LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- President Trump's Presidential Order 13768 issued January 25th of this year has caused fear amongst Permanent Residents who are now rushing to apply for citizenship. Regrettably, without much guidance, immigration lawyers are telling people not to travel, but wondering if spending the money on a waiver is necessary as these people are a priority for removal.
On the one hand, without much direction, immigration lawyers are trying to save the public money by not rushing them to have waivers created. On the other hand, if these same people end up in a DUI or traffic accident, they could end up in jail the same day and in a federal holding facility for removal the same week. It's a difficult situation and immigration lawyers are seeking direction for their panicked clients.
Waivers are legal documents that allow the government to 'waive' or forgive previous mistakes such as criminal records or overstays. Regrettably, many members of the public believe all they have to do is fill out the form, states Steven Riznyk, Lead Attorney at www.waiver-strategy.com. In his 29 years of practice he has only heard of one client who won a case with a form alone. Most waiver cases require a highly sophisticated legal brief that takes many hours of research and Mr Riznyk, who has a degree in biochemistry and experimental genetics, equates its challenges to those of neurosurgery.
At this time there are more questions than answers. There are many foreign-born persons with criminal issues that range from shoplifting to more serious offences. Those with serious offenses should hire a law firm to create a waiver as soon as they can as they are on the Enforcement Priority list of Presidential Order 13768. As to those with more minor offenses, it is hard to establish what to do at this time. On the one hand, it would be safer to file a waiver as they would most likely not be removed pending a decision. A waiver can be expensive and for many, it is a very severe hardship. On the other hand, a simple car accident can be the beginning of the end of their stay in the United States.
Steven Riznyk is a business and immigration attorney who has been practicing for 29 years. He is an author and not only creates cases for immigration lawyers, he has been training them for decades in the complex areas of immigration law. His initial half-hour consultations are free and he can be reached at (619) 677-5727 or contact@SanDiegoBizLaw.com as well as stevenriznyk on Skype.
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