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Immigration Lawyers in the Trump Era

Hey guys! How is business? At the office I currently wor confused1l9303/13/17
Just curious, what services are the majority of callers want porochi03/14/17
They don't have specific requests. They just want to know if confused1l9303/14/17
Do you advise them to update their passports at their consul trumpgroupie03/14/17
this is like telling someone who's indebted to the mob and b dingbat03/14/17
I am only a law student so I do not advise them to do ANYTHI confused1l9303/14/17
Tell them to ask an immigration lawyer. isthisit03/14/17
When I worked at an immigration firm almost a decade ago, mo trickydick03/14/17
Research DACA. It's still available. porochi03/14/17
Establishing guardianships and power of attorney with family barelylegal03/14/17
confused1l93 (Mar 13, 2017 - 8:57 pm)

Hey guys!

How is business? At the office I currently work at, calls have NOT STOPPED. How is it going with you guys?

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porochi (Mar 14, 2017 - 1:00 am)

Just curious, what services are the majority of callers wanting? Removal representation? Benefits applications?

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confused1l93 (Mar 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm)

They don't have specific requests. They just want to know if they qualify for "something". Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

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trumpgroupie (Mar 14, 2017 - 1:07 pm)

Do you advise them to update their passports at their consulate and prepare to move home?

Tell them to get their anchor baby children registered as citizens in their home country so that the family can all move back together?

There is no need to break up these families. They all need to go home as a family unit.

The best advice you could give them is to voluntarily depart now before ICE gets them registered in their system. If they get a mandatory deportation order on their record, then it will be almost impossible to ever get a visa in the future. At a minimum it will be many years.

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dingbat (Mar 14, 2017 - 3:36 pm)

this is like telling someone who's indebted to the mob and broke as a joke that he should just pay up.



Part of the problem with a lot of people is that they get wrapped up in a detail without looking at the bigger picture. Imagine being Uber's lawyer. So many of their business decisions were pretty much "well, it's probably violating something, but let's grow as big as we can as quick as we can and deal with the fallout later"

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confused1l93 (Mar 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm)

I am only a law student so I do not advise them to do ANYTHING.

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isthisit (Mar 14, 2017 - 3:38 pm)

Tell them to ask an immigration lawyer.

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trickydick (Mar 14, 2017 - 4:51 pm)

When I worked at an immigration firm almost a decade ago, most of our clients utilized our services at the behest of family or employers who pressured them to get legalized under one basis or another. These people didn't want our clients deported. That type of pressure has probably intensified these days.

Now I work in torts and clients of mine who are undocumented ask me how their immigration status will affect their cases, what happens to their claims if they're deported, and flood me with requests for referrals to immigration attorneys.

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porochi (Mar 14, 2017 - 8:33 pm)

Research DACA. It's still available.

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barelylegal (Mar 14, 2017 - 9:48 pm)

Establishing guardianships and power of attorney with family members who are here legally for kids with parents who are at risk of being deported is very popular in my area right now.

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