2013 Immigration Reform
May 1, 2013
On 04/16/2013 the Senate "Gang of Eight" introduced the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" into the Senate. A few weeks later, on 04/30/2013, the sponsors filed an amendment to the bill that clarified and cleaned up the bill from its original version. Mark-up of the bill (amendment votes and a final vote to move the bill out of committee) will begin in the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 9th and will continue for the two to three following weeks, most likely concluding before the Memorial Day Congressional recess.
If the bill is able to secure a majority of the votes on the committee (made up of 10 Democrats and 8 Republicans) it will move on to the floor of the Senate.
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And We Fight For You.
Immigrating to the United States has become a more complicated process since the events of September 11, 2001.
New federal laws and new government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security have changed the landscape significantly. If you or a family member is interested in working or living in the United States, you likely need help understanding U.S. immigration laws and how to successfully apply for legal status.
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. is a full-service immigration firm, and one of few firms with experience in all aspects of the field from employment and family based petitions to criminal and deportation/removal matters. As active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), we keep abreast of current changes in the law and can give you confidence that your case will be handled by an expert who understands your needs.
Who We Can Help
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. has provided expert legal advice and representation to a wide range of clients seeking entry to the United States for over 30 years. Our clients vary from professional and blue collar workers, to those seeking political asylum. We also provide our services to migrant workers, students, diversity lottery recipients, religious workers, entrepreneurs, family members of current U.S. residents, and foreign or domestic businesses seeking to place employees in the U.S.
We offer you legal advice and representation in all aspects of immigration law including business, employment, family, international adoption, employer sanctions, asylum, deportation/exclusion, naturalization, and criminal law. The Firm also counsels large, multi-national corporations, small companies, and individuals in matters such as: (E visas), (L visas), (H visas), (J waivers), permanent residency issues, national interest waivers, priority worker petitions, and PERM applications.
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