BE PREPARED, NOT SCARED: 8 THINGS IMMIGRANTS SHOULD DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Because of the unpredictability of the current immigration situation in the wake of President Trump's Executive Order and due to fears about upcoming anti-immigration actions set forth at the Federal level, at the Shulman Law Group, LLC, we are advising our clients of the following steps they should take to protect themselves.  Importantly, these recommendations pertain to Lawful Permanent Residents (e.g., green card holders), Visa Holders, DACA and Undocumented Immigrants alike.  Our immigration... read more.

  • February 15, 2017
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EDWARD SHULMAN'S ARTICLE ON IMMIGRATION LAW PUBLISHED IN NJ LAWYER MAGAZINE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

Edward Shulman, Esq., Founder and Head Immigration Attorney of the Shulman Law Group, LLC, was a featured author in the February 2017 edition of the prestigious New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.  The New Jersey Lawyer Magazine is an award-winning professional journal that showcases informative articles by experts in specific fields of law and is affiliated with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).Mr. Shulman's four-page article, included in a special Immigration Law issue, is entitled: "Consequences... read more.

  • February 10, 2017
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TOP COMPANIES FILE OPPOSITION TO TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION BAN

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber, Spotify, Netflix, and Kickstarter are just a few among 97 of the United States' most influential and dynamic companies who have officially filed an "Amicus Brief" in the State of Washington, as opposition to President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.  The order, signed on January 27, suspended for 90 days entry of immigrants and non-immigrants into the United States from the following seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. An Amicus Br... read more.

  • February 06, 2017
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5 REASONS FOR IMMIGRANTS TO HAVE HOPE DESPITE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

In a climate of understandable confusion, fear, paranoia, and demoralization in the wake of President Trump's Executive Actions, there are five reasons for immigrants to have hope.  In particular, those immigrants who dread being caught by immigration enforcement officers and who fear being deported from the United States, there are both protections under the law and people poised to advocate for immigrants rights.1. In a long standing precedential decision, the United States Supreme Court held that al... read more.

  • January 31, 2017
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DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS URGING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PARDON CERTAIN IMMIGRANTS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

In response to President-Elect Trump's campaign promises to deport millions of immigrants with criminal backgrounds and in an effort to protect deportable individuals with only minor crimes, two Democratic Representatives, Nydia M. Velázquez (D-Brooklyn) and José E. Serrano (D-Bronx) are leading an urgent effort to persuade President Obama to take action in his final days of office.  In particular, these lawmakers are requesting that President Obama exercise his pardoning powers to pardon... read more.

  • January 16, 2017
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INCREASE IN IMMIGRATION FILING FEES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2010

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

For the first time since 2010, the Department of Homeland Security has effectuated increases in a range of administrative filing fees for immigration applications. In particular, the fees for approximately three dozen immigration and naturalization applications have incurred significant increases.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that oversees and processes immigration applications, said in a statement that "the proceeds will help cover detecting fraud, processing case... read more.

  • December 28, 2016
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AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION APPEALS TO TRUMP DURING TRANSITION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Following the election of Donald Trump, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an association of immigration lawyers dedicated to advocating for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, has been calling upon President-elect Trump to turn away from the divisive campaign rhetoric on immigration.  This is also important in letting undocumented immigrants know that they are supported and that AILA, in addition to many other advocacy organizations, will do everything in their power to f... read more.

  • December 08, 2016
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SENATORS DURBIN AND GRAHAM CRAFTING BILL TO PROTECT DREAMERS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

There are an estimated 750,000 DREAMers who would be adversely affected if President Obama's executive action, which has afforded them protected status, were to be annulled by the Trump Administration. Without this protected status, these DREAMers would not be able to legally work in the United States.In an effort to prevent the revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a Republican senator and a Democratic senator have joined forces to try to protect DREAMers and shield them... read more.

  • December 06, 2016
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HOW WILL TRUMP'S PRESIDENTIAL WIN IMPACT IMMIGRATION?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

 There is no denying the fact that Donald Trump's win of the Presidential Election will effect immigration, due in large part to his campaign pledge to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, to end the DACA program, to make it harder for unauthorized immigrants to live and work in the United States, to ramp up immigration enforcement, and to build a wall along the Mexican border, sending a clear anti-immigration message.  The immigration stances and policies he articulated during his rallies a... read more.

  • November 10, 2016
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10 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT GREEN CARDS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

1. Green Card Holders are also called LPR's or Lawful Permanent Residents.2. A Green Card Holder is NOT a U.S. Citizen, which means that they may not vote, serve on a jury, and cannot possess an American Passport.3. A Green Card is a privilege which means that one must maintain a high level of moral conduct and comportment whilst residing in the United States.  A Green Card may be withdrawn and the Green Card Holder may be deported for certain crimes that render a person removable under Immigration Law... read more.

  • November 09, 2016
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-Immigration Client

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