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Gender Based Asylum Claims


NYC immigration lawyer: Immigration laws allow an individual to claim asylum based on political opinion, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or race. At a first glance, the law does not provide a special protection to individuals who claim persecution based on gender. In other words, it is not possible to qualify for an asylum if one claims he/she deserves it based on being a male or female. However, in a legal world, the things are more complicated than plain words. In fact, in the world of U.S. asylum claims, recently, it became possible to claim and qualify for asylum based on gender, if one “frames” their claim in the right legal way. For example, let’s say Ms. X comes from one of the countries in the South America where she was mistreated by her boyfriend, the father of the children. She could not ask for the protection from the government authorities in her countries because they prefer not to interfere into the “domestic disputes”, and she would not be able to hide f...

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Parole For U Visa Petitioners And Their Dependents


NYC immigration lawyer: A U visa is issued to qualified victims of criminal activities that have been helpful to the authorities in investigation and prosecution of the offenders. While many are familiar with an application for a U status from within the United States, a person who is outside of the United States may ap...

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Citizenship Eligibility Through Your Spouse


NYC immigration lawyer: A person who received a permanent resident status in the US based on marriage to a US citizen, may apply for naturalization or US citizenship if he/she has been 2 years and 9 months in permanent resident status (provided all other conditions are met). To compare, the “regular” route would take ...

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3 Common Reasons For Denial Of Asylum After The Interview


NYC immigration lawyer: In the United States, a person who is applying for asylum affirmatively (or when a person is not in the Immigration court proceedings) will have to appear for an interview with an Asylum officer. An applicant may wait for several years before he/she is called for an interview, may forget importa...

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FAQ New I 601A Provisional Waiver

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NYC immigration lawyer: On July 29, 2016 USCIS Announced changes to go into effect on August 29th 2016 regarding much needed changes to the I-601A Provisional Waiver. For a quick synopsis the waiver initially was meant to overcome issues of inadmissibility one might face if they did not enter the country legally. Simply ...

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Shautsova's US immigration lawyers will fight for your immigration status; we fight for your dreamed entry Into the United States of America and ability to live without pressure of being deported; New York lawyers take the worries regarding your US immigration status out of your life.

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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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