SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - The San Diego immigration attorneys at the Golden State Law Group have been helping people who have faced difficult legal problems relating to green cards, visas, deportation, changes in legal status, naturalization, asylum and others for many years. The attorneys at the firm have recently read the results of a Pew Research study that revealed the percentage of Hispanic immigrants who would apply for citizenship if they were allowed to do so, and they would like to help the public become aware of the results of this study.
The study was done by the Pew Research Center and it was published on June 27, 2013. A link to the full report can be found here. The study involved conducting a survey of people of Hispanic descent who were living in the United States, some legally and some illegally. The survey revealed that of the people asked, 93 percent stated that they would like to become American citizens if they were provided with the opportunity to do so. That included 96 percent of the people who were legal permanent residents and 92 percent of the people who were not at the time the questions were asked.
However, the survey further revealed that only 46 percent of Hispanic immigrants who were eligible to pursue citizenship have attempted to do so as compared to 71 percent of immigrants who were not Hispanic. The main reasons that were given for this gap were that it takes years to pursue citizenship and that it can cost thousands of dollars in legal and other fees in order to complete this process and become an American citizen.
"This gap between those of Hispanic origin and others reveals several different problems with our current immigration system," said David Weil of the Golden State Law Group. "Not only is the immigration system confusing and expensive, but those of Hispanic origin also tend to be concerned about their uncertain status. We hope that this is clarified soon for everyone," Weil added.
People of all origins who are currently uncertain with their residency status in the United States are encouraged to read the study that is discussed here and they are additionally encouraged to seek the legal assistance necessary to clarify those statuses.
About the Golden State Law Group
The Golden State Law Group is a team of San Diego immigration lawyers who have been helping clients with several immigration-related issues for several years including helping with their visas, their asylum statuses, deportation defense issues, family integration matters and many others. The firm also provides legal representation for people in need of help with bankruptcy cases and with personal injury matters.