Maryland has now implemented a Dept of Homeland security check for all drivers licenses, being issued or renewed, supposedly for all drivers, US and foreign nationals. This causes a delay of about 7 to 16 days if their immediate security check doesn't return "positive" -- which apparently happens fairly frequently -- then it goes to a 2nd level verification which takes 5 to 10 business days, at which point the MVA is supposed to call the applicant and ask them to come back in. They are supposed to distribute a document to those who fail the immediate DHS check, but apparently ma
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A recent change affects all those who will be filing asylum applications in connection with immigration court proceedings (Defensive Filings). The recently issued policy memorandum, issued September 14, 2016, details the changes, which will expedite the filing process and eliminate the prior requirement that asylum applications needed to be filed in court.
The 4th Circuit Ct of Appeals: D.C. Code § 48-904.01(a) (possession with intent traffic in a contolled substance) is divisible under the categorical approach
GUINEA / LIBERIA / SIERRA LEONE: TPS Extended to Nov 21, 2016
INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS - Starting about Jan 9th, IBLF will recommence its meetings about the process and the validity of the Nov 20 Executive Order. If you miss the informational sessions, you can still get information by calling us at our main number, email us with your interest, or attend a future session which we are scheduling from time to time.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive order extending prosecutorial discretion in specific ways to lessen the tragedy of the broken US immigration system.
As of November 21, 2014, foreign nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can take advantage of a new TPS (Termporary Protective Status) designation.
This is an important opportunity for such nationals and does NOT depend upon any Congressional action.
Many people are calling our law office to assess what impact the mid-term elections, in which the Republicans have taken control of the Senate, will have upon immigration law and practice.
Overturning a Board of Immigration Appeals decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has held (Oct 17, 2014) in a published opinion, that failure Register as a Sex Offender is NOT a Crime of Moral Turpitude (CMT) for purposes of immigration removal or deportation proceedings.
While it is easy to think that the flood of young children and mothers has been encouraged by perceptions of laxity in the immigration laws of the US, the reality is not so simple. One of the best discussions of the entire situation on the US border is done by the Immigration Policy Center. Visit Click Here