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Esther Contreras Quoted in Wisconsin Public Radio Article

Practices: Immigration

Esther Contreras was quoted in a Wisconsin Public Radio article "Changing Visa Policies Concern Wisconsin Attorneys, Universities"

Key Takeaways:

  • Two memos are paving the way to change how the USCIS handles the denial of applications to change or extend visas. 
  • In an email, USCIS spokesman Michael Bars wrote the goal of the changes is "safeguarding the integrity of our immigration system and ensuring its faithful execution so that the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers are protected."
  • Esther Contreras said the new policy could ensnare people who previously could have simply left the U.S.
  • Some immigration attorneys said the two policies combined could lead to a spike in deportation proceedings for people who are currently in the country legally.
  • The changes impact foreign students and scholars as well.

Click here to read the full article.