Immigrants have dealt with high uncertainty under the current presidential administration. Each week, it seems that a new decision threatens the status of refugees, DACA participants or prospective immigrants. A recent concern centers on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as the Trump administration makes major changes.
Border Patrol Agents recently stopped a medical transport vehicle transporting a young girl to a hospital for surgery to question the occupants’ citizenship. Although those charged with her transportation stated 10 year-olds do not carry identification, the agents decided to conduct a more thorough investigation.
For most US immigrants, acquiring a green card is a major step. The permanent residence card gives greater flexibility and reduces the fear of deportation. Each year, the US government awards a set number to applicants across the country.
Governor Bruce Rauner is considering signing the Illinois Trust Act. This legislation is aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants in Illinois.