September 2006

DV Lottery Registration for FY2008 Starts October 4, 2006
September 28, 2006 - According to the U.S. Department of State (DOS), applications for the 2008 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery will be accepted from noon (U.S. Eastern Time) October 4, 2006, to noon (U.S. Eastern Time) December 3, 2006. The DV Lottery Form will only be available through the DOL WebSite. The lottery program offers an opportunity for a minimum of 50,000 DV winners each year to obtain their green cards. Eligibility is limited to persons from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration.
USCIS Announces Expansion of I140 Premium Processing Service
September 27, 2006 - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday, September 22, 2006 that the Premium Processing Program (PPP) for I-140 petitions filed by employers will expand as of Monday, September 25, 2006 to certain additional employment-based (EB) categories.
Thailand Coup - How it Can Affect Thai Visitors in the US?
September 19, 2006- In response to the crisis in Thailand, clients and our site visitors contact us with questions as to how this crisis can affect their status in the US. If the situation deteriorates in Thailand there could be special legislation passed to help Thai nationals currently in the US....
House Passes Secure Fence Act of 2006
September 14, 2006 - The House passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (H.R. 6061) this afternoon by a vote of 283-138, authorizing the first in a series of border security initiatives House leaders intend to push through before the November elections.
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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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