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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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EB-1 Visa Program
Reports that Melania Trump entered the United States under an EB-1 visa have spurred questions about the way in which these visas are issued. Also referred to as the Einstein visa, the EB-1 program is designed to allow individuals with special skills, advanced educational credentials and extraordinary ability to live and work in the U.S....
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New York Immigrant Detention
Despite its status as a sanctuary city, immigrants are still at risk of detention and deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in New York City. New York Police Department policies offer some protections for immigrants who report crimes or who are cited for misdemeanor offenses. ICE can still arrest those suspected of...
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New York Undocumented Immigrants
In what appears to be a response to the aggressive actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the past year, Teamster Joint Council 16 has announced that it will serve as a sanctuary union for undocumented immigrants who are currently working and living in New York City. To shield these members from adverse actions...
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New York Undocumented Immigrant
A recent report released by the legislative affairs director of the New York Police Department (NYPD) indicates that the law enforcement agency received 1,526 requests to detain undocumented immigrants from federal officials in 2017. The NYPD complied with none of these requests. New York has a legal prohibition against turning over undocumented immigrants to Immigration...
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New York Immigrant
Despite its third-place status in immigrant population, New York receives the greatest economic assistance from immigrant workers of any state in the U.S. The financial impact on the state’s economy is derived from both skilled and unskilled workers as well as entrepreneurs. In contrast to the rhetoric often used to disparage the contributions of immigrants...
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Detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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...
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Pathway to Citizenship
President Donald Trump once again made headlines on January 9, 2017, when he appeared to contradict some of his previous policy positions on immigration. Trump’s remarks indicated that he would be willing to negotiate a bipartisan agreement that would combine securing the borders with providing undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship in the U.S....
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New York Deportation
A disturbing trend has emerged in New York courtrooms. Agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have begun using these courts of law as convenient venues for arresting immigrants who are there to face other charges, pay parking tickets and even to have their charges dismissed. New York City has long established itself as...
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Information willingly provided by undocumented immigrants in New York City may soon be used against them by immigration authorities in the area. This could result in deportations of individuals and families who participated in the IDNYC program instituted in 2015. This initiative was intended to provide added security for those without proper identification and to...
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