Protest March

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is keeping an eye on immigration reform in Connecticut. Como ha sido ampliamente comunicado, un fallo temporal que suspende la orden ejecutiva del presidente Obama, la cual concedería ayuda a hasta 4 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados, ha creado mucha confusión. Locally, undocumented immigrants are unsure how this will affect them.

Under an executive order announced in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals restricted the program’s participants to those under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. The more-recent order removed the age limits. Those under DACA are eligible for work permits and relief from deportation, but DACA is not amnesty. Se estima que 3,000 residentes de Connecticut serían elegibles para recibir permisos de empleo y ser indultos contra la deportación bajo la expansión de DACA.

Alicia Kinsman of the International Institute of Connecticut was quoted as saying, “”We are looking forward to a resolution and hoping sooner rather than later … because there are so many vulnerable immigrants in our state who are struggling now and need be protected from deportation so they can stay with their families.”

El Berkowitz and Hanna LLC reconoce que los inmigrantes son especialmente vulnerables a cosas como la negligencia médicaabuso hacia los ancianos, y accidentes automovilísticoscuando son reacios a buscar ayuda y asesoramiento a través de medios oficiales. As the law around immigration continues to change, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC will keep updating this blog.

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