Ep. 66 Executive Action December Update

SCOTUS granted a request that secures timely consideration for the Executive Action raising the likelihood the case will be heard in the spring and a decision by the end of June; just a few months before the Presidential election . When the Executive Action changes was announced last year, several states filed an injunction against Read More

Ep. 19 What does it mean that the President is going to end the secure communities program?

What does it mean that the President is going to end the secure communities program? – The secure communities program gave police the power to control immigration – Police can stop and question suspected illegal immigrants – This sowed fear among undocumented immigrants – Governors and mayors refused to cooperate with the federal government – Read More

Ep. 18 What can those with employment visas benefit from Obama’s executive action? (Part 2)

Continuation of Episode 17: Employment-based executive action • Optional Practical Training (OPT), typically allowing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students to work for a year. Changes would expand coverage of OPT occupations and extend validity of OPT • Opportunities for foreign investors, researchers and founders of startups; allow them to stay here and conduct research Read More

Ep. 17 What can those with employment visas benefit from Obama's executive action?

Visa allocation for highly skilled workers should improve visa processing Government will work with State Department so that all visas authorized by Congress will be issued to people who are eligible The wait time should be reduced Improve process for determining when visas are available Rules will be put in place so that priority dates Read More

Ep. 16 Why Can't The President Just Give Permanent Legal Status?

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: Thank you guys for joining me again on another quick episode of Ask An Immigration Lawyer. Questions, emails, messages on our Facebook page. It’s been great so far. Keep sending those questions. We try to Read More

Ep. 15 What is the modified Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: Hello everybody. Thanks for joining for another episode of Ask An Immigration Lawyer. And we continue a series of breaking down some important issues of the executive action announcement by President Obama on November 20th. Read More

Ep. 14 What is the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)?

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: Thank you for joining our show, listening to us. I’m getting a lot of emails recently for people asking questions about the new executive action mostly and our first several episodes are going to talk Read More

Ep. 13 What is this Executive Action Going to Do?

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: Thanks again for tuning in and I’m excited to bring in our second episode. Got some good feedback as we started this show.

Ep. 12 Executive Action On Immigration

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Atty. Jacob Sapochnick. Just want to record this quick video about the new executive order announced yesterday, November 20th, by President Obama. I wanted to get the first video out. I’m Read More