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November 2018 Archives

Man placed in immigration detention after appearing for meeting

Being an immigrant is not easy. Individuals often must leave their homes, loved ones and everything they have ever known behind. However, taking such steps is often necessary, especially when a person's homeland presents serious dangers. Still, coming to the United States does not immediately equal protection, and some individuals could end up in immigration detention.

Confusion surrounding some detainees

The familiar sights and sounds of the approaching holiday season are upon us. Pretty lights and decorations, family dinners, and a flurry of shopping may be things people are looking forward to in the coming weeks. Some New York families are unfortunately facing immigration issues, however, and for detainees, the stress of waiting to hear if they will be deported may feel overwhelming. 

State changes how local police may handle immigration charges

Cold weather is reaching New York, but the weather is not the only "ice" residents will have to deal with. State courts recently made a ruling that will affect how law enforcement handles immigration charges.  Previously, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could ask local police to pick up persons with immigration-related warrants. The new law will change this arrangement. 

2020 census may include citizenship question

Every few years, residents of New York and other states get the opportunity to participate in a national census. The census polls thousands of households across the nation about things like income, taxes, employment and family size. The census typically includes any person living in the United States, whether or not one's citizenship is documented.  The data from the census is used to help lawmakers determine what the needs of the current population may be. 

New scams target those in need of deportation defense

Officials in New York are warning the public that a host of new scams target immigrants. Many of the victims are undocumented immigrants that are attempting to organize a deportation defense. These dangerous new tricks are putting hard-working families at risk, because they are being taken advantage of as they try to ensure they are in compliance with the law. 

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