Part 1 of Mark Shmueli’s Two-Part Series on Immigration Reform

In discussing the social conditions surrounding the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1881, the 1924 quota law,  the McCarren-Walter Act of 1952, the 1950 Internal Security Act, and the 1965 immigration act, Mark provides a historical context for immigration reforms of the past 150 years and puts today’s immigration reform movement in perspective. Click on the […]

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Mark Shmueli wins Motion to Reopen for a Young Military Spouse who was Ordered Removed in 2005

The Law Offices of Mark Shmueli, along with DHS counsel, filed a Joint Motion to Reopen the proceedings before the BIA, in order to seek termination of the proceedings and vacate the client’s removal order. With substantial help from the USCIS Ombudsman’s office, in part to clarify whether jurisdiction to adjudicate parole-in-place applications for those […]

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Immigration Law after the Death of DOMA — Equality for Same-Sex Marriages!

Mark J. Shmueli and Tina R. Goel recently co-authored a chapter, “Same-Sex Marriage and Family-Based Immigration Law” in Family-Based Immigration Law:  A Lawyer’s Guide (July 2013), published by the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program. The chapter provides a history of immigration law and policy towards same-sex marriage including an analysis of the U.S. […]

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Mark Shmueli and Tina Goel win Asylum for Haitian Political Activist by Successfully Arguing Key Legal issue of Firm Resettlement

On June 11, 2013, the Baltimore Immigration Court approved our client’s asylum application after a multi-part hearing. Government attorneys argued that our client had “firmly resettled” in Mexico prior to applying for asylum in the United States. Specifically, they alleged that the Mexican government had provided our client a path to permanent residency after it […]

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Mark Shmueli wins cancellation of removal case for detained Croatian national

In a hard fought case in which we initially found our client in jail under mandatory detention, we ultimaltely convinced the immigration judge to grant our client cancellation of removal despite three serious criminal convictions.   We worked diligently to enlist many neighbors, including the head of the Baltimore City mounted police and a Maryland State […]

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DREAMers Eligible for Deferred Action: Avoid Deportation & Get a Work Permit

On Friday, June 12, 2012 President Obama announced a program to allow certain DREAMers (those who came into the United States illegally as children) to remain in the United States and apply for renewable work permits. Deferred Action is available to people who meet all of the following requirements: Came to the United States under […]

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