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The Facts About Removal Proceedings in the United States

What Is an NTA? The Notice to Appear (NTA) is the “charging document” that signals the initiation of removal proceedings against a respondent. If you receive an NTA, it means that you must appear in Immigration Court on the date specified or at a date to be determined in the future. The NTA must be Read More

If a Dog Bites in New York, Who Pays?

On March 9, 2018, a Long Island mother went through unspeakable horror when she and her 2-month-old baby were mauled by a pit bull. They were both hospitalized; the mother being treated for a leg wound while the baby had to undergo cranial surgery after sustaining bites to the head and face. Although it sounds Read More

Getting Your Green Card – Part 2

In our last article, we talked about who was eligible for a Green Card. Now, we will talk about the process of obtaining a Green Card in the United States. The following information is general information we offer at no cost, but it should NOT be taken or used as legal advice. The Application Process Read More

Getting Your Green Card – Part 1

An official Permanent Resident Card, commonly referred to as a Green Card, authorizes an immigrant to live and work permanently in the United States. This card was named after its color when first issued shortly after World War II. Who Is Eligible to Apply for a Green Card? To apply, you will need a U.S. Read More

The Fight over DACA

One can’t turn on the television or pick up a newspaper these days without hearing about the political fight over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012. What Is DACA? DACA provides temporary protection from deportation for certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States Read More

When Is an H-1B Visa Appropriate?

When an American employer needs highly professional labor or services, that company may petition for H-1B visas for professional foreign workers, allowing them into the country temporarily to perform the job. There is a limit, or “cap,” on how many workers are granted H-1B visas every fiscal year. The current limit is 85,000 new visas—65,000 Read More

La Administración del Presidente Trump anuncia Plan para Finalizar DACA

El martes 5 de septiembre de 2017, la Administración del presidente Trump anunció que está terminando oficialmente el programa de Acción Diferida para infantes (DACA) de la Administración de Obama, con un período de gracia de seis meses. Si bien muchas personas están indudablemente preocupadas por la decisión del Presidente, es importante estar consciente de Read More

Trump Administration Announces Plan to End DACA

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it is officially ending the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a six-month grace period. While many people are undoubtedly concerned about the President’s decision, it is important to be aware of the precise changes that will ensue and of what Read More

Desperate Immigrants Ripped Off By ‘Notarios’ with Fake Legal Advice

[Immigration News] A recent article published by VICE shares the story of Andrea Mora and younger daughter, Karla, as they were making their way to the immigration office for Karla’s interview in hopes of receiving her green card.  The two of them were both filled with excitement at the possibility of having their entire family Read More

New York Real Estate Lawyer Fred DeCicco Featured on The Bamberger Group

[Real Estate News] We are proud to announce Fred A. DeCicco, Partner and Real Estate / Commercial Law Department Director, was featured in the very first series of Bamberger Answers by The Bamberger Group. Known as one of Murray Hill’s top real estate experts, The Bamberger Group created these real estate blog series to give Read More

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