Eleventh Circuit Rules that Delivering a Controlled Substance is An Aggravated Felony barring Naturalization

The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that a Washington Conviction of Administering a Controlled Substance is an aggravated felony barring naturalization. The Decision is Bourtzakis v. US Atty. Gen.  What is Naturalization? Naturalization is the process under which a lawful permanent resident becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States. There are several requirements including: Meeting…

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المحامي احمد يقظان محامي هجرة تامبا

عكم المحامي احمد يقظان من الحلم الأمريكي للمحاماة. مثلما تعرفون مكتبنا متخصص بجميع قضايا الهجرة في اميركا انا معكم بمكتبنا الجديد بتامبا بولاية فلوريدا فتحنا هذا المكتب لخدمة الجالية العربية بجميع القضايا المتخصصة بالهجرة من قضايا الترحيل ، قضايا اللجوء، قضايا الاستثمار قضايا الزواج والجنسية. مكتبنا موجود على ٥٦٢٠ ايست فاولر افينيو مكتب د تامبا…

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3 Things to Avoid at Your Non-immigrant Visa Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eo1lUuQU4o Attorney Ahmad Yakzan here. I am an immigration attorney with offices in the Tampa Bay area. I would like to advise you today on three things to avoid during your non-immigrant visa interview at the US consulate in your country. Avoid lying: I have represented many clients in misrepresentation cases. The scenario goes like…

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Three Reasons to Preserve Birthright Citizenship

The last two weeks have been very life-changing. Our office has a new location in Beijing, China. I was also sworn to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. However, the best day of the past two weeks was last Friday. We received THREE approvals for well deserving clients. Two of them…

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No Date-No Time-No Go: Pereira v. Sessions Case Note

In a decision that should help immigrants around the country, the Supreme Court ruled that a defective Notice to Appear that lacks time and place of proceedings cannot be used to stop the accrual of time for Cancellation of Removal purposes. This decision, Pereira v. Sessions, should lead to relief for many immigrants, including ones I…

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Hablamos Espanol? Welcome to Removal Proceedings!

I saw, with a real sense of disgust, the videos that have circulated recently on the internet. First, I saw the video of the attorney, who has taken an oath to protect rights, rail at a restaurant because other patrons were speaking Spanish. Second, I saw the Border Patrol agent speak to two United States…

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We Are Simply Losing Our Humanity

I was seven or eight years old, fleeing, on foot, from civil war. The best elementary school my parents could afford was in the middle between Christian and Sunni factions in the Lebanese civil war. I was starving, it was before first recess, and my mom came to pick us up when the bombs started…

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