Immigration and Marriage Laws are Evolving, Necessitating an Expert Legal Professional

As immigration and marriage reform become a reality, the need for the skilled talents found at the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada are more evident than ever.

Jul 11, 2013, 13:33 ET from Law Offices of Henry A. Posada

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry A. Posada is the immigration attorney Los Angeles' diverse population trusts foremost. As a certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Posada offers expert counsel to his clients in fields like family immigration, waivers, post-conviction relief, defense against removal (deportation) based on criminal history, and advising criminal defense counsel on immigration consequences for their non-citizen clientele. In fact, Mr. Posada is the immigration lawyer Los Angeles turns to first for concerns about residency, naturalization and more. When seeking a business immigration lawyer Los Angeles residents have many to choose from. But in today's volatile political climate, it is wise to go with the best. In Washington, both immigration and same-sex marriage have been hot-button issues in recent months, with significant changes now inevitable. Though these issues may seem largely disparate, both affect the lives of many U.S. immigrants in a number of ways.

Last month the US Senate passed its version of comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate bill calls for an extensive plan to secure the border, but, importantly, it provides a path to legalization and citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. This was a major victory and move forward but is not the end of the fight for immigration reform. The Republican controlled House will now take up the debate and only time will tell what will become of the Senate bill or immigration reform. Though a struggle is anticipated in the House, the one thing we may take solace in is the expectation that conservatives will have to be mindful of the future viability of their party in the electorate if they do not act to support a sensible immigration plan, including a broad legalization program. There is optimism.

In other important immigration news, in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month, U.S. citizens and permanent residents can begin to file immigrant visa petitions for their same-sex foreign spouses without delay. For same-sex couples, this means they are free to marry in states that allow it, such as California. In a recent press release, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will immediately begin to review family-based immigrant visa petitions that are filed on behalf of same-sex spouses. This is a great development for all who champion civil rights for immigrants. However, the volatility of immigration and marriage laws can create a confusing landscape for many who are new to the U.S. Fortunately, Henry A. Posada is eager to assist all immigrants in making the path towards state-and-national-recognized marriage as simple and beneficial as possible.

With so many changes likely to come soon for aspiring U.S. citizens and those with and without legal status, the expertise of Henry A. Posada is more important than ever for immigrants and their families. Although many of the impending changes will likely be positive overall, some could also jeopardize the plans of those who are not prepared with the proper documentation. As the premier attorney for immigrants seeking naturalization and legalization, Mr. Posada is deeply committed to ensuring that the rights of immigrants are respected as they work to make a life for themselves and their families.

The legal path to citizenship and marriage in the U.S. is constantly evolving, and for everyone, it can be nearly impossible to keep up with changes. Fortunately, the team at the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada has garnered exceptional skills in assisting and shepherding clients through the complex immigration process with patience, expertise and compassion. If you or a loved one is in need of counsel regarding the complex field of immigration law, contact the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada by calling (562) 904-9080 or online at Free initial consultations with their English and Spanish-speaking legal experts are available.

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