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New York Immigrants
A recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals could provide added help for immigrants who have been charged with criminal offenses. According to the opinion delivered by Judge Leslie E. Stein, immigrants have the right to a jury trial even if their case would not rise to the level that normally would require...
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Immigrant Deportation
Officials in Mexico have announced that they will be taking steps to deport immigrants who attempted to rush the U.S. border on November 25, 2018, in an effort to enter the United States illegally. These immigrants have been traveling for weeks in a loosely organized caravan heading from countries in Central America toward the U.S.-Mexico...
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Detained by ICE
A recent ruling by a New York appellate court will stop local police stations from acting to detain immigrants on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. The case in question involved an immigrant who had pled guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to time already served. Instead of releasing him, however, Suffolk...
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Asylum Applications
In what appears to be another transparent grab by the Trump administration, new rules were announced on November 8, 2018, that would allow President Donald Trump to deny asylum to almost all immigrants who cross the border illegally to seek protection in the United States. This represents a major change to the current policies in...
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Birthright Citizenship
Threats by President Donald Trump to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship have been roundly condemned by constitutional scholars and experts in the legal field. Many of those who were born in the United States, however, are worried that Trump will carry through on this threat, which comes during the lead-up to a hotly...
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Immigration Court
A two-year-old immigrant had her day in court on September 17, 2018, in New York Immigration Court. One of almost 30 children under 18 to appear in court, she was the youngest child to have her case heard that day. This is not a rare occurrence. The Trump administration has taken a harsh tack in...
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Detained Immigrants
Prisons for profit are earning more than ever thanks to Trump administration policies regarding detained immigrants in the U.S. Cost-cutting measures put in place by these profit-driven institutions, however, have led to complaints of inedible food and violations of civil rights by immigrants who are being detained in these prisons. Hunger strikes, riots and lawsuits...
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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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