Blog

Feb
07
Chicago Hispanic Immigrants Can Benefit From Proposed Immigration Reform

Chicago Hispanic Immigrants Can Benefit From Proposed Immigration Reform

Immigration is a topic of great interest and heated discussion across America. Currently, proposed immigration reform is making its way through the U.S. legislature and proponents are hoping to have the new laws passed this spring.

Governmental research has shown that the contributions offered by immigrants will strengthen the U.S. economy in a number of ways such as:

Boosting innovation
Increasing business competitiveness
Providing more highly-educated workers for businesses
Increasing U.S. exports, trade and the gross national product
Creating new companies that provide more jobs
In Chicago, the Latino community is both optimistic and cautious about the proposed changes to immigration laws and is concerned that changes may not come soon enough to help community families. Two major issues must be addressed:

Keeping families together: Deportation is a huge concern for undocumented workers and their families, and legally documented individuals are unable to bring their family members to America. Thousands of people face deportation on a daily basis and tens of thousands languish in detention centers, unable to contact or provide for their family members. Most of the people facing deportation are from Mexico and Central America.
Clear path to citizenship: The citizenship process is very complicated for many individuals, especially when English is not their first language. Although the proposed changes seek to streamline the immigration process, there is a concern that resources will not be sufficient to deal with the numbers of individuals who are legally entitled to stay and work in the U.S.
Proposed changes

The bipartisan effort deals primarily with employment visas and contains a number of proposed changes to the current immigration laws, including the following provisions:

Immigration Innovation Act of 2013: Additional visas will be available for highly educated immigrants through the use of more H-1B visas, student visas, STEM funding, and immigrant visas and green cards.
Startup Visa Act of 2013: Sponsored immigrant entrepreneurs will be granted conditional “startup” visas.
Startup Act 3.0: Foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities will be encouraged to form and develop new businesses.
Legal help is available

If you or a family member needs assistance immigrating to the U.S., seek the help of an experienced immigration lawyer who speaks your language. As the laws change, get counsel from an attorney knowledgeable about the new rules and regulations so you may obtain proper documentation.


Convenient Locations

In order to provide convenience for clients throughout Chicago and Northern Illinois, we have offices in the following locations: 

Chicago • Schaumburg  • Oakbrook • St. Charles • Naperville • And More

Locations

We have office locations throughout the Chicago Area:

Chicago (Downtown)

Schaumburg

Oak Brook

Naperville


All calls are routed through our Downtown office for your convenience.

Phone: 312-967-3159

Locations

We have office locations throughout the Chicago Area:

Chicago (Downtown)

Schaumburg

Oak Brook

Naperville


All calls are routed through our Downtown office for your convenience.

Phone: 312-967-3159

Less
Sign Up for Our NewsletterLess
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Subscribe Here