Immigration, it’s a polarizing word in today’s political landscape. Some have, unfortunately, taken the word and made it their lightning rod, drawing needless criticism to what is, at its core level, just a person’s or family’s desire to live free and prosper, provide for their families and be happy. These basic desires are what unite us. Regardless of religion, country of birth, or ethnic origin, we all want to live, love, work hard, provide for our families, and be happy.
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Policy changes and landmark court cases shift the realistic and political landscapes of immigration constantly. This constant evolution of policy and practice can make even the most basic immigration process rather complex. And the interplay between various governmental agencies tasked with the administration of immigration law makes the process even more involved. You may find yourself in need of an attorney with great experience just to navigate through the basic procedures. Further, if you have any kind of an inadmissibility issue such as criminal history, prior immigration history, back taxes, child support, or anything whatsoever that could possibly be viewed as negative, it may be prudent to contact a seasoned immigration lawyer in Edinburg, TX.
The Trump administration has openly stated it plans to reduce the overall number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States, reducing the number to less than 18,000 people. That’s a shockingly low number, not in keeping with America’s past leadership role in championing the rights of those in need, especially when you consider how many people come to the United States annually seeking refuge from war, persecution, and violence. In addition, the administration intends to reorganize the process for how refuge ‘slots’ are divided and thereby allow asylum and refuge-seeking immigrants to only resettle in the communities and townships that have consented to take them—which introduces even more contentious politics to the issue.
These changes represent a decidedly new and limiting shift in American immigration policies, and this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. And though the refugee program is separate from the asylum program, the current administration has made efforts to restrict both, essentially putting a stranglehold on new immigration as best they can.
Obviously, there are many reasons why people choose to immigrate to the United States, and refuge and asylum are but two. People and families regularly choose to seek a new life in the United States for job opportunities, career changes, to reunite with family already living in the United States, to study/attend university, to travel, etc. And America has, at least in the past, welcomed the influx of new people from rich, diverse lands whose incredible contributions to America make our country the great melting pot that it is.
But today, immigration has become a more difficult sea to navigate, and as such you will need an immigration lawyer in Edinburg, TX who has been down this road a thousand times before. You need an attorney who will walk with you, hand in hand, down that road, and help you find a legal means to achieve your goals, your dreams, and secure your family’s future in the land of your choosing.
If you are considering immigrating to the United States, alone or with your family, contact the law firm that gets results—contact R. Ramirez Attorneys and Counselors. Attorney Ramirez is fluent in English and Spanish, and he understands what’s at stake for you and your family—and he cares. Ricardo will put your mind at ease and he’ll work tirelessly to help you achieve your immigration goals.