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.
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Some say the ruling in February by a federal judge stopping an executive action instituted by President Barack Obama reveals a rampant practice in federal district courts – venue shopping.
Obama’s executive action would in effect defer the deportation of around 500,000 illegal immigrants in the United States in good standing. According to immigration advocates, Texas lawyers ultimately chose a court in the state wherein they can find judges sympathetic to their position when they filed their case in Brownsville. The lawyers, on the other hand, replied by saying attorneys usually do this as a strategy tactic, and statistical evidence has showed that this is commonly used in civil rights and personal injury cases.
Rising political tensions has even made legal immigration efforts more difficult in some cases. If you have experienced or expect roadblocks concerning your green card, your visa, or are have other immigration concerns, we at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC in Austin can extend legal expertise and advice to you. Call our offices today at (512) 323-2333.
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.
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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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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.
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United States District Court Judge Arthur Schwab ruled o December 16 in Pennsylvania that President Barack Obama’s executive immigration order is unconstitutional, according to the Washington Post.
According to Schwab, the order “violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause.” The Take Care Clause is simultaneously something that imposes a “duty” on the president and something that can be classified as the source of presidential “power.”
Schwab’s ruling, however, does not directly challenge the executive decision made by the president; it merely serves as legal bullet for the immigration order’s critics. The impact that Schwab’s ruling hopes to achieve is as of the moment unclear.
The immigration order, which seeks to grant at least 5 million illegal aliens in the country legal status, has faced fire from critics all over the country. Republicans from the House of Representatives filed a bill on December 4 to declare the executive order null and void.
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President Barack Obama has vowed to enact national comprehensive immigration reform measures through executive action before 2014 ends, Democracy Now reported on November 6.
Speaking at a news conference one day after the Republicans’ recent midterm victory, Obama re-asserted this promise, which he had delayed from the end of summer until after the midterm elections. Obama has yet to disclose definitive details of the measure he intends to pass, but it is rumored that relief will be given to the deportations that have been happening on a large scale.
No matter how the legal system changes in regards to immigration, it will likely benefit you to have dependable and experienced representation at your side. The attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin are committed to guiding people through the immigration process, and we may be able to help you. Call our offices at today to learn more about your options.
According to recent reports, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is preparing to possibly order the creation of 34 million blank work permits and green cards, Fox News reported on October 21.
Some worry that this move suggests the Obama administration is getting ready to make all illegal immigrants legal in one sweep. The spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform Bob Dane voiced his concerns. Dane mentioned that no amount of federal employees would be able to handle background checks for that many immigrants, implying that dangerous people could immediately become legal residents of America.
Despite the preparations by the USCIS, nothing official has been announced by the administration.
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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.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Adelina Pruneda said on September 11 that the agency seeks to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families due to the large number of juveniles crossing the United States-Mexico border, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Pruneda said the agency plans to build a residential detention center in the town of Dilley, which is located around 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. The spokeswoman did not elaborate on the plan, and details concerning costs and the amount of people it could house were not released.
Those opposed to a center like this, however, pointed out that a previous attempt at a family detention center closed in 2009 due to allegations of human rights violations.
There are often many obstacles to successful family immigration to the U.S. The attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, in Austin, however, are part of a skilled legal team who can outline your options for successful immigration. Call our offices at today to learn more.