Keeping up with the latest in immigration news is extremely important to immigrants who are currently residing in the United States, as well as for those who are living abroad. The immigration process is extremely involved and can be quite complex if not handled by individual knowledgeable in immigration law. It is not easy to understand all of the rules and regulations which surround the immigration process, nor is it simple to keep up with all of the changes that continue to occur or the progress being made on immigration reform. There are many people who future depends on the outcome of immigration reform. Here is some of the latest in immigration news:
- Recent reports seem to indicate that immigration reform will be excluded from the House GOP agenda this spring, despite continual requests from the Speaker of the House to have the issue addressed. One particular member of the Senate, a Senator from the state of NY, indicated to media outlets that he expected an immigration reform bill to be passed this summer, thus allowing a new immigration bill to be signed into law by the end of the year.
- The review which the President requested Homeland Security do, for the purpose of being able to revise deportation polices so as to make the removal process much more humane, has yet to be completed. As a result of the ongoing reevaluation, there is talk that immigration policies regarding the removal or deportation of illegal immigrants could eventually apply only to those individuals who are repeat criminal offenders. In a recent interview, the DHS Secretary stated we should expect the President to be announcing changes to deportation polices "pretty soon."
- Reuters recently reported that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to "revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants." Earlier attempts by towns in Texas and Pennsylvania to revive similar laws were also struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there are still many immigrants who have been hesitant to sign up for healthcare services as they are afraid of providing information which could end up leading to deportation for themselves or those they love. This has shown to be true despite U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stating that no information gathered for the purpose of obtaining healthcare will be used to assist with immigration enforcement.
- Immigration advocates are fearful that tech companies may end up hindering comprehensive immigration reform in favor of their own efforts to negotiate a legislative deal that would significantly increase the cap on the number of skilled foreign workers which would be allowed to enter the U.S. on H1-B visas every year.
If you or someone you love needs help with an immigration issue, Brown Immigration Law may be able to help. Our lawyers have more than 5 decades of experience with immigration law. We are well-versed on the rules, regulations and government requirements which must be met for individuals to maintain legal status here in the U.S. and we have a long track record for helping people resolve their immigration problems. To get the help you need, contact a North Carolina immigration lawyer at our firm today.