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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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Workers’ Compensation If You Are Injured While Traveling to Your Job

Workers' Compensation While Traveling

Many times we have clients wanting to know if they can get Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi if they are injured while traveling to and from their job. There is not a complete yes or no to that question. The general rule is that coming and going to work is not a compensable Workers’ Compensation injury in Mississippi. However, the Mississippi Supreme Court has established exceptions to that rule. For example, if you drive a company car, are reimbursed for transportation, or if you do some of your work at home, you may have a compensable injury if you are in a car...

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How Will a Border Wall Help?

Border Wall

The number of undocumented people living in the United States has continued to decline from 2016-2017. According to a study from the Center for Migration Studies, this marks the seventh consecutive year that visa overstays outnumbered illegal border wall crossings. Most people obtain a visa from an overseas U.S. consulate. A visa is an official endorsement which certifies that the visa applicant has been examined and is permitted to seek admission to the United States at a designated port of entry. Two different types of visas exist: Immigrant and non-immigrant visas. A non-immigrant visa is issued to a foreign national...

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Countries and Clients Represented

Countries Represented

As of today, our Immigration Team have represented individuals from 28 countries and have represented different clients at 17 Immigration Courts! The following of countries that we have represented: United States, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, India, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Israel, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador. The following Immigration Courts we have represented clients in: Memphis Immigration Court, Boston Immigration Court, New Orleans Immigration Court, Aurora Immigration Court, Los Angeles Immigration, Adelanto Immigration Court, Batavia Immigration Court, Otero Immigration Court, Atlanta Immigration Court, Stewart Immigration Court, Oakdale Immigration...

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Injured In A Car Wreck As A Passenger

Car Wreck as a Passenger

In Mississippi car wreck cases, an injured passenger has rights. In most cases, passengers of a vehicle are not at fault, and the amount of damages they can collect is not limited. A passenger has a valid claim against the driver of the car they were in during a car wreck. For example, a passenger who was injured in a single vehicle crash that was caused by the driver's negligence, such as speeding and losing control of the car, has the right to sue the driver for damages such as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The driver...

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