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March 2018 Archives

Even those with work visas question their futures

The news is filled with stories questioning the fate of numerous immigrants here in the United States, including many here in New Orleans, whose futures hang in the balance because they entered the country without going through the proper channels. The fact is that other immigrants who entered the country with work visas are wondering about their statuses as well. Even they face challenges remaining in the country at a time when immigration laws are in a state of flux and no definitive solutions have arisen.

Families seeking asylum under immigration law are being separated

Every year, many people come to the United States seeking asylum. Families flee their countries of origin in order to escape atrocities and find safety and freedom. However, when they arrive, whether it be in New Orleans or elsewhere, they could end up separated from their family members. Officials take children from their parents and put them into separate detention centers. Immigration law officials claim the separation is necessary in order to verify parentage and ascertain whether the children are victims of trafficking.

Supreme Court: Immigration law does not include bond hearings

The threat to the freedoms of those here in New Orleans and across the country who are not U.S. citizens seems to increase almost on a daily basis. Hundreds of people find themselves in detention centers as they await the government's decision as to whether they can remain in the country. Some of them spend a significant amount of time in those detention centers without the benefit of a hearing, which some believe to be a violation of their rights under immigration law.

Immigration law news: ICE arrests up last year

People residing here in New Orleans and throughout the country after entering the United States without proper immigration paperwork have much to fear right now. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents search for those without proper documentation and target them for deportation. Under immigration law, ICE can deputize local law enforcement agents to help them in these endeavors.