Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by the South China Morning Post in “U.S. Extends Special ‘Safe Haven’ Status for Hongkongers Seeking Refuge.” Steve said that even if the temporary “safe haven” extension had not been granted in time, that would not have meant Hongkongers in the United States would have been deported immediately. “You cannot just pick someone up and kick them out. There’s due process for everyone in the United States,” he said. First, the Department of Homeland Security would have to issue a subpoena for individuals to appear before an immigration judge, and then those individuals could apply for asylum, a first step to a green card, he said. Read the article here.