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November 2013 Archives

New York court rules that judges must warn of deportation risk

On Nov. 19, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that judges must inform criminal defendants who are not citizens that, if they plead guilty to certain crimes, they could be deported. This ruling could help provide a valid deportation defense to hundreds of people that would otherwise be at risk for removal.

Filipinos affected by typhoon eligible for certain USCIS relief

If you're a Filipino national living lawfully in the U.S. or naturalized citizen of Filipino origin, you may have been personally affected by Typhoon Haiyan, called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. If you have lost loved ones, please accept our sincere condolences.

What happens if you post bond for an ICE detainee and he flees?

One of the many concerns immigrant rights advocates have about the detention of unauthorized migrants by the Department of Homeland Security is that it separates families. In many cases, immigrants detained by ICE are held in DHS detention facilities far away from their American homes and families, and a number have been denied visitors or even access to legal counsel.

Can an asylee-permanent resident mention kids to the USCIS now?

Through a partnership with the New York Daily News, people with questions about U.S. immigration law can write in to Allan Wernick, director of the University of New York's Citizenship Now! project. While no legal advice is provided, many of the questions are similar to those immigration lawyers hear every day from our clients.

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