Throughout Obama’s presidency, people who support immigration reform have been pressuring the government to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Efforts to pass a law on the issue have repeatedly failed, most recently when The House neglected to discuss a Senate bill before breaking for the holidays. According to CBS News, Hispanics and Asian Americans now say that they would settle for relief from deportation efforts in lieu of a comprehensive reform.


The current administration has been aggressive in their deportation efforts, deporting about 400,000 illegal immigrants each year since 2009. Immigrants worry that, by the time a path to citizenship is established, millions more will be deported who could have benefited from the law. The president has received pressure to utilize the executive power to push the bill through, but he has resisted, stating that he believes that the issue should rest with the legislature.

Until the legislature comes to an agreement on the issue, thousands of immigrants will face deportation each month. At O’Brien Law Group, we are working to help immigrants living in Lexington navigate the current system. We have more than a decade of experience with deportation proceedings, and we will use that experience to help you look for a program or waiver that can keep you in the country. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!

Since The Typhoon, Filipinos Living In The United States Have Begun Rallying For Deportation Relief

The Los Angeles Times reports that undocumented immigrants from the Philippines are worried about deportation now more than ever. Deportation would mean returning to a country that is still recovering from the violent typhoon that destroyed entire cities as it made its way along the coast. Furthermore, many of the immigrants are sending money to help their families who have lost everything, making them the sole providers for their family still living at home.

A campaign has sprung up insisting that the U.S. government grant undocumented Filipinos temporary protected status (TPS), so they can continue to send money to relatives in the Philippines. It is difficult to judge how many immigrants would qualify for TPS, but some estimates place the number at about 300,000.

It wouldn’t be the first time that a group was offered TPS after a natural disaster; Homeland Security granted TPS to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.

At This Point, It Is Impossible To Predict When Or How Immigration Will Be Reformed

The shift in sentiments may make congress debate deportation relief during their next session. Other solutions have been suggested, including a bill that would give undocumented immigrants permanent residency instead of citizenship, which could sway conservative lawmakers who are worried about the strain that the path to citizenship could have on the economy.

If you are facing deportation, then you can’t wait for reform—you need help right now. Whether you are facing deportation because of an expired visa, a change in employment or a criminal charge, we can help you fight to stay in the United States. To learn more about our service, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!




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