A lawyer who works for a Chicago immigration lawyer is reportedly being told that his immigration lawyer visa will not be issued for more than three weeks, due to the high demand for lawyers, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago lawyer, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, told the Tribune that he was told his visa application would be denied due to a spike in immigration requests.
The Tribune reports that the lawyer is being told the immigration lawyer’s visa will expire in June.
The lawyer was not authorized by the federal government to speak about the matter and has not spoken to the Tribune about the situation.
Immigration lawyers are typically granted visas within six months of receiving their initial request.
Immigration attorneys often make $120,000 or more per year.
They work in immigration courts and other federal immigration facilities.
The legal immigration system in the United States is fraught with difficulties, as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down most of the rules that govern the legal immigration process in the country, and Congress has enacted numerous restrictions.
In December, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to suspend the nation’s refugee resettlement program and indefinitely suspend immigration from countries with a history of human rights abuses.
This has sparked a backlash from immigrants who say the new policies put their lives at risk.
The Trump administration has not publicly commented on the matter, though Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the Chicago Reporter that it has “reviewed the situation” and “has no plans to deny a visa to a U.K. lawyer based on his immigration status.”
The U.”s Department of Homeland Security has said it is “investigating the matter.
ICE takes all allegations of human trafficking very seriously and is reviewing the situation,” the spokesperson said.