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March 2018 Archives

Deportation defense for detained immigrants

If you're a Florida resident facing potential deportation from the United States, selecting an immigration law attorney can play a major role in bolstering your chances of staying in the country. With significant publicity and attention being dedicated to deportation efforts at the federal level, an immigration lawyer can be critical in helping protect your ability to stay in the country.

Supreme Court to hear immigrant detention case

Florida residents may be aware that the Trump administration is embroiled in a number of legal disputes over some of its more vigorous immigration policies, and many of these cases involve issues that have been raised in parts of the country where authorities refuse to enforce immigration policies they view as draconian. Sanctuary cities and states provide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents with little in the way of cooperation, and the Trump administration is not reluctant to turn to the courts when it believes that this lack of cooperation is hampering efforts to deport individuals.

Attorney General pushes to restrict qualifications for asylum

Florida is home to many immigrants, and some of them achieved legal status because the United States granted them asylum. Asylum allows people whose lives are at risk in their home countries to find sanctuary, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to reduce the ability of people to gain asylum. In addition to urging Congress to tighten the laws, Sessions has exercised his authority over immigration courts and vacated a ruling that would have set a precedent about people's rights to appear before a judge before the government can reject their applications.

Immigrants don't have to be given bond hearings

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. This may be true for those living in Florida or elsewhere in the country as permanent residents. In its ruling, the court ruled that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a mistake when determining that immigrants were entitled to a hearing every six months.

Legal representation in asylum cases

While some people immigrate to Florida for jobs or to join a spouse, others are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries. These conditions may include war, political persecution or social violence. Asylum-seekers often have to navigate a complex maze of laws and regulations.