Detention centers are supposed to provide immigrants with everything they need while they are being detained. They may not be free to go, but they still do have basic human rights that must be respected.
Some people who end up in immigration detention centers are just children. One young woman recently talked about the time she spent in one around her sixteenth birthday.
In some cases, immigrants who get arrested in the United States have never violated the law in the past. Their first arrest comes at the hands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
When immigrant families get detained, the government holds not just the parents, but the children, too. Often, these children had absolutely nothing to do with the situation and may not even be old enough to fully comprehend what is happening to them.
Receiving a notice from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you will need to go through an immigration interview is stressful and worrisome. You likely will start wondering what it is you've done wrong to result in an interview or if you filed the wrong paperwork to be in the country. Either way, let's take a look at the do's and don'ts of the immigration interview.
There are various reasons why someone might be slated for deportation in New Orleans. One of the most common reasons is that their visa to work, study or visit has expired and it was never renewed. If you are headed for deportation and it's the first time you are experiencing this situation, you are likely worried and scared. So, how do you handle deportation?
During the past few weeks, the main story dominating the news has been the plight of nearly 12,000 immigrant minors held by federal officials in as many as 90 facilities across 15 different states. These children, who range anywhere from a few months old on up to 17, are being held separately from their parents who are awaiting immigration hearings.
When you or a loved one faces deportation in the United States, it can be a stressful and harrowing experience. You likely don't understand why you are being deported. You might also think that the deportation is not justified. Either way, you need to mount a defense immediately so you can prolong your stay in New Orleans. Here are some possible defenses to deportation that you might be able to use in your situation.
It can be a scary situation when you or a loved one is detained by immigration in New Orleans. You just don't know what might happen after being detained. You might wind up getting deported or you could be released. It's a situation that needs to be handled by someone with experience in immigration law. Here's what you should expect if you are ever detained by immigration.
An Illinois senator has accused the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of separating immigrant families unlawfully. A coalition of Democrats has requested an investigation into whether families in immigration custody are being unlawfully separated from their children. At this time, it's unclear if the senator's claims are true, but there have been some reported incidents of this happening.