Evidence suggests that the policy instituted by President Donald Trump to separate immigrant children from their parents at the border was put in place during the early days of his administration. Sources indicate that Stephen Miller, a senior policy advisor to the White House, played a significant role in the implementation of this new initiative as a part of the zero-tolerance policy instituted by the Trump administration against those who come into the country illegally and those who commit crimes, no matter how minor, as legal immigrants in the U.S.
Inhumane and Cruel
Immigration activists have blasted the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents as a cruel and unjust punishment for these individuals, many of whom came to the U.S. seeking asylum from dangerous conditions in their home countries. Supporters of this practice, however, believe it serves to deter other immigrants from seeking to enter the country legally or illegally. The controversy surrounding the policy of separating immigrant children from parents has led many immigrants already in the U.S. to question their own safety and personal security in this country.
More than 2,000 Children Affected
Although President Trump has reversed the separation policy for those entering the country, it is estimated that more than 2,000 children continue to remain in custody without access to their parents. The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for providing shelter for these children. Unfortunately, understaffing has stretched the agency’s resources to the limit and may make it difficult to locate some children already in the system.
The Importance of Seeking Legal Help
For legal residents and undocumented immigrants alike, it can seem as if a target has been placed squarely on their backs. Working with a knowledgeable New York immigration lawyer can be a solid step toward protecting yourself and your family from the hostile policies of the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Your New York immigration lawyer can provide you with professional guidance and support for visa issues, applications for green cards and pathways to citizenship.
If you need a qualified and experienced New York immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can help you achieve your goals in the U.S. We have the most knowledgeable staff and the expertise you and your family need to resolve visa problems and achieve the right to remain in this country legally. Call us today at 212-201-9031 to schedule a free initial consultation with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.