What immigrants in New York can do to stay safe in the era of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to deport up to 3 million immigrants once he is in office. This is a scary time to be an immigrant in the United States, but you do not need to sit by and watch. There are a number of things you can do to better protect yourself and your … Read moreWhat immigrants in New York can do to stay safe in the era of Trump

Have immigration questions? New hotline can help

New Yorkers with an immigration question can call the New York State New Americans Hotline, 1-800-566-7636, for general information and referrals on immigration and naturalization questions.   New York State has the second largest immigrant population in the nation, which includes more than 1.2 million immigrants who reside outside the New York City area. New Yorkers … Read moreHave immigration questions? New hotline can help

Looking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

Finding free or low-cost immigration help has gotten easier.  You can now use the National Immigration Legal Services Directory to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.  For additional questions about this directory you … Read moreLooking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF) or the International Professional Association … Read moreImmigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Thanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), lesbian and gay married couples and families will now be able to apply for family-based petitions.  The human rights organization, Immigration Equality provides answers to some of the most  most-commonly asked questions regarding family-based immigration petitions for LGBT families.    If you don’t see the answers to your … Read moreThanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families