Immigration laws have become a major topic of debate because of the tense political climate currently in our country.
Reporting illegal aliens is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If a neighbor or someone calls the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, they should have all the facts first. Neighbors can call ICE with or without evidence of any wrong doing. [Read more…]
The H1-B Visa is commonly known as the “work visa” to most foreigners around the world. It’s a non-immigration visa used by companies to recruit in-demand talent from outside the United States and allow them to live in the USA while working for a company in the USA.
Requirements for the H1-B Visa
Getting an H1-B Visa is as simple as meeting these requirements:
- Do you have a talent or skill that is in short supply?
- Is your occupation considered “specialty”?
- Does your occupation fall into any of these categories?
- Do you at least have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent?
- Is there a company that is willing to “sponsor” you?
Restrictions with an H1-B Visa
- You are restricted to maintain employment with you sponsoring employer.
- Your H1-B Visa is employer specific. If you want to work for someone else, they must petition for an H1-B Visa.
- Your spouse and children are not permitted to work in the United States.
- You are not automatically converted to a permanent resident. If you want a Green Card, that’s an entirely different application and process, and carries entirely different restrictions.
- Employment at Will: you or your employer may terminate your employment and thus revoke legitimate immigration status at any time.
- You cannot extend your H1-B Visa for longer than 6 years.
- You must live outside the U.S. for at least 1 year to become eligible for another 6-year H1-B Visa.
To understand the refugee crisis, it helps to look at the refugee statistics worldwide and in the United States. US Immigration Bonds works with detained immigrants and detained refugees to get them released the same day as detainment.
After years of working the system, we have seen almost every conceivable situation. Here are the most important facts that US Immigration Bonds believes we should consider in order to understand the refugee crisis.
- Refugees undergo several high-level background checks, clearances, and interviews before they are approved to enter the US. There are 6 levels each refugee must pass before they can enter the U.S.
- Only about 50% of refugees pass the screening process. The refugee screening is the strictest screening process in the world.
- It takes roughly 2 years to complete screening.
- Since 2001, the United States has granted resettlement to 750,000 refugees.
- 3 million people have been displaced because of war, persecution or natural disaster.
- Immigrants receive no benefits when they arrive in the United States, but refugees are given food, medical care, housing, counseling and employment for the first 90 days of arrival.
- Refugees can apply for a green card 1 year after resettlement and citizenship 5 years after obtaining a green card.
- Sponsor agencies ensure that refugees find jobs. Most work in low wage jobs.
- There is no religious test administered. The current refugee ban is focus on countries with a Muslim majority, but the U.S. administration has said it has no base in religion.
- The United States government does not track refugees after they arrive. They simply become a part of the system.
At US Immigration Bonds, we believe that we must understand the refugee crisis in order to discuss it and work together to find solutions.
Civil rights activities and law enforcement agencies are struggling to answer this question: Is Miami a sanctuary city? This is is a difficult question to answer, especially in the past few weeks. Though no changes in policy have been made, the position taken by Miami-Dade Country Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, has began to worry some immigrants living in Miami.
Mayor Gimenez was put under pressure from President Trump to renounce Miami’s sanctuary city designation. President Trump threatened to revoke up to $355 million annually. This has prompted residents to prepare for the worst. US Immigration Bonds offers same day release bonds and immigration bonds in Miami – we can help.
Protests regarding immigration in Miami have already begun. Protestor signs read: “We Are All Immigrants” and “Refugees Built Miami”. Historically, Miami is a city of immigrants. Miami’s proximity Cuba, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic makes this city the best location for incoming immigrants from those nations.
A sanctuary city is categorized as upholding policies that protect undocumented immigrants. These sanctuary cities will not turn over undocumented immigrants to ICE, even if that means contradicting Federal law.
Because more undocumented immigrants will be detained in the future, the need for immigration bonds in Miami is going to increase.
President Trump speaks on these cities, stating: “Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States… These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our republic.“
If you need an immigration bond in Miami, or a same day release bond, contact US Immigration Bonds today at 1-800-225-2587 Se Hablo Español.