Earlier this week the Supreme Court decision many interested in the immigration field have been waiting for was announced. The case, Arizona v. United States, concerns Arizona's immigration law titled S.B. 1070.
Young people who were born in other countries but have lived in the United States since they were very small, along with supporters of the DREAM Act, likely rejoiced with the recent issuance of an Executive Order by the Obama administration regarding immigration. The Executive Order essentially suspends deportation proceedings against certain individuals who were brought to the U.S. by others when they were too young to make a decision regarding the matter themselves.
In communities throughout the nation, including Miami, Florida, individuals who are living in the United States without proper documentation are interested in finding ways to change their immigration status to remain in the country. These individuals are here for a variety of reasons, and are engaged in a variety of activities. Some are becoming educated, attaining college degrees and beyond. For at least one Florida man in this situation, the focus has been to obtain a law degree by attending law school.
In previous posts we have written about efforts being made by some politicians to make it easier for individuals from foreign countries who have come to the United States to attain advanced degrees to remain in the country and hopefully start their own businesses after completing their studies. Earlier this week employment immigration legislation designed to do just that was introduced by Congress. A similar version was introduced in the Senate last month.
Throughout the nation, including the Miami area, there are many who are interested in legally residing the United States. Anyone who is seeking to do this is likely aware of how difficult it is to accomplish. U.S. immigration laws are very strict, complicated and at times do not seem to make sense. A teen who was trying to follow the rules to stay in the country legally is experiencing first hand just how strict they are.