In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, many immigrants and their attorneys are waiting, anxious to see which of his many immigration-related campaign promises the newly elected president will follow up on. While some ideas put forward during the the campaign may prove to be impossible, others could have immediate consequences for those attempting to navigate an already complex process.
According to Berd & Klauss, PLLC, NYC immigration lawyers who have been tracking these issues throughout the campaign, Trump will almost certainly put an end to President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The policy allowed those brought into the country as children to continue living and working in the United States. In addition to ending DACA, Trump has also promised to dramatically increase the budget of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, increase deportations, and insist on new policies that keep immigrants in custody while their cases are being processed.
While many of Trump's objectives require congressional approval, and many others may prove logistically impossible, some can be accomplished by executive order. No matter which specific policies come into effect, however, the negative rhetoric and the framing of issues indicates that navigating the complex process will only become more difficult in the coming years. Immigration lawyers around the country are preparing to help their clients deal with what will surely be a confusing process.
As some of NYC's most respected immigration lawyers, Berd & Klauss, PLLC are committed to staying on top of these issues as they develop, giving them the ability to deliver sound immigration advice informed by a constantly updated knowledge base and in-depth expertise. Visit their website to learn more about their highly effective immigration services, or call (212) 461-7152 to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer today.