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.
United States President Barrack Obama accused critics and opponents of his national comprehensive immigration reform measure as people who are not thinking about the “human consequences” of deporting certain immigrants, the News & Advance reported.
On February 4th at the Oval Office, Obama met with six young immigrants who are in danger of being deported back to their countries should the initiative passed by the Republican-led House of Representatives get approval in both houses of Congress. Obama said he feels for the human casualties that might be affected by this move.
Should the proposed legislation come to pass, it would overturn Obama’s executive decision to minimize deportations and allow some illegal immigrants to work in the United States. Obama, however, would likely veto the legislation.
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After taking a more lenient stance on immigration matters two years ago, the Texas Republican Party has returned to a hard-line policy against softening immigration standards.
Candidate for Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick said “we must not step back from being bold,” a commitment he and other party members swore on at their recent party convention that concluded last Saturday, June 7.
On the other hand, Democratic Party members, who have not won a state-wide post in Texas in over 20 years, say this reluctance on the part of Republicans to favor a softer stance on immigration issues will greatly benefit Democrats, largely because of the state’s growing Hispanic population.
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