The law has not changed. However, USCIS may try to find another reason to deny their applications. What is changing is what happens if an application is denied. It is now easier under this administration to deport or "remove" someone whose application was denied.
It is wise to have an attorney assist you with all immigration applications. You should at least speak to an attorney, a good attorney. That's harmless, and you'll be glad you did. Most people who consider applying on their own, upon speaking with an immigration lawyer, request professional legal representation. A lawyer can easily demonstrate how much is involved in completing an immigration application, beyond filling out paperwork. There is considerable strategy involved, especially in this current anti-immigration climate, and unforgiving rules to sidestep. No reason to go it alone, especially when each application is kept by the U.S. government forever.
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