Executive Order

  You may have heard of the term “sanctuary cities.” It may conjure up notions of undocumented persons avoiding penalties under the law for their unlawful presence because the city utterly disagrees with U.S. immigration law completely and has thus decided not to cooperate with its enforcement on any level. What the term “sanctuary city” falsely symbolizes is that person’s who are unlawfully present in the United States will never be subject to criminal or civil penalties for their unlawful presence. That is a far cry from reality even in the most “immigrant friendly” states in the country, such as California. In most jurisdictions, local law enforcement will automatically notify ICE when a person will be released or will hold the person for violent or other serious crimes to be released to ICE. Computer systems have streamlined these actions. Immigrant’s and nonimmigrants alike should familiarize themselves with the implications of 287(g) […]

287(g) Agreements: What You Should Know

  YouTube Screenshot Executive Action Many people are concerned about the new immigration executive order issued by President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017. Below are some of the major points from the President’s directive. Called EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES, the Order suspends entry into the United States of migrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days (excluding diplomats and certain personnel of international organizations). While allowances are made for the entry of certain individuals on a “case-by-case basis”, the impact on the millions of potential nationals from these countries is massive. I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined… The order suspends the admission of ALL refugees into the U.S. from anywhere in […]

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