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Immigrants, citizens confused over family immigration laws

Issues regarding immigration are rarely as black-and-white as they may seem. The laws are extensive and confusing; enforcement policies are uneven; rules apply differently to different people.

With all this in mind, it is not surprising that many people often get confused in regards to their options and rights when they come to the U.S. In some cases, this confusion can be cleared up quite simply and with minimal complications; in other cases, it leads to serious fallout that has the potential to be life-changing.

For example, there has recently been a growing concern over the misconceptions regarding immigrants from Central America who come to the U.S. without first securing the proper permissions.

According to news reports, droves of individuals and families have been crossing the border into the U.S. for months under the assumption that when they get into the country, they can receive government benefits and opportunities to seek asylum. However, this is not exactly the case. While there are options for people to seek asylum and receive government benefits, there are procedures that must be followed in order to do so.

Sadly, many of the people who are working under these assumptions ultimately find themselves in a bad situation when they are detained or deported back to a country that is unfamiliar or unsafe. They can face months or years of looking over their shoulders and wondering if and when they could be separated from their families.

Considering all the confusion and misinformation people are using to make decisions, it is likely that people all across Florida will have questions and concerns when it comes to immigration procedures and laws. Speaking with an attorney can help people understand the laws better and how they apply to individual situations. 

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