Category: General Immigration

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Did You Miss Our Form I-9 Seminar?

    Yesterday Ray Lahoud, Chair of our Immigration Law Group, spoke on Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification at our in-house lunch and learn, “Are You I-9 Compliant?” Ray spoke to a crowd of HR Professionals, business owners, management, and administrators from several organizations and companies. He provided a complete overview of the I-9 process and how to be compliant, including Form I-9 basics and compliantly completing the Form READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Report: Foreign-Born Lehigh Valley Population Outpaces Domestic; Legal Immigration to the Region Prevents Decrease in Population

    Without the influx of lawful immigrants into the Lehigh Valley, the area would have experienced a net loss in its population. In a Morning Call report analyzing recently-released Census Bureau statistics, Reporter Eugene Tauber noted that the Lehigh Valley has seen a 0.58% increase in its population since 2017, with 842,913 residents. Tauber, however, looks beyond the total population numbers to “the four components of population change READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Are You an Immigrant Who (Legally) Smokes Weed? If So, You May Never Become a U.S. Citizen

    On Friday, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its internal policies related to the adjudication of naturalization applications of lawful permanent residents who partake in the marijuana industry in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which have enacted laws permitting “‘medical’ or ‘recreational’ use of marijuana.” According to USCIS, if you smoke weed, you may lack the good moral character to become a U.S. Citizen, READ MORE READ MORE