Executive Action on Immigration
Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama spoke words that would change
the course of history for millions. These words bring a hope of restoration
for a system that is broken and inspire dreams in both youth and adults
alike. The President's plans to change our current immigration system
are what many throughout the country have been waiting to hear about for
years, even decades.
At The Modi Law Firm, we are no different. Mr. Obama's plans will pave
the way for our clients to begin living the dream they've always aspired
after and we look forward to helping countless individuals take steps
toward this. Attorney Susham Modi is both a law professor and a
Houston immigration attorney who has dedicated himself to serving immigrants around the world.
What the President's Executive Action Means for You
For many undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States,
every day is filled with fear and questions – will this be the day
I am deported? Mr. Obama's announcement made it clear that many immigrants
no longer have to live like this.
Starting with better border security, the President addressed his intentions
to repair the country's immigration policy. Key aspects included a focus on
deportation of felons, not families, and the ability for eligible immigrants to be
given deferred action. Those eligible to stay in the United States without
fear of deportation must have been in the country since January 1, 2010,
pass a background check, and be willing to pay taxes.
President Obama stressed the need for immigrants to play by the rules in
order for these changes to work. By encouraging these individuals to 'come
out of the shadows' and 'get right with the law,' he has opened
what was once a closed door for undocumented people living in America.
Other notable proposals include:
- Changing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) plan to allow
for the eligibility of more immigrant youth
- Increasing the amount of jobs for immigrants
- Widening the use of provisional waivers
citizenship education and a positive public awareness of lawful residents
In years past, these kinds of changes would have taken years to fully implement.
Not so with the President's immigration vision. He hopes to see these
transformations roll out in the coming months, some coming as soon as
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is already making plans
to prepare for the influx of applications that are sure to flood in when
the changes are officially executed. USCIS hopes to complete every application
by the end of 2016, giving immigrants a bright light at the end of what
has been a very long, dark tunnel.
Call on our Houston immigration lawyer today!
With so many changes being announced at once, it can be a lot to take in
and understand how it relates to
you. The Modi Law Firm is here to answer your questions and make the application
process as seamless as possible. What should be an exciting time can be
easily overcome by stress – we want to make sure that doesn't
happen for you and your
To learn more about what our Houston immigration attorney,
call our firm today. We also offer legal assistance in Spanish.