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Attorney Barrie has almost 20 years of legal experience and over 20 years experience advocating for individual rights, rights of communities and rights of children with special needs. Do you need someone to fight for your rights as an immigrant, do you need someone to fight for your special needs child, do you need someone to represent you diligently in immigration matters or help with your non-profit registrations with IRS? Attorney Barrie has you covered.

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We provide serivces ranging from advocacy to legal representation to non-profit organization registration & consultation.  Do you need assistance with your immigration form filing, do you need representation before immigration court, do you need advocacy and/or representation for your special needs child, do you need assistance with custody or do you need help registering your non-profit organization? We have you covered.

 

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Immigration Fees Raises 2020

Starting October 2, 2020, the cost of applying for your citizenship and other immigration benefits will go up exponentially. Increases in fees is by a weighted average of 20 percent.

 

Here is a very small example of the higher end raises:

 

1. They are adding a $50 fee for asylum applications. It was free.

2. I-485 Application to Adjust Status is $750, will be $1,130.

3. I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (Non-DACA) is $410, will be $550.

4. N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) is $640, will be $1,170.

 

If you have a green card for 5 years or more, please contact us so you can apply for your citizenship before October 2nd.

 

If you want to adjust your status and have someone who can sponsor you, reach out to us to work on it before October 2nd.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/our-fees

UPDATE: Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Fee Increases

"Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 705 the Court STAYS implementation and the effective date of of USCIS Immigration Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements, 85 Fed. Reg. 46,788 (Aug. 3, 2020) (the “Final Rule”) in its entirety pending final adjudication of this matter.

This preliminary injunction and stay shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect pending trial in this action or further of this Court."

Note: Chad Wolf maybe confirmed as permanent DHS Secretary and he may re-instate the fee increases. 

Liberians Eligible for Permanent Residency!

 

On December 11, 2019 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, on December 17, the bill passed the Senate and on December 20, 2019 the bill was signed into law.  This bill includes a provision granting legal permanent residence (Green Card) status to Liberian immigrants who have been in the U.S. since at least November 20, 2014.

 

Q: Who will be affected by this bill?
 

1.  All Liberian immigrants who have been in the U.S. since November 20, 2014         including their spouses and children.  

2.  Liberians with no serious criminal convictions or other exclusion.

3.  This means that the following would be eligible to apply for legal permanent                 residency: 

 

     a.  Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED);
     b.  Liberians who formerly had Temporary Protected Status (TPS); and
     c.  Undocumented Liberian immigrants who have been in the US since at least                  November 20, 2014.         

 

 

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Special Education Advocacy & Legal Representation 

 

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