• Crimes of Moral Turpitude: How an Arrest Can Affect Your Visa

      An arrest can be damaging under any circumstances. If you are a foreign national studying or working in New York on a temporary basis, however, an arrest can be especially devastating. Convictions for ...

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    • ICE Ramps Up Enforcement Outside Criminal Courts

      It’s no surprise that ICE has been stepping up their enforcement under the new administration. Increasingly, ICE is targeting immigrants who are in the process of going through a court hearing, ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in New York

      Like most states, New York divides criminal offenses into two different categories: misdemeanors and felonies . While most people understand that felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, their ...

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    • Marijuana Crimes in New York

      Recently, the national opinion regarding marijuana has been shifting towards a greater acceptance for personal use and medical purposes. Following this trend, many states have passed legislation for ...

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    • Marijuana Crimes in New York

      Recently, the national opinion regarding marijuana has been shifting towards a greater acceptance for personal use and medical purposes. Following this trend, many states have passed legislation for ...

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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 takes a ...

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  • FAQ
    • Tips to Avoid Delays in Immigration Processes

      Immigrants coming into America or already living here face a wide range of difficulties that citizens may not be aware of. In particular, the notoriously slow pace of the immigration system and the ...

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    • Four Steps to Take After an Arrest

      The circumstances behind the police’s decision to detain, arrest, and charge you for a suspected crime will always be completely unique. Preparing your defense can seem like an unpredictable challenge ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in New York

      Like most states, New York divides criminal offenses into two different categories: misdemeanors and felonies . While most people understand that felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, their ...

      Read More
    • ICE Ramps Up Enforcement Outside Criminal Courts

      It’s no surprise that ICE has been stepping up their enforcement under the new administration. Increasingly, ICE is targeting immigrants who are in the process of going through a court hearing, ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • ICE Ramps Up Enforcement Outside Criminal Courts

      It’s no surprise that ICE has been stepping up their enforcement under the new administration. Increasingly, ICE is targeting immigrants who are in the process of going through a court hearing, ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in New York

      Like most states, New York divides criminal offenses into two different categories: misdemeanors and felonies . While most people understand that felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, their ...

      Read More
    • Who is Eligible for Naturalized Citizenship?

      Becoming an official United States citizen can be a complicated process, to say the least. From immigration visas granted for employment opportunities to temporary green cards, entering the country ...

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    • ICE Ramps Up Enforcement Outside Criminal Courts

      It’s no surprise that ICE has been stepping up their enforcement under the new administration. Increasingly, ICE is targeting immigrants who are in the process of going through a court hearing, ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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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    • How to Find an Immigrant Sponsor Employer in the United States

      Immigration visas based on seeking employment in the United States are a pretty great way to enter the country and start a beneficial and profitable chapter in your life. Actually obtaining an ...

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