Defending the Detained Immigrant
By: Harlan York
June 19, 2013

Immigration Detention is at an all time high.

There is so much media coverage given to immigration law.

However, other than the occasional story about private corrections agencies that lobby for certain immigration policy, little is said about the massive numbers of folks in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security.

The President, deemed liberal on immigration, has smashed records on deportation.
Along with that figure comes a very high volume of detained immigrants.
We have spent a great deal of time winning cases for families with loved ones held by Immigration for:
  • very old crimes
  • victimless crimes
  • nonviolent crimes
  • and no crimes at all.
Generations of foreign nationals were able to litigate their cases without the added, undue pressure of months and months in a detention center.
For the last 15 years, since the Transitional Period Custody Rules ended and mandatory detention became a reality, things have changed.
The President is fond of saying the US only removes “gangbangers.”
With barely more than 50% of those deported having been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, this statement is far from a reflection of reality.
Not a day goes by that friends and relatives of those in jail – like the four detention facilities near our offices in New Jersey – call on us for help.
Harlan York & Associates has won freedom for many immigrants.
We will keep fighting for them.
And we will keep winning.

About Harlan York

The first-ever attorney in New Jersey to win “Immigration Lawyer of the Year” from Best Lawyers, Harlan York is former immigration chair of the NJ State Bar Association and former co-chair for the NY State Bar Association CFLS Committee on Immigration. He currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Practice Management Committee.

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