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Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Business Law | 0 comments

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New Deferred Action Data is available

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Business Law | 0 comments

Today, USCIS has posted updated data on requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals at www.uscis.gov/data.  The data include: the cumulative number of requests received and accepted for processing, biometrics appointments scheduled, and requests under review. The data also shows the number of accepted requests from the top countries of origin and states of residence.   For further information regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, please visit...

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TPS for Syrian Nationals: Deadline is Today

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Business Law | 0 comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Sept. 25, 2012. Syrian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since March 29, 2012, and who meet other TPS eligibility requirements, must file their applications for TPS with a postmark date no later than Sept. 25, 2012. The TPS designation for Syria will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2013. USCIS advises Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality...

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Alabama cannot force public schools to check immigration status of new students

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Business Law | 0 comments

Part of Alabama’s immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal appeals court that also said police in that state and Georgia can demand papers from criminal suspects they have detained. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Alabama schools provision wrongly singles out children who are in the country illegally. Alabama was the only state that passed such a requirement and the 11th Circuit previously had blocked that part of the law from being enforced. For more information...

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A Maryland man was sentenced today to six months in federal prison for criminal copyright infringement.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Business Law | 0 comments

WASHINGTON — A Maryland man was sentenced today to six months in federal prison, to be followed by six months of home detention, for criminal copyright infringement. The sentence is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). John M. Harris, 35, of Bryans Road, Md., reproduced motion pictures without the permission of the copyright owners and then distributed them to vendors in the Washington-area. “Harris and criminals like him threaten the livelihoods of the hardworking people who depend on...

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Sokpoh Law Group is in the news

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Business Law, Immigration Law | 0 comments

Attorney Uses Experience to Help Immigrants with Legal Questions Karine  Sokpoh was recently featured in the Daily Record, an Omaha Newspaper and she discussed the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law and the new deferred action for childhood arrivals policy which gives work permits to young undocumented aliens who meet certain criteria.

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