Immigration reform is still a topic of debate in the United States. The president continues to promise reform, and the legislature continues to postpone the debate.

Even so, Fox News reports that Mark Zuckerberg recently called immigration reform “one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time.” He’s right. There is so much pressure on the government that our immigration policies will likely change in the near future.

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That said, there is no way to know exactly what will change, and many new immigrants are left wondering if the changes will affect them. As we wait, it is important to remember that there are many immigrants still going through the current process who need support and assistance as they acclimate to life in the United States.

If you have recently immigrated to Kentucky, we would like to welcome you to our great state. Below, you will find links to a variety of resources for new immigrants. At the O’Brien Law Group, we provide legal help to the immigrant population of Louisville. If you find yourself in need of legal services, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!

Kentucky Has A Large Population Of Immigrants That Grows Every Year

According to the Immigration Policy Center, Kentucky is home to more than 140,000 immigrants, or about 3 percent of the overall population. In the past decade, the percentage has steadily increased from 2 percent in 2000. Our immigrant population excels academically; in fact, the number of immigrants that hold a college degree has increased by nearly 80 percent since 2000.

Moving to a new country can be a difficult and confusing process. Luckily, there are a variety of online resources that can help. First, it is important to understand what to do if you experience an emergency. The U.S. Government set up a Welcome to USA website that outlines various emergency procedures. The site also provides a great deal of general information regarding life in the United States.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created a comprehensive guide for new immigrants that they’ve released in a variety of languages. The guide covers everything from how to get a social security number to a list of federal holidays. If you need to contact the USCIS in your area, you can find information on the Louisville office here.

Understanding Immigration Law Is Often Challenging And Time Consuming

Immigration laws and policies directly affect new immigrants. Whether you are navigating the naturalization process or working to stay I-9 compliant, it is extremely important to keep up on all the requirements placed on immigrants.

If you find yourself confused or you need legal assistance, contact us. At O’Brien Law Group, we offer the immigrant population of Kentucky a variety of legal services that range from criminal defense and deportation defense to assistance with investor and employment visas. To learn more about our services, Call Us At  502-400-7890 Today!

 

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