A Brief History of the Asylum System in the U.S.

So far, our blog has discussed relatively esoteric questions – why you need a legal brief, why the lawyer should accompany you to the asylum interview, why you shouldn’t tell the asylum officer what they want to hear.  However,...

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“What Does The Asylum Officer Want to Hear?”

Last time we discussed the importance of having a legal brief in the asylum application.  Today I want to talk about a subject that is very important to me: Why applicants should not tell the asylum officer what they...

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Why Do I Need a Legal Brief?

Last week we talked about the importance of having a lawyer in attendance at the asylum interview. I pointed out that many firms do not send a lawyer to accompany their clients at the interview. Many firms seem to believe that...

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On the Importance of Legal Representation at the Asylum Interview

I want to talk about the importance of representation at the asylum interview.  I mentioned to you that while I was serving as an asylum officer, lawyers often would not attend the interview with the applicants.  I would give...

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Introducing Our New Asylum Consultant

Hello!  My name is Andrew Kushner.  I recently came on board with Alexandre Law as our new Asylum Consultant.  Over ten years ago I began studying Chinese; from 2008-2012 I lived in Taipei, Taiwan, studying in an M.A. program...

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How Much Does a Green Card Cost?

How much does a green card (Lawful Permanent Residence) cost? In several years of practicing immigration law, I have never heard anyone ask that question. However, investors seeking to come to the United States and take advantage of the...

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U Visa – Calling the Police Could be the Best Decision You Ever Made

It is a common scene in immigrant communities throughout the United States: a house is broken in to; a car is stolen; a humble worker is assaulted on his way home from a long had day at work; a wife...

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VISA types

People from all around the world seek to come to the United States to live, work, study and invest. No matter the purpose of your trip to the United States, the motivations are easy to understand. Manufactured goods and...

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