Within the first week of the new Administration, new executive orders reshaped the country. In particular, three executive orders (EOs) significantly impact both refugees and immigrants. Broadly, the EOs demand that a wall is built at the US-Mexico border, pressures localities to comply with federal immigration enforcement, and temporarily bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees from entering as well.
There is likely to be a lot of confusion during this time. In case everything that has happened is still a blur, our Immigration team has created a fact sheet, plainly describing each EO to date that affects immigration.
If you have any questions, seek legal help from authorized immigration attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives.
Want to know if you eligible for current immigration relief? We offer free Immigration Eligibility Screenings at Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.