Donald Trump recently made a statement that has shocked even conservatives, including his republican running opponents. His claim that all Muslims should be temporarily banned from entering or immigrating the U.S., due to the fact that “our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” is not only disturbing, but also telling of the deep racism and fear that is associated with beliefs about immigrants.
While the ban specifically calls for a block on all Muslims (in light of the recent act of terror in California), Trump has not been shy about his opinions of immigrants in general. In fact, his five points about illegal immigration include building a fence, enforcing immigration laws, doing away with “cozy” detention centers, repealing the DREAM act, and repealing future tuition benefits.
Racist and Targeted
Donald Trump’s most recent statements about banning all Muslims from entering the United States are both racist and target, and are also unconstitutional (the first amendment clearly reads that freedom of religious is a protected right). What is even more terrifying, perhaps, is that his remarks have garnered support from many; one woman was quoted as saying, “I think that we should definitely disallow any Muslims from coming in. Any of them. The reason is simple: we can’t identify what their attitude is,” said the South Carolinian.
Is My Immigration Status in Jeopardy?
Muslim or not, the recent remarks and policy debates surrounding immigrants’ statuses can be confusing, and may inspire fears within those who are living within the United States or hope to immigrate here, undocumented or otherwise. However, you should know that regardless of your religion, you still have protections under the law. You cannot be barred from entering the United States based solely on your religion, nor can you be deported based on your religion. Furthermore, you should know that immigration protections, the DREAM act, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, and more also apply to all (applicable) immigrants to or in the United States, not just those from Central America.
What to Do If Your Rights As an Immigrant Are In Jeopardy
If you are not a citizen of the United States, you may have fears about your rights as an immigrant, what to do if you are accused of a crime, how to avoid deportation, or how to lawfully enter the United States. Regardless of your race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, our immigration attorneys can advocate on your behalf. At Goldstein Immigration Lawyers our immigration lawyers can help you to navigate the confusing and intimidating work of immigration and naturalization. Serving the Los Angeles area, we are ready to get to work on your case today. Call us now at 617-722-0005.