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Back-and-forth continues on changes to asylum, immigration law

Numerous laws surround immigration, and many of those laws are in place with good reason. However, the desire to crack down on illegal immigration efforts and immigration issues as a whole has resulted in proposed changes to those laws that many individuals find questionable. As of late, changes to asylum procedures have been at the forefront.

It is no secret to New York residents and those elsewhere that the current presidential administration is seeking changes to asylum laws. In fact, a presidential proclamation was issued last month with the intention of banning asylum seekers from pursuing protection if they did not come through official ports of entry when coming into the United States across the southern border. However, a temporary restraining order was placed on that ban by a federal district court judge because the ban does not adhere to current immigration law.

The injunction went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the panel of judges upheld that restraining order. The 5-4 majority ruling deemed the proclamation "likely inconsistent" with the existing immigration laws. Despite this ruling, the presidential administration indicated that it plans to file an appeal.

With the back-and-forth taking place in regard to potential changes to immigration law and asylum, it is understandable that many immigrants feel at a loss. However, they do not have to stand back and do nothing. Contacting experienced New York immigration attorneys may help concerned individuals understand what they can do to help themselves throughout the asylum-seeking process. Taking this step can also allow parties to have individuals on their side during a difficult time.

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