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Immigration numbers show no increase in California

Census data is now showing lower overall numbers of illegal immigration in this country, effectively ending sustained increases over a period of more than a decade. The peak numbers came in 2007, with 12 million undocumented immigrants entering. Last year, the immigration numbers showed only 11.1 million. California, one of the larger states to host immigrants, also posted either a decline or no change in their numbers.

California has high immigration numbers; Is there room for more?

The topic of immigration has lately been a hotbed of controversy from both sides of the political spectrum. While both political parties have differing opinions about the topic, one thing remains certain. The United States may be friendly to legal immigrants, but other countries far surpass this country in immigration when the numbers are looked at as a percentage of the total population.

Immigration snag keeping California couple apart

Sometimes couples who have been together for many years are separated by mishaps in the immigration process. Such is the case for a foreign woman who married a man in the U.S. She traveled home to fix her immigration problems and got stuck there, unable to return to her husband. Couples in San Diego may be able to relate to their plight, because it appears to be an increasingly common issue.

Border Patrol refused to look for missing immigrant, family may sue

A man who had been living in California for over 20 years died after unsuccessfully trying to reenter the United States from Mexico. His family is now considering a lawsuit against immigration authorities after they allegedly failed to search for the man until five days after being notified that he was missing. A friend had asked the victim to take over their store for a little while because there was an emergency. While he was there, a police officer entered the store and asked for his identity, ostensibly to check his immigration status.

Influx of unaccompanied children baffles immigration officials

California residents might be interested in a recent news story involving immigration and a large influx of children entering the United States. These children come from all over the world in an attempt to reunite with family, escape a violent or abusive home life or to seek a country with a stronger economy. Immigration officials are growing concerned due to the large increase and are said to be stretching their limited resources to care for them.

Immigration report states tough laws do not cause self-deportation

A new report refutes claims that tough immigration laws in certain states cause immigrants to leave the United States and return home. Those who are in the country illegally, whether in California or elsewhere, tend not to head home even when harsh laws are passed, instead choosing to either move where the laws are friendlier or even stay where they are in spite of them.

Immigration process affects children of deported parents

Children of undocumented immigrants living in San Diego can sometimes become lost in the system when their parents are detained or deported. Foreign-born parents of children born in the United States sometimes opt to take their children with them, but many times the children are left with relatives. Occasionally, when parents are deported back to their countries quickly, children can unfortunately wind up in foster care when relatives cannot be located.

California immigrant given humanitarian visa to continue dialysis

A Mexican citizen living in California was deported in November. The man was undergoing dialysis treatment at the time the deportation and removal proceedings were underway. He has since been successful in obtaining a humanitarian visa that allowed him to come back to the United States to receive his treatment.The man lived in Pasadena before being deported to Tijuana, Mexico, last month. Authorities reportedly went to the man's house saying they were looking for someone else. They asked him to step outside so they could inspect his car, but upon exiting the residence the man was arrested by immigration authorities. From that point, deportation and removal proceedings took only six hours.

Deportation defense too late; California man sent to Cambodia

A solid deportation defense came too late for one California man, who found himself put on board of a plane and sent to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in September. Even though the man's citizenship in Cambodia is legal, the man faces hard challenges since he neither knows the language nor has much family there.

California blazes trail for naturalization of 'illegals'

California has blazed the trail in a variety different sectors including immigration, naturalization and acquiring citizenship. Washington D.C.'s announcement not to pursue 'low priority' immigrants for deportation and instead focus on finding and expelling 'illegals' who have been convicted of crimes or pose a threat to national security, was greeted with joy by many illegal immigrants in California.

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