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

Category Archives: Immigration Law

DACA Alternatives: immigration options after DACA ends

Trying to follow the news about DACA can give you whiplash. First, Donald Trump decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), leaving some 800,000 young people without access to employment authorization and protection from deportation. Now it appears that Democrats and Trump may have reached a DACA Deal, which would make DACA the... 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

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

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

Lawsuit: ICE Must Release Vulnerable Detainees in California Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

On April 7th, 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported that immigration rights advocates in California—including the ACLU and the SPLC—have filed a lawsuit against Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) seeking the immediate release of detainees who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The legal action comes as an increasing number of immigrant... READ MORE

Immigrants Denied Access to Many State and Federal Benefits

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought the United States—and much of the world—to a virtual standstill. California is under a ‘Stay-at-Home’ order—meaning all residents are required to shelter in place, except for essential activities. Many businesses are temporarily closed. An unfortunate consequence of the necessary public health measure is a sharp increase in unemployment.   In... READ MORE