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    • 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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    • Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF)

      In December 2019, Congress passed legislation that will allow certain Liberian nationals to apply for permanent residency in the United States. Applicants who properly file will be eligible for ...

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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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    • How To Prepare For Long-Term Care During COVID-19 Outbreak

      Due to current restrictions on access to long-term care facilities due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many people are wondering how to begin planning if a family member is in need of long-term care. ...

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    • Interactive Educational Event

      On Thursday, April 26 th Kelli Y. Allen Elder Law held an interactive educational event. In this event we discussed a wide range of topics that included Medicaid, estate recovery and asset protection. ...

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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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    • Domestic Violence

      Domestic violence is the attempt to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury upon an individual or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of that individual by a person ...

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    • Alimony

      In North Carolina, alimony is an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse for a specified or for an indefinite term. A “dependent spouse” is a spouse who is ...

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    • Equitable Distribution

      Equitable distribution is the legal term in North Carolina for the process of dividing marital and divisible property. Equitable is not synonymous with equal and a 50/50 split is not required. ...

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    • ¿CUÁNDO NECESITA QUE SU ABOGADO DE DERECHO DE FAMILIA TAMBIEN PRACTIQUE LA LEY DE INMIGRACIÓN (O VICEVERSA)?

      Puede parecer que la ley de inmigración y la ley de derecho de familia son mundos aparte sin superposición alguna. De hecho, hay tres situaciones muy comunes en las que es posible que necesite los ...

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    • When Do You Need Your Family Law Attorney To Practice Immigration Law (Or Vice Versa?)

      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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    • Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC to Offer In-Person Consultations Starting May 11th

      Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily closed our offices but continued to assist clients remotely. We are pleased to announce that, on May 11 th , we will be able to offer in-person ...

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    • Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Immigration for 60 Days

      On April 22 nd , the President signed an executive order effectively preventing people from becoming permanent residents for two months. The ban is intended to limit both the spread of the coronavirus ...

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    • Why You Need an Attorney to Help with Your Green Card Petition

      Do you need to obtain a green card so you can legally reside and work in the United States? Are you worried about the difficulties you will face transitioning to a new country? If so, you should ...

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    • Supreme Court Decision Saves DACA for Now

      Renewal Processing Has Resumed for Existing DACA Beneficiaries Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has helped hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United ...

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    • Immigration Options For Spouses Of U.S. Citizens Or Permanent Residents

      Are you or someone you love in need of legal status? While the specifics of the process vary greatly depending upon a variety of factors, most immigrants who are married to American citizens or ...

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    • OPCIONES DE INMIGRACIÓN PARA CONYUGUES DE CIUDADANOS O RESIDENTES PERMANENTES DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

      ¿Estad Usted o alguien a quien Ud. ama en necesidad de estatus legal? Si bien los detalles del proceso varían mucho dependiendo de una variedad de factores, la mayoría de los inmigrantes que están ...

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    • Why Strong Criminal Defense Is Essential to Protecting Immigration

      How Criminal Convictions Make Immigration More Challenging Many of the United States’ immigration policies and messaging target the “criminal alien” as a justification for increased enforcement and ...

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    • Learn Why Any Non-U.S. Citizen Charged With A Crime Needs A Crimmigration Attorney

      Crimmigration refers to the intersection between criminal law and immigration law. While anyone facing a criminal charge will potentially be impacted in numerous ways, non-U.S. citizens, also have ...

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    • APRENDA POR QUÉ CUALQUIER PERSONA QUE NO ES CIUDADANA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS y ha sido acusado de un delito necesita un abogado de derecho penal y de inmigración

      “Crimmigración” se refiere a la intersección entre el derecho penal y la ley de inmigración. Si bien cualquier persona que se enfrente a un cargo penal, se verá potencialmente afectado de muchas ...

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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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    • Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Immigration for 60 Days

      On April 22 nd , the President signed an executive order effectively preventing people from becoming permanent residents for two months. The ban is intended to limit both the spread of the coronavirus ...

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    • Guest Speaker | St. Mark's Catholic Church

      Recent guest speaking at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Huntersville, NC

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    • Save the date to our April Event!

      Save the date to our April Event and RSVP with the number of attendees by March 15th to reserve your seat!

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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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