GT News & Decisions
- September 16, 2012 - Brockton Enterprise editorial quotes Glickman Turley attorney Paul Glickman criticizing the Brockton planning board's poorly reasoned decision denying a job creating, well engineered expansion plan by its small business client, Cindy's Kitchen. Click here for complete story.
- September 10, 2012 - Attorney Paul Glickman speaks with the Brockton Enterprise News while representing longtime business client Cindy's Kitchen: Click here for the complete story.
- Turley Elected Chair of Veterinary Board - April 29, 2013 - In April 2013, Attorney Turley was elected as the chairperson of the Board of Registration for Veterinary Medicine. It is the first time that a Board member who is not a veterinarian has been elected to that post. The five member Board protects the public by monitoring the practices of the veterinarians it licenses to insure that they practice according to the laws of Massachusetts and the Board's established standards and code of conduct.
- January 3, 2013 - The United States Customs and Immigration Services ("CIS") issued a new rule allowing immediate relatives of United States Citizens who are without documentation or have unlawful presence to apply for a waiver of the unlawful presence in the United States before having to return to their home country. This will allow those immigrants to seek a green card with a waiver while remaining in the United States and if the waiver is granted, they will only have to return to their home country for a short stay to get their green cards. The applicant will still need to prove hardship to the U.S. citizen to qualify for the waiver. This new rule is to take effect this March 2013.
- January 2013 - Glickman Turley successfully defended a Brazilian green cardholder who the Department of Homeland Security claimed had abandoned her green card when she was working in Angola. The Immigration Court Judge, after trial determined that the immigrant always intended to return to the United States, had close family living in the US and had secured employment upon returning. The Court terminated the removal proceedings and re-admitted the immigrant as a returning legal permanent resident.
- Sept 13, 2012 - Attorney Glickman continues his ardent representation of the interests of our business client Cindy's Kitchen: Click here for complete story.
- Glickman Turley's First Same-Sex Marriage-Based Green Card is Approved! October 1, 2013 - Attorney Amy Paden attended a marriage based greencard interview today for a same-sex couple, and the application was approved! Fortunately, USCIS is still open for business, despite the government shut-down. Attorney Paden helped the couple to file their application on July 12th and it was approved less than 3 months later. The foreign spouse had been waiting 13 years for this moment. The interview went smoothly, and the couple did a fantastic job of answering all the officer's questions. It was an honor to work with this couple to help them acheive something that they have been waiting for for so long.
- Glickman Turley Wins LPR Abandonment Case - March 26, 2013 - Glickman Turley successfully defended a Jordanian green cardholder who the Department of Homeland security claimed had abandoned his green card. The immigrant received a green card as a minor and had been living abroad for more than seven years before returning to the United States to begin his studies at a local University. He was placed in removal proceeding upon re-entering the country. By recommendation of the attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, the Court terminated the removal proceedings and re-admitted the immigrant as a returning legal permanent resident.
- Glickman Turley Wins Asylum for Gay Brazilian - March 27, 2013 -
Glickman Turley recently won asylum for a young man from Brazil. The client, a gay man, had suffered harassment and discrimination for most of his life in Brazil due to his homosexuality. His situation worsened in recent years, and he decided to leave his home to seek asylum in the United States. Glickman Turley helped him prepare his asylum application and collect the evidence needed to prove his asylum case. We also represented the client at his interview with an Asylum Officer in Boston.
- Glickman Turley Prevails on Chapter 93A Federal Mortgage Loan Case Motion - Glickman Turley sued Wells Fargo N.A. for Chapter 93A unfair business practices alleging that Wells Fargo had unfairly offered a homeowner a refinancing offer without any real intent or ability to restructure the homeowner's mortgage. Wells Fargo promised that if the homeowner made payments for a set period, the bank would consider a fair refinancing arrangement for the mortgage payments. After complying with Wells Fargo's conditions, the bank wrote that no refinancing would be offered because the investors in the mortgage refused to accept refinancing. The homeowner alleged in her complaint that this was an unfair business practice and Wells Fargo moved to dismiss. The Federal District Court denied the motion to dismiss and ruled that the homeowner had plausibly alleged that Wells Fargo had committed deceptive acts with respect to its forbearance offer letter.
- Glickman Turley helps couple to remove conditions on wife's green card - July 22, 2013 - Glickman Turley recently helped a bi-national couple remove the conditions on the wife's green card. When a bi-national couple petitions for the foriegn spouse to get lawful permanent residence and they have been married less than two years, the foriegn spouse will be granted "Conditional Residence" for 2 years. After two years, the couple must submit additional evidence of the validity of the marriage. In this instance, the couple came to Glickman Turley after they were issued a Request for Additional Evidence (RFE) after having submitted initial evidence. We helped them assemble additional documentation and draft affidavits from friends and family attesting to their very sincere relationship. The couple was notified of the removal of the conditions in less than one month!