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How Do Most People End Up In Removal Proceedings?

Removal Proceedings

At the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review released statistics showing that their agency had a backlog of over 930,311 cases. Almost all of these people had dealings with a branch of the Department of Homeland Security at one point or another. DHS has three different offices dealing with immigration and enforcement, and those are U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Each of these sub-agencies serves a different function, but any of the three can issue a Notice to Appear,...

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VAPING LUNG DISEASE AND TEEN JUUL ADDICTION CLAIMS

juul

Are you or someone you love suffering from lung disease related to vaping or addicted to nicotine after using Juul or other e-cigarette products? The Jackson, Mississippi-based firm Chhabra & Gibbs is filing cases on behalf of individuals who developed the deadly lung disease linked to vaping known as EVALI, or “e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury”, as well as on behalf of individuals who developed nicotine addiction from vaping. MISSISSIPPI VAPING LUNG DISEASE (EVALI) LAWSUIT           Earlier this year, a handful of cases of a previously unknown lung disease seemingly linked to vaping were reported in the U.S....

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Top Questions To Ask During Your Free Consultation

Free Consultation Top Questions

Sometimes clients forget to ask questions to the attorney during their free consultation due to the fact the attorney is generally asking many of the questions during the meeting. We have come up with a list of top questions to ask during your free consultation when sitting in front of your attorney. How long have you been practicing law?  At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., our firm currently has 10 lawyers with a combined 60+ years of experience. How many cases similar to mine have you handled before and what type of cases do you handle? We have handled many different...

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What To Do After You Missed Your Immigration Hearing

Immigration Hearing

Thousands of people appear for hearings in front of the Executive Office of Immigration Review daily. Many of those people drive long distances requiring them to wake up well before dawn to ensure they make it to their hearing. The importance of attending your hearing cannot be overstated, because if you miss your hearing you may be ordered removed “in absentia.” The term “in absentia” is a way of saying you failed to appear at the hearing, so the Immigration Judge can order your removal. If you miss your hearing, depending on the reason why you missed it, you could have...

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Right To A Lawyer In Removal Proceedings

Right to 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 bar associations have sub-committees or sub-sections that offer free legal assistance to those in immigration proceedings. Many people are confused by this because, in the criminal context, you have a right to be represented by a lawyer. This means the government will...

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What Are Removal Proceedings?

Removal

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 Judge cannot sentence you to serve a sentence in federal prison. An Immigration Judge can, however, order you to be removed from the United States after the proceedings. Removal proceedings occur under the administration of the Department of Justice or DOJ. The...

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Injured On The Job In Mississippi?

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Wh4BiqJak[/embed] When you’re injured on the job in Mississippi, Mississippi workers comp laws state that your employer should pay your lost salary and medical bills. Employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay these claims, and when you have an accident at work, your employer submits your claim to the insurer. If the insurer refuses to pay your workers compensation claim, you might choose to pursue legal action against the insurer. Workers compensation injuries include: construction site injuries, slip and falls while at work, injuries caused by poorly-maintained equipment, exposure to harmful chemicals or other accidents that occur while you’re on the...

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Social Media & Immigration

Social Media and Immigration

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 that they have used in the past five years. The Department also stated the reasoning behind this increase in the collection of data was to help validate an applicant’s identity information and to determine whether such travel or grant of a benefit...

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Contacting a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

Contacting a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

Many people wonder if they need to contact a Jackson, Mississippi personal injury lawyer for their personal injury case in Mississippi. There isn’t always a yes or no answer to this, because it really depends on the facts of the case. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., we meet with people as part of a free, confidential consultation. There are never any hidden fees and there are no strings attached to the process. If our personal injury attorneys feel that you need an attorney for your case, we will let you know, just like if we didn’t feel that you needed...

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

Green Card

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 color, it is not green anymore. The card or document acts as proof of a person’s status in the United States. Generally speaking, there are multiple ways for a person to obtain a green card. Someone could get one through a U-visa,...

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