We have been receiving many calls from clients expressing their concern, fear and worry about their immigration process after Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. We are writing this to address these concerns.
We are a country of democracy and with that comes many blessings and responsibilities. The people of America have spoken and they have said that they want Trump to be our next President. It is important to understand exactly what that means. Throughout his campaign, President-Elect Trump has stated that he will ban Muslims, deport undocumented immigrants and build walls to keep immigrants out. We understand that this can incite an extreme amount of fear in those who do not have status or a secure placement in the USA. However, it is important for everyone to know that as of today, Trump does not have the authority to make any changes. As of today, the immigration process in the United States remains unchanged. Although we believe the panic resonating throughout the country and the world are completely justified, the truth is the immigration process remains unchanged. By no means does this mean that there will be no changes in the future; however, the president alone cannot make such vast changes. The beauty of democracy also includes the benefit of checks and balances; we have the Supreme Court, Congress, Senate and numerous other legal agencies that are consulted and deferred to when federal changes are made. Moreover, the process of change is a slow one. In the sad event that President-Elect Trump does choose to make such strict guidelines for immigrants, the change will take a significant amount of time and effort. Therefore, the need to panic is not upon us yet. With all of that being said it is imperative that those with pending immigration matters do not partake in any unlawful activity and continue to be productive members of our society.
We at Elkhalil Law hope that the good outweighs the bad and that our new President implements policies that will only welcome and unite the people of this nation and the world. Although his rhetoric has not allowed us to believe that he will take such a position, we simply do not know until it happens. We urge everyone to remain calm and take solace in the fact that the President does not have absolute power to make the changes President-Elect Trump suggested throughout his campaign. As a diverse firm with employees coming from all walks of life, we share your sentiment in the outcome of this election. However, it is important that you, your families and loved ones know that it will be awhile before significant changes can be made (good or bad) and we here at Elkhalil Law will continue to fight for our clients and their best interest.
We thank you for your time and hope that we have put some of you at ease. Please feel free to contact our firm for any questions regarding your case.
The Elkhalil Law Team