DHS STEPS UP EMPLOYER SANCTIONS FOR HIRING ILLEGALS
By Jon Eric Garde, Esq.
Immigration reform has become a political tightrope upon which Congress continues to wrestle after Easter recess. The compromise immigration bill that was brokered by Senators Chuck Hagel (R–NE) and Mel Martinez (R–FL) was derailed by Democrats led by Minority leader Harry Reid (D–NV), claiming that this compromise bill would unnecessarily limit the number of illegal immigrants who could secure legal status.
Those in the U.S. for less than 5 years but before January 7, 2004 would have to depart the country within the first 3 years and... ...read the entire article in the prited edition of the Las Vegas Romanian Journal...
What remains to be resuscitated of the said Martinez-Hagel bill are earned legalization, (labeled amnesty by Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO)), for about 11 million undocumented immigrants and a guest worker program, viz:
Individuals present in the US over 5 years prior to April 5, 2001 would be eligible to apply for permanent residence and eventually citizenship after about 12 years. This path would entail at least 6 years of continuous prospective employment, a clean background check, proficiency in English and payment of substantial fines and all back taxes.
Jon Eric Garde, Esq., a member of the Nevada and New York State Bar Associations and of American Immigration Lawyers Association, has been practicing immigration law since 1992, and has worked with immigrant’s rights organizations as a volunteer since 1981. For inquiries, contact (702) 898-9540, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit website at
www.immigrationjeglaw.com for a consultation.