It's no secret that noncitizens are facing tough times in the United States right now and that immigrantion and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are taking a hard approach to immigrants whenever there's a question about whether or not something is a deportable offense.
Two Latin American women argue that they each lost their pregnancies after being taken into custody by United States Customs and Border Protection agents since July 2017. In both instances, the women were first detained by border patrol officers, then transferred into the custody of immigrantion and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
If you've gone through the effort to save up money to come to the United States only to arrive and be denied entry, then you may be unclear as to why that occurred.
Sanctuary cities and counties in California and across the nation are struggling with confusion and disarray as they deal with anti-sanctuary measures undertaken by the Trump administration. There are approximately 200 sanctuary jurisdictions in the nation. They, and some jurisdictions that do not have sanctuary policies, risk losing federal funding if they don't comply with administration orders on cooperation between local law enforcement and immigrantion authorities.
Deportation proceedings can be understandably emotional for those that are subject to deportation and removal and for their families. As a result, it is important to understand as much about the process as possible and have trained guidance whenever possible. Individuals subject to deportation and their family members may struggle with what seems like a significant amount of uncertainty during the process and wonder what will happen to them and their children which is why knowledge of the process may provide some measure of help.
It is a very serious and often troubling time for many people working in the United States, including many from the San Diego, California, area. President Donald Trump has made it well known of his intent to crack down on illegal immigrantion. He has already put a limit on yearly refugees, which has already met its yearly quota. He has also made repeated promises to "build the wall" between the United States and Mexico in an effort to limit illegal immigrantion.
Deportation and removal may be significant concerns on the minds of many immigrants and their family members. Deportation refers to the legal process that formally removes a foreign national from the United States for violating immigrantion laws. There are several phases of the deportation and removal process to be familiar with that are presided over by an immigrantion judge. immigrantion judges preside over immigrantion court proceedings, appeals and administrative hearings related to the deportation and removal process.
A former San Diego Union-Tribune reporter recently wrote about an immigrantion flashpoint in northern California. She reports that the case of two undocumented immigrants taken into custody by ICE agents contradicts the stated immigrantion goal of targeting people with criminal records.
Persecution or fear of persecution because of religion, nationality, political beliefs, race or social status are motivations for both groups to cross borders into the United States. Members of the two groups often settle here in San Diego, but there are some important differences between them.
The reason the State of California and many of its cities and counties have passed so-called "sanctuary laws" is a strong belief that immigrantion enforcement and local law enforcement do not mix.