Trumped Up Threats
The first 100 days of the new administration have shown us that the POTUS will be fighting an uphill battle in Washington to get his way on the key issues his campaign platform was based: repealing Obamacare, fighting terrorism, and immigration among others.
How His Immigration Plan Has Been Met
His immigration plan has been met with protests and legal challenges the entire way preventing the execution of his executive order. However, that hasn’t stopped ICE from carrying out their own agenda.
All that being said the “greatest” impact Trump is having on immigration is the threat. He has created a fear amongst immigrants, both legal and illegal. This fear has reduced the number of apprehensions at the Southern Border by over 75%, however it has created panic of mass-deportations and that families will be split-up from law-abiding immigrants.
Effects on the Immigration Courts
In the immigration courts, Trumps administration has in our experience denied request for prosecutorial discretion. In doing so, the administration has continued to add to a growing Immigration Court docket. Cases are being set out as far as the year 2021!
Godoy Law believes in the United States and that immigration is one of the greatest traits of our country. We will continue to fight for what we believe in and to protect the rights of immigrants during these changing times. If you have any questions or concerns we are just a phone call away. No law-abiding person should live in fear in the United States today.