Immigrants in New Jersey and elsewhere often encounter challenges regarding their legal statuses. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers make lots of arrests when they believe people are eligible for deportation. Such arrests cause stress and fear in many families, but a U.S. District Court judge sitting in another state recently handed down a ruling that immigrant families in his particular state are happy about.
In New Jersey and across the country, concern has been raised about the safety and well-being of those being held in ICE custody. Two separate immigration detention facilities in another state reported resident fatalities within the same week. These incidents are raising awareness to an apparent substandard care problem that seems to be occurring in numerous detainment centers in the United States.
Anyone in New Jersey who is concerned about the impact of criminal proceedings on U.S, immigration law cases may be interested in a recent case in another state. The situation involved a man who was twice taken into police custody and twice ordered released by the court. However, on both occasions, instead of releasing the man, jail officials continued to detain him until U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrived to take him into their custody.
Governor Phil Murphy has reportedly made a lot of people happy by agreeing to sign a bill into law. The new law will prompt changes regarding immigration, in particular the ability of an undocumented person to apply for a valid driver's license. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants residing in New Jersey are expected to apply for driving privileges now.
In New Jersey and elsewhere, many immigrants are of Liberian ethnicity. In the past, such people have been ineligible for certain immigration and naturalization programs. While many of them have been living and working in the United States for a long time, they have only been able to do so under Deferred Enforced Deportation statuses.
New Jersey is home to thousands of immigrants. U.S. immigration law is complex, and each immigrant arrives at a U.S. border under his or her own set of unique circumstances. A recent protest was held in another state by women who say that the federal government needs to reform its policies because women and children are not being protected when they are living under custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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.
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.
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.
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.