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A peek into the world of US immigration law

For many individuals desiring to move to the United States, they will undergo court processes in local courtrooms. A person just moving to New York could potentially be a bit bewildered at first, trying to navigate the systems in place for reviewing the case. Some individuals may have a development in their case in the US immigration law courts that would result in a delay. A recent news story gives more details about what the process can be like. 

New York state agencies can not ask about citizenship

An executive order was signed Friday, Sept. 15, forbidding state authorities from inquiring about a person's status in the U.S. The policy set forth by Governor Cuomo goes into effect immediately. Any New York state police officer, state law enforcement agency and other state agencies such as schools may not inquire about a person's citizenship status. 

DACA dominates in US immigration law news

Talk of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has flooded recent headlines, leaving many New York residents asking, what is DACA? DACA is a program within US immigration law that allows people who migrated to the United States as children to remain in the country. DACA program individuals must also follow other guidelines.

A look at US permanent resident policies

If a person wants to live legally in the United States, the question can be, but how? Immigration laws can be obtuse, to say the least. A recent news article takes a look at U.S. policies for naturalization and sifts through the many details. Persons in New York looking to become a permanent resident may find some new information that can help them achieve their goals. 

Citizenship scams being tackled by New York immigrant groups

Some people will stop at nothing for greedy financial gain, even if that means exploiting vulnerable groups of people. A recent news story gives details about scams that are targeted toward the undocumented immigrant community in New York, including fake citizenship scams. City groups are battling the issue by spreading awareness and providing facts. 

Study: Immigration policy, enforcement impact newborn health

Even though it happened nearly nine years ago, people still remember the Postville Raid. It was a raid on a slaughterhouse and meat packing plant carried out by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Nearly 400 people were arrested and deported as a result of the raid.

Basic step-by-step process for obtaining asylum

Far too many people are victimized in their countries of origin for a variety of reasons. They come to the United States as refugees looking for asylum and a fresh start at life -- and many of them come in right here in New York. Obtaining asylum is not automatic, however. Understanding the basics of the process might help alleviate some of the fear and confusion surrounding the process.

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