On April 12, 2017, the Department of Justice released a memorandum to federal prosecutors regarding immigration, potentially affection millions of lives in the United States and beyond. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a renewed pledge to intensify criminal immigration enforcement. Transportation or harboring undocumented immigrants, illegal re-entry, and aggravated identity theft were highlighted as the most serious of offenses, among others.
This memorandum also orders that each District must designate a Border Security Coordinator, even those that are not near a border. Attorney General Sessions notified federal prosecutors he will be requesting the addition of 50 more immigration judges to the bench this year--as well as 75 for 2018, in order to reduce the current buildup in immigration courts. As part of the Trump administration’s devotion to crack down on immigration to the United States, this memo is severe in nature. The DOJ announced this memo at the United States-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. It stands to affect countless people across the nation.
Contact Our Phoenix Immigration Attorneys Today
If you are concerned about how the contents of this memorandum will affect you or your family, look no further than our legal team at Kanu & Associates, P.C. Our Phoenix immigration attorneys have the skill, tenacity, and experience to tirelessly fight on your behalf. We know this memorandum strikes fear into the hearts of many, which is why we will do our best to reassure you and keep you informed. There is no need to fear facing your immigration situation when you have us on your side--let us advocate on your behalf.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (602) 353-7795.