Immigration is still a hot topic for many people across the United States—including both immigrants and policymakers. The Migration Policy Institute claims that there are more than 40 million immigrants in the United States. This equates to approximately 13 percent of the total U.S. population.

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Research also shows that the immigrant population increased by nearly 500,000 in recent years. It is clear, therefore, that this is an issue that has an impact on a number of different sectors of the population. As such, new reforms and proposals are receiving more attention.

If you are looking for help with remaining legally in the United States, or if you have queries regarding deportation policies, an experienced Louisville deportation lawyer can help. At the O’Brien Law Group, we offer comprehensive legal representation for all matters pertaining to deportation and immigration, and we are ready to evaluate your case. Call us at 502-400-7890 to arrange an appointment.

Obama Immigration Plan May Protect 5 Million Immigrants

The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama intends to implement new reforms that may shield as many as 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The plan will protect immigrants who have lived in the United States for five years or more, even though they may be undocumented. At the same time, immigrants without criminal records can legally work in the country.

Other parts of the president’s ruling will protect an additional 1 million people from deportation. This is all part of the president’s greater plan to overhaul the country’s immigration enforcement system.

Certain population groups will still not receive protection from deportation including farm workers. At the same time, the 5 million immigrants who will receive protection will not receive the Affordable Care Act subsidies for healthcare. The decision on the healthcare subsidies is likely a political move to preempt a line of attack from opposition.

Deportation Protection Not Likely to Protect Young Immigrants’ Parents

The New York Times reports that President Obama will announce changes to the immigration enforcement system that may have a negative outcome for the parents of young immigrants, or so-called “Dreamers.” Democratic lawmakers and activists have urged the president to include the parents of Dreamers in the special dispensation. However, Obama is expected only to make the ruling to shield parents whose children are U.S. citizens, are legal citizens and do not have a criminal record. The president will have prosecutorial discretion to act on a case-by-case basis to avoid breaking up families.

If you or your family is facing an immigration or deportation crisis, it is important to get advice from a qualified and experienced Louisville immigration attorney. At the O’Brien Law Group, we have experience in all matters pertaining to living and working legally in the United States, and we are ready and waiting to assist you on your specific immigration matters. Call us today at 502-400-7890 to schedule an appointment with an immigration lawyer..

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