Central Americans Seeking Asylum Suffer Due Process Violations

Central Americans Seeking Asylum Suffer Due Process Violations

As part of its nationwide immigration enforcement plan, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is stepping up its removal of Central American individuals, families, and children. Many of these individuals arrived as part of a larger surge of Central American immigrants to the U.S., which has occurred due to widespread violence and poor economic conditions in countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are suffering due process violations during their removal. For example, the Texas Observer details the plight of a Salvadoran mother who, along with her two children, was detained by ICE in early January, 2016. The woman had fled El Salvador with her children due to fears about their safety due to rampant gang activity and violence. She was picked up as part of a large raid targeting Central American immigrants. While in a Texas detention center, the woman suffered multiple uncontrolled seizures, but was not receiving proper medical care, despite repeated requests for medical attention. According to a doctor who examined the woman, she was not receiving the type of medical care that she needed, and her condition was being exacerbated by the stress of her detention and pending deportation. He recommended that the woman be immediately released. Although an immigration attorney was able to obtain a stay of removal for the woman, she nonetheless remained detained for weeks. This is only one of many examples of egregious due process violations that plague Central American immigrants, especially those who remain housed in detention centers. Whether you are seeking asylum from a country in Central America or another country, we are devoted to working on your behalf in order to gain relief from deportation. We can use the evidence in your case to build a strong defense to deportation and file a strong asylum claim. Our Bay Area immigration lawyers know how to put you in the best position possible to remain in the U.S., where you and your family have worked so hard to build. We want you to share in our American dream. Contact Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., today, and schedule your free evaluation today with one of our skilled, experienced deportation defense staff.
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