Once upon a time, an 8-year-old boy was brought across United States borders to live. As many Louisiana residents can relate, the situation did not affect his life much at that age, but as time went on and he became a young man, things changed due to U.S. immigration law and his undocumented status. In fact, he often lived in fear of deportation and says he was not eligible for many of the opportunities his high school classmates often pursued.
One thing that is always certain in life is change; some changes are planned, others are quite unexpected and often significantly impact certain people's lives. Louisiana immigrants may be among others in the nation who are currently worried about possible changes that may occur in US Immigration Law if the RAISE Act passes. Some say the RAISE Act would change the entire face of immigration in the United States.
An immigrant family in another state recently bid a tearful goodbye to one of its members. The father/husband in the family has been living, working and paying taxes) in the United States for many years. However, under new crackdowns in U.S. immigration law enforcement, undocumented immigrants in Louisiana and elsewhere have reportedly been targeted for deportation.
The police department in a major city outside Louisiana recently weighed in on a particular immigration topic. As many readers are aware, U.S. immigration law changes often and can be difficult to understand. The issue police department spokesman was discussing is of high priority to many immigrants in this state: U visas.
You came to the United States legally, and you want to bring your loved ones as well. You know that the current state of politics makes people more cautious about immigration, so you're worried about taking the steps needed to bring your family here.
When you leave your country of origin and move to a foreign land, it's to be expected that there will be challenges along the way. From learning a new language to assimilating oneself into the culture and customs of another country, immigrants who have trod the path before understand how overwhelming it can be. Even for those whose transitions in Louisiana have been greatly successful, there are often lingering fears that can't be shaken; many immigrants say their biggest worry is immigration detention.