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Conditional Residence Termination

06 January 2021

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to remove conditions on their permanent residency and open a path to the US citizenship. An immigrant who is being sponsored based on a marriage, will become a conditional resident if the marriage is less than 2 years old at the time of the adju ...

Aggravated Felony Consequences

22 December 2020

Author: Deportation Defense Attorney Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps individuals with criminal convictions that may disqualify them from US Immigration benefits. An aggravated felony is a type of crime that according to the Immigration laws may have very tough consequences for a non-citizen. What is an aggravated felo ...

New Asylum Rules: Biggest Changes Of Asylum Law To Date

16 December 2020

Author: USA Asylum lawyer Alena Shautsova The US government published final rules related to asylum regulations that will go into effect on January 11, 2020. These rules call for multiple significant changes in how the adjudicator (an Asylum officer or an Immigration judge) shall analyze one’s asylum claim, provide for new grounds of denial of an ...

Domestic Violence And Immigration Legal Status In The US

12 December 2020

Author: NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova based in Brooklyn, New York City, helps clients to obtain US Immigration benefits. With the rise of domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 era many individuals that have previously been experiencing domestic violence are now facing an even greater cha ...

What Happens If An Asylum Seeker Returns To Home Country

06 December 2020

Author: US Asylum Attorney Alena Shautsova US Asylum lawyer Alena Shautsova, based in NYC, Brooklyn, helps clients to understand US asylum laws, prepare and submit their asylum applications and fight for them in asylum office and Immigration courts. When a person requests asylum in the United States, he/she declares that under no circumstances he ...

Dual Citizenship And Asylum

03 December 2020

Author: US Asylum attorney Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps clients with all aspects of asylum filings. In this article, we will discuss legal challenges to asylum that arise form dual citizenship and permanent residency of an asylum seeker and how dual citizenship or permanent residency may affect one’s asylum cha ...

Visa Bond: New Rule For Non-Immigrant US Visa Applicants

26 November 2020

Author: US Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova US Department of State announced a new temporary final rule: US visa applicants from certain countries will have to pay a ...bond! In order to qualify for a visa and be able to come to the US for short-time visits. Let’s see how will be affected and for how long: The new rule comes into effect ...

USCIS Special Motions To Reopen And Reconsider: Second Chance For Denied Cases

20 November 2020

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova A motion to reopen/reconsider is a tool that is used to correct an adverse or erroneous decision that was made by USCIS with regard to petitions and applications. Motions to reopen are available for almost all types of forms, even where appeals are not available: for example, a denied I 485 form for ...

Third Country Transit Bar To Asylum

12 November 2020

Author: US Asylum Attorney Alena Shautsova Recently, the US asylum system underwent massive changes. The Trump administration proposed new regulations and changed the way the old regulations are enforced. One of them is the third country bar to asylum which may prevent one from getting asylum in the US. Basically, a person who travels to the Unit ...

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