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Non-Citizens with Controlled Substance Cases and Convictions Should Revisit Their Cases

Non-citizens with controlled substance cases and convictions should consider revisiting their cases, including those who already received a removal order. On June 21, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, issued a decision which has far-reaching effects on non-citizens who have been convicted of certain controlled substance offenses in New York. In Harbin v. Lynch… Read More »

Two New York Counties Lead the List of Not Cooperating with ICE Detainers

In accordance with Executive Order 13867, Enhancing Public Safety of the Interior of the United States, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released their first “Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report.” The report identifies the jurisdictions with the highest volume of declined detainers nationwide. The weekly reports are seen as the first line of attack on so-called… Read More »

New Deportation Guidelines’ Effect on Immigration Courts

In keeping with the terminology used on the campaign trail, President Trump’s new immigration enforcement guidelines will make America’s immigration courts busy again. The immigration-enforcement guidelines issued under President Trump are a vast change from the deportation policies under the Obama administration. While the new guidelines call for the hiring of thousands of more enforcement… Read More »

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਟਰੰਪ ਵਲੋਂ ਇਮੀਗ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਦੇ ਤੇ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਆਦੇਸ਼

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਟਰੰਪ ਵਲੋਂ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਦੇ 45ਵੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਦੇ ਵਜੋਂ ਸੋਂਹ ਚੁੱਕਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਬਿਨਾ ਕਾਗਜ਼ਾਂ ਦੇ ਗੈਰ ਅਮਰੀਕੀ ਨਾਗਰਿਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਬਾਹਰ ਕੱਢਣ ਅਤੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ-ਮੈਕਸੀਕੋ ਦੀ ਸਰਹੱਦ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ-ਨਾਲ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਦੀਵਾਰ ਦਾ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਕਰ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਦੀ ਇਮੀਗ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਨੀਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਧਾਰਨ ਦੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਸੀ I 25 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2017 ਨੂੰ, ਗ੍ਰਹਿ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ… Read More »

Fear Among Immigrant Communities Mounts as ICE Launches Raids

The timing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids less than a month after President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on non-citizens living in the U.S. illegally has spurred fear among immigrant communities. The ICE raids took place nationwide from February 4 to February 10 and resulted in nearly 700 immigrant arrests. During the ICE raids, immigration… Read More »

President Trump Issues Executive Orders on Immigration

Prior to his inauguration, President Trump was adamant about his plans to reform U.S. immigration policies to speed up the deportation of non-citizens and secure barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. On January 25, 2017, during an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), President Trump signed two executive orders: one directing the construction of… Read More »

NYC Municipal ID Program Data Can Be Deleted

In 2015, New York City spent $8.4 million launching IDNYC, a municipal ID card program with the goal of providing government-issued identification to NYC residents who cannot obtain such documents from state or federal authorities. In doing so, the city helped an estimated half a million people to do things they could not otherwise do,… Read More »

Possible Reform Of The H-1B Visa Program

Technology workers authorized to work in the United States are generally issued visas under the category H-1B. The H-1B visa program admits 65,000 non-student workers and 20,000 graduate student workers for specialty occupations requiring a college education. The program is likely to undergo dramatic changes under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Last year, Senator Jeff… Read More »

ਟਰੰਪ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਵਿਚ DACA ਦਾ ਭਵਿੱਖ I

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਬਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA (ਡਾਕਾ) ਜੋ ਕਿ ਹੋਣ ਤੱਕ ਛੋਟੀ ਉਮਰੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਆਏ ਬੱਚਿਆਂਜੋ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਵਾਪਿਸ ਆਪਣੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਬਿਨਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਇੱਮੀਗਰੇਸਨ ਸਟੇਟਸ ਦੇ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਵਰਕ ਪਰਮਿਟ ਦੇਣ ਦਾ ਉਪਰਾਲਾ ਕੀਤਾਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਵੱਡੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ… Read More »

United States Has Record High Immigration Court Backlog

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take office on January 20, 2017, United States non-citizens may find that they have a need to get in front of an immigration judge. President-elect Trump’s anti-immigration statements may cause the addition of cases to an already backlogged immigration court system nationwide. The day after the election, Syracuse University… Read More »

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