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When can the U.S. government order an alien to be removed?

We hear a lot these days about deportation, but just what is it and who can be deported? Deportation, which also is known as removal, happens when an immigrant is detained and shipped out of the country. The alien can be deported for violating a criminal or immigration law. Once returned to their home country, the deported person might not ever be able to come back to the United States, even just for a short visit. But before anyone can be removed, they can challenge the government's order.

Report: More immigrant children were taken from their parents

When the current administration began allowing officials to separate immigrant children from their families back in early 2018, it caused an uproar. People could not believe that young kids were being taken away from their parents.

Detaining children can have a serious mental impact

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.

The do's and don'ts of an immigration interview

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.

How do I handle deportation in Louisiana?

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?

Housing immigrants in US detention facilities costs $1 billion

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.

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