The victory of President-elect Joe Biden over President Trump in the November elections has given new hope to immigrants in the West Palm Beach area. Many people believe the upcoming Biden administration will reverse many of the abuses and anti-immigration initiatives put in place by the Trump administration. These include the detention of immigrant children in cages, the harsh treatment of immigrants who have committed no serious crimes and the reduction or elimination of programs designed to help immigrants live, work and study in the United States.
A Call for West Palm Beach Immigration Reform
One of President-elect Biden’s most important tasks in the first months of his administration will be to undo some of the damage done by President Trump’s concerted attack on immigration throughout his four-year term. Some of the expected changes include the following:
- Stopping work on the border wall with Mexico, which has been a symbol of oppression to many immigrants already in the United States
- Putting an end to the abuses in detention centers, including the keeping of children in cages, separating young children and infants from their parents and detaining immigrants in facilities that are overcrowded and have few resources for feeding and providing health care for these detainees
- Restoring the protections offered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status
- Ending the policies that gave equal priority to deporting longtime residents of the United States with no legal issues and to deporting those who engaged in criminal activity in their home countries or in this country
Under the Biden administration, most people expect extensive West Palm Beach immigration reform and a return to the compassionate and reasonable policies introduced during the Obama presidency.
Seeking Legal Help
For residents in our area, consulting with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer is often a good first step toward resolving issues and achieving the best outcomes for their cases. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer will work with you to determine the best approach to your legal situation and to help you with problems related to visa applications, naturalization tests and applications and deportation issues.
If you are looking for the right West Palm Beach immigration lawyer for yourself or your family, Pozo Goldstein offers the right support for our clients. We have two former immigration prosecuting attorneys and a former judge on our team. This allows us to work with you to determine the best and most practical approach for your needs. Give us a call today at 561-578-4977 to schedule a free initial consultation with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your own version of the fabled American dream.