During the campaign, Mr. Trump has said some very worrisome things about what he intends to do to immigrants. But he has also said a variety of totally inconsistent and sometimes impossible things. Here is a list of his 10 point immigration “plan”:
Most of these points are implausible, if not impossible to accomplish in a four year term.
He stated that he will begin the process of deporting the approximately 12 million undocumented people living in the United States. However, he also said he wants to impose a hiring freeze on federal employees, cut taxes, and balance the budget. In order to deport that many people, he would have to increase America’s law enforcement apparatus at least ten fold, at an enormous cost. Moreover, he also said that he will build the wall first and secure the border (which could take years) and then would figure out how to deal with those people already here.
In the coming weeks we hope to get some idea of what Mr. Trump is going to do by seeing whom he names to his cabinet (the other officials in power at the top of his administration). People will be closely watching what he does and says about immigration because his platform was so ambitious and overzealous. At the moment, keep in mind the following and do not panic:
DACA and TPS deserve additional focus because it is likely that Mr. Trump will make efforts to end these programs. If you have a case pending with us, you are in much better shape than anyone without a lawyer. If you already have DACA or TPS, we recommend that you renew your status at the first opportunity. Please work with us to get your case filed as quickly as possible, given the uncertainty. If you are currently undocumented, but you are eligible to file for immigration benefits such as adjustment of status or naturalization, now is the time to do it.
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