Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, immigration law has never been more ambiguous, and it’s difficult to know what’s coming next. While on the campaign trail, Mr. Trump repeatedly promised to do away with many of the rights afforded by President Obama’s executive orders. Now that President Trump has taken office and has signed some executive orders of his own, immigration reform could not be more uncertain. Anxiety and concern are only heightened when clear instruction and guidance is not forthcoming. Experienced immigration attorneys are prepared not only to step up but also to help you personally obtain your rightful status.
In large part, Mr. Trump focused his presidential campaign on illegal immigrants, and as president, he seems to be redoubling those efforts. The one certainty to arise from the resultant confusion is that there are no certainties. Although President Trump has softened his harsh criticism of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides protections from deportation to hundreds of thousand of young immigrants, even their fate is unclear.
Still in its infancy, Mr. Trump’s presidency resounds with ambiguity, and questions regarding immigration reform have only grown murkier. There are several important events that contribute to this confusion:
- On Friday, January 26, 2017, President Trump signed an order halting refugee arrivals into the United States for 120 days and barring entry for citizens of seven muslim countries for 90 days.
- This order prompted widespread confusion and concern throughout major airports on Friday and Saturday as travelers and refugees were detained and denied entry.
- On Saturday night, a federal judge issued a temporary emergency stay that prevented the deportation of those who’d already entered the country and been detained.
- On Sunday morning (just hours after the judicial ruling), the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would continue to implement Trump’s executive order.
If nothing else, this upheaval illustrates that immigration reform is not only open to interpretation but also must be carefully watched and reacted to with critical attention to the changing political landscape. Do not leave your immigration rights to chance. Help is available.
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The rights of immigrants and their loved ones may never have been so uncertain. If you are concerned about your immigration status or about the immigration status of someone you care about, seek counsel from an experienced immigration lawyer. The skilled immigration attorneys at Maduabum Law Firm, LLC have the expertise, the experience, and the commitment to defend your immigration status. Call 973-732-1490 to schedule your free consultation today.