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Some in Georgia may be affected by U.S. Immigration Law situation

Some say there have been recent incidents that appear to be matters of discrimination against African immigrants. The U.S. immigration law situations may be affecting some Georgia families. Apparently, the incidents involved nearly 100 immigrants who were repatriated after requesting safe asylum on U.S. soil.

Some reports suggested that the number of men sent back to Africa was only 63. However, immigration advocates claim the amount is much closer to 90. They also say many of the men should never have been singled out to be repatriated back to their native lands because they had already successfully passed interviews that proved their presence in the United States posed no credible fear risks.

Immigration supporters have stated that the nation's court system is biased against black immigrants. Apparently, many of those arriving from places such as Somalia are at a disadvantage when it comes to certain immigration requirements. For instance, current immigration laws require specific identity documents to be presented before asylum can be granted. This appears to be very problematic for those whose governments had no means for issuing such documents.

One man said he even had a sponsor in the United States who was willing to provide him with a place to live. For some unknown reason, the judge still ordered that he be removed from the Florida detention center where he was being held and sent back to the country from which he had fled. One advocate says she received a distress call from the man before he was deported, asking for help for the many African immigrants who were being brought to the same detention center to await deportation. Anyone facing similar problems in Georgia may contact a U.S. immigration law attorney for guidance.

Source: thinkprogress.org, "The Mass Deportation Of Black Immigrants That You Haven't Heard About", Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, July 26, 2016

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