As you may be aware, President Obama recently announced executive action to temporarily protect several categories of long-term resident immigrants from deportation.  I wanted to share information with you about resources available for accurate information about this executive action, and warn immigrants to be careful and protect themselves from scam artists.  I encourage you to circulate it to any relatives, friends, or neighbors who might be impacted by this news.

For detailed information about which immigrants qualify for relief under President Obama’s new executive action, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction.  If you or a loved one qualifies for protection, please be sure to apply through an attorney or an accredited representative.  Make sure to avoid unaccredited scam artists who may try to charge you thousands of dollars for assistance that never arrives.  You can read about how to avoid these scam artists at http://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams, and you can find information about legal representatives who can help you complete an application at http://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/find-legal-services.  You can also contact the NALEO Educational Fund’s administrative relief hotline at (844) 411-iAMERICA (844-411-4263).  This hotline offers bilingual information about this executive action and legal assistance services in your area.

Como probablemente han oído, el presidente Obama anunció recientemente la acción ejecutiva para proteger temporalmente a varias categorías de inmigrantes de deportación.  Quería compartir con ustedes información acerca de los recursos disponibles para obtener información precisa sobre esta acción ejecutiva y advertir a los inmigrantes que tengan cuidado y se protejan contra estafadores.  Le animo a que la comparta con sus parientes, amigos o vecinos que puedan verse afectados por esta noticia.

Para obtener información detallada sobre cuales inmigrantes tienen derecho a ayuda bajo esta nueva acción ejecutiva del presidente Obama, por favor visite http://www.uscis.gov/es/accionmigratoria.  Si usted o un ser querido califica para la protección, por favor asegúrese de aplicar a través de un abogado o un representante acreditado.  Asegúrese de evitar los estafadores que pueden tratar de cobrar miles de dólares por ayuda que nunca llega.  Usted puede leer acerca de cómo evitar estos estafadores en http://www.uscis.gov/es/eviteestafas, y puede encontrar información sobre los representantes legales, quienes pueden ayudarle a completar una solicitud en http://www.uscis.gov/es/evite-estafas/encuentre-servicios-legales.  También puede contactar a la línea de alivio administrativo del Fondo Educativo de NALEO al (844) 411-iAMERICA (844-411-4263).  Esta línea ofrece información bilingüe acerca de esta acción ejecutiva y los servicios de asistencia legal en su área.

 

latest news

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

At today's Labor-HHS Appropriations hearing, I questioned National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins about his cancellation of the National Children's Study. Congress authorized this study in 2000 to investigate how the environment influences a child's development and health. In the 15 years since then, Congress has appropriated more than $1.5 billion to plan and pilot this study. Director Collins replied that I should wait and see what NIH proposes in its other studies. However, considering how much time and money we have already invested in the National Children’s Study, I firmly believe that it would be better to complete it and realize the benefit that only a study of this type can bring to America’s youth. I hope Director Collins and his advisors will consider restoring funding for the National Children’s Study as they determine their priorities for the coming years.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

I joined Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats at a press conference this afternoon to celebrate House passage of a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of Fiscal Year 2015. This bill is a victory for the safety and security of the American people. It gives Secretary Johnson and his Department the funding they need to protect our country. It ensures that #DHS personnel will remain on the job, without having to worry about whether or not they can pay their mortgage or put food on the table. DHS can now make important long-term investments in our security, rather than just trying to survive from one Continuing Resolution to the next. Now that we have passed this bill and ended this unnecessary fight over DHS funding, I look forward to Congress moving on to other important business: creating jobs, strengthening our infrastructure, and reforming our broken immigration system, among many other challenges.

more
more
more
Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

At today's Labor-HHS Appropriations hearing, I questioned National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins about his cancellation of the National Children's Study. Congress authorized this study in 2000 to investigate how the environment influences a child's development and health. In the 15 years since then, Congress has appropriated more than $1.5 billion to plan and pilot this study. Director Collins replied that I should wait and see what NIH proposes in its other studies. However, considering how much time and money we have already invested in the National Children’s Study, I firmly believe that it would be better to complete it and realize the benefit that only a study of this type can bring to America’s youth. I hope Director Collins and his advisors will consider restoring funding for the National Children’s Study as they determine their priorities for the coming years.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

I joined Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats at a press conference this afternoon to celebrate House passage of a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of Fiscal Year 2015. This bill is a victory for the safety and security of the American people. It gives Secretary Johnson and his Department the funding they need to protect our country. It ensures that #DHS personnel will remain on the job, without having to worry about whether or not they can pay their mortgage or put food on the table. DHS can now make important long-term investments in our security, rather than just trying to survive from one Continuing Resolution to the next. Now that we have passed this bill and ended this unnecessary fight over DHS funding, I look forward to Congress moving on to other important business: creating jobs, strengthening our infrastructure, and reforming our broken immigration system, among many other challenges.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

With just five days until funding expires for the Department of Homeland Security, we need to pass a clean, full-year DHS bill immediately. It's time for House Republicans to do the right thing for our nation's security, and join us Democrats in supporting a clean #DHS bill for the rest of 2015. Let's #FundDHS today! #DontShutDownOurSecurity

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Kudos to my “river brothers” and Southeast LA colleagues, State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon and State Senator Ricardo Lara, for co-authoring AB 530, a bill that would update the L.A. River Master Plan to include a strategy to revitalize the river’s lower section. I look forward to working with them as we continue to move the “riverly” revitalization project on the upper portion of the #LARiver (which I was proud to work on with former L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes) down to our Southeast cities. http://www.presstelegram.com/environment-and-nature/20150224/revitalization-of-lower-portion-of-los-angeles-river-is-targeted-in-new-assembly-bill

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

I am disappointed that the House was unable to pass a full-year Homeland Security funding bill today. However, with DHS funding set to expire at midnight and the Senate adjourned for the weekend, I am voting tonight for a seven-day continuing resolution to fund DHS and keep America – and Americans – secure. I do so in the hope that next week, we will finish the debate on this issue and finally pass a clean, full-year DHS funding bill.

more