Thursday, April 18, 2013

A few weeks ago Obama announced a change in immigration policy that could. .. and I stress “could” change the way ICE goes about removing undocumented people in the United States.  Essentially focusing our limited governmental resources on going after dangerous individuals.  I have received many calls asking how this is going to effect an individual’s current removal case and how it will be implemented.  The answer is, we don’t know, but there are signs of change already.

The directive is to review 300,000 cases on an individual basis, but how to do this is still anyone’s guess.  

For my clients, I explain Obama’s announcement like this.  The law does not change.  To use traffic enforcement as an analogy, say the speed limit is 55.  What Obama is saying is that we should not be wasting our time pulling over those people going 56 or 57 mph, but focus on going after those 70 or higher.  

How this will play out is anyone’s guess.  My advice: continue to go 5

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