I strongly disagree with Judge Hanen’s decision to temporarily enjoin implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Department of Justice will appeal that temporary injunction; in the meantime, we recognize we must comply with it.
USCIS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syrian Immigrants
Newark, NJ- Because of ongoing conflict and worsening conditions in Syria, the Department of Homeland Security recently announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Syrian nationals living in the U.S. Armed conflict between the Syrian military leader and a number of rebel forces poses a danger for the people of Syria and many have fled to neighboring countries for refuge. On January 5th, the United State Citizens and Immigration Services announced they would extend TPS for Syrian immigrants until 2016.
President Obama Finalizes Immigration Plan Giving Millions of Immigrants Relief from Deportation
Newark, NJ- With the midterm elections over, President Obama appears ready to make sweeping changes to U.S. immigration system through a series of executive orders that could give deportation relief and grant work authorizations to millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in country, an Obama administration official announced Thursday.
Hackensack Community and Courts
With a history that dates back to the 1600s, Hackensack, New Jersey, is a diverse community located in Bergen County. The city is has a population of over 43,000, according to the 2010 U.S. Census and serves as an inner suburb to Manhattan, which is just 12 miles east of Hackensack.
Appellate Court Clarified How Child Endangerment Charge Impacts Immigration Status
Newark, NJ- One aspect of immigration that often gets overlooked is the effect a criminal conviction can have on an individual’s status. Regardless of whether the person is documented or not, for an immigrant, a criminal conviction, even a seemingly minor one, can jeopardize their status and put them in danger of facing deportation. Which criminal convictions make an immigrant removable can be difficult to determine because of the complicated laws, and courts are repeatedly asked to interpret immigration laws for this purpose.
New York Passes Legislation to Combat Immigration Fraud
Newark, NJ- If you’re an immigrant, you are most likely aware of how complicated the process of obtaining a visa, green card or fighting deportation can be. Filling out the necessary applications, gathering all relevant documents and meeting with immigration officials is nerve-wracking, confusing and difficult, so naturally immigrants look to experts for help with their immigration-related needs.