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How Long Do Deportation Proceedings Take?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you or a loved one are under investigation or facing deportation, there are a few steps that will occur before the process is finalized. You will have the chance to challenge your removal in court. Read on to learn about the deportation process. If you have concerns about your citizenship status or if… Read More »

Corona Virus Immigration Update March 18, 2020

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Gladstein and Messinger, Queensimmigrationlaw.com, remains open to assist our clients with all immigration matters.   We will continue to provide in-person consultations.  Phone or video consultations can be arranged for those staying home.  Call us at (718) 793-7800. Last night it was announced by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Immigration Courts, that starting… Read More »

Corona Virus Update for Gladstein & Messinger, Queensimmigrationlaw.com

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Dear Current and Potential Clients, These are very uncertain times in our country.  I will use this space to update our clients and potential clients with up-to-date news on how our office is functioning and how USCIS and the Immigration Courts are functioning. As of today, March 16, 2020, our office is operating as… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Get Citizenship in New York?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Whether you are a person outside the United States seeking entry into the country, a noncitizen working on a temporary visa, or a lawful permanent resident, you may hope to be a full U.S. citizen down the line. The process can, unfortunately, take some time. Read on for a timeline for getting citizenship in… Read More »

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How to Become a Permanent Resident through Asylee Status

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The current federal administration is making it more difficult to secure asylee status, severely limiting the types of claims and countries of origin that are eligible for asylum.  However, if you already have asylee status, or if you manage to secure asylum now or in the near future, there is a pathway to obtaining… Read More »

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What’s the Process of Getting a Green Card in New York?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you are in the United States on a temporary visa or as an undocumented immigrant, you could face the possibility of deportation.  Securing permanent residence status, often referred to as getting a “green card,” can be a long, difficult, and often confusing process.  Below we explain how to get your green card in… Read More »

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Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against New York Law Granting Undocumented Immigrants Access to Drivers License

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Immigrant rights activists scored a victory recently when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit targeted at New York’s law permitting the state to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.  Read on for details about the law and the decision, and contact a compassionate New York immigration lawyer for help with any immigration matter. New… Read More »

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DHS Finalizes New Public Charge Rule for Immigration

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The federal administration has taken further steps toward curbing legal immigration with yet another heartless policy aimed at treating those who seek entry into the United States as lesser people.  Changes to the so-called “public charge” policies were recently published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an arm of the Department… Read More »

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USCIS to Re-Open Some Deportation Deferral Requests

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

In the last few weeks, many applicants for relief from deportation and their family members received notice that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was no longer considering requests for deferred action. The move by USCIS was another in a line of actions by federal immigration officials to not only crack down on undocumented… Read More »


Federal Administration Now Rejects Asylum Claims Based on Persecution of Family Members

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Trump administration is continuing its efforts to limit the ability of asylum-seekers to enter the United States. The latest move comes courtesy of Attorney General William Barr, who recently issued a ruling preventing immigrants from seeking asylum due to threats against their family members. Find out more about the decision below, and contact… Read More »

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