• Asylum

      Asylum is a means by which individuals who fear persecution if they return to their home country may be allowed to remain in the United States and, ultimately, become lawful permanent residents. ...

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    • Caution Advisory

      Now that comprehensive immigration reform is being widely discussed it is important to make sure you receive accurate information and only deal with licensed professionals when seeking advise and ...

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    • FINANCIAL SURVIVAL WHEN PAYING FOR LONG-TERM SKILLED NURSING CARE

      Many seniors are faced with the issue of how to pay for long-term skilled nursing care. In North Carolina, the monthly rate for skilled nursing care ranges from about $6500 to over $10,000 per month. ...

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    • Medicaid Myths

      MEDICAID MYTHS Medicaid is a combination federal/state program that provides financial assistance for long-term skilled nursing care to qualified individuals. Most people who require long-term skilled ...

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    • 10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer's

      10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Early diagnosis of dementia provides the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) has ...

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    • WHEN DO YOU NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AND FAMILY LAW LAWYER?

      It may seem like immigration law and family law are worlds apart with no overlap. In fact, there are three very common situations in which you just may need the services of an attorney who can assist ...

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    • Qualifying Relatives

      Family-based immigration begins with a petition filed by a qualifying relative. The following chart indicates which relatives may petition. No other familial relationship allows for a U.S. citizen or ...

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    • New Legal Fee Financing

      Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC is excited to announce our new legal fee financing program. Through a partnership with FlexxBuy. KYA clients can now apply for up to 60 months financing for legal ...

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    • COURT INJUNCTION PROVIDES REPRIVE FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICANTS, BUT NEW POLICY STILL SET TO GO INTO EFFECT FOR VISA APPLICANTS

      On October 11 th and October 14 th , several district court judges enjoined the Department of Homeland Security from implementing the new “Self-Sufficiency” procedures that would have required most ...

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    • NEW USCIS RULE WILL MAKE BECOMING A PERMANENT RESIDENT MORE DIFFICULT

      Effective October 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will now require individuals applying for adjustment of status to prove self-sufficiency. This means individuals must prove they ...

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    • WHEN DO YOU NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AND FAMILY LAW LAWYER?

      It may seem like immigration law and family law are worlds apart with no overlap. In fact, there are three very common situations in which you just may need the services of an attorney who can assist ...

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    • Immigration Bonds

      If you have been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you will generally be required to pay a bond if you wish to be released from custody while awaiting your immigration removal ...

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    • New Guidance Makes It Easier to Deny Immigration Applications

      Effective September 11, 2018, immigration agencies will no longer be required to issue Requests for Evidence (RFE) or Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) prior to denying an application for immigration ...

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    • Immigration Court

      Immigration Courts are a specialized system of courts that are dedicated to immigration law cases throughout the United States. These courts are run by the U. S. Department of Justice, and ...

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    • Why Consider Mediation for Family Disputes

      Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. The parties discuss their disputes with the ...

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    • Naturalization

      NATURALIZATION Nationalization is the process by which foreign nationals gain United States citizenship. Most permanent residents are eligible to apply for naturalization after holding permanent ...

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    • Ways To Protect Your Family If You Are Detained or Removed (Deported)

      Over the past few weeks, my office has been receiving numerous calls from undocumented immigrants, concerned about what will happen to their families if they are detained or removed from the United ...

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    • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments Today

      Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments to determine whether President Trump's Executive Action restricting travel from seven designated countries, and temporary suspension ...

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    • Expansion of I-601A Hardship Waiver

      The I-601A, Provisional Waiver, program first became effective in 2013. This allowed certain individuals to file for a waiver of the 3 or 10 year unlawful presence bar from within the United States ...

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    • Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR)

      People often ask whether they are eligible to receive their green card if they have been in the United States for over 10 years. Unfortunately, the answer to that is "no"; 10 years of physical ...

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    • What is a U-Visa?

      A U-visa is a non-immigrant visa designed for victims of certain crimes that occur in the United States. It serves a dual purpose, in that it benefits law enforcement as well as the crime victim. The ...

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    • Visa Priority Dates - September 2011

      Below are the priority dates as of September 1, 2011, as published in the Visa Bulletin. If you are awaiting a visa number and have an approved I-130 or I-140 dated prior to the date listed for your ...

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    • Visa Priority Dates - August 2011

      Below are the priority dates as of August 1, 2011, as published in the Visa Bulletin. If you are awaiting a visa number and have an approved I-130 or I-140 dated prior to the date listed for your ...

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    • Visa Priority Dates - July 2011

      Below are the priority dates as of July 1, 2011. If you are awaiting a visa number and have an approved I-130 or I-140 dated prior to the date listed for your category, you are now eligible to apply ...

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