The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical piece of legislation for citizens or permanent residents of the US affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It seeks to improve the lives of individuals whose residency is in question due to these criminal acts by bringing criminal justice to the forefront of these matters. Without seeking separation or cooperation from the abuser, the victim is allowed to file a self-petition VAWA I-360 Form then leave the abuser after a lawful permanent resident status has been obtained. Most VAWA immigration cases occur through the use of threats or blackmail, force of sexual acts, intimidation or cruel treatment, emotional abuse, economic binding,... Read More
The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 allows Cubans and their dependents to become lawful permanent residents (get a green card) through an adjustment of status. It was designed to permit residence to thousands of Cuban refugees who could not return to Cuba for political reasons, but were not able to pursue residency in the U.S. through other means. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 2005) and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VAWA 2000) changed the Cuban Adjustment Act to provide continued eligibilty for adjustment of status to spouses and children who were victims of domestic violence, with certain conditional requirements. To be eligible for an adjustment of status as the principal applicant, the following... Read More
Rozas & Rozas Law Firm can help you will all of your immigration, detention and deportation legal needs
The attorneys at Rozas & Rozas Law Firm are experts in all immigration concerns. Right now is an especially important time to have a great lawyer on your team when dealing with immigration, detention or deportation matters. In addition, many members of the Rozas & Rozas Law Firm speak both English and Spanish to make the process as simple and easy to understand as it can be. With a system as complicated as the United States immigration department, having a lawyer who is behind you and understands all of the intricacies of immigration law is as important as ever. The attorneys at Rozas & Rozas Law Firm are some of the top Immigration lawyers in Louisiana, and are ready to help you. What type of immigration experience do the immigration... Read More
A federal judge earlier this week in Louisiana declared that a state law requiring people to produce birth certificates in order to marry was unconstitutional, and this could have a large impact in the immigration community. The judge found that the 2015 law, which was passed in an effort to curb sham marriages for immigration purposes, violates the rights of U.S. citizens who are foreign-born. Viet Anh Vo, who prefers to be called “Victor," has lived in Louisiana since he was an infant, but he was born in Indonesia in a refugee camp after his parents fled Vietnam. He was engaged to and was planning on marrying Heather Pham, a United States Citizen, in 2016 when the Clerk of Court denied their application because he could not... Read More
President Donald Trump has made headlines these past two weeks for his executive order for a travel ban that was invalidated by the Ninth Circuit and for his new plan to speed up removal proceedings, make the asylum standard tougher, and increase the amount of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids. President Trump’s two orders came between the 75th anniversary of Mr. Korematsu being detained and subsequent argument before the Supreme Court, which may be the most controversial immigration case involving an executive order. Several of our clients have called and asked about what these new orders mean and what rights does President Trump have in unilaterally signing orders. We wanted to provide some insights here on our blog... Read More
While it is widely known that conviction of a felony offense will result in a loss of voter's rights, it is less widely known that those rights are automatically restored upon completion of imprisonment, probation, or parole. The Louisiana Election Code provisions restricting voting rights for those convicted of a felony offense apply only to those who are "under an order of imprisonment," which is defined to include those defendants who are serving a suspended sentence, or who are on probation or parole. Upon successful completion of any and all of these requirements, a convicted felon may then submit an application for voter registration. In a class action lawsuit filed last year, a number of plaintiffs dealing with long term... Read More
During my years of practice as a personal injury attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard clients utter the phrase, “My insurance agent told me I have full (auto) coverage.” This is usually said in disbelief after I tell the client there isn’t enough insurance money to pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, etc. because the at-fault driver has little or no insurance, and the client does not carry what is known as “uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or UM.” I am here to tell you that if you don’t carry UM coverage, you don’t have full coverage. In my experience, when an agent tells you that you have full coverage, that usually means you have liability coverage and collision coverage under your... Read More
- What is the VAWA Act?
- What is The Cuban Adjustment Act, and Am I Eligible?
- Rozas & Rozas Law Firm can help you will all of your immigration, detention and deportation legal needs
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- Baton Rouge Immigration Attorney Discusses Executive Orders And Immigration
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