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It's D-Day! Donald Trump's Presidency Begins Today!

What to do Now ?

Things to Remember During the Next Four Years!

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) after being sworn in as president with his wife Melania, and children Barron, Donald, Ivanka and Tiffany at his side during inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump has officially been sworn in as the Nation’s 45th President.  To many immigrants, his arrival into the Oval Office presents a fear of the unknown–that is what could happen to me and my family?.  Rest assured, there yet is hope for you and yours.

To many migrants (i.e. legal, undocumented, illegal, political, as well as economic migrants) America may witness a shift from the economic, social, legal, and cultural policies, and legacies of President Barack Obama. However, there are some immigrants, those legally documented, who are awaiting the fruition of the promises made by President Trump to grow the economy, create new jobs, promote business-friendly laws,  actively implement fiscal policies supportive of the inflow of foreign investments into the United States.  Whichever category you fall under, once again, rest assured there is yet still hope for all immigrants.

President Elect Trump has notably stated his plan to begin a mass deportation of immigrants.  A November 2016 New York Times post highlights Mr. Trump’s unequivocal desire to legally initiate the deportation of 2-3 million illegal (and perhaps undocumented) immigrants. The successful and legal enforcement of this agenda would lead to mass deportation and potential separation of families. An outcome similar to Joseph Swing’s famous “Operation Wetback.” A 1954 mass deportation scheme co-implemented with the Mexican government under the Bracers program which lasted from 1942 to 1964.

Under Trump’s plan, which is likely to follow the Operation Wetback model, immigrants arrested near the border who possess no legal immigration documents, immigrants with aggravated felonies, and immigrants once deported to Mexico, will be subjected to “Speed Deportation.” Although in theory, the Speed Deportation process should take a few days or weeks to implement, in reality, cases currently take at least a year before they are heard by the Immigration Judge. A situation arising from the backlog of existing and pending unresolved cases.  Thus realistically speaking, President Trump’s mass deportation scheme may be more difficult to implement than expected.
Thus, How can you protect yourself from deportation throughout President Trump’s immigration plan to deport millions of immigrants?  I propose the following three (3) ways:
1.  Obey all laws governing the residents and citizens of the United States.
2.  Avoid the use or possession of non-prescription drugs.
3.  Neither drive under the influence or use of alcohol or any illegal substance. Following these recommendations will ensure you do not receive a DUI ticket, end up in jail, or be deported.
Lastly, do not be listed with convicted immigrants charged for committing any offence such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUIs), the use/possession of illegal drugs, inciting violence, fighting, disturbing the public peace, or any other crime. Remember, as a non-US citizen, the odds of being deported are likely stacked against you.  Remain vigilant at all times.

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