People in Nebraska and across the United States have been watching as the nation's approach to immigration has evolved since the recent presidential administration took over. Many of the actions and decisions handed down can feel abrupt and harsh, especially to those from other countries who have been in the U.S. for some time and who have become positive members of their communities and American society as a whole.
CNN reports that the latest in a string of policy changes and announcements seems to have left more questions on the table than it has provided answers. What is known is that the government will now treat any adult coming into the country without proper paperwork equally regardless of whether or not they have children with them. In the past, people entering the U.S. illegally with children were not arrested but were directed to immigration courts. That has now changed.
In a period of only six week, just shy of 2,000 children have been taken from their parents or guardians as the parents have attempted to come into the U.S. with their children in tow. Little to no detail has been provided as to where the parents and guardians are being housed and where the children are being kept. Also unknown is if, when or how the children may ever be reunited with their mothers, fathers and others who look after them and care for them.
People in Nebraska who are concerned about their status in the United States or the welfare of their children may find it useful to discuss their situation with an experienced immigration attorney so they can get insights into the laws and changing policies.