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Immigrants Who Serve In The Armed Forces Through The MAVNI Program

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Amidst all of the controversy and political backlashes, immigrants are able to join the U.S. Armed Forces, just like they have been able to do over the past 150 years. Currently, there is approximately 25,000 immigrants serving in the U.S. military. Under the “Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest” program, or MAVNI, a limited […]

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The Security Deposit: What Landlords Need To Know (Part 2)

Every residential landlord in North Carolina should be familiar with NC General Statute Sections 42-50 to 42-56, titled the “North Carolina Tenant Security Deposit Act.” Under such statute, a landlord is permitted to use a security deposit for all of the following reasons: Tenant’s nonpayment of rent Tenant’s water, sewer, and electric bills (also applicable when […]

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North Carolina Name Change: Absolute Divorce

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A divorce is a stressful period of one’s life. A spouse can leave a portion of their life behind them by changing many things about themselves, even by changing their name. In North Carolina, a divorcing spouse may file a name change within the Absolute Divorce or after a final divorce decree by filing out […]

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Anchor Baby: A Myth Created By Politicians

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Many believe the myth of an “Anchor Baby,” where illegal immigrants are afforded lawful status by virtue of a baby being born within the United States. However, an “Anchor Baby” is only a myth. But, it must be said that this myth does hold some truth. It is true that a baby born within the […]

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Sponsoring An Immigrant: The Requirements, The Good, And The Bad

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The Requirements Sponsoring, in the immigration context, is the requesting that an immigrant receives a Green Card (“Lawful Permanent Residence”) and that the Sponsor will claim financial responsibility if the immigrant requests public benefits when in the United States. Sponsoring is financial based, and as such, the finances of the Sponsor must exceed 125% of […]

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The Legislative Will: Every North Carolinian’s Default Last Will and Testament

It is not common that a North Carolinian personally knows his or her state representatives. Similarly, it is unusual for representatives to know a given person, their family set-up, and the final wishes of a person if that person unfortunately passes. With this being said, some are shocked to know that the state representatives have […]

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