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Houston Religious Group Joins in Movement to Support Immigration Reform

By The Law Office of Tony E. Parada  Nov. 4, 2013 3:56p

The clergy of a Houston Lutheran church came together with other immigration reform supporters recently in regard to the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (SAFE Act). The group is urging congress to reject the act which has been energetically backed by House Republicans. The act would give broad power to individual states when it comes to immigration laws and their enforcement. The SAFE Act proposes that each state be allowed to develop laws which do not conflict with federal immigration laws but would allow state and local law enforcement greater power in immigration matters. While only federal agencies are currently allowed to act on criminal matters, deportation and related legal issues concerning immigrants, the SAFE Act would allow local authorities to handle immigration offenses as well. Those opposing the bill point out that it could result in unfairly increased penalties or other action against those accused of being in the country without documentation. Immigration reform supporters agree that more needs to be done to reform existing immigration laws and policies but it is hoped that such reform will not disregard human rights issues or bar individuals from a valid path to citizenship. Do you have questions regarding obtaining a visa, green card or citizenship? Get the help of a knowledgeable immigration attorney and make sure you know your legal rights and options.

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