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The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

President Biden Sends Immigration Bill to Congress as Part of His Commitment to Modernize our Immigration System     President Biden is sending a bill to Congress on day one to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. The bill provides hardworking people who enrich our c...

Immigration Fees to Change October 2, 2020

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

USCIS has updated its Policy Manual with guidance on the final fee rule, which adjusts the fees they charge for certain immigration benefit applications and petitions. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 3, 2020. Notably, the application for naturalization, for example w...

Immigration to be Suspended

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Apr 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration is preparing an Executive Order to suspend all immigration into the United States! Don't risk it alone! Law Offices of Joseph F. Jacob can help. 518-472-0230

Immigration in Decline!

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Feb 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of people who obtained lawful permanent residence, besides refugees who entered the United States in previous years, declined to 940,877 in the 2018 fiscal year from 1,063,289 in the 2016 fiscal year, the first sign of a decline that coming policies are most likely to exacerbate. Those...

Wealth Test for Green Cards

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Feb 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court allowed the Trump Administration to apply the a "Wealth Test for Green Card" making immigrant ineligible for immigration benefits like permanent resident legal status if they use public benefits, like Medicaid or food stamps. An experienced immigration lawyer can help. Law Off...

Immigration Judges Without Immigration law Experience

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Feb 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

No experience required: US hiring immigration judges who don't have any immigration law experience! This is a big problem for immigrants who are facing unacceptable delay and hardship proving they qualify for an immigration benefit. The help and assistance of an experienced immigration a...

2020 Immigration Outlook

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a nutshell, there is no ease of restrictions on immigration in the near future! The USCIS has been tightening every screw to limit the discretion of applying the rules and had been adjudicating cases based on the most stringent application of regulations, prompting immigrant to over-show ev...

The Public Charge Rule

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for low-income immigrants seeking to come to or trying to remain legally in the United States. The public charge rule impacts people who rely on public assistance, including most forms of Medicaid, food s...

USCIS is Overstepping Every Bound

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

USCIS documents show the agency instructed its officers to supersede the authority and expertise of the Labor Department in determining certain eligibility requirements for H-1B visa applicants. In almost every immigration category, USCIS is now deploying strict standards of review and adjudic...

أسئلة حول التربية المدنية - التاريخ والحكومة - لاختبار التجنس

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

فيما يلي 100 سؤال وجواب حول التربية المدنية )التاريخ والحكومة( لاختبار التجنس. إن اختبار التربية المدنية شفهي وسوف يسأل مسؤول دائرة خدمات الجنسية والهجرة الأمريكية مقدم الطلب نحو 10 أسئلة من بين ال 100 سؤال الخاصة بالتربية المدنية. ويجب على مقدم الطلب أن يجيب إجابة صحيحة على 6 من بين 10 أسئلة ع...

Citizenship Civic Test Study Tools

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Aug 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Civics Test Study Tools is an official application of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), designed to help you study for the civics test portion of the naturalization interview. Watch | Learn | Pass! Jacob Law Offices | International ...

Significant Changes to EB-5 Green Card

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

USCIS New developments under the final rule include: Raising the minimum investment amounts;Revising the standards for certain targeted employment area (TEA) designations;Giving the agency responsibility for directly managing TEA designations;Clarifying USCIS procedures for the removal of condit...

Inconsistent Conduct within 90 Days of Entry

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you entered the Unites States and you engage in a conduct inconsistent with your nonimmigrant status within 90 days of entry, you may be presumed to have willfully misrepresented your intention in seeking a visa or entry. Avoid for example: Engaging in unauthorized employment; ...

Avoid the Glitter and Glam!

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Nov 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Andreea Dumitru Knowingly Made False Statements and Representations On More Than 100 Asylum Applications! The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Andreea Dumitru, also known as “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New ...

Lawyers of Distinction

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lawyers of Distinction FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Joseph F Jacob, Esq. of Albany, New York, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in t...

Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

Posted by Joseph Jacob | Jun 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The H-2B Program H2B Visa The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with 33,000 for workers who begin employment in...

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