Not all naturalization cases are easy. The easy ones are those in which the applicant can easily establish five years of good moral character prior to filing. But some people have a less than perfect record. Once the entire record is obtained and reviewed by the attorney, the attorney can tell you whether to take a risk and apply, or whether to not apply at all.
The National Catholic Reporter found while visiting the border that certain Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) agents were outright skeptical if not downright hostile toward asylum claims. Many of the officers believe that asylum seekers are really economic migrants.
How we treat people coming to our borders when they are fleeing persecution in their home country says a lot about who we are as a nation. When people come to the border and ask for asylum they are supposed to be referred to an asylum officer for a credible fear interview. However, the Commission found that all too often the Border Patrol will write in the file that they are coming to work. This allows them to be expeditiously removed without a hearing in front of an immigration judge.
Expedited Removal is a procedure that allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove a person coming to the United States without a hearing. Any person who comes to a U.S. port of entry without a visa may be removed in this way. DHS can also remove a person found on U.S. soil if they are undocumented and cannot prove they have been continuously present in the United States for two years.
You may wonder, “What if my asylum case is denied? Are there other options?” There may be other forms of relief, or defenses to being removed, which an applicant can make that are not discretionary.
I live on social security income. Can a creditor garnish my checking account? Social security income is exempt from the reach of creditors. That is, a creditor cannot garnish social security income. A person receiving only social security income is judgment proof. Such a person does not need to file for bankruptcy, because the creditor does not have a right to any of the social security income.
In our previous article [HOW WE PREPARE ASYLUM CASES] we touched upon arguments that the government attorney may present to disqualify a person from meeting the requirements for asylum. In this article we explore other disqualifying factors that will be a bar to asylum.
Our previous article [REQUIREMENTS FOR ASYLUM] explained what is required to have an asylum claim. In that article, we stressed the importance of contacting an attorney early and having the attorney present during the interview with the asylum officer.
What are the requirements for asylum? Many asylum seekers are unaware and enter into the credible fear interview alone with no awareness of what elements of asylum law they will need to prove to prevail in their claim.
I am married. Can I file without my husband? In a community property estate like Arizona, all assets and debts incurred during the course of the marriage “partnership” are considered community property. The exceptions are property received and debts incurred before marriage or after divorce, or property received through inheritance, whether it is received before, during, or after marriage.