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May 2018 Archives

ICE to begin deportation of immigrant families

Florida readers may be interested to learn that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will soon begin deporting immigrant families who have been ordered to leave the United States according to ICE Interim Director Thomas Homan. Homan made the comments during a House Border Security and Maritime subcommittee hearing on May 22.

Eligibility rules for cancellation of removal from the country

Many immigrants have made homes in Florida, but barriers often block their path to lawful residence. An application known as a cancellation of removal could enable a person to attain a status of lawfully admitted for permanent residence instead of able to be deported. A person can submit this application when confronted by a removal hearing and potentially prevent deportation.

Separating parents and children could violate their rights

As a general rule, federal laws take steps to keep parents and children together whenever possible. However, this is not always the case when it comes to those who are seeking asylum in Florida or elsewhere in the United States. According to Amnesty International USA, authorities within the country should stop separating parents from children during this process. Failure to do so would be a violation of human rights in the group's opinion.

Asylum seekers face ponderous wait times

For some Florida residents, emigration from Central America is a frequent topic of discussion. The iron gate at the border between Mexico and the United States is often the site of excessive wait times for those seeking asylum. Asylum seekers come to the U.S. border from throughout Central America for a variety of reasons. Many of them face domestic abuse or persecution in their home countries serious enough that they are willing to endure an arduous journey north. At the end of that journey, they may face wait times stretching on for days.

Gang threat against young son prompts mother to flee to U.S.

The stories of some immigrants who come to Florida include terror, like the plight of a Honduran mother of two who fled domestic abuse and gang violence in her home country. She braved the 3,000-mile trek to the U.S. border after gang members threatened to kill her 6-year-old son if she did not tell them where her husband was.