Immigrating successfully isn’t about luck, it’s about skill and knowledge. Immigration law is very complex. Too many people try it on their own, or cut corners by hiring someone who’s not a licensed attorney — and then they regret it.
We at Hanes & Bartels LLC have thoroughly enjoyed helping dozens of young people to take advantage of the program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that began on June 15 of 2012. Through these cases, we have helped high school valedictorians, budding scientists, and star high school and college athletes to get some relief from the uncertainty of ...
We experienced a surge of calls and first-time consults after USCIS (the federal immigration benefits agency) rolled out the implementation of the new stateside provisional waiver process last spring (March 4, 2013, to be exact).
Like many of you, we have been closely watching this year as Congress grapples with immigration reform. After the Senate passed its version of comprehensive reform this spring, many immigrant families awaiting change in our outmoded laws rejoiced, but we warned our clients and potential clients that such celebrations were premature.
On April 16, 2013, eight U.S. Senators, known as the “Gang of Eight”, introduced a proposed new immigration law that could transform U.S. immigration law as we know it, and provide opportunities for many immigrants.
On the topic of scams that take advantage of immigrants, Josh is quoted as follows: “It’s pervasive,” says Josh Deere, a Colorado immigration attorney with the firm Hanes Hrbacek & Bartels. “We talk to people almost every day who have at one point or another had contact with or hired these people who are unlicensed.”
he Department of Homeland Security announced on September 26, 2012 that it would consider a same-sex couple relationship as evidence of an immigrant’s “ties and contributions to the community, including family relationships” when considering a deportation case for administrative closure.
On August 15, 2012, the government starting taking cases for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and who meet certain criteria to qualify for a two-year protection from deportation, as well as possibly a work permit and a driver’s license (depending on the state).
Hanes & Bartels’ immigration law group’s commercial on Univision focusing on Deferred Action (D.A.C.A.) for Dreamer youth. The new commercial features Josh Deere, our new immigration attorney, Eric Pavri, as well as Tom Hurley and his two paralegals, Jennifer and Maria, who recently merged with our firm: