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.
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A statement coming from United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was released on Monday, January 4. In it, Johnson stated that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started “nationwide enforcement operations to take into custody and return at a greater rate adults who entered [the United States] illegally with children.”
Johnson added that the deportation efforts would be focused on “adults and their children who were apprehended after May 1, 2014 crossing the southern border illegally; have been issued final orders of removal by an immigration court; and have exhausted appropriate legal remedies, and have no outstanding appeal or claim for asylum or other humanitarian relief under our laws.”
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People from all over the state of Texas who are opposed to Texas Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott’s views and actions regarding immigration reform marched on the streets of Austin, Texas until they reached the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, November 21, a day which, incidentally, is the first anniversary of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The marchers were attempting to call Governor Abbott’s attention to what they believe to be misguided opinions and political errors on his part in relation to immigration reform.
Aside from showing their support for the DAPA initiative, the people in the march also supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was started by United States President Barack Obama in 2012 and made it possible for undocumented immigrant children to obtain their first identification cards, get legal work permits, and avoid deportation.
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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.
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.
President Barack Obama was scheduled to present new executive proposals for Congress during the first week of the new year on home ownership, tertiary education, and job growth – all of which fell on the same page as the proposals he presented during the first week of January 2014, according to an Associated Press article.
The Republicans, which make up most of the House of Representatives, have a different agenda for the start of 2015. They have their own set of policies on foreign relations, the environment, and one of the hottest topics in legislation recently, immigration.
Obama’s recent immigration action is one of the key issues that many predict Republican legislators will begin attempting to dissemble.
Our attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, based in Austin, Texas have significant experience handling clients with a wide variety of immigration-related cases. Call our offices today at to speak with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.