Trump’s plan to limit green cards: five things you need to know
By now you may have heard that President Trump came out on Twitter saying that:
“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
This has caused a lot of panic for those people who are trying to get green cards and visas in the US. However as of yet, nothing has changed from yesterday except that Trump has backed down on that statement and is now only talking about temporarily limiting new Green Cards, while stopping short on temporary visas for work, study or tourism.
While the Immigration and Nationality Act does empower the president with a broad spectrum of authority on immigration the following is also true:
1) As is typical when these executive orders are issued, litigation will follow.
The bottom line?
As I have said in previous pandemic-related blog posts, we are still processing green cards and visas for clients, and receiving them in the mail. It’s a great time to prepare paperwork, and submit visas before the economy restarts and a backlog from shelved cases happens.
Immigration is necessary during the pandemic & otherwise. Healthcare & Tech are keeping the US going right now. Both services are populated significantly by immigrants.I’ve been representing immigrants for nearly a quarter century. We need them Now more than ever.