By: Antonio G. Revilla III
Former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor / Over 25 years of legal experience
The Trump Government, with its Executive Orders and Memos on Immigration,
has devised a plan, not of practical and realistic enforcement of Immigration
Laws, but rather one of propaganda to instill fear in non-citizens. Whether
self-deportation was the intent of the Trump administration or simply
a byproduct of their tough stance on immigration enforcement, some non-citizens
will find themselves resorting to such measures as their hope continues
to be eclipsed by fear.
If by design, the underlying and unspoken agenda is to cause so much fear
that people self-deport. The reality is that nothing regarding normal
and historical deportation trends are going to realistically change due
to a lack of man-power and economic resources. Mass deportation of 11
Million people will never happen, but perhaps the Trump propaganda machine
is hoping that it can make a small dent to satisfy its constituents by
scaring non-citizens into self-deportation.
The reality is these individuals who might consider self-deportation strictly
out of fear would probably not even be deported by the government since
such an undertaking simply isn’t feasible or logistically possible
without drastic and costly changes.
So, who is really in danger of being deported? Criminal aliens and those
non-citizens suspected of terrorism and fraud are always at risk of deportation
due to enforcement priorities, as has historically been the case throughout
the Obama Administration and others. However, certain crimes can subject
non-citizens to removal proceedings - not charges like DUI, jaywalking,
traffic infractions, and the like, so it’s important to understand
the difference and learn the facts before reacting to threats of deportation.
As for other non-citizens, there really is not so much risk as mentioned
above. The Trump government is hoping that fear will help to accomplish
its anti-immigrant goals. What they don’t realize is that when fear
is the motivator, their goals will likely fail.
It is recommended that you speak with an immigration attorney to address
any concerns about your immigration status. There is a lot of misinformation
being circulated and it’s advisable to discuss your situation with
an immigration lawyer who understands the law and can provide you with
the guidance you need to make informed decisions.
REVILLA LAW FIRM, P.A.
Miami immigration law firm with a concentration in Deportation Defense
Antonio G. Revilla III is a Former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor and a Miami
immigration lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience. Mr. Revilla
has dedicated his career to defending immigrants and keeping the American
Dream alive. As a Past President of the prestigious American Immigration
Lawyers Association (AILA), South Florida Chapter, Mr. Revilla's efforts
facilitated calls-to-action to motivate legislatures to support Comprehensive
Mr. Revilla is the president of Revilla Law Firm, P.A., a successful immigration
law practice located in Miami, Florida.
Contact Revilla Law Firm today to schedule a free in-office consultation
with Mr. Revilla.
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