How to Successfully Petition an EB-5 Case for Iranian Investors

With President Trump’s foreign policies with Iran, some Iranian investors become uneasy about pursuing an EB-5 visa. This article will clarify the new updates and explain important things to know before pursuing an EB-5 petition. First, Iranian nationals must understand that EB-5 petitions are still a viable option for investors looking to immigrate to theContinue reading “How to Successfully Petition an EB-5 Case for Iranian Investors”

Criminal Implications of Violating OFAC Sanctions

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is a department of the U.S. government responsible for enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals. Typically, these sanctions are aimed against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities. As such, OFAC’s sanctions against suchContinue reading “Criminal Implications of Violating OFAC Sanctions”

Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported

In the United States, all immigrants—even who have obtained green cards—can risk being deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. Naturally, data shows that the most common cause for people to be placed into removal proceedings is due to legal evidence of an immigrant convicted of a crime. For USCIS consular officers and immigration judgesContinue reading “Crimes that can get an Immigrant Deported”

OFAC Cracking Down on Sanction Violations: Standard Chartered Bank’s Hefty $657 Million Fine

As of recent, news has just confirmed that Standard Chartered Bank has paid $657 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in order to resolve their sanctions violations. These sanction violations primarily relate to transactions involving Iran, with other violations involving current or former sanctions on Cuba, Sudan,Continue reading “OFAC Cracking Down on Sanction Violations: Standard Chartered Bank’s Hefty $657 Million Fine”

How the US Government Revokes the Citizenship of White-Collar Criminals and Terrorists

Considering the millions of people that cross the United States border each year, the USCIS does a great job admitting many deserving and hard-working families looking to start anew. The immigration process is structured and designed in a special way that safely admits new citizens each year. However, no system is perfect and each yearContinue reading “How the US Government Revokes the Citizenship of White-Collar Criminals and Terrorists”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.