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Elizabeth Rose Blandon

Elizabeth Blandon’s Legal Guides

165 total


  • How to Win Asylum: Appeal Following Denial in Immigration Court

    A denial for asylum in Immigration Court is not final. Applicants may win an appeal of their decision at the Board of Immigration Appeals if there has been ineffective assistance by a prior lawyer. R

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  • Children in Immigration Court: How to Avoid Deportation

    There is nothing more heart-wrenching in practicing immigration law than watching children try to represent themselves in Immigration Court. Children should never do it alone. However, in choosing a

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  • Asylum: The Truth Shall Set You Free

    Asylum is granted to individuals who experienced or fear extreme harm in their home country based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

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  • Getting Asylum After an Order of Deportation

    Deportation orders prevent many immigration benefits. For example, the Citizenship and Immigration Service will reject green card applications filed by foreigners who marry U.S. citizens after they h

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  • Asylum: The Statistics That Matter

    Thousands of people come to the United States every year seeking refuge from the harm they might suffer in their home country. The following is a summary of publicly-available statistics that Blandon

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  • Top Three Myths Busted: An Experienced Attorney Can Make or Break Asylum Case

    Because new cases interpreting asylum law come out daily, it is undoubtedly one of the most complex areas of immigration. Attorneys help applicants prepare the best package from the beginning to ensu

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  • Criminal Convictions Need Not Affect Your Asylum Case

    Asylum is a form of relief granted to individuals who would suffer serious harm based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Criminal conv

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  • Three Ways to Get Green Card Despite Illegal Entry to the United States

    Typically, applicants must have been lawfully admitted or paroled into the country to get lawful permanent residency (green card) in the United States. However, there are three exceptions for those w

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  • Driving Under the Influence and How it Impacts Naturalization

    An individual who has been a lawful permanent resident for five years is eligible to become a US citizen. If the applicant is married to a US citizen, the wait time is only three years. However, cri

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  • A Motion to Reopen: A Second Chance to Win

    Motions to Reopen give individuals, with an outstanding order of removal or deportation, a second chance to stay legally in the U.S. A motion is an attorney's written argument as to why the foreigner

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