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Recent news for immigrants

On Behalf of | May 4, 2023 | Immigration |

People planning to immigrate to the United States need to be aware of a few key news items. These events may specifically impact those planning to live and work in New Jersey.

ICE is testing new smart monitor watches

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is currently testing a new series of smart watches. These have been specially designed for migrants who have been released from federal custody.

The device can be worn on the wrist exactly like a normal watch. It makes use of GPS technology to track individuals who are currently enrolled in the Biden administration’s Alternatives to Detention program. The goal is to track migrants who do not pose any safety or national security risks.

Deportation flights to Cuba have resumed

Another major development in the realm of immigration concerns the deportation of Cuban illegals. Flights to Cuba were suspended during the recent pandemic but have recently been resumed. This comes in the wake of recent concerns over a possible influx of immigrants from Mexico that may occur when pandemic-era border restrictions are lifted on May 11.

Ukrainian refugees face deportation fears

Immigrants who have sought refuge in America due to the recent conflict in Ukraine are also facing significant issues. Uniting for Ukraine is the official immigrant parole program launched by President Biden. This allows Ukrainians to live and work in the U.S.

However, fears are rising that the two-year stay is insufficient to meet their needs. The conflict has continued without showing any signs of a resolution. Biden’s program does not include a clear path to permanent residency. This leaves many in doubt as to their ultimate status.