Asylum overview

Posted by Inderraj SinghSep 19, 20220 Comments

The asylum and refugee program in the United States offers protection to certain people who cannot return to their home countries due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution. The qualifications for asylum are stringent. Annual limits on the number of allowable asylum seekers and refu...

Automatic Restraining Order in a Divorce Case

Posted by Inderraj SinghJun 14, 20220 Comments

Divorce cases have substantial emotional and financial impacts on all parties involved including children.  In our prior post, we created a skeleton guideline on how to start a divorce case.  After the petition have been filed to initiate a divorce case, there are automatic restraining order that are effective and apply to parties to the case.  However, these restraining orders are often overlooked by parties and sometimes, even attorneys.  These restraining orders are written on the second page of the Summons (Form, FL-110). 

Relocation in Asylum Cases

Posted by Inderraj SinghApr 29, 20220 Comments

In recent years, the use of relocation element as part of asylum analysis has created a mountain of case law and varying interpretations.  In other words, if you are seeking asylum in the United States, you must establish that relocation within the country where you suffered prosecution is not re...

File your Indian E-Visa in 10 minutes!

Posted by Inderraj SinghDec 07, 20210 Comments

Due to Covid-19, the Indian government not only restricted travels of foreigners into India but it suspended all tourists and ancillary visas regardless of when obtained.  As of November 2021, a new tourists (paper or e-visa) is required to visit India along with other visas such as medical or bu...

Master Hearings in Immigration Courts

Posted by Inderraj SinghNov 15, 20210 Comments

Master hearings in the immigration courts are akin to status conferences.  Like any status conference hearing, Master hearing in immigration courts are used to narrow the issues before the immigration court, set deadlines for filings, provide estimated time for actual trial along with any request...

Hiring an Attorney from the Outset Saves Thousands

Posted by Inderraj SinghAug 25, 20210 Comments

People often turn to lawyers when its too late.  However, hiring an attorney from the outset of your relationship with other people or entities can not only save you thousands of dollars down the road but it can also ensure maximum protection from the outset with clearly defined roles and respons...

Reopening In Absentia Removal Orders

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 30, 20210 Comments

Every alien who has a case before an Immigration Judge ("IJ") must make an appearance for his or her hearing.  Failure to appear for a scheduled removal hearing allows an IJ to issue a removal order in absentia (without your presence in court) which will render you deportable from the United Stat...

What is a NTA and why does it matter?

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 13, 20210 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") must serve aliens in removal proceedings with a Notice to Appear ("NTA").  The NTA is required by statutory command of the United States Congress which requires, among other things, to apprise the alien in removal proceeding of time and place to appear ...

How to Start Your Divorce Case

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 09, 20210 Comments

The decision to end your marriage is the beginning of your divorce case.  The process to dissolve your marriage can be very time consuming, expensive, tedious, frustrating, and confusing.  There are plenty of websites on google that offer "cheap" paralegal or other "attorney" like services but th...

Form I-9 Updates

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 09, 20210 Comments

Every employer in America is required to have a signed form I-9 on file along with a copy of the document being presented to establish the identity of the employee and his or her authorization to work in the United States.  This week, DHS announced the following changes to Form I-9: 1. When empl...

Locating a person detained by ICE

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 06, 20210 Comments

There are numerous ways by which ICE can detain a person such as by collaborating with local law enforcement agencies, employment checks, immigration raids, port of entries or based on criminal detentions.   Having your loved one in ICE custody is nerve wrecking and little information i...

Taking Advantage of Bonus Depreciation

Posted by Inderraj SinghJan 16, 20210 Comments

Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), both short-lived and long-term assets were allowed only a partial deduction. Before the TCJA, businesses were not allowed to fully expense the cost of certain investments and assets resulting in higher tax liability. These costs were permitted to be depr...