There are many new immigration policies that can have a major impact on both legal and undocumented immigrants in the US. Here is a quick list of the top 5 things need to be aware of immediately.
1. DACA Renewals Resumed- On February 14, 2018, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting DACA renewal applications (not new applications). Contact us if you or someone you know needs to RENEW their DACA status.
2. Increased Arrests & Deportations –Undocumented individuals with no criminal record are being arrested and deported. No one is really safe under this new administration's enforcement policies. Contact us for a consultation if you or someone you know need advice on interacting with the police and avoiding deportation.
3. Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Interviews - Beneficiaries of employment-based green cards now have to attend an interview to obtain approval. Contact us if you need assistance with preparing for your Employment-based adjustment of status interview.
4. Denaturalization Task Force - Last month (June 2018), USCIS announced a new task force that will examine citizenship applications for cases of fraud and revoke citizenship if necessary. Contact our office if you need assistance in filing for citizenship or your citizenship is in jeopardy.
5. USCIS Removal Discretion –USCIS has the authority to start removal proceedings against an applicant if their application is denied. Contact our office for a consultation before you file a USCIS petition to avoid unnecessary denials which can result in being deported.
These are just a few examples of Trump's immigration policies that will have an adverse effect on many people. Immigration policies are changing more quickly under this administration. Immigration counsel is necessary now more than ever. For that reason it is urgent that you contact us for a consultation if you or someone you know is at risk of deportation are in need of immigration advice regarding a specific situation.