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Elizabeth Rose Blandon

Elizabeth Blandon’s Legal Guides

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  • Getting a “do-over” on your Immigration Court Case

    There are many reasons why an immigration case is denied. Sometimes an immigration judge denies a case because of the information that was, or was not, provided. A denial could be the result of something that happened while the case was going on. For example, it is common for an ...

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  • How Reopening a Criminal Court Case Helps You

    Foreign nationals can get a "do over" in criminal court when they did not receive "effective assistance of counsel" before entering a plea of guilty or no contest. In other words, the criminal defense attorney must inform a foreign national client that pleading guilty to criminal...

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  • Top 5 Criminal Matters You Must Tell Your Immigration Attorney

    Your immigration attorney can only help you if she knows the truth. If any of the following applies to you, reveal it at the FIRST consultation.

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  • Deportation – Don’t Use A Notary’s Address For Applications

    A foreign national can be ordered deported by an Immigration Judge and not even know about it. Under the law, a foreign national must appear at a deportation hearing even if they did not actually receive notice about the hearing. The law only requires that the notice be delivere...

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  • Top 5 Things Foreigners Forget To Tell Their Immigration Attorneys

    Lack Of Child Support Payments Times are tough. However, failure to pay child support or making late payments will probably affect your immigration application. There may be criminal consequences f

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  • Blandon Law’s Simple Guide to Naturalization

    Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national becomes a citizen of the United States. The basic requirements for an adult to apply for citizenship are: 1) lawful permanent residence for the period required by law, which is usually five years; 2) physical presence in t...

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  • If You Think Asylum, Think Attorney

    Eighty eight percent (88%) of foreign nationals who apply for asylum at Immigration Courtwithout an attorney have their claims denied. Asylum is available to foreign nationals who come to the United States seeking protection from persecution in their home country. When deciding ...

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  • Residency Through A Second Marriage

    Immigration considers a marriage valid for purposes of obtaining legal permanent residency if the parties intend to establish a life together when they got married. A valid marriage can end in divorce, as many American marriages do. Immigration examines every marriage, but those ...

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  • Top 5: You Need an Immigration Lawyer for Your Marriage Case When …

    Your foreign national spouse entered the United States illegally (with no authorization). With very limited exceptions, foreign nationals cannot get a green card based on marriage if they entered the

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  • Pleading Guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Foreign nationals need to beware of entering into a plea of guilty or no contest in criminal court now more than ever. This is especially true for controlled substance offenses. There are several reasons why foreign nationals need to be more careful about entering a guilty plea f...

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