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By now, it is almost becoming routine for individuals in New York and New Jersey with drug related arrests and/or convictions to be detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Monmouth County Jail located at 1 Waterworks Road, Freehold, NJ 07728. Something tells me that the street name (“Waterworks Road”) may not entirely be a coincidence. If

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During my last blog, I wrote about how a New York City resident can be held in the Essex County Jail in Newark , New Jersey even though the person resides in New York City. Perhaps, he has a criminal record or maybe he entered the U.S. illegally or violated his status. I want to take some time to now discuss what

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Arrested by Immigration in New York City

Posted on August 16, 2011

So, after many years of being in the United States, a family or close friends has been arrested by immigration, also known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. You now find out that the person has been brought to federal plaza and then the person’s whereabouts become unknown. Tracking the detention facility where the person is held

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Does this sound familiar to you? I probably get about 2-3 phone calls per day about these types of issues. The reasons for denial range from people not showing up for their immigration interview in New York City or Long Island, to denials based on marriage interviews and denials of employment based cases. One of the first things I tell clients is

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In the past few months, many young men and women have contacted my office to tell me that they are from Uzbekistan or Tajikistan and have been living in New York City since they left their home countries. They tell me they are now curious about whether they could file for asylum while in New York City because they are afraid to go back to

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Employment Based Immigration

Posted on April 1, 2011

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