Immigration policy has undergone significant changes since the year 2017, generally becoming more restrictive. Immigration laws have remained the same. So, while applications are filed as before, stricter scrutiny is applied in adjudicating the immigration benefits petitions, applications, and waivers.
Removal (deportation) cases are especially affected as the policy changes influence immigration court procedures to be followed. Although the parties may be eligible for relief, the deportation proceedings continue as the parties wait for the processing times for immigration relief.