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Immigration detention need not always lead to deportation

If a person is living in Louisiana without proper documentation after having emigrated here from another country, it can make for an extremely stressful situation. There is definitely an increased risk for immigration detention in such situations, which causes many people to avoid certain people, places and events. For instance, many undocumented immigrants say they try never to go places where they may be required to show evidence of their legal statuses.

There are any number of reasons a person may be living or working in this or another state without benefit of current proper legal documentation. In some cases, a visa expired and some clerical mishap or other issue is causing a significant delay for renewal. Others arrived in the United States under immediate need when fleeing war-torn nations or extreme poverty and imminent violence.

Thousands of immigrants have come forward to talk about their situations and what it’s like to live in fear that they themselves or their loved ones will be placed in immigration detention centers and forced to leave the United States. Everything from seeking employment to driving a car can become a tremendously frightening experience for someone worried about possible immigration detainment. Many times, knowledge of personal rights, U.S. immigration law and where to turn for support if a problem arises is all that’s needed to overcome a particular obstacle.

When removal is threatened, things often get worse before they can better, however. There have been many horror stories regarding the conditions of immigration detention centers in Louisiana and throughout the nation. Often, the sooner one reaches out for help, the better. One of the best assets to have on hand when dealing with possible removal is an experienced immigration and naturalization law attorney. Shelby Law Firm is fully prepared to help you navigate the removal process or any other situation involving your legal status.