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  • How to File for Asylum When You Cannot Afford An Attorney

    Foreign nationals are responsible for their attorney’s fees unless they are successful on an Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) claim. A recent First Circuit Court of Appeals case awarded attorney’s

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  • Removal of Conditions: The 911 on the I-751

    When a couple has been married for less than two years, the foreigner will be issued conditional permanent residency. The green card will expire in two years. Thus, the foreign national must file Fo

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  • How A FOIA Request Can Win Your Asylum Case

    Asylum hearings in Immigration Court are among the more difficult processes. The basic role of the government attorney is to find the pitfalls in the applicant’s case. Thus, It is essential to hire

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  • The Rainy Day: Four Best Options to Pay Legal Fees

    No one ever has truly extra income. It is a mistake, however, to apply for immigration benefits in a difficult case without an attorney. In situations where the expertise of a skilled professional

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  • Four Steps to Give Thanks to Military and Veterans -- Parole in Place

    The Dept. of Homeland Security has a new process to the spouses, children and parents of members of the armed forces and veterans. In short, these persons can obtain a green card even if they entered

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  • Asylum: Mental Illness May Win Your Case

    In the always-evolving area of asylum law, a new unpublished case from the Board of Immigration Appeals has broadened the definition of a “particular social group” yet again to persons who suffer a mental illness.

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  • The N-400 Top 4: Common Problems in Naturalization

    Most people mistakenly believe that once foreigners obtain their green card, their immigration problems are over. Actually, the process of applying for U.S. citizenship can be the most difficult. Immigration reviews naturalization applications thoroughly.

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  • Off to Work I Go: Getting a Work Permit through Asylum

    This week, asylum applicants were served a huge victory in a lawsuit that had been pending for over a year. The following is a description of the three major changes asylum applicants can expect as of December 3, 2013:

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  • Asylum, Evidence and Interviews. Oh My!

    In Wizard of Oz, Dorothy sang on her frightening walk along the yellow-brick road. Similarly, the road from asylum applicant to asylee is equally difficult for foreign nationals. With few documents to prove their claim, they fear return to a scary country if their story is not believed.

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  • Provisional Waiver: Four Ways to Prove Extreme Hardship

    In January 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new process known as the provisional waiver. It helps foreigners who have been living without authorization in the United States to obtain residency, if they are the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens. Previously,...

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