A new set of travel restrictions targeting the state’s Southwest border are causing headaches for thousands of Arizona families and visitors who want to visit the area.
The restrictions are part of a broader crackdown on immigration that has been in place for years.
The new restrictions are expected to impact more than 100,000 people in the state and affect the number of visas issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
The department said Monday that it is expecting a record number of applications to get through to the immigration office.
But many families and friends are taking it upon themselves to challenge the new restrictions.
“We’re going to be inundated with calls,” said Michelle Knezek, the executive director of the Southwest Arizona Tourism Council.
And it’s going to impact a lot.” “
There’s not really a lot they can really do.
And it’s going to impact a lot.”
In the meantime, thousands of family and friends, who had planned to visit Tucson to celebrate the anniversary of their wedding, are struggling to find a place to stay or get to their destinations.
In the past, a family could get a stay of execution by going to a guesthouse that did not have a designated stay of entry.
But now, if the family has a permanent residence, they are now required to get a new visa.
And the new rules mean that they can’t travel to a new destination that has not been designated a stay-of-execution zone.
The changes are part the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
Last week, DHS issued a directive that made it easier for families to stay in the United States for up to 60 days, if they have a valid visa.
The rule was part of the Trump Administration’s push to increase border security and help families reunite with their loved ones in a new economy that has struggled to find its footing after the economic downturn.
The move came after Trump signed an executive order to restrict travel from five Muslim-majority countries that include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Tunisia.
And last week, the Department and the State Department issued a joint statement urging the Trump team to reconsider the guidelines.
The policy statement also said the Department was working to provide “more clarity” to the public about the new guidelines and “help ensure that the rules remain in place and enforceable.”
But Kneek said many people are going through the motions.
“I think we are getting overwhelmed with all these calls, and we have families that are going out of town and it’s just not possible,” she said.
It’s not even a clear path to get there.” “
But it’s not going to help us if there is not enough clarity.
It’s not even a clear path to get there.”
For the first time, the new visa policy allows a family to obtain a stay at an immigration office for up the 90-day period, but it’s still not clear how many people will actually be allowed to get to the new destination.
It remains unclear whether the new visas will be available to people who already have a visa or those who apply for them.
And some families are already going through paperwork to obtain the visas.
“Some of these folks are already doing this,” Knekek said.
As of Monday morning, the number had reached more than 70,000.
The State Department did not provide a timeline for when people will be able to get visas or when they will be allowed into the United Kingdom.
In Arizona, the State Division of Immigration Enforcement issued a news release Monday that said, “In the past several months, DHS has made changes to the guidelines for family reunification purposes.
The agency has identified that many of the requirements, including the 90 day stay of residence requirement, do not align with current practice.
This means that, for now, family reunifications may be denied in the future.”
The State Departments press release also stated that there are currently more than 500,000 family reunified individuals and family members who have applied for the new stays of execution.
“This is not the first change to be made to the visa process and it is not going the way that we thought it was going to happen,” Kerek said, adding that the department has made improvements over the past few months.
“The State Department has made a lot more changes in terms of the way we’re working together with our partners in the Federal Government.”
But many Arizona residents are also worried about the changes.
“They are putting more pressure on the border,” Karek said of the new policy.
“You have to be careful when you are talking about a new rule.”
For those who live in Arizona, traveling to the United State can be a significant financial burden.
A family of four with two children can spend $3,000 to $5,000 on travel expenses each