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Tips on how to post an immigration bond in Boston, Massachusetts

Congratulations! An Immigration Judge in Boston just ordered the release of your friend or loved one with an immigration bond. He or she will be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement soon after you post your immigration bond. As an attorney specializing in deportation defense, I routinely represent detained immigrants in Immigration Court in Boston. I can offer you the following suggestions to help make the process of posting an immigration bond a more hassle-free experience. READ MORE

Immigration and Citizenship Documentary on the History Channel

Citizenship, naturalization and the immigration experience will be the subject of a new History Channel featured-film documentary. The immigration film will be called The Naturalized. It is currently being filmed in Boston, Massachusetts and nationally across the United States. The immigration documentary tells the story of several immigrants as they follow their diverse paths to U.S. citizenship. The film highlights aspects of the US immigration system including asylum, marriage, children, deportation, Immigration Court, military service, and denaturalization. READ MORE

Green Card Mandamus Victory in Boston

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been ordered by a federal judge in Boston, Massachusetts to adjudicate the I-485, application for permanent residence of Mohamoud Abdi, a Somalian with asylum status. Mr. Abdi's I-485 green card application was pending with USCIS for more than four years because of a delayed security clearance from the FBI. To resolve this frustrating delay, Boston immigration attorney Joshua L. Goldstein filed a writ of mandamus law suit against USCIS, the Director of the FBI, the Attorney General of the United States, and various officials of USCIS asking the court to force the government to process the necessary background checks and adjudicate Mr. Abdi's application for permanent residency. READ MORE

USCIS shifts from Boston to Lawrence in 2009

As a citizenship and deportation attorney based in Boston, I'm sad to report that 2009 could mark the beginning of the end of the JFK Federal Building as the "immigration building." According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly the INS) Boston District Director Denis Riordan, USCIS tentatively plans to move the Boston Office from the JFK Building due to space constraints. Director Riordan told the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that new potential sites for the USCIS Boston Office include Quincy, Brockton, and South Boston. However, Director Riordan suggested that the move may not happen if USCIS can arrange more space at the JFK Federal Building. READ MORE