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An asylum case could easily hinge on the immigration law judge

Many people attempt to enter the country seeking asylum through ports of entry such as New Orleans. They count on the country's immigration law to drive their cases, but that may be a mistake. Instead, it appears that the beliefs of individual judges may be driving whether frightened and vulnerable refugees receive asylum.

Immigration law news: States sue the administration over DACA

The controversy over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program begun by the Obama administration continues to deepen. Last year, the Trump administration attempted to end the program, but when Congress failed to institute a suitable replacement for the immigration law by March 6, the program was allowed to remain in effect, which saved numerous people, including some here in New Orleans, from having to leave the country or find another legal option to remain. Now, seven states filed a lawsuit in federal court to get the program rescinded.

Another immigration law issue heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

It is difficult to read the news here in New Orleans or anywhere else without seeing stories about the current plights of numerous non-U.S. citizens across the country. Some of those stories involve court battles regarding certain immigration law issues, including one on which the U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments. The president's travel ban was the subject, and the high court will reportedly issue its opinion on the case in June.

Vague part of immigration law ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS

It is the job of the United States Supreme Court to interpret the laws of the land. In doing so, the justices are also responsible for determining whether a particular law violates the U.S. Constitution. Recently, the court ruled that a portion of an immigration law relied upon to deport certain immigrants was not specific enough to meet the requirements of the Constitution. This ruling could potentially affect many individuals across the country, including some here in New Orleans.

Immigration law issues: Can ICE access your Facebook page?

Are certain people in the United States being hunted? Recent activities conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement more than likely make numerous people here in New Orleans and across the country who live here without the proper legal documentation feel that way. News articles are full of instances in which ICE performs raids in which people end up sitting in detention centers awaiting their fates under an ever-changing body of immigration law. Now, some of those articles indicate that even Facebook is not a safe place.

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.

What proposed changes in immigration law could mean for America

The United States was built on the blood, sweat and tears of those who risked everything to come here. It may be hard to believe that immigration law as we know it only came about around 1965. Since then, many more people have entered this country and prospered, many of them here in New Orleans. The proposed changes to the current system could have prevented around 57 percent of those who entered the country since that time and 2016 from entering the country.

Immigration law changes may move toward merit-based system

Immigration is an important facet in the lives of many people, including many in Louisiana. They likely came to the United States in hopes of obtaining better lives for themselves and for their children than they faced in their countries of origin. However, due to immigration law changes, they may now fear that their new lives will be substantially disrupted, especially if they face deportation.