Immigration Reform
By: Mario Caballero
Immigration is good for
America
Overall view of immigration for voters

Good Thing For
America Today
Not Sure
Bad Thing Fo...
Immigration System is
not working
How would you describe the immigration system today?
ALL VOTERS

Working

Not Working
Goals for Immigration
Reform
Make sure immigrants pay taxes .
Require employers to verify that all employees are legal.
Pa...
Current State of Reform
“Border Security, Economic
Opportunity, and Immigration
Modernization Act” (S.744)
S.744 was passe...
Review of
S.744
Path to
Citizenship
(RPI)Registered Provisional
Immigrant Status
Eligibility Requirements for RPI Status:
Must show physical presence in the U...
Restrictions to getting
RPI Status:
Has a conviction for: a felony, an aggravated felony, 3 or
more misdemeanors, unlawful...
What does RPI status
Confer?
Admitted into lawful status valid for 6 years.

-Will not be nonimmigrant status.
Lawful work...
RPI Renewal
Requirements:
Remains eligible for RPI status and status has not been revoked.
Employment requirement:
-Regula...
Path for
Dreamers
Dream Act
Requirements:
RPI for at least 5 years.

Under 16 when initially entered the US.
High School diploma or its equi...
Path for
Agriculture
Workers
Path for Agriculture
Workers
To qualify for “blue card” status applicant
must:

Have performed at least 575 hours or 100 w...
How You Can Help
For more information on senate bill 744 visit..
-National Immigration Law Center- www.nclr.org
To join in...
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Immigration Reform (Part 5)

  1. 1. Immigration Reform By: Mario Caballero
  2. 2. Immigration is good for America Overall view of immigration for voters Good Thing For America Today Not Sure Bad Thing For America
  3. 3. Immigration System is not working How would you describe the immigration system today? ALL VOTERS Working Not Working
  4. 4. Goals for Immigration Reform Make sure immigrants pay taxes . Require employers to verify that all employees are legal. Pass a long-term solution that fixes the immigration problem once and for all. Do more to secure the border to stop people from entering the country illegally Prevent employers from lowering wages by exploiting immigrant workers. Prevent illegal immigrants from coming onto the country in the future. Ensure that immigrants who came to the United States illegally become legal and have opportunity to work toward citizenship. Help unite families and have the opportunity to work toward citizenship. Help unite families here that have been separated by our current immigration laws .
  5. 5. Current State of Reform “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744) S.744 was passed by the senate on June 27, 2013
  6. 6. Review of S.744
  7. 7. Path to Citizenship
  8. 8. (RPI)Registered Provisional Immigrant Status Eligibility Requirements for RPI Status: Must show physical presence in the US on or before 12/31/11. Must show continues presence in the US since 12/31/11 until granted RPI. -Brief, casual, and innocent absences are ok. -Derivatives (spouse & children) mush show presence & continues presence since 12/31/12. Pass background check. Satisfy any applicable Federal tax liability. Pay $1000 penalty before renewal of RPI status + application piece.
  9. 9. Restrictions to getting RPI Status: Has a conviction for: a felony, an aggravated felony, 3 or more misdemeanors, unlawful voting, and a foreign offense (certain expectations apply). Is inadmissible under 212(a) [unless waived or meet expectations]. Reasonable grounds to believe is engaged or is likely to engage in terrorist activity. On April 16, 2013 was: -An LPR. -A refugee or asylee. -Lawfully present in the US in nonimmigrant status.
  10. 10. What does RPI status Confer? Admitted into lawful status valid for 6 years. -Will not be nonimmigrant status. Lawful work permit. Valid SSN. Ability to travel outside the US (certain restrictions apply).
  11. 11. RPI Renewal Requirements: Remains eligible for RPI status and status has not been revoked. Employment requirement: -Regularly employed (no brief periods >60 days) AND not likely to become charge; or -Average RPI income was not less than 100% of the federal poverty level; OR -Attended school full time. -Unless meet expectations due to age, disability, family, temporary reasons, etc. OR are granted a Hardship waiver. Satisfied any applicable Federal tax liability. Pass another background check. Payment of penalty before renewal + Application fee.
  12. 12. Path for Dreamers
  13. 13. Dream Act Requirements: RPI for at least 5 years. Under 16 when initially entered the US. High School diploma or its equivalent. At least 2 years of higher education (or received a higher education degree) or served at least 4 years in the Uniform Service. Once a legal permanent resident dreamers are immediately illegible to naturalize. Please watch this video and learn about the “dream” and how you can help >>http://youtu.be/zfiInvpjPtI
  14. 14. Path for Agriculture Workers
  15. 15. Path for Agriculture Workers To qualify for “blue card” status applicant must: Have performed at least 575 hours or 100 work days of agriculture employment during a two-year period ending December 31, 2012. Pay penalty and pass background checks. Meet certain admissibility requirements & not subject to criminal bars. Agriculture Workers have a 10-year path way to citizenship  Blue card holders may apply for LPR status 5 years after enactment of the bill if they have continued to work in agriculture, paid their taxes, and pay a fine.  Can apply for citizenship after 5 years as LPRs
  16. 16. How You Can Help For more information on senate bill 744 visit.. -National Immigration Law Center- www.nclr.org To join in the debate and push congress to pass a 21st century reform please visit any of these advocacy sites: -http://www.nclr.org -http://www.barackobama.com/immigration/get-the-facts/ -http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/immigration http://www.thedreamisnow.org/?gclid=COmX_YrFoboCFa1 aMgod6wwACA

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