News and Case Updates

Fighting Wrongful Denials of Citizenship And The Incredible Story of the Horcon Tract

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanFeb 12, 20240 Comments

Luqman Law believes pursuing U.S. citizenship should be an accessible, equitable process for long-term permanent residents. Sometimes, incredible, unforeseen challenges can present themselves. Even residents who have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades can suddenly have their naturalization applications denied over surprise allegations and technicalities.  In 2020, Devin Luqman, Esq. of Luqman Law, took on the case of client Mr. J., a Mexican-born green card holder who applied for citizenship after residing in the U.S. since childhood. Despite Mr. J. meeting all eligibility requirements, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) claimed it had uncovered records showing his father was born in Mexico, not Texas, as claimed. His father's purported birthplace formed the basis for Mr. J's green card.  USCIS stated Mr. J's permanent residency was invalid, jeopardizing his path to citizenship. However, our tireless investigation into obscure historical documents revealed Mr. J.'s father was likely born in the Horcon Tract, a disputed slab of land along Texas's southern border that conferred simultaneous U.S. and Mexican citizenship at the time. 

Luqman Law Assists Clients in Obtaining Permanent Residency through INA 245(i)

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanOct 12, 20230 Comments

In the world of U.S. immigration law, numerous paths lead to permanent residency. One such provision, often overlooked but incredibly valuable, is Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). At Luqman Law, we are proud to support our clients in their journey towards securing a green card under this provision. Here’s a look at how we do it and the requirements involved.

Luqman Law Attorney Devin Luqman, Esq. Featured on "Open For Business Podcast."

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanOct 12, 20230 Comments

In the diverse and dynamic world of law, few stand out as strongly as Attorney Devin Luqman of Luqman Law. Known for his specialization in immigration, criminal defense, and personal injury, Devin has been a beacon of hope and a pillar of justice for countless individuals. Recently, he took to the airwaves, sharing his insights and experiences on the "Open for Business" podcast hosted by the esteemed Steve Bell.

How to Apply for Advance Parole

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanApr 28, 20231 Comment

Advance parole is a discretionary benefit that may help you maintain your status and pursue your goals in the U.S. However, it is not a right or a privilege, and it does not change your immigration status or grant you any additional rights or benefits. You should consult with an immigration attorney before applying for advance parole and before traveling outside the U.S.


Posted by Devin S. LuqmanOct 20, 20221 Comment

The Diversity Immigrant Visa program—a.k.a. the green card lottery—is a government lottery program for obtaining U.S. Permanent Residence (green card). The program makes 50,000 visas available yearly to applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States and with specific education qualifications. It provides an inexpensive and relatively simple path to a green card, without needing sponsorship from a U.S. employer or family.

Sometimes it is Best to Prepare for Certain Hearings or Interviews in your Native Language

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanSep 16, 20220 Comments

When our client is fluent in English, with Farsi as the language, he first learned and spoke for much of his life in Iran, and he would study and take practice tests in English and get all the questions correct. During the interview, he could not repeatedly answer the same questions he had practiced in English! We were aware that our client was not understanding the questions and the answers because the questions involved many words that our client did not understand. We provided our client with practice tests and practice videos in Farsi, our client's native language. When he prepared that way, he understood the questions and answers of the civics test instead of memorizing the questions and answers without adequately understanding what he was reading in English. 

About Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanAug 14, 20220 Comments

About Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. We Love Our Clients, and They Love Us Because We Represent Humanity.  These children will soon be granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, which will allow them to obtain green cards in the near future!

June 2022 Visa Bulletin Released

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanMay 16, 20221 Comment

The DOS (Department of State) posted the June 2022 visa bulletin. In addition to final action dates and dates for filing, it contains notes on the DV category including DV-2022 results, availability in the F2A category, and more. Note: USCIS determined that for June 2022, all family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart. All employment-based preference categories must use the Final Action Dates chart.

Our Latest Client to Gain Citizenship!

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanFeb 27, 20220 Comments

Our client and her daughter-in-law are now so proud she is a citizen. She didn't have to take the civics test in English because she's been here for over 15 years, and her native language is Spanish. She aced her exam in her interview as well!

Devin Luqman of Luqman Law A Featured Panelist at the University of Baltimore School of Law: Serving the Immigrant Community

Posted by Devin S. LuqmanDec 06, 20210 Comments

Serving the Immigration Community in Maryland was a law panel hosted by Law Forum on October 8, 2021. In the event, our panelists Devin Luqman, J.D. '13, Hayley Tamburello J.D. '13, Stephnie Lurz, J.D. '15, and Franco Frega discuss what it is like to practice immigration law and serve the immigrant community in Maryland.

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