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Joseph Caraccio

Joseph Caraccio

Immigration Lawyer
  • Immigration Law
  • District of Columbia, New York
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I have been practicing law since 2012 after graduating NY Law School. My practice is focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States, defending those who face removal (deportation), and appellate work at the agency level and in Federal Courts.

I represent clients immigrating or bringing family to the US and many clients that have been living in the US for the majority of their lives but never had legal status, or those in danger of losing their status. My clients find themselves in immigration court for criminal issues ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious felonies involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and even attempted murder or terrorism.

Most of my clients have no criminal record or past immigration violations and are facing immigration issues based solely on the location of their birth.

I am extremely passionate about my work because I believe our Government should treat all people equally regardless of where they were born and the law should not be perverted to allow for the senseless separation or destruction of immigrant families. I was born and raised in New York, a city built by immigrants, and one that proudly displays the 305-foot-tall statue in our harbor celebrating our liberty and welcoming immigrants. I fight hard for my clients so they may have an opportunity to pursue the same American dream.

I volunteer with the Safe Passage Project, providing legal assistance to unaccompanied minors at US/Mexico border. I volunteer with NY Legal Aid doing pro bono legal research for family court matters.

In 2018 & 2019 I was honored to serve as a Judge at the NYU Law International Immigration Moot Court Competition. Touro Law School invited me to be on a p with an Immigration Judge and three law school professors in October 2020 to discuss immigration law. Thomson Reuters named me a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, for skills, knowledge and reputation in the legal community.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • 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
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
- Current
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.
New York Law School
J.D. (2012)
Honors: Public Interest Certificate
Activities: President of the Federalist Society Historian for Phi Alpha Delta
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Rising Star 2020
Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers
Top 2% of immigration lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area as published in New York Times
Rising Star 2019
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2019 New York Metro Area - Joseph Caraccio
Client Champion Silver 2019
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
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Federalist Society
Attorney Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Hot Topics in Immigration: From Courtroom To The Classroom 2020, Panel discussion on immigration law and constituitional law., Touro Law School
Touro Immigraiton Law Society
Join Federal Immigration Judge Alice Segal, Immigration Attorney Joseph Caraccio, and Touro Law School Professors in a Panel Discussion of Current Immigration Issues.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
New York State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
NY Immigration Lawyer
US Immigration Law Resources
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 Caraccio
5 Brewster Street
Suite 512
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Telephone: (718) 989-9308
Cell: (516) 242-0281
Monday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 3 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Other hours by appointment
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