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HOW CAN ICE KEEP DETAINING AND DEPORTING CITIZENS?

A person with legal US citizenship status cannot be deported – yet it happens.  There are numerous cases where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has wrongly detained persons and deported many who were, in fact, lawful US citizens.  Although individual rights can be significantly affected under immigration laws, constitutional legal protections are not guaranteed when…

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Closed signs at the U.S. and Canadian border.

IS THE US BORDER STILL CLOSED TO CANADIANS?

Starting approximately March 2020, the United States and Canada agreed to restrict border crossings for all nonessential travel in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 between the two countries.  Canada’s ban included travel by air, land, and sea.  Interestingly, the US never banned Canadians from flying to the US. On August 9 Canada…

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Afghan woman refugee

UNITED STATES EXPANDS AFGHAN REFUGEE ADMISSIONS AT CRITICAL TIME

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, thousands of refugees are also desperately trying to leave the country.  Since 2009 the US has admitted qualifying Afghan allies and their families under the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program.  The program offers resettlement in the US to Afghans who assisted US military operations and are in danger…

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Sign being held up to Defend DACA

DACA IN LIMBO AFTER FEDERAL JUDGE DECLARES THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by President Obama in 2012.  The program provides legal status for noncitizens who were brought to the US as children and are otherwise without immigration documentation.  DACA status is available to those who meet specific criteria regarding age and entry into the US. DACA recipients,…

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