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Foreign Adoption

Although international adoption can often be a quicker, less expensive option for adopting a child, US immigration laws can be very strict regarding foreign adoption.

In addition to navigating immigration laws, adoptive parents will have to follow US federal and state laws as well. For those considering international adoption in Pennsylvania, it is extremely important to consult with a Philadelphia immigration attorney to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

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Immigration and In-Custody Deaths

According to records, at least three in-custody deaths have been reported by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and other government entities tasked with security at the United States’ border with Mexico. However, a recent announcement of a pregnant woman giving birth to a stillborn baby boy may indicate that other in-custody deaths have happened but are being called something else.

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ICE Targeting Courts to Arrest Immigrants

A recent report published by the Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Law School reveals an alarming trend involving Pennsylvania’s county court system. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using the court system to detain undocumented immigrants.

Using anecdotal evidence, the report details how court officials have coordinated with ICE to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants who are appearing in court on unrelated matters.

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Feds Targeting Undocumented Workers and Not Employers

Several decades ago, employers could hire undocumented workers with little concern. In fact, the worst consequence was the fear of eventually losing the worker to deportation, forcing a company to quickly find an adequate replacement.

However, since 1986, employers must use the I-9 form to check worker authorization. This form requires employers to make sure new hires fit into one of the following categories:

  • U.S.
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Soldier is an Unlawful Immigrant

A Chinese-born solider that is guarding the southern border of the United States is an unlawful immigrant, according to his words in an interview he gave to The Washington Post. His duties include assisting border agents with arresting immigrants that are attempting to enter this country unlawfully. Basically, he is working to prevent people like himself from coming into the United States.

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Detainees on Hunger Strikes Being Force Fed

Dozens of immigrant detainees in five different detention centers have been on hunger strikes, with some not eating for 30 days or more. The centers are in Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida.

In the El Paso Processing Center, federal officials have force-fed six of them via plastic tubes through their noses. These detainees are from Cuba and India.

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