In a blow to advocates for migrant justice, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel restrictions on people from seven countries on June 26. In the ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court sided with the Trump administration against a challenge from the state of Hawaii, saying that the travel restrictions do not amount to a "Muslim ban" despite the rhetoric used by Trump during his campaign and on Twitter in relation to the policy.
If you came to Colorado from another country of origin, you likely understand what it's like to face significant language and cultural barriers that place obstacles and challenges in your path as you try your best to build a new life in the United States. If you happen to be one of tens of thousands of immigrants who did not have his or her paperwork in order when crossing a U.S. border, it may have intensified your challenges.
When immigrants living in California get their green card, it gives them additional rights while in the United States. However, it is possible to lose a green card. Generally, this happens because a person committed a crime or left the country. Permanent residents who are planning on leaving the United States should come back within six months of doing so.
Emigrating from another country and adapting to life in Colorado may have been quite challenging for you and your family. Like thousands of immigrants who choose this state as the final destination of their immigration journeys, you may have encountered various stressful situations along the way. Even if language poses a significant barrier for you, you'll likely be better able to avoid major problems if you seek clarification of U.S. immigration law, especially the regulations that govern the naturalization process.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently considering whether domestic violence victims from foreign countries should qualify for asylum in the United States. His decision could impact the cases of thousands of immigrants in California and across the country.
As a survivor of violent crime, you may feel as though you're on a roller-coaster of emotion. You likely have some good days and some where you keep replaying the events that took place over and over in your mind. You have hopefully found encouragement from family and friends. There are also licensed counselors and others who can provide support as you rebuild your life and recover from your injuries.
Immigrant advocates gathered at the headquarters of the Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network to rally together with community members and faith leaders against the Trump administration and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy of separating children from their parents. The rally was held on June 1.