Boston Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Reform in the 2016 Presidential Election

Written by Josh Goldstein on September 15, 2015

For undocumented immigrants in America, 2016 is a year full of unknowns. If Donald Trump gets the republican bid for president—and is elected as such by the Electoral College—things could change dramatically, and fast. That’s because Mr. Trump has adamantly declared that he would force all…Read More

Court Upholds Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

Written by Josh Goldstein on September 10, 2015

In 2010, the state of Arizona passed S.B. 1070, a controversial piece of legislation that requires police officers to determine a person’s immigration status at the time of arrest or detainment if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is an undocumented illegal immigrant. The legislation has colloquially been referred…Read More

Sarah Saldana Takes a Firm Stand

Written by Josh Goldstein on August 11, 2015

Sarah Saldana, the director for ICE, or Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, has spoken firmly about the agency’s position on immigration enforcement; according to Saldana, there will be no repercussions for sanctuary cities, nor enforcement of certain immigration laws, until comprehensive immigration reform is passed and Obama’s immigration action is enacted.

Understanding…Read More

Declining Numbers of Immigrants from Mexico Entering U.S.

Written by Josh Goldstein on August 3, 2015

While immigration remains one of the most controversial topics in politics today—and is sure to spur heated debates in the 2016 presidential race—the number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico entering the U.S. has actually declined, not increased, in recent years.

Immigration By the Numbers

Peak years for immigrants entering the United…Read More

Immigration law success story for the 4th of July!

Written by Josh Goldstein on July 6, 2015

As an immigration lawyer, I love nothing more than taking on and winning difficult cases.

We all know that some immigration law cases are just not easy. To win, it takes grit, determination, and an abundance of patience.


2015 Boston Immigration Law Scholarship Winner!

Written by Josh Goldstein on July 2, 2015

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein are pleased to announce that we have chosen Zulma Munoz as the 2015 winner of our Boston Immigration Law Scholarship! We were overwhelmed by the excellent applications we received for the scholarship, all of which evoked the struggles and challenges of the…Read More

Republicans and Immigration

Written by Josh Goldstein on June 8, 2015

Shortly after Memorial Day 2015 the federal appeals court blocked the Obama Administration’s plan to offer a projected 4 million undocumented immigrants some relief from the threat of deportation. It is now being discussed as a blow to immigrant groups, a restraint on Obama’s executive authority, and another potential…Read More

Armenian Immigration in Boston

Written by Josh Goldstein on June 2, 2015

For the past century, Boston has been a sanctuary for Armenian immigrants as demonstrated in the American Community Survey in 2013. It states that over 25,000 Armenians have migrated to Massachusetts, making it the second largest state where Armenian immigrants reside. The first being California.


Marriage Fraud Ring Busted

Written by Josh Goldstein on April 30, 2015

Getting married for the sole purpose of obtaining a U.S. greencard or lawful residency is a type of fraud, and is illegal under federal law. And, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been cracking down on marriage fraud more than ever before – in late April of 2015, 27 different…Read More