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. […]

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 […]

Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

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Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, November 14, the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus voted to support Intro. 1092, introduced by BLAC member and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to prohibit the City of New York from entering into revenue contracts with entities that are engaged in immigration enforcement. The legislation would also invalidate any […]

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Every situation is different, so make sure that you think about every step you take. When in doubt, call the Immigration Law and Deportation Defense Firm of Figeroux & Associates at (855) 768-8845.

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Stopped by Immigration: You Have Rights. Know Them. Use Them. If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. It does not matter if you entered the country by crossing the border in Mexico, if you are an overstay, green card holder or citizen. As long as you […]