There are tens of thousands of immigrants in Florida and the immigrant population is expected to continue to rise over time. Many immigrants in this state and elsewhere encounter challenges regarding their ability to remain in the United States, especially if they are convicted of misdemeanor crimes. Immigrant advocates have long said that U.S. immigration law in in great need of reform; that appears to be why lawmakers in another state have enacted changes to its criminal laws that they believe will have a positive affect on many immigrants.
Most readers in Florida or elsewhere can imagine how distressing it might be to be carrying out typical duties in the workplace only to have law enforcement officers storm through the doors and start arresting people. U.S. immigration law representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently did just that at a telecommunications company in another state. The raid ended with 280 people in the custody of ICE agents.
Immigrants who arrive in Florida to live often have traveled across the United States before choosing a residential location. Many have made their entrances to the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley. In fact, U.S. immigration law officials say the number of migrants passing through this sector has greatly increased in recent months.
On any given day, visitors to Florida might encounter activists protesting one issue or another regarding immigration policies in the United States. In this state and across the country, U.S. immigration law is a controversial topic that often incites heated debate. A protest rally in another state recently caused many immigrant advocates concern when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested a mother and son.
Tens of thousands of immigrants are currently residing in detention facilities in Florida and across the country. U.S. immigration law officials must provide for their temporal needs, including medical care, as needed. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say there are more than 50,000 immigrants detained at this time.
A new film in making its rounds at arts festivals and in cinemas. A Florida man who emigrated to the United States from another country of origin is one of the film's key figures. In it, the man speaks about civil rights violations and dire conditions in one of the state's for-profit immigration detention centers. Many believe it was his participation in the film that prompted U.S. immigration law officers to arrest him, allegedly without cause.
Florida news headlines recently reported that police were searching for a the driver of a car that had allegedly fled the scene of a three-vehicle collision. A man has since been taken into custody. Police say the man is now facing criminal charges as well as U.S. immigration law problems.
A woman who emigrated alongside her mother from Colombia years ago recently spoke about headline news involving famed rapper 21 Savage. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested the music star, and a massive public outcry ensued, which ultimately led to his release. The young woman said the only reason Savage's story as an undocumented immigrant has been in the news is that he is famous, and she says tens of thousands of immigrants like herself and her mother have faced serious U.S. immigration law problems in Florida and beyond with no one to advocate for them.
An immigration detention center in Florida has raised concerns among immigrant advocates. They say U.S. immigration law officials should do more to protect children's best interests. In fact, they say they have reason to believe children at this particular facility are at great risk due to substandard care.
A particular website featured a university in another state. Students enrolled in the school, including many who happened to be immigrants. It has now been disclosed that the school is fake and was set up by U.S. immigration law officials, in particular the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The situation has led to the arrest of a Florida man, who is accused, along with several others, of conspiring to help hundreds of foreign nationals remain in the United States without proper documentation.