Georgia residents who are aware of President Obama's recent executive actions may be interested in statements he made during a recent town hall immigration forum. He told attendees that there will be consequences for federal agents who do not follow the new immigration policies. In November, Obama launched two programs aimed at providing work permits for up to five million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally and to halt deportations.
Georgia residents are likely aware that immigration has been a top political issue in the past several years. The issue may spend even more time in the spotlight as thousands of cases have been delayed until 2019. Delaying immigration hearings could result in many people being deported due to issues with dated evidence. Other issues could arise for children who become adults before their parents can become citizens.
The affirmative and the defensive process are the two ways to obtain asylum in the United States. One of the main differences is that the affirmative process is initiated by the defendant while the defensive process begins once an individual is in danger of deportation. Specifically, the individual is in removal proceedings after being stopped at a port or border or apprehended in the United States.
Georgia residents might be interested in learning about what Temporary Protect Status is. In situations where a country has experienced a natural disaster or there is a civil war, the Secretary of Homeland Security may decide to designate that country for Temporary Protected Status.
Georgia residents interested in immigration issues may be interested in the story of one woman who has succeeded in an appeal to the government regarding asylum in the U.S. This appeal may have established a new protected class under U.S. asylum policy.