Wednesday, June 28, 2017

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS: Immigration Attorneys Describe Surge In Deportations Under Trump

For Grand Forks' single immigration law firm, business is growing and changing under President Donald Trump.
New executive orders made by the president led to a 38 percent increase in the number of people detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in the first quarter of 2017, which local attorneys say has changed the status of immigration law in the region and across the country, and crowded the dockets of the nearest federal immigration court in the Twin Cities.
Last year, Swanson Law Office was working mostly to get H1-B high-skilled immigrant worker visas, J-1 student visas, and helping those who marry foreign nationals obtain citizenship for their spouses.
"Recently, we're seeing a lot more deportation defense," Billy Bailey, an attorney at Swanson Law Office, said. "It's really ramped up."
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