Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC
One Practice. One Focus. One Passion: Immigration Law.

California family looks forward to immigration reform

A California family is taking a personal interest in the political talks regarding immigration reform. While some of the children in this family were born in Mexico, other children in the family were born in the United States. The parents are considered to be here illegally.

Obviously, the family lives in fear of being separated from each other due to current immigration laws. Some lobbying groups are sympathetic towards their plight while others would have no problems in seeing the parents deported.

This family has now been in the United States for 22 years. There is no indication that they've been accused of any criminal wrongdoing while they have lived here as residents of the United States. And it is likely that the parents have raised their children as American citizens.

In any case, these family members are just a few of 11 million Americans already considered to be illegal immigrants living within our borders. It is hoped that the immigration reform package will allow many of these individuals a pathway to citizenship.

Yet as President Obama noted in a speech regarding these immigration reforms, even if the package is implemented the process will likely remain slow for those seeking citizenship in the United States. These individuals will still need to pass a background check, demonstrate that they will add to America's tax base, and possibly face various penalties concerning their illegal immigration status.

Attorneys is experienced in working with such immigrants can possibly help to expedite the process. These attorneys can help represent immigrants and family members present their story to immigration officials.

Every immigration case is unique, and the individual circumstances of each case need to be brought up and addressed.

Source: CBS Evening News, "Calif. family with 'mixed' immigration status eager for Obama reforms," by Bill Whitaker, Jan. 29, 2013

  • Please visit our California law firm's website for options regarding family immigration issues.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Lawyers Your Can Trust

Our Office Locations

Orange Office
333 City Boulevard West Ste. 1918
Orange, CA 92868

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 714-919-8880
Orange Law Office Map

Sacramento Office
2730 Gateway Oaks Dr. Ste. 110
Sacramento, CA 95833

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 916-643-4657
Sacramento Law Office Map

Riverside Office
3403 Tenth Street Ste. 742
Riverside, CA 92501

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 951-787-0010
Riverside Law Office Map

Salt Lake City Office
675 E 2100 S, Ste. 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 801-594-9999
Salt Lake City Law Office Map

Orem Office
1145 South 800 East
Orem, UT 84097

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 801-594-9999
Map & Directions

San Bruno Office
1001 Bayhill Drive
Ste. 200
San Bruno, CA 94066

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 650-243-0475
Map & Directions

Boise Office
950 W Bannock Street
Ste. 1100
Boise, ID 83702

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 208-391-2020
Fax: 208-485-7969
Map & Directions

Fresno Office
8050 N Palm
Ste. 300
Fresno, CA 93711

Toll Free: 800-352-7034
Phone: 559-490-1490
Fax: 888-448-0638
Map & Directions