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Immigration Detention Archives

Finding support if threatened with deportation in North Carolina

It can be very troubling for someone who has built a life in the United States to be faced with a possibility of removal due to immigration issues. In North Carolina and elsewhere, this type of situation occurs time and again. When the person facing deportation has a spouse and children, a potential separation can cause fear, stress and anxiety for all involved.

Some North Carolina immigrants want to avoid deportation

In a recent incident that was transmitted across international airwaves and Internet venues, a 5-year-old girl, born in the United States, made a secret plea for help on behalf of her undocumented immigrant parents. Videos of the child have gone viral. At the time, no one seemed to realize that she was trying to help her mother and father avoid deportation. Most thought she was simply greeting a religious leader who was visiting various states outside North Carolina.

Father and daughter face possible deportation

In a case outside North Carolina, a father and daughter are facing allegations of wrongdoing in connection with marriages reportedly arranged to obtain green cards. The two recently appeared in court in order to have their bond amounts determined. The father, age 65, and the daughter, age 43, have both since been released with bonds met. If convicted, they could face deportation.

Facing a removal notice in North Carolina?

Undocumented immigrants in the United States often face situations that make them feel vulnerable and helpless. Being served with a removal notice is one such circumstance that can be very stressful for you as you have been threatened with deportation and could face being separated from your family. It might be of comfort to know that there is help available from those who can guide you through the process of determining what options might exist in order for you to avoid removal from North Carolina and the United States.

Deportation reversed for mom, daughter

Some North Carolina readers may be aware that federal immigration officials were ordered to locate and arrange for the return of a 34-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter to the United States after being deported to Guatemala. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals found that the deportation occurred without its knowledge. Reportedly, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to properly inform the court of the deportation.

North Carolina lawyers offer immigrants help to avoid deportation

Many men, women and children cross the nation's borders in an effort to escape violence, extreme poverty and crime in their countries of origin. In North Carolina and elsewhere, some undocumented immigrants fear deportation and would benefit from consultation with a legal professional who has experience in immigration and naturalization law. However, for some, such as those being held in detention centers near the country's Southwest border, recent reports indicate that gaining access to attorneys has been difficult.

Investigators uncover possible marriage fraud ring

A recent case outside the state of North Carolina resulted in federal criminal charges being brought against a group of people. The suspected marriage fraud ring apparently involved undocumented immigrants who allegedly paid money in order to enter into fraudulent marriages. The purpose of the false marriages is said to be an attempt to evade regulations concerning legal statuses and entrance into the United States.

North Carolina immigrant charged with multiple felony crimes

A family of Myanmar refugees living in a quiet North Carolina immigrant community became the recent victim of an unfathomable tragedy. At least three counts of felony crime have been issued against an 18-year-old foreign-born male who is suspected of murdering several members of the family. Residents of the small immigrant community have expressed their shock, confusion and sorrow over the recent horror.

Federal judge angry over deportation issues, sanctions possible

Many North Carolina immigrants, as well as those in other states, are undocumented adults who were brought to the United States in infancy or early childhood. They grew up in America, attended American schools and are now adults who are making a living and contributing to the nation's economy. Recently, the debate over deportation reprieves for childhood immigrants has created a controversy that led to a federal judge threatening sanctions against the Obama administration.

Graduates and professionals want to avoid deportation

New legislation may possibly affect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, were educated in the United States and achieved professional accomplishments in America. Some now fear that they will face a battle to avoid deportation. Many in North Carolina and beyond have college degrees, high-earning careers and a full command of the English language; however, they do not have a green card.