Baby Steps To Immigration Reform

Baby Steps To Immigration Reform - Obama Address issue at State of Union Address.
President Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday night.
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The division between Democrats and Republicans over citizenship has caused a delay
on a bipartisan plan to reform immigration laws. During the Senate Judiciary
Committee on Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the
Committee that the reform rest not with deportation but with citizenship for the 11
million undocumented immigrants in this country.

The hearing occurred shortly after President Obama urged Congress to tackle
immigration reform during his State of the Union address.

Despite a plan to implement a comprehensive immigration reform, it is still
necessary for both parties to work out the underlying issues of how to effectively
provide citizenship to undocumented workers.

According to Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-VT, whose goal is a clear pathway to
attainable citizenship, we should expect immigration reform legislation to be
written by the committee within a couple of months and must include citizenship
for the “families who have made the United States their home.”

As a top Atlanta Immigration Attorney for the past 13 years, Amna Shirazi
understands that this is the case with a vast majority of her clients.

With an expertise in Citizenship and Deportation and in anticipation of a
comprehensive immigration reform in the near future, The Shirazi Group is ready to
educate and assist potential beneficiaries of the reform, please feel free to contact us
at your convenience.