Businessman and Republican Party presidential nominee, Donald Trump, announced in a Twitter post last Sunday, August 28 that he will give a detailed immigration plan on Wednesday, August 31 in Arizona.
Trump and the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, traded barbs last week, with Trump calling Clinton a “bigot” and Clinton accusing Trump of enabling hate groups to flourish in the Republican party. During the last week of August, Clinton will focus her attention on mental health, spreading the message that there is a need for it to be incorporated into the United States health care system. Meanwhile, it is expected that Trump will continue talking about approaches to immigration issues, which will be spearheaded by his running mate, former Governor of Indiana Mike Pence.
Immigrating to the United States is in and of itself difficult. However, there are some circumstances that might make applying for a visa and processing one’s immigration papers even harder than usual. Thankfully, there are several legal immigration options to choose from to accomplish this goal. With the help of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC in Austin, we can make progress towards getting your visa, green card, or citizenship approved. Call our offices today at to discuss your situation.
Families in Austin are eager to hear the result of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas, a case which challenges the DACA and DAPA immigration reforms enforced by President Barack Obama.
The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to review its 2014 immigration plans that would allow the stay of 5 million immigrants in the country and make it easier for them to obtain work permits. In January, the justices said they were open to overturning lower court rulings that blocked the plans from taking effect. Jose Nunez is one of those awaiting the results of the hearing. He is protected by Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), after moving to the United States in 2004. He currently works as a plumber.
If you or a loved one is experiencing trouble obtaining a visa or green card, the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC in Austin may be able to help you. Call to discuss your immigration issue with our knowledgeable legal professionals. Get in touch with us for a free initial evaluation of your case.
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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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.”
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Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization Workers Defense Project has held a demonstration that called for immigration reform by conducting a 35-mile protest march from the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Williamson County, an area which houses asylum-seeking immigrants, to the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin.
Texas Governor Gregory Abbott has been staunchly opposed to immigration reform during his time in office, as evidenced by his filing a lawsuit in December of last year that sought to halt an executive action by President Barack Obama that would delay the deportation of around 5 million illegal immigrants. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Texas judge’s injunction of Obama’s initiatives in a ruling issued in November of this year.
The WDP advocated hope Gov. Abbott will recognize their cause as they seek to inform him that nearly 70 percent of Texans support immigration reform. At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our legal team of immigration attorneys work to assist immigrants as they apply for temporary and permanent visas in order to live and work in the United States. To learn more about the various services we offer, call today.
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 today.
Although Texas is one of the most vocal among the states objecting to President Obama’s executive measure to delay the deportation of some undocumented immigrants in the United States, not all of the state’s leaders agree with former state attorney general, now Governor, Greg Abbott’s lawsuit. In fact, two officials, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, have spoken out against the state’s attempts to fight the President’s plan.
Twenty-six states, including Texas, filed a lawsuit last December to block the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, also called DAPA, a measure which would allow certain immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since 2010 and are parents of legal citizens to be exempt from deportation for a temporary period.
In a rally held on Saturday, October 13, Adler urged Texas Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott to meet with immigrant families in the community so that he could understand their plight.
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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.
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.
Protestors marched together in Austin on February 21 from Texas’ State Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion to express their displeasure over an injunction that was ordered against President Barack Obama’s new national comprehensive immigration reform measure, KXAN reported.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared his full support for the protestors – many of whom were immigrants themselves – and along with them urged Governor Greg Abbott to join them in their cause, saying, “if we take people out of the shadows, then we’re going to be stronger as a community.”
Other Texas leaders, however, have differing opinions. For instance, Round Rock Representative John Rice Carter said the judge was right to stop Obama’s order, claiming the president overreached his powers.
A federal district court in Texas issued an injunction against Obama’s executive action; the executive action effectively delayed the deportation certain illegal immigrants in the country.
If you are seeking assistance in immigration to the U.S. or have related legal concerns, contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin. Call our offices at today to learn more.