Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Upcoming Election May Bring Changes to Immigration Policy

As the 2010 midterm elections await us next week, there are a variety of issues that have taken center stage over the past few months. Everything from witchcraft to questions regarding masculinity to an "aqua buddha" has garnered the attention of both the media and voters. But, beyond such theatrics, there are many policies of consequence and substance that will be affected by who is sent to Washington, D.C. and to Austin with our ballots on November 2. One topic that has proven to be more emotionally charged than most is the call for immigration reform. What will 2011 bring regarding our borders and the lives of those who have already crossed into our country without the government's approval?

Politicians from across the nation have come to Texas to film campaign commercials. In some instances, a candidate will stand at the border and state the need for a fence, either physical or virtual, to stop immigrants from entering our country illegally. Others will face the cameras while looking around the unforgiving landscape of a border area and decry the way in which our fellow humans are treated in their attempt to find a better life for their families. Voters are left to decide whose use of Texas more closely resembles their own beliefs concerning immigration policy.

The attorneys at Bertolino LLP are strong advocates of immigrants' rights. We have offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio ready to assist you with green cards, naturalization, or employment-related issues. We also monitor all of the changing legislation in Washington, D.C. and Austin so that we are best able to represent you with the latest information. If you are in need of some help regarding an immigration issue, please contact us today.

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