Demystifying Immigration

Raquel Hecht navigates the legal waters BY CAROLINA REID Raquel Hecht laughs at the fact that she has not one but two full-time jobs. She’s an immigration attorney, has been practicing law for almost 21 years in Eugene and is a founding partner of Hecht & Norman LLP, a law firm with offices in Eugene, Salem, Medford and Bend.  But more …

Local Student’s Hard Work May Reunite Her Family

By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore.-A local student’s good grades may be the answer to her father’s battle with deportation from the United States. Salvador Ibarra of Medford spent Christmas and New Year’s lodged in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. His family was left back home wondering if he’ll be deported to Mexico. …

West Coast Immigration Scam Has Local Roots

By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore.-A local lawyer said a west coast immigration scam started in Medford, took money from hundreds of undocumented immigrants and in some cases, made them believe their cases were being solved, while they were actually undergoing deportation. Salvador Ibarra Nuñez, who was working with law enforcement and the Department of Justice to charge the man …

A Family Apart

Immigration policies hit home in Central Oregon BY BRIANNA BREY Every morning on the walk to her bus stop near Pilot Butte, Karleen Ramos gets a phone call. It’s her mother, Liliana Ramos, calling from Tijuana to wish her 12-year-old daughter a good day at school. “The other kids say, ‘What are you doing?’ And I say ‘Talking to my mom,’ …

And Justice For All

    Marrying a gay rights group with a local workers union makes total sense to Yaju Dharmarajah. Dharmarajah is one of the masterminds behind Central Oregon Social Justice Center, a new meeting area in downtown Bend that houses everyone from Human Dignity Coalition to United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 to immigration attorneys Hecht & Norman. The …

Armed Forces Personnel And Their Families

  As part of our mission to give back to our communities, we are offering a free initial telephone consultation for individuals who are serving in the armed forces, or were honorably discharged.

Raquel Hecht Speaking At The NW Housing Conference

Attorney Raquel Hecht will speak at the NW Housing Conference at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, on March 29, 2011. In an effort to assist individuals facing immigration challenges in addition to housing issues, Raquel to explain some basic rules regarding immigrant eligibility for public benefits and basic laws regarding immigration.

Teuta Norman Presents At The NW AILA Conference

March 12, 2011 Teuta Norman was a speaker at the North West American Immigration Lawyers Association conference in Portland, on March 10-11, 2011.  She presented to colleagues and other attendees complex business immigration issues pertaining to H-1B and L classifications.

Sarah Spinney Finally Gets Waiver After 2 Years OF Marriage!

January 26, 2009 One step over the line A Eugene man and his Canadian wife are paying the price for a fib at the border  By Karen McCowan The Register-Guard Appeared in print: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, page A1 A Eugene man and his Canadian bride are still paying a painful price for their 2007 decision to tell border agents …

Immigration Reform Likely This Fall

01/30/2009 Immigration reform likely to happen this fall By: LUÍS FILIPE DIAS Immigrants rally to ask for immigration reform from the new Obama administration. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Comprehensive immigration reform could be introduced by Congress this fall. And while there are no comprehensive bills ready at this stage, some immigration language contained in the stimulus bill passed by the House …