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Immigration Attorney Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Visa Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft | USAO-SDNY | Department of Justice

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Terence S. Opiola, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Newark Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs E

EB-5 Visa Update: What’s the Future of the EB-5 Program?

In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the future of the EB-5 Visa Program. What is the EB-5 Visa Program? The EB-5 Visa Program is an Immigration Investor Program that was created by Congr

Judge Rules Against Denying Grants To ‘Sanctuary Cities’

A ruling by a federal judge on October 5 may have put a categorical end to the Trump administration’s policy of denying federal grants to “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal

Four Visa Options for Entrepreneurs

In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick talks visa options for entrepreneurs. Overview: In this video we cover four visa options that allow foreign entrepreneurs to live and work in the United States.

Haiti, El Salvador and Others to Keep Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designation

A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s plans to end the temporary protected status (TPS) designation for the over 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Late la

Law & Order SVU Takes on “Zero Tolerance”

Law & Order SVU Takes on “Zero Tolerance” Saturday, October 6, 2018 Law & Order SVU Takes on “Zero Tolerance” By Immigration Prof Share A new Law & Order SVU episode this week took

Immprofs at SALT on Teaching Empathy (Without Students Realizing It)

Immprofs at SALT on Teaching Empathy (Without Students Realizing It) Saturday, October 6, 2018 Immprofs at SALT on Teaching Empathy (Without Students Realizing It) Mariela Olivares (Howard), moi, Kris

Another Setback for Trump Administration in Sanctuary Case

Another Setback for Trump Administration in Sanctuary Case Sunday, October 7, 2018 Another Setback for Trump Administration in Sanctuary Case Big news on the "sanctuary" city front. In an order releas

2019 Registration for DV-2020 Diversity Visa Officially Opens

In an unexpected move after President Trump announced last year that he would eliminate the program, the US Department of State published instructions for the entry process to the Diversity Visa 2020

How to Complete Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses how to complete Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative. Please keep in mind that this video is not intended to be legal advice. The information provid

USCIS Policy to Exclude Employment-Based Petitions

Petitioners pursuing employment-based immigration into the United States can breathe easy for now as US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it will be focusing on deporting immi

USCIS Opens Early Applications for Adjustment Of Status

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that I-485 applications for adjustment of status will be open as soon as October 2018 in both the family-based and the employment-based ca

New Immigration Policy Could Deny Entry to Immigrants Likely to Use Public Benefits

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new regulation that would change the way the government evaluates whether an applying immigrant is “not likely to be a public charge,” making it

How to complete Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status in the United States

In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses how to complete Form I-485 for adjustment of status to permanent resident. Please keep in mind that this video is not intended to be legal advice. The

Under Pressure from the President, Jeff Sessions Moves to Squeeze Immigration Courts

Recent decisions by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions may place heavier limitations on immigration courts and impact their treatment of unlawfully present immigrants, signifying a change in the way im

Lawmakers and ICE Officials Discuss Extending Detention Periods for Undocumented Immigrant Children

Lawmakers and immigration enforcement officials gathered in a Senate Committee on Homeland Security hearing on Tuesday to discuss a proposal to change the policies surrounding the detention of undocum

Weekly Live Stream with Attorneys Jacob Sapochnick and Marie Puertollano: RFE/NOID Policy in Effect, Suspension of Premium Processing, Fraudulent H-1Bs, Cap-Gap, and More!

In this live stream, attorneys Jacob Sapochnick and Marie Puertollano discuss recent topics in immigration including the new USCIS policy giving immigration officers ample discretion to deny an applic

Immigrant Children Reportedly Facing Inhumane Treatment in Detention Facilities

With the federal government detaining undocumented immigrant children at federal facilities across the country and, there have been an increasing number of reports of children being deprived of basic

EB-5 Visa Holders Advised to Be Mindful of Status Violations After USCIS Memo

In June this year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released Policy Memorandum with the subject: Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in C

USCIS Marriage Fraud Interview Tips for 2018: Overcome the “STOKES” Interview

In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick covers the top ten tips to help you overcome the marriage fraud interview also known as the “STOKES” interview. A foreign national applying for permanent re

What can you do if your TN visa is denied?

In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses what you can do if your TN visa is denied. What is a TN Visa? First, let’s discuss what a TN Visa is, who qualifies, and what the process is like t

O-1B Visa Discussion Artists and Entertainers

Welcome back to the immigration lawyer blog! In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the O-1B Visa for Artists and Entertainers. Overview:  The topic of discussion in this video is: How ca

Weekly Live Stream with Attorneys Jacob Sapochnick and Marie Puertollano: F1 Accrual of Unlawful Presence, DACA, NIWs, Administrative Closure, E-2 for Israel, and More!

In this video, attorneys Jacob Sapochnick and Marie Puertollano discuss recent immigration updates regarding the calculation of unlawful presence for F-1 international students and other topics. Overv

Devastating New Policy that can Impact F, M, and J Non-immigrants in Violation of the Terms of their Visa

In this video we cover a new USCIS policy that can have devastating consequences on students who overstay their duration of stay in the United States, or otherwise violate their status. This new polic

How to Avoid Fraudulent Moving Contractors

How to Avoid Fraudulent Moving Contractors Relocating to another city or state is not only stressful but also costly. Although there are that can be considered cheap, still, you must be careful when h

Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires

Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires Saturday, September 2, 2017 Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires Big legal news ended t

Remembering the Dead

Remembering the Dead Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Remembering the Dead From the International Organization for Migration:  Princess, Patrick and Amadou lost loved ones as they tried to reach Europe t

Pardoning Joe Arpaio: Vanita Gupta: A Pardon “will not be a dog whistle to the so-called ‘alt right’ and white supremacists, but a bull horn.”

Pardoning Joe Arpaio: Vanita Gupta: A Pardon “will not be a dog whistle to the so-called ‘alt right’ and white supremacists, but a bull horn.” Thursday, August 24, 2017 Pardoning Joe Arpaio: V

‘America’s First’ Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Orange County

‘America’s First’ Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Orange County Monday, August 21, 2017 ‘America’s First’ Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Orange County “ “ NBC LA report

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Friday, August 18, 2017 Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Voice for America reportson the impact

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