Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Deferred Action for Adults!!

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new deferred action for adults.  The criteria for being approved will be forthcoming.  Right now it looks like there will be a five year residency requirement,  a criminal background check,  and children or relative United States Citizens.  If you believe that you or your family member might be eligible, don't hesitate to call THE VARGAS LAW OFFICE, at 956-287-3743.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Expunction of Criminal Records

If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony and had your charges dropped, dismissed, unadjudicated, deferred, or acquitted, you may be eligible for expunction of the records.  It was not enough to have your case dismissed, because the record of your arrest will still show up in most criminal history records checks.  If you have ever been denied a job and don't know why....guess again.  The attorney who handled your case may not have informed you thoroughly of your right to expunction under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.  Don't let the record of a case you had dismissed be the reason why you lose out on the perfect job opportunity, call The Vargas Law Office.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hope is Revived for Immigration Reform!

Top officials are discussing common sense resolutions to today's immigration issues and how to deal with the millions of undocumented people that live among us making an honest living.  Although policy changes from the executive branch may not be a permanent fix, it could pave the road for true immigration reform in Congress.  Similar to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was a policy set by then secretary Napolitano, benefiting young adults, a new policy benefiting the general populace might be in the works.  There is also mention of forgiving prior deportations for those folks with no serious criminal convictions.  My advice to counsel at The Vargas Law Office.

Supreme Court Just Sold Our Country to the Wealthy

The Supreme Court ruled that individuals can contribute as much money as they want to candidates, or political committees.  The Wealthy will now be able to buy their candidate of choice by funding their campaigns. They have in essence offered the United States to the Wealthy should they so choose to purchase it piecemeal, one election at a time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What is Legal Permanent Residency?

In Immigration Law it means that you have been admitted into the United States permanently, but subject to conditions.  You are sort of on probation until you become a citizen.  All too many people reach this status only to see it stripped away and deported all because they got too comfortable with the privilege.  The most common reason is being convicted of drug offenses.  Don't let this happen to you or your loved one... Call us now to see if you are eligible to Naturalize (become a citizen).