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Sponsors taking in detained children face high costs

Florida is home to many immigrants, and many of them had to meet requirements set by U.S. immigration authorities. The family separation policy adopted by the Trump administration has resulted in the detention of many children. They can, in some cases, secure their release if a relative based in the United States will sponsor them. The process, however, requires rigorous background checks and substantial costs, including high fees for transportation and escorts.

Visas and overstays

Visas are only valid for a certain length of time. Foreign nationals in Florida whose visas have expired are generally considered to be the United States illegally. However, there are certain cases in which an overstay on their record will not have a negative impact on whether they will be allowed back into the country in the future, even if they incur penalties for their overstay.

Trump travel ban upheld by Supreme Court

Florida residents may have heard that the Supreme Court has ruled on President Trump's most recent executive order banning entry to immigrants from seven countries. In a 5-4 decision, the court found that this action was not based on religious hostility despite assertions from critics that it was discriminatory towards Muslims. Justice Roberts wrote that the order was a legitimate attempt to deny entry to those who could not be properly vetted.

Investor and entrepreneur immigration program to end

Some people in Florida may be concerned about the proposed end of the International Entrepreneur Rule program. This program enabled some immigrants to bypass procedures in order to come to the U.S. to create or invest in businesses, especially startups. The rule allows the Department of Homeland Security secretary to grant foreign nationals entry and work authorization in the country if their presence will provide "significant public benefits." While the program was initiated under the Obama administration, the Trump administration has opposed it.

Applying for health care could affect permanent residency

A new proposal by the current administration could affect the immigration status of millions of legal immigrants in the US. The plan, which is currently in the drafting stage, may make obtaining a green card more difficult for those in Jacksonville, Florida, on immigration visa status.

Lawsuit demands U.S. citizenship for American Samoans

If a new federal lawsuit succeeds, Florida residents who were born in American Samoa might gain an easy path to U.S. citizenship. The plaintiffs want access to the rights of citizenship given to people born in the United States as established by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

Supreme Court to take up immigration detention case

Florida residents may be aware that some of President Donald Trump's more aggressive immigration policies have been challenged in the courts. Trump's administration has been embroiled in a long-running dispute with areas known as sanctuary cities where undocumented immigrants are offered protection and the authorities do not fully comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The detention of undocumented workers has been a particularly contentious matter, and the U.S. Supreme Court announced on March 19 that it would hear an appeal from the Trump administration in a case dealing with this issue.

Changes expected for existing immigration programs

Some residents in Florida began their journey to the United States as immigrants. Existing federal programs that manage immigration have long placed importance on reuniting families and allowing employers to sponsor the entry of workers. The Trump administration seeks to alter or eliminate some programs and base admission to the country on education and employment qualifications.

Having counsel makes huge difference for asylum seekers

Florida families may be affected by an ongoing controversy related to a key element in the process for seeking asylum in the United States. Undocumented immigrants who are physically present in the United States may seek asylum, which is a type of legal permission to stay, if they can show a credible fear of persecution in their home country.

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