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US immigration law greatly impacts families

Moving to a new country can be a scary and long process. For some individuals who are in danger or are facing other difficult circumstances in their homelands, they may not have time to fully plan their efforts to enter the United States. As a result, they may end up detained by officials for violations of U.S. immigration law.

California readers may be interested in a recent order issued by a federal judge indicating that families who had been divided at the border while trying to enter the country should be reunited. The initial splitting up of children from their parents was part of a zero tolerance policy against those trying to come to the United States without proper documentation. While this policy was in place, approximately 3,000 children had been separated from their parents.

While some parents and children have been reunited, these individuals still have a number of issues they need to face. In order to remain in the country, they will need to take the necessary legal steps to apply for asylum or other means of legal entry. Additionally, some families could face deportation after being reunited, so it may come as no surprise if the joy of these reunions is short lived.

U.S. immigration law is complicated, especially with the many changes that have recently taken place and continue to occur. If individuals in California hope to stay in the country or need other assistance involving immigration issues, they may wish to enlist the help of experienced attorneys. Legal advocates could assist concerned parties by explaining their rights and options.

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