Generally, noncitizens convicted of crimes defined as aggravated felonies under federal immigration law are automatically disqualified from most forms of relief from deportation. The term “aggravated felony” is a term of art…more
Human trafficking is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of criminal activity and abuse, the common denominator of which is the movement of people from one nation to another for the purpose of exploitation. While sexual…more
While no one wants to be the victim of violent crime, it is becoming increasingly easier for certain immigrants to see the silver lining in an otherwise daunting experience. Specifically, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence…more
In any context, abuse and abandonment is a heartbreaking experience for the children and families it affects. While therapy and psychological treatment may help begin to heal the wounds abuse leaves behind, undocumented children…more
Previously, I have offered some further information on How to Stop Deportation and Removal as well as Risk Factors for Deportation. Today we continue the conversation on stays of removal and deferred action…more
Following up on my recent blog "How to Stop Deportation and Removal," I'd like to discuss the common triggers for deportation and removal proceedings.
Among the most common causes of deportations and removals are…more
Non-citizens can find themselves in deportation (removal) proceedings for various reasons. The proceedings can result in an unwanted return trip to their home country. The proceedings can also create a lengthy ban on…more
Among the repercussions of a recent Supreme Court decision that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as the union of a man and woman, are a number of changes in current U.S. immigration law…more
As a senior partner of a New York City immigration law firm I was pleased to see the U.S. Senate pass the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744) on June 26, 2013. It is the first bill in a generation aimed at…more
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