On Monday February 16, 2015, a Federal Judge in Texas, Andrew S. Hanen, ordered the temporary injunction or suspension of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration, which had previously been announced on November 20, 2014. This Judge’s decision has now temporarily delayed the filing for benefits with the Department of Homeland Security including Deferred Action status and work authorization for approximately 5,000,000 undocumented immigrants in the U.S. This includes those who planned on filing for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (commonly known as DAPA), which would afford benefits to those who have been in the U.S. continuously for over five years; have U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident children; and who have no disqualifying convictions or otherwise constitute an Immigration Enforcement priority.
This temporary injunction has therefore caused considerable controversy with both the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government and specifically those affected undocumented immigrants. While we are confident that President Obama’s executive order was lawful and that the Federal Judge’s actions will be reversed, we must wait for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to render a decision.
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Immigrating to the United States has become a more complicated process since the events of September 11, 2001.
New federal laws and new government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security have changed the landscape significantly. If you or a family member is interested in working or living in the United States, you likely need help understanding U.S. immigration laws and how to successfully apply for legal status.
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. is a full-service immigration firm, and one of few firms with experience in all aspects of the field from employment and family based petitions to criminal and deportation/removal matters. As active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), we keep abreast of current changes in the law and can give you confidence that your case will be handled by an expert who understands your needs.
Who We Can Help
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. has provided expert legal advice and representation to a wide range of clients seeking entry to the United States for over 30 years. Our clients vary from professional and blue collar workers, to those seeking political asylum. We also provide our services to migrant workers, students, diversity lottery recipients, religious workers, entrepreneurs, family members of current U.S. residents, and foreign or domestic businesses seeking to place employees in the U.S.
We offer you legal advice and representation in all aspects of immigration law including business, employment, family, international adoption, employer sanctions, asylum, deportation/exclusion, naturalization, and criminal law. The Firm also counsels large, multi-national corporations, small companies, and individuals in matters such as: (E visas), (L visas), (H visas), (J waivers), permanent residency issues, national interest waivers, priority worker petitions, and PERM applications.