The status of immigration in the United States is constantly changing, and this applies to deportation efforts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is stretched thin all across the country as the agency focuses more resources on border protection.

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In many cases, this means that ICE agents aren’t able to follow up on all the tips they receive for undocumented immigrants. However, that doesn’t mean immigrants in Louisville aren’t still receiving notices to appear for deportation hearings.

We’ve compiled the most recent deportation news below to keep you informed about the current state of the deportation process and to give you an idea about how it will change in the near future. At O’Brien Law Group, we are dedicated to helping Louisville immigrants fight removal. If you are interested in arranging a consultation with an experienced deportation lawyer, please call us at 502-400-7890.

The White House Proposes an Expansion to the Refugee Program

To address the specific problem of unaccompanied minors, President Obama suggests that the United States should offer 1,750 additional refugee statuses to young Hondurans. The proposal has been met with mixed reviews.

The Wire reports that Americans are evenly split when it comes to the issue of deportation. Approximately half of those polled support speeding up the deportation process, whereas the other half supports a path to legal residency.

Of course, Obama’s suggestion hasn’t been taken well by Republican legislators. According to US News & World Report, the White House fully expects an impeachment effort from the Republican party after the President announced that he intends to circumvent Congress to take action on immigration reform. However, some experts say the President’s actions will force the Republicans to move on immigration reform, even if they decide to impeach.

There Is a Humanitarian Side to the Issue of Deporting Young Children

The Huffington Post reminds us that the children we deport back to Central America will likely face violence upon arrival. The children sought refuge in the United States because they faced the prospect of a growing and powerful gang population.

Deporting the children back almost guarantees they will be inducted into gangs. Even so, members of Congress are working to speed up the process of deporting recent arrivals.

To do so, they will need to change a law that went into effect in 2008. It gave undocumented children the right to apply for refugee status before facing deportation.

The Department of Health and Human Services has also traditionally helped these children find legal representation. However, the flood of new immigrants has changed some people’s mind about the law because it is slowing down an already overtaxed court system.

If you are facing deportation in Louisville, a deportation lawyer can help you plan a defense and look at which programs can help. A request to appear in court doesn’t mean that you will automatically be deported. To arrange a meeting with a deportation lawyer, call us today at 502-400-7890..

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