The weekend saw another blow to the immigrants. The administration blocked another practice that will help the immigrants to stay in the country. The U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions barred the immigration judges to shelve the cases from the dockets. This was many a times done for the immigrants who had deep ties in the country.
The practice of shelving the cases was known as administrative clouse. It allowed the judges to clear all the low-priority cases from the docket. It was generally done to let the immigrants stay in the country for indefinite period of time as they got information about their immigration status from the country’s government.
Under presidents Obama, this practice was implied to help the judges close the low priority cases administratively and focus on the high priority cases. This helped the judges to reduce the immigration backlog that erupted as the cases the going through very slowly. The last six years, judges closed about 2,00,000 cases under President Obama’s last six years of presidency. Nonetheless, what is important to say is that this procedure was used for the immigrants without any criminal backgrounds. These immigrants lived in the country for several years and have spouses and children that are US citizens. In the majority of cases the immigrants are also eligible for the work permit.
As the various practices go, the change in administration saw that the practice was completely scraped from the office. He has repeatedly declared all the immigrant people in the country whether they pose a risk to the security or not threat and subject to deportation. As all the immigrants come under the the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, this change can affect their immigrant status. This happened when the a judge granted administrative closure for the case of an unaccompanied minor from Guatemala. With precedent in place, it is something that would be done all across the country.
With the immigrant future unsecure, the best immigration lawyers in NJ advice the immigrants to hire an immigration attorney as soon as possible. With an expert by their side, it will become easier for the immigrants to through the system and get their citizenship, immigration extension or learn more about their status.
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