Immigration Law Blog

I-9 Compliance: Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Liability

With worksite enforcement a priority for ICE, employers need to take heed: even employers that have not been accused of knowingly employing undocumented workers can expect site visits and can be held liable for clerical violations and subject to steep civil fines. Well-intentioned employers often find inadvertent paperwork errors or…

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temporary protection – be wary

The second tragic earthquake in Haiti reinforces how temporary protected status is a necessity for nationals of that devastated country. Temporary Protected Status is applicable when events such as political unrest (i.e., civil war) and disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, etc.) and other extraordinary conditions exist in a particular nation. Those…

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Lauren Anselowitz, Immigration Attorney. TORTURE? She said “not our clients.”

TORTURE? She said “not our clients.” Lauren Anselowitz, Immigration Attorney.  Harlan York and Associates. Your #1 Immigration Firm. Lauren won a couple of really big cases in the last few weeks.  Two cases under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cat.html It’s an incredibly tough standard: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/press/09/AsylumWithholdingCATProtections.pdf You must show…

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Been here since you’re a child? Wanna go to college or join the military? The Dream Act. From Harlan York and Associates, the #1 Immigration Law Firm!

The Dream Act Been here since you’re a child? Wanna go to college or join the military? From Harlan York and Associates, the #1 Immigration Law Firm! You better have a green card, support the DREAM Act! http://dreamact.info/students   From the site: The DREAM Act  Over three million students graduate…

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I REALLY want to stay here

A woman came to see us today for consultation. Sixty-seven years old. She has lived here for more than TWO DECADES. On numerous occasions, the woman made efforts to file for her green card through sponsorship by employers. The applications fell apart due to one company going out of business…

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Sooner or Later

“we will never fully secure our border until we create a lawful way for foreign workers to come here and support our economy . . . We must also find a sensible and humane way to deal with people here illegally. Illegal immigration is complicated, but it can be resolved…

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Believe it or not, we are occasionally asked, “Why do people need Immigration Lawyers?” Well, here’s one example. A client who we assisted with his green card in 1996 returned to our office in 2007. He hired us to represent him in his naturalization case. Prior to green card approval,…

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Legal Aliens Apply for Citizenship, Face Deportation

Today’s New York Times feature, “Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship,” tells the tale of long time green card holders who attempted to be naturalized. Instead of being granted citizenship, these applicants were not just denied naturalization. Their green cards were taken away and they now face deportation….

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