Arrested while applying for a green card: US immigration experts fear policy shift
By Susan Zalkind – Saturday 1 April 2017- The Guardian
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.