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New York City Immigration
With a backlog of almost 100,000 cases, New York City’s immigration City is overloaded and unable to keep up with the number of immigrants processed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the past year. This has led to extended stays in ICE detention centers for many immigrants who are waiting for a decision or...
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Undocumented Immigrant Children
Families who come forward to sponsor undocumented immigrant children are being targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation. According to ICE officials, individuals and families who have stepped up to take in migrant children are subject to background checks and fingerprinting. More than 40 people have been detained by ICE and are currently...
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New York Immigration Policy
With the primary elections behind us, many residents of New York are looking to the general elections this fall to determine what direction is likely for New York immigration policy. The defeat of Cynthia Nixon, widely regarded as the more progressive Democrat in the primary race, leaves Andrew Cuomo as the best hope for immigration...
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Work Visas
American business owners are feeling the effects of Trump administration policies that have reduced the number of work visas being issued for immigrants in this country. Companies that depend on the skilled laborers who enter this country under H-1B visas are finding it difficult to fill vacancies in their organizations. Health care facilities, resort hotels...
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New York Green Card Attorney
A previously undocumented Staten Island mother can breathe more easily thanks to the military service performed by two of her five children. Imelda Castillo Hernandez was granted a green card and permanent lawful residency status on August 16, 2018, as part of a program that allows the parents of active-duty military personnel to petition for...
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Legal Immigrants
A new rule proposed by the Trump administration could discourage or even prevent legal immigrants from accessing the public benefits to which they are legally entitled. The rule would make it much more difficult for immigrant families who receive food stamps and other federal and state benefits to obtain green cards or to become citizens...
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Immigration Cases
A recent move by the U.S. Justice Department has resulted in the filing of a labor grievance against the agency by the union representing immigration judges in this country. Judge Steven Morley was removed from a Philadelphia immigration case after he granted a continuance intended to ensure that the defendant had been properly notified that...
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New York Immigrants
For approximately 500,000 people in New York City, even the simplest everyday activities present serious risks to their ability to remain in their adopted country. Undocumented immigrants are under siege even in sanctuary cities, and New York is no exception to this rule. The reign of terror instituted by the Trump administration against immigrants has...
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Permanent Residency
New York City and the state of New York filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice on July 18, 2018, citing attempts on the part of the federal government to force compliance with immigration laws by withholding funding for public safety. It is estimated that the Justice Department has refused to release grant money...
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IDNYC Cards
Concerns about targeting based on New York City identification cards have been reinforced after two grandparents were apprehended and detained at Fort Drum on July 4, 2018. The IDNYC cards both carried could have prompted inquiries into their immigration status and might have been the trigger for negative actions by border patrol agents at the...
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