The state of New York boasts a rich and colorful history in many regards, but especially where US immigration is concerned. While it is no longer an active port of entry, it is estimated by some that as much as 40 percent of the United States’ current population can trace their lineage back to an immigrant that passed through Ellis Island in New York City. Modern immigrants will not go through the same gates or the same process, but can still make this vibrant part of the country their home.
To determine your eligibility to stay in the United States, it’s important to consider several factors, including your current visa status and background. Generally, for an individual to qualify for residency or naturalization in the United States, they must maintain a clear criminal record. Conviction of a crime during the immigration process may be enough to delay or even terminate your immigration proceedings if the crime is considered severe, such as violent crimes or felony charges. Severe charges like these may sometimes be grounds for deportation.
To best determine your eligibility for residency, appeal a denied application, or inquire about state-specific guidelines, a knowledgeable immigration attorney is your strongest asset. Contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible in order to make sure your case is as streamlined as can be and that your documents are completed as accurately as possible. This will prevent unnecessary delays in your case.
The state of New York has been at the forefront of Immigration as recently as this year. With the federal government attempting to appeal the most recent ruling on the case of Batalla Vidal et al. v. Mayorkas, et al., a New York immigration case that was overturned; if reinstated, the DACA program could be renewed or brought into a new functional state.
While the overwhelming majority of immigration law is controlled at the federal level, laws regarding education and employment are usually controlled by states. That’s why it’s important to speak with an immigration lawyer that is familiar with the laws of New York. Nita Kundanmal is experienced not only with federal immigration law, but also in New York law; she is admitted to practice law in:
While immigration law is vast and ever-changing, you don’t need to face it alone. Our office has experience with all aspects of immigration law in not only New York but also at the Federal level. The Law Office of Nita Kundanmal is prepared to provide assistance with cases in the following areas:
For more information regarding any of these focuses of our practice and how we can assist you with it, please visit their individual pages located here on our website.
United States immigration law is varied and complex, making it difficult to navigate on your own. An experienced immigration lawyer can advocate for you in hearings, assist you with filing the right documents, and help you determine which programs are the best fit for your unique situation. If you have any questions about visa applications before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration Court (EOIR) and removal (deportation) proceedings, or any other immigration law concerns, contact the Law Office of Nita Kundanmal today by calling (201) 833-9800.
The Law Office of Nita Kundanmal handles all aspects of U.S. immigration law in New York and throughout the United States. Our office is located in Hackensack, New Jersey, just 6 miles from Union Street Park.