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Best Lawyers Award 10th Consecutive Year! Office Expands!

I was humbled to learn of my having been named to Best Lawyers. For the 10th Consecutive Year. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Back in 2012, I was the First Ever Attorney in New Jersey to win “Immigration Lawyer of the Year” from Best Lawyers. These…

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IMMIGRATION POLICY BY OBAMA INCONSISTENT: REVIEW

IMMIGRATION POLICY BY OBAMA INCONSISTENT: REVIEW Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Lawyer if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island).   Last week the latest immigration policy news went public that President Obama is likely to enlarge…

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Premium Processing – Only $1225 or Government Extortion?

Premium Processing – Only $1225 or Government Extortion? Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney. Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in Bergen County, NJ (Hackensack and Garfield). Premium processing of certain immigration cases began in the early part of the last decade. For many years the…

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Border crisis in US is nothing new

A border crisis is nothing new. That is a fact. As long as countries have had borders, people have been trying to cross them any way they can. Twenty years ago, when Central American refugees consulted with US immigration attorneys, they often spoke of the dangers that remained in their home countries due…

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Why the World Would End Without People Getting Legal Status

Getting Legal Status is a major issue for millions of immigrants, their loved ones and co-workers. Perhaps you think the above headline is hyperbole but consider this: 1. A decade ago, the film A Day Without a Mexican gave us a tragicomic view of what would happen if every Mexican in California…

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Immigration Myths – Mutants and Muggles?

Immigration Myths – Mutants and Muggles? Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). Watching X-Men: Days of Future Past the other night made me think about Immigration Myths. Same feeling…

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The Obstacle Is The Way In Immigration Too

The Obstacle Is The Way In Immigration Too Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney. Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in Somerset County, NJ (Bound Brook, Somerset, and South Bound Brook). I am reading a brand new book called The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan…

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Illegal Immigration: Not Just a Modern or American Phenomenon

Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). In the United States there has always been much controversy about “illegal immigration.”  I have never been as offended by the language as…

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English Language Citizenship Test: Who's Exempt? 10 Things To Know

English Language Citizenship Test: Who’s Exempt? 10 Things to Know

Many people avoid the citizenship test due to an inability to pass the English Language Citizenship Test. Usually, fear of failure is the main reason. Still, there are millions of green card holders who might be less afraid if they knew about certain rules. This blog post is designed to…

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Immigration Court Case Taking Forever?  10 Reasons You Must Know!

These days, United States Immigration Court cases are taking longer than ever before. Here is a list of reasons why the Immigration Court cases are getting prolonged like we have never seen in history: A computer problem started on April 12, 2014. Five servers that aid in control over the…

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Immigration Fraud Waivers: How To Solve The Biggest Problems

 “There are no facts in Jamaica”- Chris Blackwell  founder of Island Records, inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2001  If there are no facts, how does one go about dealing with Immigration Fraud Waivers? Well, Chris Blackwell was chiefly responsible for bringing the music of Bob Marley to American ears. The…

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DACA Renewal in 2014 vs. DACA 2012 – What You Need To Know Now

DACA Renewal in 2014 vs. DACA 2012 – What You Need To Know Now

On April 9, 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services FINALLY announced the proposed renewal program for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA renewal). The proposal is very good news for more than 500,000 DACA holders. It is not without its problems, more of which appear below. The DACA renewal…

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H-4 Visa Holders to Get Work Permits: A Review of What May Occur

H-4 Visa Holders to Get Work Permits: A Review of What May Occur

Attention H-4 Visa Holders: Yesterday the United States Department of Homeland Security made a huge announcement. A number of proposed federal rules will be published. The most important one that appears to be imminent deals with spouses of H-1B visa holders. These H-1B husbands and wives, called H-4 Visa Holders…

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5 Signs You Should Invest In a Deportation Lawyer

As of this writing, more than 360,000 people await a hearing before an Immigration Judge. Tens of Thousands more will be added to the list by the end of the year based on current data. There are a number of reasons why these immigrants need a deportation lawyer. By “deportation…

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Miley Cyrus Can Teach Us About Immigration Reform

Miley Cyrus Can Teach Us About Immigration Reform

About a year ago, Miley Cyrus tweeted the following: “Don’t waste the talents of undocumented youth. Tell Congress it is time for immigration reform.” Congress has yet to listen to Miley Cyrus’ plea for immigration reform. Currently she has 17.6 million Twitter followers. So maybe they should pay attention on…

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Think You Know Immigration Waivers? Take This Quiz!

Are you or a loved one considering filing one of the available immigration waivers? Here is an 8 question, quick multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge!   1. I-601 Immigration Waivers Are Good For: A. Crime B. Fraud C. The 3 and 10 Year Bars (Unlawful Presence) D. All…

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Whatever Happened to the American Dream?

Whatever Happened to the American Dream?

Today I did a standard consultation with a United States citizen. The fellow, a son of Italian immigrants, appeared in my office. Hard working guy who built a very successful construction company. He wanted to know about sponsoring a Central American employee. I explained that the immigration law had changed…

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Why We Love Immigrants (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Immigrants (And You Should, Too!)

Everybody comes from somewhere. The people who arrive first make the rules. Immigrants who enter afterwards are subjected to restrictions and being deemed “illegal.” In the 18th Century, Benjamin Franklin warned his fellow British colonists of the impending threat of the German immigrants to America. Later in our history, we…

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Specialized Knowledge: A Review of the L-1B Immigration Dance

I heard Phish bassist Mike Gordon say today that his bandmate Trey Anastasio once told Dave Matthews that placing the word “dance” in a song can automatically encourage a crowd to dance. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun their own dance song, in recent years.  And immigrants, their…

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