Tens of thousands of young people in Arizona have been nervously waiting for answers since President Donald Trump let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expire in September.
Uncertainty continues for immigrants of all ages in Arizona and across the United States. In September, President Donald Trump could make a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
If you feel that current U.S. immigration policy is to deport first and ask questions later, you are not alone. The reality, though, is that immigrants and their families often have legal options that are not clear until they talk with an immigration attorney.
The Trump administration recently issued new guidelines that allow federal authorities and local police to crack down on undocumented immigration.
No matter who you are, being accused of a crime in the U.S. is a very serious matter. But the consequences of a criminal charge may be even more serious for a non-U.S. citizen.
You were a child when it happened: your parents brought you with them to the United States and you entered the country without proper authorization. You were born somewhere else. Now, you are in a country where you are not a citizen and do not have legal permission to be here. You worry about being deported. You are afraid every time you see a police officer or someone who you think might ask about your citizenship status. You stayed in school and abided by the law. You worry about your future: will you be able to legally get a job? How long will you be allowed to stay here? Will you be separated from your family, friends and the life you built? Will you be immediately deported if the federal government finds out you entered without authorization?