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Jacob Sapochnick Esq.

Thinking creatively about the American immigration system. In this new and exciting series of short Immigration Sounds Bites, Immigration Attorney and podcaster, Jacob Sapochnick, takes the audience on a daily journey of discovery about Immigration in America.



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Mar 20, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals update, What you need to know today.   00:02 Are you confused about the current situation with DACA? What's happening? What you can do? Who Qualifies   00:16 We want to talk about the current situation with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. What's going on? People are confused about it. Is it still in effect? Can we file? Can we renew?   00:39 But this program started in 2012 by an executive order issued by President Obama...
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Mar 19, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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E-2 Investor Visa, how to show the source of the investment funds? 00:00 We'll talk about how to prove the source of funds of your E-2 investments   00:10 How do you prove whatever source of investment you have? How do you actually prove it?   00:25 we want to see the documents in that property, whether it's a house or cars or any other valuables. you have to provide those documents. 01:03 They sold the house, we want to see their, their documents so the person who gave you the gift has to...
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Mar 18, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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Can loans or gifts count as a source of funds for an e-2 visa?   00:00 Can loans or gifts counts towards source of funds for an e-2 visa as an investor.   00:17 As many of you know, in order to get an E-2 visa as an investor in the U.S. you really have to demonstrate a substantial investment, but also you have to show where the money is coming from for your investment.   1:11 A lot young entrepreneurs that are finishing school in the U.S. and they want to start a business. They're getting a...
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Mar 15, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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What is an E2 Investment Visa And the the Kiwi Act or the E-1 Visa for Citizens of New Zealand? 00:01.  Announcing an amazing change in the law that allows now people from New Zealand to come to the United States and start a business no matter what area you have an interest to start a business   00:58 The E-2 visa will allow any investor from New Zealand, first of all to start any company as long as they invest a substantial amount. Again, we recommend at least 50,000 U.S. dollars, but...
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Mar 14, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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Updates on EB5 Visa, what you need to know.   00:00 Major changes to the EB5 half a million dollar visa coming up this week   00:13 this program extended to December 7, 2018, which means that everything remains the same, including the amount of money, 500,000 into a regional center and million dollar into a direct program, and half a million dollars into an undeserved area where people invest in targeted unemployed area projects.   01:08 It means that people that are doing EB5 visas, people...
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Mar 13, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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Employer's five most common mistakes when they are filing the labor certification also known as Perm. 00:03 The five most common mistakes that employer's make every single time when they are involved in the process of filing a labor certification.   00:26 When you prepare an ETA 1989, which is also the PERM application, it's very important to check every single line on that form. The number one mistake is that employers would do it on their own or even work with attorneys on experience in the...
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Mar 12, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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What's the difference between a fiancé visa and a marriage visa?   00:00 A fiancé visa or marriage visa. What's the difference?   00:10 We'll talk about the difference between a K-1 visa, a fiancé visa, and a marriage visa.   00:29 What is it K-1 fiancé visa?  A fiancé is usually reserved for people that are engaged to U.S. citizens only. 01:06 It's also important to understand that the fiancé visa can be sometimes quicker than a marriage visa.   01:42 Marriage visa is reserved to...
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How International Students can accrue unlawful presence? 00:01 A new USCIS policy can have devastating consequences on students who overstayed or violate their status   00:15 The new UCIS policy coming up August 9, 2018 that will change the way a students, F-students, J-Students, M Students are considered to be accruing unlawful presence in the US if they violated their status by not going to school or working   1:25 The only way they could accrue that if they were apprehended by immigration...
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Mar 8, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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How to choose the right immigration lawyer for you 00:00 You need an immigration lawyer, but how do you find the right one   00:11 We wanted to answer one of the most common questions that I get asked how to find the right immigration lawyer for you.   00:36 It's really important to start with a referral   01:06 Most immigration attorneys are offering free consultations. And so it's important to choose some of those that are offering free consultations.   01:25 . Most immigration attorneys...
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How to fill out the Form I-485 for an Adjustment of Status in the United States? 00:01  We don't give legal advice but I felt it would be nice to show how to complete a form, what it looks like. It's all done for general information only and when you have a case like an adjustment of status based on family, on deployment, those are really complicated things and you should definitely work with an attorney   00:35 We will now begin with form I-45, and this form is extremely important that you...
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Mar 6, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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How to get a green card if U.S. citizen passed away? 00:01 ] A U.S. citizen spouse just passed away. You're about to get your green card. What do you do? How do you get your green card on your own?   00:14 There are cases where a couple of starts the process, they file their I30 to 45. They're going through the process and suddenly a tragedy happen and the U.S. citizen spouse passes away, an illness, a car accident What do you do?   1:09 There is a petition called I360, a widow petition where...
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How to get a Green Card through an employer? 00:04 The first step in the process of getting a green card through an employer is actually have the employer commit to giving you that job.   00:18 The first step in the process is going to be, we called his perm, PERM Labor Certification, the Labor Certification.  And the Labor Certification process involves essentially an employer filing a petition with the Labor Department and several other things with the Labor Department proving that there...
  A lawyer tips on the petition for an alien relative and How to fill out the Form I-130 to Immigrate a Spouse Show Notes: 00:00 A breakdown of how to complete an actual I-130 family petition a form.   00:35 The form I-130. This is the petition for an alien relative, so this is where you are petitioning your spouse and you want to make sure that you complete this form as thoroughly as possible   00:46 Remember the petitioner is the U.S. citizen, so if you are a U.S. citizen through...
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00:03 We will cover one of the most complex areas of immigration law and as the waivers of grounds of inadmissibility.   00:23 We'll  specifically about the I-601 Waiver that is a very powerful waiver that can waive grounds of unlawful presence, or certain criminal activity as well as misrepresentation and fraud.   00:44 It is very important to connect a qualifying relative that will be the focus of our waiver because if there isn't qualifying relative by law, then we don't have a waiver and...
00:02 We are going to talk about immigration changes and updates   00:43 We're going to start off with some of the topics because I know you all want to know the most pressing and most important things that are happening in immigration.   01:23 President Trump met with top CEO's and Fortune 500 companies yesterday and they were just had a dinner talking about different things.  They basically were pressing him on immigration. they actually wanted him to create a program that will allow...
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Feb 27, 2019 Jacob Sapochnick Esq.
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How a Citizen of New Zealand get a E2 Business Visa for the U.S. 00:00 The new E2 visa and E1 visa for citizens of New Zealand is a new opportunity based on the Kiwi Act that was signed recently by President Trump and this visa will allow citizens of New Zealand to come to the United States, invest and start their own businesses.   00:47 You must have at least $50,000 to $100,000 as a minimum investment to invest in your own business. This is an amount of money that you currently have in New...