Immigration has been making many headlines in recent years. Globalization has resulted in a rapid influx of people from one country to another. Presently, there are an estimated 191 million immigrants, with the last 50 years seeing an almost doubling of the immigrant population.
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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
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
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
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.
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” 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) 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 Sunday, October 7, 2018 Another Setback for Trump Administration in Sanctuary Case Big news on the "sanctuary" city front. In an order releas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 Saturday, September 2, 2017 Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires Big legal news ended t
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.” Thursday, August 24, 2017 Pardoning Joe Arpaio: V
‘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 Friday, August 18, 2017 Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Voice for America reportson the impact
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