Authorities are looking for migrants wherever people are to be found. Under the new presidential administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is enforcing US immigration law more than ever. In New York, ICE agents are even making arrests in courthouses, grabbing folks on their way in or out of the courts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not far from us in Staten Island, the Philadelphia's Italian Market was hushed on a recent weekday. The same unusual quiet settled over restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, food trucks and diners in cities stretching across the nation.
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.
When a person comes to the U.S. to conduct business, visit family, pursue educational opportunities or simply visit the nation's many historical landmarks through the mechanism of a nonimmigrant visa, it's not uncommon for them to want to extend their stay.
He is New York City's newest congressional representative. Adriano Espaillat is a former undocumented immigrant who is living the American dream, now representing Harlem and the Bronx on Capitol Hill.