Joseph B. Caraccio
Admitted in New York & District of Columbia
Joseph Caraccio is a graduate of New York Law School where he was the President of the New York Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society. Joseph is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review in any state in the US. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and many local grassroots organizations advocating for immigrant rights and government reform. Prior to attending law school, Joseph lived in Mexico City where he studied Mexican Culture Studies and Conversational Spanish at Universidad Iberoamericana.
Joseph Caraccio has been practicing immigration law since 2012. his legal practice is focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and defending those who face removal (deportation). Most of his current caseload involves the representation of individuals in removal/deportation proceedings.
Caraccio represents many clients that have been living in the United States for the majority of their life but have been convicted of, or are currently facing criminal charges. My clients find themselves in immigration court for criminal charges ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious federal felonies involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and even attempted murder. However, many of his clients have no criminal records and are facing immigration issues based solely on the location of their birth.
Mr. Caraccio represents many individuals seeking asylum in the US after fleeing countries where they were persecuted for their religion, race, political opinion, sexual orientation, or other reasons. These people have come to the US as refugees from countries guilty of atrocious human rights violations.
Much of the immigration work Mr. Caraccio handles is at the appellate level doing agency appeals and Federal Court appeals.
Mr. Caraccio volunteers providing legal assistance to unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings or being detained at the border. He tries to provide pro bono legal representation to children in these situations when possible. He also provides free US immigration law information and resources to immigrants and other immigration lawyers through online publications at www.nyimmigration.org
Mr. Caraccio was a judge at NYU’s National Immigration Law Competition (ILC) in 2018 and 2019.
STATE: New York State Bar & District of Columbia Bar
FEDERAL: US District Court, Southern District of NY; US District Court, Eastern District of NY; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
AGENCY: Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review
Rewards & Recognition
2017-2021 Super Lawyers® by Thomas Reuters Rising Star
2018-2020 Martindale-Hubbell® Client Champion
American Immigration Dreams, Board Member
A 501c3 non-profit organization providing pro bono legal services to indigent individuals in need of assistance
regarding their immigration status in the US. Currently seeking recognized organization status from the US
Department of Justice (application pending). I am the principal attorney and oversee all legal work filed and
consult with all new clients. As a board member, I serve to maintain the highest quality of service for the
immigration population we serve.
Safe Passage Project, Pro Bono Attorney
Representing unaccompanied minor immigrant children (ages 8-18) detained entering the US and placed into
removal proceedings without the right to counsel. Sometimes represented these children in Family Courts to
obtain guardianship orders or special finding orders as needed to resolve their immigration cases.
Street Law, Teacher/Mentor
Teaching sixth graders at MS 22 in the Bronx about US Government and their legal rights during encounters
with law enforcement, school officials, or immigration agents/officers.
Unemployment Action Center, Legal Advocate
Representing employees who were denied unemployment insurance benefits in administrative hearings.