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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Presents to Students at One Summer Chicago Session

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Chicago immigration lawyer Matthew A. Katz of Katz Law Office, Ltd. recently presented to students at a One Summer Chicago session.

Katz Law Office, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Matthew A. Katz recently presented at a One Summer Chicago session held on July 13 at Park Federal Bank in Chicago, Illinois. One Summer Chicago partnered with The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council to present the July session.

One Summer Chicago works to connect government institutions, community organizations and local companies to offer over 25,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults located in the Chicagoland area. The organization holds multiple youth informative sessions throughout the summer where students have the chance to learn about different fundamental topics.

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Hosts Live Radio Session on Recent Immigration Law Changes

Chicago immigration attorney Matthew Katz

Chicago immigration lawyer Matthew A. Katz of Katz Law Office, Ltd. hosted a live radio event this past Saturday to discuss recent immigration law changes.

Katz Law Office, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Founder Matthew A. Katz recently hosted an informative, live radio event on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The event was held at 5 Estrellas Restaurant located at 2908 W. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60629.

Katz hosted the live session on Radio Formula alongside radio host Fernando Jaramillo. The program shed light on the recent immigration law changes and answered crucial questions from attendees. Katz also signed copies of his book entitled El Derecho del Pueblo.

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Now Assisting Clients With Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) Program

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Chicago immigration lawyer Matthew Katz of Katz Law Office, Ltd. has begun working with clients on the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) Program.

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced modifications to United States immigration policy. One of the programs under the new executive order is called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). DAPA requires having U.S. children born before November 2014 and presence in the U.S. for the applicant since January 1, 2010, among other elements. This program will be administered on a case-by-case basis for individuals that meet the guidelines, including a thorough background check.

President Obama also announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for youth who came to the United States as children. DACA requires having arrived in the U.S. before one's 16th birthday and having been present in the U.S. as of January 1, 2010, among other elements. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these government immigration programs are predicted to assist up to 4.4 million people.

Chicago Immigration Law Attorney Interviews Anglican Priest Father Marcos Cardenas on Radio Show

Father Marcos Cardenas

Chicago immigration radio host and lawyer Matthew Katz discusses the matters of political asylum and domestic violence victims seeking legal protection as immigrants on El Derecho Del Pueblo (1450 AM).

Recently, Anglican Priest Father Marcos Cardenas spoke with attorney Matthew Katz at Katz Law Office, Ltd. on his radio show, The People’s Right (“El Derecho Del Pueblo”), regarding recent events on Iguala, Guerrero and the wider issue of political and refugee asylum from a legal standpoint. More than 40 students on their way to protest the government in Iguala, a small town in the state of Guerrero in Mexico, were kidnapped in September 2014 and have not been seen since that time. Their families now face the fear of retaliation from the officials who took the protesters and may be seeking asylum.

"Those who have power are not sensitive to people's needs. The uprisings are the result of poverty and hunger and the authorities' mismanagement. People rise up when they do not have what they need, and so it is the responsibility of the government to respond appropriately rather than detain those they do not agree with," Cardenas said.

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Discusses Human Rights and the Gaza-Israel Conflict

Gaza-Israel Conflict Discussion

The Palestinian Ambassador in Mexico, Munjed Saleh, spoke to Chicago Immigration Attorney Matthew Katz on "El derecho del Pueblo" regarding the Gaza-Israel conflict and expressed his sincere opinions about the recent attacks.

Gaza and Israel have been involved in one of their most heated conflicts in years. However, fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is currently on hold since both sides have agreed to a ceasefire after seven weeks of war. The last seven weeks of war have been filled with some of the deadliest violence in years amidst a series of unsuccessful truces. According to NBC News, more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed during the seven-week stretch of fighting, around 11,000 were injured and over 10,000 buildings were damaged. On the Israeli side, there have been 69 deaths, almost all of which were soldiers.

Recently, Chicago immigration lawyer Matthew Katz interviewed the Ambassador of Palestine in Mexico, Munjed Saleh, on his radio show “El derecho del Pueblo”. Katz met Ambassador Saleh on a trip to Mexico earlier this year and took this recent opportunity to catch up with him to discuss his knowledge of and sincere opinions on the current Gaza-Israel conflict.