Developing an estate plan can be one of the most important things you do for your family, whether you are a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or a nonresident immigrant. Yet, there are many challenges that permanent residents and other non-US citizens face when they are preparing estate planning documents. In this blog post, we will discuss two of these challenges present in the intersection if estate planning and immigration law: property exemptions and estate taxes.
In the midst of a debate about the involvement of the U.S. government in helping deported immigrants return to the United States after they have won their immigration appeals, a Maryland student's deportation has been suspended for one year. He and his family will be able to stay in the U.S. one more year before facing deportation.
Many people are worried that they will lose their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status if they get a divorce. This is a misconception. If you have received unconditional permanent residence, your divorce will most likely not affect your immigration status. This is true even if your spouse or his/her company sponsored you.
A mid-February ruling by an Ann Arundel Circuit Court judge will likely put Maryland's version of the Dream Act to vote in November. The Dream Act, signed into law in May 2011, would allow undocumented immigrants to receive in-state college tuition benefits.