On February 22, 2021 Governor Phil Murphy signed the Cannabis Reform Bill into law, legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana for adults 21 years and older. While immigrants can be less concerned about being charged with possession or use of marijuana in the State of New Jersey going forward, immigrants with previous marijuana charges, regardless of whether
Green Cards And Permanent Residence In The U.S.
“Parole in Place” – Revival of Discretionary Options for Military Members and their Families by the Biden Administration
Parole in Place, also known as “PIP” is an immigration benefit, which allows certain immigrants who entered the United States unlawfully to apply for a Green Card, employment authorization (EAD), and/or to acquire lawful status based on their familial relationship with a U.S. military member. It is an exceptional immigration benefit which creates a pathway
USCIS to Accept New DACA Applications as of December 7, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a statement on December 7, 2020, confirming that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Applications (DACA). DHS released this statement following a ruling by Judge Nicholas Garaufis with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New
The Trump Administration’s Immigration Legacy
During his campaign for the highest office in the land, it was clear that President Trump was not looking to do any favors for immigrants. No one could have predicted the wide-sweeping changes he would make once inaugurated, let alone the pace at which those policies would be implemented. It felt like on an almost