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Hi Everybody,

There were few executive orders today by President Trump regarding immigration.  

My question is : do they apply to legal aliens as well (on H1B) with some kind of criminal record not necessarily CMT (crime of moral turpitude)?

Please reply with any thoughts?

Thanks in Adavnce

I am copying the excerpt from the executive order:

Sec. 5.  Enforcement Priorities.  In executing faithfully the immigration laws of the United States, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall prioritize for removal those aliens described by the Congress in sections 212(a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(6)(C), 235, and 237(a)(2) and (4) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(6)(C), 1225, and 1227(a)(2) and (4)), as well as removable aliens who:


     (a)  Have been convicted of any criminal offense;


     (b)  Have been charged with any criminal offense, where such charge has not been resolved;


     (c)  Have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense;


     (d)  Have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a governmental agency;


     (e)  Have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits;


     (f)  Are subject to a final order of removal, but who have not complied with their legal obligation to depart the United States; or


     (g)  In the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.

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