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Asylum seekers may feel some treatment unfair

Facing serious dangers and issues in one's native country can be harrowing. In some cases, the circumstances may be too severe to even stay in the country. This type of scenario affects numerous people around the world, and some choose to seek asylum in the United States. Of course, taking this route can have its complications, and individuals in California may face roadblocks.

One woman is currently seeking asylum in the U.S., but she is also facing issues that she believes are unfair in this country. After entering the country with her daughter, the boarder patrol separated the woman and her 7-year-old daughter. She was detained in California while the young girl was sent to a government custody facility in another state.

Due to the extended separation, the mother has filed a lawsuit against the current presidential administration for this unfair separation. In cases of individuals seeking asylum, they are allowed to stay in the country if an officer believes that the fears of returning to their native countries are valid. Because there are limitations on how long children can be detained, parents and children are often released together while their cases are reviewed and decided upon. However, that was not the case in this situation. Some believe that the act of separating families may be used to discourage immigrants.

Seeking asylum may be a person or family's last effort to save him or herself from fearful circumstances in one's homeland. Of course, it can be difficult to work through this process, especially alone. If individuals are in need of assistance when it comes to addressing such a situation, they may wish to consult with California immigration attorneys.

Source: Reuters, "Asylum seeker in detention sues U.S. administration over family separation", Mica Rosenberg, Feb. 26, 2018

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