Arrested while applying for a green card: US immigration experts fear policy shift

Arrested while applying for a green card: US immigration experts fear policy shift

By Susan Zalkind – Saturday 1 April 2017- The Guardian

Multiple cases of people being arrested while seeking green cards marks a dramatic shift in immigration policy, say observers: ‘This is what we all feared’

Leandro Arriaga arrived at the immigration office with his US citizen wife and three-month-old daughter on Wednesday.

Their lawyer knew the meeting was a risk. Arriago, 43, who had come to the US from the Dominican Republic in 2000, did have an order of deportation out against him. But she had never had a client detained at a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) meeting before.

The arrest of Arriago and at least three other people in Massachusetts this week while they were applying for their green cards marks a dramatic shift in immigration policy, say attorneys and experts.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/01/green-card-arrests-undocumented-immigration-trump

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