Article on Changes to Border Detention Policy Highlights Progress Toward Proper Legal Rights for Immigrants, Says Immigration Lawyer Henry A. Posada

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The Los Angeles immigration lawyer notes that, while this shift in policy is to the benefit of those seeking asylum, they still may need a skilled lawyer to help them successfully present their case.

The policies involving how our country deals with immigrants apprehended at the border are set to change.

Yet, Mr. Posada says that getting out of the detention centers is just the first step, and that the true victory comes from successfully winning the right to asylum in court.

A June 24th article in the New York Times outlined a recent shift in Homeland Security policy aimed at ending the long term detention of mothers and children detained at the border trying to cross into the United States. Up until this point, all those trying to claim asylum have been kept in various detention facilities near the border, where they could be kept in sub-optimal conditions for months, explains Southern California immigration lawyer Henry A. Posada. The policy, he explains, allows people to leave the detention centers under a bond and sponsorship arrangement, and later fight for their asylum rights in U.S. immigration courts. Yet, Mr. Posada says that getting out of the detention centers is just the first step, and that the ultimate victory comes from successfully winning the right to asylum in court. For this, he says, an experienced immigration lawyer is often crucial.

The article details the mounting pressure that had been put on immigration authorities over the last several months. Human rights advocates, and even national lawmakers, have criticized the detention centers for not providing sufficient living conditions over an indefinite amount of time as the mothers and their children awaited a decision. The article states that, prior to the announcement, “136 members of Congress and 33 senators, including many allies of President Obama, have called for the administration to stop detaining families.”

“The asylum process is by no means a guarantee and may be the most difficult to win under immigration law,” says Mr. Posada, “thus, having an experienced lawyer on your side who knows the intricacies of the law on asylum, including the Convention against Torture (CAT), is vital.” He notes that this logic extends beyond just asylum cases, and is true for all matters of immigration law.

For years, Henry Posada has served as an immigration lawyer for Los Angeles families in need of legal guidance for themselves or their loved ones. In addition to handling these types of asylum cases, Mr. Posada also has experience with cases involving deferred action, deportation, business immigration, and immigration issues for clients with criminal records. Anyone needing legal representation for any of these immigration issues and more can call the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada at (562) 904-9080, or visit them online at Mr. Posada believes that every family or individual deserves the right to thrive in whatever place provides the best opportunity for themselves and their family, and a legal consultation is a strong first step towards that goal.

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