Some believe that the Executive Order allowing young undocumented immigrants to continue to live and work in the USA sidestepped the legal process for immigration reform. Recently, a bipartisan think tank made it clear that it was believed that expanding the program would undermine the trust of the American people, and would sidestep the legal process in which immigration reform would be approved by Congress.
There are approximately 400,000 young undocumented immigrants that now have the right to live and work in the U.S., without fear of deportation. Many believe this Deferred Action program should be expanded, while others are adamant in the belief that expanding the program would be harmful, as it would avoid the comprehensive overhaul to the immigration system.
President Obama has said that he will not expand the program. The concern is that immigration reform will not be possible in the current environment in which fights over the budget and the government shutdown are the focus of federal lawmakers.
Although the GOP leaders state that the party is working on several smaller immigration reform bills, the matter of immigration reform continues to be unresolved, and many undocumented immigrants are concerned about their future. While budget fights continue, there is little hope that any changes to the system will be addressed.
There are millions of immigrants living in the USA that face deportation if caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Once taken into custody by ICE, the family can have difficulty finding a relative, and deportation can occur so swiftly that there is no ability to take legal action. If your family member has been taken into custody on an immigration violation, it is important to get a immigration lawyer to get involved immediately – before a deportation takes place. There are several legal actions that could halt the process, and allow your family member to remain in the USA. Contact Robert Brown Immigration Law for immediate assistance in Ohio, North Carolina or Florida.