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Matthew Kolken Quoted in Reason Magazine Published: Aug 17, 2018 Matt Kolken, an immigration attorney and national immigration reform advocate, thinks there's a viable solution. "The law specifically provides that if you are an immediate relative of a United States citizen, eligible to apply for adjustment of status, which is to become a green-card holder from inside of the country," says Kolken. Click here for more.
Matthew Kolken Quoted in Salon Published: Aug 13, 2018 Matthew Kolken, a partner at a New York immigration law firm, said there are only two substantive ways Trump’s in-laws could gain green cards: through sponsorship by their daughter or an employer. The latter is unlikely, he said, as it would require evidence that there were no Americans who could do the job for which they were hired. Click here for
Stepped Up Illegal-Entry Prosecutions Reduce Those for Other Crimes Published: Aug 7, 2018 Via TRAC: The latest available case-by-case records for June 2018 reveal a total of 11,086 new federal prosecutions were brought as a result of referrals from CBP in the five federal judicial districts along the southwest border. June numbers were up 20.3 percent from the 9,216 such prosecutions recorded during May, and up 74.1 percent over March figures.
Matthew Kolken Quoted in FOX News Published: Jul 23, 2018 “The Obama administration’s strategy was to expedite deportations of refugee children oftentimes without a lawyer, and jail refugee mothers with children as a deterrent,” said Matthew Kolken, an immigration lawyer whose clients include children seeking political asylum. “Yes, Trump’s zero-tolerance policy is concerning, but it
2nd Circuit Rules Criminal Sale of Marijuana 3rd is not an Aggravated Felony Published: Jul 20, 2018 Hot off the presses: Hylton v. Sessions, 17‐1567‐ag (JULY 20, 2018) Antoine Hylton, a Jamaican national, petitions for review of the order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, which found him ineligible for cancellation of removal because his prior state conviction for sale of marijuana in the third degree constituted an aggravated felony
Matthew Kolken Quoted in Business Insider Published: Jul 18, 2018 Matthew Kolken, an immigration lawyer on the board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told Business Insider that Obama's solution to a 2014 wave of illegal immigration from Central America "was to cage mothers with children in deportation internment camps." Fleeing Central America, where murder rates in some places are among the world's
ICE Arrests 37 People in New Jersey Immigration Enforcement Surge Published: Jul 16, 2018 NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office arrested 37 individuals during a five-day operation that concluded Friday, as part of the agency’s ongoing public safety efforts. The operation targeted criminal aliens who were previously incarcerated at the Middlesex
Matthew Kolken quoted in Bloomberg Law Published: Jul 11, 2018 “The adjudicators of the applications are now the enforcers of the law,” Matthew Kolken of Kolken & Kolken in Buffalo, N.Y., said July 9. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not the USCIS, has traditionally handled enforcement, he told Bloomberg Law. With the likelihood of removal increasing “exponentially” if a visa petition