Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the end of a five-day sweep across New Jersey, netting the arrest of immigrants in 16 counties. The operation targeted a broad range of individuals, including lawful permanent residents and other immigrants with criminal convictions as well as individuals present in the United States who have reentered after deportation or have pending criminal charges. » Read More
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has announced enforcement actions against 28 businesses across the state for unlawfully providing immigration services “that they [were] not legally permitted to provide.” The state served Notices of Violations to each business demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties, after a multi-month investigation prompted by “tips, consumer complaints, and investigative information” found that the businesses were holding themselves out to unsuspecting immigrants as immigration attorneys. » Read More
In the first-ever comprehensive review of how each of the 100 largest U.S. cities for how each city welcomes immigrants, Newark, New Jersey, ranked first in its ability to integrate immigrant communities into the “fabric of American life.”
The study, released by the bipartisan research and advocacy thinktank, New American Economy, found Newark to be a city that is “starting to rebound after years of job and population loss that resulted in economic instability.” In Newark,
immigrants are bringing the much-needed skills and entrepreneurial spirit that can help develop a more stable and educated workforce, encourage new business creation, fill vacant housing, and expand local tax bases.
New Jersey’s immigrant population is booming. In a recent NJ.com article, Reporter Carla Astudillo analyzes census data from 2005 through 2016 to compare the growth of the New Jersey’s foreign-born population to its native-born. With 242,000 new immigrants calling New Jersey home, the state’s foreign-born population increased 14.3 percent, when compared to only a .32 percent increase in the state’s native-born population. » Read More
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced Friday the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras. Secretary Nielsen delayed the termination for 18 months to allow those in the United States under TPS to seek and apply for alternative lawful immigration status or, if no alternative exists, to prepare for departure to Honduras. » Read More
Day after day, potential clients walk into my office with boxes of paper and faces of frustration. Minutes into our free immigration consultation, I notice a sense of concern and fear. Soon, I learn that the immigrant has a decades-old immigration problem that was a relatively simple fix long ago. » Read More