Who we are
New York Visa Lawyer is a website/blog that was created by a New York immigration lawyer in 2015 as a way of sharing information and posting articles he wrote related to U.S. immigration law and policy and his commentary on it at times. A complete redesign of the site was attempted in 2022, but it was taking too much time so it was pretty much abandoned resulting in the half finished site you are viewing right now. The site is periodically updated but has been semi-retired at this point.
Owner: Joseph Caraccio
Website URL: https://www.nyvisalawyer.com
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Who we share your data with
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How long we retain your data
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What rights you have over your data
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Where your data is sent
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What data breach procedures we have in place
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What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use an automated system that holds comments for moderation if they contain a hyperlink.
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