President Donald Trump has expressed that he would support either of the two immigration bills currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. This represents yet another shift in his stance on immigration issues, leading some experts to suggest that this announcement might be a way to distract from the controversial issue of children being separated from their parents at the border.
Bills Share Certain Similarities
Both of the bills currently in the House are sponsored by Republicans and include funding for a border wall. These bills also reduce the amount of legal immigration and may reduce the chance for those already in the U.S. to bring their family members to this country. At least one of the bills under consideration is expected to include a provision regarding the forced separations of immigrant children from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Public Outcry About Missing Children
According to government officials, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents as part of Trump’s zero tolerance policies for immigration. The plight of these children has caught the attention of the public and has resulted in harsh criticism of the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration. A recent about-face by Trump has ended the policy of separating young children from their parents. For the children who have already entered the system under the old policy, however, the process of returning to their parents and families may take a significant amount of time and effort.
Continuing Need for Solid Legal Representation
Despite the reversal on child separations by the Trump administration, retaining the services of a qualified West Palm Beach immigration lawyer is essential to protect your rights in the current political climate. Resolving your visa issues and starting the process to obtain permanent legal residency for yourself and your family can sometimes provide you with added protection against adverse actions by ICE. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can help you navigate the legal requirements for green cards and other visas.
At Pozo Goldstein, we can provide you with the West Palm Beach immigration lawyer you need to resolve your legal issues quickly. With two former immigration prosecutors and a former judge on our team, we have access to the most effective strategies for your case. We work with you to ensure the best outcomes for you and your family. Call us today at 561-578-4977 to set up your free initial consultation with us. We look forward to the chance to work with you.