Virginia Beach man sentenced to 11 years in prison, 5 suspended for aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI.
Another reminder to NOT drink & drive! Click here to read more!
Trump says “We’re going to work something out” in regards to DACA.
Hope this is good news for our DACA clients! Click here to read more!
Snapchat’s Speed Filter Accused of Encouraging Reckless Driving
Snapchat has a “speed filter” that shows your speed while driving. There have already been several reports of accidents, some lethal, where driving has accelerated to dangerous speeds (some over 100MPH) while using the Snapchat app. Don’t snap & drive! Click here to read more.
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will be increasing their rates effective December 23rd!
For the first time in six years, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will be increasing their rates on average by about 21% for most applications and petitions. If you are thinking about applying for U.S. Citizenship or petitioning for a family member, do it before December 23rd to realize those savings!
Click this link to read more, and scroll down to see the current fees and the increased amounts effective December 23rd to see how this will impact you!
Presidential Proclamation Regarding National Hispanic Heritage Month
President Barack Obama kicks of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a proclamation to our country regarding his commitment to the Hispanic community. Click to read more!
7,000 New Citizens were Naturalized over the July 4th Weekend
Exciting news! Over 7,000 people were naturalized over the Independence Day weekend, allowing them to celebrate July 4th as Americans for the first time. Click here to read more!
Update on DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
The Supreme Court of the United States announced on Thursday, June 23rd that it is divided over the executive action of President Obama regarding immigration. This means that there have been no advances for DAPA and, for the moment, undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents will not be able to apply for deferred action. This decision does not affect DACA which is currently in effect. Those who qualify for DACA can continue to apply and renew their permits as usual.
Unfortunately, President Obama cannot do anything further to help undocumented immigrants. This means that Congress needs to act on comprehensive immigration reform in order for there to be change.
It is recommended that those who were waiting for DAPA to pass see if they qualify for a different type of relief. It is very important to take advantage of the laws that are already in place. If you have questions about how this decision may affect you, please give us a call today at (757) 464-9224.