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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.

Son, father face immigration officers in their driveway

Some immigrants in New Jersey are facing challenges regarding their legal statuses. The immigration process can be complicated and any number of problem issues can arise at any time. For one man and his son in another state, that time just so happened to be when they were in their own vehicle in their driveway.

Immigration and naturalization: When legal obstacles arise

The process through which a foreign national in New Jersey seeks permanent residency can be complicated and stressful in certain circumstances. For instance, the immigration and naturalization process necessitates having documentation showing that the immigrant in question meets all eligibility requirements. If such paperwork is not in good order, legal obstacles can arise.

Immigration issues: How ICE raids may affect New Jersey families

Many New Jersey households include members who are immigrants. The current focus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers may have many residents in this state and others on edge. There has apparently been a tremendous increase in ICE raids of private homes.

Family law: Adjusting to a post-divorce lifestyle

Making the decision to divorce rarely comes easy. Many New Jersey spouses try numerous other options in the hope that they can restore their marital relationships. Those who determine that their marriages are no longer sustainable often encounter many challenges regarding various family law issues, which can make adapting to a new lifestyle difficult.

Would immigration detention laws change if more people visited?

Many people in New Jersey and beyond have decried current U.S. immigration laws, citing a need for vast reform. Immigration detention, in particular, is a hot topic that typically finds those who discuss it on opposing sides, some who advocate for changes in support of immigrants and others who think laws should be even more stringent. Actress Alyssa Milano appears to be part of the former group; in fact, she recently uploaded a post on Twitter to her more than three million followers, encouraging every adult in the United States to visit immigration detention facilities.

Illnesses spreading in immigration detention facilities

When a New Jersey immigrant is placed in detention, there may be a number of factors involved. Regardless of the details, any man, woman or child residing under custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement must be provided due process of law. During detention, basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical attention must be provided. At a facility in another state, there appears to be an increase in the spread of infectious disease, causing many immigrant advocates to question whether health conditions in the center are up to par.

Immigration and naturalization: Benefits for green card holders

When you entered the United States with hopes and goals of building a new life in New Jersey, you may have been both excited and worried. The immigration and naturalization processes can be quite stressful, especially if you have a significant language barrier or have encountered challenges regarding your legal status. Applying for a green card is often a step toward permanent residency or becoming a U.S. citizen.

Immigration and naturalization: Things to know about citizenship

In New Jersey and elsewhere, there are many immigrants whose ultimate goals include becoming citizens of the United States. Pursuing citizenship can be a lengthy and stressful process. However, the more one learns about the system ahead of time, the easier it might be to navigate.

Lack of immigration documentation led to man's legal problems

When an immigrant enters New Jersey or anywhere else in the country, it is always best if he or she first makes sure all paperwork is in order. U.S. immigration laws are quite complex and required documentation for the average person emigrating from another country is extensive. Serious legal problems can arise for immigrants who are undocumented.

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