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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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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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