Ahead of the first scheduled Republican primary debates, former Governor of Florida and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, outlined his immigration plan should he be elected as President of the United States.
The plan has six points and is mostly based on ideas he enumerated in his 2013 book entitled Immigration Wars, which he co-wrote with Phoenix, Arizona-based Goldwater Institute Vice President for litigation, Clint Bolick.
Part of his plan recommends taking away federal funds from sanctuary cities like Austin, Texas in order to bolster enforcement of the country’s immigration laws. However, an article in the Austin American Statesman discussing this immigration plan highlighted the confusion that can surround the term “sanctuary city,” highlighting that for some, the term applies to cities that don’t enforce ICE requested detainers, whereas for others, the term is simply applied to cities where law enforcement officers do not inquire as to a person’s immigration status when stopped or detained.
With constantly changing immigration laws and regulations, applying for and securing the proper visa status is an unfortunately complicated issue. However, by working with an experienced immigration attorney, many are able to quickly and easily secure the proper documentation to live and work in the United States. If you are looking to live or work in the U.S., the Austin immigration lawyers at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, are ready to put their years of experience and understanding of immigration laws to work for you. Call us today at to learn more about how we can help.
As the 2016 election approaches, candidates for office are confronting the issue of immigration – a hot topic in the U.S.
Former Maryland Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin Joseph O’Malley stated that he would limit deportation of illegal immigrants in an attempt to keep families together. O’Malley criticized the country’s immigration process at an event in Manhattan, calling it a “broken system.” If elected, he said he would work with Congress to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Additionally, he would create an independent agency intended to streamline and fine-tune the immigration process.
If you are seeking a visa, permanent residency, or citizenship that allows you to stay in the United States legally, the attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin may be able to help. Call today to speak with an immigration attorney who understands the nuances and complexities of the law.
The immigration of people from Islamic countries to the U.S. is one of the fastest growing groups of immigrants, according to a KEYE TV report on June 18.
This group has grown in the U.S. from 1.7 million in 2000 to 2.7 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Census fact-finder data base.
Free Muslims Coalition president Kamal Nawash said immigrants who come from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, or Pakistan – countries which may experience relative instability – “generally leave that particular country because they don’t want to be around that instability.”
The attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin help those attempting to emigrate to the U.S. through the often tedious legal process of applying for visas, residency, or citizenship. If you or your family is hoping to live in the United States, our legal team may help you throughout the process. Call our offices at today to begin taking a step toward your future in this country.
A recent report from U.S. Policy Metrics/Hamilton Place Strategies report gave credit to the EB-5 Regional Center program for creating jobs and encouraging private investment in the United States without affecting budget, according to PR News Wire on June 25.
This report coincides with recent bipartisan legislation created to continue the program. EB-5 allows foreign investors to live in the United States if the money they invest creates a certain amount of jobs for Americans. The EB-5 program has been put to work in every U.S. state, and the report acknowledged the program’s versatility, as it has been able to meet the challenges of the fluctuating U.S. economy.
To specify, the EB-5 program facilitated the private investment of $5.2 billion between 2005 and 2013. Data from 2013 in particular is promising: 31,000 jobs created in 11 states over the course of one year.
If you need legal assistance applying for an EB-5 visa or another type of visa, the experienced legal team at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin may be able to help. Call our office at today to learn more.
Many immigration groups marched all over the country on March 19 to protest the postponement of President Barack Obama’s immigration action, NBC News reported.
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs would protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.
Ehiracenia Vazquez, a 30-year-old mother of two United States citizens who currently reside in Texas, said she has all the documents she needs to apply for a U.S. citizenship–like her birth certificate, passport, and proof that she has been living in the country for more than 10 years–but because DAPA has been put in limbo, she has been unable to do so.
The attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin understand the nuances of immigration law, and may help you throughout the application process for visas or citizenship. Call our offices today at to schedule an appointment with us.
Former United States Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton stated on May 6 that comprehensive immigration legislation should create a path to citizenship and rallied behind President Barrack Obama’s use of executive decision to install a measure that would have effectively delayed deportation of millions of illegal immigrants in the United States, FOX 7 News reported.
Clinton said at a Las Vegas, Nevada high school that Obama’s move was necessary in the face of Congress’ lack of action on the controversial issue of addressing immigration in the country, and promised to pursue paths to citizenship through the legislature if elected.
No matter the political field in the U.S., the attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin represent those pursuing paths of citizenship or visas in the country. Call our offices at today to discuss your particular situation with one of our Austin immigration attorneys, as well as the legal options available to you.
Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the government has been deporting the fewest numbers of illegal immigrants in nearly a decade, Fox 7 News reported on April 29.
As of mid-April, federal immigration officials have deported around 127,000 individuals since the fiscal year commenced in October.
If this trend continues, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have deported the fewest number of illegal immigrants since the administration of former President George W. Bush removed around 207,700 individuals from the country in 2006.
Following a record high year of deportations in 2012, number 409,849, the Obama administration has increasingly decreased the use of this procedure.
Immigration can be a complicated affair, as the process may take years to successfully complete. If you are attempting to wade through the nuanced immigration process, seek the help of the attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin. Call our offices at today to learn about seeking a visa or citizenship in the U.S.
United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled a few days ago to maintain a temporary hold originally instituted on President Barrack Obama’s national comprehensive immigration reform measure on February 16, rejecting a Department of Justice request to proceed with the executive action, KTTC reported.
The executive action issued by the Obama administration seeks to delay deportation of certain illegal immigrants, such as the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
However, Hanen’s recent ruling means the Obama administration still cannot implement the measure that would ultimately allow as many as 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
The Justice Department already made appeals to the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to lift Hanen’s injunction. The court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether or not it should lift the injunction on April 17.
Twenty-six states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit that resulted in Hanen’s February 16 ruling to stop Obama’s executive action.
If you need assistance applying for visas or citizenship to aid in your immigration, the attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin may be able to help. Call our offices at today to learn more.
Texas State Senator Charles Lee Perry (Republican of West Texas District 28) wants to do away with “sanctuary cities,” or locations where police are lenient about pursuing illegal immigrants, FOX 7 News reported on March 16.
A Senate State committee conducted a hearing on Perry’s bill. This is a week after committee Democrats delayed the discussion because the public had not had time to learn of the bill.
Similar bills were declared a priority in 2011 by former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Such bills contain provisions that would force police departments to remain strict on immigration.
The proposals, however, were never before approved in the state. It remains to be seen how far the controversial bill will get this time.
If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States or are having issues with the immigration process, contact the experienced legal team at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling today. One of our immigration attorneys may work on behalf of your rights and interests through every step of the immigration process.
Some say the ruling in February by a federal judge stopping an executive action instituted by President Barack Obama reveals a rampant practice in federal district courts – venue shopping.
Obama’s executive action would in effect defer the deportation of around 500,000 illegal immigrants in the United States in good standing. According to immigration advocates, Texas lawyers ultimately chose a court in the state wherein they can find judges sympathetic to their position when they filed their case in Brownsville. The lawyers, on the other hand, replied by saying attorneys usually do this as a strategy tactic, and statistical evidence has showed that this is commonly used in civil rights and personal injury cases.
Rising political tensions has even made legal immigration efforts more difficult in some cases. If you have experienced or expect roadblocks concerning your green card, your visa, or are have other immigration concerns, we at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC in Austin can extend legal expertise and advice to you. Call our offices today at (512) 323-2333.