Gaps in criminal law, as well as systemic discrimination against undocumented immigrants, often leads to serious, violent crimes going unreported by the victims. Immigrants, particularly those who come to the United States without documentation, may feel reticent to report crimes to law enforcement out of fear of deportation.
Louisiana residents who follow immigration news have likely read recent stories about family members being separated when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers show up unannounced at people's homes, workplaces or other locations. Immigration detention is a serious concern for many immigrants in this state and others. Numerous issues can prompt an arrest, such as the expiration of a visa, employment without proper documentation or a failed marriage interview.
A woman in another state says she and her son are both disabled and they heavily rely on the physical, emotional and financial support her husband provides for their family. She is a U.S. citizen, but her husband is not. The couple recently gathered documentation to attend a family immigration interview to prove the legitimacy of their marriage, a process with which many Louisiana immigrants are familiar. It was a meeting they had been awaiting three years.
In July of this year, a young father of two was carrying out his normal duties during his pizza delivery shift. That particular day, his route included a stop to a U.S. army base. The man's life took a sudden turn for the worse when he was arrested and sent to an immigration detention center. Any Louisiana family that includes someone whose legal status is not secure may want to review this case.
If a Louisiana family has a loved one who is currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, it is only natural that family members may worry about their loved one's safety and well-being. After all, some situations result in family members never seeing a loved one again. It is understandable that such situations cause families (even those whose paperwork is in good standing) a lot of stress. A problem that remains ongoing at numerous immigration detention centers is suicide.
When you and your family arrived in Louisiana to live, you likely overcame multiple obstacles as you adapted to life as immigrants. U.S. immigration law is known for being quite complex. It also is prone to frequent changes, so it is critical that you do your best to stay updated because rules that apply to your particular situation may not be the same a month or a year from now.
You want to come to the USA, and to do so, you need to prepare documents for Visa applications. The last thing you want is to make mistakes that cost you the chance to come into the country.