Officials of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 46 individuals over the course of a five-day sting in upstate and western New York State. According to an ICE spokesperson, 23 of those arrested had been convicted of criminal offenses prior to their detainment by the agency. The crimes enumerated by ICE include weapons charges and grand larceny. For those facing deportation, retaining the services of a qualified New York immigration attorney can be a solid first step toward achieving a positive outcome for your case.
Part of a Pattern of Heightened Enforcement
Policies put in place by the Trump administration have increased ICE activity in New York and across the country. In 2017, ICE made 143,470 administrative arrests nationwide. Of that number, 13,600 people were guilty only of undocumented immigration. Many of the other individuals detained by ICE had initially been cited for relatively minor traffic infractions and other misdemeanors.
Protecting Your Right to Remain
For most immigration issues, consulting with a New York immigration attorney can provide added help and support throughout the legal process. By seeking expert help in navigating deportation hearings, green card procedures and other factors in securing your right to remain, you and your family can enjoy the greatest confidence and the best outcomes for your cases before ICE and in other legal venues in New York State.
With two former immigration prosecutors and a former judge on staff, Pozo Goldstein can provide the most effective and aggressive representation for your case in the New York area. We work with you and your family to provide the best solutions to allow you to remain in the U.S. and to pursue your educational and employment goals. To learn more, call us at 212-201-9031 to set up a free consultation with a qualified New York immigration attorney. We look forward to the chance to serve you.