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.
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.
Our lead attorney, Mana Yegani, was recently interviewed by the Houston Chronicle for a news report on people who entered the country legally on a visa, and then stayed in the country after the visa had expired.
When he announced that he was running for president last June, Donald Trump did not have kind words to say about undocumented Mexican immigrants.
The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have resulted in a backlash against Syrian refugees. In the days after the attacks, which killed more than 120 people, state governors in the U.S., including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have said that they will not allow Syrian refugees to enter their states.
A sanctuary city is a city in the United States that has policies in place designed to not prosecute undocumented immigrants, either by law or by habit. As Channel 2 Investigates recently reported as part of its series on illegal immigration and crime, many people believe that Houston is one of the sanctuary cities. However, the investigation revealed that's not so.
Since President Obama took executive action in 2012 to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, a few states have been doing what they can to rebel.
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:
Criminal records aren't a good thing for anyone in America. For people who are in the country with a lawful permanent resident status, a visa or a temporary protected status might be shocked to learn that criminal record often places them on the list of people who the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement targets for deportation. This is also true for people who are in the country without legal papers.