Proposed Rule Continues to Threaten the Independence of the Immigration Court System

If you are in removal (deportation) proceedings, you will be scheduled to appear before an immigration judge in immigration court.  There are two immigration courts in the DMV area: one in Arlington, the other in Baltimore.  In immigration...

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JOSEPH BLASZKOW INTERVIEWS ALIVE - HELP US TO HELP THEM!

Joseph Blaszkow, the Alexandria Injury Attorney, sat down today to interview Jennifer Ayers, the Managing Director of ALIVE https://www.alive-inc.org . ALIVE is an organization of Virginians from all over Alexandria and the surrounding communities,...

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$150,000 Settlement published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly!

The Alexandria Injury Attorney is very pleased to announce that Virginia Lawyers Weekly, a publication that addressed many legal issues in the Commonwealth, has published an article about one of our cases!    A young woman was walking...

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Citizenship Application Backlog could Prevent some Applicants from Voting in the Upcoming November Election!

While the total number of backlogged naturalization cases have not been released, it is suspected that hundreds of thousands of applications are pending.  According to the Washington Post, the latest available data from March 31st reports more...

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New Settlement Agreement Opens Door for Certain Asylum Applications After One Year

To qualify for asylum, an applicant must file within one year of having arrived to the United States. If an applicant does not file within one year of having arrived to the United States, they do not qualify for asylum. Some exceptions can be made,...

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Trump Administration Enforces Limitations on Asylum Applicants' Ability to Work

DHS’s Final Rule on Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants goes into effect today. The regulation introduces several new measures that significantly limit an asylum applicant’s ability to get or renew their work authorization...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is Raising Its Fees on Many Immigration Applications!

On August 3rd, USCIS published a Final Rule that significantly alters the fees for most immigration related applications accepted by the agency. On average, fees have increased by 20 percent. Besides altering most fees, the rule also adds new fees,...

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Stacking “UIM” Policies to Maximize Your Client’s Recovery

          What happens when you are hurt as the result of a car accident, and your injuries are severe, but the tortfeasor (person who caused the injuries) has insufficient insurance coverage? Blaszkow Legal, PLLC can...

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When do I have an underinsured motorist claim, and how do I pursue it?

    Underinsured motorist coverage protects insured accident victims against negligent drivers who are insured, however their auto insurance policy limits are insufficient to cover the plaintiff’s damages. Consider the following...

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STOP for pedestrians, and other new Virginia traffic laws

Virginia has implemented some new laws that directly impact traffic safety, and the way we drive.  The legislature has created a new class, “vulnerable road users,” such as bicyclists and animal-driven vehicle operators. ...

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