The Trump administration has made several moves lately that threaten the immigration process for countless individuals who wish to come to the United States legally. You are almost certainly aware of the travel ban that barred individuals from certain Muslim countries from temporarily entering the United States. That ban has been temporarily lifted, but the number of refugees allowed into the country has been cut by 60,000 for 2017. The current administration poses a threat to legal immigration as well as refugees.
There are proposals to eliminate the immediate relative classification for PARENTS OF U.S. CITIZENS, to reduce the number of immigrant visas by 1/2, and proposals to cut or eliminate the ability of U.S. companies to hire highly skilled persons. For further understanding of why this is a problem please see the article – Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work without Immigrants
In firm news, my presentation at "Refugees 101 with a Religious Perspective" on the legal aspects of the refugee crisis is now available on my website. Click here
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