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Elizabeth Rose Blandon

Elizabeth Blandon’s Legal Guides

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  • For Immigration, Save the Wedding Photos AND the Receipts

    Once upon a time, weddings were simple. Today, weddings involve careful coordination and many details. Couples can spend months pouring over invitations, guest lists, seating arrangements, catering, and photographers. Capturing the big day is important so that the couple will hav...

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  • Put a Ring on It: Five Steps to Bring Your Fiancé to the United States

    Beyonc said it best: If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it. The fianc (K-1) visa process allows U.S. citizens to do just that by inviting them to come to this country for the wedding and then life here as a legal permanent resident. The following is a breakdown of th...

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  • The “Low Down” on the Shutdown

    Congress failed to pass a budget. National parks, monuments, and museums are closed nationwide. The big question Blandon Law is being asked is Does this affect my immigration case? The answer is YES. ABSOLUTELY YES. Immigration law relies heavily on three affected federal a...

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  • Three Steps From Being Detained to Lawful Permanent Resident

    Every single day many people attempt to cross the U.S. border because they are fleeing persecution in their home country. Their goal is simple: to seek refuge in the United States where they will not be harmed because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or m...

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  • Three Not-So-Common Ways to Obtain a Work Permit and Florida Driver’s License

    In Florida, a foreign national who receives a valid work permit can go to their local office of the Division of Motor Vehicles to obtain a drivers license. The expression theres more than one way to skin a cat immediately comes to mind when thinking of an application for a work...

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  • Asylum: The Family that Suffers Together, Stays Together

    Asylum applicants must establish that the harm they would suffer is based on their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or particular social group(PSG). Because family bonds are probably the strongest ties that keep members in a group, we argue that it is a credibl...

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  • The Three Best Tips to Getting Release from Immigration Hold

    Undocumented foreigners live in fear that Immigration will detain them, causing wounding separtion from their family. Unfortunately, this fear becomes reality for many persons every day. If you or loved ones are detained, this article helps explain how they can be released from ...

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  • Asylum: “Reasonably Available” Documents Must Be Provided in Court

    The Real ID Act was enacted on May 11, 2005. This law imposed strict standards on foreign nationals by allowing immigration judges to require foreigners to produce documents in order to win asylum. Testimony is not enough. Asylum applicants, who by definition are fleeing harm in ...

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  • Three Ways to Remove Conditions on Residency

    Foreign national who obtain green cards based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, receive conditional permanent residency if the green card is issued before the second wedding anniversary. This means their residency is only granted for two years. Otherwise, residency is as the name i...

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  • The Best Two Exceptions to the One-Year Deadline in Same-Sex Asylum Cases

    A foreigner in a same-sex relationship or marriage may be an excellent candidate for asylum. In some countries, persons in the LGBT community are targeted by the authorities or those who target them are not punished. Normally, asylum applicants must file their application within ...

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