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Is the U.S. removing immigrant human rights violators?

Yes. The United States does have procedures in place whose purpose is to prevent entry by those who have committed atrocities against other humans or engaged in other human rights violations. It also has processes for removal should authorities learn that a person living in the United States was previously a violator. However, it can take many years for the process to play out and for the subject to avail him or herself of due process rights prior to removal. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently reported on one such instance where a person who had lived legally in the United States was investigated and ultimately deported in early January, 2018 based on government findings of a serious nature.

The removal process in the immigration court system

Immigrants in Kentucky who do not have proper documentation may be wondering what the removal process is like, should the unthinkable happen. According to FindLaw, the process may begin with a Notice to Appear. This document is served to the immigrant, as well as being filed with the immigration court. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the federal agency that issues the notification.

What should I know when applying for a student visa?

If you live in Kentucky and are currently applying for a student visa, there are important pieces of information that you must know in order to facilitate a smoother process. Applying for visas can be complex even under the best of circumstances, and failure to submit all documentation in an accurate and timely manner could jeopardize your chances.

Immigration enforcement expected to fuel prison boom

The Wall Street Journal reports that the population in the federal government's prison system is expected to see a surge next year. The expected upswing is due to the Trump administration's efforts to arrest undocumented immigrants and drug offenders.

Increased ICE activity in Kentucky

It is about a two-hour drive from Louisville to Daviess County, Kentucky. That is where a jailer recently told a local newspaper that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are increasingly making the trip to the county's jail to pick up undocumented immigrants held there.

Louisville techies fighting immigration enforcement efforts

From Louisville to New York City and from Silicon Valley to Texas, Florida and beyond, there is a grassroots effort by technology firms eager to help people resist President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement efforts. According to The Atlantic's tech publication CityLab, techies here in Louisville are working hard to ensure that our city continues to welcome immigrants.

Do you know your rights during an immigration arrest?

The current political climate has made futures less certain for many immigrants in the United States. In 2017 we have seen an increase in investigations and arrests of immigrants by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) police and the FBI. 

Immigrant communities "fearful," but preparing

We do not know if immigrant training is taking place yet in Kentucky, but recent news articles say some advocacy groups around the nation are trying to help undocumented immigrants prepare for the possibility that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials (ICE) will one day knock on their doors.