Right To A Lawyer In Removal Proceedings

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Right to a Lawyer
According to the Immigration Court Practice Manual, the government has no duty to provide a lawyer to anyone in removal proceedings. The government will provide someone in removal proceedings a list of pro-bono legal providers or non-profits that they can contact to ask for representation, but the government will not provide counsel for anyone facing deportation. Also, some state...

What Are Removal Proceedings?

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Removal Proceedings
If you or a loved one are in removal proceedings, it means the federal government is trying to deport you from the United States. Deportation means the government will physically remove you from the United States. Sometimes, the proceedings can look and feel like a criminal trial, but removal proceedings are civil in nature. This means that the Immigration...

Social Media & Immigration

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Social Media
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced in the Federal Register that they would soon begin collecting social media user identifications, such as a person’s usernames, identifiers, or handles. DHS announced in the rule that they would not collect any passwords. Finally, the Applicant would only be forced to disclose any social media user identifications...

The Green Card: What Is It, And How Does It Work?

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People from all over the world would die to have one. It is tough to get and can be an expensive process. Only a select few ultimately obtain it. I am talking about the Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) card or green card. The term green card is actually a misnomer because while the card used to be a green...

Workers’ Comp If Injured While Going to Work

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Workers' Comp while - going to work
Many times we have clients wanting to know if they can get Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi if they are injured while going to work. There is not a complete yes or no to that question. The general rule is that coming and going to work is not a compensable Workers’ Compensation injury in Mississippi. However, the Mississippi Supreme Court has...