Thursday, April 19, 2018

Matthew Borowski wins Syrian asylum case

Matthew Borowski has just won an asylum case for a Syrian refugee who feared forced recruitment by Bashar al-Assad's military forces, and persecution due to his pro-western political views. This individual's family home in Damascus had been destroyed in a bombing campaign several years ago, and he feared returning to the war-torn country. The news of our asylum win came just as the U.S. government sent airstrikes to several Syrian military sites. Immigration Judge Denise Hochul ruled in favor of our client's asylum claim, which was based on political opinion, religion, race, and membership in a particular social group of young, westernized Syrian men.

Borowski Immigration Law is thrilled that we were able to secure asylum and eventual U.S. permanent residency through the defensive asylum process at the Buffalo Immigration Court.

Those who wish to help assist people in Syria who are suffering during this war can donate to the White Helmets. Also known as the Syria Civil Defense, the White Helmets are a group of volunteers based in Syria who rush to victims’ aid when disaster strikes.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Toronto Star article on the effect of Trump's immigration policies on Canadians quotes Matthew Borowski

Trump is making it harder for Canadians to legally immigrate to the U.S., lawyers say

Toronto Star journalist Daniel Dale writes that Canadians trying to move to the United States are regularly facing more paperwork, tougher scrutiny and longer waiting times than Canadians did before Donald Trump became president, immigration lawyers in both countries say.

The article quotes Buffalo Immigration Lawyer Matthew Borowski on his views of the Trump administration's recent policy changes, which include forbidding immigration lawyers from accompanying their clients at the port of entry when applying for visas and waivers.

The article states that "On the whole, Canadians are still in a better position to immigrate than residents of any other country. But advocates of cross-border mobility say the Trump-era changes are irrational and overly burdensome when applied to educated, law-abiding applicants from a low-risk neighbour, needlessly harming U.S. companies and families."

“It damages the U.S. economy and it damages the U.S. bilateral relations with our closest neighbours,” said Buffalo and Toronto lawyer Matthew Borowski.

Read the entire article