Trump & Immigration- Understanding How The Definition of Criminal Is Expanded & Solutions
January 27th, 2017. President Trump has decided to expand the definition of criminal as it refers to immigrants. What this means is for those people who have not filed a waiver where possible for their crimes, they may face imminent deportation, states Steven Riznyk, lead attorney at San Diego Biz Law (www.waiver-strategy.com), whose firm has been creating waivers for 29 years for both the public and 80 law firms nationwide.
With Trump’s executive order, federal agents will have a greater net with which to catch and deport persons here illegally. Additionally, president Trump’s definition includes anyone charged with a criminal offense and conviction is not necessary. In the order, it also includes anyone who has “committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense. This takes it a step further than the no conviction required, making it easy for an officer who believes someone has disobeyed a law, even if not even charge, to deport that person. Last but not least, anyone who “in the judgment of an immigration officer” is a risk to either the public safety or national security can be removed, with little intervention.
The best advice, states Mr Riznyk, is for persons with criminal records, especially those with visas and Green Cards who have avoided filing waivers to do so immediately in the event they should be affected in any way under the stricter standards, as the enforcement is much easier for the authorities, and people can get easily deported, even if they have families, a job, school, and a life in America. These changes will affect anyone who ‘has’ been convicted and filing a waiver, where possible, is something anyone with a conviction should consider at their earliest convenience while the option is still available.
Steven Riznyk is a business and immigration attorney who has been practicing for 29 years. He is an author and not only creates cases for immigration lawyers, he has been training them for decades in the complex areas of immigration law. His initial half-hour consultations are free and he can be reached at (619) 677-5727 or contact@SanDiegoBizLaw.com as well as