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October 2013 Archives

Could an Anti-Immigration Law Rear Its Ugly Head in NJ?

At least politically speaking, immigration has proven to be a polarizing topic with fierce and passionate emotions on both sides. While proponents of immigration reform scramble to shore up momentum and salvage any last hopes of legislation before the end of the year, those who ignore or remain oblivious to just how extreme the nativist movement can be, risk losing sight of how formidable the opposition is.

Three Things You Need To Know Before You Get Married to Someone Abroad

If you are intending on getting married to your loved one abroad and then filing immigration paperwork for his/her permanent residence so that the both of you can spend the rest of your married life here in the United States, the best thing that you can do is educate yourself before you actually book that plane ticket and get married. Once you get married, there are legal immigration consequences that extend beyond the normal ones already incurred by the actual act. Here are three things you need to know before you make those marriage plans:

The State of Immigration--Post Shutdown

The government shutdown is over! (At least temporarily.) That certainly is good news all around. However, over at USCIS, the agency is grappling with over a sixteen-day backlog. Many may not realize that national parks and monuments were not the only things impacted by the impasse. Little publicized was the fact that untold numbers of immigration cases requiring Department of Labor paperwork/input were left stranded throughout the shutdown. While 16 days may seem like as short amount of time, those two weeks of inactivity will likely play havoc with our immigration system in ways that will only become apparent later on.

Is A New Jersey Drunk Driving (DWI) A Crime Of Moral Turpitude?

What exactly is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (also commonly known by its acronym "CIMT")? There are few terms in the English language as frustratingly enigmatic as the above rubric. It is a legal term of art that, in many ways, defies strict definition. The caselaw in this area, if anything, shows just how amorphous its borders can be. For a non-citizen, fewer classifications are fraught with more peril other than aggravated felonies and arguably controlled substance offenses. This is in large part because a CIMT can lead to deportation, absent a waiver (if one is legally available). A useful starting definition can be found in Matter of Short, a Board of Immigration Appeals Case: CIMT "refers generally to conduct which is inherently base, vile, or depraved, and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed between persons or to society in general...moral turpitude has been defined as an each which is per se morally reprehensible and extrinsically wrong..."

Top Three Reasons Why You Need A Consultation With An Immigration Lawyer in New Jersey

If you are not a US Citizen, and are filing an application or petition with immigration (whether it be USCIS, NVC, ICE, or EOIR), you might be asking yourself whether you really need an attorney to represent you. There is nothing inherently wrong in representing yourself, and thousands of people have done so successfully in the past. However, that being said, things are rarely "simple" these days and the particular facts and circumstances of your situation might make your case more complicated than you realize. Even if you don't want to hire an attorney to represent you fully, it certainly does not hurt to consult with one. Here's three reasons why.

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    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationaly Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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