The BARRIE LAW CENTER
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Attorney Barrie has over 20 years of legal experience and almost 30 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.
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.
News & Publications
UPDATE ON FEE INCREASES:
12/28/2020 - Government Filed Unopposed Motion for Voluntary Dismissal
The government chose to file a motion to dismiss their appeal of the September 29, 2020 injunction against USCIS's hike of the immigration fees.
What does that means for you? The fees are no longer being raised to file for immigration benefits. We will update if anything changes.
09/29/2020 - 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!
UPDATE: The application deadline has passed on December 20th!!!
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.
10770 Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Areas of Practice & Services
Immigration Law & Advocacy
Special Education Advocacy & Legal Representation
Non-profit Entity Registration & Consultation