A former immigration court judge in Memphis notes that immigrants facing deportation often find themselves up against significant odds when it comes to getting a fair shake in the United States legal system.
Whether you've been issued a visa to travel to the United States as a tourist or you've been awarded an employment or residency one, they all have expiration dates. You must either return to your home country or make arrangements to have your privileges extended before they expire on that date.
You came to the United States intending to visit for a short time until you could return home. You thought that you could enjoy some time away from home and still go back when you finished vacation. During your stay, your country became violent and dangerous. You don't think you can go back without putting yourself and your family at risk of serious injury or death.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, remains in place for now. The U.S. Supreme Court, which is one of the primary checks and balances to the White House, declined to hear an appeal by the Trump administration that sought to end DACA.
According to the United States Department of State (DOS), most foreign nationals seeking to visit the U.S. for some type of temporary business purpose or as a tourist for pleasure have to first acquire a visa to do so.
Hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals apply to come to the United States as tourists every year. For many applicants, though, they receive a refusal citing a failure to meet requirements listed in section 214(b) of the U.S.' immigration policy.
The new year holds many possibilities, but not all of them fill Georgia residents or the larger immigrant community with hope and joy. In fact, immigrants all throughout the country may soon see a complicated season of transition if the White House's recently announced plans to revamp the United States' immigration policies go through.
An immigration lawyer is helpful in many ways if you are an immigrant in the United States. It is no exaggeration to say that almost all immigrants in the United States right now live in stress and fear as each week seems to present a new threat from the White House or from law enforcement agencies.
When it comes to immigration matters, it's important to know the differences between the responsibilities of one federal agency versus another. This will allow you to make more informed decisions as to how to deal with them.
The rights of immigrants throughout the country enjoyed a significant win recently. Several federal judges in Chicago and Philadelphia ruled that the Trump administration's orders to cut funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional breathing some life into the fight of many cities and counties who refuse or limit cooperation with the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).