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Voluntary Departure

The departure of an alien from the United States without an order of removal. The departure may or may not have been preceded by a hearing before an immigration judge. An alien allowed to voluntarily depart concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time. Failure to [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00April 25th, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

A discharge releases individual debtors from personal liability for most debts and prevents the creditors owed those debts from taking any collection actions against the debtor. Because a chapter 7 discharge is subject to many exceptions, debtors should consult competent legal counsel before filing to discuss the scope of the discharge. Generally, excluding cases that [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:10-05:00July 25th, 2010|Bankruptcy Blog|0 Comments

Lawful Prospective Immigrant (Reid-Schumer-Menendez Proposed Immigration Bill)

Lawful Prospective Immigrant (LPI): Alternative to Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR- Green Card) In response to Arizona’s strict anti-immigrant law, Senators Reid, Schumer, and Menendez introduced draft legislation which calls for illegal immigrants to receive interim “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” (LPI) status. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that there are approximately 10.8 million people currently in [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:10-05:00July 21st, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments