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A local deliveryman who had applied to receive a green card was detained upon his arrival to deliver pizza to military personnel at Fort Hamilton. Witnesses reported that Pablo Villavicencio showed his IDNYC card when he was asked for identification. Members of the military allowed him to deliver the pizza before taking him into custody....
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Sanctuary Policies
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released a report that indicates that the sanctuary policies in place in New York could be having a negative effect on public safety. According to the report, 440 undocumented immigrants were released from jail in New York during the months of January through April 2018. ICE reported that of...
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Non-Criminal Arrests
Data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and analyzed by the New York Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) show that ICE arrested more undocumented immigrants in New York City during the year after President Trump took office than in the year immediately preceding. This marks a real change in the way ICE approaches...
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Best New York Immigration Lawyer
Once again demonstrating his contempt for immigrants to the U.S., President Donald Trump used harsh language when describing undocumented workers, stating “These aren’t people, these are animals.” The comments were made during a May 16, 2018, White House meeting to discuss California’s controversial sanctuary laws. The Trump administration has opposed these measures, citing their chilling...
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Experienced New York Immigration Lawyer
Fraudulent Immigration Services Prompt Lawsuit A lawsuit filed on May 2, 2018, accuses two Times Square attorneys of defrauding immigrants by pursuing strategies unlikely to improve their status with immigration authorities. Thomas T. Hecht and his son, Leonard H. Hecht, are charged with tricking at least 26 undocumented immigrants by collecting fees for green card...
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Immigration Lawyer in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an ultimatum to officials of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to repeated raids by the agency in the state of New York. Cuomo sent a cease-and-desist letter on April 25, 2018, warning ICE that its practice of conducting raids on state property will require a full judicial warrant...
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ICE arrests
Attorneys from Queens Law Associates and the Legal Aid Society of New York walked out of court on April 9 and 10, 2018, in response to actions taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the courtroom setting. These protests were intended to draw attention to the plight of those who attend court proceedings in...
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Immigration Lawyer
New York is living up to its reputation as a haven for immigrants and a sanctuary state. A report compiled by researchers at Syracuse University indicates that immigrants in the state have an extremely high rate of representation by a qualified New York immigration attorney and the lowest incidence of deportation among states that have...
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Immigration Status
Recent moves by the Trump administration to crack down on undocumented immigrants may have an unforeseen effect on the accuracy of the 2020 census. Key Democrats are warning that immigrants may opt out of the census to avoid answering questions about their immigration status on the paperwork required for this process. This could skew results...
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NY Immigration
In an unexpected move, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office in New York State has signed an agreement that allows county correctional officers to perform some of the duties of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials within the county. This is in sharp contrast to the policies in place in other counties throughout the state. In...
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