No subject is of more debate than the immigration issue in the U.S., agrees many law firms in Salt Lake City Utah. While the state may not have the highest number of illegal immigrants in the U.S., it does struggle with the situation more than might be expected. It was once a common objective of an illegal to remain under the radar, especially during a time when state’s laws were becoming unwelcoming and inflexible towards their illegal status. “There has been an influx of people wishing to achieve their legal status over the last few years,” says Adam Birk, an immigration attorney Utah relies on. While many restaurants and services employ illegal aliens, the time has come where these immigrants are looking towards branching out and finding alternative paths towards U.S. citizenships; not just for their own benefit but also for the benefit of others.
As of now, illegal immigrants are not allowed to serve in the U.S. military. They can operate within the system with proper documentation and under certain restrictions, but they cannot enlist. A small group of undocumented immigrants in Utah want to change that rule. The Salt Lake Dream team, headed by Angelica Rodriguez, aims to reform the rules applying to undocumented citizens. Many like her see the recent U.S. natural disasters as an opportunity to help their home, not just the nation they exist in.
A new bill being introduced to the U.S. Senate may make the Salt Lake Dream’s dream, a reality. If it passes, it will indeed allow undocumented immigrants to serve in the armed forces as soon as they achieve the U.S. provisional status. How it will be put into place and executed will surely be a road with many obstacles, agrees Utah lawyers.
Many officials say they feel that if a person who is a lawful and abiding citizen, wants to serve they should be able to. Others think this may open the floodgate to an impossible to solve modern-day melting pot of confusion. Citizenship doesn’t have to be a difficult achievement with the right attorney Utah offers. The Utah lawyers at our firm, Shumway Van, are familiar with these types of proceedings and are constantly kept abreast of the changing laws surrounding them. To schedule a free consultation with Adam Birk, Esq. contact 801.478.8080. Our offices in Salt Lake City are open from 8 am to 5:30 pm. If your schedule does not permit a within-hours meeting, our team is more than willing to work with you on a time that works best for you.