Changes to U.S. Immigration Law?
While we have no way to know for sure the implications of Donald J. Trump's presidential win on the undocumented among us, we want you to know that Bander Law Firm, P.L.L.C. is here to represent you and argue any relief available on your behalf.
Importantly, once in power, president-elect Trump will likely not do anything to change the current legal immigration system--a system from which he has benefited greatly. In the past, Trump organizations, like the modeling agency, The Mar-a-Lago Club and Trump Bay Street have used the H1B, O1, and H2B visas to hire employees and the EB5 Program to secure U.S. lawful permanent residence for investors. Moreover, president-elect Trump's foreign-born wife Melania was reported to have been in H1B status herself for five years and then self-petitioned as an alien of extraordinary ability in modeling to become a U.S. lawful permanent resident.
We expect these principal options used by Bander Law Firm, P.L.L.C. for work visas and U.S. permanent residence to remain open and available to our clients. For example, just this week, Bander Law Firm, P.L.L.C. successfully obtained O-1 visa classification for a Chinese graphic designer, an Eastern European client was approved for an immigrant visa based on her extraordinary ability as a fashion model, and a client appeared at the U.S. consulate in Santiago for issuance of an immigrant visa based on an approved EB5 Program investment.
For the undocumented, another option we foresee continuing in the Trump Administration is the Provisional Waiver, since it is authorized by federal regulation and not by one of President Obama's executive orders of which Trump promised to rescind.
We also predict that the Cuban Adjustment Act, that has recently been used by the firm to assist so many Venezuelan families of the Cuban Diaspora, will remain in full effect, since the Cuban Adjustment Act is a law, not the result of executive authority, and Cuba is not a democracy.
Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you in any immigration matter.
Stephen M. Bander