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Immigration advocates say man is happy to have been released

New Jersey is home to many immigrants who fled countries of origin due to imminent danger. Many people in other states, as well, can relate to high levels of stress often associated with seeking asylum at a U.S. border. In such cases, immigration advocates, experienced attorneys and others can provide strong support to those who are seeking asylum or other adjustments of status.

Immigration issues: Man in another state has filed a lawsuit

New Jersey immigrants who are worried about legal status issues may want to follow a case that is currently unfolding in another state. A man there says he believes officials from the Department of Natural Resources have violated his rights by handing him over to immigration officers. The 31-year-old man is from El Salvador. He is currently being held in an immigration detention facility and fears that officials are planning to deport him to his country of origin.

Immigration advocates say ICE is targeting people

Many New Jersey residents arrived to this state from other countries of origin. Not all of them had their paperwork in order when they did so. In fact, some people arrive at U.S. borders after having little to no time to prepare, such as those who suddenly flee their home countries due to violence, poverty or persecution. An immigration incident recently occurred in another state where 19 people were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Immigration: Will detainees have to submit DNA?

Immigrant families in New Jersey and across the country may want to stay updated on a developing story regarding the federal government. More specifically, there may be upcoming changes to U.S. immigration law that include required DNA submission for those being held in detention. Many immigrant advocates have already decried that such a move would invade the privacy of tens of thousands of people.

Immigration detention issues that may affect New Jersey residents

As in most other states, many New Jersey households include members who arrived in the United States from other countries. Families who may not have immediate relatives who are immigrants often have friends or co-workers who do. A group of doctors in another state have taken a stand on immigration detention issues they say are causing devastation among certain groups of people.

Legal problems arise in immigration case that was already closed

Many New Jersey immigrants can attest to experiencing high levels of stress regarding legal status issues. Some have run into problems regarding visa applications or green card interviews. Others, who may have arrived in the United States under more urgent circumstances, may be at risk for removal due to not having proper paperwork. A man in another state says he was carrying immigration documents that proved his particular case had been closed, but a border patrol agent rejected the papers and arrested him anyway.

A woman worried about immigration issues gave birth in a church

Like many other immigrants in New Jersey and beyond, a woman currently residing in another state came to the United States years ago as a teenager. She is now a 36-year-old mother of three. The birth of her youngest child recently took place in a church building. The woman has been living there with her two other children because she is worried about her immigration status.

Immigration issues place activist at risk for removal

New Jersey readers might be among many others across the country who are currently following the case of a man in another state. The central focus of the immigration law matter involves the man's legal status. Immigration officers recently arrested him even though he has lived, worked and been raising a family in this country for more than 25 years.

Immigration detention problems result after police call

When New Jersey police make arrests, issues may arise that prompt intersections between various branches of law. For instance, a man in another state is now facing immigration detention problems after having been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The woman who called police regarding that issue, however, says she is upset because she believes the officer who wrote the report changed her words and that has had a negative effect on her fiance's case.

Immigration: ICE sued in class action claim

In New Jersey and other states, many immigrants reside in detention centers. How they arrived there varies, depending on the individual circumstances surrounding their legal statuses. No matter what prompts Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to arrest a particular immigrant, he or she is supposed to be treated in a civil, not punitive, manner at all times.

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