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Asylum: Family As A Social Group


NYC immigration lawyer: Claiming asylum based on persecution as a member of a particular family became more and more widespread in recent years. While the courts, attorneys and applicants keep struggling with the concept, here are some points that one may learn from the recent cases and how the higher, Federal courts consider such claims. 1. Family is recognized as a social group, a member of which may be entitled to an asylum in the US if he/she proves the eligibility otherwise First, the good news is that it is possible to assert a claim of persecution based on a membership in one’s family. While at the beginning, there were disputes over the topic (if a family is a viable social group for asylum purposes), such disputes are largely resolved and the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 9th, Circuit courts agree that one’s family may serve as a necessary social group. (See “[M]embership in a nuclear family qualifies as a protected ground for asylum purposes.” Hernandez-Avalos v. Lynch, 784 F.3d 944, 948–49 (4th Cir. 201...

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RAISE: A New Immigration Plan For The US


NYC immigration lawyer: The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act was introduced on or about August 2, 2017 and is supported by the President Trump. The essence of this legislation is to limit the number of new immigrants by changing the way the prospects are screened. The Act imposes new requ...

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MAVNI Program May Be Canceled

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NYC immigration lawyer: MAVNI or Military Accessions in the National Interest program allows non-immigrants to join US Military forces and obtain citizenship via expedited way. It was first authorized by President Obama in 2009. On July 3, 2017 National Public Radio reported that Pentagon has plans to eliminate MAVNI...

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EB1 Extraordinary Ability: Self-Petition For A Green Card

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NYC immigration lawyer: Many are aware that to immigrate to the USA or to stay in the USA, one needs to be sponsored by a US citizen spouse or a 21 years- old US citizen child, or an employer. There is also an investment option that requires substantial capital to be put into the US economy. However, it is possible to s...

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Alena Shautsova is the only Russian speaking attorney who is a member of the NYSBA Special Committee on Immigration Representation in New York. New York Lawyer with a Superb ( the highest) rating on one of the most credible attorney ranking systems Over the course of her career as a immigration lawyer in New York Ms. Shautsova has handled over a hundred marriage petitions, appeals, adjustment of status applications, employment based petitions and waivers. She successfully represented clients at the asylum hearings and interviews; cancellation of removal hearings and marriage interviews.

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Law firm of Alena Shautsova in the News

Russian Applications For U.S. Asylum Skyrocket In 2015

Radio Free Europe / By Carl Schreck / November 04, 2015

City Bid for Immunity for Officers' Grand Jury Appearance Is Denied

John CaherNew / York Law Journal / 08-01-2012

A recent U.S. Supreme Court holding that grand jury witnesses are entitled to absolute immunity from a civil rights action will not shield a police officer accused of malicious prosecution where the officer initiated the case by signing a criminal complaint, a federal judge in Brooklyn has held.

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