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Focus: What to Expect with a Republican Congress and a Trump Presidency
This month's free 45-minute telephonic EB5 Roundtable with Angelo Paparelli
Guest Speakers: Shae Armstrong, Law office of Shae Armstrong PLLC, and Jeff Campion, Pathways EB-5
President-elect Donald Trump made immigration a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, often offending immigrants and others with his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump also pledged to remove the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, a proposal that frightens immigrant communities.
There are a number of ways that a Trump administration might seek to accomplish mass removals, but they are fraught with legal obstacles and potential public backlash.
Removal of immigrants with criminal problems
In the beginning of his campaign, Trump targeted immigrants from Mexico as “criminals.” In so doing, he tapped into popular fears that persist even though social science research has demonstrated that immigrants are more, not less, law-abiding
Last week the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new final rule on employment Immigration that goes into effect on January 17, 2017.
There are several major changes. Here are some of the highlights:
1. Grace Periods for E, H-1B, L-1 and TN Classifications
There will now be a mandatory 10-day grace period for these categories before the petition or status begins, as well as a 10-day grace period after the petition or status ends. Foreign nationals in these classifications will be able to enter the US up to 10 days before their status is due to begin, and they can leave up to 10 days after it expires.
2. Grace Period After Cessation of Employment for E, H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1 and TN Classifications
Persons in these classifications and their dependents will be entitled to a 60-day grace period following the cessation of employment, provided their authorized stay is valid for at least 60 days after such cessation. If not, the grace period will end on the date the authorized