Immigration lawyers in New Jersey filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to keep them from having to appear
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-jersey/articles/2020-07-31/immigration-lawyers-seek-video-court-appearances-amid-virus NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Immigration lawyers in New Jersey filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to keep them from having to appear in immigration court during the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Jersey chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and attorneys Michael DiRaimondo, Brian O'Neill and Elizabeth Trinidad claim the federal government is risk
Brian O'Neill in the AP Article
Immigration lawyers seek video court appearances amid virus July 31, 2020 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Immigration lawyers in New Jersey filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to keep them from having to appear in immigration court during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://apnews.com/ccc55ff57cc5a86360898e5c87a9c2bb #immigrationlawyer #immigrationlawyerMorristown
A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Occasionally, where I know my work has “made a difference” in a client’s life and he or she would like me to, I attend the client’s Naturalization Ceremony in Newark, New Jersey. The formal Oath Ceremony is the final step in an immigrant’s journey to naturalization, and without it, one is not a U.S. Citizen, no matter how many background checks, language, and civics tests one passes on the road. The Newark District of USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Servi
GUATEMALAN HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE WINS “WITHHOLDING OF REMOVAL” PROTECTION IN ELIZABETH IMMIGRA
I recently posted about the Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate asylum protections for Cental American citizens fleeing persecution in their home countries because they supposedly can seek asylum in Mexico first. I commented that the Trump Administration’s radical new “Rule,” which I feel is patently illegal, has drawn the strong concern of the UNHCR, the United Nation’s refugee agency. At the end of UNHCR’s press release they stated: “People have been leaving parts o
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN RESPONSE TO THE TRUMP ICE RAIDS – SEEK COMPETENT LEGAL ADVICE NOW, AND ALWAYS!
I previously commented HERE, about the need to arm yourself with information about your legal rights in the event you are undocumented in the United States. I discussed defenses to removal, even if one is already subject to a formal order of removal. So far the massive ICE “raids” have been an exercise in anti-immigrant propaganda rather than action. After originally promising to round up and deport “millions,” ICE pared the list down to a mere 2000 individuals with existin
Tips for Coping With Trump’s Threat to Deport “Millions”. Immigration Lawyer Comment
In the manner of totalitarian leaders threatening to clense the Nation of despised and unwanted populations—Need I mention Nazi Germany and the Jews?—President Trump kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign this past Monday with (what else?) a tweet threatening to deport “millions” of family members here in the United States illegally. As reported in “The Washington Post” “President Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arr
The “Stay-at-Home Waiver” Works!
As February 2018 nears its close, I want to reflect upon a really good week in my waiver practice. Three married couple clients of mine are now free from the fear of prolonged family separation due to a humane procedure instituted by the Obama Administration known as the “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver,” or as I call it the “Stay-At-Home Waiver.” This waiver is applied for utilizing form I-601A available at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website, www.uscis.
THE DEATH OF TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS), AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
What Is TPS? If you care at all about immigration law, you have probably read in the newspapers and heard in the media that “TPS” for Nicaragua was recently ended by the Trump administration (11/06/2017), and that it was also terminated for the island nation of Haiti (11/20/2017). There are also we-founded rumors that TPS for Honduras is next on the chopping block. To understand what this means in real-life terms, it is first necessary to understand what TPS is, and what eff