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1. How do I prepare myself for the new immigration reform?

Although the points of the immigration reform have been outlined, detailed specifics have not been
released. However, the Law Offices of Omar Zambrano are able to help prepare its clients for the
upcoming US immigration reforms. We recommend filing an immigration petition on behalf of the alien.
Such petitions include I-130 or I-140. This gives the undocument immigrant a possible advantage, in
case the changing laws were to give permanent resident status.

2. What is Naturalization Act Section 245(i)?

Naturalization Act Section 245(i) allows undocumented residents to receive permanent resident only
when an immigrant petition on his/her behalf or a labor certification application was filed prior to a certain
date. This applies even in cases of entry into the US without inspection.

3. How can I benefit from the new immigration laws?

The “new immigration laws” to this date include provisions regarding prosecutorial discretion; deferred
action for childhood arrivals (“DACA”); and norms regarding provisional 601A waiver that will become
available from h 4, 2013. These 3 important policy changes benefit undocumented immigrants
shorten the immigration process, and potentially help the immigrant avoid family separation. It also
potentially allows for travel abroad and temporary status. It should be noted that various offenses
including criminal convictions and multiple Entry Without Inspections could harm the candidtates
changes of receiving permanent resident status, and increase chances of deportation. The Law Offices
of Omar Zambrano is experienced in immigration law, which is why we are able and willing to help you
with your immigration case.

4. Why is the government creating new immigration laws?

America’s immigration system is a mess. With about 11 million illegal and undocumented residents
living in the United States, the US government must make fixing the immigration system an urgent
priority. President Obama has referred to the American immigration system as broken and out of date,
desperately in need of change and alteration. He has said that better enforcement of laws, making
citizenship attainable, and reforming the already faulted system as his top priorities. President Obama
has also called for the strengthening of border patrol, harsher penalties for employers hiring
undocumented immigrants, and monitoring trips by visitors more closely.

5. What has President Obama said about the requirements for an opportunity at gaining US
citizenship?

President Obama has said that undocumented immigrants seeking citizens and permanent residence
must pass a background check, pay a penalty fee for illegal entrance, learn to speak English, and then
get on the waiting list behind people who are trying to enter the United States legally.

6. What are some of the provisions included in the “new immigration laws” of 2013?

The “new immigration laws” to this date include provisions regarding prosecutorial discretion; deferred
action for childhood arrivals (“DACA”); and norms regarding provisional 601A waiver that will become
available from h 4, 2013. These 3 important policy changes benefit undocumented immigrants
shorten the immigration process, and potentially help the immigrant avoid family separation.

7. Why is creating a legal pathway for undocumented immigrants to earn citizens so important?

With 11 million undocumented immigrants currenly living the United States, immigration policy and
reform is crucial to protecting human rights, driving economic growth, and allowing for diversity to
flourish. The current immigration system has cost the United States billions of dollars of lost money.

8. Is fluency in the English language necessary for citizenship?

President Obama has said that learning English is and will be an integral part of the citizenship
application process. He has said that undocumented immigrants seeking citizens and permanent
residence must pass a background check, pay a penalty fee for illegal entrance, learn to speak English,
and then get on the waiting list behind people who are trying to enter the United States legally.

Currently, Applicants must be able to demonstrate to a USCIS officer that they have the ability to read,
write, speak and understand the English language in ordinary usage.

Applicants exempt from this requirement are those who, on the date of filing:

Have been residing in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for periods
totaling 15 years or more and are over the age of 55;



Have been residing in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for periods
totaling 20 years or more and are over the age of 50; or


Have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, where the impairment
affects the applicant’s ability to learn English.

9. How do illegal and undocumented immigrants contribute to the American economy?

Currently, apporoximately 40 million people in the United States are immigrants. Economic activity
performed by undocumented immigrants makes up about 5% of the work force, and research shows that
this work force produces a total of 150 billion dollars a year. Billion of dollars are sent to the social
security system, which undocumented workers are unable to collect and will never see. Illegal
immigrants in the United States contribute to the American economy but are not entitled to any of those
benefits.

10. What was President Obama’s executive order given on h 2, 2013?

On h 2, 2013, President Obama issued an executive order to help undocumented immigrants
obtain permanent residency if they have immediate family members who are already US citizens.

11. What is DACA?

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was created to protect children who are
unlawfully residing in the United States, but recognizes that the children are present not by their own
choice or fault. DACA states that for individuals who do not pose any immediate threat or harm to the
United States, and meet the guidelines presented, may request consideration of deferment of children
for a period of 2 years, which may be renewed.

12. President Obama has outlined a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living
in the US currently. What are the effects of becoming "authorized" on the undocumented, their children
and American society?

Considering that there are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US today, documentation would
have an enormous impact on the lives of those immigrants, their families, American society, the
economy, and the overall future of the country. For undocumented immigrants, daily life in the United
States is a constant struggle. Unable to find legal employment, finding schooling for their children,
receiving proper health care, and helping their children and future generations become productive
members of society are all a struggle. President Obama’s efforts to create a pathway for undocumented
immigrants will only help to better American society and its future as a country built upon the backs
immigration.

13. The 2013 immigration reform proposal includes securing American borders and providing a pathway
to citizenship. What other opportunities are presented in the proposal?

The difficulty in proposing any sort of immigration reforms changes is that different lawmakers view the
issue and all of its components in different lights. Some popular areas of discussion include further
securing of borders, tightened enforcement of current and new immigration laws, easier legalization of
undocumented and temporary guest workers. The new reform also targets the issue of deporting
individuals with long-standing ties and family members who are already in the United States.

14. What is the H2B program?

H1B program is aimed at allowing employers to hire temporary, non-agricultural employees for various
seasons of the year if not enough qualified US Americans are available or willing to do the job. The
employer need apply for a certain number of employees each time.

15. What is the H1B program?

H1B visa program targets high skilled or professional workers. When no American has been deemed
qualified for a job position, the employer can apply to “protect” the foreign born employee for the
specialty job. Employers sponsor this employee, and will typically hire an immigration lawyer to handle
the employees case. This is where the Law Offices of Omar Zambrano can help you to protect your
important employee and help to ensure that their stay here in the US goes as smoothly as possible.
Qualifications for the H1B program require a bachelors degree, or show that they present
“distinguished merit or ability.”

16. What is the H2A program?

The H2A visa program has been created to give seasonal agricultural or domestic workers jobs. The
employer must apply for a certain number of jobs per season. Standard wages must be paid and free
lodging offered. The H2A program helps to give and protect rights of the employee.

17. Will President Obama’s new immigration reform decrease my chances of deportation?

During President Obama’s presidency, deportation enforcement policy has been at an all time high.
The Obama administration has deported 1.5 million immigrants in his first presidential term. In his
2013 address concerning immigration policy change, he has aimed a portion toward decreasing
deportation of individuals who have close family ties already established here in the United States.

18. Will the new immigration reforms hold employers responsible for hiring undocumented immigrants?

Yes. The new 2013 immigration policy reforms would aim to hold employers accountable for illegally
hiring undocumented workers. The policy changes would likely enforce harsher penalties for
employers who undermine American workers and exploit undocumented workers. However, the policy
reform would also like to give fair, honest employers all of the right tools and advantages to maintain a
skilled and productive workforce.

19. Will the new policy changes charge penalties to undocumented immigrants already living in the
United States?

Yes, the new policy changes will intend to give penalties to those found living and/or working in the
United States illegally already. An experience immigration lawyer can work with you to sort such
penalties at a reasonable cost, working together with you taking your financial and personal situation
into high account.

20. What is the newly implemented USCIS Immigration fee?

Beginning February 1, 2013, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will collect a new $165
immigration fee from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence into the United States. This newly
implemented fee was established in 2010, while adjusting fees for immigrant applications and petitions.
USCIS has worked with DOS (Department of State) to implement this new fee.

21. How has payment for immigration services and fees changed in 2013?

As a means of simplifying and centralizing payments for immigration services and fees, applicants will
now make payments directly online via the USCIS website portal. This payment period will occur after
the applicant has received their visa package, and before they depart for the United States.

 

 

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To be a successful immigration law lawyer, you must have experience, knowledge, expertise, skill, and integrity.  This is exactly what Omar Zambrano has, to represent you in your immigration case. 
With years of legal counsel experience, Omar Zambrano is completely familiar with California immigration law and what is required to be a successful legal representative.  


The beauty of immigration law is the diversity and case variety.  Omar Zambrano knows that no two immigration cases are the same, and that each one must be treated with the utter most attention to detail.  Regardless of immigration status, Omar Zambrano represented each client with the dignity and respect that they deserve.  


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