*Practice limited to federal immigration law. Licensed in NY, MA, but not in CA.

Author Archives: Josh Goldstein

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, a California Federal Judge Orders ICE to Free Immigrant Children

According to a report from National Public Radio (NPR), a California federal judge has ordered all children being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for more than 20 days to be released before July 17th. The decision applies to all three of the agency’s Family Residential Centers (FRC).  The court determined that the federal... READ MORE

Goldstein Immigration Lawyers Celebrates Juneteenth

Our offices will be closed this Friday to celebrate Juneteenth. This is a paid holiday for all our staff.  What is Juneteenth?  It is not the day that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, formally freeing the slaves. And it is not the day the United States defeated the traitors in the Southern states who fought... READ MORE

California’s Sanctuary State Law Will Stand

As reported by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Supreme Court of the United States will not hear the Trump Administration’s challenge to California’s sanctuary state law. Thus, the state’s critically important 2017 law that provided additional protections to immigrants has been upheld and it will remain in place. Below, our Los Angeles immigration law... READ MORE

Understanding Immigration Law: Is it a Bad Sign to Receive a Request for Evidence?

A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a type of document issued by the USCIS that seeks additional information from a petitioner/applicant. RFEs are relatively common. As an example, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that a Request for Evidence is issued in nearly 25 percent of H-1B visa petitions.  If you just... READ MORE

USA Today Report: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Essential Workers are Still Facing Deportation

According to a report from USA Today, some essential workers are at risk of being deported from the United States. The journalists highlight the distressing and unjust story of a 48-year-old California mother of four who, after repeatedly receiving humanitarian relief, is suddenly set to be deported to Mexico. Despite living in the country for... READ MORE