Monday, March 25, 2013

Obama Fights for Immigrants!!!

President Obama may have had enough of the delays in passing immigration reform, and its about damn time.  The attached article and sections quoted herein show why we all need to continue to push for comprehensive immigration reform until Congress acts and sends a bill to the White House.
President Obama pushed congressional negotiators to reach agreement on a plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, saying despite delays and disputes that he still wants a bill to emerge soon and debate in the Senate to begin next month.
“We are making progress but we’ve got to finish the job,” Obama said at a naturalization ceremony for 28 citizens at the White House on Monday. “This issue is not new. Everyone pretty much knows what's broken. Everybody knows how to fix it. We've all proposed solutions and we got a lot of white papers and studies. And we just got at this point to work up the political courage to do what's required to be done.”
Obama’s remarks were aimed at a bipartisan group of senators who have been working on a proposal for nearly three months. The so-called “gang of eight” had hoped  to complete their work Friday, before a two-week congressional recess, but left town for spring break without a deal.
In January, Obama threatened to send his own bill to Congress if the group did not produce a proposal “in a timely fashion.” His remarks Monday suggest the White House is willing to give the group more time to work before it takes that step.
“I expect the debate to begin next month. I want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible,” he said. “We know that real reform means continuing to strengthen our border security and holding employers accountable. … Let’s get this done.”
Obama’s time frame may be tough for senators to reach. U.S. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, already has cast doubt on the chances of getting a bill through his committee by the end of April. Even if the bill comes to the floor next month a vote would not necessarily follow quickly. Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he plans to let senators debate the legislation at length, and there remains no clear path for the bill through the Republican-led House.
The senators remain deadlocked over several issues, including the details of a guest-worker program and how the legislation will implement and define security at the border.
Obama has largely steered clear of the talks, instead offering broad elements he wants to see included.  The president on Monday used the platform to revive his call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, the key requirement for any bill.
Obama spoke after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano administered the oath to 28 new citizens, including 13 members of the military. Obama praised the group as a reminder of the “promise of America.”
Hopefully President Obama can be the difference maker and get comprehensive immigration reform done now!  Join the President and the experienced immigration attorneys in Orlando at Brandt Immigration and across the nation and keep demanding your rights!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Let Brandt immigration help you achieve Permanent Residence in the USA

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Immigrants, workers, and students together for a better life!

We have assembled a massive coalition of faith and spiritual leaders, labor unions, Latino voter's rights groups, Hope Community Center and their awesome nuns, farmworker's rights groups, worker's rights groups, and Brandt Immigration's attorneys and staff to demand comprehensive immigration reform now!!! Join us on May 1, 2012!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Citizenship application process needs reform

"When it comes to immigration reform, the goal should be to get as many people right with the system in the shortest possible timeframe and along the way shrink the haystack of the undocumented fast so that our immigration enforcement officials have an easier time of locating and securing the bad needles. A combination of existing procedures and new technology can streamline this process and shed light on how to move to things like e-filing, e-visas, and other forms of electronic processing for our immigration system as a whole. It is time to stop pushing paper around."

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Obama wants to see a bill on immigration reform in the next 60 days

Since winning reelection in 2012, the Obama administration has made it clear that immigration reform is a top priority for the president’s second term – and something they want to see quick action on.

Today, the president met with a diverse group of religious leaders, and according to people who attended the meeting, Obama made it clear that he wanted to see a bill on immigration reform in the next 60 days.