President Trump recently threatened to “close up the country” if Congress fails to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“You can’t allow people to pour into our country the way they’re doing,” he said.
By “close up the country,” it’s unclear whether Trump meant he would halt immigration entirely or refuse to sign the next spending bill if it failed to include funding for a border wall, thereby shutting down the federal government. Since March, Trump has threatened the latter, suggesting he will “close down the country.”
Trump signed a spending package in March that funds the federal government through the end of September. That package allocated $1.6 billion for border security. However, it did not set aside funding for a border wall.
In recent months, Trump and his administration have ratcheted up anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. “We’ve very much toughened up the border, but the laws are horrible,” Trump said recently. “The laws in this country for immigration and illegal immigration are absolutely horrible.”
The Alcorn Immigration Law team urges those eligible for a visa or green card to apply while they still can. If you, an employee, or a loved one needs assistance, please contact us.
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 57,000 Honduran nationals on January 5, 2020. Honduran citizens join the 248,000 citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan whose TPS will not be renewed by DHS.
The Trump administration has made it harder for those seeking asylum to find refuge in the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to prosecute all who cross the border illegally—including asylum seekers—and separate children from their parents.
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The Alcorn Immigration Law team is closely monitoring the latest immigration developments. We can help you, your employees, or your loved ones come to or stay in the U.S. to live and work. Contact us.