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.