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SUPREME COURT HEARS DACA CASE TODAY

At 10 AM this morning the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the DACA case, as the fate of some 700,000 “DREAMers” stands in the balance. The case relates to the Trump administration‘s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which was initially set forth via executive order by President Obama in 2012. The program has allowed individuals, brought to the United States as children, to apply for temporary status…

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TRUMP IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVE TO DEPORT NON-MEXICAN ASYLUM SEEKERS AT SOUTHERN BORDER

The Trump administration, in a joint effort between the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, has been in the process of implementing an experimental pilot program along the Southern Border of the United States designed to fast track the processing and deportation of asylum seekers from all over the world. The goal is essentially to render non-Mexican immigrants ineligible for asylum when they reach the United States. Reportedly, this new initiative is part of…

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ATTORNEY EDWARD SHULMAN FILMED FOR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTARY

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, film crew for an upcoming Documentary entitled Motherland visited the Shulman Law Group, a prominent Immigration Law Firm, located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Head Immigration Attorney and firm founder, Edward Shulman, was filmed to provide contextual perspective and legal insights regarding the main subject of the documentary who was a former immigration client of Attorney Shulman. Motherland is a heart-wrenching and powerfully compelling documentary that chronicles the life, struggles, and…

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY EDWARD SHULMAN ASSISTS IN OBTAINING PRESIDENTIAL CLEMENCY FOR RONEN NAHMANI

New Jersey-based Immigration Attorney Edward Shulman, founder of the Shulman Law Group and Immigration Counsel to the Aleph Institute, assisted in obtaining Presidential Clemency for Ronen Nahmani, a non-violent first-time offender who was convicted in 2015 of selling synthetic marijuana. After analyzing the fact pattern and circumstances of the case, Mr. Shulman wrote a key memorandum of law explaining the salient immigration issues and specific immigration relief for which Mr. Nahmani would and would not be…

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ACTING COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION RESIGNS AMID CONTROVERSIES RELATED TO MALTREATMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN AT THE BORDER

With a growing crisis related to abhorrent conditions at the southern border, John Sanders, a top US border-enforcement official quits. As acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), he submitted his resignation to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan without a reason for his departure. Having said that, insiders and people familiar with the agency’s frequent changes in personnel and policy direction, could not help but speculate that the resignation was dually related to…

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JULIAN CASTRO EMERGES AS THE MOST PASSIONATE PROPONENT OF IMMIGRATION REFORM DURING FIRST OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

Political pundits and commentators are not only touting Julian Castro as the winner of the first Democratic presidential debate, but the most informed and outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform among the large field of candidates. Noteworthy is the fact that Castro was the first presidential candidate to put forward a comprehensive immigration plan and to define immigration as central to his campaign. In fact, when asked about what he would do in his first hundred…

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AS TRUMP DELAYS CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION TACTICS, OFFICIALS IN NEW JERSEY ARE DOUBLING DOWN ON SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANTS

Officials in New Jersey are pushing back against President Trump and his recent threats of ICE raids and mass deportations. In particular, yesterday, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey was joined by the ACLU executive director in an official press conference outside of City Hall where they condemned any activities relating to separating undocumented families. Even though President Trump announced that he was delaying these controversial actions for two weeks pending congressional negotiations, Mayor Baraka…

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TRUMP REELECTION CAMPAIGN THREATENS MASS DEPORTATIONS

As President Trump officially kicked off his 2020 reelection campaign with a rally in Orlando, he threatened to intensify immigration enforcement efforts and to deport millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. He stated that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin deportations that will be like a “rocket docket“, meaning cases of high-priority will be expediently placed in front of an already long administrative line. Notwithstanding Trump’s history of oft-times hysterical and hyperbolic pronouncements…

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CUOMO SIGNS BILL GRANTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ACCESS TO NEW YORK STATE DRIVER’S LICENSES

Under new legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, undocumented immigrants will now have access to driver’s licenses in the state of New York. This new bill reverses a nearly 20-year ban in the State and thrusts New York into the polestar of the already vitriolic national debate on immigration. Immigration attorney Edward Shulman of the Shulman Law Group, an Elmwood Park-based immigration firm, weighed in on Governor Cuomo‘s new legislation. “I commend Governor Cuomo and the…

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASS THE “AMERICAN DREAM AND PROMISE ACT OF 2019”

The House of Representatives passed the "American Dream and Promise Act of 2019," last night. The act, which had a unanimous affirmative vote by every single Democrat in the House, offers a path to Citizenship for individuals who were brought to the United States as children, known as DREAMers. This legislation, which impacts approximately 2.5 million immigrants whose legal protections President Trump has strategically moved to upend, via the termination of the DACA (Deferred Action for…

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