In 2018, Trump officials will make it more perilous for refugees, high-skilled and family immigrants to enter or remain in America.
In short, I think we can see unprecedented change to immigration laws and policies. I think that the Federal Government will take note of what has been happening in the individual states with respect to their state level immigration laws that states have passed in the last 5-6 years. A lot of ink has been spilled both in the federal courts and at the supreme court level. We have gotten used to a status quo in decades past that has been reversed since the Trump administration took office. Whether it’s rescinding TPS, no longer giving deference to previously adjudicated applications at USCIS or the plan to reduce immigration court backlogs by half by the year 2020, you can be sure that there will be continued changes to what was once thought of as a status quo.