STATE OF NEW YORK PREPARES FOR SLEW OF CASES OF MINORS TAKEN IN AT THE BORDER

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Under new procedures established by federal courts in the State of New York, unaccompanied minors and families with children who entered the United States in recent months during a surge of illegal migration from Central America will be moved to the front of the line to go before immigration judges for their removal hearings or deportation cases. Court administrators spent the last several weeks working with the Department of Justice to design a modified system to handle the burgeoning caseload caused by th... read more.

  • September 11, 2014
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COLORADO JOINS OTHER STATES IN ALLOWING DRIVER’S LICENSES TO IMMIGRANTS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The State of Colorado has joined ten other states plus the District of Columbia which allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The measure is likely to permit as many as 150,000 individuals the opportunity to get a valid license in that state. The action flies in the face of those who argue that this practice will unfairly normalize the presence of those who qualify for such licenses. But advocates for the measure insist the law will benefit all citizens by ensuring that, if one... read more.

  • September 10, 2014
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LACK OF AGREEMENT IN CONGRESS LEAVES BORDER CRISIS UNADDRESSED

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Since 2011 tens of thousands of children from Central American countries, particularly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have trudged across Mexico seeking to be taken in to custody by United States Border Agents when they reach this country’s southern border. The apprehension and placement of these children – some of them accompanied by their mothers or other adults – in various facilities across the country has sparked numerous calls to either have these youngsters sent back to their h... read more.

  • September 09, 2014
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USCIS HIGHLIGHTS CONVICTIONS IN MARRIAGE FRAUD CASES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is touting two convictions, it obtained against defendants for marriage fraud in federal court.  In one case, a Jamaican national named Erica Harrison came to the United States on a temporary work visa in 2007. According to prosecutors, she offered Robert Kenneth Cruz, an American citizen, the sum of $6,000 to marry her. They were married on August 15, 2011, and subsequently petitioned for Harrison to receive lawful permanent resident status based o... read more.

  • September 08, 2014
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TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES FACING JUVENILE REFUGEES RETURNING TO CENTRAL AMERICA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

As discussed frequently in previous blogs published on this site, foreign nationals citing fear of persecution or violence if they are sent back to their home country, have the right to request asylum or  Convention Against Torture (CAT) in the United States.  In order to establish a viable claim for asylum in order to avoid removal from this country, petitioners must establish that they have a reasonable fear of being harmed physically or persecuted under five enumerated grounds if they are force... read more.

  • September 06, 2014
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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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To make the long story short - I wouldn't be here now writing this review if it wasn't for him. He fought with me and for me as if he was defending himself and not some stranger from a foreign country. I will highly recommend him - if your case has any chance at all he is the one you need.

-Immigration Client

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