The Trump administration is expected to roll out a revised executive order on immigration at any time now. President Trump says the new order will protect our people while at the same time surpassing the courts that halted an earlier version. The new order is expected to clarify one major point that was unclear with the first order: The executive order will not impact green card holders.
This new version is said to be a tighter, more streamlined version of the first executive order on immigration. Acknowledging the rushed rollout of the previous order, which caused chaos in airports across the country and widespread demonstrations, the Trump administration says that officials are now working on a “phase in” period for parts of the order to take effect.
The new order is also expected to address concerns of the 9th Circuit federal appeals court, which blocked the original order, that travelers’ due process rights were not being respected by giving detailed notice of restrictions for those with current or pending visas. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly stated over the weekend that the goal of this new order will be “to make sure that there’s no one, in a sense, caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports, which happened on the first release.”
The new executive order was expected to be released yesterday, but still has not been announced. Berardi Immigration Law is committed to providing the most up-to-date information to our clients and will continue to closely monitor the release of the new order.
If you are interested in immigrating to the United States or have questions on your eligibility, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!