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Tag Archives: immigration law

Court disbars lawyer who advised clients to skip hearing, lied to judges (access required)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred an attorney who advised two asylum applicants against appearing at their scheduled immigration court hearings and then falsely told the judges she did not know where they were. Alisha Ann Portillo, who was admitted ...

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Court of Appeals suspends Rockville immigration attorney for 60 days (access required)

Maryland’s top court suspended an immigration law attorney for 60 days Wednesday for failing to properly communicate with a client and improperly managing an attorney trust account. A majority of the Court of Appeals determined that Rockville attorney Raj Sanjeet ...

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Federal judge: Special immigrant status does not trump alien gun law (access required)

A Silver Spring teenager can be prosecuted for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm though he had the federal government’s permission to be in the United States as an immigrant juvenile in need of assistance, a federal judge has ruled.

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Md. immigration attorneys are heading to the border (access required)

In 2015, immigration attorney Nicole Whitaker went to the Mexico border to help detained migrants with asylum claims. “It was really a life-changing experience for me,” said Whitaker, a solo practitioner in Towson. So when the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy ...

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