirty-one years old on June 15, 2012

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO REVIEW WHETHER YOUR ELIGIBILITY

AILA Press Statement, AILA Praises Deferred Action Announcement AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061533 (posted Jun. 15, 2012)

DHS Memo Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children - June 15, 2012

Official DHS Frequently Asked Questions on the Napolitano Memo - June 15, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Press Release - June 15, 2012

Official Transcript of the Remarks by the President on the DHS Memo Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061661

ICE Memo on the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion for Certain Young People – June 15, 2012

Obama to announce U.S. will stop deporting some young illegal immigrants a news article by the Sacramento Bee

Immigration Impact blog: President Obama to Halt Removal of DREAMers

Law Professors Letter on Executive authority to grant administrative relief for DREAM Act beneficiaries

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Website

Obama Immigration Policy Favored 2-to-1 by Likely Voters a news article by Bloomberg Business Week

Jon Stewart of the Daily Show takes on President Obama's policy change for DREAMers

This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

The Law Office of Janis Peterson-Lord is located in Long Beach, CA and serves clients in and around Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Artesia, Harbor City, Wilmington, Cerritos, Bellflower, San Pedro, Carson, Paramount, Compton, Norwalk, Woodland Hills, Torrance, Lynwood, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Gardena, Bell, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera, Maywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Orange County.

 

Immigration Lawyer Long Beach

3454 East Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1010