imageedit_15_6713614922In anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump taking office on January 20 2017, fear and despair have taken over. With Trump’s promise to deport many of those are actually “illegal” and banning Muslims from the United States, many are finding themselves in an uneasy position and are planning to leave. In fact, many have already started leaving according to PBS Hour article:

Deportation fears grip immigrants after Trump’s election

President-elect Donald Trump launched his candidacy on an anti-immigrant sentiment and has vowed to repeal a key Obama administration program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. Continue reading →

The question is whether we are going to see an exodus of immigrants and Muslims from the United States.

Definitely many will actually not be willing to take the chance to stay in the United States and continue living in fear; others are just going to fight for their rights  where protests might ultimately turn into riots.

So far none of my immigrant clients have actually decided to do so. I believe they should not just leave without actually putting on a fight. In fact, the immigration courts are so overwhelmed that the case might go on until Trump is out of office. However depending on your condition, it is important to make sure you are making the right decision.

We recommend that you speak to an immigration lawyer before you decide to leave.  Feel free to call us at 510.7425887 should you have any questions on the matter.



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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).