April 27, 2023, National Day of Action organized by the National Association of Immigration Lawyers (AILA) based in Washington DC

Apr 28, 2023 1910

Attorney Antonietta Brancaccio- Honorary Consul of Italy, was chosen with other 200 lawyers to speak on behalf of immigrants. Divided into teams, they met Senators and Deputies starting from Washington DC and reaching all states. Attorney Brancaccio was assigned to Florida's 21st District where she met with representatives of Republican Congressman Brian Mast.

The meeting took place with the right-hand woman, Dr Isabella Robertson, and Reform Services Officer, Dr. Edward Celays. During the meeting, the attorney discussed issues such as the long waits for visas and the slowness of the proceedings. She also underlined how many immigrants holding temporary visas, including investors, are in a limbo because their visa does not allow them to obtain permanent residency.

She further underlined how these problems have a strong impact on the principle of family unity and the country's economic growth, issues that the conservatives holds dear.

Ms. Brancaccio asked support for the approval of the Jumpstart Act and the American Dream Act. The first she explains would allow the streamlining of a long and unnecessarily articulated bureaucracy. The second would make it possible for many holders of temporary visas to obtain permanent residence. One of the issues discussed was the law requiring dependents of visa holders (children) who have reached the age of 21 to leave the country. Very often brought to the States at a very young age they build a normal life like all adolescents, but the system does not offer guarantees. Many immigrants who contribute positively to the American economy do not get the stability they deserve.

The attorney says to be satisfied with the result obtained. The interlocutors expressed strong interest in the topics addressed and promised to follow up with the Washington DC office.

I am convinced that teamwork will bring positive results and soon we will see changes that will contribute to the improvement of the system. I am grateful to the National Association of Immigration Lawyers for giving me the opportunity to be the voice of millions of immigrants” says attorney Brancaccio.

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