A former New York City Police Department officer charged with violating the civil rights of an African-American man by falsely arresting him was sentenced to nearly five years in jail in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.
Those who have medical, school and employment records to prove these requirements and clean criminal records stand a fair chance of being approved for the Obama administration's new immigration policy. But for others, whose petition might include arrests, convictions and repeat immigration violations things get more complicated.
The journalist who revealed he was an undocumented immigrant in a blockbuster article a year ago said he’s still in the country, but won’t be eligible to apply for a work permit under President Barack Obama’s immigration reform policy.
President Barack Obama said the nation would stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and will grant them work permits – offering hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.
A year after the Obama administration announced a new immigration policy — prosecutorial discretion — immigration advocates said they are disappointed with the results.
The Bronx District Attorney said one of the goals in creating a hotline is to make sure no one is being sexually assaulted at the school now, and that those who allegedly committed abuse in the past no longer work there. “I think this school wants to be sure of that too,” he said. “They’ve been cooperative. They’ve listened to us.”
Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to allow a civil lawsuit against their client to move forward, while attorneys for the hotel housekeeper who claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her last year are seeking access to official records to try and build their case.
A case that began with the discovery of an emaciated and battered body of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce in September 2010 came to an end this week, when her mother and grandmother were given maximum jail sentences after being found guilty of the child’s death.
The mother and grandmother of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce were both given the maximum sentence in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday in the death of the toddler who prosecutors say was tied to a bed with a jump rope, beaten, drugged and starved to death.
In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Peter Riquelme, an unemployed single man who is facing bankruptcy and possible homelessness as he, like many Americans, grapples with supporting himself after working for years with nothing to show for it.
A former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, whose campaign was perceived to be negatively affected by the fact he served in the Obama administration, said he had no regrets about crossing party lines.
Chen Guangcheng’s decision to seek refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing suggests it is "the safest place in China," former U.S. Ambassador to China said in a talk organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York on Wednesday.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is backpedaling from comments he made criticizing President Barack Obama’s campaign for its attack ads – initially calling them “nauseating” and a “distraction.”
Politicians and immigration advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to demand that the Department of Homeland Security halt the activation of a contentious immigration program known as Secure Communities, which goes into effect in New York City on Tuesday.
A Brooklyn grandmother was found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree in the death of her 4-year-old granddaughter on Friday.
Fingerprints collected by the New York Police Department and submitted to the FBI will be shared with immigration officials once a controversial federal program opposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and other city officials is activated in the state next week, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.
The jury began deliberating Thursday after closing arguments were made in the case of a Brooklyn grandmother charged with manslaughter of her 4-year-old granddaughter.
After a short deliberation, a jury found Carlotta Brett-Pierce guilty of murdering her 4-year-old daughter, Marchella.
When Antonio left Trinidad to help his ailing father in the U.S., he knew he would likely overstay his tourist visa and therefore break the law – but he never imagined he would still be in the country seven years later, facing legal limbo. When he appeared in court after he was pulled over during a traffic stop, Antonio had a new option that would allow him to stay in the U.S.: prosecutorial discretion.
The mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter took the stand in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, referred to the child as "my baby” and denying accusations that have been leveled at her during the trial.