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Border Patrol to keep checkpoints open during Hurricane Harvey

Although this doesn't take place in Rhode Island, if you're considering heading to Texas to help with the hurricane's damage or to try to find your loved ones, it may apply to you. The Border Patrol has stated that checkpoints will remain active while Hurricane Harvey is present in the state, even though it could put lives at risk.

How can you get a 601 waiver?

You came to America to seek a better life, and you're concerned that you could be deported. Coming to America illegally was not the correct way to enter, but there are some ways to protect your right to stay. One option for you to get into the United States is to leave for 10 years and reapply after your reentry ban ends. If you're unable to leave for fear of your life, there are other options.

Unauthorized immigrants on edge, fear immigration agents

With many new policies in place this presidency, it's perhaps no surprise that immigrants feel threatened. There are thousands upon thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Many live normal lives with families. They work hard, pay their bills on time and pay their taxes.

Prepping for the worst case scenario: Planning for deportation

If you're an undocumented immigrant with children that are United States citizens, it's wise to have an emergency plan in place in case you are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and ultimately deported.

Talk to an attorney: Don't fall victim to immigration con artists

This is an anxious time period for a lot of immigrants, whether they are undocumented or here on a valid visa. It's also a time that's full of opportunities for those willing to prey on the anxieties of others -- which is why immigration-related scams are suddenly thriving.

Immigrants: Know your rights with law enforcement

Even in the best political climates, immigrants face a lot of uncertainties. However, when there's an anti-immigrant sentiment taking hold among some of the people in your adopted homeland, many immigrants become unsure of their legal rights.

What's the difference between seeking refuge and seeking asylum?

Asylum seekers are another aspect of the ever-evolving immigration landscape in the United States. While many people are focused on undocumented immigrants and refugees, there are other foreign nationals in the U.S. that are desperately hoping to be granted asylum. Without it, they may be returned to countries where they may die because of persecution.

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