The Increased Level of ICE Enforcement and Arrests
In the first few months under the new Trump administration immigration has remained a hot-button topic. One area that seems to be shifting dramatically is in the level of ICE enforcement. The media has been covering these instances and its important to stay informed. If you need to update your legal status or need an immigration consultation you need to seek counsel immediately.
Examples of stepped up ICE enforcement include:
Courthouse apprehensions – http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/ice-arrests-courthouses-sessions-kelly/
Mass Operations – http://wjla.com/news/local/ice-arrests-82-people-during-5-day-operation-in-virginia-and-dc
USCIS Offices – http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/03/30/green-card-ice-arrests-lawrence
The Trump administration has lowered the threshold for what is considered a priority removal. It includes any individual that has been charged with any criminal offense even where the charge is still pending. If you need advice on the immigration consequences of a pending criminal charge then you should contact an immigration lawyer versed in removal defense.
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