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


Ten-Year Cancellation of Removal: A Guide

A ten-year cancellation of removal is an important tool that, in certain circumstances, can be used to fight and stop deportation. We want to make sure all interested parties have a basic understanding of how ten-year cancellation can be used to help some immigrants halt removal and obtain a green card. Below, our Los Angeles... READ MORE

Immigrant Rights Advocates Tried to Donate Protective Masks to the Otay Mesa Detention Center—they Were Turned Away at the Gates

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic is hitting communities throughout the country. The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 43,464 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of April 28th. While everyone is at risk of respiratory disease, the situation is especially dire in places where true social distancing is impossible, such as in immigration detention... READ MORE

California Federal Judge: Lack of Social Distancing a Serious Problem at Immigration Detention Facilities

According to a report from CBS KPIX San Francisco Bay Area, United States District Court judge Vince Chhabria has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide comprehensive information regarding the social distancing protocols at two California-based detention centers:  Yuba County Jail (Marysville, CA); and Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center (Bakersfield, CA).  After additional details... READ MORE

President Trump’s 60-Day Immigration Moratorium: What You Need to Know

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Blade, President Trump has signed an Executive Order that temporarily restricts immigration for a period of 60 days. The plan was initially announced on the President’s Twitter account, as a characteristically vague and overwrought declaration: “I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the... READ MORE

New Firm Name, Same Great Team!

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. is now Goldstein Immigration Lawyers   We’re thrilled to announce the new name of our firm. As of April 2020, The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. is now Goldstein Immigration Lawyers. Rest assured that even though our name has changed, we’re still the same great... READ MORE

Four Things to Know About Mandamus Cases

Our legal team hears it again and again: “My immigration application is stuck in limbo.” If you are waiting for a decision on your petition, you are certainly not alone. According to data published by TRAC Immigration, California has the largest immigration backlog of any state in the country—there are nearly 180,000 cases pending in... READ MORE

California Creates $75 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Undocumented Immigrants—It is an Important Step, But More is Needed

California’s ‘Stay Home’ order is a crucial public safety measure designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Unfortunately, a consequence of the temporary closure of non-essential businesses is a significant economic dislocation. While there are state and federal policies in place to help provide financial relief to people in need, undocumented immigrants have largely... READ MORE