President Trump’s administration recently released a new set of immigration orders that has sparked concerns of massive deportation. This is a legitimate concern given drastic and unexpected effect of Donald Trump’s first executive order in which he banned travel and entry into the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries. However, the new executive order is claimed to be a tighter version of the first one and massive deportations is not its goal, stated White House press secretary, Sean Spicer when plainly asked that question. In fact, it is said that Trump’s new immigration order will not impact green card holders. Really??
Recent events show otherwise. Recent events show that anyone is fair game and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are everywhere and cracking down on both documented and undocumented immigrants. I.C.E. has 20,000 employees and has hundreds of offices across the U.S. and the Trump administration has called to add an additional 10,000 employees.
The crackdown. Consider some examples of the unstable and volatile immigration atmosphere. In Virginia, ICE agents waited for illegal immigrants to exit a church who had gone inside to stay warm from the cold weather. In Colorado and Texas undocumented foreigners were hunted down when I.C.E. agents actively went into courthouses looking for such individuals who were there for unrelated hearings. Trump’s massive immigration round up is unbiased and has resulted in the detainment of 161 people with felony and misdemeanor convictions and those with no criminal history.
Anyone is fair game, regardless of immigration status. The Trump administration immigration and deportation efforts have reached us here locally in New York State – passengers on an inbound JFK airport domestic flight were one by one forced to show their documentation before they were allowed to deplane. And in another incident, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained a young man who was twice enrolled in President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) when they came to his house to arrest his father.
The Question of Constitutional Rights. One of the many concerns of the new immigration executive order are the constitutional rights of the undocumented immigrants and immigrants who are mistakenly deported. The Supreme Court has held that the constitutional right of Due Process applies to illegal immigrants. Due process does not allow the government to unfairly or arbitrarily deprive a person of life, liberty or property. There are two prongs of due process: procedural and substantive. Procedural due process mandates that when the deprivation of a person’s of life, liberty or property is intentional then notice and a hearing is required.
Why wait? Act NOW! Today’s immigration atmosphere is unpredictable, explosive and subject to change from today to tomorrow. The Trump administration efforts have shown to target all undocumented immigrants and inconvenience those who are not. Do not wait until tomorrow to call The Claro Law Firm to see how you can gain legal status in the U.S. before you are preyed on outside your church, in a courthouse or in an airport coming back from vacation. The Claro Law Firm services Westchester County including White Plains, Greenburgh and Yonkers. At The Claro Law Firm the best immigration lawyers can discuss this with you how to get your papers and the immigration attorneys can give you peace of mind in today’s crazy immigration world. Call us today at 917-300-3334 or visit us online at www.lawredress.com to talk to a knowledgeable immigration attorney.