One of the hardest parts about being detained as an immigrant, or about having a loved one detained, is not knowing when it is going to end. You may feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, and it can feel frustrating and depressing.
Do you have family members who want to come to the United States? There are a handful of visa categories specifically set up for this purpose, which are distinctly different from other categories, such as those set up for employment-based immigration. It's important to know exactly what visa to request based on your current circumstances and relationship.
Border officials have a lot of power in the United States. They can and do turn many people away each and every day.
No matter how you got to the United States, as long as you have a valid authorization to work, you have to be treated just like all other employees. You cannot be discriminated against in any way. You have the same rights and protections as citizens who have lived their entire lives in the country.