REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO IMMIGRATION REFORM MAY HAVE PARODOXICAL EFFECT

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Immigration reform advocates have been forwarding the hypothesis that the more strident the Republican candidates remain against immigration reform, the more it may actually backfire.  The idea is that the longer candidates like Trump and Cruz spend talking in extremist terms about borders, walls, immigration raids, and deportation, the more Latinos and other minority groups will be galvanized to vote for pro-immigration candidates during the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.  "The more these c... read more.

  • February 10, 2016
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SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION CASE ON EXECUTIVE ACTION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Supreme Court of the United States, which is this nation's highest court, has decided to review President Obama's controversial case regarding executive actions on immigration that he initially set forth back in November of 2014.  These executive actions, which would shield approximately 5 million immigrants from deportation, were stalled when a Texas Judge ruled that the president had overstepped his legal authority when he issued these immigration-related executive orders.  The suit was spea... read more.

  • January 21, 2016
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NEW VOICE-ACTIVATED VIRTUAL ASSISTANT ON USCIS WEBSITE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently installed a new computer-generated, voice-activated assistant program, called "Emma" to provide the public with a new process for asking and obtaining answers to immigration-related questions.  In order to operate "Emma," all you need to do is to click the “Ask a Question” link in the upper right corner of the USCIS home page or type the following into your search engine bar: https://www.uscis.gov/emma.  "Emma" wil... read more.

  • January 11, 2016
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RAIDS TARGET UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Approximately 120 undocumented individuals from Central America were arrested this past weekend and are currently in the process of being deported to their home countries, the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the undocumented immigrants were primarily arrested in the States of Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina.  Reportedly, the weekend raids focused on those who arrived recently, mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala, a... read more.

  • January 06, 2016
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EDWARD SHULMAN HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING PRACTICE OF IMMIGRATION LAW

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

Immigration Attorney Edward Shulman, Principal and Founder of the Shulman Law Group, LLC, in Paterson, New Jersey, has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for 2016 in the field of Immigration Law.Mr. Shulman has 20 years of professional expertise in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law. He specializes in complex deportation, as well as family and employment cases. Former chairman of the New Jersey chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the... read more.

  • January 05, 2016
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USCIS APPROVES 10,000 U VISAS FOR 7TH STRAIGHT YEAR

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for the fiscal year 2016. This marks the seventh straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2009.U visas are available for victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities investigate or prosecute those crimes. The legislation was int... read more.

  • January 04, 2016
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DHS PLANNING NATIONWIDE RAIDS IN JANUARY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning nationwide raids aimed at deporting thousands of undocumented adults and children. The raids will be carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and are said to begin in January, 2016.  While a Homeland Security Spokesperson said that they will be focusing their efforts on "individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety, and border security," there is some suggestion that ICE agents will initially target those who rec... read more.

  • December 31, 2015
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ATTORNEY EDWARD SHULMAN MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Shulman Law Group's firm founder, Edward Shulman, Esq., was invited by special invitation to the White House on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.  During his visit to the White House, Mr. Shulman had the rare and special opportunity to personally discuss the importance of immigration reform with the President.  President Obama told Mr. Shulman that he remains confident and hopeful that the Supreme Court will hear the case and overturn the injunction, allowing his proposed Executive Actions to move... read more.

  • December 21, 2015
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MARCO RUBIO IS THE MOST PRO-IMMIGRANT CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

During the latest Republican debate, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were at odds over whether or not to grant immigrants a path to citizenship. While Cruz and Rubio, both sons of Cuban immigrants, agreed that securing the border was a national priority, it was abundantly clear that Rubio is pro-immigration and Cruz is not.  In fact, Cruz adamantly stated "“I have never supported legalization and I do not intend to support legalization."  Although Rubio was criticized... read more.

  • December 17, 2015
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DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: CANDIDATES SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REFORM

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

During the Democratic Presidential Debate, it was made clear that all of the candidates support comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship.  Interestingly, it was noted that the debate's location, in Las Vegas, Nevada, was significant due to the fact that Nevada proportionately has one of the largest undocumented populations where immigration issues loom large over the hospitality industry.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that, unlike her Republican counter-... read more.

  • October 15, 2015
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