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More than 1,500 Immigration Laws Proposed in New Jersey, Nationwide

| May 26, 2011 | Immigration Reform |

All 50 states and Puerto Rico introduced 1,538 bills and resolutions about immigrants and refugees in the first quarter of 2011, a 30 percent jump from 2010’s first quarter, the National Conference of State Legislatures reports.New Jersey Immigration Law Attorneys understand the frustration of being born in another country, but legally working and living in the United States and still having to jump through hoops to live a peaceful life. If you feel you have been wronged by immigration laws in Middlesex County or elsewhere, don’t hesitate to call.According to the organization, most states are requiring that participants in state health benefit exchanges be U.S. citizens or lawfully present immigrants. And states continue to restrict nonresidents’ eligibility for driver’s, commercial and trade licenses.Of the bills and resolutions introduced in 2010, 279 related to employment and 267 to law enforcement, amounting to more than 35 percent of the total. Last year during the first quarter, lawmakers introduced 1,180 bills and resolutions. Most applied to employment, but a greater percentage were related to voting last year.Immigration is a hot topic for any lawmaker in Newark or elsewhere throughout the country. But it’s important to fight the law with the law. An experienced immigration attorney in Edison can help you fight the injustices created when unlawful bills are passed and senators overstep their boundaries.Immigrant families have rights. It’s important to know that you can contact this immigration law firm at any time to keep a simple legal issue from spiraling out of control. Sometimes, these laws seem like a good idea to representatives and make the voters happy, but they can make an immigrant’s life unnecessarily difficult. If you are facing deportation from Elizabeth or Edison as a result of a new or old law, consult with an attorney immediately to preserve your rights.The New Jersey immigration attorneys at Lee & Garasia, Attorneys at Law, help individuals throughout New Jersey, including Union, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Bergen counties. Call 732-516-1717 for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights.

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