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Trump Ends Program Allowing Entry for Families of Filipino Veterans of WWII

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During World War II, about 6,000 soldiers from the Philippines fought alongside American soldiers as part of the war effort. These soldiers were granted U.S. citizenship in the years that followed these noble acts. In 2016, President Barack Obama issued an order that allowed relatives of these brave soldiers to come to the United States while they awaited formal admission. In August 2019, however, the Trump administration announced that this program would be terminated. This action has been received by immigration advocates as a sign of disrespect for the veterans who earned their citizenship by risking their lives and an ongoing slap in the face to all immigrants entering the United States and those who are already here.

Adding Insult to Injury

This unnecessary and cruel decision on the part of the Trump administration is nothing new for those working their way through the immigration system. New regulations, restrictions and enforcement tactics have created stress and worry among the immigrant community across the United States. Many of these changes to the immigration system seem solely designed to create obstacles to legal permanent residence, asylum and legal entry into this country. For many immigrants, the best course of action is to consult with a qualified New York immigration lawyer when dealing with these new regulations and requirements.

How an Attorney Can Help

Your New York immigration lawyer will work with you to find the most practical solutions for dealing with visa overstays, applications for citizenship and adverse actions by federal immigration agencies. By working with a knowledgeable and experienced New York immigration lawyer, you can protect your legal rights and those of your family in managing a wide range of activities and in achieving your goals to live, work and study legally in the United States.

At Oltarsh & Associates, we offer practical support for families in navigating the immigration system and in staying on the right side of federal authorities to include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. We work with you to provide help with obtaining work-based and family-based visas and in applying for citizenship successfully. Our attorneys can also help you deal with deportation proceedings and can protect your legal rights both in and out of immigration court. Give us a call today at 212-944-9420 to schedule a free case evaluation. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your legal needs.

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