THE HMALF BLOG

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HMA LAW: 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

It has been a fulfilling and eventful 2016 at the HMA Law Firm! In our main office in Northern Virginia: We represented approximately 350 people in complex matters ranging from asylum to employment-based immigration, citizenship, and criminal immigration matters. We advised nearly one thousand other people, providing them with case-specific advice that helped them navigate the US immigration system […]

USE YOUR RIGHTS. DON’T JUST KNOW THEM.

“Know your rights” has become a hashtag, and for good reason. Where your civil and constitutional rights are questioned or threatened, you have to, at a minimum, know what those rights are. But this isn’t enough. It does no good to know your rights if you’re not going to use them. Yesterday, one client I […]

NEW GREEN CARD APPLICATION IS NO JOKE

When you apply for a green card (permanent residency) from inside the US, you have to show you are admissible as if you were outside the US trying to come in. It’s on Form I-485, which used to be 6 pages long and would ask you all kinds of questions about your criminal record, address […]