Law Office of Valdez & Monarrez
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The Law Office of Valdez & Monarrez helps families in the Rio Grande Valley & Houston area with immigration, citizenship, naturalization, deportation defense & visas. We can also help with cases involving criminal defense, injuries, divorce or other legal matters.

September 2018 Archives

Trump administration proposes expanded public charge rule

Immigrants in Texas and around the country who are in the country legally could find obtaining visas and green cards far more difficult under a rule change proposed by the Trump administration on Sept. 22. The United States has had rules in place that allow entry to be denied to those who could become burdens on society since the nineteenth century. The proposed change to what is known as the public charge rule would apply to immigrants receiving benefits such as medical assistance, housing allowances and food stamps.

House passes bill to clarify deportation requirements

Immigrants who commit a violent crime while in Texas or any other state are required to be sent out of the country. However, what constituted such a crime was considered to be vague. A piece of legislation passed by the House of Representatives has clarified what a violent crime is. Murder, assault and sexual violence are specifically considered to meet this criteria, and other actions such as robbery and the unauthorized use of a weapon were also on the list.

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