Attorney Carlos Gamino Talks About Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Immigration Reformby Gamino Law Offices on 03/31/14
Recently, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan visited Franklin as part of a four-day series of meetings, where he took some time to address several important issues, including national defense, the federal budget, taxes, and the ever-hot topic of immigration reform. After discussing military cuts, defensive policies, the national debt, and a “simpler” tax code, the crowd seemed pretty content. However, once the subject of immigration reform was brought up, the mood began to change.
Ryan faced several questions from immigration reform advocates who had arrived in Franklin via a bus that was being used for a national immigration rights tour. One of the advocates expressed her disappointment in the fact that immigration reform legislation still hadn’t been brought up for a vote in the House. Another advocate questioned Ryan on why funding hadn't been made available to support President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to children brought into the United States illegally by their parents.
Ryan addressed the questions, explaining that Congress feel that Obama exceeded his authority with executive orders and so, there is a general reluctance to fund any orders. However, Ryan reiterated his stance on immigration reform and how he supports a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented parents.
The immigration reform debate is nothing new. Of the thousands of immigrants currently calling Wisconsin home, many are facing deportation and are having difficulty obtaining legal status. Anyone who was born in a foreign country and needs help applying for a green card or visa, or who is facing any difficult immigration-related matter, has the right to turn to an immigration attorney in Wisconsin for assistance. Immigration lawyers are well-versed with U.S. Immigration and Customs laws and can protect immigrants from persecution.