If you are a non-citizen, it’s far from news to you. It seems apparent that the United States is caught up in an immigration civil war. In fact, there’s a huge chance that you are worried that you or your family could fall victim to it.
The immigration discussion in the United States has heated up to never-before-seen levels. Divisive policies, hardline enforcement, and pleas for compassionate solutions have created nothing less than a battle that runs straight down party lines. The latest example of this division is the current Administration’s lawsuit against California for what it says is “protecting immigrants.”
The Administration claims that three laws passed by the state’s legislature last year blatantly obstruct federal law and undermine efforts in place to keep America safe. For starts, the rules make it a crime for business owners to voluntarily help federal agents find and detain undocumented workers. They also prohibit local law enforcement from alerting immigration agents when detainees are released from custody. Lastly, they create a state inspection program for federal immigration detention centers.
Of course, you already know about the immigration crackdown by local Houston officials. All too frequently, those with questionable immigration status are finding themselves in detention centers. The need for immigration bonds at the local level is more than apparent.
Waging Your Own Battle
For the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, life is mostly a matter of securing employment, earning a living and taking care of your family to give them a better life. Most undocumented individuals and families are too busy trying to carve out a living for themselves to get deeply engaged with politics and legislative issues. The reality is, however, that many of these issues directly affect you and the people you care about and can help you stay informed and prepared in the event of arrest and deportation. It may not seem like a big deal, but knowing is half the battle.
Leveraging Knowledge to Your Advantage
Keeping yourself informed of the macro issues that relate to immigration can benefit you and your family in a number of ways. For example, it can help you identify where to find the best legal and advocacy resources. Additionally, you need to know your rights and responsibilities in the event of arrest and how best to avoid deportation.
Increasing your knowledge can also help you navigate the immigration bond process, which will become critical should you be detained on an immigration-related charge. Securing your freedom and taking care of your family simply cannot be accomplished while you’re in a holding cell and unable to make arrangements.
Let Freedom Get You the Help You Need
Freedom Federal Bonding Agency has been helping undocumented immigrants in the Houston area secure immigration bonds for years. If you’re caught on the wrong side of the immigration war, contact us today to learn more about our affordable, convenient and flexible options.