Facing criminal charges in Louisiana is difficult enough as it is, but add in concerns over immigration status and things can very quickly go downhill. Because of how U.S. immigration law treats criminal charges and convictions, you might even feel as if you are being punished twice. Here is what you need to know about dealing with a criminal conviction as an immigrant.
Immigrating to the United States is a long process filled with paperwork, documents and lots and lots of waiting. Unfortunately, that waiting is only getting worse by the day. Because of several factors -- including a now record government shutdown -- immigration hearings in Louisiana and across the rest of the country are taking longer to get to than ever before.
No one should have to fear violence or death for returning to their home, this is the reality for an untold number of people. While this is an extremely distressing situation, applying for asylum can help those currently in Louisiana or who are hoping to make it their future place of residence. Here is what those planning to apply for asylum should know about the process under U.S. immigration law.
Teaching or conducting research at a Louisiana university can be an exciting prospect for the future. However, professionals who have yet to reach the top of their chosen profession often worry that there is not any room for them in employment immigration. If you are a researcher or professor who is currently excelling in your field, you may be surprised to learn that there is a path to immigration specifically for you.
Being removed from the United States -- also referred to as being deported -- is often a traumatic experience. However, an order of removal is not necessarily the final say on the matter. Under U.S. immigration law, those living in Louisiana might be able to delay or avoid removal altogether.
Louisiana readers know that immigration is a hot topic right now, and potential new changes could make it even more complex. New proposed legislation could pass sometime soon, which could negatively some people waiting to get green cards. Skilled laborers applying for green cards from Iran could be more negatively impacted by this potential new U.S. immigration law than those from other countries.
From delicious food to historical sites, Louisiana has a lot to offer for those planning to visit. While visiting the state from another country might seem quite alluring, the prospect of securing the necessary visas to do so can feel overwhelming. However, under U.S. immigration law, certain individuals may travel to the United States without a visa.
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.
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.