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Immigration law executive order in New York protects immigrants

An executive order from the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, recently banned the state's agencies from requesting information about someone's immigration status in the majority of cases. Likewise, the state's police cannot ask about or disclose such information. This move was made in an effort to curb the federal government's attempts to clamp down on the immigration of those who lack the proper paperwork according to immigration law.

Immigration law debate involves noncitizens' voting rights

Efforts have been growing to expand voting rights for immigrants who lack the proper paperwork. In fact, several cities in some states already permit noncitizens to vote in their local elections. However, this trend goes against the anti-immigration push felt in many parts of the country, including New York, based on immigration law.

DACA immigration law may come to an end

U.S. President Donald Trump has made a move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The DACA policy is designed to help immigrants who do not have the proper paperwork according to immigration law but entered the United States as minors avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits. In response to Trump's move, immigration advocates in the state of New York are voicing strong displeasure.

DREAM Act immigration law may benefit millions

The DREAM Act of 2017 is currently giving hope to some immigrants who lack the proper paperwork in New York and other states. This bipartisan bill is officially known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors bill. If enacted, those immigrants who are undocumented under current immigration law may be allowed to permanently legalize their immigration statuses and eventually get green cards.

Immigration law history shows immigrants have benefited New York

The economy of New York City has been growing at an exponential rate during the past few decades. Part of the reason for this, according to the Museum of the City of New York, is that immigrants have been making contributions to the city's growth over the years. This is a point that proponents of immigration are increasingly emphasizing in the Big Apple, where an immigration law debate continues to brew regarding how to address those who lack the proper documentation.

Immigration law attorneys may no longer benefit from continuances

Under some new guidance from the current U.S. presidential administration, there may be less time for immigration attorneys in New York to prepare their cases. At the end of July, the U.S. Justice Department released a memo to all U.S. immigration law judges, encouraging them to avoid granting so many continuances. A continuance is a delay in court proceedings that is fairly routine.

Immigrants affected by immigration law receive nonprofit help

Immigration continues to be a hotbed issue throughout the United States, including in New York. However, several nonprofits having taken steps to help immigrants in the Big Apple. As a result, immigrants who lack the proper documentation and are dealing with the political challenges revolving around today's immigration law are receiving some of the basic support they need.

Current immigration law debate involves assimilation

For many immigrants in New York and elsewhere who lack the proper paperwork, the pendulum continues to swing between fear and hope. People of all backgrounds are welcome into the United States based on immigration law. However, the idea of assimilation continues to be a major area of debate.

Immigration law: Obtaining green card a complex process

Living in New York as an immigrant while lacking the proper paperwork can understandably be unsettling. This is especially true in the current political environment, where there is a push for restrictive enforcement of immigration law. However, it is possible for immigrants to obtain legal permanent resident status, otherwise known as a green card.

Immigration law enforcement may threaten drivers without papers

In New York today, moving cars have become easy targets for immigration officials. With the current presidential administration, efforts are being made to aggressively enforce immigration law. As a result, broken headlights or failure to wear seatbelts -- minor traffic violations -- may have life-changing consequences for immigrants without the proper paperwork.

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