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Attorney Ahmad Yakzan

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: August 7, 2019

https://youtu.be/GSDPjocPa5s Good Morning, my name is Ahmad Yakzan with the American Dream® Law Office, I just wanted to come up today and talk with all of our followers on Facebook. We have a lot of exciting news. I want to discuss non-immigrant visas with you today. We opened an office in Washington D.C. and hopefully, we have a couple of…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: January 21, 2019

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 this: the applicant lies to…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: December 15, 2018

The Eleventh Circuit has ruled that some convictions under Florida's possession statute are deportable offenses. The court ruled that the statute was divisible, necessitating a look at the substance a determination of the substance involved. The case is Guillen v. U.S. Atty. Gen. The Facts in Guillen Guillen is a lawful permanent resident with a criminal history. He was convicted of…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: December 11, 2018

Maria Butina will plead guilty to some charge tomorrow. The charge for which she will plead is unclear. However, it will likely be a charge under 18 U.S. Code § 951, for failing to register as an agent of a foreign government. This had me thinking: would Butina have any options to remain in the United States? In this post, I…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: June 11, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class="container"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just dealt a major blow to asylum seekers in the United States. Today, he reversed the Board’s precedent decision in Matter of A-R-C-G, 26 I&N Dec. 338 (BIA 2014), allowing victims of domestic violence to qualify for asylum. In a case that was litigated for over a decade, the Board reached this seminal…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: May 31, 2018

The stage was almost empty. I went down the steps, not realizing the day would be one of the most consequential in my life. It was not only the day I would graduate from High School but also the day when I get my acceptance letter from what was then called Brevard Community College. Mom stood in the middle of…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: May 22, 2018

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 citizens about his suspicions because…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: May 10, 2018

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 dropping around us. We passed…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: April 17, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Sessions v. Dimaya, that the crime of violence statute allowing removal of aggravated felons unconstitutional. This will have grave consequences for people currently in removal proceedings for "crimes of violence" and those with removal orders for these crimes. What is a "Crime of Violence" Aggravated Felony? The Immigration and Nationality Act includes a list…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: March 3, 2018

There are multiple news stories discussing Melania Trump's immigration history, and whether the First Lady deserved the EB-1 visa under which she received her permanent residence. In this post, I will discuss the EB-1 criteria, and analyze whether the first lady qualified for the visa. This analysis, however, will be based only on her public profile, which is very limited in…Read More

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