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Another client with DACA freed from detention

Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC (EMP) is pleased to announce that ICE has released another of our DACA clients from custody at Stewart Detention Center.  Working with several agencies, EMP attorney Joseph Lambert successfully assisted this young person in returning home to family, getting criminal charges dismissed and ICE to agree to his release without need for a bond hearing. ...

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EMP scores victory for fired police officers

For  almost 7 years, EMP has been honored to represent three outstanding men who served nobly as Mocksville police officers –  Ken Hunter, Rick Donathan and Jerry Medlin. On July 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth affirmed that the Town of Mocksville violated their First Amendment rights when it fired them for reporting abuses of...

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Ben Winikoff – 2018 Leadership Academy

2018 Leadership Academy Class Recognized The North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy’s Class of 2018 has completed its leadership training program. The final session of the leadership program was conducted at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington. Members of the Leadership Academy Class of 2018, who were recognized during the inaugural Annual Meeting Awards and Recognitions Dinner, are: Andrew...

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WILL USCIS DEPORT FOR UNLAWFUL STATUS?

A shift in policy means anyone with unlawful status will be put into removal proceedings Notices to Appear for removal proceedings (NTAs) will be issued in many more situations under a July 2018 policy change from the U.S. attorney general. The policy memo, Section V, states that United States Citizenship Information Services (USCIS) will serve a NTA where, upon issuance of...

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Partner Helen Parsonage featured in SuperLawyers

“Over the years, if a person made a mistake on the paperwork or they didn’t provide everything that CIS was looking for, they would get a letter in the mail called a request for evidence,” says Helen Parsonage, an immigration attorney in North Carolina. This request would list some questions, or identify a document that was missing and give...

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Partner Recognized for Pro Bono Work

  EMP is proud to announce the inclusion of partner Helen Parsonage in the inaugural cohort of the North Carolina State Bar’s Pro Bono Honor Society in recognition of her contribution to pro bono work. She is one of only 170 so included.

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What do the election results mean for immigrants?

Donald Trump has been elected President and the Republicans control both the House and the Senate. Immigrants are wondering, “What does this mean for me?” It means three main things: 1. There will be no major immigration reform in favor of immigrants for at least the next four years. No amnesty. No CIR. No Dream Act. Nothing like that. Trump...

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