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June 2015 Archives

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.

Recent event helps immigrants who seek citizenship

In many states, there are immigrants who wish to become U.S. citizens. In a location outside North Carolina, a recent event was hosted by a local city hall in order to raise awareness and help those who wish to pursue the process. Selected staff members were on hand along with an immigration attorney to assist immigrants who want to apply for citizenship.

Seeking permanent residency through an adjustment of status

Those from foreign countries who wish to become permanent residents of the United States must apply for a green card. In North Carolina and beyond, this is typically the first step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. When seeking an adjustment of status, it is sometimes helpful to request guidance from a legal professional who has experience in immigration and naturalization law.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals issue in North Carolina

Some non-citizens in North Carolina face a variety of legal issues pertaining to their statuses or residency in the United States. Under certain criteria, those who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 might be eligible to qualify for various types of relief offered through a federal program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Understanding the rules and regulations can be made easier with the help and guidance of an experienced legal professional. 

2 states outside North Carolina working toward immigration reform

Laws and regulations concerning immigration in North Carolina and other states are typically matters of federal jurisdiction. A recent article discussed two states that are attempting to create their own versions of immigration reform. Leaders from both states have reportedly said that the proposed reform of the federal government has, thus far, failed; therefore, they suggest that individual states be given the power to take matters into their own hands.

Man slated for immigrant deportation claims U.S. citizenship

In 2007, an incident occurred in a state outside North Carolina that resulted in a man being mistakenly deported to Mexico. The man was accused of violating immigration laws and was taken into custody. The immigrant said that he kept telling the officers that he was a citizen of the United States.

Driving privileges and undocumented immigrants in North Carolina

A recent session of the North Carolina House Finance Committee resulted in a heated debate. The issue at hand was whether undocumented immigrants should be granted driving privileges in the state. The chairman stated that the debaters had exceeded their time limit; therefore, the proposed bill would have to be reintroduced for a possible vote at a later date.

Recent North Carolina report suggests immigrants boost economy

The North Carolina Justice Center recently published a report that suggests that residents who hail from foreign lands offer vital contributions to the state's economy. The report indicates that immigrants play a crucial role in adding to the financial power and economic status of the state. The immigrant populace in North Carolina is said to have quintupled in the past two decades.

North Carolina family immigration procedures lead to public rally

The North Carolina governor's Executive Mansion was the scene of a recent rally and public call for action. Family immigration procedures are at the heart of the debate fueled by Governor McCrory's recent participation in a lawsuit against President Obama's executive orders to provide benefits to immigrant families. The crowd recently gathered outside the governor's mansion and expressed their anger toward his challenge of the executive orders.

Some without U.S. citizenship face deportation in North Carolina

Undocumented immigrants in North Carolina sometimes face a number of legal issues pertaining to their statuses. Those without U.S. citizenship might be served with a potential deportation and removal notice. In such cases, it can be beneficial to seek the advice of a legal professional who is experienced in immigration and naturalization law.