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US immigration law changes put U-visa applicants at risk

Being an immigrant in Louisiana and other parts the United States can be a frightening experience at times, especially if a person did not enter the country through proper channels. As a result, if a person suffers as the result of a crime, he or she may feel worried about coming forward. Though U.S. immigration law allows crime victims to qualify for U-visas in special circumstances, their cases may face delays.

Most Americans fail civics test required by US immigration law

As most people know, there are a number of steps that immigrants must complete if they want to become naturalized citizens. Under U.S. immigration law, applicants must pass a civics test as part of the naturalization process. However, while this may be a requirement for those who want to obtain citizenship, the majority of those who are already citizens cannot pass the test.

Processing US immigration law applications taking longer

People can face immigration issues for a number of reasons. Some parties in Louisiana may need to adjust their status or seek to avoid deportation, or they may want to work toward becoming naturalized citizens. In many cases, immigrants want to follow U.S. immigration law in order to reach their desired outcomes in the correct way.

Man seeks sanctuary due to US immigration law issues

The current government shutdown is having far-reaching repercussions. In particular, individuals affected by U.S. immigration law are feeling these impacts as their cases face numerous setbacks. Some Louisiana residents may worry that they could face deportation or other negative outcomes because of the delays in their cases.

Government shutdown causes issues for US immigration law system

Individuals who have immigration cases pending or currently underway often feel a great deal of anticipation. As their hearing dates approach, they may feel a mixture of emotions as they may hope for the best, fear the worst and simply feel relieved that their cases are moving forward. Unfortunately, many individuals working on U.S. immigration law cases in Louisiana and elsewhere may face setbacks.

Trying to resolve US immigration law issues in Louisiana?

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.  

US immigration law often changes and may impact Louisiana spouses

Many married couples in Louisiana earn dual incomes to help them make ends meet. This is true of citizen and non-citizen households. In fact, it is common for immigrant couples who have recently arrived in the United States to encounter financial challenges, necessitating both spouses finding gainful employment. Possible policy changes under U.S. immigration law, however, may complicate matters for spouses who obtained their jobs as H-4 visa holders.

U.S. immigration law: Some immigrants fear it

For those who were born and raised in Louisiana or other U.S. locations, it may be difficult to imagine the fear and stress many immigrants experience when they arrive in the United States. U.S. immigration law is complex and often changes. Navigating the immigration process can be quite daunting, leaving some to question whether they want to brave crossing a border or should simply return to their countries of origin.

US immigration law: Visa change may be good news for Louisiana

Summer in Louisiana, as in many other states, typically includes an influx of tourists and other visitors who have time away from their jobs and regular daily lives. U.S. immigration law allows employers to hire immigrants as seasonal workers when they legally obtain visas through specified work programs. In recent years, however, many U.S. employers say they have come close to ruin due to less visas being made available for those seeking seasonal work in the United States.  

US immigration law makes headlines following high court ruling

Many Louisiana families include one or more immigrants currently facing possible deportation. Some may have already been forced to say goodbye to family members who were deported following criminal convictionsin the United States. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast his vote in a recent decision that tipped the majority to hold that the U.S. immigration law regarding deportations against convicted criminals is unconstitutional because it is vaguely written.  

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