Mmatt_photo_7_29_17_borderatt Bromund – “The focus of the Bromund Law Group is always to obtain a better path forward for you and your family.”

In this timely new show, Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney of the Bromund Law Group, delves into the history of Immigration Law and how that relates to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

The DACA program is for people who were brought to the U.S.A. as children.  It is an exemption from the harsh penalties in the law that have been in effect for the last 20 years.

Before the 1950’s: 

An Immigrant would be welcomed into America if he or she were willing to work.

They could stay if they resided here for a period of time, could operate well with the English Language, and were willing to swear an oath to the Constitution of the United States.

That began to change with the Social Security Act of 1935.  In the 1950’s, the country made a big shift in how people related to the government.   Problems arose when the government started giving benefits directly to people just for being in the country.  This created a problem because the government cannot be sure that the people receiving benefits are contributing enough to justify receiving benefits.

Thus came the Immigration and Naturalization Acts that moved the country further away from the idea of welcoming immigrants who are simply here to work to support themselves.  The USA kept cutting back.  The result – immigration became extremely restricted.

Fast forward to 2012 when President Obama signed the DACA executive order.

DACA Rules –  You may qualify for DACA…  

  • If you were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
  • If you came to the US before you reached your 16th birthday.
  • If you were here 2007 to today, 2017. (10 continuous years)
  • If you were physically here on June 15, 2012 without legal status.
  • If you have been in school or graduated from high school, or been in the military, or honorably discharged, and haven’t been convicted for a serious crime.

If you fit the above criteria, then you can get employment authorization!

Statistics show that immigrants are mostly employed compared to native-born Americans.  Less than 1/2 percent are unemployed.  It makes sense, Matt asserts, that since the USA spent money on the education of DACA hopefuls, that the country would also benefit from them being in the work force.

DACA is a critical step towards getting 4-5 million (yes that many!), people back into the system where they would be contributing and paying taxes to the society where they are receiving benefits.

If you or someone you know fits the above category ~ call the Bromund Group ~ and they work through a DACA application for you.  Call (805) 650-1100

Some of our immigration legal services include:

Non-Immigrant Visas

  • Non-immigrant Visitor visas
  • Non-immigrant Student visas
  • Non-immigrant Crime victim (or ‘U’) visas
  • Non-immigrant Fiance (or ‘K’) visas
  • Immigrant Visas based on marriage to an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on being the child or sibling of an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on being the parent of an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on employment status

Permanent Residency & Naturalization

  • Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • Consular Processing for Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • Naturalization

Extraordinary Circumstances

  • Asylum Applications
  • Defense against Removal

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The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

The premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

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Ventura, California

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