Boston Immigration Law Blog

The Traumatizing Effects of Immigrant Detention Centers

Written by Josh Goldstein on November 4, 2015

Immigration detention centers are often used in the United States to hold immigrants whose status is unknown or court dates are pending. Unfortunately, many reports details these detention centers as places that are not only uncomfortable, but downright traumatizing. If you or a family member is being held…Read More

An Overview of the Different Types of Immigrant Visas

Written by Josh Goldstein on October 26, 2015

If you are an individual who is hoping to apply and be approved for a U.S. immigrant visa, it is important that you understand the multiple types of visas that are available, and which one you may qualify for. For help filing your visa application in an accurate and proficient…Read More

What Do Americans Think About Illegal Immigration?

Written by Josh Goldstein on October 5, 2015

More than perhaps ever before in U.S. history, illegal immigration has become a hot—and highly controversial—topic. And with the presidential election quickly approaching, it seems as though everyone wants a piece of the illegal immigration opinion pie. Which leaves one pressing question: What do Americans really think about…Read More

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