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.
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 (512) 323-2333 today to discuss your particular situation with one of our Austin immigration attorneys, as well as the legal options available to you.
Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the government has been deporting the fewest numbers of illegal immigrants in nearly a decade, Fox 7 News reported on April 29.
As of mid-April, federal immigration officials have deported around 127,000 individuals since the fiscal year commenced in October.
If this trend continues, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have deported the fewest number of illegal immigrants since the administration of former President George W. Bush removed around 207,700 individuals from the country in 2006.
Following a record high year of deportations in 2012, number 409,849, the Obama administration has increasingly decreased the use of this procedure.
Immigration can be a complicated affair, as the process may take years to successfully complete. If you are attempting to wade through the nuanced immigration process, seek the help of the attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin. Call our offices at (512) 323-2333 today to learn about seeking a visa or citizenship in the U.S.
United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled a few days ago to maintain a temporary hold originally instituted on President Barrack Obama’s national comprehensive immigration reform measure on February 16, rejecting a Department of Justice request to proceed with the executive action, KTTC reported.
The executive action issued by the Obama administration seeks to delay deportation of certain illegal immigrants, such as the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
However, Hanen’s recent ruling means the Obama administration still cannot implement the measure that would ultimately allow as many as 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
The Justice Department already made appeals to the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to lift Hanen’s injunction. The court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether or not it should lift the injunction on April 17.
Twenty-six states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit that resulted in Hanen’s February 16 ruling to stop Obama’s executive action.
If you need assistance applying for visas or citizenship to aid in your immigration, the attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin may be able to help. Call our offices at (512) 323-2333 today to learn more.
Texas State Senator Charles Lee Perry (Republican of West Texas District 28) wants to do away with “sanctuary cities,” or locations where police are lenient about pursuing illegal immigrants, FOX 7 News reported on March 16.
A Senate State committee conducted a hearing on Perry’s bill. This is a week after committee Democrats delayed the discussion because the public had not had time to learn of the bill.
Similar bills were declared a priority in 2011 by former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Such bills contain provisions that would force police departments to remain strict on immigration.
The proposals, however, were never before approved in the state. It remains to be seen how far the controversial bill will get this time.
If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States or are having issues with the immigration process, contact the experienced legal team at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling (512) 323-2333 today. One of our immigration attorneys may work on behalf of your rights and interests through every step of the immigration process.
Austin-based Mexican consulate Rosalba Ojeda issued a statement urging the mutual cooperation between Mexico and Texas after tensions mounted between the Texas and Mexican governments, the Austin-American Statesman reported on September 13.
Ojeda suggested that a recent statement from Perry’s office should be seen as an avenue for open dialogue between the two political bodies. The statement, given by Perry representative Lucy Nashed, asked that Mexico stop challenging Perry’s decisions and rather help solve the problem of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border.
Prior to Ojeda’s diplomatic intervention, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico condemned troop deployment at the border in an interview with a Mexico City newspaper. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst replied in an offended manner that leaving the border open to illegal immigration and drug activity would be a great threat to Texas citizens.
The immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin are knowledgeable about current immigration issues and experienced in handling the nuances of immigration legal cases. If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation, call our offices at (512) 323-2333 today.