NEW STUDY SHOWS DACA AND DAPA ELIGIBLE POPULATIONS CONTRIBUTORY TO U.S. SOCIETY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

A new paper published in the Journal on Migration and Human Security, and released in March of 2016 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), offers a statistical analysis of the potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 (“original DACA”), and the expanded DACA program announced in 2014.  Most striking was the finding that the majority of DAPA... read more.

  • April 07, 2016
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HOW SUPREME COURT NOMINEE MERRICK GARLAND STANDS ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

Judge Merrick Garland is President Obama's nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat.  Given that the high court is set to rule on President Obama's executive orders on immigration in June, the question that presents itself is: What are Merrick Garland's views on immigration and how might he vote on expanded DACA and DAPA?  With Justice Scalia's passing, one vote can make an enormous difference, impacting the fate of Obama's Immigration actions significantly.  Immigration clients eligible for... read more.

  • April 05, 2016
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IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES UNDERGOING INSPECTIONS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Immigrant rights groups and private immigration attorneys have long discussed the oft-times deplorable conditions in many immigration detention facilities.  Due to growing evidence pointing to the prevalence of inhumane conditions of detention, this week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), revealed that a new program will be put in place wherein unannounced inspections will be made of detention facilities in an effort to begin a remediation program to correct d... read more.

  • March 29, 2016
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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR FIRST-GENERATION AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS IN NJ

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

The Shulman Law Group is awarding a $1,000 college scholarship to one deserving NJ high school senior who authors a winning essay about their experiences as a first generation American student.As immigration lawyers, we have had the honor of helping many families navigate the complex U.S. immigration system and successfully move to America. As a result, we also understand more than anyone else the myriad of challenges that first generation American students may face, particularly when it comes to higher edu... read more.

  • March 23, 2016
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IMMIGRATION DETENTION EXPLAINED

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States uses detention as a means of dealing with undocumented or otherwise removable immigrants after their arrest. When a friend or loved one has been placed in detention, it can be confusing and scary.  This immigration blog aims to explain the detention process and how to help a friend or family member who has been detained. An individual may be detained because he or she is in the United States illegally and it is believed that he or she may be a “flight risk” or that he or s... read more.

  • March 22, 2016
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NEW POLICY ALLOWS BATTERED SPOUSES OF NON-IMMIGRANTS TO WORK

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A new USCIS Policy, which actually serves as an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), expands eligibility for employment authorization to battered/abused spouses of certain non-immigrants.  The nonimmigrant visas applicable to INA section 106 employment authorization eligibility are: A-1, A-2, and A-3: Foreign government diplomats and officials and immediate family members and their attendants, servants, and personal employees; E-3: Australian specialty occupation workers; G-1, G-2, G... read more.

  • March 18, 2016
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CLINTON AND SANDERS PROMISE IMMIGRATION REFORM DURING DEBATE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

During Wednesday night's Democratic Debate, hosted by Univision and The Washington Post and run by Latino moderators, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders strongly pledged that if elected President they would not deport children or undocumented adults without criminal records. Donald Trump and his negative comments about immigrants loomed large in the debate and gave Clinton and Sanders the opportunity to demonstrate their pro immigrant stances.  While the Democratic candidates sparred on whose reco... read more.

  • March 11, 2016
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NJ POLICE LAB MISCONDUCT MAY IMPACT IMMIGRATION CASES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A New Jersey lab technician, employed at a Little Falls State Police Laboratory, has been suspended, pending an investigation over potential falsification of drug reports.  Indeed, the technician reportedly faked results in a suspected drug case which has drawn into question 7,827 criminal cases on which he worked, according to state officials.  Specifically, it was alleged that the technician spent an insufficient amount of time analyzing a substance to determine if it was marijuana and repo... read more.

  • March 04, 2016
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PRIORITY-2 (P-2) DIRECT ACCESS PROGRAM FOR IRAQI AND SYRIAN I-130 BENEFICIARIES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

 The Priority-2 (P-2) Direct Access Program for Iraqi and Syrian beneficiaries of I-130 Petitions is an avenue for Iraqis and Syrians to apply for refugee resettlement in the United States through the U.S Refugee Admissions Program, known as USRAP. It is available to approved I-130 beneficiaries of Iraqi or Syrian nationality and their derivatives. Derivatives are spouses and unmarried children who were less than 21 years of age on the date the beneficiary’s I-130 petition was approved. This prog... read more.

  • February 29, 2016
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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY, EDWARD SHULMAN, LECTURES AT LEGAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

On Wednesday, February 25, 2016, New Jersey Immigration Attorney, Edward Shulman, of the leading Immigration Law Firm, the Shulman Law Group, LLC, gave a lecture on Understanding Asylum and Refugee Law.  The seminar, held in Newark, New Jersey, was sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in conjunction with the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association.  The immigration colloquium was organized by the Honorable Dorothy Harbeck, an Immigration Judge for the U.S. De... read more.

  • February 26, 2016
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