Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by the Times of India in “Nasscom Says Trump Move on Federal Contracts Misguided.” He said the latest executive order seems innocuous, but that “as we have seen with prior executive orders, this may be the starting point to increase H-1B enforcement generally. Moreover, even if the review doesn’t do much, it is good publicity for Trump to appear to support American workers as part of his re-election campaign.” The article can be found here.
Steve was quoted by Univision in “¿Se pueden limpiar los antecedentes migratorios? Respondemos tus preguntas de inmigración” (English translation: “Can Immigration Records Be Cleared? We Answer Your Immigration Questions.” Although the federal government has the right to deport people with legitimate final or absent deportation orders, some “may be subject to challenge. Immigrants have rights,” he said. For example, he explained, “Given inefficiencies in the immigration court system, many people may have received a deportation order illegally because ICE did not have their correct address to notify them of their date in immigration court.” In such cases, he noted, “affected individuals may have the right to reopen their immigration case.” If this is your case, Mr. Yale-Loehr recommended, “find a lawyer now.” The article can be found here.