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The Dangerous Risks of Illegal Immigration

For many people around the world, illegal immigration seems to promise a relief from the miseries that they face. Some take this route for economic reasons and others for political motives. Either way, the path of illegal immigration is fraught with dangers that should be considered before someone decides to break the law of their […]

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3 Conditions to Defer Deportation in the US

Are you at risk of being deported from the United States? You may be eligible for the deferment of an action on deportation orders if you meet the criteria. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum that shall benefit young undocumented individuals who entered the United States in good faith […]

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How Do I Maintain my Permanent Resident Status If I’m outside the US?

How many times have you heard that you may lose your Green Card status if you commit an act that is a ground for deportation?   Sections 237 and 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act are clear on this point. If you committed certain felonies and prohibited acts described in sections 237 and 212, […]

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US Immigration Law update: The DREAM Act fails to pass

Senate blocks The DREAM Act The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) is designed to provide a path for legal status to people who came to the United States illegally as children. It passed through the House of Representatives in November of this year, but did not have the number of […]

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American permanent resident facing deportation to Canada

30-year old crime leads to deportation for Canadian A man born in Canada who moved to the United States as a child is facing deportation to Canada because he stole a tape deck in 1978. Mike Burrows hasn’t been to Canada in 50 years and has no living family or friends in Calgary, where he […]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program Introduced to Help Haitians in the US

Temporary Protected Status Program The United States Department of Homeland Security has introduced a Temporary Protected Status, or TPS program to help Haitians living in the United States. No other significant weather event has impacted Haiti more than the tragic January earthquake, which was the reason for the introduction of the program. The government has also […]

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More Spaces opening up at U.S Immigration Detention Center for those facing Deportation from the US

US Government increases spaces to hold those facing deportation from the US The US Government, in an effort to crack down on illegal immigration in the US, is set to increase the amount of beds at their detention center in Tacoma, Washington from 1000 to 1600. When some are saying that illegal immigration is actually decreasing and considering […]

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Movie "The Visitor" a moving drama about US Immigration Deportation

Movie portrays hardships of US deportation I recommend seeing The Visitor, starring Richard Jenkins who is nominated for an Academy Award for best actor. The Visitor is about a burnt-out college professor and widower who discovers two illegal immigrants living in his vacant New York apartment. Professor Vale, played by Richard Jenkins,  invites the couple–a […]

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Obama's Aunt's Immigration Case Reopened

President Obama’s Aunt was facing deportation Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of President Obama’s late father, was instructed to leave the United States four years ago  when her request for asylum from her native Kenya was rejected Just days before Barack Obama’s election, the Bush administration imposed a  rule called “Fugitive Case File Vetting Prior to Arrest” requiring federal immigrations agents […]

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US Deportation can affect anyone, no matter who you are

US Deportation doesn’t discriminate When deciding to immigrate to a new country, it is vital that all the required laws and procedures are followed.  Even new President-Elect of the United States, Barack Obama, has stated that if his aunt from Kenya has violated any US Immigration laws then she may be subject to deportation from […]

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