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5 Things You Need To Know If You Will Be Representing Yourself In Immigration Court


NYC immigration lawyer: If you are considering representing yourself in Immigration court, you need to educate yourself on some important points. You should know that in a hearing that will take place, you will be the only non-legally trained person, apart from your interpreter (if you will need one). It means that you have to be prepared to understand at least some of the legal language that will be used and will have to learn some of the procedure that is taking place in court. For example, if your defense to the removal is an asylum, you need to know that when you respond to the notice to appear allegations, you should decline to designate a country for removal. An “adjournment” means that the hearing will be postponed to a later date. FOLLOW THE IMMIGRATION COURT PRACTICE MANUAL All filings in Immigration Court are done according to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. This manual is available online and determines when and how you can submit documents to the court, which documents can be submit...

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Relief For Victims Of Labor And Sex Trafficking: T Status


NYC immigration lawyer: In 2016, the US government issued new regulations concerning relief that victims of human trafficking may qualify for. The new regulations illuminated many barriers and hard-to-meet rules that were on the ways of the victims and their ability to qualify for Immigration benefits. To qualify for...

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Domestic Violence Conviction: Immigration Consequences


NYC immigration lawyer: A conviction of domestic violence makes a person removable, but not inadmissible. In other words, if one is a lawful permanent resident and is convicted of domestic violence, he/she can be removed (deported). However, if one is a visa holder, or a person out-of-status, without status and is applyi...

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What Happens When LPR Spends Long Time Overseas

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NYC immigration lawyer: A green card holder or a lawful permanent resident, is presumed to have settled in the United States after the receipt of the status. As such, the law states, that if an LPR spends too much time abroad, he/she can lose the green card. Often, the issue arises in the airport upon the LPR’s arrival ...

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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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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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