Asylum Seekers can be Kept in Mexico & HUD Rules May Hurt USC Children
Asylum News: Asylum Seekers can be Kept in Mexico… For Now
Remain in Mexico Policy: In April, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a preliminary injunction in the case challenging the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico Policy. This injunction prevented the government from keeping asylum seekers in Mexico while their cases were pending. However, on May 7, 2019, the Ninth Circuit issued an order staying the preliminary injunction. This means that the government can continue to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their cases are pending.
Proposed HUD Rule May Hurt US Citizen Children
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides public housing assistance to families that are unable to secure housing on their own. Many families with mixed immigration status (e.g., non US Citizen parents with US Citizen children) participate of this program, but a proposed rule may affect their receipt of this much needed assistance. The proposed rule would require the verification of the eligible immigration status of all recipients of assistance under HUD’s public housing programs who are under the age of 62. The proposed rule will also prohibit certain non US Citizen individuals from being the leaseholders. This means that many families with US Citizen children will be unable to secure the assistance because they will not have a qualifying family/household member to sign the lease.
If you have questions about your immigration case here in Florida, it’s important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your specific case and circumstances. Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa is an Associate in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A. She is a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Groups. Contact Attorney Evelyn today at email@example.com to discuss any family or marital legal issues you may be experiencing.