The Role of Immigration Lawyers: Why Legal Representation Matters

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Navigating the complexities of immigration law can be daunting, especially if you are actively dealing with an immigration issue. In important situations like these, working with an immigration lawyer is critical. Immigration lawyers can provide guidance, advocacy, and representation to individuals and families dealing with immigration challenges. Why is working with an immigration lawyer for your case so important?


Understanding Your Rights During an Arrest

Life is unpredictable, and you never know when you might end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you are arrested, it is critical to understand your rights during an arrest so that you can protect yourself and avoid saying something that you don’t actually mean. What are your rights, and how can you take advantage of them during a police encounter?


What Types of Work Visas Are Available?

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While many people are familiar with the H-1B visa, the most commonly used type of work visa, there are numerous other types of work visas available. These visas cater to various categories of workers, including skilled professionals, seasonal workers, and even investors. Understanding the different types of work visas can help you better navigate the complex immigration process to the United States.


USCIS Updated filing fees from April 1, 2024

Immigration/Visa BenefitCurrent FeeNew Fee (April 2024)Fee Increase
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-1 Classification $460$780$320
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-2A Classification $460$1,090$630
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-2B Classification $460$1,080$620
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): L Classification $460$1,385$925
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): O Classification $460$1,055$595
Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker)$700$715$15
Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing) $2,500$2,805$305

Immigration BenefitCurrent FeeNew Fee (April 2024)Fee Increase
K-1 Fiancé Visa$535$675$140
CR-1 Spousal Visa$535$675$140
Adjustment of Status (Form I-485)
without Work or Travel Permits
Adjustment of Status 
Form I-765 Work Permit (Optional)
$0 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$260 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$260
Adjustment of Status
Form I-131 Travel Permit (Optional)
$0 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$630$630
Adjustment of Status
with Form I-130 + Work and Travel Permits

What Is Naturalization?


For many immigrants to the United States, the journey doesn’t end upon arrival on US soil. Instead, it marks the beginning of a path toward citizenship through a process called naturalization. Naturalization is the legal process through which foreign nationals become US citizens. Once you become a naturalized citizen, you are granted all of the rights and privileges afforded to American citizens. What does naturalization mean?


The Role of Insurance Companies in a Personal Injury Case in Maryland

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Personal injury cases can be complex, especially when it comes to navigating insurance claims and working with insurance companies. Your insurance company can help you to cover the cost of treatments and fight for you. However, they can also work against you and fight to pay out as little as possible. What should you understand about the role of insurance companies in your personal injury case?


Can You Accelerate the Adjudication of Your Hardship Waiver Application?

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The immigration process can be time-consuming, and it can be stressful to deal with the wait time when you are eager to come to the United States. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wants to be as fair as possible, so you must have a special reason for skipping ahead of others who applied before you. What should you know about expediting your hardship waiver application?


Navigating Premises Liability: A Guide for Maryland Businesses

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As a business, you want to make sure that all of your customers and employees are able to stay safe while on your property. While you cannot predict every accident that might occur, you do have some responsibility. When property owners are negligent, you may find yourself responsible if someone is injured. Premises liability is an essential concept that business owners must understand to protect themselves.



Divorce, custody, separations, and child access issues could be challenging, long and daunting for most people. The court process in Maryland is usually a long process between when a Complaint is filed and the conclusion of the divorce case. Parties may need a temporary resolution from the court to resolve immediate issues regarding child access, alimony, and day to day needs before the final resolution of the divorce case.


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