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ICE Targets Immigrants Trying to Acquire Green Card After Marriage

Marriage Based Green Card

A class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against President Donald Trump cited actions taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against individuals married to U.S. citizens and in the process of seeking legal residency status. According to the ACLU, ICE is detaining people illegally and attempting to deport them despite their adherence to all legal requirements to achieve lawful permanent residency in the United States. The lawsuit asserts that these actions are illegal and are indicative of a racial animus on the part of the Trump administration and officials of ICE.

Following the Rules

Many of those targeted by ICE were in the process of attending required interviews as part of the process to acquire a green card after marrying a U.S. citizen. By going after people who are playing by the rules and working with ICE to follow the legally required process for acquiring a green card and eventual citizenship, the federal government is deliberately circumventing lawful efforts by those entitled to seek residency and eventual citizenship in the U.S.

Part of a Pattern of Abuses

ICE has been involved in numerous incidents that seem to display an overwhelming desire to pursue immigrants regardless of their own regulations. This may arise from racial animus on the part of the Trump administration, an allegation supported by certain statements by President Trump about preferring immigrants from Norway over those from other parts of the world. For those in our area, retaining the services of a qualified and experienced Miami immigration lawyer can provide some protection against these aggressive actions by ICE and can ensure the best outcomes for those targeted by the Trump administration and federal agencies.

Discouraging Legal Immigration

The actions taken by ICE and the Trump administration against those who are complying with the process for achieving lawful permanent residency in the U.S. could have a stifling effect on individuals seeking to remain in the U.S. legally after marrying a citizen of this country. In most cases, working with a Miami immigration lawyer can ensure the greatest protection against abuses by federal agencies during these proceedings.

If you need the services of an experienced Miami immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can help with the most comprehensive legal support for your case. We have two former immigration prosecuting attorneys and a former judge on our team, allowing us to provide you with expert guidance from both sides of the issue. Call us today at 305-856-0400 to schedule a free consultation with us. At Pozo Goldstein, we are here to protect your rights and resolve your immigration issues.