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How Immigration Bonds Work

Immigration bonds secure the release of detainees under an agreement that the individual will attend all immigration court hearings.

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What Sanctuary Policies Mean for Undocumented Immigrants

While sanctuary policies limit cooperation between a city, county, or state with federal immigration enforcement agents to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, their protection is not absolute. Here is what you should know.

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How the Flores Settlement Agreement Affects the Custody of Detained Child Migrants

The Flores Settlement Agreement of 1997 set standards for custody of both, accompanied and unaccompanied, migrant children in detention.

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What the 100-Mile Border Zone Means for Civilians in the United States

The U.S. grants extended power to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers within 100 miles of external borders, called the border zone.

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I-589: How to Seek Asylum in the United States

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States must prove credible fear of returning home to win the right to stay in the United States.

REAL ID: Appointment Requirements, Cost, and How to Get One

A REAL ID is a federally compliant DMV issued driver's license, learner permit or non-driver ID that will be required after May 2023 to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings. Here is information regarding what it is, how to make appointments, it's requirements. and how to get it.

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Public Charge Rule Explained

Children who are applying for a green card are subject to the rule. So are some benefits like SSI, Safety Net Assistance, cash programs and Medicaid institutionalization

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The 287(g) Program for Collaboration Between ICE and Local Police

Through the 287(g) program, state and local police officers collaborate with the federal government to enforce federal immigration laws