Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- DACA -- has helped immigrants in Louisiana who were brought to the United States as children without documentation. Those who apply for protection and are approved can get work permits, attend school and more. However, the Department of Homeland Security recently announced certain changes to this part of U.S. immigration law.
Being arrested is an overwhelming experience. Like other people who have faced criminal allegations in Louisiana, you are probably worried about your future. However, you have an added concern -- your immigration status. Your legal status in the United States can be revoked if you are convicted of a crime. Here are a few things you will need to understand about criminal convictions and U.S. immigration law.
International students studying at universities in Louisiana were recently faced with a troubling situation regarding their statuses in the United States. The problem was that an immigration policy would have forced some of those students to return to their home countries. Although the policy has since been rescinded, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how these students will navigate the upcoming school year.
Losing a job can be devastating, especially for people who are hard workers and proud of their jobs. But things may be a little more complicated for certain groups of people like immigrants who are working in Louisiana and worried about running afoul of U.S. immigration law. Immigrants who are legally living all across the country are worried about what filing for unemployment means for their future in the United States.
There are a lot of reasons why you might have been denied entry to the United States. Understanding why an immigration official decided you were inadmissible is important for fighting the decision. If you are still hoping to live in Louisiana one day, here are some common grounds of inadmissibility and information about waivers.
It is hard to ignore some of the growing unease around new immigration policies, especially when it comes to health and public benefits. But immigrants in Louisiana who are also worried about the coronavirus can still get related medical help without losing some of their options for the future. The U.S. immigration law rule that limits green cards to only those who have not used government benefits does not apply to immigrants who need care for the COVID-19 virus.
Not every foreign national who travels to the United States does so with the intention of making it their home. Many people choose to visit Louisiana for things like vacation, sightseeing and more. A person who wants to temporarily enter the country for these and other reasons will need to acquire a nonimmigrant visa.
Business and tourism visas are two of the most common ways people visit the United States temporarily. However, some people understandably want to extend their visits to Louisiana. The good news is that U.S. immigration law gives some people the option to stay in the country for longer than their original visas allow.
Louisiana state laws can be pretty confusing, and federal laws are not any easier to understand. This is just one of the reasons that so many people do not understand what rights they have under U.S. immigration law. This can lead to unfortunate outcomes, like even being unlawfully detained.
Some women might find that it is more difficult to get visas than it was in the past. A new U.S. immigration law rule aims to keep out pregnant women who could be planning on giving birth in America. However, it is not exactly clear how immigration officials in Louisiana and elsewhere are going to actually implement this rule.