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December 2017 Archives

Plan to separate asylum-seeking families returns

Some people in Florida may have heard of a policy proposed in March by then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to separate families at the border who were applying for asylum. This was viewed as a way to reduce immigration. However, there was a public outcry against the idea, and immigration numbers were also relatively low at the time.

Guardianship plan may be needed for undocumented immigrants

New immigration policies heightening the detention of undocumented immigrants can lead to a new problem: caring for the children of those detained. With more than 5 million children of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the problem could worsen in the coming years. For undocumented persons in the Florida area and elsewhere, some preventive measures may be in order.

How new policy changes could create challenges for asylum seekers

There have been a lot of changes coming from the White House in the past year. We’ve heard about plans to build a wall and bans on immigrants with a certain nationality or religion. There have been a lot of efforts to tighten border security and reduce immigration. One policy change that hasn’t made many headlines, though, is a change that impacts the treatment of asylum seekers in the United States.