Newark, NJ- A search warrant is a valuable tool to law enforcement, but the scope of a search warrant can be vague and sometimes law enforcement unintentionally goes beyond the scope of the warrants they are issued and conduct unconstitutional searches. The scope of a search warrant is a common source of disagreement in criminal cases and one that was recently addressed by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which I will discuss in this blog.
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USCIS Warns of Phone Scam Targeting Immigrants
Newark, NJ- Numerous immigrants live in Newark and throughout New Jersey and a large number are undocumented. Undocumented status makes immigrants vulnerable in many ways, and they are often targeted by scammers whose aim is to con them out of their hard-earned money. This month U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a warning, alerting immigrants to a new scam targeting their communities across the country. Immigrants have to work extremely hard to achieve the same success as their US counterparts. They have to come into a culture they’ve never experienced before, maybe even learn a new language. They have got to find a job before their money runs out and then they need to find the best credit card to build credit because they will have no US credit. Without credit, they will be unable to get things like loans or a good mortgage rate. After working hard to get into the country, they always want to ensure they are doing everything correctly and this is where scammers can take advantage of them. [Read more…] about USCIS Warns of Phone Scam Targeting Immigrants
Authorities Must Have Probable Cause to Issue Immigration Detainers Court Rules
Newark, NJ- As Congress works to ensure so-called sanctuary cities detain undocumented immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an appeals court ruled the federal agency must have probable cause to issue immigration detainers and hold individuals they suspect of being undocumented.