November 2006

Important Reminder - File Form I-131 for Holiday Travel Before the End of the Month
USCIS warned that it anticipates an unsually high volume of requests for advance parole and other travel documents this winter and urged applicants needing a travel document to file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, before the end of October 2006.
Congressional Research Service Report on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report outlining the immigration consequences for aliens found guilty of criminal activity. Most crimes affecting immigration status are not specifically mentioned in the INA; rather, they fall within a broad category of crimes such as those involving moral turpitude or aggravated felonies. Certain criminal conduct may preclude a finding of good moral character, which is a requirement for naturalization and certain types of immigration relief.
USCIS Releases 144 Q&As for the Pilot Test of a New Naturalization Exam
USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez announced the release of 144 questions and answers for the pilot test of a new naturalization exam.
Client Reviews
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Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
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I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
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That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
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I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
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Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.
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