Anxieties have risen over immigration concerns ever since election day, as Donald Trump has stated he will be especially vigilant when it comes to deporting undocumented immigrants. Aside from this, reports of racially motivated attacks against Latinos and Muslims have increased.
City leaders in Austin, Texas confirmed there has been a rise in phone calls from people who have expressed their fears regarding mass deportations and hate crimes. In response to this, several Austin council members plan on teaming up with Austin Independent School District school board members and Travis County leaders at City Hall to craft measures that will ensure civil rights of residents are protected.
Travis County Sheriff-Elect Sally Hernandez is adamant that no rights of citizens will be violated. She noted, “Travis County voters made it overwhelmingly clear that they want a progressive policy towards [immigration] that focuses on keeping families together and our community safer. Our values have not changed since Election Day. Travis County still has the same principles and values which state that everyone regardless of who they are, who they love, or where they come from should be valued, respected, and treated fairly by law enforcement..”
A lot of people look to start their new lives in the United States, as they view the country as a land filled with new and promising opportunities for them. However, sometimes plans of immigrating to the country stall as they encounter difficulties with the process of immigration. If you have experienced immigration problems in the U.S., do not hesitate to contact our attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC by calling our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333.
The United States government erroneously granted citizenship to 858 immigrants from countries that are currently being monitored amid concerns that they may pose a threat to national security. Some of the immigrants are from countries that have high incidences of immigration fraud, an internal Department of Homeland Security audit released last Monday, September 19, showed.
Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said the individuals came from “special interest countries,” but he did not release the immigrants’ individual names. The report also did not mention which countries were involved.
Fingerprint scans for as many as 315,000 immigrants, who either have final deportation orders or are criminal fugitives, are missing from federal databases. Apparently, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement has yet to review around 148,000 of said immigrants’ files to add their fingerprints to the digital record.
Contact the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC in Austin today so we can discuss your immigration situation. Our qualified legal professionals want to find out how we can be of specific help to you. Take charge of your life today and find our more by calling us at (512) 323-2333.
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.