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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional, our federal agencies are now required to treat same-sex couples who are legally married in the same manner as they would opposite-sex couples. In the...

What it means to be an American Citizen

By Julio C. Urdaneta* There will be a barbecue with friends, fireworks, and a day off from work. But for me, this Independence Day will be far different from the ones I have celebrated since I moved to the United States 13 years ago. It will be the first one I...

Information on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

“Immigration law experts and borough advocacy rights groups said that while Queens immigrants are understandably alarmed about Trump’s executive orders, there are steps they can take to protect themselves. Antonio Meloni, the executive director of Astoria’s...

A Muslim’s American Holiday

“On this Thanksgiving, let us each remember that. At a time when our nation is divided and frightened, there is still nowhere as a Muslim I am not welcome. There is nowhere in the world where a Muslim is more religiously and democratically free. That is true even...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

This week marks the third annual anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Department of Homeland Security’s initiative to grant consideration to individuals who entered the United States as children in deferring prosecutorial action as well as...

Monetary Crisis in Greece

Information for our Greek constituents. If you any questions about immigration for your family and friends please contact our office....