Despite the recent changes brought about by the Trump administration, many cities recognize that undocumented immigrants are a vital part of the local community and economy—and the leaders of those towns and cities don't want to lose all of that. Many of those leaders are willing to commit to the continued representation of their cities as "sanctuary cities," despite sweeping federal mandates and expected changes that could make it more difficult to do so in the near future.
Immigration to a new country can be one of the most stressful and intimidating things that you can do. In addition to adapting to the new culture, you will also have to navigate the immigration process. Not surprisingly, the process for immigrating can be highly complicated, and there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about this process. Believing these false notions can make it exceedingly difficult for you to make sound choices for your needs.
Residency status for foreign visitors can be a highly complicated area of law. In addition to the various classifications for resident aliens, many individuals want to pursue citizenship, but navigating this process can be extremely difficult. Unfortunately, there are a couple of common myths people believe that can make this process seem all that more confusing. By dispelling these myths, you will be better informed about this process.
Myth: Deportation Is Always Immediate