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Recent U.S. Immigration News

Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Recognized In Maryland

In an advisory opinion released yesterday, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler concluded that as a matter of constitutional law, the Court of Appeals would likely recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The opinion does not enable s… Read More
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Categories: Family 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… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

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 curre… 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 commonl… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law