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Appeals An appeal is a formal legal challenge that is made to a previous legal determination directed to a court that has more authority than the issuing court to change that determination.  This is such an important aspect of law that often an attorney will structure the entire argument so that they can push the…

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Landlord and Tenant Issues   Rental agreements in Maryland, like in other states, are a well-regulated area of contractual law that provides protections for both landlords as well as tenants: for landlords it is more about protecting them from those who would not pay or damage their property, whereas for tenants it is more geared…

Restraining Orders and Peace Orders Protective orders, also referred to as orders of protection or, more popularly, restraining orders, are aspects of law that are well known today: they allow someone to seek the protection of a court against another person if they meet certain criteria.  Less known are peace orders, which are very similar…

Deportation Defense Deportation is one of the most frightening aspects of immigration law: with 11 million undocumented immigrants stuck in legal limbo as our country fails to pass even the most basic reforms, in some communities dealing with deportation is an everyday struggle.  With hundreds of thousands of immigrants deported every year, what are some…

Inadmissibility Waivers in Immigration   When applying for a green card in the complicated US immigration process, there are certain stumbling blocks that can result in being banned for varying periods of time from the US.  What are some of the laws regarding these bans, and what are the ways to circumvent them? There are…

Refugee and Asylum Status Refugees are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. They are often trapped by histories mistakes in circumstances far beyond their own control, be it from a corrupt government, intense community persecution or a narco-terrorism organization. With the tremendous importance of a country opening itself to help alleviate some of the more…

Temporary Protected Status   Temporary protected status (TPS) is a status that is offered to countries due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent that country’s nationals from returning safely.  It can also be offered under certain circumstances if that country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.  So what are…

The Requirements and Process of Naturalization   US citizenship is the best immigration status someone can have; with it comes the right to vote, to petition for family members to immigrate and living abroad without worrying about losing the right to return.  In addition, it cannot be revoked (with few exceptions) the way that a…

Green Card Through Marriage   Obtaining a green card through marriage is one of the most sought after benefits of the US immigration system, so much so that is has become common knowledge and a cultural cliché.  So who qualifies for permanent residence through marriage, and how does that process proceed? Firstly, this must be…

Family Sponsored Green Card / Permanent Residency   Permanent residency, also known as a green card, is a good position to be in: it doesn’t hold the benefits of voting and can still be revoked for certain crimes, however, it does not expire or require often staying on top of confusing paperwork that visas often…