COUNTIES DEVISE DIFFERING POLICIES REGARDING ICE DETAINERS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

During the last several months county sheriffs in a vast array of jurisdictions have adopted policies refusing to enforce detainers on inmates held in their jails issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Joining that list now is the largest county in the Baltimore area. Montgomery County officials said Tuesday they will no longer comply with federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release date unless ICE can demonstrate the person is likely to have committed a cri... read more.

  • October 17, 2014
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USCIS REVAMPS SELF-SERVICE VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Last year the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) renamed its self-service E-Verify Self Check program to myE-Verify. Now this online system which enables individuals to check the status of their eligibility to work in the United States is being expanded and revamped. The USCIS just announced that its new website will be “a one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection.”Although myE-Verify will only be av... read more.

  • October 16, 2014
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STAR OF REAL HOUSEWIVES FACING POTENTIAL DEPORTATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

Television star, Joe Giudice just pleaded guilty to bank and mortgage fraud and received a sentence of three years and five months in prison with the sentence to begin only after his wife, Teresa finishes her 15-month sentence. But the upcoming jail time and disruption of his family (Teresa and he have four daughters) may be just the beginning of his legal problems. Because of the nature of his offenses, he could be subject to deportation from this country as well.  Giudice is a native of Italy and is... read more.

  • October 15, 2014
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COLORADO SHERIFFS REFUSE COLLECTIVELY TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION HOLDS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Sheriffs from across the state of Colorado have announced that they no longer intend to honor ICE detainers placed on county inmates when such individuals are otherwise eligible for release from their jails or penitentiaries. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency issues these detainers against individuals held in custody by county sheriffs all over the country. Until recently, these sheriffs in Colorado routinely kept these detainees incarcerated beyond the duration of whatever local or state... read more.

  • October 12, 2014
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PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the immigration system seeks to foster family ties by allowing certain family members of those already in the country as citizens to achieve the status of permanent residence. The law provides multiple ways by which these family members can obtain a green card. Eligible immediate relatives include the U.S. citizen’s: Spouse Unmarried child under the age of 21 Parent (if the U.S. citizen is over the age of 21) Immediate r... read more.

  • October 11, 2014
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KNOWING FALSIFICATION OF ASYLUM BARS SUBSEQUENT RELIEF FOR REMOVAL

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a denial of relief for a petitioner who was claimed to have falsified material information on his petition seeking asylum in the United States.  The petitioner Gade Niang, a native and citizen of Senegal, had claimed he was from the Ivory Coast where he had been persecuted on account of his ethnicity and his political opinion in his application for asylum filed in 2005.  At the time of filing, Niang had been in the United States since 2002.Niang had cla... read more.

  • October 10, 2014
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ATTEMPT IN CONGRESS TO BLOCK POTENTIAL FUTURE EXECUTIVE ACTION FAILS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

For three months the White House telegraphed messages that the President intended to unilaterally take executive action to address some of the nation’s immigration problems. At the beginning of the summer President Obama himself proclaimed that, if Congress did not pass a comprehensive immigration reform package by the end of the summer, he would have no choice but to use his own powers to stem deportations, enhance border security and expand the issuance of temporary work permits. But as the summer c... read more.

  • October 08, 2014
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CONGRESS PASSES SPENDING BILL LIMITING APPROPRIATIONS FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Last month Congress included – as part of a continuing resolution to extend funding for the federal government – measures aimed at addressing the presence of children from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala where persistent violence persuaded parents there to send their kids on a dangerous and grueling trek through Central America and Mexico to the southern border of the United States.  But the solutions sought by the Obama administration to bolster the court process by wh... read more.

  • October 02, 2014
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PARISHES IN LOUISIANA TAKING IN CENTRAL AMERICAN  MINOR REFUGEES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Many children who took the harrowing trip across Mexico to the southern border of the United States have now found a temporary place to reside in Louisiana. Five parishes – the equivalent of counties in other states – have agreed to provide shelter for many of these children.From January to July, the Federal Office of Refugee and Resettlement placed 173 children in East Baton Rouge Parish, 533 children in Jefferson Parish, 51 children in Lafayette Parish, 237 children in Orleans Parish and 54 ch... read more.

  • September 23, 2014
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LEGAL SCOPE OF PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY ON DEPORTATIONS AND WORK PERMITS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

While a great deal of media attention focuses on the political considerations involved in the contemporary debate over comprehensive immigration reform, the legal questions over whether the President can act to address  these pressing issues unilaterally generally gets less discussion. However, a group of legal experts on these issues just released a letter contending the President has broad, expansive authority to provide some temporary relief for immigrants facing removal or deportation.The document... read more.

  • September 22, 2014
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