Immigration law in the United States has a long history. It is an issue the Founders addressed. One thing has remained certain, however. Immigration is always shaped by the historical, political, and social context of the time. Changes to our federal immigration laws have addressed, among many things, slavery, the influx of Chinese immigrants during Western expansion, the civil rights movement, and the influx of Latino immigrants in the late 20th Century. Immigration, of course, remains a hot button issue and will likely be important in determining our next president, especially with the ever-increasing Latino demographic in swing states.
If you, your family, or friends need assistance navigating the immigration system–whether in Oregon, Colorado, or another US state–please contact us.