Deportation is a harsh reality for many immigrants residing in the United States. Although popular opinion supports the reform of U.S. immigration policies, it seems that those facing deportation should not expect major legislative changes for at least another year.

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In 2014 alone, more than 80,000 people have been ordered to deport from the United States. Many, however, choose to fight—either through a form of passive resistance or by simply not reporting to authorities.

If you are facing an issue pertaining to immigration or have been threatened with deportation, contact a Louisville deportation lawyer right away. The O’Brien Law Group can assist you on all matters regarding deportation and immigration law, and Rob O’Brien, our lead immigration attorney, has more than 14 years of experience in this field. Call us today on 502-400-7890 to arrange a consultation regarding your specific deportation issue.

Immigrant Hides in Church to Avoid Deportation

A man who has hidden in an American church for more than a week in order to avoid being deported has earned widespread support, according to a report by Kentucky.com. The man, a 35-year-old from El Salvador, came to the United States more than 20 years ago.

He is now facing deportation due to an old drug conviction and a previous deportation. Despite these charges, he disputes the allegations and has claimed innocence on the drug-dealing case, citing fabricated evidence being used to convict him. He also has two U.S. citizen children, which further complicates the issue.

While the man has been gaining support from a variety of people across the country, more evidence of his past has come to the fore, including his illegal re-entry into the United States after his first deportation. He also has a recent DUI charge leveled against him. Still, he has vowed to fight the deportation charges in order to remain in the United States.

Many New Immigrant Families Not Coming Forward

A report by the Associated Press published on Kentucky.com claims that most new immigrant families in the United States are failing to report to authorities. This report follows the U.S. government ordering more than 10,000 illegal immigrants to come forward.

According to Homeland Security, those who failed to report to authorities face deportation. Despite this threat, an estimated 70 percent of these 10,000 immigrants never reported.

This story comes as pressure mounts on state and national governments to resolve many of the issues pertaining to immigration and illegal immigrants. While many immigrants facing deportation feel hopeless, there are a number of legal options for remaining in the United States.

If you are fighting deportation or trying to move to the United States legally, the O’Brien Law Group is the best place to start. We are based in Louisville, Kentucky, and Mr. O’Brien handles a range of cases related to immigration law. Call us today at 502-400-7890 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with an immigration attorney..

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