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September 2018 Archives

Another chance at asylum possible for some families

Some immigrants in Texas who may have been scheduled for deportation after having their asylum claims denied might get a second change under the order of a federal judge in California. On Sept. 14, the judge ruled that families in which parents had been illegally separated from their children should get a second chance to explain their credible fear of returning to their home countries.

US sidesteps agreement with plans to detain immigrants longer

Since the late 1990s, there has been an agreement in place designed to keep children of immigrants coming into Texas or other states in the least-restrictive setting possible. The so-called Flores agreement, based on a 1997 case, also requires children to be released to family members after 20 days of detention. The Department of Homeland Security is proposing an end to this policy, which could result in children and families being detained longer. Part of the reason for the move is to deter individuals from crossing the border illegally.

3 common reasons for deportation

The United States welcomes close to one million immigrants every year. There is a reason so many people want to come to this country and start new lives. Jobs, economic freedom and social opportunities all attract people who want to create a better life. For many immigrants, though — including those who immigrate legally — deportation looms as a constant threat and fear.

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