Briefcase: Immigration Post Election

A segment with Geoffrey Hoffman director of the Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center.


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Immigration law was a pivotal issue in the recent Presidential election. Geoffrey Hoffman, Director of the Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center, explains some of the most important issues facing immigrants right now.

"Clearly the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is in doubt, as well as a host of other forms of relief," Hoffman said. "Many immigrants rely on visas, called ‘TN' visas, for example, which NAFTA allows. However, these may also now be affected. Finally, some immigrants could face imminent deportation."

Fortunately, Geoffrey says, there are places where people in these situations can get help.

"The immigration clinic and other local organizations represent indigent clients in family based and humanitarian cases. It is important for this population to have strong representation because of the complexities and difficulties of navigating the requirements of immigration laws."