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The Immigration Ban: What’s Next?

| Feb 21, 2017 | Uncategorized |

The Immigration Ban: What’s Next?

In the last several weeks, immigration has become an explosive topic. President Trump signed an executive order that initially temporarily suspended both the refugee program and immigration from seven countries that are predominantly Muslim. This order sent international airports into a tailspin that continues to reverberate with would-be immigrants, refugees, and the world. Experienced immigration attorneys are standing by to help.

The Ban

President Trump’s immigration ban includes a 90-day-suspension of entry into the United States by any people from seven specific majority-Muslim countries that include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The executive order also places limitations on the acceptance of refugees into the United States, but includes a caveat for the prioritization of claims made by certain religious minorities.

What’s Happening

Since President Trump signed that fateful immigration ban, things have moved quickly – and have translated into a great deal of confusion for those affected:

  • Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) immediately began detaining and deporting those immigrants who were landing in U.S. airports.
  • This instigated a backlash from immigration advocacy and civil rights groups around the nation and the world.
  • Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, issued a statement from the Department of Justice that denounced Trump’s immigration ban as unlawful, and she was quickly fired by President Trump.
  • Judge Robart of the Federal District Court in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order against the immigration ban.
  • A federal appeals panel maintained the freeze – that was put in place by Judge Robart – on President Trump’s immigration order.

It’s a lot to take in. But, as of this moment, that federal appeal panel’s actions allow U.S. entry to those people who were earlier barred entry by Mr. Trump’s executive order – namely immigrants from those seven majority-Muslim countries.

What’s Next?

The story behind the immigration ban will almost certainly continue to evolve (possibly in unpredictable ways). The threat of deportation is an extremely serious matter that should never be left to chance. If you or someone you care about has been affected by President Trump’s immigration ban, you need professional legal counsel.

Contact an Experienced New Jersey Immigration Attorney Today

President Trump’s immigration ban has left the future rights of immigrants and their loved ones in a precarious state. If you are concerned about your immigration status or about the immigration status of someone you care about, the experienced immigration attorneys at Maduabum Law Firm, LLC are skilled in deportation defense and are committed to defending your immigration status. Call 973-732-1490 to schedule your free consultation today.