Immigrants will need sponsors if seeking asylum

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 02:12s
If someone is seeking asylum in the US, they need a sponsor.
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Immigrants will need sponsors if seeking asylum

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO SOUTHFLORIDA.

HOWEVER IF SOMEONE ISSEEKING ASYLUM HERE IN THE U-STHEY NEED A SPONSOR.

CONTACT 5INVESTIGATOR MERRIS BADCOCK ISLIVE WITH MORE ABOUT THATPROCESS.

MERRIS?A SPONSOR BASICALLY GUARANTEESTHAT THE ASYLUM-SEEKER WILLSHOW UP TO COURT HEARINGS, ANDHELPS SUPPORT THEMFINANCIALLY.

SPONSORS LIVE ALLOVER THE U-S - ANDASYLUM-SEEKERS OFTEN FINDSPONSORS IN PLACES WHERE THEYHOPE TO PLANT THEIR FEET IFTHEY GET ASYLUM.<< 7;57;20 - can you help meto come to the United States?And I know the circumstance ofher life so I choose to helpher.

Otherwise she will betargeted in Guatemala.

WEAREN'T IDENTIFYING THIS PALMBEACH COUNTY WOMAN..

A UNITEDSTATES CITIZEN CURRENTLYSPONSORING A GUATEMALAN WOMANSEEKING ASYLUM IN THE U.S.UNTIL A DECISION IS MADE, THECASE IS CONFIDENTIAL.RELEASING HER IDENTIY COULDPUT BOTH WOMAN AT RISK.10;23;00 - Basically I gaveall my personal information toher.

She go crossed the borderand when catched byimmigration, she said I waswaiting for her here inFlorida.

THIS SPONSOR LIKEMOST PAID FOR TRANSPORTATIONTO GET THE GUATEMALAN WOMANFROM THE BORDER TO HER HOME.EVERY TUESDAY SHE SAYS ANI.C.E.

AGENT COMES TO CHECK ONTHE GUATEMALAN WOMAN&A PROCESSWHICH CONTINUES UNTIL HER CASEIS DECIDED.

ATTORNEY - 45 - Bythe time it gets referred tothe court which can takemonths.

It can then takepotential years, I've seencases take 2-3 years and I'veseen some take longer.

THESPONSOR SAYS THE SYSTEM ISN'TPERFECT BUT IT'S WHAT WE HAVEFOR NOW.

12;01 - One thing I'msure is we need to know who iscoming to the USA.

12;31 -This is the country thalways offered that kind ofhope for people, so that's whyeverybody's here!

But also onthe other hand we need to Maesure that the person who iscoming has morals, goodcharacter, is clean - nocriminal record.

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