Princeton, New Jersey, Police Patrol Car Causes Immigration Confusion and Concern: Was it ICE?

A police car with the decal “ICE” across its doors has been patrolling the streets of Princeton, New Jersey.  Confusion and concern took over the small Mercer County, New Jersey immigrant community.  Why?  “ICE” is an acronym for Immigration & Customs Enforcement—the federal agency that enforces immigration law, including executing deportation orders, conducting worksite investigations, and more.  ICE is the Immigration … [Read more...]

Immigration Report: Raymond Lahoud Named Chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association NJ ICE Worksite Enforcement Committee

The Norris McLaughlin Immigration Blog has reported that Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, has been named Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New Jersey Chapter’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Worksite Enforcement Committee for 2018-2019. AILA, the national association of immigration lawyers, seeks to promote justice, … [Read more...]

Blog Report: Raymond Lahoud to Be a Panelist for the 2018 EB-5 Convention Los Angeles

The Norris McLaughlin Immigration Blog has reported that Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, will be a panelist at the 2018 Los Angeles EB-5 Convention, Monday, July 23, through Tuesday, July 24, at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California.  This two-day educational, networking event will host a gathering of broker-dealers, developers, immigration and … [Read more...]

New Jersey Donor Aids Children of Immigrants Banned from the United States

Humberta and Oscar Campos entered the United States in 1989.  The couple crossed the border between Mexico and Texas.  With family in New Jersey, the couple moved to Bridgeton, a small town of just over 25,000 residents. Things were much different in the 80s and early 90s.  Undocumented individuals could lawfully secure social security numbers and, in many states, driver’s licenses or state identifications.  New Jersey was one of those … [Read more...]

ICE Targets Middlesex County, New Jersey, in “Sanctuary” County Enforcement Surge

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced the end of a five-day immigration enforcement operation targeted at Middlesex County, New Jersey.  The operation, led by the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office, resulted in the arrest of 37 individuals from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey. According to … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Immigration Agents Conduct Raids Across New Jersey. Many Arrested.

From the NMM Immigration Newsroom: Hundreds of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents converged on 13 counties throughout New Jersey on Monday, in the largest immigration enforcement action in the state’s history.  Nearly 100 immigrants were arrested in raids conducted in Atlantic, Bergan, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Union, and Warren counties.  Those arrested were from 28 … [Read more...]

Raymond Lahoud Interviewed by New Jersey Business Magazine

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was recently interviewed by New Jersey Business, a publication of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.  The resulting article, “Immigration Law Issues: Strict enforcement of immigration law is impacting New Jersey employers,” discusses how New Jersey businesses are affected by current issues in immigration law, … [Read more...]

New Jersey Accepts First Financial Aid Applications from Undocumented Immigrant Students

As the ink of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s signature was still drying on the new law expanding state financial aid to undocumented students, the state’s application website went live.  Within minutes, the first application was submitted. The new law offers state student loans, grants, and scholarships not otherwise available to New Jersey’s undocumented immigrant population, and expands a 2014 New Jersey law that allowed undocumented … [Read more...]

Meghan Markle to Face British Immigration Authorities and Must Wait Years to Become British Citizen

Britain’s newest royal—Meghan Markle—still has a battle ahead of her before she can truly declare herself a Brit: the U.K.’s Immigration System.  In Britain, as in the United States, the path to citizenship through marriage to a British citizen is lengthy, painstaking, and, some have reported, scary.  Meghan Markle will be treated no differently.  At least according to what Kensington Palace said in a statement last year: “Meghan Markle will be … [Read more...]

Breaking: ICE Raids Landscaping Company, 114 Employees Arrested, and Employer Under Investigation

In a surprise morning raid yesterday, hundreds of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended upon an Ohio gardening and landscaping company and arrested over 100 of the landscaping company’s employees, who were determined to be employed in the United States without lawful authorization. The Associated Press reported that the “operation was part of the White House’s increasing focus on businesses that hire people in the … [Read more...]