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Joseph Caraccio

Joseph Caraccio

Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
  • Immigration Law, Landlord Tenant, Insurance Defense
  • District of Columbia, New York
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Summary

I have been practicing immigration law since 2012. My legal practice is focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and defending those who face removal (deportation). Most of my current caseload involves the representation of individuals in removal/deportation proceedings. I represent many clients that have been living in the United States for the majority of their life but have been convicted of, or are currently facing criminal charges. My clients find themselves in immigration court for criminal charges ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious federal felonies involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and even attempted murder. However, many of my clients have no criminal records and are facing immigration issues based solely on the location of their birth.

Much of the immigration work I do is at the appellate level doing agency appeals and Federal Court appeals.

I am extremely passionate about my work because I believe our Government should treat all people equally regardless of where they were born and that our laws should not be construed or enforced to result in the senseless separation or destruction of immigrant families. I was born and raised in New York City, a city built by immigrants, and one that proudly displays the 305 foot-tall Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants in our harbor. So I fight hard for my clients in the hope that they may have an opportunity to pursue the same American dream through which so many earlier immigrants have prospered.

I volunteer with the Safe Passage Project, providing legal assistance to unaccompanied minors that were arrested by immigration authorities entering the US. I try to provide pro bono legal representation to children in these situations when possible.

In addition, I handle a great deal of landlord-tenant disputes and insurance defense work in my practice. This area of my practice is growing rapidly and it is quickly becoming the majority of my caseload.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Insurance Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I am always willing to provide free consultations to individuals in need of information regarding their immigration matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I will, on rare occasion, accept contingent fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Will take a case on pro bono if it involves an unaccompanied minor or a child from a low-income household. I do offer reduced rates for immigrants with limited financial means.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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Professional Experience
Attorney-At-Law
Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
- Current
Counsel
Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP
- Current
Counsel running the real estate litigation department primarily handling landlord-tenant disputes in NYC.
Associate Attorney
Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP
- Current
Associate attorney in the immigration department primarily handling immigration removal and immigrant waivers.
Education
New York Law School
J.D. (2012)
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Honors: Public Interest Certificate
Activities: President of the Federalist Society Historian for Phi Alpha Delta
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Awards
Rising Star 2019
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2019 New York Metro Area - Joseph Caraccio
Client Champion Silver 2019
Martindale-Hubbell
Awarded by Martindale-Hubbell for many 5 star ratings and many recommendations from prior clients.
Rising Star 2018
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018 New York Metro Area - Joseph Caraccio
Rising Star 2017
Super Lawyers
Joseph Caraccio Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2017
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Awarded top 40 immigration lawyers under 40.
Top 40 Under 40
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Recognized as one of the top 40 immigration lawyers under the age of 40.
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York # 5100599
Member
Current
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Federalist Society
Attorney Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
NY Immigration Lawyer
Blog
US Immigration Law
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NYC Housing Court Lawyer
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. i am a permanent resident since nov 1986, married to citizen for almost 4 years. I want to apply for n400 however
A: There is a five-year lookback period for good moral character and if you apply as the spouse of US citizen it is only a three-year lookback period. However, a criminal conviction outside of the look-back period could still have an impact on your case depending on the charge. I would not file an N-400 without consulting an attorney regarding the immigration consequences of your 2011 conviction.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
620 Wilson Avenue
Suite 621
Brooklyn, NY 11207
USA
Telephone: (516) 669-0448
Cell: (516) 242-0281
Fax: (516) 759-0153
Law Office of Joseph Caraccio
5 Brewster Street
Suite 512
Glen Cove, NY 11542
USA
Telephone: (516) 669-0448
Fax: (516) 759-0153