President Trump has decided to expand the definition of criminal as it refers to immigrants. What this means is for those people who have not filed a waiver where possible for their crimes, they may face imminent deportation, states Steven Riznyk, lead attorney at San Diego Biz Law (www.waiver-strategy.com), whose firm has been creating waivers for 29 years for both the public and lawyers alike.
With Trump’s executive order, federal agents will have a greater net with which to catch and deport persons here illegally. Additionally, President Trump’s definition includes anyone charged with a criminal offense and conviction is not necessary. In the order, it also includes anyone who has “committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.” This takes it a step further than the no conviction required, making it easy for an officer who believes someone has disobeyed a law, even if not even charge, to deport that person. Last but not least, anyone who “in the judgment of an immigration officer” is a risk to either the public safety or national security can be removed, with little intervention.