Immigration attorney Joshua L. Goldstein practices in all areas of immigration and citizenship law on America's East and West coasts. Attorney Goldstein works tirelessly to protect families throughout Massachusetts and California from being destroyed by deportation or removal from the United States. In immigration matters, Attorney Goldstein represents businesses who seek to employ foreign nationals. Joshua Goldstein resolves immigration delays with writ of mandamus lawsuits and appeals the denial of N-400 citizenship and I-485 adjustment of status applications.
- Immigration Law
- Deportation Defense in Immigration Court
- Employment-based immigration
- H-1B visa
- K1, K3 visas
- temporary work visas (H-1B, L1, R1, O1, TN)
- Writ of Mandamus for immgiration delays
- Credit Cards Accepted
Master Card and Visa only
- New York
- 1st Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Principal Attorney
- Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C.
- Boston University School of Law
- J.D | Immigration Law
- Honors: Paul J. Liacos Scholar
- Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Claremont McKenna College
- B.A. | History
- New York State Bar # 3033263
- Boston State Bar
- National Lawyers Guild
- National Immigration Project
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter
- Liaison to Boston Immigration Court
- - Current
- Activities: Serves as immigration litigation liaison to Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Immigration Court in Boston, Massachusetts on behalf of the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
- Immigration Law
- Massachusetts State Bar
- Immigration Law
- New York State Bar
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- Federal Judge Orders Major Changes to Bond Hearings in Boston Immigration Court: Burden of Proof Now on the Government
23 December 2019
- Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Helps More than 12,300 Immigrants in Massachusetts
27 November 2019
- Despite Promises from City Officials, Documents Reveal Close Relationship Between ICE and the Boston Police Department
29 October 2019
- Representing Thousands of Affected Immigrants, a Massachusetts Civil Rights Group is Suing to Stop the Trump Administration’s Fast-Track Deportation Policy
30 September 2019
- Devastating News: Boston Immigrants With ‘Special Medical Status’ May Soon Be Ordered to Leave the Country
28 August 2019
- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Supports Immigrants, Stands Behind Newly Amended ‘Trust Act’
29 July 2019
- Undocumented Immigrants in Massachusetts are Fighting for the Right to Get a Driver’s License
12 June 2019
- Two Massachusetts Prosecutors Sue Trump Administration Over Courthouse Immigration Arrests
8 May 2019
- Los Angeles 7-Eleven Stores Raided By ICE Agents, No Warrants Were Presented
17 January 2018
- Los Angeles Immigration Blog: Joshua L. Goldstein
- U Visa Petitions Dropped By 20 Percent in 2019—Activists Believe the Trump Administration is Largely to Blame
21 January 2020
- Appellate Court Ruling: Huntington Beach—and Other Charter Cities—are Not Exempt from California’s Sanctuary State Law
16 January 2020
- Los Angeles Times: Once a Haven for Immigrants, A City is Turning Against Refugees Under President Trump
14 January 2020
- Are Iranian-Americans Being Detained at the U.S. Border?
9 January 2020
- For-Profit Prison Company Sues to Block California’s Law Banning Private Immigration Detention Centers
7 January 2020
- Four Things You Need to Know About O-1 Entertainment Visa Applications
23 December 2019
- U Visas: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
18 December 2019
- Advocacy Groups are Pushing for Tax Law Reforms to Help Low and Middle Income Immigrants in California
16 December 2019
- ICE Shut Down a Free Immigration Hotline After it was Featured in a Show—Immigration Activists are Suing
12 December 2019
- Q. I have an immigration question
- A: Section 204(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act says that if you tried to get a green card through a fake marriage, then you are barred from obtaining a green card through a subsequent visa petition. There is no waiver. But there may be other limited forms of relief depending on the facts of your case. Consult with a good immigration lawyer!
- Q. I have removal proceedings, would there be any posibility for me to stay in the United States?
- A: Yes! Consult with a good immigration lawyer, who has extensive experience in removal proceedings. You need to see if you have relief from removal. You may qualify for cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, etc.
- Q. What does this mean?i do not request a redetermination of this custody decision by an immigration judge?
- A: If someone is in jail in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), often this means that ICE has made an initial custody decision to detain this person without bond. You may request that an Immigration Judge "redetermine" the custody at a bond hearing.
- Q. My B2 visa got denied Dec.2010 what can i do to get my human right to visit friends.
- A: I'm sorry that the Consulate denied your application for a visitor visa. To be successful, you must persuade the Consulate that you are likelyt o return to your home country. You should support your application for a visitor visa with proof that you have a job, that you own property, that you are married and have a family. You're welcome to reapply. But, unfortunately, your complicated immigration history may make it difficult for you to be approved. A visitor visa isn't a "human right," it's a discretionary privilege. Good luck.
- Q. If a 1203.4 was granted in CA on a first time cont-substance, is it enough to disturb the immigration removal in 1st dis
- A: File your motion to reopen with Boston immigration court, if that court issued the final order of removal, and no appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals was filed. Boston is in the First Circuit so First Circuit law would apply.
- Q. How can I get someone held in San Francisco I.C.E. Detention facility out of custody?
- A: An Immigration Judge order that this person be released from ICE custody after the payment of an immigration bond. Whether this person qualifies for bond depends on various facts. Does this person have a criminal record? A final order of deportation? Consult with an experienced immigration lawyer ASAP.
- Q. If an illegal immigrant marries an us citizen and has an order of deportation can the immigrant get his citizenship?
- A: Marriage to a U.S. citizen is a common path to permanent resident, i.e., a green card, which, in turn, may lead to naturalization and citizenship. An order of deportation is an obstacle to a green card. And by "illegal" what do you mean? Did this person enter the U.S. with a visa and a passport and were he or she inspected by an immigration officer? Did he or she overstay a visa? Has this person ever had any problems with the law? Is this person currently living in the U.S. or abroad? These are some of the many questions that I would want to know the answer to in order to assess this case.
- Q. When my husbands petition got denied due to abandonment after I sent the evidence can the case be reopened?
- A: Yes, you can probably try to reopen the case. But it's generally more effective to reapply. Whether to reopen or reapply depends on the facts of the case. If you need help, please give me a call in my office at 617-722-0005.
- Q. Deportaion
- A: If your husband is in ICE custody, ordinarily, he will have the right to a bond hearing where an Immigration Judge can redetermine his custody. Your husband will also have an opportunity to show that he deserves relief from deportation in Immigration Court. Good luck.