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A Fatal Ending for a Family Forced Apart by Immigration Law

The tale of the Enscalada family is sad because it demonstrates: (1) the harsh reality of current immigration laws, (2) how lack of counsel or poor legal advice may have contributed to this tragic ending, and (3) the uncertainty and difficulties of c… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

Haitian Humanitarian Parolees Eligible for Medicaid

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has determined that Haitians granted humanitarian parole as a result of the earthquake are eligible for Medicaid. Normally, individuals granted humanitarian parole are considered non-qualified al… Read More
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Certain Haitian Orphans Eligible for Humanitarian Parole

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that a humanitarian parole policy would be implemented to allow certain Haitian orphans to enter the United States to receive the care they need. To be eligible for huma… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

Designation of Haiti For Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

In response to the earthquake in Haiti, Secretary of the Department Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. TPS allows for eligible Haitians who are current… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

Child Support Payments Do Not Count Towards U.S. Citizen’s Obligation to Support Spouse

In a precedent decision, Judge Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court of Maryland ruled that child support payments do not count towards a U.S. citizen’s obligation under the Affidavit of Support. The Affidavit of Support, more commonly… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law