Category: General Immigration

  1. EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts: CRIMigration FAQs

    I recently presented “EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts” for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) seminar, “2019 U.S. Immigration Law: Basics & Beyond” hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Immigration Law Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, and International Law and Organizations Special Committee. My presentation addressed what I like to call “CRIMigration.” Here are the top ten frequently READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Pennsylvania DACA Immigrants Pay Tens of Millions in Taxes

    Young immigrants in Pennsylvania who were granted protection from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program earned $247.6 million in pre-tax income in 2017, according to findings released yesterday by the immigration advocacy group New America Economy. From those earnings, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collected $22.4 million in federal income taxes and Pennsylvania and its hundreds of municipalities collected a combined $20.7 READ MORE READ MORE

  3. New Jersey Courts Update Statewide Immigration Policies

    Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court updated the Statewide Judicial Policies to conform to New Jersey’s Immigrant Rights Directive. New Jersey Supreme Court Directive 04-79 stops court officials from collecting information about an individual’s immigration status unless it is absolutely necessary. Many of the state’s court forms will be updated to remove immigration-related questions. Additionally, the directive provides statewide rules for what are expected to be READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Don’t Wait: You Can Act Now to Protect Your Children If You Face Deportation

    Between 2015 and the end of 2017, almost 90,000 undocumented immigrants who were deported had children who are U.S. citizens. The numbers for 2018 and this year are not available but are undoubtedly much higher. For many immigrant families, this is their worst fear – what will happen to their children if they are detained or deported? Last June, New York expanded its Standby Guardian law to READ MORE READ MORE

  5. New Jersey Sanctuary State Question Put on November’s General Election Ballot

    Responding to community criticism of the recently implemented “Immigrant Rights Directive” by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, the Sussex County Board of Freeholders considered a resolution that would put the question of “Sanctuary County” designation to the voters in this November’s general election. According to Freeholder Joshua L. Hertzberg, the resolution lets the: public and residents voice their opinions. This topic is near and dear READ MORE READ MORE