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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man in another state had taken the proper steps to file a petition for permanent residency based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. He entered the United States well over a decade ago and has raised two sons here, one of whom was born in the U.S. The man and his wife thought that his immigration and naturalization process was going well, especially since his petition for a green card had been accepted. New Jersey residents facing challenges regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will want to pay close attention to this case.
Applying for U.S. citizenship can be a complicated process for New Jersey residents and others. Especially if the applicant has information on his or her record that may cause concern among Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, obstacles may cause significant delays or otherwise impede the immigration and naturalization process. A man in another state thought he was going to improve his lifestyle when he applied for citizenship but instead, has been sitting in detention since January because of the events that unfolded at a Citizenship and Immigration Services center.
Like many New Jersey couples have done in the past, a woman in another state recently attended a Stokes interview. She happens to be a U.S. citizen and had been married to her husband, a Nicaraguan immigrant, for three years when the date for their immigration marriage interview finally arrived. She was confident all would go well because she was prepared to show clear documentation that would substantiate the legitimacy of their marriage. The woman was left feeling completely distraught when the interview not only did not go well, it resulted in immigration detention for her spouse.