The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently denied entry of a Mexican businesswoman who intended to visit her aging parents in Maryland. According to a story in the Washington Post and other media outlets, the woman who owns a travel agency and rental property business in Mexico with her husband had visited the U.S. frequently yet never overstayed her visa.
Doctors have a Hippocratic Oath to provide medical care to those in need. Hospitals and healthcare facilities here in the U.S. carry that tradition on through a variety of actions, including providing emergency care regardless of immigration status.
If you’re an undocumented immigrant in the U.S., you’ve probably been on edge since Trump took office—announcing targeted action to deport anyone without the requisite permissions to live here. You may have an immigration lawyer on standby. Perhaps you and your family have made a plan of action, in case you’re ever approached by federal authorities. What you may not have prepared for, however, is for immigration officials to text you.
The Supreme Court closes out its session with a ruling on Tuesday, June 26 of one of the most controversial cases before the bench this year. The divided bench ruled 5-4 to uphold President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries, viewing it as a valid exercise of the executive branch’s authority. The court also didn’t view singling out Muslims as religious persecution in the face of national security concerns.
The president signed an executive order on June 20th that has reversed course on separating migrant parents from their children. This is good news for the families seeking a better way of life. However, the abrupt change has left officials scrambling to come up with solutions to reunite families while sorting what “zero tolerance” means in light of the policy shift.
For immigrants who are living in the United States, deportation is an ever-present fear. With anti-immigration sentiment seeming to grow stronger every day, many immigrants are concerned for their futures. The current administration has made numerous changes to immigration policy that makes it easier than ever for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest, detain and deport foreign nationals.
Immigrants often suffer an undeserved reputation in America as being criminal or dangerous. The truth is that many immigrants just want a peaceful life for themselves and their family. However, immigration enforcement has grown increasingly harsh.
Our friends, family and neighbors in Northern California may be facing a major immigration raid from United States Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that ICE officials will likely undertake a major immigration sweep through the Bay Area that could result in over 1,500 arrests.
A recent class action lawsuit has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may not detain teenage immigrant without the use of due process. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Northern California recently won a federal class-action lawsuit that they filed on behalf of immigrant minors who were arrested and unlawfully detained on allegations of gang membership.
The circumstances under which immigrants end up in immigration detention here in the U.S. vary greatly. Immigration arrests can occur in many different situations. A recent Vice News article raises questions as to whether it is becoming more common for immigrants to face such arrests, and rapid deportation, following immigration check-ins.