The most absurd things ever to happen to immigration lawyers
In immigration law, at least, it appears wave function collapse only occurs when the decision is observed by a judge.
Clearly, the judge thought he had uncovered the most brazen plan for obtaining an adjournment to ever grace the hallowed halls of the First-tier Tribunal.
Companionship, trust and mutual respect are all well and good but it’s not a genuine and subsisting relationship unless you buy her a Peloton bike for Christmas.
Home Office caseworkers are not known for their theological scholarship but this one still takes the Communion wafer.
For my own peace of mind, I have to assume this decision was made by someone who has never eaten chicken, and not someone who eats their chicken neat.
Specialist Immigration advice for individuals and businesses around the world
Please keep an eye on regular news updates for information on how the situation is disrupting usual immigration applications and the important things to be aware of. The main thing to avoid is overstaying your current permission to be in the as doing so could harm future immigration applications.
In the current climate of civil penalties and even custodial sentences, it is essential that employers understand the pitfalls to avoid when employing non EEA workers
can advise on:
Checking your employees’ identity documents to ensure that they are legally able to work for you and to avoid the imposition of a civil penalty
Dealing with the imposition of a civil penalty ( which can be as high as $20000 per illegal worker)
Dealing with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation”
Sponsoring skilled workers from abroad- applying for a sponsorship licence, assigning certificates of sponsorship and the duties of a licensed sponsor
Advising your EEA national employees on their possible options in the light of concerns about Brexit
Civil penalties and custodial sentences can now be imposed on landlords and their agents if property is rented to tenants who are not entitled to rent can advise landlords and property agents on how to check their tenants’ documents, how to proceed if a tenant is no longer permitted to rent in and how to deal with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation”.
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
can advise schools as employers but also as the sponsors of overseas students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
How To Appeal Against Deportation and Deportation Orders
Where the Secretary of State or an immigration officer is considering deportation or removal of a person who claims that their deportation or removal from would be a breach of the right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention, Part 13 of the Rules will apply.
Part 13 of the Immigration Rules state that deportation may be considered where the Secretary of State deems the person’s deportation to be conducive to the public good
Where the person is the spouse, or civil partner or child under 18 of a person ordered to be deported, and where a court recommends deportation in the case of a person over the age of 17 who has been convicted of an offence punishable with imprisonment, a deportation order can be challenged under Article 8 ECHR (the right to private and family life).
Where there is automatic deportation as a result of a prison sentence of 4 years or more, deportation can only be challenged where there are very compelling circumstances. If the person being deported is seriously ill, this may be very compelling.
If you have a deportation order made against you as a result of a prison sentence of one year or more, but less than 4 years, and you have a parental relationship with a child under 18 who is a British citizen or has lived in
TACKLE THE TOUGHEST DEPORTATION PROBLEMS
- Is your career — or your family’s happiness — in danger because of your immigration status?
- Have you or a family member received a deportation or removal notice that threatens the life you’ve built in the United States?
- Are you an employer who needs to bring more workers into the U.S. — or to protect a key contributor whose visa has expired?
The Law Group team offers a full range of immigration law services, representing clients nationwide before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; overseas before the U.S. Department of State; and at all levels of the federal court system. happy to help with routine matters, such as visa processing, but greatest strength is serving clients with high-stakes deportation cases that require special knowledge.
A sub-specialty: Cases that need “saving” after things have gone wrong. Some of clients are far into removal proceedings by the time they call us — perhaps because they’ve relied on the wrong immigration lawyer, or because they’ve tried to represent themselves.
is a seasoned removal defense attorney. He is known for pushing deportation cases past bureaucratic obstacles and, if needed, into federal courts, where he has won several favorable precedents. has a particular interest in the immigration consequences of criminal arrests and convictions. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he also serves as chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and holds a Top Secret security clearance.
challenged the validity of an immigration regulation that barred arriving aliens from seeking permanent resident status if they’ve already been placed in removal proceedings — as is technically the case with millions of foreign nationals who are routinely “paroled” into the United States. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit agreed that the regulation “is not based on a permissible construction of the governing statute,” invalidating it for cases brought in that jurisdiction.
was perhaps even more far-reaching. After U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) failed to act in a timely manner on clients’ applications for naturalization, advised them to pursue their case in a federal court instead, as the law allows. While the lawsuit was pending, however, USCIS tried to deny clients’ previous applications — an action for which claimed the agency no longer had authority.
Points-Based and Family Immigration
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