Coming to live and work in the United States is a dream that some may feel is falling further and further out of reach. Because of recent changes to U.S. immigration law, denials for all manners of immigrant applications have jumped significantly. Although this can seem disheartening for immigrants, there are still many options for coming to Louisiana.
A journalist in a neighboring state is facing deportation after he was arrested for covering a protest. Although he has lived and worked in the United States for many years, U.S. immigration law could dictate that he return to a country that he says is not safe for him. Louisiana immigrants who are dealing with similar issues may want to take note of the appeals process that the journalist has used to delay deportation thus far.
Coming to the United States is often the first step for immigrants who have a much greater goal in mind -- becoming a citizen. However, wait times for citizenship applications are currently much longer than they used to be. With the process taking up to two years in some areas of the U.S., some people hoping to make Louisiana their permanent home could be in for a significant waiting game.
Separating fact from fiction is not always easy, especially when virtually anyone can post a quick opinion on the internet. Unfortunately, some of the misinformation concerning immigration may make some people feel hesitant to move forward with their dreams of coming to the United States. Here are a few myths that Louisiana hopefuls do not have to worry about.
Potentially facing deportation can be an incredibly overwhelming experience for anyone confronted by this possibility. However, removal from the United States is not always necessary. Under U.S. immigration law, undocumented individuals living in Louisiana have options to avoid removal.