• 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How To Save Money On Legal Fees When Going Through a Divorce

      So you and your spouse have decided to divorce. In addition to figuring out how to deal with the emotional impacts of this situation, there are many competing financial obligations. Usually the same ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • DHS Announces It Will Require Social Media Information on Immigration & Visitor Applications

      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed it will start to require social media usernames and other information on applications for immigration benefits and visitor visas. Applicants will ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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