By Rob Abruzzese and David Brand The Legal Aid Society announced yesterday that it has created a GoFundMe campaign toRead more
A federal judge issued a stay of deportation for Edisson Barros, a Maspeth taxi driver and father of two, just hours before he was scheduled to be deported, according to Telemundo and attorneys from Legal Aid.
Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was first scheduled to be deported more than a week ago, but he was instead transferred to a jail in Louisiana to await the final decision.Read more
Frequent raids on immigrant communities and deaths in immigration detention centers, the call to “Abolish ICE” has gained momentum nationwide.
In part, the movement is informed by the situations in state courthouses, where the presence of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents can instill fear in noncitizens and discourage them from seeking legal services they are entitled to or even notifying the police when they are in danger.Read more
With her father facing imminent deportation, Maspeth resident Eileen Barros joined family members, demonstrators and Council Member Francisco Moya at City Hall to demand his release.
Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was scheduled to be deported Friday. The father of two lived in Queens for 25 years and worked as a taxi driver until he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July.Read more
Amid an immigration crackdown, affordable housing crisis and a pervasive homelessness problem, one Jamaica organization is reaching out to low-income residents and putting power and knowledge into their hands. Legal Hand Jamaica, a collaboration between the Center for Court Innovation and Queens Legal Services, provides legal guidance and referrals for local low-income residents who face an array of issues.Read more
“I’ve never been in prison before,” the detained immigrants ask. “Do you have any advice for me?” People who escaped violence and persecution in their home countries must spend months inside Upstate New York jails. And they don’t know why.Read more
Across Queens, attorneys are using their legal knowledge to assist noncitizens and resist the nationwide immigration crackdown.
Tomorrow at LaGuardia College, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Catholic Migration Services and the Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia Community have teamed up with lawfirms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and volunteers from Goldman Sachs to host a naturalization workshop, designed guide green card holders working on complex naturalization paperwork.Read more
College Point pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio returned to his wife and two children Tuesday evening after a federal judge ordered his release from immigrant detention.
Villavicencio spent 53 days in a New Jersey jail cell following an arrest at the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn for an outstanding deportation order. Villavicencio was delivering food to the base when military police stopped him and demanded he show identification. The guards used his IDNYC to conduct a background check and discovered the deportation order. They then alerted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who arrested Villavicencio.Read more
By David Brand New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter filed a lawsuit against theRead more
By Claire R. Thomas Director of the Asylum Clinic and an Adjunct Law Professor at New York Law School “WhereRead more