President Obama’s recent immigration reforms allow a large portion of foreign-born immigrants living in the United States to apply for certain relief and work permits. A recent poll by Pew Research found that up to 50 percent of respondents did not approve of the president’s executive action while 46 percent did.

Immigrant with the suitcases


According to NBC, there are approximately 41 million immigrants currently living in the United States, more than one-quarter of which come from Mexico. Other key origin countries include China, India and the Philippines.

If you are trying to live and work legally in Kentucky, an experienced Louisville deportation lawyer may be able to assist. The O’Brien Law Group specializes in immigration and deportation cases, and we have helped many individuals and families remain in the country legally. To speak with a lawyer about your specific circumstances, give us a call at 502-400-7890 to schedule an appointment today.

Immigrants Can Begin Submitting Applications Starting Mid-February

NBC reports that the White House has outlined its plans for how it intends moving forward with new immigration reforms. According to the White House, eligible immigrants will soon be able to commence the application process for work permits and deportation relief.

Those applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be the first through the gates. Authorities will then accept applications from parents of American citizens and legal resident children.

The White House is confident that opposition attempts to block the action will not be successful. The president’s chief domestic policy advisor says the reforms are legal and will go ahead. This is in spite of Republican critics who have vowed to challenge the changes head-on.

Mexican President Praises Obama on Reforms

The New York Times reports that Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto praised President Obama for his actions to shield unauthorized immigrants from deportation. The Mexican president met with Obama at the White House as the two continue to strengthen their diplomatic ties between the nations.

Enrique Peña Nieto thanked Obama for his role in the process. At the same time, Obama thanked his Mexican counterpart for spreading the news and requirements of the reforms to Mexican citizens and immigrants. He emphasized that the protection is only for those who have resided in the country for a number of years and that border control with Mexico will be significantly tighter in the coming months.

At least one-quarter of illegal immigrants in the United States originate from Mexico. Supporters of Obama’s reforms claim the new regulations will support residents who provide a strong working-class foundation to many states.

If you are looking for immigration assistance or are facing deportation, it is important to contact a qualified Louisville immigration attorney. At the O’Brien Law Group, we will assist you with all immigration, naturalization and deportation matters. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 502-400-7890, and we will provide you with comprehensive legal assistance specific to your case.



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