Local Immigration Attorneys Report Back from Capitol Hill
NEW YORK, NY - AMIR RASOULPOUR and ANGELA TORREGOZA, chapter members of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) traveled to Washington, D.C., and visited Congressional offices to share the contributions of immigrants to our state with members of Congress and explain the impact of the anti-immigrant policies implemented by the Trump administration.
"These new policies are doing serious harm to New York families and businesses. The administration has implemented numerous policies to restrict and slow the pace of legal immigration, rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and increased the use of harsh enforcement tactics, separating families with longstanding ties to the U.S. As part of AILA's National Day of Action, on Thursday, April 12, 2018, our team here at LegalEase.us and other AILA NY chapter members urged Congress to pass much-needed reforms to America's outdated immigration system and to stop the implementation of policies that hurt New York's businesses, families, and communities. We were proud to stand united with colleagues, clients, coalition partners, and other AILA members from around the country, to ask Congress to lead on immigration, to advance real solutions that will benefit all Americans," Angela Torregoza said.
"On April 12, we visited the offices of Congressman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Adriano Espaillat. At each meeting, chapter members shared the experiences of our clients and their employers, showing how immigrants contribute to our community and highlighted ways our laws could be reformed to increase our shared prosperity. We told Congress that our state needs solutions, not more policies that cost taxpayers billions and don't improve our safety or security," noted Amir Rasoulpour. "Eight out of ten Americans support reform - that's an overwhelming majority calling for action," said Mr. Rasoulpour.
"When the best and the brightest from all over the world can come to America, bringing their creativity and innovative spirit and building new industries, that creates jobs and makes life better for all of us. That is why we chose to focus on immigration law and the business needs of immigrants because we believe immigration makes America a better place. There's a lot to be done. Let's start with protecting Dreamers and ensuring our legal immigration system meets the needs of businesses and families," the Rasoulpour Torregoza team concluded.
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