Nothing good, our immigration attorneys warn. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump made headlines after hitting the ‘retweet’ button on a tweet containing three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos.
President Trump, who focused his 2016 presidential campaign on anti-Muslim rhetoric and has attempted to introduce the controversial travel ban against several Muslim-majority nations, is no stranger to spreading controversy on Twitter.
But his retweet of videos from a British far-right organization is by far one of the most offensive gesture against Muslims on social media. The video shows alleged Muslims assaulting people and destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right and ultra-nationalist political group in U.K. Britain First has long been attracting controversy in the country.
For years, Trump has lambasted Europe’s immigration policies for failing to prevent terrorist attacks across Europe. The U.S. President has also repeatedly used terrorism in the U.K. to bolster his travel ban against Muslim-majority nations.
What is Trump trying to tell us?
Trump’s retweet triggered an outpour of anger from not only the U.K. for seemingly endorsing the political views of its controversial far-right political organization, but also in the U.S.
President Trump, whose inner circle and officials in the administration have long been linked to white supremacists by the media, got Fransen’s seal of approval for retweeting the videos and sharing them with his over 44 million Twitter followers.
In the U.S., people started wondering what Trump’s retweets of explosive anti-Muslim content could mean for immigrants. When answering that question, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended the President by saying that his mere intention was to promote a conversation about strict border security and immigration.
But was it?
Immigration-related arrests in Utah skyrocket during Trump’s presidency
Here at Familia America Immigration law firm, our immigration lawyers in Utah have seen a drastic increase in immigration-related arrests all across the country since Trump assumed offices in January 2017.
After successfully representing hundreds of our clients in some of the most outrageous immigration-related arrests in the U.S. history, our Salt Lake City immigration attorneys reveal that most of the immigration charges and convictions were unlawful and unconstitutional.
Our immigration lawyers have helped hundreds of immigrants in Utah alone avoid imprisonment, deportation and huge fines since Trump took office. However, attorneys warn that immigrants who aren’t represented by professional lawyers in immigration-related cases may face serious consequences.
Experienced immigration attorneys also warn that Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets may result in an even larger crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
While Trump’s travel ban has been unsuccessful so far – and is still being stalled by heated court battles – the ongoing crackdown on immigrants has been a real threat to immigrants in the U.S.
Fact: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have made a whopping 43% more arrests since Trump assumed office compared to the same period in 2016.
If you get arrested by immigration agents in Salt Lake City or elsewhere in Utah, make sure you don’t sign any documents offered by police officers or border agents until you consult an immigration attorney.
Let our skilled immigration lawyer give you a free initial consultation about your particular case and make sure neither you nor your family get deported or imprisoned for pursuing the American dream.