Brothers William and Roberto Isaias from Ecuador were arrested in Miami by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on February 13 this year. After being detained, the two were pending deportation. In immigration court, U.S. Judge Kathleen William ruled that the two brothers were unlawfully detained, and they were granted bail two days later.
If you are following the news at all, you know that the Trump administration and the Obama administration have very different views on immigration and very different immigration policies. With Trump in office, the policies regarding immigrants have become much stricter. One major example is with asylum seekers looking to stay in the United States.
It’s become increasingly difficult to find trustworthy immigration news. Between the entire news industry going mad and the president being the center of some of the most bizarre news stories every day, we are also being flooded with immigration news.
Midterm elections are upon us and that means that immigration reform and immigration policies are once again, front and center in the minds of the American voting public – put there, sometimes involuntarily, by the politicians that want to win votes from constituents who desperately want immigration reforms. Midterm immigration policy is a hot button topic on both sides of the isle.
In an age of fluctuating policies and torn loyalties, immigration has taken a front-row seat to the country’s political civil war. Now, immigrants are faced with the fear of being caught in the crossfires of this ongoing dual. On both ends of the spectrum, lawmakers are attempting to establish or revitalize rules to create a more effective immigration process. [Read more…]