Louisiana is slowly becoming the prime location for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to send its detainees. Currently, there are an estimated 8,000 out of a total of 48,000 immigrants that are being detained in Louisiana.The federal agency has signed several agreements that have allowed ICE officials to convert former prisons into detention facilities during the last year alone.
You feel nervous when you talk to immigration officials. You often like to cover your nervousness with humor. Should you make jokes while talking to them and try to lighten the mood?
The unfortunate reality in the United States is that even minor, unintentional mistakes, if they break the law, can lead to extensive detention for those entering the country from elsewhere. You may feel like your situation is easily explainable and should not be a big deal, but the authorities could feel very different.
With the current state of immigration in the United States, immigrants may feel that they face discrimination issues in many areas. This can impact their ability to get a job, find a place to live, integrate into society and much more. In some cases, discrimination could even lead to arrest and incarceration.
If you or a loved one have been detained as an immigrant, it is likely to be an upsetting situation in which you feel powerless to do anything. Immigrants who have not yet proven their right to reside in the US risk being detained by law enforcement so that their immigration status can be reviewed.
President Trump has taken a hard-line approach to deal with illegal immigration since he first came into office a few years ago. This has resulted in an uptick in detentions of would-be residents and citizens. While many news outlets and lawmakers alike have called attention to the plight of these immigrants, very little has been said about how long that they generally remain locked up.
It might seem impossible that U.S. citizens, including people born in this country, could be detained by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP). However, it's happened at airports and border crossings in the U.S. and even aboard a domestic flight.
Citizens who get arrested in the United States can often post bail in order to get out of jail. They then have to return for a court date, but they can spend the time waiting at home, rather than behind bars. This is a very common practice for most non-violent crimes.
In a heartbreaking testimony, a young mother explained why she is suing a detention facility after her toddler passed away.
On July 12, 2019, the government did something unusual: It announced that mass raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were about to take place over the weekend.