Moving to the U.S. comes with numerous challenges, no matter your age or nationality. Whether it was your intention all along or you came to the decision after years of living here, you may choose to start the journey to become an American citizen.
If you fear deportation, it is important to know the reasons that immigration authorities may deport you. Even if you have a green card or visa, you may be subject to removal under certain circumstances. The current political climate surrounding immigration may make you more afraid that you will be deported.
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.
Despite making great sacrifices for our country, former U.S. service members can still face deportation. In an interesting recent case, one former Marine regained his permanent residency and will now reunite with his family.
You have probably heard about the Trump administration travel ban in the news a lot this year. In January 2017, the administration implemented the ban but has faced several hurdles since then. There has been a halt on the ban multiple times, and the restrictions on travel have undergone several changes.
This month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services begin a new application process for anyone seeking to change their work visa to an employment-based green card. Under the Obama administration, USCIS performed interviews on an “as needed basis.” Now, everyone will do one.