Two Executive Orders Issued January 25, 2017

President Trump has taken significant steps with respect to setting immigration policy just days into his presidency by issuing the following Presidential Executive Orders on January 25, 2017:

  • Presidential Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States – Issued on January 25th.
  • Presidential Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – Issued on January 25th.

We will be providing analysis of the directives contained in these Executive Orders and will also be providing you with information about implementation and impact as the days unfold and this information becomes available.

We know that you may be full of fear thinking of what lies before us in the wake of the issuance of these Executive Orders. You also may be wondering what these Executive Orders mean for your families, your businesses and your communities specifically. In the coming days, weeks and months, we pledge to continue our pursuit of immigrant rights and to continue our work to protect the ideals that we all hold dear.

In the meantime, we urge you to seek out legal assistance in those situations where you have questions about your immigration status and the options available to you. Further, we recommend that you consider speaking with legal counsel about pursuing benefit applications that are available to you in the here and now. Finally, during these uncertain times, we recommend that you consult with an attorney prior to departing the United States to discuss the risks associated with international travel.