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Trump Administration Unleashes New Rule That Will Likely Make All Visitor Visas More Difficult to Obtain

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to recent reports, the Trump administration is coming out with a new rule to try and prevent pregnant women from gaining citizenship, a phenomenon some in the administration refer to as “birth tourism.” The new rule is expected to serve as a test for the administration to find out how much legal authority… Read More »

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Federal Government Experiences Setbacks in Anti-Immigration Policies Here In New York, But Can the Courts Keep Up with The Administration?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Federal courts in New York have recently blocked a number of the current administration’s attempts at circumventing immigration laws from going into effect. Specifically, they most recently blocked the policy that would have cracked down on immigrants who rely on benefit programs, such as Medicare; finding that too many procedural corners were cut and… Read More »

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Federal Immigration Policy Proposed Is Legally Problematic

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The federal government recently announced a new immigration policy that purportedly makes it much harder for certain low-income immigrants to come to and remain in the United States, especially those who have used public benefits. The policy is known as the “public charge rule,” as it makes it more difficult for someone to become… Read More »

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Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
Avvo Reviews Mark L. Cohen
Lawyers Of Distinction 2018


"... Mr. Cohen's effort... in everything he has done before the Court, is A-Plus... [R]ecently, in another case... [before me], the result he achieved for his client... was quite impressive." Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


"So I have very sophisticated counsel here and, Mr. Cohen, [your client] is very fortunate in having you as his attorney, and I hope he appreciates that." – Quote from the Honorable Denise L. Cote, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, on May 9, 2014.


"As Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer who has tried cases throughout the city and was a prosecutor in the Bronx, pointed out, there is a saying among defense lawyers in New York." – As provided in the New York Times City Room Blog.

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