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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CHANGES TO VISA WAIVER PROGRAM (VWP)

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun implementing changes to its visa policies that will make it harder for some travelers to enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This essentially means that the nationals of certain countries are no longer eligible to enter the United States under the VWP, with particular focus on their recent travel histories.The VWP allows eligible nationals of 38 countries to travel temporarily, for up to 90 days, to the... read more.

  • February 24, 2016
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What is Expanded DACA?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

President Obama announced, under his Executive Order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in June of 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States prior to their sixteenth birthday to receive a work permit and exemption from deportation. In November of 2014, President Obama announced changes to DACA which would expand it to include illegal immigrants, expand the entry date, eliminate the requirement that applicants be younger than 31 years old, and lengthen the ren... read more.

  • February 19, 2016
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HOW JUSTICE SCALIA'S DEATH WILL AFFECT DAPA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

The future of the United States Supreme Court, and an estimated four million immigrants affected by its upcoming decision on DAPA, lies in the balance due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the former leader of the court’s dominant conservative contingency.  There is no way for Scalia's seat to be filled before the DAPA hearing (United States v. Texas), which is scheduled to commence in April.  Thus, Justice Scalia’s death leaves the court with two basic options in dealing with th... read more.

  • February 16, 2016
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NEW JERSEY IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY EDWARD SHULMAN ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT DAPA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

New Jersey Immigration Attorney Edward Shulman, who is the founder of the Shulman Law Group, LLC in Paterson, New Jersey spoke to Passaic county residents last Saturday about the proposed DAPA program.  Following his lecture, Attorney Shulman provided a Question and Answer period for the lecture participants about DAPA.  Below are the highlights of Mr. Shulman's DAPA lecture, which he thought would be helpful for all clients and intending immigrants interested in learning more about DAPA.Interesti... read more.

  • February 15, 2016
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WHAT IS DAPA?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

The Supreme Court has agreed to review the case regarding President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions that he initially proposed on November 20, 2014.  Among the Executive Actions is an exciting new deferred action program called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, also known as DAPA.  To qualify for DAPA, an individual must meet certain eligibility requirements relating to their entry into the United States and parental relationship with a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident an... read more.

  • February 12, 2016
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