Nicknamed "dreamers," those allowed to stay in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must know exactly what legal rights and obligations they have. This was a program that started under President Barack Obama, and some residents are still protected under its guidelines.
It feels like immigration detention should be a short-term solution while authorities decide how to proceed. In reality, it's often anything but short, leaving people behind bars for years with no idea how their stories will play out.
When you file any type of immigration form, such as an application for a green card, it's very important to do everything correctly. Forms can and will be rejected based on the smallest mistakes.
Would you assume that those who are detained and then deported from the United States would at least be given their belongings back when they were forced to leave? After all, prisoners are given their belongings when released from jail.
As you know, the agricultural industry in America largely depends on migrant workers. Many immigrants from Mexico, Puerto Rico and elsewhere come to the United States to find a better life. Often, they start out in a skilled labor industry, such as agriculture or construction. You also know that you and your family can hope for a better future here, but you might have to work hard to realize your dreams. Unfortunately, many migrants in Louisiana suffer mistreatment from their employers because they can use their workers' fear of deportation or lack of knowledge to exploit them.