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US Immigration Cases are on the Rise

Recently the Department of Justice released stats that told a sad story. This story was that the U.S. Immigration Court has seen more cases in the first half of 2017 than they did during the entire 2016 year.

Take for example this outrageous case. In 2014, a Guatemalan immigrant and his son crossed to the United States through Mexico. They entered the United States under the asylum process, even though the father had been previously deported. The father, was picked up by police for a misdemeanor crime unrelated to his immigration case, the misdemeanor charge has been dismissed. However, due to his father’s deportation the son, who is only 15 years old is now a ward of the DHHS and the court is trying to determine where he should live. Since his father’s deportation he has stayed with a friend of his father and his uncle. It will be up to the court to decide where his long term placement will be.

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