December 5, 2017
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No! The Supreme Court Did Not Uphold the Travel Ban!

I read a headline yesterday saying that the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Administration’s travel ban. I also head that Attorney General Sessions […]
November 21, 2017
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Can I Sue the US Government for Removing My Country’s TPS Designation?

The Trump Administration has removed the Temporary Protected Status designation from several countries, including Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. I have discussed possible avenues for relief in […]
November 13, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan- Immigration Attorney St. Pertersburg

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Explains Why He Practices Immigration Law
November 7, 2017
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Diversity Immigrant Visa Program- 5 Things to Know

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program has been in the news lately. The program was established by Congress in 1990 to bring more diverse immigrants into the […]
November 1, 2017

Mr. President, You Are Wrong.

I had a chance of going back to my country of origin a couple of months ago. I usually visit family and meet with clients and […]
October 12, 2017

The Long Road to the American Dream: Getting permanent residence in immigration court

Receiving permanent residence can be long and difficult; winning permanent residence in immigration court could be extremely hard. This week,  a long hard fought battle ended […]
July 14, 2017
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I Told You So!! Judge Limits Trump’s Travel Ban, Again!

I Told You So!! Judge Limits Trump’s Travel Ban, Again! I wrote a post when the Supreme Court ruled on Trump’s travel ban arguing that the […]
July 14, 2017

I Told You So!! Judge Limits Trump's Travel Ban, Again!

I wrote a post when the Supreme Court ruled on Trump’s travel ban arguing that the decision was more expansive than the Administration’s interpretation. I also […]
July 12, 2017

New Eleventh Circuit Decision Overrules BIA Decision on Drug Convictions

Lannie Gordon (“Gordon”) is a citizen of Guayana and a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. since 1985. On October 23, 2014, Gordon pled guilty to […]
July 12, 2017
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NEW ELEVENTH CIRCUIT DECISION OVERRULES BIA DECISION ON DRUG CONVICTIONS

NEW ELEVENTH CIRCUIT DECISION OVERRULES BIA DECISION ON DRUG CONVICTIONS Lannie Gordon (“Gordon”) is a citizen of Guayana and a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. […]
July 10, 2017

Got Options? How to Deal with President Trump's Inhumane Stance on Haiti.

I volunteered yesterday at Catholic Charities’ clinic on Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Trump Administration decided to extend such protection for six months, ending in […]
July 10, 2017

Got Options? How to Deal with President Trump’s Inhumane Stance on Haiti.

Got Options? How to Deal with President Trump’s Inhumane Stance on Haiti. I volunteered yesterday at Catholic Charities’ clinic on Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The […]
June 26, 2017

Beware Mr. President: The Supreme Court Did Not Give You a Win!!

I read the Supreme Court’s decision on the travel ban today, and all I have to say is that it is not a win for the President. I […]
June 26, 2017

Beware Mr. President: The Supreme Court Did Not Give You a Win!!

Beware Mr. President: The Supreme Court Did Not Give You a Win!! I read the Supreme Court’s decision on the travel ban today, and all I have to […]
June 13, 2017
Trump Travel Ban

The Ninth Circuit Made the Right Decision: Now What?

The Ninth Circuit Made the Right Decision: Now What? The Ninth Circuit travel ban decision has now dealt another blow to the Executive Order limiting travel […]
June 13, 2017
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Trump Tells the World to Covfefe Itself: What Does Pulling Out of Paris Mean to Refugees ?

Trump Tells the World to Covfefe Itself: What Does Pulling Out of Paris Mean to Refugees ? I am watching the President make one of the […]
June 13, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Made the Right Decision: Now What?

The Ninth Circuit travel ban decision has now dealt another blow to the Executive Order limiting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. This decision is the […]
June 1, 2017

Trump Tells the World to Covfefe Itself: What Does Pulling Out of Paris Mean to Refugees ?

I am watching the President make one of the worst decisions that he has ever made; pulling out of the Paris Agreement puts it at bar […]
April 20, 2017
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Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on WTSP Action 10 News

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on WTSP Action 10 News Attorney Ahmad Yakzan appeared on WTSP ABC Action News to discuss the President’s new Executive Order on […]
April 20, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on WTSP Action 10 News

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan appeared on WTSP ABC Action News to discuss the President’s new Executive Order on H1B visas. Attorney Ahmad Yakzan highlighted the fact that […]
April 10, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on Consumer Quarterback Show on 3-29-17

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan appeared on the Consumer Quarterback Show on 3-29-17. Attorney Yakzan spoke about the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the United States. He […]
April 10, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on Consumer Quarterback Show on 3-29-17

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on Consumer Quarterback Show on 3-29-17 Attorney Ahmad Yakzan appeared on the Consumer Quarterback Show on 3-29-17. Attorney Yakzan spoke about the […]
March 27, 2017

Attorney General's Statement on Sanctuary Cities Should Worry All Americans

In what I think is another distraction by the Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions came out today and made a statement about sanctuary cities. The gist […]
March 27, 2017
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Attorney General’s Statement on Sanctuary Cities Should Worry All Americans

Attorney General’s Statement on Sanctuary Cities Should Worry All Americans In what I think is another distraction by the Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions came out […]
March 13, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on the Consumer Quarterback Show

On March 9, 2017, Attorney Ahmad Yakzan was honored by appearing on the Consumer Quarterback Show. He discussed several immigration related subjects ranging from President Trump’s […]
March 13, 2017

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on the Consumer Quarterback Show

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Appears on the Consumer Quarterback Show On March 9, 2017, Attorney Ahmad Yakzan was honored by appearing on the Consumer Quarterback Show. He […]
February 15, 2017

What Should You Do if CBP Asks You to Unlock Your Phone?

There has been a lot of discussions regarding cell phone unlocking at airports These reports mention that CBP is asking US citizens and other individuals to […]
February 9, 2017

Analysis of the Ninth Circuit's Decision on Travel Ban

Well, to start with, judges are people. If you attack them, they subconsciously, will hold it against you. So please have some respect for other branches […]
February 4, 2017

Democracy WINS! Judge Suspends Immigration Executive Order Nationwide

GREAT News!! Last night, a federal judge ordered the immediate suspension of enforcement of the President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration. The order is […]
January 30, 2017

In the News: Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Quoted by WTFS Action News 

Yesterday, Attorney Ahmad Yakzan took part in a protest against President Trump’s immigration Executive Order. To view the interview, please click this link.
January 29, 2017

What to do if your country is included in the immigration Executive Order?

As many of you have heard, there is a lot of confusion regarding Mr. Trump’s Executive Order regarding immigration. There are several precautions that you need […]
November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro is Dead, now what?

I was stunned this morning Fromhearing that Fidel Castro’s dead. The relationships between the United States and Cuba nation have been thawing recently. They are election […]
November 15, 2016

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Participates in Discussion about the Global Refugee Crisis

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan participated in a discussion about the international refugee crisis. The discussion was held at Stetson University College of Law and included experts on […]
November 11, 2016

On this Veterans Day, we thank all who served, including our immigrant veterans 

November 10, 2016

What does a Trump victory mean for (un)documented immigrants? 

I’m sitting here at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tampa, FL, still in shock over what happened two nights ago. Now that I have thought about it, […]
October 28, 2016

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan Featured in GEO Magazine in a Story about the American Dream

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan, the founder and the managing attorney of American Dream Law Office PLLC, was featured in a story discussing the American Dream. The story […]
October 27, 2016

Employers Beware: Citizenship Status Discrimination Claims

Source: Law360
October 27, 2016

Transit Agencies Deny Liability In Bias Case At 2nd Circ.

Source: Law360
October 27, 2016

When Will They Listen?

Source: AILA Leadership Blog
October 27, 2016

4th Circ. Denies Asylum To Chinese Catholic Afraid Of Abuse

Source: Law360
October 27, 2016

UN Urged To Advocate Against US Family Detention Centers

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

USCIS Releases Guidance On Special Immigrant Juveniles

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

Ariz. Co. Hit With $347K Fine In Unauthorized Workers Row

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

People’s United Bank Can’t Duck $400M EB-5 Suit: Investors

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

California’s TRUTH Act – Due Process for Immigrants Held in Local Jails

Source: AILA Leadership Blog
October 26, 2016

Immigration Atty Wants CIS Brief Nixed For Cocaine Reference

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

Immigration Atty Wants USCIS Brief Nixed For Cocaine Reference

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

Immigrants' Arizona Medicaid Suit Moot, Magistrate Says

Source: Law360
October 26, 2016

United States Abandons its Harder Line on Haitian Migrants in the Face of Latest Natural Disaster

Source: Migration Policy Ins
October 26, 2016

Trial Set For Sheriff Arpaio On Criminal Contempt Charge

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

Caribbean Nation Designated For Guest-Worker Programs

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

5th Circ. Says Man Can Be Deported For Intent To Sell Weed

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

DHS To Extend TPS For Nepal, Says Life Still Disrupted

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

New Approaches to Refugee Crises in the 21st Century: The Role of the International Community

Source: Migration Policy Ins
October 25, 2016

Review Set On Rule To Ease Job Portability For Foreigners

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

ICE Time-Barred From Fining Co. For Goofed I-9 Forms

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

ABA Tells Justices To Uphold 9th Circ. Immigrant Bond Ruling

Source: Law360
October 25, 2016

Bridging The Gap Between Outside And Inside Counsel

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

Nice Dress And Smile Can't Replace A Visa, 9th Circ. Says

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

BALCA Says Family Tie Didn’t Warrant Labor Cert. Denial

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

US Says Congress Didn't Intend A Wait List For H-1B Lottery

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

US Customs Taps AmeriHealth Exec As Trade Audit Head

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

CLINIC Fellow Profile: Susana Quiroga – Attorney, Immigrant, Daughter, Fellow

Source: Catholic Charities
October 24, 2016

USCIS Unveils Guidance On Extreme Hardship Determinations

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

House Panel Pushes DOJ For Info On Private Prison Plan

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

Drug Violence Claim Doesn't Warrant Asylum, 1st Circ. Says

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

A Needed Wake-Up Call

Source: Catholic Charities
October 24, 2016

DHS Beats FOIA Class Suit Over Naturalization Denial Docs

Source: Law360
October 24, 2016

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Source: KOSU
October 24, 2016

So You Want To Be A Partner? You Need a Mentor

Source: Law360
October 21, 2016

Constangy Seeks To Withdraw From Farm Workers' Bias Suit

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 8:04 PM EDT) — Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP asked a Florida federal court Friday to […]
October 21, 2016

Homeland Security Issues Immigration Fees Final Rule

By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 8:02 PM EDT) — The Department of Homeland Security has issued its final rule regarding potential fee […]
October 21, 2016

Green Card Class Wants Bond Ruling Upheld At High Court

By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 5:55 PM EDT) — A green card holder representing a class of noncitizens challenging their detention has […]
October 21, 2016

The Supreme Court Vacancy And An Equally Divided Court

  Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 5:16 PM EDT) — The seat on the United States Supreme Court left vacant by the death of Justice […]
October 21, 2016

ACLU Sues Gov't For Info On Asylum-Seeker Detention Policy

By Dorothy Atkins Law360, San Francisco (October 21, 2016, 4:28 PM EDT) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a refugee studies center at the University […]
October 21, 2016

Texas Couple Pleads Guilty To 'Enslaving' Nigerian Nanny

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT) — A Texas couple has pled guilty to effectively “enslaving” a Nigerian woman who […]
October 21, 2016

Hostile Jurisdictions

U.S. immigration lawyers, members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), practice in every state in the union and other countries besides. We fight for clients […]
October 21, 2016

Beverly Hills Security Co. Fined For Not Verifying Workers

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT) — An administrative law judge with the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer […]
October 21, 2016

When Your Client Is The President

  Law360, New York (October 21, 2016, 11:49 AM EDT) — With all eyes on the presidential election, Law360 asked former White House counsel to reflect […]
October 20, 2016

Funding Benchmark In Startup Founder Rule Draws Scrutiny

By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 9:59 PM EDT) — A proposed rule that would let foreign founders of startups temporarily remain in […]
October 20, 2016

Jay Peak Resort Owner Gets Fraction Of Attys' Fee Request

By Carolina Bolado Law360, Miami (October 20, 2016, 9:30 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge on Thursday approved a fraction of the attorneys’ fees Jay […]
October 20, 2016

9th Circ. Says BIA Correctly Denied Fathers' Applications

By Melissa Daniels Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2016, 9:05 PM EDT) — The Board of Immigration Appeals correctly denied applications from two people arguing they […]
October 20, 2016

EB-5 Investors Favor $500K Option, GAO Study Finds

By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 7:18 PM EDT) — Nearly all of the more than 6,000 foreigners who applied for the EB-5 […]
October 20, 2016

Shining a Light on Domestic Violence to Assist Immigrant Victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is intended to shine a light on the human right to be free from violence, ensure that all victims […]
October 20, 2016

Trial Pros’ Secret To Courtroom Success

  Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 4:50 PM EDT) — In Law360’s recurring column “Trial Pros,” well-known and prolific trial attorneys participate in short interviews […]
October 20, 2016

How Obama’s Immigration Actions Are Benefiting Employers

  Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 4:05 PM EDT) — For employers, professionals, and entrepreneurs, President Barack Obama’s Nov. 20, 2014, executive actions on immigration […]
October 20, 2016

2nd Circ. Affirms $1.2M Restitution Order In Worker Scheme

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT) — The Second Circuit ruled Thursday that a New York federal court did not […]
October 20, 2016

USCIS Gets Dibs On Setting Notice Regs, 7th Circ. Told

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 3:14 PM EDT) — The Seventh Circuit jumped the gun in ruling that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]
October 19, 2016

Clinton, Trump Spar On Borders, Deportations In 3rd Debate

By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 12:30 AM EDT) — The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates clashed over immigration policy during Wednesday night’s […]
October 19, 2016

Despite Trump's Alienating Rhetoric, Arizona GOP Tries To Woo Latinos

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: This week, Michelle Obama, Chelsea Clinton and Bernie Sanders are paying visits to Arizona. They’re […]
October 19, 2016

Sheriff Arpaio Says Inflammatory Rhetoric May Sway Judge

By William Gorta Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 9:24 PM EDT) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked an Arizona federal judge on Tuesday to […]
October 19, 2016

Immigration Board Read Torture Rule Too Narrowly: 3rd Circ.

By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 9:07 PM EDT) — A Mexican immigrant who claims that if deported he will be persecuted by […]
October 19, 2016

10th Circ. Affirms Halt Of Kansas Voter Registration Law

By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) — The Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to stop the implementation of […]
October 19, 2016

Maid in Hong Kong: Protecting Foreign Domestic Workers

Hong Kong’s more than 340,000 foreign domestic workers, who comprise 5 percent of total population in the territory and can be found in one of every […]
October 19, 2016

Photog Sues Trump Campaign Over Skittles Refugee Meme

By Hannah Meisel Law360, Springfield (October 19, 2016, 6:07 PM EDT) — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday from the […]
October 19, 2016

Rule On 'Unfair' Immigration Job Practices Takes Biz Heat

By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 4:35 PM EDT) — A proposed U.S. Department of Justice regulation on “unfair” employment practices linked to […]
October 19, 2016

Preparing For Changes To Federal Appellate Rules

  Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT) — On Dec. 1, 2016, several important amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take […]
October 19, 2016

Immigration to the Heartland: A Profile of Immigrants in the Kansas City Region

You are here Download Fact Sheet The foreign-born population in the Kansas City metropolitan area has grown rapidly over the past quarter-century: from 33,000 in 1990 […]
October 19, 2016

$13.3M Citibank Deal OK'd In Jay Peak EB-5 Suit

By Joyce Hanson Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge on Tuesday approved Citibank’s $13.3 million settlement with a […]
October 19, 2016

Rainmaker Q&A: The Scali Law Firm's Melanie Joo

  Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 10:37 AM EDT) — Melanie S. Joo is a partner at The Scali Law Firm in Los Angeles. She […]