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President Trump’s Recent Immigration Executive Authority

By Michael H. Markovitch, Esq. on April, 21, 2020

On April 20,  President Trump tweeted, “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!”

Since that tweet, my office has received numerous emails and telephone calls as to “what does this mean to our current cases?”   I tell all my clients the same thing – “This is a temporary Order and will not impact most family-based immigration cases.”  

One key point to rememeber is that curenlty this temporary ban will NOT affect American citiziens seeking to sponsor their wives or children.

Although the President’s tweet is probably bluster aimed at exciting his anti-immigrant base during an election year, it's best to wait for the announcentment of his final executive order before we decide on the next best course of action. As it is; he is considering a halt on immigration for a temporary period of 60 days. As of right now, there isn't much happening in immigration at any rate as the offices are temporarily closed because of the pandemic our world is dealing with. This does not mean that your case will not be processed at all. I believe that all it means is a temporary hold.

We understand that teams in the White House are working on different versions of the executive order, and we await the final text of the executive order. If the executive order crosses constitutional or common law boundaries, I,  and my very active organization, American Immigration Lawyers Association” have no doubt that in all likelihood, the federal courts will step in and issue an immediate restraining order as they have done for the President’s on several occasions in the past. 

In the meantime, we are proceeding with cases accordingly.

For further information or questions, you may have, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Michael H. Markovitch.

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