President-Elect Trump has stated that he will immediately terminate two of President Obama’s Executive Actions: authorizations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Discretionary Prosecution for removal. No-one knows for sure if this will happen nor when. Nevertheless, the revocation of the executive actions will have to impact on other foreign nationals lawfully present in the United States under work visas, or pursuing lawful employment- or family-based immigration (e.g., H-1B or L-1 workers, or those seeking immigration via PERM, etc.).
With regards to changes that may be made to the legal immigration system, any significant changes would require a change to either (1) the Immigration and Nationality Act, as passed by Congress, or (2) regulations as promulgated in the Code of Federal Regulations. Changes to federal statutes require congressional action, which takes time. Changes to regulations require “notice and comment” periods under the Administrative Procedures Act, and this also takes time. In short, for the most part, the legal immigration system will not be immediately impacted, if it will be impacted at all.
We are closely monitoring any news regarding changes in US immigration laws and will post updates as news develops.