On Aug. 12, the Trump administration announced a new rule that could significantly lower the number of legal immigrants eligible to obtain and maintain residency in California and the rest of the United States. The rule change continues the Trump Administration's aggressive stance on immigration.
Keeping up to date on U.S. immigration law policies is challenging, to say the least. Laws are often complex, and lawmakers are constantly adding new laws that may or may not affect your particular legal status if you happen to be a Colorado immigrant. It's difficult for the average person to follow or even understand the many immigration issues that have a significant impact on people's lives today.
While the restrictions imposed on refugees and asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border have received more widespread media attention, others in the U.S., including international students and workers, are also facing escalated problems as they aim to remain in the country. Students and new graduates who have attended university in California are facing lengthy delays or even denials when applying for visas to complete necessary training and launch their careers. For example, international medical residents coming from countries as close as Canada or as far as China have been delayed in their education by immigration hold-ups.
When you live or work in Colorado or any other state, you have certain personal rights protected under the U.S. Constitution. No one can undermine those rights for any reason. The more you understand your rights ahead of time, the better able to protect them you might be if a legal problem arises. As one of many immigrants in this state, you might have concerns about legal status problems.
A California court has ruled to block the enforcement of a Trump administration rule that would deny nearly all applications for asylum at the nation's southern border. The judge issued an injunction against the rule, which requires that asylum seekers look for safe haven in another country before applying for asylum in the U.S. The rule is thereby suspended until further proceedings have been conducted. According to an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, the decision is a victory for vulnerable families and individuals.