Vincentian nationals living in the US with green cards who have been charged with a crime, are among other Caribbean nationals warned by Florida immigration attorney Dahlia Walker-Huntington, to postpone any overseas travel.
In spite of a ruling from a federal court stopping the Trump administration’s executive order banning travellers from seven predominately Muslim nations, Caribbean nationals living in the U.S. are nervous.
The attorney spoke at a recent immigration forum at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens, Fla., and stated that non-U.S. citizens are still exposed to the ban’s negative implications.
Walker-Huntington stated that local law enforcement has been re-ordered to function as immigration agents by the Trump administration, a stipulation dropped during the Obama era.
Caribbean nationals who may have committed minor offences in the past who now may want to travel or apply for citizenship are advised not to travel.
“If you are a green-card holder and you were arrested, even if you were not convicted or even if the case was dismissed, do not travel, as you may be caught and be unable to return,” she said.