A recently released infographic indicates that only a small portion of new deportation filings, less than 15%, are based on alleged criminal activity. And, the rate at which non-criminal immigrants have been arrested for immigration violations has risen each year since 2010, indicating that the federal government is stepping up enforcement of immigration violations, even for otherwise law abiding individuals. In related news, President Obama recently stated that immigration reform would become his top priority once the fiscal crisis is over. With the announcement of a debt deal to end the federal government shutdown, reform may be just on the horizon. Now is the time to consult an immigration attorney about your needs and options. While immigration reform may lead to new possibilities, the options currently available to you may be closed. To make an informed decision, you need to be aware of your choices. To schedule a free consultation with an immigration attorney, call Johnstone Adams at (251) 432-7682 or toll-free at (866) 732-3267, or visit our Website.