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November 21, 2014 Key Questions and Answers about New Immigration Policy

Q1: When will USCIS begin accepting applications related to these executive initiatives?

A1: While USCIS is not accepting applications at this time, individuals who think they may be eligible for one or more of the new initiatives may prepare now by gathering documentation

November 21, 2014 New Immigration Laws

On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

November 21, 2014 Deportation Deferred

Obama's executive actions will defer for three years deportation for people who came to the U.S. as children and for parents of children who are citizens or legal permanent residents.

November 20, 2014 DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

Eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the United States may apply for TPS. For more questions call 202-776-7191 and ask for Kamal Nawash.

November 14, 2014 Obama’s immigration plan: 10 executive actions being weighed by the president

President Obama is gearing up to announce a 10-point plan to overhaul U.S. immigration policy via executive action, according to a draft proposal

November 6, 2014 Oral arguments over Zivotofsky v. Kerry began in a case that could potentially decide U.S. policy over the sovereignty of Jerusalem and Palestine

Since 1948, the United States has declined to recognize any country as having sovereignty over the holy city of Jerusalem. But in 2002, Congress passed a law that instructed the Secretary of State, upon request, to list the birthplace of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem as "Israel" on his passport. http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/zivotofsky-v-kerry/

September 22, 2014 Are you a citizen of Yemen? Would you like to apply for Asylum?

Citizens of Yemen

If you are a citizen of Yemen, living in the United States, and would like to apply for Asylum at the Immigration Court or at the Assylum Officein, Please call attorney Kamal Nawash at 202-776-7191.

February 3, 2014 Republicans blame Obama for stalling immigration

Republicans are starting to lay the blame on President Barack Obama if an overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system fails to become law.

October 9, 2013 Congress votes to extend visa program for Iraqis

The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program, which expired at the end of the fiscal year, received an unlikely lifeline Wednesday night as the House of Representatives approved a bill to extend it temporarily, matching a similar initiative the Senate pushed through Monday.

August 30, 2013 End of Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program

As announced at the inception of the program, the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program is scheduled to end on September 30, 2013.

July 24, 2013 Washington D.C. Landlord and Tenant Lawyer

Landlord and tenant law in Washington D.C. provides tenants with some of the most friendly laws in the United States. A tenant with a competent lawyer may prevent the mightiest landlord from evicting him from his business or home.

June 11, 2013 Round Table with Ken Cuccinelli

We are pleased to invite you to a round table with Ken Cuccinelli who is the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia.

April 16, 2013 Senate immigration bill: A path to citizenship, shift to employment-based visas

The bill provides a path to citizenship for the nation's approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants as long as they entered the country before December 31, 2011.

April 13, 2013 Immigration Reform Bill Approaching,

After months of deliberation, a congressional committee charged with drafting a bill to reform the American immigration system is expected to unveil its legislation on Wednesday.

March 20, 2013 D.C. Circuit Court Struggles with Dispute Over Jerusalem

The U.S. Justice Department today urged a federal appeals court in Washington not to allow an American born in Jerusalem to identify Israel as the place of birth on his U.S. passport

March 4, 2013 Unlawful Presence Waivers

Beginning March 4, certain immigrant visa applicants who are the spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives), and have been unlawfully present in the United States, can start applying for provisional unlawful presence waivers through a new process.

February 18, 2013 Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

The final rule establishes a process that allows certain individuals to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver before they depart the United States to attend immigrant visa interviews in their countries of origin.

February 2, 2013 Immigration reform: Will it win Republicans any new Hispanic votes?

Republicans shouldn't go along with immigration reform purely in an effort to win more votes, since that alone is unlikely to convert many Latinos to the Republican Party.

February 2, 2013 Why Immigration Reform Could Die in the House

A Senate-passed immigration proposal probably had enough votes to pass the House, too, in 2006, but House Republicans never let it get to the floor, because their caucus didn't support it.

January 27, 2013 An American Citizen Everywhere in the World BUT the State of Israel

"As a Palestinian-born American, you are considered to be Palestinian in the State of Israel regardless of your American citizenship and therefore you cannot use this airport. You have to go back to the United States."

January 3, 2013 USCIS Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

Secretary of Homeland Security announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents),

October 27, 2012 BRYAN v. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

Wayne Bryan appeals the district court's order granting summary judgment to Defendant in his civil action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

September 9, 2012 The Nawash Law Office Wins Important Trademark Case Against Libya

The plaintiffs, Libya initiated this action against the defendant, Ahmad Miski, for allegedly infringing their trademark rights

September 7, 2012 Libyan Embassy Loses Cybersquatting Case

A lead attorney for Miski, Kamal Nawash of the Nawash Law Office in Washington, said today that he thought Walton's ruling set important precedent for cybersquatting cases in the future. "The facts of the case make a difference," he said. "Just because someone uses a domain name that happens to be similar to your name or appears to give the impression they are you, it doesn't mean it's illegal."

August 15, 2012 USCIS Publishes Forms for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The release of the new form and instructions to allow individuals to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS marks an important step in our implementation of this new process,"

August 1, 2012 Citizenship Questions in Arabic

Study for the citizenship exam in Arabic

July 31, 2012 EB-5 Immigrant Investor

USCIS administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as "EB-5," created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.

July 28, 2012 New Immigration Rule---Work Permit for Two Years

A new immigration policy may help you get a work permit, Social Security Number and Driver's License. If the following applies to you call 202-776-7191.

July 28, 2012 Asylum for Syrians

Once you apply for asylum you can get a work permit, driver's license and social security number within 150 day.

July 17, 2012 LA LEY DE IMMIGRACION NUEVA DE OBAMA

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June 28, 2012 Inside the Supreme Court on a Historic Morning with Obama Care

As soon as the justices emerged from behind the velvet curtain at 10 a.m. this morning, clues about how the Supreme Court would rule on health care were apparent.

June 28, 2012 New Immigration Rule---Work Permit for Two Years

A new immigration rule may help you get a work permit, Social Security Number and Driver's License. If the following applies to you call 202-776-7191.

June 28, 2012 Nueva regla de Inmigración - Permiso de trabajo por dos años

Una nueva regla de inmigración puede ayudarle a obtener un permiso de trabajo, número de Seguro Social y licencia de conducir. Si lo siguiente le aplica llame al 202-776-7191.

June 25, 2012 Supreme Court Narrows Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected key provisions in Arizona's tough anti-immigration law, but let stand controversial police checks of immigration status.

June 18, 2012 Work Permits for young people came to the United States as young children

Effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as young children and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or entered into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

June 18, 2012 Exercising Prosetorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

No individual should receive deferred action under this memorandum unless they first pass a background check and requests for relief pursuant to this memorandum are to be decided on a case by case basis.

June 17, 2012 New Visa Legislation Enables Israeli Investors to Create American Jobs

Last week, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3992, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (CA28), which would further open America to direct investment by Israeli investors, provided Israel reciprocates with similar opportunities for American investors. The law adds Israel to a list of 80 countries whose citizens are eligible for E-2 investor visas.

June 1, 2012 Violence South of the Rio Grande Leads Back to U.S.

"They would show new recruits how to kill," "They would give them a machete. If not, they'd give them a sledge hammer and they'd tell them to kill the people they had tied up."

April 1, 2012 Working with Arab Clients

It is important to note that the terms "Arab" and "Muslim" are not interchangeable-most Muslims are not Arab, and many Arabs are not Muslim.

March 25, 2012 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian Nationals

I am announcing that DHS will be designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians currently present in the United States.

March 21, 2012 Judge Hears Closing Arguments in 'Libyan Embassy' Domain Name Case

Sanctions were relevant because the Libyan government stopped using the word "embassy" to describe its physical presence in the United States

February 15, 2012 We are looking to associate with a Spanish speaking Virginia attorney with or without experiance.

Are you a Virginia attorney who is thinking of opening your own office? We are looking to associate with a Spanish speaking Virginia attorney with or without experiance. The attorney will benefit from our advertisements and Marketing. Call attorney Kamal Nawash for more Details. 202-776-7191.

January 18, 2012 Obama officials proposing a fix immigration law

Obama officials proposing a fix a law that could spare American citizens from prolonged separations from illegal immigrant spouses and children.

October 17, 2011 A fight over 'Libya'

Regardless of what the embassy wants, Miski "feels it's a principle issue for him, for the most part," said Miski's attorney, Kamal Nawash of the Nawash Law Office in Washington. "He feels he owns [the domain names], he believes under the law he's entitled to them, and he doesn't believe that the Libyan embassy or anybody else can come and take them away from him."

July 12, 2011 Immigrants May Be Fed False Stories to Bolster Asylum Pleas

The revelation that the West African hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault apparently lied on her asylum application has focused new attention on the use of these schemes.

March 3, 2011 SNYDER v. PHELPS

A jury held members of a Baptist Church liable for millions of dollars in damages for picketing near a soldier's funeral service. The picket signs reflected thechurch's view that the United States is overly tolerant of sin and that God kills American soldiers as punishment.

October 1, 2010 Attorney Nawash wins major 4th Circuit case about Female Genital Mutilation

Attorney Nawash wins major 4th Circuit case about the applicability of Female Genital Mutilation to asylum law

July 31, 2008 Tide of illegal immigrants now being reversed

Some 1.3 million illegal immigrants have left the United States since Congress failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the summer of 2007. If the trend continues, according to a new study, the nation's illegal population will drop by half in the next five years.

June 13, 2008 Immigration Prosecutions Hit New High

Federal law enforcement agencies have increased criminal prosecutions of immigration violators to record levels, in part by filing minor charges against virtually every person caught illegally crossing some stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to new U.S. data.

May 8, 2008 Islamic Divorce Ruled Not Valid in Maryland

After his wife of more than two decades filed for divorce, Irfan Aleem went to the Pakistani Embassy where he executed a written document that asserted he was divorcing his wife. He performed "talaq," exercising a provision of Islamic religious law that allows husbands to divorce their wives by declaring "I divorce thee" three times.

March 26, 2008 Do We really need Affirmative Action

A Recent Conflict Over Affirmative Action Underscores The Problem with State Initiatives and Other Forms of Direct Democracy

March 26, 2008 Are Bars Responsible for Drunk Drivers

A Remarkable New Jersey Decision Holds a Bar Broadly Responsible For Protecting Passengers of Drunk Drivers Whom the Bar Never Served, and Who Did Not Seem Drunk

March 26, 2008 With the Supreme Court Poised to Redefine the Right to Bear Arms, Far-Reaching Questions Loom

The Second Amendment provides as follows: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

March 19, 2008 USCIS Announces Interim Rule on H-1B Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) transmitted an interim final rule to the Federal Register today that prohibits employers from filing multiple H-1B petitions for the same employee.

March 7, 2008 Immigration Proposals Across the United States

State lawmakers have already proposed more than 350 immigration-related bills in the first two months of this year. States with the largest number of proposals include California, Virginia, South Carolina, Arizona and Rhode Island.

February 17, 2008 Immigration Lawyer Michael A. Maggio, 60

Michael A. Maggio, 60, a well-known immigration lawyer in Washington whose Dupont Circle law firm has one of the area's biggest immigration practices, died Feb. 10 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at his Washington home.

November 28, 2007 USCIS Application and Receipting Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advises customers that processing of fee payments and entry of cases into our tracking system remains behind schedule due to the tremendous increase in the number of applications filed.

November 28, 2007 Processing Times and Case Status

Applications are processed in the order they are received by application type. The average processing times for all applications are posted on our website.

November 28, 2007 Immigration Delays

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advises customers that, due to a tremendous increase in the number of applications filed, processing of fee payments and entry of cases into our tracking system is behind schedule.