Immigration laws and issues affect countless individuals across the country. Here, you’ll find brief introductions to some of January’s headlining stories surrounding immigration.
Follow the links to view the full news stories if you want to learn more:
- Immigration and civil rights rallies gathered steam in the days leading up to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Many openly showed their dissatisfaction with Trump’s immigration policies, and those at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church were no exception. Protestors are promising to mobilize minority votes during further elections.
- Local police’s role in immigration law enforcement is the subject of a resolution recently voted upon and passed in Iowa City, Iowa. The idea for this resolution came with the discussion of “sanctuary cities” put into place should President Trump continue with mass deportations. While the resolution does not necessarily make Iowa City a sanctuary city, it does solidify the local police’s role for maintaining public safety rather than enforcing federal immigration laws.
- Undocumented immigrant students are receiving legal advice from Harvard Law School. Students attending a seminar were “briefed…on how to navigate immigration issues as Trump transitions to the White House” The Harvard Crimson Undocumented students are advised to set up one-on-one consultations with Harvard’s legal experts this semester to receive personal advice on the subject.
- Cuban immigrants to the United States continued to increase in 2016. Since Obama renewed ties with Cuba in 2014, immigrations have spiked. Recently, the White House announced a renewed policy toward Cuban immigrants. Cuban immigrants were previously treated differently from others, making it easier for them to live in the U.S. and apply for legal citizenship. The new policy makes any Cuban immigrant without a visa subject to removal.
If you or someone you know could be facing deportation or would like to seek a legal life within the United States, the Tampa immigration attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo are here to help. Our team speaks both Spanish and English fluently, and we have the expertise to help you with any immigration proceedings.