New data has been released that shows how much more difficult it is for undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation now that Donald Trump is president.
On Sunday night, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, signed a new law that lets police officers ask about immigration status during traffic stops and arrests, and on college campuses, if they suspect that a person could be in the country illegally.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, then you are probably living with a greater sense of anxiety and fear than you were a year ago.
It's too early to know exactly how Donald Trump's presidency and a Republican-controlled Congress will affect immigration policy in the United States.
If a friend or a member of your family has been placed on ICE hold and classified as deportable, then you need to act right away or the person could be permanently removed from the United States. Here are four steps to take now:
As you probably already know, President Barack Obama took executive action in November of last year aimed at helping millions of immigrants stay in the United States legally. The Obama Administration did this by taking two steps:
For anyone in America, facing charges in the criminal justice system is an often frightening experience. For people who are immigrants, the fear is often increased. This is because the consequences can often be severe for immigrants. There are some ways that our Texas neighbors can help to ensure they remain protected as they go through the criminal justice system as an immigrant.
Our readers have often read about immigrants who have had to deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. For people who are being detained by ICE and those who have criminal charges pending, navigating through the court system can be very difficult. When a person has an ICE hold and criminal charges, the difficulty greatly increases. An aggressive defense is necessary for anyone who is dealing with these legal issues in Houston.
If you think that deportation is not a real threat in Texas, think again. Looking at the statistics from 2012 shows that the United States is very willing to deport people over the border, as 409,849 people were removed from the country. This was done by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A new nationwide movement to help immigrants avoid deportation could assist scores of Texas residents in the coming months. The initiative, which has been named Sanctuary 2014, is a program supported by dozens of churches in 12 cities throughout the nation. Those organizations say they will open their doors for illegal immigrants who are currently facing deportation. The program may help many avoid detention while they await a decision in their immigration cases.