The Migration Policy Institute predicts that about 20 percent of all international migrants reside in the United States. The number of immigrants in the country is now approximately 41 million.



This amounts for less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but it still makes immigration a significant topic of discussion for policymakers and activists. As the number of immigrants continues to increase in the United States, politicians who must preserve the country’s sovereignty face mounting pressure.

If you are facing an immigration issue, consulting a deportation lawyer may be the best way to resolve it. At the O’Brien Law Group, we are dedicated to representing the rights of immigrants, whether you are looking to live and work legally in the United States, or are facing imminent deportation. To speak with an expert Louisville immigration lawyer, call us today at 502-400-7890.

Palestinian Woman Guilty of U.S. Citizen Fraud

USA Today reports that a jury has found a Palestinian woman guilty of U.S. citizen fraud. The woman did not disclose during her U.S. citizenship application that she had been convicted in a 1969 Israel bombing.

Prosecutors allegedly accused the woman, Rasmieh Odeh, of being a terrorist who killed Israelis and lying about it on her application form for becoming a U.S. citizen. She currently resides in Chicago and works for the Arab American Action Network. Prosecutors did not charge Odeh with any terrorism crime but rather with immigration violations.

Supporters of Odeh claim she did not receive a fair trial. Many activists believe that this was a political decision based on her support for Palestine rather than for any concrete violation.

Prosecutors believe that the ruling will deter future terrorists from entering the country. Odeh has vowed to appeal the decision.

Judge Orders Immigration Activist’s Release

USA Today reports that a federal judge has allowed the temporary release of an immigrant who tried to avoid deportation by taking refuge in a church. Earlier this week, immigration officials arrested the man on charges of illegal re-entry.

The judge ordered the man’s release until the beginning of his trial in January. He pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared in court.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirm they have lifted their detainer on the man. This means he is able to remain in the United States until his criminal trial commences in January next year. He has lived in America illegally for 19 years and has previous convictions for selling drugs to an undercover police officer.

If you or a member of your family is looking for a Louisville deportation attorney, give the O’Brien Law Group a call. We are a dedicated immigration law firm based in Kentucky, and we are committed to helping United States immigrants gain legal status. To find out more, call us today at 502-400-7890, and let us know what we can do for you..

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