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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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New York ICE arrest
Despite New York’s status as a sanctuary state for immigrants and assurances by the New York State court system, evidence shows that clerks and officers of these courts have cooperated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to facilitate the arrest and detention of immigrants in court for matters unrelated to their immigration status. According to...
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New York immigration
As the government shutdown continues to drag on, thousands of immigration hearings have been cancelled or postponed. Figures released on January 11, 2019, indicate that more than 40,000 hearings have been delayed as a result of the shutdown. This has left many immigrants in limbo and has added even more to the existing backlog of...
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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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