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December 2019 Archives

Fake court dates keeping out people re asylum

Getting asylum is not always easy, but it is a big victory for those who achieve it and go on to successfully live and work in New York. However, some people are finding that being granted asylum is not actually giving them the opportunity to enter the United States. Immigration officials at the border are apparently turning away people who have been granted asylum and even going so far as to issue fake court dates instead.

Former immigration officer discovered he was not a citizen

Adults and teenagers who were brought to the United States as young children are sometimes led to believe that they are American citizens. People in this situation usually do not realize that they are actually undocumented immigrants until they have to submit paperwork for things like college applications or when sponsoring a family member's immigration to New York. A former immigration officer with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- CBP -- recently experienced this difficult discovery.

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