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All too often, my office is confronted with someone from New York City (NYC) who has a criminal conviction and needs to apply for a waiver during a green card (permanent residency) application or while in Immigration Court in New York City. The fact that you may have been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense may not be the end of

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Does this sound familiar to you? You may ask yourself why in the world someone from New York City (NYC) would now be held at the Essex County Jail in Newark. That would actually by a very valid question. Unfortunately, most immigration detainees from the New York City area are now held in New Jersey somewhere. So, what can be done? Well

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Today is August 15, 2012 and Immigration (USCIS also known as DHS) is accepting Deferred Action applications . Is the application process for Deferred Action simple? Well . . . for some people it may not be as simple as others. I’m often asked about how to apply for deferred action if you have a removal order (also known as a deportation order) or

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DHS (Immigration) just made an announcement that the application process will finally begin August 15, 2012. Finally, many innocent children and young adults will be able to obtain deferred action and apply for work authorization. Our office has been flooded with potential applicants who wish to finally be able to work legally in the United States and apply for work authorization and a social security

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The Obama Administration announced last Friday that it would agree to grant deferred action to undocumented individuals who were brought in to the United States as children.  Although deferred action is not permanent legal status, it will allow individuals to remain in the United States and completed their education and obtain work authorization.  This is great news for individuals in New York

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