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New Asylum Restrictions Proposed by Trump Administration

New Asylum Restrictions Proposed by Trump Administration The Trump Administration proposed new asylum rules last week. The proposed rules must go through a comment before being finalized. The department of Justice and Homeland security would be granted additional powers to deny requests for asylum and other related immigration benefits. Some of the proposed changes include

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Is USCIS improving its Telephone Contact Service?

Is USCIS improving its Telephone Contact Service? As of May 18, 2020, USCIS has begun implementing a new service when contacting their offices via telephone entitled New Interactive Voice Response Telephone System or IVR telephone system. It is for English and Spanish calls to the USCIS contact center. This service is a welcome respite from

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Is a Domestic Partnership Treated the Same as a Marriage in Bankruptcy?

Is a Domestic Partnership Treated the Same as a Marriage in Bankruptcy? People who enter into domestic partnerships receive some of the benefits available to married couples. For example, a domestic partnership can allow one partner to be placed on the health insurance of the other partner. Sometimes a person who has a domestic partnership

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation If You Work At Home?

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation If You Work At Home? By Ali Baghdadi Technology has made it possible for many employees to accomplish their work from anywhere in the world. Accordingly, the number of workers who report doing some or all of their work from home has increased dramatically in the last decade. A 2018

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The Public Charge Rule and Naturalization

The Public Charge Rule and Naturalization The Department of Homeland Security published a new rule on August 14, 2019 regarding the public charge inadmissibility rule. The new rule is set to take affect on October 15, 2019, however, various lawsuits challenging the new rule may delay the implementation of the rule. The new rule mainly

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Have the H-1B Visa Policies Changed in Favor of Employers?

Have the H-1B Visa Policies Changed in Favor of Employers? USCIS has reached a settlement with business group ITServe Alliance, Inc. v USCIS, Case No. 1:2018cv02350, which ends 10 years of restrictions imposed on employers by USCIS in a memo dated January 8, 2010 authored by Donald Neufeld. That memo defined what constituted ‘employer-employee’ relationships

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Disability Lawyer?

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Disability Lawyer? By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. Social Security While you are not required to hire a Social Security Disability lawyer, hiring one can improve your chances of a successful claim. The benefits of having one by your side throughout the process can truly make the difference between

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Auto Accident Litigation and Bankruptcy: Which Comes First?

Auto Accident Litigation and Bankruptcy: Which Comes First? An auto accident can sometimes lead to bankruptcy. Other times you may be facing financial problems which are then aggravated by an auto accident with injury, time off from work, or significant medical bills. The following is an overview of some of the main considerations involved in

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Can At-Home Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Can At-Home Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits? By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. Workers Compensation In the midst of the new COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are applying voluntary for work-from-home policies. For many employees, it will be their first time working from home. The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act applies to anyone who is injured within the

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IRS Website for How to Get Your Economic Impact Payment

IRS Website for How to Get Your Economic Impact Payment Most people will not have to do anything to get the economic impact payments. But some people who are not required to file income tax returns will want to file an income tax return in order to receive their economic impact payments. If you are

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Steps to Get The Most From Your Car Accident Settlement

Steps to Get The Most From Your Car Accident Settlement The other driver was clearly at fault in the car crash that left you seriously injured, but that doesn’t mean his insurance company will offer you the maximum value of their policyholder’s coverage. In their efforts to remain profitable, they will do all they can

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Can Military Personnel and Veterans File N-400 Applications On-line?

Can Military Personnel and Veterans File N-400 Applications On-line? USCIS is now allowing online filing of the N-400 Naturalization Application for military personnel and veterans. Previously, U.S. service members and veterans were filing the paper Form N-400, which is still acceptable. Now they will be able to submit forms electronically, check the status of their

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New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in July

New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in July                 With the shutdown of the state and Michigan still reeling from the coronavirus, some may have forgotten about some of the many changes that are coming under the no-fault reform that was passed last year. In particular, insurance companies will now have

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Before you Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

Before you Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. May 14, 2020 Social Security If you are unable to work because you are experiencing a disabling condition, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides two programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security

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How are Governments Responding to the Economic Crisis Caused by Covid-19?

How are Governments Responding to the Economic Crisis Caused by Covid-19? In order to “flatten the curve” of Covid-19 infections, many governments throughout the world issued stay at home orders. While these stay at home orders have helped to slow the spread of the virus, it has also caused widespread damage to businesses and personal

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How is the Department of Homeland Security Helping to Increase Food Security and Stabilize the U.S.

How is the Department of Homeland Security Helping to Increase Food Security and Stabilize the U.S. Supply Chain During Covid-19? USCIS has taken temporary measures to change certain H-2B requirements in order to maintain essential infrastructure operations and reduce the impact from the Covid-19 public health emergency. These temporary measures apply solely to aliens already

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When Will We See Jury Trials Resume for Auto/No-Fault Cases?

Ali A. Ajrouch, Esq. When Will We See Jury Trials Resume for Auto/No-Fault Cases? | The Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, PLLC phone: (248) 557-3645 fax: (248) 200-0645 email:aajrouch@yourrights.com 1000 Town Center, Suite 800Southfield, MI 48075 ​The unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Michigan has been hit hard by the virus and it has

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