The decision to close the borders
The Coronavirus brought many changes that forced governments to take emergency measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Since the US has been one of the countries most affected by the Coronavirus, almost all of the borders of the US are temporarily closed.
Trump’s administration decided to close most of the borders to avoid massive contagion and this has generated several socio-economic changes in the country.
The southern border is not completely closed yet and normally, it is where the majority of immigrants arrive. However, there has been a noticeable change in the number of people received daily.
Impact on immigration
Since Trump took office in 2017, he has focused on reducing illegal immigration and delaying visas, residency, and asylum requests.
In fact, Trump mentioned at a conference last Wednesday that deportation processes, for immigrants who tried to cross the border illegally, will be expedited as soon as possible.
Immigrants are facing an adverse situation now as immigration offices are temporarily closed, appointments have been rescheduled, and all inquiries are made over the phone or virtually.
The positive thing is that with the closure of the borders and the world situation in general, illegal immigration has decreased considerably in recent days.
Advocates ask for help
Immigrants captured in detention centers must wait a considerable time to receive a response to their cases and now it is going to take much longer with the COVID-19.
They do not have enough space to have distance between each other, therefore, the spread of the virus can be very possible.
Anwen Hughes represents immigrants held in Elizabeth. He stated: “It seems that it is only a matter of time before the virus reaches these particular environments (…) there is the opposite of social distancing, it is like a social accumulation.”
Immigrant rights advocates are contacting the US government to request freedom to those who are not a threat to society.
Mainly, they demand freedom for immigrants with some type of medical condition that can worsen the risk of vulnerability to the virus.
Detained children are also being defended as they are in government custody in overcrowded juvenile detention centers.
In times of crisis, Motion Law advises you by telephone on immigration
The best choice we have at the moment is to do things right, with the proper guidance and avoid illegal immigration at all costs, it is a very big risk.
At Motion Law we have expert attorneys in immigration requests and we can always find the correct solution to meet your needs.
Although the immigration offices are temporarily closed, we can still go through a virtual and telephone process to complete the forms and applications necessary for a successful petition.
Our main goal will always be to help people who want to create a new future in the US.
If you have any questions about an immigration problem or a case you may have currently in progress, please feel free to contact us for a FREE Telephone Consultation with one of our expert immigration attorneys.
Just call Motion Law today at: (202) 918-1799.