As you may have heard, the United States elected a new president in November 2016. Since then, JFON, immigrants, and immigrant advocates/service providers around the country (not to mention people all over the world) have been dealing with the implications of the 3 immigration-related executive orders that he signed. I am by no means an expert, but: The executive orders essentially called for the completion of the southern border wall, ended federal funding to sanctuary cities, put all 11 million undocumented people in the US at greater risk for deportation, and banned immigrants from 7 Muslim countries.
At South Florida Justice For Our Neighbors, I have been receiving more and more desperate phone calls from people who are deeply afraid. So many people in Miami-Dade County need free immigration legal assistance, but every non-profit in the area is overbooked and unable to accept most new cases on…
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