Good morning, everybody. T
here have been a lot of down sides of this coronavirus but one of the things that I’ve really enjoyed is getting out for my daily walk right now.
I’m standing under a tree because it’s drizzling a little bit. Wanted to shoot this short video for you and just check in on immigration. Well, first and foremost, we lost our motion for the TRO.
The judge decided that we did not have standing that our clients had not been harmed yet and that therefore, because the embassies are closed, that the proclamation hasn’t affected my clients appropriately yet. So that was a real bummer. I got that last night and we’re going to read over the order and see what we can do to try to bring it back.
But for now the proclamation is still in effect, so that was a big downer.
Another downer is the fact that the embassies are still closed and there’s no sign as to when the embassies are going to reopen. So that is also problematic.
And then now we’re getting word that USCIS is going to run out of money by the end of the summer, or this summer, and that’s for a whole kind of reasons, which I wrote about yesterday, that basically they’ve been shifting all their money to ICE and to enforcement and therefore they don’t have money to process the applications that they have before them.
It’s really criminal.
The people that are running USCIS and running the State Department are trying to drive those agencies into the ground and they’re doing everything they can to stop immigration.
But as disheartening as that can be, as saddening as that can be, as frustrating as this all can be, we’ve got to keep hope, we’ve got to keep going, we’ve got to keep fighting.
We will continue to fight because we fight for immigrants every day at our firm. That’s our slogan and that’s the truth. So we’re not going to give up, we’re not going to stop.
As angry as we are, as frustrated as we are, it just goes to show how important this election is that’s coming up and we’re going to do everything we can to try to get immigration back on track, to get this country back on track, do what we can to get the President unelected and do everything we can to fight for immigrants every day.
I wish I had a rah-rah speech for you. I don’t, I am frustrated and I’m disappointed with the judge’s ruling. I understand the ruling, and like I said, we’re going to do what we can to come back to him.
But for now that’s on hold and so much is on hold in immigration. But we’ve got to keep our hopes up and we’ve got to keep fighting and that’s what we will continue to do. Thanks, everybody.