What does a Trump victory mean for (un)documented immigrants?
I’m sitting here at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tampa, FL, still in shock over what happened two nights ago. Now that I have thought about it, I’m calmer than I thought I’d ever been. I’m calm because we have laws and rules that even a President would not be able to repeal.
My first thought is, relax. You have rights. Even if you are undocumented, you may not be removed without due process. This means that you may not be removed without appearing before a judge. This is the case unless you fall in a very low percentage of cases where you have a very serious conviction.
Being placed in removal proceedings might not be the worst thing either. Being in removal proceedings will allow you to apply for relief in court that you might not have thought about like Cancellation if Removal or asylum.
The key to fighting is to hire a competent lawyer who will help protect your rights. Call me today to schedule a consultation. I’ve zealously represented documented and undocumented immigrants and will do the same for you.
America has a deep immigrant root that cannot be removed that easily.