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Due Process Claim Against Police Revived by Circuit

Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal June 17, 2015 A man who spent 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder can pursue his claim that police identification procedures and witness coercion violated due process, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled. Fernando Bermudez, exonerated of a 1991 shooting Read More

Abogado de Inmigración Nelson Madrid

MARCH 5, 2015BY IVAN RAMIREZ Nelson Madrid es un abogado con la agencia Pollack, Pollack, Issac & DeCicco, LLP. Su carrera en justicia social commenzó cuando estaba estudiando leyes en Michigan. Durante sus estudios en Thomas M. Cooley Law School el Sr. Madrid trabajó para el “Michigan Pension Rights Project,” una agencia sin fines-de-lucro que daba Read More

USCIS Invitation: Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers

Dear Stakeholder,   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement onThursday, February 26 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) regarding a DHS regulatory update. The regulatory change, effective May 26, 2015, will extend eligibility for work authorization to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. Read More

Immigration Questions

By Allen E. Kaye   White House Statement on State of Texas v. U.S.A.    Following is a statement by the White House on the district court preliminary injunction on lawsuit challenging expanded DACA and DAPA, stating that the “decision wrongly prevents these lawful, commonsense policies from taking effect and the Department of Justice has Read More

NYC ID Cards launched

Undocumented aliens can get an NYC ID and it qualifies as a government ID for interacting with police, entering city buildings, and potentially for DMV. Clients may be interested in this since it gets them a US ID they can carry with them. Application requires proof of residency in NYC and no filing fee. Those Read More

BREAKING NEWS “Executive Actions on Immigration”

https://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#1

Unjust Conviction Claim Survives State Bid to Dismiss

 Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal July 9, 2014    A judge has denied the state’s motion to dismiss Fernando Bermudez’s claim for unjust conviction for a murder of which he was found innocent after serving 18 years in prison. Court of Claims Judge Alan Marin (See Profile) rejected the state’s contention that Bermudez’s action Read More

The Affordable Care Act and Immigration

The Affordable Care Act and Immigration The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Social Security Act (SSA) require that individuals seeking coverage under a qualified health plan offered on a Health Insurance Marketplace or through an insurance affordability program (i.e. Medicaid etc.) provide information regarding their immigration status and certain information about Read More

DHS IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 2012

DHS IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) has released a report which details key findings involving the apprehension or arrest, detention, return, and removal from the U.S. of foreign nationals. The main findings of the report, which covers the 2012 fiscal year (October 1 to September 30), were as Read More

CAP COUNT FOR H2B NONIMMIGRANTS

CAP COUNT FOR H2B NONIMMIGRANTS – On January 3rd, USCIS released its most recent count of available H2B visas. The current H2B Nonimmigrant Visa cap count for the first half of Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) currently stands at 12,564 approved visas, with 4,235 visas pending, for a total allocation of 16,799 visas. The number of Read More

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