As reforms and extensions come through, thousands march in support and millions are projected to be affected.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
The Rally for Citizenship at the Capitol brought together diverse individuals and groups to support a path towards citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people currently living in the United States - many, if not most of whom have families, work very hard, and pay taxes. O'Donnell Law promotes awareness and understanding of immigration law and immigration reform. Some progress has already been made, but much is still left to do.
Recently, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security extended Temporary Protected Status(TPS) until 2015 for eligible Hondurans. This group ranks first, followed by Guatemalans and Salvadorans respectively, as the group with highest removal (deportation) rates south of Mexico. The extension of TPS is a small win in an up-hill fight; however, registration period is short- as it ends on June 3, 2013.
Taking an advantage of such a short period of time allows some to reach the American dream.Kelly O'Donnell, an immigration lawyer in Virginia, handled cases that saw many Hispanic individuals and families receive favorable outcomes when dealing with the Arlington immigration court. The key is having quality legal representation at an opportune time. As reforms and extensions come through, thousands march in support and millions are projected to be affected.
The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. took a step away from the spotlight on this historic day. O'Donnell Law expects Fairfax County General District Court, among other courts in the area, to work on the traffic and criminal cases of illegal immigrants before handing them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). However, it seems the future might be the legal system working on naturalization cases if an immigration reform bill comes to light. Republicans and Democrats alike are advocating for immigration reform; both parties aim to win over a key demographic for election results.