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Lawsuit Filed by Justice Department Could Foreshadow Action against Other Immigration Sanctuaries

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The US Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become increasingly aggressive and inhumane in its enforcement of immigration laws. Recently, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the State of California based on its “sanctuary state” policy. While California is the first state to face targeting by the Justice Department, some… Read More »

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ICE Detentions of Persons with No Criminal Record Skyrocket

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Immigration has been a central issue to the Trump administration. As debate in the Senate begins over a proposed permanent solution for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before it is slated to end next month, a report has been released by the Washington Post showing the extent to which Immigrations… Read More »

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Federal Lawmakers Respond to DACA Ruling, while Renewals Remain Open

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been at the center of the news for weeks, with the continued existence of the program in peril. After last week’s ruling by a federal judge preventing the abrupt end of DACA and allowing current beneficiaries to renew their applications, dreamers across the country have… Read More »

Judge Stops Trump plan to end DACA

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

A federal judge in California late Tuesday, January 9, 2018, had temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program otherwise known as DACA or the Dream Act. Importantly, the Judge ruled that the administration must resume receiving DACA renewal applications. The ruling, however is limited, and does… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Full Travel Ban Can Take Effect

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Since its initial introduction by the Trump administration, the travel and immigration ban largely focused on Muslim countries has faced fierce legal challenges, with the bulk of the rule being found unconstitutional by multiple federal courts. On Monday, December 4, the US Supreme Court ruled that the full travel ban can now enter into… Read More »

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Trump Threatens to End Diversity Visa Program after Attack

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

A recent and tragic act of terrorism has caused President Trump to threaten cancelling the diversity visa lottery. The program has provided a legal means of immigration for thousands of individuals since its creation in 1990. The decades-old program became a hot topic in the news after it was revealed that Sayfullo Saipov had… Read More »

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Newest Version of Travel Ban Considered Most Restrictive by Experts

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Trump administration has recently introduced a revised version of its travel ban. While the latest ban has lifted restrictions on some countries, it has also introduced or intensified restrictions on others. Some experts have suggested that this is the most restrictive iteration of the travel ban, and it is also the first version… Read More »

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DACA Ending, What Now?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Trump administration has recently announced that it will be discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and that the US Congress has six months in which to enact a replacement to the existing system. Read on to learn more about what that means to those who arrived in the US as… Read More »


DACA Program Rescinded by President Trump

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Attorney General today announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival – DACA – program started by President Obama in 2012. USCIS will not accept any new DACA applications. Current DACA holders with work permits that will expire within the next six months can file for renewal. This decision… Read More »

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Massachusetts High Court Rules that State Police Cannot Arrest Someone for Visa Violation

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has recently ruled that state police officers cannot arrest someone who is suspected only of being in the United States illegally. The court ruled that there was no state law permitting Massachusetts officers to hold someone in police custody “solely on the basis of a federal civil immigration… Read More »

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