Changing Immigration Laws & Immigration Reform
The American Immigration System, as it stands today, is, without doubt, one of the most complicated set of immigration laws in the world. Day after day, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys are faced with good, hard-working individuals and families who have been in this country for years, if not decades. Many have worked and paid taxes. Many came into the United States as children – not knowing what was happening. Many entered the United States in fear of returning to their native country. Many entered the United States on a temporary, non-immigrant visa and simply overstayed. Many entered the United States, have married and have one, two, three or more children who are United States Citizens. Those that are often referred to as “illegal aliens” are good people. They are not illegal, as no human being is illegal. We are all created equal — no one is illegal.
Many of those that are in the United States, without documentation, are good people who have become every bit American as the one born on American soil. Finally, something is being done to help those who entered the United States without documentation, while they were children. Immigration bills have been introduced in the United States Congress. President Obama and the White House have expressed support for immigration reform. Some reform polices have already taken effect, such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly referred to as “DACA”), the Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence and the use of discretion when the United States Government is evaluating a certain case for possible deportation proceedings. These are only a few of what is now available to undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Each day, the American Immigratin System is moving steps closer to reform, with the hope of making the more than 11 million, hard-working, caring, dedicated and loving undocumented immigrants, legal in the United States. What will come out of this new push for immigration reform is still unknown. In fact, the programs already available, such as the DACA program, are also filled with unknowns. A small criminal infraction could prevent your admission into the DACA program. A mistake on a form can lead to denials. A failure to submit enough evidence in support of your respective application could lead to a denial. While the phrase “immigration reform” may please many, it is important to know that you still need legal counsel. You need a Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorney to help you navigate through whatever reform comes about, and those programs that have already been made available. There is too much to lose for you to file documents alone. You have too much to lose to submit incorrect information. You have too much to lose if you submit the wrong forms. You have too much to lose if you submit the wrong fees. You have too much to lose in making only one mistake, when consulting with a Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorney could prevent these mistakes and lead to you acquiring a Lawful Permanent Resident Card (the “Green Card”), an Employment Authorization Document (the “EAD”) or the ability to work and legally stay in the United States under some other type of temporary resident status.
Relief may already be here for you. Relief may be on the way. Call Norris McLaughlin & Marcus today for a review of your case and a determination as to whether or not you meet any of the qualifications for the already started immigration reform programs, such as DACA or the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. Call Now. Remember: Do Not Fight Alone. You Have Too Much To Lose.
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