Italia A. Carson, Esq.

Ms. Carson has extensive experience in Government Procurement as legal counsel with the U.S. Department of Defense and possesses advance studies in the area of contract and fiscal law. Her practice includes pre- and post-contract advisement and disputes and claims litigation before administrative and judicial fora.

Ask USCIS

Don’t be afraid to ask . . . USCIS to expedite your immigration case!

In the past six months, we’ve been successful getting our clients’ cases moved ahead of the pack by asking USCIS for expedited processing and providing strong evidence to support the agency’s approval of this discretionary action. Many immigration lawyers in Alaska and the Lower 48 discourage clients from seeking “expedited adjudication” of their cases arguing that it’s a waste of time because it’s never granted. But, you have nothing to lose by asking! 

Alaska Bankruptcy

Just moved to Alaska and thinking about bankruptcy…better know your numbers: 180, 730 & 910!

In the past year, we’ve had a number of bankruptcy inquiries from new arrivals to our great state.  While we’re always available for a 15-minute complimentary consultation via Zoom or telephone, it’s a good idea to do some quick math on your own to see if and when you can file in Alaska and if …

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I-693 Signed Earlier Than 60 Days Before Applying for an Immigration Benefit?

No problem! USCIS will accept it, for now. Today, USCIS announced it is waiving, temporarily, the requirement that the I-693 be signed by a civil surgeon no earlier than 60 days before filing for an immigration benefit (e.g., I-485 to adjust your status while you are present in the United States).  That means if you …

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It’s Easy to Write Your Own Simple Will in Alaska

Benjamin Franklin warned against procrastination stating: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”  No words could be truer when it comes to estate planning, especially when completing your last will and testament (“LW&T”).  A current LW&T ensures your property gets distributed at your death according to your wishes and not state intestacy …

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When Updating Your Address with the USCIS Isn’t Enough.

Immigration Law practitioners emphasize to their clients, early and often, the need to keep the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) informed within ten days of any address change.  Non-U.S. Citizens over the age of 14 in the United States for thirty days or longer are required to register and submit biometrics to the Department …

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VETERANS DAY 2021 – WE THANK OUR VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS!

We are thankful for the brave and selfless service to our great Nation by Veterans and Servicemembers past and present.  We know firsthand the sacrifices made every day by our military members and their families so Americans can live in a country founded on freedom and liberty.  PLGPC founder Attorney Italia Carson is a retired …

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USCIS ANCHORAGE FIELD OFFICE WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

After the May 2021 departure of USCIS Field Office Interim Director Steven B. Corley, USCIS has named Arvind Ramakrishnan to the post as its permanent head. Director Ramakrishnan has invited Alaska Bar members of the Immigration Law Section to meet in December 2021 for discussions on building positive relationships between and among stakeholders. The Anchorage …

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U.S. Trustee Program’s Info Notice on Emergency Rental Assistance for Bankruptcy

Because federal and state eviction moratoria are set to expire without further renewal, there is a real possibility millions of Americans could find themselves facing evictions or other disruption to current housing arrangements due to financial distress. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program provides funding for various governmental assistance programs …

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