We work with clients from all over the country — indeed, all over the world! But because our office is located in Colorado Springs, we’ve been fortunate to assist many clients from our local military facilities.
In a policy memo, published in 2013, the federal immigration agency USCIS clarified its procedures for a little-known immigration law benefit for military families called Parole in Place. Parole in place allows the spouses, parents, or children of active-duty and retired military to get a Form I-94.
Last fall, a U.S. Army soldier from Fort Carson here in Colorado Springs found our website and emailed us about getting citizenship. He explained that in three weeks, he was about to be deployed for the third time to the Middle East.
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.”
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: