I am a citizen, a voter and a resident of the U.S. I am also a citizen attorney In Houston who helps people
become U.S. citizens
. I have been concerned about the information available to voters regarding our immigration system for some time.
After hearing recent comments by several politicians seeking state and national offices in the upcoming election, I decided to write this blog post to provide factual information to aid citizens of the country in understanding our immigration system and some of its shortcomings.
We hear a lot of concern about our immigration system and the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States. However, the actual working of our immigration system as it currently stands are rarely discussed.
Our system is complicated and highly technical, so it’s hard to discuss it at all as it can easily get confusing. But it’s also important to have an understanding of how it works, even on a very general level, if you want to be an informed voter.