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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. 

The matter grows confusing when the cases of immigrants from some Asian countries like Vietnam are considered. Though immigrants that are undocumented have a higher chance of being deported due to recent changes in U.S. immigration law,  some countries are asking the United States to honor an old agreement. After the Vietnam War, it took many years for the United States to restore diplomatic relations with some of the Asian nations. 

When the parties did manage to restore relations, it was agreed upon that immigrants from some countries had likely arrived as refugees of the war, and would be allowed to remain in this country no matter what their immigration status. Though some of the countries agreed that immigrants who had committed very serious crimes could be deported, they oppose the removal of thousands of other detainees. Some of these people remain in custody as officials attempt to resolve the matter. 

If a New York family is concerned that a detainees will have trouble facing the court process alone, an experienced attorney can help. An attorney may be able to educate a client on the ins and outs of U.S. immigration law, and can help a client prepare for court. Though the legal process may appear overwhelming and confusing, a knowledgeable attorney can sometimes help ensure the process is streamlined and timely, while helping families stay together without fear of the unknown. 

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