President Trump recently gave his State of the Union address. Within the speech, he mentioned his new immigration plan, merit-based immigration. What does this mean for Miami immigrants?
Immigrants in Miami have been feeling like they are under siege over the last year. With the new administration in place, immigration issues have been at the forefront. One of the most affected parties by the immigration discussions have been the over 800,000 immigrants who are in the US through DACA.
Because immigrants come to the U.S. for a specific purpose, it is often devastating when hey are faced with deportation. This process can be initiated for a variety of reasons, including illegal immigration. However, there are other reasons, such as violating the terms of a visa and committing a serious crime that could cause an immigrant lawfully in the states to be deported. If an individual is set to be deported, he or she will be formally removed for the United States.
During the most recent election, most Americans in Florida and elsewhere understand the now President's stance on immigration. Talks about the wall and being hard or illegal immigration has caused some concerns for immigrants currently in the U.S. as well as those seeking to enter the United States as tourists or for business.
Miami residents understand that their city and state have a large population of immigrants. These immigrants are part of the community. Occasionally, these immigrants become part of the legal system when immigration issues come into play.
There are many reasons why immigrants may want to become permanent residents in the United States. While many believe this is for work or new opportunities, this is not the only reason. For some immigrants, they are working tirelessly to escape persecution in their home country. Obtaining asylum does not only help immigrants avoid these devastating hardships but also opens the door for the ability to live a healthy, safe and positive life.
Miami is a city that is full of immigrants from many different countries in the world. President Trump has been consistent with his message of not tolerating undocumented immigration. A recent plan was announced by Trump's administration to further crack down on undocumented immigrants.
Those who are facing immigration issues in South Florida know how frustrating these cases can be. Many times, immigrants need to go to court for a myriad of reasons. But recently, the high number of immigration cases has created a backlog in Florida courts.
As many people in Florida are aware, President Donald J. Trump recently rescinded the DACA law and outlined the phase out of the program over the next six months in another change to U.S. Immigration Law. In the meantime, Congress could pass laws on this issue. However, until that happens the phase out will take place. There are many so-called "Dreamers" in Florida who may be affected by this phase out and many want to know how they will be affected immediately.