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A Salt Lake City Immigrant Family Reunification Attorney Explains the Reunification Crisis at the Border

Jul 14, 2018 Familia America Immigration

If you turn on the news any given night, you are sure to come across a story that centers on immigration. Lately, the government has been working on reunifying immigrant families that were separated when they came across the Mexico/US border. While the government says that they successfully reunited all eligible families, what you aren’t hearing about is the ones that were not reunited.

If you have been separated from your family members at the border, you may need an immigration Reunification attorney in Salt Lake City. Familia America specializes in these types of cases and will work to resolve your case so that you can get back to living a normal life with your loved ones.

The Crisis

When the current administration announced a “zero-tolerance” policy for border crossings earlier this year, it was no surprise to those of us who follow current policy shifts. We knew that the treatment of immigrants would change. We just didn’t know how much it would change.

Thousands of children were separated from their parents when they came into the country at the US/Mexican border, ranging from teenagers to babies who are only a few months old. Parents were sent to detention facilities and their children were taken to holding facilities that were, in all honestly, prison-like.

While you may think that the government took steps to ensure that it would be easy to reunify these families at a later date, they didn’t. No family photos were taken, no hospital style bracelets were given out. There was no plan. Often, these children were forced to appear in court without their parents.

When a judge ordered the reunification of families separated, the government scrambled to find a solution. While many families have indeed been reunited, not all of them have.

What’s Next

The government said all ELIGIBLE families had been reunified. If a family failed a DNA test linking them to a child or if a parent didn’t pass a background check, they were not reunited with their child. We are learning that some of the things that keep people from passing a background check are misdemeanors or traffic violations, hardly a reason to keep a parent from their child.

Worse, some parents have already been deported, leaving remaining family members in the US wondering if they will get custody of the child.

We also want to note that there are thousands of unaccompanied minors that have come into this country who are still in the system. If you are a family member of one of these children and want help get them out of detention, we want to assist you.

What To Do

If you or a loved one have been separated from family members by the US government, then you may need an immigration attorney in Salt Lake City. At Familia America, we believe in and work for a system that is fair to all human beings and we have compassion for your situation. We don’t believe that anyone coming to the US looking for a better life should be treated unfairly or as less than human. Our experienced attorneys will help you through your case. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 801-656-9605.

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