Immigration is not an easily understood concept for many. While the word itself sounds relatively straightforward, the lengths that people go to in order to immigrate to a new company can be quite extreme and create a major divide in the acceptance of the citizens in the United States. People who are immigrating face a unique breadth of challenges that are often misunderstood by many.
As the topic of immigration continues to become heated, concerns are rising about the Trump administration’s latest announcement of their intention to shutter several overseas immigration offices in the near future. Discussions are underway to transition the responsibilities of those offices to locations that are in the U.S. The reason behind the proposed change is to save millions of dollars by consolidating the work that is currently being done in the field offices overseas and maximizing the resources in the U.S.
Legal professionals are concerned about what will happen if officials follow through with the proposed plans. The immigration system is already overloaded and efforts to help immigrants are backlogged. Experts are worried that the pending changes could only be a disservice and that financial costs will eventually be counterproductive to the reason the initial change was implemented.
If people are working toward becoming a U.S. citizen, legal professionals are an invaluable resource. People can rely on attorneys to give insight and provide support throughout a process that can oftentimes be confusing and overwhelming.
Source: NBC News, “Concerns rise over U.S. plan to close all overseas immigration offices,” Nicole Acevedo, Carmen Sesin and Reuters, Mar. 14, 2019