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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Federal Court Rules that Government’s Termination of Haitian TPS Might Be Unconstitutional

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration moved to terminate Temporary Protected Status for citizens of Haiti. There have been many challenges to such terminations. Saget v. Trump is one of these challenges. The court denied the Government’s motion to dismiss the case.  The Facts As mentioned above, the Trump Administration moved to terminate Haiti’s TPS designation.…

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Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appointed as a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Attorney for Illegal Reentry and Extradition

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act panel in the United States Middle District of Florida. Criminal Justice Act attorneys are appointed on cases which the Federal Public Defender cannot handle or in which it has a conflict. Attorney Ahmad Yakzan will be appointed on illegal reentry and extradition cases. Attorney Ahmad…

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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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Sessions Continues his Immigration Power Grab in Matter of M-G-G

Attorney General Sessions has continued his unprecedented immigration power grab. Sessions has recently issued three opinions that take away from the immigration judges’ ability to terminate, dismiss, cases or to issue continuances in cases. In his latest decision, Matter of M-G-G, he has asked the Board of Immigration Appeals to refer a case to him,…

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Matter of Bermudez-Cota, The BIA Gets It Wrong on Pereira

It is no doubt that Pereira v. Sessions has given the immigrant community a lot of hope. The Supreme Court issued a decision that finally showed that the majority of notices to appear issued by the government are defective. In Bermudez-Cota, a case where the Board of Immigration Appeals had a chance to clarify the…

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Hire Us For Your Illegal Reentry Case

I am in Orlando today and tomorrow as part of my application process to join the CJA panel for the public defender. I am going through the process because I see many immigrants being prosecuted in federal court for illegal re-entry. The Trump Administration has made these a priority and the federal defender’s office is…

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Duress as an Exception to the Persecutor Bar

The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled recently that duress may be an exception to the persecutor bar of inadmissibility. This ruling may help many asylum applicants who were previously denied asylum for their role in foreign armed forces. What is the Persecutor Bar? The persecutor bar is found in INA Section 101(a)(42), which exempts any…

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