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Immigration Lawyers in Boston Report Harsh, Unreasonable Deadlines

According to reporting from WBUR News, immigration attorneys in Boston are sounding the alarm about harsh and unreasonable filing deadlines issued by federal authorities. Unfortunately, the unexpected orders have left many immigration advocates scrambling to try to protect the rights and interests of their clients—mostly young children. Here, our Boston immigration attorney highlights the most... READ MORE

ICE Arrested an Immigrant in a Park in East Boston, Local Officials Want Answers

According to a report from Boston.com, an immigrant of Guatemalan national origin was arrested by federal immigration authorities in a park in East Boston—and local leaders are demanding answers. The 40-year-old man is now facing possible deportation from the United States. Elder Misan Guerra-Perez was pushed into an unmarked van near Bremen Street Park. Notably,... READ MORE

Boston Immigration Court May Be Set to Resume Normal Operations—But Advocates are Raising Serious Safety Questions

According to a report from WBUR News, the immigration court in Boston is preparing to resume large-scale operations in the coming days. This despite the fact that many immigration lawyers are raising major questions about courtroom safety. Further, there is early evidence that the number of COVID-19 cases are once again increasing in Massachusetts. Here,... READ MORE

Federal Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Immigration Arrests in Massachusetts Courthouse

According to a report from Boston.com, a federal appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that barred Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from making civil immigration arrests at courthouses in Massachusetts. Two of the top prosecutors in Massachusetts are vowing to continue the fight to protect immigrant rights and our communities. Here, our Boston deportation... READ MORE

Massachusetts Immigration Reform Bill is Making Progress—But Obstacles Remain

Several prominent Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing a key immigration reform bill that would provide much needed legal protections to vulnerable people. Most notably, the law seeks to limit cooperation between federal immigration enforcement agencies and state and local police departments. According to a report from MassLive, the Commonwealth’s proposed immigration reform is advancing through the... READ MORE

Massachusetts Leaders: President Trump’s Latest Immigration Restrictions Will Damage the Commonwealth’s Economy

According to reporting from The Boston Globe, President Trump has signed an executive order restricting several different types of employment visas through the end of 2020. Subject to some important, but limited exceptions, the following visas will not be issued for the remainder of 2020:   H-1B visas: H-1B visas are for professional workers in certain... READ MORE

Citing Dangerous Conditions in Mexico, Federal Judge Allows Five Central American Asylum Seekers to Enter the U.S.

On May 14th, 2020, a Massachusetts federal judge allowed five asylum seekers—three women and two young children—to enter the United States early, while their asylum claim is still being reviewed. In the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, a judge ruled that the migrants were likely to be granted asylum and that... READ MORE

Massachusetts Leaders Fear the Trump Administration is Unreasonably Denying Medical Deferrals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to reporting from WBUR News, three prominent members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are raising concerns over the Trump Administration’s treatment of undocumented immigrants who are dealing with serious medical issues. In a letter to Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, and Representative Ayanna Pressley all express their concerns... READ MORE

Boston Immigration Court Temporarily Closed; Immigration Lawyers Raise Serious Concerns About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of March 20th, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that there are 413 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, the true number is undoubtedly higher because testing is limited. Further, the number of confirmed cases is expected to rise dramatically in the coming weeks. Even in its early stages, the... READ MORE