Blog Posts in 2017

Immigrant Detainees Claim They Are Neglected Medical Treatment

Imagine that you are supposed to have a biopsy for prostate cancer, but before you can, immigration officials bust into your home and detain you. Now imagine that you are sitting behind bars seven ...
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Mistaken Identity Leads to Immigrant's Death

Construction worker Carlos Mejia-Bonilla was arrested in Long Island by immigration officers. He told the detaining officers that they had the wrong person, but was locked up Hudson County ...
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Hudson County Jail Doesn't Perform Autopsy on Immigrant Detainee Who Died In Custody

It’s been more than two weeks since Carlos Mejia-Bonilla died while he was in the custody of immigration authorities, however, his family is still trying to figure out exactly what happened to ...
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Attorney Portela Begins Injury Claim for MTA 125th Subway Derailment Passenger

On June 27 th, 2017, the southbound A subway train derailed at the Harlem Street station at 125 th Street around 10:00 AM. An unknown number of passengers were aboard the two cars of the subway train ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Derailment Of MTA Subway A Train At 125th Street, NYC Injured Passenger Rocio Delances

Rocio Delances appeared at the Portela Law Firm, PC in Washington Heights to report that she was a passenger on the A train the day before which derailed at the 125th street station. She reported that ...
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Honduran Immigrant in ICE Custody Dies, Attorney Portela Comments

Rolando Meza Espinoza was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on April 1 st, 2017 while the agents were seeking another individual suspected of illegally entering the country. ...
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How Is Child Custody Determined in New York?

Factors Considered When Deciding Child Custody Determining child custody always comes down to what’s believed to be in the best interest of the child / children involved. The state of New York ...
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