Immigration reform advocates hold 35 mile march to Governor’s Mansion
Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 7:22 pm
Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization Workers Defense Project has held a demonstration that called for immigration reform by conducting a 35-mile protest march from the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Williamson County, an area which houses asylum-seeking immigrants, to the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin.
Texas Governor Gregory Abbott has been staunchly opposed to immigration reform during his time in office, as evidenced by his filing a lawsuit in December of last year that sought to halt an executive action by President Barack Obama that would delay the deportation of around 5 million illegal immigrants. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Texas judge’s injunction of Obama’s initiatives in a ruling issued in November of this year.
The WDP advocated hope Gov. Abbott will recognize their cause as they seek to inform him that nearly 70 percent of Texans support immigration reform. At the William Jang, PLLC, our legal team of immigration attorneys work to assist immigrants as they apply for temporary and permanent visas in order to live and work in the United States. To learn more about the various services we offer, call today.