According to the most recent information provided by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), undocumented immigrants are eligible to apply for a driver’s license in 12 different U.S. states. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is not one of these states. A group of activists is pushing to make a change. As reported by Inequality.org, the Pioneer Valley […]
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.
In an egregious infraction of justice, immigrant detainees in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, may have been exploited for their labor. Now, one of the immigrant detainees, 40-year-old Anthony Whyte, is filing a class action lawsuit against Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department which states that he and other detainees should have been paid minimum wage for their labor […]
Deportation for minor offenses has always been a threat for hard working immigrants who have been trying to make a living in the United States. Boston, Massachusetts was the first region where the program known as Secure Communities (S-Comm) was implemented.
Recently, a peaceful protest was held outside Suffolk County House of Corrections by national anti-deportation campaign, Not One More. Around 150-200 protesters gathered outside the House of Corrections to protest against the immigration law and government’s deportation policies.
As an immigration lawyer specializing in deportation defense, my Boston office has been inundated with calls from clients. Everyone wants to know how the partial government shutdown that went into effect on October 1, 2013 will impact their immigration case. The answer depends on what specific type of immigration case you have since the shutdown will affect certain aspects of some immigration agencies, but not others.
So, based on agency, here’s my handy guide:
In anticipation of a major snow storm, the Immigration Court in Boston will be closed on Friday, February 8, 2013. The Immigration Judges will extend all filing deadlines and reschedule all deportation and bond hearings set for February 8, 2013. The court will be open normal hours on Monday, February 11, 2013.
Boston Immigration Court News
This week, I had a detained deportation trial in Boston Immigration Court. My client, a permanent resident who had lived in the United States for over twenty years, was facing deportation to Pakistan, a country where he knew no one and didn’t speak the language. He entered Boston Immigration Court in chains and an orange jumpsuit and walked out of court knowing that he would soon be a free man and a could continue his life in the U.S. with this green card.
Boston Green Card Lawyer News
If you live in Massachusetts and are seeking a green card based on marriage, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new way of conducting adjustment of status interviews.
At issue is whether the marriage is based on a relationship that the couple entered into for genuine, bona fide reasons. Traditionally, an immigration officer would conduct the marriage-based green card interview by sitting down together with the husband and wife together at the same time. The officer would question the couple and try to figure out whether the relationship was genuine or fraudulent.
Green Card Lawyer Boston
At a meeting in my immigration law office in Boston, a potential client recently asked me this question:
I’m interested in hiring an immigration lawyer to prepare my green card case. But is it risky to use an immigration lawyer? I’m concerned that if USCIS sees that I have an immigration lawyer, the immigration officer might get suspicious. By using an immigration lawyer, perhaps the officer will presume that my case has some problem or issue.