Basically, this means that the immigration enforcement priorities have been broadened to absurd proportions where even people who are merely accused of a crime can be prioritized for removal.
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West Valley City, UT (PRWEB) March 03, 2017
Donald Trump recently signed an executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” stating, in part, that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall prioritize for removal those aliens described by the Congress as well as removable aliens who have been convicted of any criminal offense; have been charged with any criminal offense, where such charge has not been resolved; have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense; have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a governmental agency; have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits; are subject to a final order of removal, but who have not complied with their legal obligation to depart the United States; or, in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.
“These executive actions can potentially strip refugees and Lawful Permanent Residents of their statutory and constitutional rights,” said immigration attorney Carlos Navarro, of Heier, Ishola & Navarro. “Basically, this means that the immigration enforcement priorities have been broadened to absurd proportions where even people who are merely accused of a crime can be prioritized for removal.”
In light of Trump’s executive order, Navarro lists the following three tips for immigrants who are facing removal:
No. 1: Know your rights. “For many, this means seeking out an attorney that you trust and have them ready as a backup plan,” stressed Navarro.
No. 2: Have an emergency plan with family. “This entails knowing what to do if one or both parents don’t come home,” noted Navarro. “Have a list of contact numbers and money set aside. Have a plan of where children should go if something like that should happen.”
No. 3: Use preventative measures. It is imperative to always follow the law. “This means avoiding any interactions with law enforcement where you are the subject of investigation, but one should not be afraid of reporting crimes or cooperating with police,” concluded Navarro.
About Carlos Navarro, Heier, Ishola & Navarro, PLLC
Attorney Carlos Navarro, the son of two immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, has a lifelong interest in United States’ immigration policies and a desire to help individuals who, like his family, seek peaceful and productive lives in the United States. Heier, Ishola & Navarro, PLLC, focuses on immigration, including deportation defense/appeals, bonds, stays of removal, asylum (affirmative or defensive), consular processing, waivers, DACA (Deferred Action), family/finance petitions, adjustment of status/visas, naturalization and federal criminal re-entry charges. For more information, please call (801) 886-0500, or visit http://hinlegal.com/. The law office is located at 1750 W. Research Way, Suite 204, West Valley City, UT 84119.
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