This month, the topic of immigration reform and the enactment of such policies has remained a major talking point both in the political and social sphere. Here, we will take a look at some of the most important headlines from this month concerning the topic of immigration.
- Back in December, the city of Los Angeles revealed a $10 million dollar fund designed to provide legal help to illegal immigrants; however, whether or not these funds should go to immigrants with criminal records is another story.
- President Trump will soon be signing an executive order designed to prevent immigration fraud and ensure that H1B work visas are only issued to the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants” for jobs in the United States. Here, you’ll find more information about H1B visas and how this executive order could impact immigration in the future.
- According to CBS News, a protected immigrant has been deported back to Mexico. The significance of this event lies in Juan Manuel Montes’s status as a protected immigrant under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program was established in 2012 to protect more than 750,000 immigrants from deportation. Continue reading to learn more about this incident and what it could mean for the future.
- A study released this month shows that illegal immigration numbers have recently fallen below 11 million. This decline has been continuing since roughly 2003 according to The Washington Post.
- According to ABC News, the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased immigration-related arrests by as much as 33% from this time last year.
If you or a family member are looking for help legally living or working in the United States, the Tampa immigration attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo may be able to help. Our bilingual attorneys are ready to help you toward a better life. Contact us today at (813)-998-9529.