Practice Area: Immigration Law

Human Rights Lawyer Honored by New York State Bar Association’s International Law Section  

Human rights attorney Becca Heller is being honored by her peers for her dedication to displaced people who are victims of war, religious persecution, and natural disasters. Members of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section gave her the Distinction in International Law and Affairs Award which recognizes excellence in the practice of International … Continued

New York State Bar Association 2024 Legislative Priorities

Building on the momentum of the New York State Bar Association’s Government Relations Department successes in 2023, the Association will begin this month advocating for key legislative initiatives in both the state and national capitals for 2024. After consultation with the sections, committees and task forces, NYSBA’s legislative policy committee works with the government relations … Continued

Lawyers Called to Action To Aid New Arrivals in New York State

In late September, after months of negotiation between state governors and President Joe Biden, the United States will grant temporary deportation relief and access to work permits to Venezuelan migrants already in the country. Nearly half a million migrants who arrived here before July 31 will be eligible for temporary protected status for 18 months. … Continued

NYSBA Members Fight for Immigrant Representation

The New York State Bar Association strives to promote equal access to justice for all, and NYSBA members’ zealous advocacy for immigrants is one-way attorneys work to achieve that ideal. Shayna Kessler and Steve Yale-Loehr, co-chairs of NYSBA’s Immigration Representation Committee, focus on education and advocacy to improve the plight of immigrants. The committee hosted … Continued

Statement From NYSBA President Regarding Reports That 545 Parents of Children Separated At U.S. Border Cannot Be Found

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued