Bond approved

Bond approved today

Bond approved today. 11 months in detention, 4 lawyers, and 2 judges took for the release of a Pastor from Honduras. In 1992, the pastor sheltered a family who the son was found in possession of drugs. Pastor charged as accomplice, but then the case was dismissed. Reconsideration motion of bond granted today and Pastor […]

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Workers’ Compensation…What are my Rights? (Part I)

New York State has a workers’ compensation law dealing with accidents of workers and occupational diseases. The workers’ compensation law sets forth the procedure for obtaining benefits when you are out of work because of a work-related accident or occupational disease. The law requires almost all employers to have coverage for all workers. Even if […]

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What is left of TPS after Hurricane Trump

Wow…..What a bad year for immigration was the year 2017! First, Trump; then, mass deportation; then, the end of DACA; then, TPS ending; then, family preferences? We will see! 2018 does not look promising, but we will stand firm to fight for the immigrant families. Now, we have heard a lot of reports that TPS […]

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Haiti TPS

TPS terminally ill! reality or nightmare?

The constant attack of the Trump administration became reality to millions in the last 60 days. Reality or Nightmare? Clearly, for the millions affected by the Trump administration’s decisions on immigration is a nightmare. For us, lawyers and human rights advocates, it is reality and we must face it with strength in order to be […]

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Farm workers deportation hearing postponed after interpreter falls ill

aka December 19, 2017 Batavia, Genesee County Supporters of Dolores Bustamante showed up in force this morning in front of the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia. Bustamante supporters held a rally for the Wayne County apple farm worker before she went inside the facility for her deportation hearing. Bustamante was stopped by a State […]

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Jose Perez in North Country Public Radio speaking about recent developments given President Trump’s immigration policies.

Fear and confusion among Upstate NY’s immigrants by David Sommerstein (Reporter/Asst. News Director) , in Canton, NY Feb 20, 2017 — President Trump’s promise to crack down on people in this country illegally is sowing fear and confusion among immigrants across Upstate New York, including on the region’s dairy farms. José Perez, an immigration attorney […]

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Jose Perez in NPR speaking about Sanctuary Cities and the threat of President Trump to defund those cities.

Immigration Attorney, SU Professor Question Legality of Punishing “Sanctuary Cities” By Scott Willis • Jan 25, 2017 A Syracuse immigration attorney and a political science professor specializing in immigration have serious doubts about the legality of President Trump’s moves to punish “sanctuary cities” by withholding federal funding. Syracuse and New York City are among those […]

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