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WASHINGTON – At a Wednesday ceremony in the White House, 25 active duty military became U.S. citizens, while President Barack Obama used the event as a way to talk about immigration reform.
“America’s success demands comprehensive immigration reform,” said the president, adding that a “Dream Act” legislation is still needed in order to help young immigrants obtain permanent residency.
“For just as we remain a nation of laws, we have to remain a nation of immigrants…That’s why we still need a Dream Act to keep talented young people who want to contribute to our society and serve our country,” said Obama.
According to the president, the newly naturalized military members serve as an example of how the American dream “endures for all those…who are willing to work hard, play by the rules and meet their responsibilities.”
Last month, Obama announced a deferred action policy that would cease deporting young illegal immigrants provided they meet certain requirements.
However, in the wake of the president’s plight for immigration reform, the Supreme Court recently allowed a controversial provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law to pass. The provision requires that police check the legal status of those they stop during routine traffic infractions if they suspect the person is an illegal immigrant.
It seems like when immigration reform takes one step forward, it is forced to take three steps back. If you or someone you know needs help obtaining a green card or any other immigration-related matter, contact an immigration lawyer immediately for help.
Immigration attorneys care about your needs and will fight for your rights. They can help you obtain legal status, find a job or even contest criminal charges. Call to schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney near you to get started on you case.
New York, NY- America’s service men and women make unbelievable sacrifices to protect our freedom and interests around the world. And in an effort to show these brave men and women our appreciation for the job they do many programs have been established to get them the assistance they need whether it be medical or legal services.
MAP or Military Assistance Program developed an alliance with The American Immigration Association and the Legal Assistance Office of the U.S. Military to meet the complex immigration issues our military members may face.
The AILA MSP program began in 2008 and offers expert legal immigration advice to military members and their families. The immigration attorneys that participate in MAP are willing to take case on a pro bono basis helping them obtain visas or citizenship for their families or themselves.
The U.S. military is very diverse and many immigrants, both legal and illegal, make sacrifices for the country they love. They are allowed to serve, but do not have legal status. These selfless individuals deserve the support this program provides.
It is difficult to pay for an immigration lawyer on a military salary, but the AILA assistance program gives them the aid they need to obtain work visas, green cards or citizenship for themselves or their family members.
With over 11,000 immigration attorneys participating in the program, any service member who has an immigration issue can get assistance by visiting www.aila.org. You will be connected to an immigration attorney in your area to answer your immigration questions and provide their legal services.