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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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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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