While campaigning for President, Donald Trump pledged to increase enforcement of immigration laws. After the election, surrogates claim Trump will have more moderate views. No one is sure what will happen, but given a Republican-controlled Congress, the appointment a Supreme Court Justice, and the new President’s circle of advisors including anti-immigrant stalwarts like Senator Jeff Sessions, everyone should prepare for a stricter immigration environment.
Trump’s policy on immigration states that he will:
Enforce the immigration laws by deporting illegals.
More strictly enforce current immigration laws
Establish new controls to ensure only legal persons can work.
End sanctuary cities
Immediately terminate DACA
Trump also proposes reforms to the immigration system so that immigrants are admitted based on their likelihood of success in the U.S. and their ability to be financially self-sufficient. Trump would vet applicants to ensure they support America’s values, institutions, and people, and temporarily suspend immigration from certain regions.
What Does This Mean to US?
FOR THOSE THINKING OF IMMIGRATING
The number one issue is to – stay legally in the USA. If you have a valid visa, it is critical that you keep that visa valid or apply for a more suitable visa – Student, Employment, Training, Specialty Occupation, etc.
If you have friends or relatives wanting to come to the USA -make sure they apply for the proper visa BEFORE they come. Permanent residency can be obtained through a job offer within 18 months and applies to the worker and their entire family. If your friends or family intend to stay and work – have them apply for a green card. Persons can be sponsored through job offers in a variety of positions from non-skilled to highly skilled – domestic workers, nannies, truck drivers, carpenters, programmers, business managers – the possibilities are endless.
Trump’s proposals for immigration reform would support granting permanent residency to those with jobs who add to the economy. Current programs such as labor certification – or obtaining permanent residency through a job offer, will likely continue.
IF YOU ARE ILLEGALLY IN THE US AND HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING YET
If you can, apply for permanent residency immediately.
President Obama’s programs remain in effect until January 20, 2017:
IF NONE OF THE ABOVE apply to you and you no longer have a valid visa – you should at least begin the process of applying for permanent residency. If President Trump does increase enforcement of immigration laws, some priority must be given to the removal of illegal aliens. That priority, although unknown, must include some for of mitigating factors.
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