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KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SELECTED AS 2018-2019 SHULMAN LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER

Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, an impressive high school Senior from Dodge City, Kansas, was selected as this year‘s winner of the Shulman Law Group College Scholarship Award for First Generation American High Schoolers. While the scholarship is traditionally awarded to local New Jersey students, Law firm founder Edward Shulman was so taken by Alejandro‘s personal story, his civic-mindedness, his history of volunteerism, and his passionate commitment to protect the immigrant community in his State, that he decided that…

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PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUES ORDER TO DENY ASYLUM SEEKERS AT U.S. SOUTHERN BORDER

One week after President Trump announced that he would send thousands of troops to the southern border, he set forth another anti-immigrant order today, spearheaded by Stephen Miller, one of his hard-line governmental aides. Specifically, he signed an official executive proclamation today that essentially denies asylum to undocumented individuals who enter the United States via the southern border. The executive order bars all asylum claims outside of specified ports of entry. When queried about this new…

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TRUMP THREATENS TO END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

As the upcoming midterm elections draw near, President Trump continues to focus on anti-immigrant policies and ideas, newly reporting an intention to sign an Executive Order ending birthright citizenship. To place this immigration issue in context, the concept of birthright protections and privileges derive from Section One of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Through his proposed order, Trump intends to deny children of non-citizens who were born on United…

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TRUMP CONSIDERS NEW FAMILY SEPARATION POLICY IN ADVANCE OF MIDTERM ELECTIONS

With midterm elections fast approaching, President Trump and conservative candidates are once again employing a hard-line stance on immigration to ignite their Republican base and increase voter interest. Based upon voter history trends, it appears that Republican voters become supercharged when candidates discuss and promise anti-immigrant polices. Indeed, President Trump confirmed that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, with the hope that it will “scare away” undocumented individuals from trying…

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EDWARD SHULMAN INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA FOR EXPERT OPINION ON GIUDICE DEPORTATION CASE

On Wednesday, October 10, Joe Giudice, Bravo reality star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, was ordered deported by an Immigration Judge in Pennsylvania pending the upcoming completion of his 41-month prison sentence. In particular, he had pled guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, and tax evasion, for which he was charged as an immigration aggravated felon. Giudice is set to be released from prison in March of 2019 and…

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SHULMAN LAW GROUP FOUNDER INVITED AS PODCAST SPEAKER

National Immigration Lawyer Edward Shulman, founder of the Shulman Law Group, an immigration law firm located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey was invited as a podcast speaker on July 11, 2018. The digital-audio netcast which is available on youtube, Sound Cloud and iTunes is called Live from America Podcast and the particular segment in which Attorney Shulman participated is entitled The Immigration Situation. The weekly political podcast is the brain child of Noam Dworman, owner of…

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THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF NEW TRUMP FAMILIAL SEPARATION IMMIGRATION POLICY

The United States government, under a new Trump administration policy, has already separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents under a "zero tolerance" ruling on immigration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed on Friday. Most disturbing is the fact that they are being placed in separate holding facilities likened to the Japanese internment camps, without any clear procedure for their reunification. Without any seeming sense of humanity, Attorney General Jeff Sessions proudly described the new…

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JOURNALIST UNCOVERS IMMIGRANT BACKGROUNDS OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT PUBLIC FIGURES

In a world where many public figures have felt free to broadcast their anti-immigration views and share aloud their pejorative claims and prejudices against immigrants, Jennifer Mendelsohn, a journalist and genealogist has been highlighting these people's ancestral immigration histories to illustrate the obvious hypocrisy. Her genealogy facts have garnered public attention, have gone viral, and are being re-tweeted by the thousands as the apparent double standard seems to viscerally resonate with people. Mendelsohn began her quest…

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NEW YORK SENATOR INTRODUCES A BILL TO INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS

In an effort to provide more protections to individuals entering the United States and to increase accountability on the part of border patrol and immigration enforcement agents due to recent reports and online social media videos showing use of unnecessary force and violations of human rights, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York just introduced a bill to address these concerns. Under this bill, which is co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and…

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SUPREME COURT ALLOWS IMMIGRANTS MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO AVOID DEPORTATION FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES

Yesterday, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) invalidated a section of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence." The decision, which was produced by a 5-4 majority, holds that the current law is flawed, unconstitutionally vague, and has raised questions about variability in interpretations regarding deportable offenses. In particular, the ruling, written by Justice Kagan, said that ambiguity surrounding the crimes of violence provision created confusion in…

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