Immigration Law

Our blog posts related to immigration law will appear in this section.

12 states, DC file court brief in support of immigration actions

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

A dozen states that back President Obama’s immigration actions are now upping the ante with their support, filing arguments with the courts that the legal challenges to the looming measures don’t hold water. In a “friend of the court” brief filed Monday, attorneys general from 12 states and the District of Columbia threw their backing behind the president’s executive actions, which could help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants who currently live in the U.S., allowing them to seek work without fear of deportation. See entire article...

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Apply For A Hardship Waiver In The USA Before Traveling To Your Country For Your Visa Appointment.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

New Stateside Waiver Rule: Apply For A Waiver In The USA Before Traveling To Your Country For Your Visa Appointment. Under the new rule, you can apply for a waiver right here in the USA and know whether or not such waiver will be approved before you leave the country to attend your visa appointment in your country of origin. This new process decreases significantly the amount of time that immigrants have to spend away from their families.  You qualify for this new process if you are: 1. The spouse or child over the age of 17 but under 21 of a United States citizen; 2. A candidate for...

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Do You Qualify for Deferred Action for Dreamers?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Many dreamers wonder whether they qualify for Deferred Action under the new Obama policy. You qualify for Deferred Action if you meet the following criteria: You were under the age of 31 as of June15, 2012; You came to U.S. before your 16th birthday; You have continuously resided in the U.S. since June15, 2007; You have been physically present in the U.S. on June15, 2012, and at the time of filling for DACA; You entered the country without inspection before June15, 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June15, 2012; You are in school, graduated or obtained a certificate of...

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Marriage Fraudsters Arrested by ICE in Operation Knot so Fast

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

ORLANDO, Fla. — Multiple indictments charging 21 individuals with conspiracy and/or immigration benefit fraud (marriage fraud) were unsealed Wednesday. The indictments resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, the FBI and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to court documents, Bethania Deschamps, 49, of Bronx, N.Y., conspired to recruit U.S. citizens to marry aliens so the aliens could fraudulently obtain lawful permanent residence...

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Tips for Deferred Action Filing

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Filing your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals involves several steps. You need to submit multiple forms, evidence and fees. Small mistakes in preparing your request could lead to it being rejected. Please read these tips to avoid having your request rejected or delayed because of common filing errors. We recommend always consulting an attorney before filing to make sure you qualify. For the steps necessary for filing your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, call Sokpoh Law Group at 402-858-2020 for more information.

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The Forms are out. USCIS will begin accepting applications for Work Permits under its new policy for childhood arrivals

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) submitted a Federal Register notice announcing new forms and instructions to allow individuals to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS. USCIS will begin accepting completed forms tomorrow , August 15, 2012.  On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request, on a case-by-case basis, consideration of deferred action. Call Karine Sokpoh at 402-858-2020to schedule your free...

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