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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.

Immigration detention trouble in another state

New Jersey immigrants may want to follow a case that is unfolding in another state. Those who worry about deportation may be particularly concerned to hear that a man was allegedly arrested and placed in immigration detention without cause. A team of attorneys is advocating on his behalf to try to rectify the situation.

Child advocates say immigration detention conditions are inhumane

In New Jersey and elsewhere across the country, minors are often separated from their parents and other family members when they are placed in the custody of U.S. immigration law officers. An immigration detention center in another state is meant to provide temporary shelter for children until their cases are processed. However, several adults who were recently granted tours of the facility say the kids are being held in droves for as long as six months at a time.

Trouble brewing in an immigration detention facility

Many New Jersey residents are immigrants who have been granted permission to live and work in the United States through the asylum process. Immigration laws are complex and it is not uncommon for men and women seeking asylum to encounter challenges in the process. However, a 25-year-old man in another state who sought protection in this country after fleeing gang violence in his country of origin says he never thought he'd have to face perpetual hunger and other problems he's had since being detained.

US military veteran was at risk for deportation

New Jersey veterans often encounter challenges when they return home from deployment overseas. Especially if they've faced combat, the sudden change in circumstances and return to daily living can be a shock to their systems. A U.S. marine in another state served in Afghanistan, but he was totally unprepared for the unfortunate events that unfolded after he came home. Even though he was born in the United States, the man was arrested by immigration officers and threatened with deportation.

Immigration detention, on the rise in New Jersey and beyond

As in most other states, New Jersey has numerous facilities filled to the brim with people accused of committing crimes. In many cases, those accused are immigrants who supposedly violated U.S. immigration law. The problem is that many immigrants say they are not being provided the same legal protections that others who are incarcerated are regularly afforded.

A man in another state facing immigration detention problems

If someone in New Jersey gets arrested, he or she may be held in a county jail until a judge determines the next course of action. However, if that person is actively being sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers for immigration detention issues, things can get messy when the two jurisdictions intersect. This is exactly the type of situation a man in another state is currently facing.  

A year later, father of 3 still facing immigration trouble

The holiday season is often busy for New Jersey families. From shopping for gifts to hosting relatives and friends for parties, many people say they dread this time of year because it is so stressful. Most would agree that there are many families facing more serious problems than deciding what to buy or where to shop; for instance, a family in another state is currently trying to resolve a serious immigration problem.

Son arrested while trying to protect his father re immigration

Many adult sons in New Jersey are protective of their fathers. If a son were to think his father in danger, it would not be uncommon for him to try to protect him. This is what a 19-year-old man in another state says he was doing when immigration officers were trying to force his dad into the back of a van.

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