You may have heard stories about immigrants who face deportation after a minor traffic ticket or other encounter with police. This is because criminal convictions have been a justification for officials to deport residents without permanent citizenship status.
Travelers across the country hail Greyhound buses as an affordable and convenient mode of transportation. But lately passengers have been seeing a lot more than scenery on their bus ride.
Removal proceedings, often referred to as deportation, are administrative proceedings used to determine whether or not a foreign national will be expelled from the U.S.
As you may have already heard, President Trump is tough on immigration. From his pledge to build a wall on the shared border with Mexico, to ending the Dreamer program that protects young immigrants from deportation, Trump has made choices that negatively affect immigration. However, one decision that hasn’t received much news coverage is his reversal of Obama’s phasing out of private prisons. This decision will have a significant impact for immigrants.
When temporary protection status (TPS) runs out in 2019, approximately 24,000 Haitians that live in southern Florida face deportation. The Trump administration decided in November of 2017 that Haitians residing in the United States under TPS will have to leave in July 2019 to return to a country still reeling from disasters, political corruption, and disease.
It’s an unfortunate, unlucky situation. You’re in the process of immigrating to the U.S., but your visa sponsor suddenly passes away. On top of the grief you’re experiencing from losing a family member, all of the sudden your immigration status is in jeopardy.