California residents who are interested in asylum issues may want some more information about the refugee admission process. The U.S. government provides assistance to those who are accepted for admission into the country for asylum.
The news in California has been full of stories about the hundreds of children who have been streaming across the U.S. border in order to try to join relatives already living in the United States. For relatives who are currently living legally in California, the federal government has changed stances and is now preparing to allow children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to seek asylum status.
In our last post, we talked about the growing humanitarian crisis at the border of the United States and Mexico. Tens of thousands of children are being left there after their families sent them to the U.S. with the hope of them crossing the border. Now, this humanitarian crisis has led to an immigration activist and self-outted undocumented immigrant being arrested in a border town.
Immigration detention will remain a hot topic in California and, really, all across the country until definitive and actionable change takes place within the immigration system. Programs like Secure Communities terrorize people who do not have U.S. citizenship, even though they may be good, honest, hardworking people.