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The Importance of Finding an Experienced Immigration Lawyer in Maryland

Legally speaking, no one is required to work with an immigration lawyer in order to become a United States citizen. However, it can certainly make life a lot easier as you embark on one of the largest moves in your life. Why should you seek out the services of an experienced immigration lawyer?

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Understanding the Fiancé Visa

If your marriage is on the horizon and either you or your fiancé is not a US citizen, it’s time to start looking into acquiring a fiancé visa.  Often known as a K-1 visa, obtaining a fiancé visa can be a little daunting if you’re unfamiliar with the process. What should you know about fiancé visas?

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What is Form I-944?

In Early 2020, the Trump administration introduced Form I-944, titled Declaration of Self Sufficiency.  Most green card applicants must file this form in addition to the green card application. The purpose of the form is to help USCIS decide whether or not the green card applicant is inadmissible based on their public charge status. If USCIS determines that the green card applicant is a public charge, a bond will be set. USCIS will inform the green card applicant that he or she has been deemed a public charge. Once that determination is made, the applicant must file form I-945.

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How Can Criminal Charges Affect Immigration Proceedings?

If you have a criminal history, you need to speak with an experienced immigration attorney before applying for citizenship or being involved in other immigration proceedings.  If the crime is considered serious, you risk not only being denied citizenship, but having your green card taken away from you and being deported.  Immigration laws are very complex and each unique situation will be treated differently based on how the case is presented.  This is important to keep in mind while we discuss the basics of how criminal charges can affect immigration proceedings.

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Understanding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protection

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is an often-misunderstood type of juvenile protection. It is a unique type of immigration remedy that takes the help of an experienced lawyer to obtain. What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protection, and what do you need to know about it?

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The Deadline for REAL ID Compliance Is Only One Year Away

As we enter October, it’s important to remember that the deadline for REAL ID compliance is less than a year away. Starting October 1, 2020, all air travelers are required to present a state-issued driver’s license, valid passport, military ID or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to board a flight within the United States. If you are not prepared for REAL ID compliance, you will not be able to get to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint or fly.

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protection in Maryland

Across states, many of the regulations that guide Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) are the same, but some parts of the law are up to states to determine. As a result, the way to navigate a SIJS case is going to be different in every state. It is key to understand the eligibility requirements of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in Maryland, as outlined by the legislature and refined by case law, to get a sense of the kinds of cases that are heard.

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