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    Talent Deportation, Join the Resistance!

    If you have not heard of Talent Deportation, this this article is for you. President Trump’s policy of Hire American, Buy American is creating Talent Deportation. I’ll break it down for you.

    By Chris M. Ingram, LL.M., ESQ 

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    The U.S. and Other Countries are under pressure from populism to make life harder for those aliens benefitting the country, not to be able to stay in the country. It’s nuts, but these are the times we live in. How should we resist?

    The key is to focus on the mission, being determined and on the execution of your task.

    I do not like to write alarmist articles as I’m more of a glass-half-full person, but recently in following the mainstream news not only in America but in the United Kingdom also, some European countries due the Brexit situation, I began to hear a term that I’d not heard of before called “Talent Deportation”.

    Of course, I had heard about criminals being deported, also people who had overstayed their visas being deported and of course people who entered the U.S. without authorization being deported, but I’d never heard the term ‘Talent Deportation’.

    We are constantly reviewing cases, developing strategies and paying attention to immigration adjudication trends.

    According to news reports, Talent Deportation is where a government takes proactive steps to either not let talented aliens into their country or take steps to prevent or hinder talented aliens in the U.S. from easily renewing their visas that would enable them to stay. The news reporting profiled the U.S., Sweden, and the European Community.  This article is going to focus on the U.S. Talent Deportation policy and how we as immigration lawyers serving our clients should resist this nonsense.

    The Hire American, Buy American Policy

    We love discussing our cases collectively as this results in better outcomes.

    When government leaders and politician say we need to encourage its citizens to hire American and buy American, whilst it might sound noble and patriotic, it’s really a vacuous statement. In words, it’s like saying to people we need to just breathe clean air, whilst at the same time, de-regulating clean air policies at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). When we buy almost anything those goods or services are typically sourced from all over the world. Think about it, we can buy all the food we need all year round regardless of the season because somewhere around the world its harvest time. When we buy clothes, these are more often than not sourced from around the world even if the label on the product says an American companies name. So, this notion of buying American is indeed vacuous because, for the most part, it’s unachievable even if we tried.

    When the going gets tough, we have colleagues and resources to resolve the challenges we face.

    Similarly, when it comes to this notion of Hiring Americans, just talk to Big Agriculture or Big Tech and other major industries and they will tell you it is absolutely impossible to fill certain vacancies from the American workforce. For example, most agricultural workers are migrant workers, as regular Americans are not remotely interested in doing backbreaking field work, no way. Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, just to name a few, cannot source enough highly qualified STEM workers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to design the most advanced technology that is presently changing our world, like self-driving cars, machine learning, advanced robotics, and everyday apps. Truth is most Americans cannot afford to or do not want to go into life-long student debt, so they opt for other careers. So, again, this real-life notion of declaring a push to ‘Hire Americans’, simply does not work, but politically it does sound catchy and refreshing.

    Hire American Policy vs. U.S. Immigration Policy

    You cannot rush cases, you have to patiently craft them, its balance of legal expertise and art.

    In this new Presidential Administration under the policy of ‘Hire American, Buy American’, U.S. Immigration departments from top to bottom have been instructed to take a much harder look at all immigration applications, and officers have been specifically instructed to use their best endeavors to put each application through more rigor. As a result of this “rigor”, USCIS is issuing more ‘Requests for Further Evidence’ (RFEs) than ever. Indeed, at the recent American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) convention that I attended just recently, some of the speakers had documented 300% rise in the RFEs they were getting on certain types of cases and in other areas RFEs were now likely in 60% of the cases that they were submitting. Remember, these Immigration Lawyers (the Speakers), are deemed to be the best of the best Immigration Practitioners.

    Joining the Resistance

    America needs you, we need you, so join us, we’ll keep you in the U.S. and we fight to bring you in to the U.S. so that we can build America together.

    What was particularly inspiring at the AILA convention was, that instead of moaning and crying about the effects of the Hire American, Buy American policy, instead they laid out lots of legal tools, precedent cases, advice and support as to how to plow through any of the games being played by USCIS. In other words, the cry was, if the bar has been raised, then here are the tools you’ll need to overcome the new bar. It’s one thing fighting the good fight on your own in your own practice, it’s another thing feeling like your part of an army of dedicated lawyers fighting the same fight. Yes, we might have our own clients, but we’re in the fight as one profession.

    America Needs You

    America needs you. America needs your talent, your energy, your drive, your determination to realize your potential. Forget the politics and instead, just come and meet the need. When you come or even inquire about coming, you can be sure that, as far as my office is concerned, we’ll do our very best to find the most suitable immigration pathway and we’ll fight for you every step of the way until we succeed in winning your case. Be prepared, as the red carpet has been rolled up, today it’s a resistance.

    I look forward to winning your case and having you join the citizenry of Americans working hard to experience the American Dream. Call Today.

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    US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
    Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
    Admitted in New York.
    Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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