Does racial bias impact the immigration system?

Those who are hoping to enter the United States to live and work in Louisiana often find that the process of obtaining the necessary permission to do so is complicated. It can be difficult to know which visa is best, complete the necessary paperwork and take all of the required steps to get approval. An ongoing court case is looking at certain aspects of the immigration system, including visa application, to determine if racism and bias negatively affect certain decisions. 

Challenging a complex and biased system 

This case is being heard by the Supreme Court. It centers around a visa denial for a man married to someone who is already in the United States. Despite meeting the criteria, he was denied the chance to re-enter the country and reunite with his wife. Initially, the denial was not explained to him. 

Eventually, he was able to obtain additional information about why his application was denied. It was learned that, at least in part, his tattoos played a role in the decision, despite being able to prove that his tattoos were not gang-related in any way. In this specific case, he was not able to appeal his denial. Advocates say that this process is in violation of the rights of applicants and that many final decisions may be impacted by racial bias. 

Assistance with the immigration process 

It can be difficult to navigate the process of applying for a visa. Bias, complex requirements and more could all affect the outcome of this effort, and it is beneficial to have guidance at every step. Working with an experienced Louisiana immigration law attorney may be a prudent and effective way to reduce complications and problems along the way.