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Immigration News

New York Asylum Seekers
In a ruling that can greatly assist New York asylum seekers, a Federal Court imposed a nationwide injunction stopping Justice Department policies making it harder for immigrants to claim political asylum because of domestic violence or gang violence. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan found that the new policies which had the effect of impeding...
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New York Asylum Attorney
Federal Court rules that mandatory detention violated due process of the asylum seeker in severe rebuke to the government’s policies The Trump administration’s efforts to apply harsh treatment to valid applicants for political asylum are being tempered by the Federal courts. In a recent decision relating to an asylum applicant who had been detained for...
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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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