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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.

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.

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.

Finding funds for minor undocumented immigrants

Under the Constitution, a person who has been taken into custody in Florida and throughout the United States has the right to an attorney. If that person cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided. However, this is not the case for those who are going through deportation proceedings. The law considers a deportation case to be a civil matter as opposed to a criminal one.

Deportation of man after 30 years in the country

Florida residents might have heard about the case of a man who was deported to Mexico after living in the United States for 30 years. He was brought to the country by his uncle as a 10-year-old. The man, who lived in Michigan with his American wife and children, had been trying to resolve his immigration status since the couple married in 2002.

How to obtain a stay of removal

If an immigrant living in Florida is selected for removal from the United States, it may be possible to obtain a stay of that action. This may be done automatically if an appeal is filed in a timely manner. If an appeal is made, it will be reviewed by the Board of Immigration Appeals. If a stay is granted, it will be in effect until a final decision can be made on the case.

Efforts begin to keep undocumented student in the U.S.

Florida residents might like to know about one immigration case that is making headlines. A wrong turn around 20 miles east of San Diego meant that a UC Berkeley student and his girlfriend found themselves at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Dec. 30. This was a problem because the 20-year-old student was an undocumented alien who arrived in the U.S. from Colombia on a visa when he was 11-years-old.

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