Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The momentum for a complete overhaul of U.S. immigration law has been building for years. The system is not just bureaucratic; it can be extremely cruel, adding immeasurably to the difficulties for decent and honest newcomers to the U.S.
It is no accident that The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which was proposed but not passed into law, spells out DREAM. Aliens have long dreamed of a streamlining of immigration law that addresses the real issues of security and fairness.
Balancing Security And Amnesty For Americans
We believe that legislation will pass in the next year or so. When it happens, we expect to see reforms along these lines:
- Legalization of people now living in the U.S.
- A pathway to citizenship
- An end to discriminatory treatment
- Border enforcement that is secure but fair
- Support for family reunification
- An efficient way to create and allocate employment visas
When reform comes, we expect to see a traffic jam of families seeking to take advantage of its features. The problem is that there are simply too many immigrants in the U.S. now for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to handle. As a result, the pathway to permanent resident or citizen status may be offered on a pilot basis, effectively rationed to a limited number of families.
Legal Services For Immigrants In And Around Dallas, Texas
At Mark E. Jacobs, P.C., we suggest that you plan now for the day reform arrives. Meet with attorney Mark Jacobs to describe the issues most important to you and have your documents drawn up and ready to file. Mark will help you to be ready to take immediate advantage of the new law.
While you wait for comprehensive immigration reform, take advantage of rules already on the books. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a wonderful opportunity for young people to come out of the shadows and be legal. Ask Mark E. Jacobs about DACA, for yourself or your child.