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City rallies behind long-time resident facing deportation

Since 2009, a 36-year-old man has managed a pizza restaurant in Florida, but a deportation order could separate him from his wife and three young daughters. When he reports to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Miramar, his lawyer will request reconsideration of his status, which currently calls for expedited removal from the country. In addition to 90,000 online signatures on a petition asking that he be allowed to stay, many Palm Beach residents have opposed his looming deportation.

Supreme Court strikes down vague law applied to legal residents

Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned an unconstitutionally vague law, legal residents in Florida may have greater access to due process when convicted of crimes. The law in question required the automatic deportation of legal residents found guilty of "crimes of violence."

President Trump angered by immigrant "caravan"

Florida residents may be aware that President Trump took to Twitter recently to vent his ire about what is described as a caravan of at least 200 immigrants from Central America that is currently passing through Mexico on its way to the United States. The immigrants are fleeing violence and unrest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and plan to seek asylum when they reach the U.S. border. Reports indicate that the caravan reached Mexico City on April 9 and its numbers have swelled considerably.

Sessions trying to speed up deportation cases

Florida residents are likely familiar with the hardline stance that has been taken by the Trump administration on immigration. Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, has turned his attention to the immigration courts and speeding up the process of deportation.