Recent Posts in Immigration

  • 11-Apr-2017

    F1 Visa Holders and the Consequences of an Arrest

    An F1 visa is a non-immigrant visa granted to people abroad who wish to enter the United States in order to attend academic institutions, training programs, or conservatories. As is the case with any non-citizen, an arrest and conviction for even the ...
  • 30-Mar-2017

    O-1 Visa Holders And the Consequences of an Arrest

    O-1 visas are granted to individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics (O-1A), as well as those with a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television ...
  • 28-Mar-2017

    Desk Appearance Tickets and Visas / Green Cards

    New York City owes much of its energy and excellence to the foreign citizens living and working here. Unfortunately, a visa or green card holder's right to remain in the United States can be seriously jeopardized by a Desk Appearance Ticket, even ...
  • 19-Feb-2016

    First Arrest for Shoplifting/Petit Larceny in New York City

    Arrests for shoplifting are incredibly common in New York City, and many of those individuals arrested for shoplifting are being arrested for the first time. Though arresting police officers typically assure people that the arrests are trivial and ...
  • 12-Jun-2015

    Rape/sexual assault charges and foreign citizens (non-U.S. citizens) in New York

    Being falsely accused of rape or a sex crime is a nightmare for anyone, but it presents a particularly complex set of problems for foreign citizens living, working, or visiting New York. Not only are they facing deportation as a potential consequence ...
  • 8-Jun-2015

    Criminal assault charges for non-citizens in New York

    Criminal assault charges for non-citizens in New York As the go-to criminal defense firm for the New York City consulates of France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Belgium, the attorneys at Galluzzo & Arnone LLP routinely represent ...
  • 8-Jun-2015

    Visas and pending criminal cases and ACDs

    Frequently, non-citizens seeking American visas or renewal of current ones make the mistake of accepting seemingly excellent criminal dispositions without understanding the immigration consequences. For example, people arrested in New York for ...
  • 8-Jun-2015

    New York criminal defense attorney for Québec natives and Canadian citizens

    Though it is impossible to estimate their exact numbers, at any given moment there are tens of thousands of Canadian citizens living and working in New York City. In addition, thousands of Canadians from Québec take advantage of their ...
  • 30-Jan-2014

    Applying for a U-Visa (for Crime Victims)

    Applying for a U-Visa (for Crime Victims) (by Laura Monagle) In 2008, the United States government began issuing U-Visas, a non-immigrant visa for victims of crime who have assisted with a criminal investigation and/or prosecution. The intention ...