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Why immigration opponents don’t get it

By Jennifer Rubin January 28
The Post’s Fact Checker handily debunks some hoary falsehoods we hear again and again from anti-immigration zealots, namely that “6 million net new jobs went to immigrants” and “there are fewer native-born Americans working today than in 2000″ and, further, that this is caused by illegal immigration. None of this is true since we know: 1.) “there has been job growth in the native-worker population; from 2010, that population has seen more growth than the immigrant population. So using the net new jobs figure is misleading”; 2.) “using the more comprehensive age range of workers ’16 and older,’ there are 2.6 million more native workers in 2014 than in 2000″; and 3.) there is no basis for attributing this to illegal immigration since “the BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] data includes legally-accepted immigrants, undocumented immigrants, refugees and temporary workers.”  For the full article see http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2015/01/28/why-immigration-opponents-dont-get-it/

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...

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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...

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What do Coca Cola, Pepsi and Apple have in common?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Intellectual Property Law | 0 comments

The are all trademarks. A trademark is any word, phrase, symbol or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of another. Essentially, a trademark is a brand name.  Call our trademark attorney at 402-858-2020 to learn more about how to register or protect your trademark. The fee for filing a trademark application depends on how you register and how many classes of goods or services you are claiming. The USPTO filing fees for a trademark application are as follows: •$275 per class for an...

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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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USCIS will begin accepting requests for consideration for deferred action work permits on August 15, 2012

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

USCIS will begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action on August 15, 2012. Please call Sokpoh Law Group today at 402-858-2020 to ask our experienced immigration attorney for more information. on how to go about getting your work permit under this new policy. We are located in Omaha, Nebraska and are happy to review your background for a modest fee to see if you qualify for a work permit under this new policy.  

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Centralized Filing for Waivers of Inadmissibility for Those Who Have Been Previously Deported

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Since June 4, 2012, individuals outside the U.S. who have been found inadmissible for certain visas by a U.S. consular officer and seek to waive an inadmissibility ground should no longer apply for a waiver at their foreign location, but should file requests directly to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by mailing the application to a USCIS Lockbox facility in the United States. This change only affects situations where individuals outside the U.S., who have been found inadmissible for an immigrant visa or a nonimmigrant K or V...

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Guinea national sentenced for failing to comply with ERO order of supervision

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

An active gang member, residing in Germantown, Md., was sentenced earlier this week to one year in federal prison and one year probation for willfully failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his release. BALTIMORE – Harouna Bangoura, 30, a native and citizen of Guinea, residing in Germantown, Md., was sentenced July 2 to one year in federal prison and one year probation for willfully failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his release under order of supervision from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs...

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What is a “Crime of Violence” for Immigration Purposes?

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

A crime of violence is defined by 18 USC  §16 as (a) an offense with use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or (b) any other offenset hat is a felony, and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against a person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.    An aggravated felony under INA  § 101(a)(43) includes any crime of violence for which the term of imprisonment imposed (regardless suspension) is at least one...

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Karine Sokpoh comments on immigration policy changes on KHASTV

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

http://www.khastv.com/news/local/Central-Nebraskans-hold-forum-to-discuss-immigration-policy-changes-159484415.html

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Q&A on Deferred Action

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities La Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Jóvenes Que Sean De Baja Prioridad Para La Aplicación De La Ley   Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As DHS continues to focus its limited enforcement resources on the...

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