Por David M. Sperling, Esq.
Hay millones de inmigrantes legales que han vivido en los Estados Unidos con una tarjeta verde por más de 5 años que son elegibles para la ciudadanía Americana. Si alguna vez hubo un mejor momento para solicitar la ciudadanía, es ahora.
Las elecciones presidenciales tendrán lugar el primer martes de Noviembre, a casi ocho meses. El proceso de naturalización, desde la aplicación inicial hasta la ceremonia de juramentación, debe tomar menos de 7 meses, especialmente sí ...Continue Reading →
Advocates received some rare good news last month when the Supreme Court agreed to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s program to issue work permits to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.
It is now expected that the Supreme Court will issue a decision in late June, after oral arguments. If the court rules in favor of the president, the government could theoretically jump-start the program by the end of the summer.
However, it is much too early to celebrate. Even the ...Continue Reading →
Los grupos defensores de inmigrantes recibieron algunas buenas noticias muy poco comunes el mes pasado, cuando el Tribunal Supremo acordó pronunciarse sobre la constitucionalidad del programa del presidente Obama para expedir permisos de trabajo a casi 5 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados.
Ahora se espera que el Tribunal Supremo emita una decisión a finales de junio, después de argumentos orales. Si el tribunal falla a favor del presidente, el gobierno podría teóricamente poner en marcha el programa a finales del verano.
Sin embargo, ...Continue Reading →
This past year was our best ever, as we significantly expanded our staff and outreach.
We now have more than 20 full-time employees, including five attorneys, in our four Long Island offices — in Central Islip, Huntington Station, Riverhead and Hempstead.
On behalf of our terrific professional team, I was honored to receive several awards this year for our firm’s community service — from the National Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers, the Salvadoran American Chamber ...Continue Reading →
This past year has been a year of great uncertainty for the immigrant community on Long Island, and across the nation.
President Obama’s much-heralded Executive Actions — which would have resulted in work authorization for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants — is virtually dead. While a legal challenges has blocked implementation of the programs, there is a possibility that the Supreme Court could take the case and reach a decision by June.
But growing anti-immigrant sentiment, sparked by radical Islam terrorism and ...Continue Reading →
By any measure, 2014 was a phenomenal year for the Law Offices of David M. Sperling.
We opened a new office in Riverhead – our fourth on Long Island, expanded our Hempstead office, hired four new paralegals, and welcomed a new lawyer, Adam Tavares, who was admitted to the New York Bar in October.
Millions of undocumented immigrants finally saw the light of day when President Obama announced his long-awaited Executive Action on Nov. 20, 2014. Although Republican opponents vowed to fight ...Continue Reading →
Despite our fervent hopes, immigration reform was a bust. The year started out with a great deal of anticipation, on the heels of a presidential election in which the Republicans lost heavily among Hispanics and other minority groups and finally realized that they needed to expand their tent.
Unfortunately, this sentiment did not translate into action in the GOP-controlled House, which refused to pursue a comprehensive immigration reform bill similar to the one passed last spring in the Senate.
At the end, ...Continue Reading →
Illegal immigrants married to U.S. Citizens will soon be emerging from the shadows to apply for their green cards, thanks to a powerful tweak in government regulations that will take effect on March 4. This so-called “provisional waiver,” which was announced by the Obama administration last January, will potentially benefit hundreds of thousands of immigrant spouses and other “Immediate Relatives” of U.S. Citizens. (Immediate Relatives refers ...Continue Reading →
El año pasado fue decisivo políticamente, con la aplastante derrota del gobernador Romney en la elección presidencial, que muchos analistas atribuyen a la actitud hostil de los republicanos hacia los inmigrantes. Estoy seguro de que no volveré a oír a un político serio pronunciar la palabra “auto-deportación”.
La administración Obama introdujo el Programa de los Soñadores, modificado las disposiciones y ayudando a legalizar a cientos de miles de ...Continue Reading →
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