ABC-7 New York reported yesterday that Joe Giudice—husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice—has been released from federal prison and is on his way to a federal immigration detention facility, where he will await the decision of an appeal of an Immigration Court order deporting Giudice to his native Italy. » Read More
E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown. Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization. » 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
Immigration Bills Fail in Congress, Leaving Future Uncertain
Despite months of negotiations and discussions on a wide variety of immigration issues, Congress was unable to pass any comprehensive immigration legislation in the past two weeks. It is now uncertain whether any type of immigration reform will be implemented prior to the November midterm elections. » 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
Given the continued annual growth of actual deportations and commencement of deportation proceedings, Attorney Raymond Lahoud called for the implementation of an electronic filing system for the Immigration Courts that is similar to that in the federal court system.
“Deportation proceedings are, without any doubt, the fastest proceedings that exist in the American Judicial System and potential deportees are rapidly transported across the nation and pushed out of the country, often leaving families wondering what is happening and attorneys racing across the nation locating clients and attempting to establish jurisdiction in one, local Immigration Court that is close to the potential deportee’s family and counsel,” said Lahoud, a leading immigration law and deportation defense attorney. » Read More