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August 2017 Archives

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.

Do you need a permanent labor certification?

You may have literally searched the world over for a person qualified enough to perform the tasks your business requires. When you found someone, it was not a U.S. citizen. The individual that you chose agreed to move to the United States permanently in order to work for your company. Now, you need to determine how to bring this person into the country legally.

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.

Ready to trade in your green card for a U.S. passport?

Did you come to the United States in search of a better life? More than likely you did, and you have spent the last few years building a life for yourself here in New York. Now, the time has come to trade in your green card for a U.S. passport.

What's the status of your status?

U.S. immigration laws are always changing. Some are confident and well-informed as to how to protect their rights and where to seek support if needed; others live in constant fear that the government will deport them.

Has trouble arisen concerning your visa?

Thinking back to when you first began to dream of moving to New York, you probably recall feeling eager, excited, and perhaps, a bit nervous. Like most immigrants, you likely went through various processes to apply for and obtain a visa and/or other documents you needed to enter the United States. Whether you're a business owner or a new spouse to an American citizen, you, no doubt, had to secure several documents, such as a passport, visa, green card, etc. before embarking upon your journey.

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