User Login    
 + Register
TV Banner
News : Lauren Gray attempting to stay in United States, meeting congressmen in Washington, DC
Posted by Tom on 2012/7/30 9:30:00 (600 reads) News by the same author

Trenton residents Lauren Gray and her mother, Ali, have meetings scheduled on Monday and Tuesday with the staff of five congressmen and three senators in Washington, DC. Those meetings, and those with anyone "willing to listen", are part of ongoing attempts by the Gray's for Lauren to legally remain in the United States when she turns 21 on Wednesday, August 8th. That is when she NO LONGER would qualify as a dependent under her parent's Investor Visa's.

The Gray's, who moved to Trenton from England in 1995, have been on a federal waiting list for Green Card permanent residency status since 2003.

An immigration attorney from Portland, Oregon heard about the Gray's through media reports. Brent Renison has been providing the family with suggestions on what could be sought, while also "briefing" the staffs in the offices that the Gray's will be visiting.

Renison and Congressman Sam Graves have been involved in scheduling meetings. Graves' office is to escort the Gray's to the various offices involved.

Meetings have been scheduled with staff for Congressman Graves, Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, Zoe Lofgren of California, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, Raul Labrador of Idaho, and Senator Mendendez of New Jersey. Three of those Congressmen (Smith, Lofgren, and Chaffetz) are in the House Judiciary Committee, which deals with immigration issues.

Attorney Renison is encouraging the public to contact those people, in addition to others in the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committee's, to show support for Lauren Gray and her family.

Renison explains that, in relation to the Gray's wait for Green Cards, the law requires people to wait until such a card is available before they can apply for it. A change, that would allow people to file BEFORE THAT DATE, is being sought:

Click here to listen to Brent Renison

Renison says he has discussed that request with representatives of the offices that the Gray's are to meet with on Monday and Tuesday:

Click here to listen to Brent Renison

That is immigration lawyer Brent Renison of Portland, Oregon.

Lauren's mother, Ali Gray, spoke with us about the discussion she and her daughter will be having in Washington, DC:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

The Gray's will be attempting to speak with others willing to listen:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

Ali Gray hopes to speak directly to Congressman Graves, Senator Blunt, and Senator McCaskill:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

The woman says Senator Blunt has been helpful:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

Future plans for Lauren Gray will depend on what happens on Monday and Tuesday in Washington. Attorney Renison has encouraged the family to seek a change in Lauren's status temporarily to keep her in the U.S. legally.

If Lauren can stay in the U.S., and work, she has an interview for a dancing job in Branson. She received a Bachelor's degree in dance this spring from Stephens College in Columbia, with a minor in integrated media.

Attorney Renison is attempting to arrange for the family to have legal representation while they are in Washington.

It has not been determined (as of the weekend), whether the Gray's will be able to meet with immigration authorities while they are in Washington, DC.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/8/30 0:20:00 - Lexington Runs Over Trenton, 34-6
2014/8/29 16:07:54 - "Kaleidoscope Run" To Start Homecoming Week At THS
2014/8/29 15:51:13 - Trenton, In Return To Class 2, To Host District 16 Softball Tournament
2014/8/29 15:36:48 - Trenton Golfers Take Fifth Place At Lafayette Tournament
2014/8/29 15:32:52 - Drive One For Your School Event To Raise Money For Three Area School Districts
2014/8/29 15:27:34 - Princeton Chamber To Meet Concerning Cow Palace Repairs
2014/8/29 15:23:47 - NFL Suspends Former Mizzou Standout Aldon Smith For Nine Games
2014/8/29 15:21:23 - KC Chiefs Lose Preseason Finale, 34-14 At Green Bay
2014/8/29 15:00:00 - KC Royals Claim Veteran Jayson Nix Off Waivers
2014/8/29 10:05:43 - Lawson Softball Tips Chillicothe, 3-2
2014/8/29 9:51:45 - Truman State Hoops Coach Leaves For Pro Job
2014/8/29 9:50:00 - CHS Lady Hornet Volleyball Opens Season With Sweep Of Trenton
2014/8/29 9:40:04 - Softball Scoreboard : Gallatin Tips Milan 2-1
2014/8/29 9:22:50 - Savannah Tennis Beats Trenton, 8-1
2014/8/29 7:28:34 - Amber And Jim Shippen Latest Contributors To WMH Foundation
2014/8/29 6:20:30 - Hamilton Resident Life Flighted After Accident South Of Cameron
2014/8/29 5:21:37 - Trenton Downtown Improvement Association Approves Loans For Building Projects
2014/8/29 4:35:36 - Crews In Hazmat Suits Search Springfield Home For Ricin
2014/8/29 4:27:55 - Suspect In 6-Year-Old's Death Charged With First-Degree Murder
2014/8/29 4:23:52 - Missouri Unveils Aid Effort To Ferguson Businesses
2014/8/29 4:19:11 - Cat-Astrophic Revelation Purr-Turbs Hello Kitty Fans
2014/8/29 4:15:39 - 4-Year-Old Expelled Over His Mother's Facebook Post
2014/8/29 4:10:25 - Date Set For Local Recount On "Right To Farm" Issue
2014/8/29 4:03:50 - One Injury In Accident West Of Trenton
2014/8/28 15:01:25 - KC Royals Turning Back Clock To 1974
2014/8/28 14:50:00 - Milan Coaches Shows For Thursday, 8/28/14
2014/8/28 12:50:00 - Chillicothe Hornets Have Dominant Tennis, Golf Performances
2014/8/28 12:32:42 - KC Royals Urge Fans To "Wear Blue" For Rare Sunday Night Game
2014/8/28 12:27:24 - KC Royals Place Top Prospect Starling In Arizona Fall League
2014/8/28 12:21:45 - Brookfield Wins Extra-Inning Showdown With Penney, 3-2



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM