Understanding the Changes in Immigration Law
As the president of the United States makes his first visit to El Paso in order to address border security and the wall, let us look back on President Trump’s impact on U.S. immigration policy and how it might affect you or your loved ones. As always, if you require assistance from a reputable immigration lawyer, contact the Perales Law Firm. We are devoted to providing high-quality legal counsel to those who are facing issues relating to immigration.
How the Trump Administration has Changed the Landscape of Illegal Immigration
According to a recent study written by Sarah Pierce, Jessica Bolter, and Andrew Selee from the Migration Policy Institute, President Trump’s approach to immigration policy is particularly “distinct” from that of previous presidents. So far, Trump “has signed nine executive orders related to immigration.” In addition to the often-touted wall, the orders also touched on increasing the number of border and interior enforcement officers by 15,000.
From the president’s first day in office to the end of the fiscal year 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested over 110,000 people, 29 percent of which had no criminal convictions. One of the most talked-about issues from 2018 was the family separation crisis at the border. This occurred as a result of the zero-tolerance policy which “calls for blanket criminal prosecutions of all adults who enter the country illegally.” If the parents who were taken into custody had young children with them, those children were taken to “detention camps.” This family separation controversy has lead to major issues.
Seek Quality Assistance from an Experienced Immigration Lawyer
The Trump administration made the consequences of illegal immigration more severe than any previous administration. Additionally, it is now more difficult for legal immigration to take place. Trump has issued executive orders detailing “enhanced vetting” that will place more of an emphasis on preventing individuals who are deemed as “threats” to public safety from entering the United States. If you’re planning on applying for citizenship, it might be in your best interest to speak with an immigration lawyer. The landscape of immigration law is changing at a breakneck pace. As such, it’s difficult to stay abreast of all the changes. With the help of attorney Marcos Perales, your immigration case will receive all the care and attention it deserves. As bleak as the future of immigration may seem, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. Give the Perales Law Firm a call today to schedule an appointment.