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NYC immigration attorney
In a move praised by immigration advocates, the state of New York established guidelines on April 17, 2019, that would prevent federal immigration officials from arresting and detaining immigrants in courthouses within the state. These federal agents will only be allowed to take individuals into custody inside courthouses if they have a valid federal warrant...
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New York Immigrants
Why New York Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Obtain Driver’s Licenses An editorial published on April 12, 2019, in the New York Times outlines the most important and compelling reasons for allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and to drive legally within the state. A bill currently under consideration in the New York State...
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Mexican border
President Trump continues to threaten to shut down the Mexican border to combat the tide of refugees fleeing untenable conditions in their home countries. The Trump administration has also begun the process to cut off foreign aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala as a punitive measure for the migrant caravans that have been arriving...
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New York EB-5 Visa Lawyer
New York EB-5 Visa Lawyer The EB-5 visa is designed to allow immigrants to attain legal residency in the U.S. by investing anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million in a business to be conduced in this country. By extrapolating from the number of EB-5 visas approved from just one country, however, it is possible to...
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NYC Waiver Attorney
NYC Waiver Attorney Trump’s often-mentioned Muslim travel ban has had a chilling effect on the ability of individuals to come to the United States from a list of nations cited as security risks by the current administration. While North Korea and Venezuela are also included on this list, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Iran and Libya are...
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NYC Immigration Attorney
NYC Immigration Attorney On February 12, 2019, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Legal Aid Society and the Bronx Defenders filed a lawsuit to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from requiring video interviews as a substitute for face-to-face meetings in removal proceedings. The suit seeks an injunction against these practices by the New York Field Office...
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New York Immigration
To get through a massive backlog of immigration cases, federal authorities in New York implemented a new high-tech “solution” last year, to speed up and increase the deportation of immigrants. Immigrants were forced to submit to video conferencing to “attend” their own immigration court proceedings. This “solution” allows them to appear before a judge in...
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ICE Arrests Deportations
Arrests and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are increasing in New York despite the state’s policies welcoming immigrants. ICE arrests increased by 35 percent in New York State in 2018, rising to a total of almost 3,500 in the New York region. This trend reflects an overall rise in the number of arrests...
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New York Immigration Services
On December 20, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will be expanding the services offered to immigrants targeted for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies. Governor Cuomo intends to add health care, rapid response to raids by ICE and social services to the legal support already...
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New York Asylum Lawyer
Despite a concerted effort on the part of the Trump administration to discourage and limit legal immigration and to reduce the ability of refugees to find refuge in the U.S., the number of requests for asylum went up by almost 70 percent in 2018 from the previous year. Most immigration experts point to violence and...
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