Apr
15

Congratulations, 2014 Trail Mix Race Teams!

WLG had four different teams participate in the 2014 Trail Mix Race MN on April 12th!  Here are the results and a few pictures of the event:

9) FSD

12) 4 Fast 4 Furious

19) TEAM GRAVIGNOLLSONS

22) Scrambled Legs

Apr
9

Divorce: Does it Terminate Affidavits of Support?

Family law attorneys understand that a divorce permanently dissolves the bonds of matrimony between two spouses, making them two single individuals free to go on their separate ways, once the court has entered the judgment and decree.  However, contrary to popular belief, divorce does not terminate a very important financial contract, if one of them is a foreign national who obtained lawful permanent residency through the marriage.  That contract is the Affidavit of Support, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-864, governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section...

Apr
9

It Might Take a Little Longer Than Expected to Get a Decision on Your Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. Here’s Why.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will reopen Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence cases that were denied because of the applicant’s criminal history.  This means hundreds of previously denied cases will be reopened and re-adjudicated.

A Brief Background:

The stateside Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver allows applicants to remain inside the U.S. while USCIS adjudicates their applications.  Because the Provisional Waiver only waives unlawful presence, applicants that have any other factors that might render them inadmissible, like prior...

Mar
27

Discovered and Unclaimed Property: A Modern Reminder and a Little Practical Advice

As some of you probably have heard over the last few weeks, a couple in California discovered approximately $10 million worth of antique gold coins buried on their land. While this is quite an extreme example of the issue, this historic find provides an opportunity for a segue into a broader discussion of ownership rights to discovered or unclaimed property.

Time has a great article on the California couple’s particular circumstances and discovered property issues generally. You can find that here: TIME | “The Law of Finders-Keepers and What Happens When You Find Buried...

Mar
14

WLG Newsletter: "Is there a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution?"

Wilson Law Group published its second newsletter discussing the intersection of criminal and immigration law.  The full text is below.  A PDF version is available at 138-107-wlg-newsletter-there-safe-plea-non-citizens-charged-solicitation-prostitution.pdf

Is there a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution?

February 2014

THIS POSTING IS UPDATED.  Click here to learn the latest developments.   

Happy New Year, and welcome to the latest Wilson Law Group Newsletter.  In our July 2013 issue, Wilson Law Group addressed domestic assault.  In this edition, we focus...

Mar
14

WLG Newsletter: "Domestic Assault-Fear: No Longer a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens"

WLG published a "crimmigration" newsletter in July 2013 which discussed the immigration consequences of pleading guilty to a "Domestic Assault-Fear" charge.  Below is the text in full.  A PDF version is available here: 137-105-wlg-newsletter-domestic-assault-fear-no-longer-safe-plea-non-citizens.pdf

Domestic Assault-Fear: No Longer a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens

July 2013

The attorneys at Wilson Law Group, leading practitioners of immigration law in North America, have encountered an important development affecting noncitizen defendants that has surfaced in the last few months. Specifically,...

Mar
13

Five Immigration Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know

The Hon. Alan F. Pendleton of the Anoka County District Court cites Wilson Law Group in his recent judicial training update, which discusses the intersect of criminal and immigration law.  You can read the full document here:136-104-minnesota-judicial-training-update.pdf

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