While campaigning, Donald Trump promised to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary work permits to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
He called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
He claimed Mexicans were sending us their “rapists and murderers” and has vowed to deport those here without authorization.
While we don’t know if these claims were campaign hyperbole, changes are coming to US immigration policy. We are unsure of how drastic or how rapid these changes might be, although the recent announcement that Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will be nominated to serve as Attorney General is a strong indication of the new administration’s stance on immigration.
Beth Werlin, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, reacted to the nomination by stating:
“Senator Sessions is the leading anti-immigration voice in the U.S. Senate. For years, Senator Sessions has urged severe restrictions on visas, called for drastically expanded immigration enforcement, and blocked all practical reforms to our outdated immigration system.”
This is the time that you need a dedicated and ethical immigration attorney on your side. Perhaps most importantly, you need an attorney with the specialized knowledge of immigration law necessary to change tactics and achieve the best outcome for you.
In some cases, it may be beneficial to administratively close a pending case and re-apply under a different program. Only an attorney with extensive experience will be able to effectively advise you about your options.
In addition to being Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar Association, Attorney Elizabeth Blandon has almost 20 years of experience focusing strictly on immigration cases.
Please call our office at 954-385-0157 to learn about your options for asylum after Trump.