Immigration Lawyers See Caseloads Surge as Anxious Clients Brace for Trump
The Washington Post reports that immigration attorneys in the Washington area and across the country say they have seen a surge in calls, consultations and clients since Election Day, a growth fueled by Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric and the across-the-board gains of Republicans with hard-line views on border issues. Not only undocumented persons are concerned:
“Even H-1B visa holders, skilled foreign workers brought into the country by companies who say they can’t find U.S. citizens with needed skills, feel they may be at risk, according to those who work with them.
Morris Deutsch, of the Washington-based Deutsch, Killea and Eapen law firm, said some of his corporate clients have expressed concern that such visas might be restricted or revoked, based on questions from Trump and some of his allies about whether visa holders take jobs away from American workers.”
The Post article, by Patricia Sullivan, may be found online here.