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Democratic nomination hopefuls debate immigration policies

Immigration reform was a major topic at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, February 18 as both Democratic candidates for president – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – sought to convince Nevada’s Hispanic population that their policies and plans would be the best match to address such a controversial issue.

Sanders, who promised to pass comprehensive immigration reform, said, “My immigration policy is to unite families, not to divide families.” While he made a point to remind viewers that he would need the help of Congress to pass such reforms, he concluded by commenting on the serious nature of the issue, and acknowledging the “11 million people in the shadows.”

Clinton went the more direct route, saying she would do away with rules under the current immigration law known as the three- and ten-year provisions, which stipulate that illegal immigrants who have family members who are citizens have to wait three or ten years outside of the country before they can come back and be granted a green card.

If you are interested in exploring legal options for entering the United States, the immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC are here to help. We want to share our years of experience and insight in order to help you through the complex process of entering the country. Call us at (512) 323-2333 today to learn more.


Immigration reform advocates note errors in the refugee system

Since the increase in arrivals of Central American migrants in 2014, many of them seeking asylum have been rejected because of a lack of legal representation, or because these individuals have missed a court date. Immigration judges have ruled that such migrants are candidates for deportation. There have been reports that United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers (who are in charge of immigration raids under the Department of Homeland Security) have active plans to take migrants from their homes.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles executive director Angelica Salas recently said in a statement: “In their haste to return the migrants home, the U.S. government has failed to ensure Central American migrants have proper representation in court, and as a result, many have been wrongly denied asylum and/or deported in absentia.”

The legal help of our qualified immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC can be an essential part of your journey to gaining citizenship in the United States. To get in touch with a member of our legal team, call our offices in Austin today at (512) 323-2333.


Appeals Court decision a major blow to DAPA

An appeals court dealt a major blow to President Barack Obama’s executive action to delay deportation of more than 4 million undocumented immigrants a year after it was issued, effectively upholding a preliminary injunction which was filed by 25 states and was granted in February to block implementation of the measure.

In its decision, released last Tuesday, November 10, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, led by Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, held that the President’s initiative, called the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), “affects the states’ ‘quasi-sovereign’ interests by imposing substantial pressure on them to change their laws, which provide for issuing drivers’ licenses to some aliens and subsidizing those licenses.”

This decision marks yet another example of the struggles immigrants face when attempting to gain citizenship in America. At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin legal team of immigration attorneys understands the complex process of gaining legal citizenship, and we want to help you through that ordeal so that you and your family may begin your new life in the United States. To learn more, call (512) 323-2333 today.


Asians projected to become largest immigrant group in the U.S.

In a new immigration study conducted by the Pew Research Center on Monday, Sept. 28, Asians will become the largest group of immigrants to head to the United States, surging past Hispanics, due to a major shift in immigration patterns within the next 50 years.

The study focuses on events happening by 2065, but notes that major changes will come around the year 2055.

Currently, immigrants comprise 14% of the total U.S. population, increasing from 5% in 1965.

By 2055, Asians are expected to become the largest immigrant group at 36%, while Hispanics are at 34%. White immigrants, who were listed at 80% back in 1965, will be listed at between 18% and 20% while black immigrants will be within the 8% to 9% range.

At the Austin Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Korean immigration attorneys can help you and your family handle any issues surrounding immigration to the United States. Call our Austin offices today at (512) 323-2333.


Austin’s Asian American Quality of Life Initiative expected to bring bright results

Austin, Texas’s initiative – the Asian American Quality of Life Initiative – which copies similar efforts for the city’s African-Americans and Hispanics, is still in its preliminary stages, but city officials and non-profit organizations have been saying that some of the challenges facing members of Asian communities are in the process of being addressed.

According to city demographer Ryan Robinson, Asians who immigrated to Austin increased to 6.5% of the population from 3.3% of the population between the years 1990 and 2012. Robinson noted that the number of Asians living in Austin may exceed the African-American population in the years to come.

Asian American Cultural Resource Center executive director Esther Chung Martin said the Asian community in Austin, comprised of individuals from two dozen nations from Mongolia to Pakistan including Filipinos, Taiwanese, Thais, Afghans, and refugees from Myanmar, Bhutan, and Nepal, is “a huge spectrum of languages, religions, and cultures.”

If you have legal concerns regarding your immigration status in the United States, consult with our experienced attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin by calling our offices today at (512) 323-2333.


11-year-old boy dies while on the way into the U.S. border

An 11-year-old immigrant from El Salvador lost his life on Thursday, August 6 after suffering from a heat stroke near the Anzalduas International Bridge, south of Mission, Texas – just near the United States border.

A Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team immediately responded to the accident site once they learned about the incident.

According to the statement released by BORSTAR officials to local news channel KGBT-TV in Harlingten, the boy was unresponsive when emergency medical responders got to him, and so they transported him via helicopter to a local hospital for testing, evaluation, and possible treatment.

Unfortunately, the boy succumbed to his injuries, which were allegedly due to heat exhaustion, the U.S. Border Patrol stated.


Jeb Bush outlines immigration plans

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 (512) 323-2333 to learn more about how we can help.

 


Democrat Martin O’Malley states his plans for immigration policy

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 (512) 323-2333 today to speak with an immigration attorney who understands the nuances and complexities of the law.


Immigration from unstable Islamic countries on the rise

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 (512) 323-2333 today to begin taking a step toward your future in this country.


Groups decry blocking of immigration programs

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 (512) 323-2333 to schedule an appointment with us.

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