How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

The IJLEF acts to empower immigrants and protect them against proposals such as the Public Charge Rule

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

By IJLEF, Inc. Immigrating to the United States is a difficult task that raises many questions for immigrants who want to ensure their rights to stay in this country. If you’ve ever researched the legality of immigrating to the U.S. from any country, you may have asked yourself these questions: What is Unlawful Presence? What […]

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who have demonstrated […]

Proposed Public Charge Rule: What You Need to Know

Proposed Public Charge Rule: What You Need to Know

Recently, the Trump administration took steps to radically transform a little-known provision of immigration law that could have an outsized impact on legal immigration. In proposed regulations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated that it would redefine the legal term “public charge” to block green cards for low-income immigrants who receive non-cash public benefits […]

Trump’s Latest Weapon: NTA Letters Will Result in More Deportation of Immigrants

Trump’s Latest Weapon: NTA Letters Will Result in More Deportation of Immigrants

By Dana Mathura In recent immigration news that may have occurred directly under our noses, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing their New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear. The move is a direct effect of Executive Order 13768 which Trump signed just five days into being inaugurated as President. Immigration […]

Caribbean nationals nabbed in US immigration raids

Caribbean nationals nabbed in US immigration raids

NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals were among 105 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation in New Jersey. On Friday, ICE said they arrested four from Jamaica, two from Cuba, 10 from the Dominican Republic, and one from Trinidad and Tobago. […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Community-Based Opportunities to Consult with Defense Lawyers and File Motions to Erase Convictions for Cases that are No Longer Being Prosecuted in Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced two community-based sessions next week where individuals who have been previously convicted in Brooklyn for a misdemeanor marijuana possession offense will be able to meet with a defense lawyer at no cost and fill out a motion asking to erase that conviction. The District Attorney’s Office will consent […]

How Can Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Help Immigrant Children Obtain a Green Card?

By Chereen James

How Can Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Help Immigrant Children Obtain a Green Card?

Photo: Leon Rafael/Shutterstock.com   Quite often, the welfare of immigrant minors is raised among news outlets. In recent news, we heard about an alarming number of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border and held in detention facilities. But what about children who overstayed their visa or were brought to the United States […]

The Trump Administration’s Proposed Public Charge Rule

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AILA National’s Policy Counsel, Jason Boyd, explains the Trump Administration’s announcement of a proposed rule entitled, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” under which immigrants who legally use public benefits could be denied green cards. Caribbean American Weekly