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Okay, so you have been placed into deportation proceedings (also known as removal proceedings) in NYC. So, what can you do? What choices and/or options do you have? We are obviously presuming that you do not want to go back to your country of origin or cannot go back. You may have some relief available in front of the immigration judge in NYC. I

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Many people wonder whether they would be arrested if they go to their immigration interview or court hearing in New York City. This has been asked so many times that until recently I felt comfortable advising my clients that they would not be arrested. However, as is the case with most things in life, there are exceptions. Just this week, I had a client who

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Applying for Asylum in New York City

Posted on February 22, 2012

From the many types of clients that appear in my office, some of the saddest stories are probably from clients that are seeking asylum in the United States. It is true that every personal story has its own tragedies. However, most of the individuals I meet seeking asylum have lived through some horrific events unlike most. These cases should be taken extremely

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Well, the very first thing you shouldn’t do is ignore it!!!!!!! This is a very important document which basically demands that you show up in Immigration Court in New York City and defend yourself from deportation. Essentially, Immigration (DHS) is trying to deport you out of the country. So, the earlier you get started with preparing your defense, the greater the likelihood of success in

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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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