Immigration Law Blog

 

Marriage Fraud: A Growing Problem in the U.S.

For some immigrants, the idea of marrying an American citizen to gain legal status within the U.S. is a tempting idea – some will even go so far as to commit marriage fraud. Marriage fraud is the act of engaging in a fraudulent marriage, usually by bribing an individual with money to get them to agree to the marriage, for the purpose of gaining U.S. lawful permanent residence. The following reviews what constitutes an authentic marriage in the U.S., and what the penalties for committing marriage fraud are. If you’re facing penalties for marriage fraud in Boston, the immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. can help.

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Deportation Updates

In 2014, unprecedented legislation on immigration reform was signed into law. The legislation, which was opposed by many, granted relief from deportation for more than four million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. As a result, those who support deportation have argued that Obama’s immigration policy is too soft, and that it doesn’t address the real problem. However, the number of illegal immigrants deported under the Obama administration suggests otherwise. If you’re facing deportation in Boston, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein can help. Continue reading “Deportation Updates”

Arpaio Sues Over Immigration

In November of 2014, President Barack Obama announced his long-awaited plans for immigration reform. Perhaps most significant of the reform is the inclusion of deportation stays for more than four million immigrants in the U.S., namely those who are the undocumented parents of American citizens or legal residents. While the reform was viewed as a step in the right direction by many, others, like Arizona County Sherriff Joe Arpaio, are prepared to take legal action against the President for the immigration action. In fact, in December of 2014, Arpaio filed one of the first lawsuits (in what may be a series of many) against Obama’s immigration plan. Continue reading “Arpaio Sues Over Immigration”

Fewer Immigrants Living Illegally in Massachusetts

There are currently approximately 11 million undocumented illegal immigrants living in the United States. States like California, Texas, and Nevada have some of the highest populations of illegal immigrants in the entire country, while other states are relatively untouched by a population of undocumented aliens. In Massachusetts, the number of immigrants living illegally in the state is on the decline. If you are an immigrant living in Boston and have questions about your immigration status, an immigration attorney can help you. Continue reading “Fewer Immigrants Living Illegally in Massachusetts”

Immigration Overhaul Announced Millions Allowed to Remain in the U.S. Legally

With the November election now over, the one thing that groups on both sides of the political aisle can’t stop talking about is Obama’s immigration overhaul. The planned reform, which was announced by the Obama administration on Thursday, November 21st, will affect hundreds of thousands of immigrants across the country. If you’re an immigrant in Boston facing deportation, or if you have questions about the visa process, you should consult with a Boston immigration attorney immediately.

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Boston Rallies for Obama to take Immigration Action

President Obama promised to take his executive action on green card law before summer’s end, then postponed his actions until after the upcoming election. In late September, activists for immigration reform held a National Week of Action, to gather and rally support for the families that are being divided by the different immigration laws governing children and adults. Continue reading “Boston Rallies for Obama to take Immigration Action”

Deporting Children of Parents Allowed to Stay

A parent’s worst fear is being separated from their children, and yet, time and time again, the American government is using loopholes in immigration law to keep parents here, while deporting their children. Less publicized than the immigration laws that allow children to remain in the United States while their parents are deported, this is an equally devastating issue. Continue reading “Deporting Children of Parents Allowed to Stay”

No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon

Recent delays in immigration law executive orders are putting a large number of undocumented skilled labor workers in danger of being deported to countries where they couldn’t support their children. President Barack Obama had been planning an executive order to change immigration law.

This order would have put to rest several arguments against allowing undocumented workers to remain in the US, but pressure from his fellow Democrats running in Republican states has put pause to his promises of Amnesty. The president has pushed his decision until after the elections, and now says he will make a reasonable order before the end of 2014. Continue reading “No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon”

Obama Considering Ways to Increase Green Cards

President Barack Obama has been trying to mitigate the immigration issues facing Americans today, including many immigrants, both legal and illegal. He is trying to find a way to increase the number of annual green cards from 366,000 to nearly double that amount, drastically shortening wait times.

The president is looking to decrease the number of illegal immigrants by making it legal for more immigrants to come to America, with skilled workers and their families in the forefront. Continue reading “Obama Considering Ways to Increase Green Cards”