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September 2017 Archives

New federal rules request online info before naturalization

A person undergoing the path to citizenship in the United States is subject to many federal rules and policies. One new rule, which will go into effect on Oct. 18, allows the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services the ability to access several types of online records about a person. Before naturalization, an individual in New York may be subject to this type of investigation as immigration agencies strengthen their standards and practices. 

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. 

Woman who is ill seeks deportation defense in New York

A woman has claimed that she was fleeing violence when she entered this country and now faces serious health issues. In addition to having a brain tumor that is growing, she has been ordered deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In her effort to be allowed to stay in New York with her family, she is seeking an emergency stay as her deportation defense, since her asylum case is pending appeal.

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.

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