IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS PUSHING PRESIDENT TO TAKE EXECUTIVE ACTION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

With President Obama poised to issue executive orders by the end of the summer to address unresolved immigration issues, a group of immigration activists are convening a press conference on August 20 to spotlight the plight of certain undocumented immigrants who have lived here for many years. The ultimate goal is to push the President to take broad action to allow individuals who did not qualify for DACA relief in 2012 when it was first implemented.Under DACA (or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) tho... read more.

  • September 05, 2014
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JAMAICAN WOMAN WINS, THEN LOSES, HER FIGHT AGAINST REMOVAL

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

An appeal of several lower court immigration decisions concerning whether a woman from Jamaica who came to the United States legally could stay in the country eventually turned out unfavorably for her. Four years after she came to the country in 1985, she was charged with certain retail theft offenses in Pennsylvania for which she received a sentence which could range from three to twenty-three months as a repeat offender when she tendered a plea to misdemeanor theft. Under 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(a) of the F... read more.

  • September 04, 2014
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THE HIGH STANDARDS NECESSARY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES VIA AN O-1 VISA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

As part of a general policy to attract the “best and brightest “to the United States to ply their trades, foreign nationals can apply for an O visa to secure entry to work in certain fields. These O visas possess several attractive features.  They can be acquired in a fairly short time frame. Holders of these visas can travel in and out of the country for as long as the duration of the visa which often can be extended to a period of three years after the visa’s issuance.  These i... read more.

  • September 03, 2014
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LOCALITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY REFUSING TO HOLD DEPORTEES IN COUNTY JAILS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The announcement by Iowa officials in 22 different counties that they will refuse to incarcerate individuals held under the authority of immigration detainers makes it more difficult for the federal government to detain immigrants lacking documentation while they await their deportation hearings. For some time Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have been asking local jails to hold individuals suspected of not having proper immigration documentation. But facing their own problems with jail ov... read more.

  • September 02, 2014
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FAMOUS ACTIVIST/JOURNALIST DETAINED NEAR BORDER

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Over the last few years Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino native who has lived in the United States for most of his life, has shed great light on the circumstances facing individuals who were brought to this country while children by their parents. His award-winning journalism and candid statements about his status as an undocumented immigrant have provided a unique view of the plight of such folks and the dilemma they face in the country many view as their only home.Last week at the southern border in McAlle... read more.

  • July 28, 2014
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ADVANTAGE OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR CHILDREN IN IMMIGRATION CASES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

According to a report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a project at Syracuse University that gathers and analyzes federal data, children who have legal representation at immigration hearings fare much better than those who proceed without representation.  Almost one-half of all minors represented by lawyers in immigration court in the past decade eventually won permission to remain in the United States.  But over 90 percent of those without counsel were sent back to their country... read more.

  • July 27, 2014
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LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF DEARBORN FACING DEPORTATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A 71 year-old man who sells ice cream from a truck in his home of Dearborn, Michigan now faces potential deportation from the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Mahmoud Bazzi at his home in Dearborn in the morning July 15, the Detroit Free Press reported. ICE alleges that the Lebanese national may have used a false passport to enter the country decades ago. Mr. Bazzi may also be accused of killing two Irish soldiers in 1980 that were on a peacekeeping mission along the Is... read more.

  • July 26, 2014
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WHITE HOUSE SIGNALS REFUGEE CRISIS WILL NOT DETER EXECUTIVE ACTION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

As lawmakers in Washington have shifted focus away from addressing comprehensive immigration reform towards debate over the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, the White House has signaled that it will not prevent the administration from moving forward on new executive actions to address some immigration issues. According to Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director, “The American people see immigration as an urgent issue and want the administration to act to address the probl... read more.

  • July 25, 2014
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POLITICAL DEBATE OBSCURES SOLUTIONS TO REFUGEE CRISIS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

For the last two weeks or so, images of refugees - mostly children from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - lining up at the southern border to be taken in to custody by federal border agents, has prompted intensification of an already, heated debate over immigration reform. While the solutions proposed by the Obama administration and by a group of bipartisan lawmakers from Texas each address the process by which each refugee’s immigration case may be handled and how much money shou... read more.

  • July 24, 2014
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FAMILY OF TEEN SHOT ON MEXICAN SIDE OF THE BORDER CAN SUE AGENT

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A Mexican teen who was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the Mexican side of the border had some constitutional protections although he was not an American citizen and he was killed on Mexican territory, albeit just across the border. Accordingly, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Hernandez v. Mesa, No. 11-50792 (5th Cir. 2014) held that the child’s family could sue for wrongful death on the grounds that the decedent’s  Fifth Amendment due process right to be protected from... read more.

  • July 16, 2014
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