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Is Trump Building an "Invisible Wall" for Legal Migration?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing whether or not the current Administration is building for lack of better term, an "invisible wall" pertaining to legal migrants attempting to come to the United States. 

Amongst colleagues of mine, mostly Immigration Attorneys, I have seen some discussion that Trump is trying to put up, for lack of better term, a "metaphorical barricades” to keep legal migrants from coming into the United States. I think that these metaphors, for lack of a better word, are somewhat unwarranted. 

That being stated, administratively I must note developments within the apparatus designed to process both Fiancée and Marriage Visas, which we deal with a lot of in our office, yes, there have been various things, various changes that have come into effect notably things like the September 11th memo of 2018 which basically changed the way in which Requests for Evidence are issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Moreover, some changes with respect to Executive Orders pertaining to Non-immigrant visas issued at US Embassies and Consulates abroad. Meanwhile, various aspects of budget considerations given to things like Department of State overseas etc. would seem to suggest an overall policy change in the Administration. Moreover, this video is being made on the heels of announcements that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be closing international offices; that is offices abroad.  So all these things taken in sort of in their totality, does somewhat lead me to believe that the Administration is not necessarily pro-immigration and those that watch the news at night, are well aware that that is the case. 

What does this mean for processing of cases? Well, it means an Attorney, someone like myself, needs to be extra aware of how the process works, extra assiduous with respect to processing visa applicants and we just need to stay on top of the system in order to be best prepared to go ahead and process people through the system and ultimately, in most cases hopefully obtain a successful result.