201510.21
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WHAT IS A U VISA: WHO QUALIFIES AND HOW IT CAN PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

The U Visa is a very sensitive area of immigration law that was created to help and protect all victims of qualifying crimes, and their families. It is for those who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity….

201510.21
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WHY CITIZENSHIP MAY BE DENIED – 7 REASONS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Of all the applications filed with the Immigration Service, many people find Form N-400 (Naturalization) to be the least complicated. This may have been true at one time, but over the past few years this form has grown from 4 pages, to 21 pages long! Many people attempt to fill in this form on their…

201510.21
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DO I NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER TO FILL OUT A GREEN CARD APPLICATION?

Green card applications are not a walk in the park, they are complicated and sensitive legal documents that can affect your ability – or your spouse and children’s ability- to live and work in the U.S. In fact, in June 2015, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services estimated that it takes an average of 6.5  hours required to…

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GREEN CARD
201510.21
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WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GREEN CARD

There are eight main categories of people who qualify for permanent residency.  No matter what avenue you take, you need to be eligible for a green card under the law, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act, and moreover you need to be “admissible” to the United States of America. Remember: if you don’t see that you…

My child is struggling in school. What should I do?
201503.27
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My child is struggling in school. What should I do?

If your child is struggling in school and does not have an IEP, you should immediately ask your child’s school to evaluate your child for all suspected disabilities.  A comprehensive evaluation can reveal if your child has cognitive, academic, behavioral, or emotional impairments that may be impeding your child’s access to the learning environment.  Once you have all evaluations…

My Building is For Sale: Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act Part 1
201503.27
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My Building is For Sale: Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act Part 1

Tenants in the District of Columbia have various rights that are activated when their landlord decides to sell the building they live in.  These rights are generated under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (“TOPA”).  TOPA is intended to (1) reduce the impact of displacement of tenants that can occur when neighborhoods experience gentrification, and (2) to encourage tenants to become homeowners. These goals are accomplished…