If your family immigrated to the United States, you likely had strong reasons for leaving your home country. Perhaps you were facing hardships, you came here to marry or join other family members in Mississippi, or you simply needed a fresh start and new chances. You certainly hoped your children would benefit from the sacrifices you made to bring them to this country.
Here in Mississippi, we have seen some highly publicized and controversial raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in recent months. If you are an immigrant living in Mississippi, then you face regular threats to your safety. While this can feel overwhelming, it is important to remember that you are not alone, and that legal guidance can help you protect yourself.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is cracking down in Mississippi and across the country, and immigrants and their families need to be aware of their options for defending against deportation.
The status of immigrants in the United States often engenders sympathy among the public when a person has lived in our country for a long time but lacks the legal status to stay. One such case that has been in the news recently involves a Mexican man who spent the past 20 years living in Mississippi. He is now scheduled to be deported June 1.
Now is a time of extreme uncertainty for immigrants throughout the United States. Even "dreamers" - students protected by DACA - are fearful.