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How can your legal practice attract more clients and build a thriving community? How can you achieve a perfect work/life balance? Most lawyers have no idea what it takes to run and grow a business - and why should they? That’s what this podcast is all about. We show you exactly how to take your business from boring to enchanting even if you don’t know the first thing about building a business. We don’t teach tricks or use hype. We show you what’s worked for us - including how we became one of the first law firms to build a large and active Facebook community of more than 94,000 people. Social Media, when used correctly, is the secret weapon for every lawyer.

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How can your legal practice attract more clients and build a thriving community? How can you achieve a perfect work/life balance? Most lawyers have no idea what it takes to run and grow a business - and why should they? That’s what this podcast is all about. We show you exactly how to take your business from boring to enchanting even if you don’t know the first thing about building a business. We don’t teach tricks or use hype. We show you what’s worked for us - including how we became one of the first law firms to build a large and active Facebook community of more than 94,000 people. Social Media, when used correctly, is the secret weapon for every lawyer.

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can learn so much useful information from this podcast. much appreciation!

If you have your own practice - subscribe!

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As a busy lawyer having another layout the steps to grow is invaluable.

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great!

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can learn so much useful information from this podcast. much appreciation!

If you have your own practice - subscribe!

By gettogive - Mar 26 2014
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As a busy lawyer having another layout the steps to grow is invaluable.
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The Enchanting Lawyer Podcast | Marketing and Leadership for Your Law Firm or Business

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How can your legal practice attract more clients and build a thriving community? How can you achieve a perfect work/life balance? Most lawyers have no idea what it takes to run and grow a business - and why should they? That’s what this podcast is all about. We show you exactly how to take your business from boring to enchanting even if you don’t know the first thing about building a business. We don’t teach tricks or use hype. We show you what’s worked for us - including how we became one of the first law firms to build a large and active Facebook community of more than 94,000 people. Social Media, when used correctly, is the secret weapon for every lawyer.

Rank #1: AIM - 32 DACA update what you need to know today

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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 essentially allowing children live abroad into the United States illegally by their parents who are also undocumented who went to school and are not criminals and fulfill a few other requirements to be able to get a two year permit to work and stay in the U.S

01:31 One of the most important rulings came by a court in San Francisco in January of 2018. And they said that President Trump's decision to end DACA is based on flawed legal premise

02:10 it's very important to understand that as a result of that decision, people that already had DACA could continue to renew it, but no new applications of DACA, we're allowed under this decision.

02:46 As of now, what we know is that people that had DACA can continue to renew until further notice. People that never had DACA are not able to file

03:38 we just wanted to give it a little bit of an update because there's a lot of confusion as to what's happening with DACA and that's what the situation is about today. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments below.

Mar 20 2019
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Rank #2: AIM - 9 Received a NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny) After Marriage-Based Green Card Interview What to Do

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What to do when you receive an NOID Notice of Intent to Deny)After Marriage-Based Green Card Interview What to Do

Show Notes:

00:00 How to handle an intent to deny after her marriage fraud interview

00:11 Process of responding to an intent to deny following a second Marriage-Based interview, also known as a STOKES interview

00:56 After that first interview, if they're not convinced that it's a bona fide marriage, as second interview will be scheduled. And that interview, it's a more detailed interview

01:22 In many, many jurisdictions, the U.S. Immigration Service will issue an intent to deny.  And the biggest issue is that, they're concluding that intent to deny by stating that the government is not convinced that it's a bona fide marriage and it was only a marriage of convenience for the sake of getting the paperwork of immigration.

02:09 It is very important to take this document very seriously and respond to it correctly.

, if we go with our client, we have detailed notes as to what happened in the interview, and then we can help respond to the intent to deny because we can always use some of our notes to show that, what was the position, what was our position, what was the client's position and what actually happened at an interview

02:44 For the clients to list their version as how they see it as to why the inconsistency it happened. Sometimes, people are nervous. Sometimes you forget things. Remember, it's an intimidating interview that usually two officers involved and they ask questions and they repeat them again.

03:09 If the inconsistencies are not that material. If you forget if it's a Tuesday instead of Wednesday or if you had chicken instead of beef, those are much easier to overcome.

03:42 it's important to sit down and be honest and admit that the person who wasn’t nervous and therefore they didn't tell the truth. But it still doesn't mean that it's not a bona fide marriage.

04:39 The key here is to avoid the presumption of fraud because even if they deny this, at least you won't have a presumption of fraud

05:11 If you have any questions about the intent to deny process, please email me at jacob@h1b.biz. Post your comments below. Let me know what you think of this video, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel because we have a lot of videos coming out to you.

Feb 15 2019
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Rank #3: AIM - 19 I-601 Waiver Winning your waiver best tips and strategy by San Diego Immigration Lawyer

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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 that case would not be possibl

01:35 What is the standard of I-601 waiver? The legal standard is extreme hardship.

02:00 It is extreme hardship to the U.S. citizen qualifying relative this case, a parent or a spouse

02:18 We have things like family ties in the U.S. or in the foreign country. If the U.S. citizen, spouse or parent has been live in the U.S. for many, many years, they have strong roots here. Uprooting them from here is going to cause them extreme hardship cause they don't know anybody in a foreign country

02:45 Another factor for extreme hardship are medical and psychological conditions.

03:19 Another factor is that if the U.S. citizen spouse or parent, you already have a very, very important job here.

03:52 Let's put it in the case to show that country conditions make it so difficult, almost impossible for that U.S. citizen qualifying relative to move and therefore it's going to result in extreme hardship

04:34 use exhibits. We use affidavits in a certain way that will make it easier for the adjudicating officer to approve that 601 waiver case.

05:24 There are waivers like the 608(a) which are specifically for unlawful presence. There are waivers, like the 212(d)(3) for people that are non-immigrants. There is the I-212 waiver, therefore people that have been removed

05:54 We have more articles on our website that will focus on that. Please subscribe to our channel

Mar 01 2019
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Rank #4: AIM - 12 1B Visa Artists & Entertainment How can a Tattoo artist work in the US

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O-1B Visa, Artists & Entertainment:  How can a Tattoo artist work in the U.S.?

Show Notes:

00:39 Did you know that at the tattoo artists can get a visa to work in America?

01:04 How a tattoo artist or any other artists for that matter can get a work visa to work and live in the United States. This visa is called the O-1B

01:54 It has to show that you have achieved a certain level in your field. If you are a tattoo artists that you have gained fame and exposure in your field,

02:34 Remember, O-1B is an artist visa, reserve for artist in several categories including tattoo, including painters, including even social media influencers.

03:16 But it's an amazing visa for artists to come to the United States to build themselves and move forward and get a green card, which is also possible after you get an O-1B.

03:37 If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe right here.

Feb 20 2019
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Rank #5: AIM - 16 How can a foreign nurse get a visa to work in the USA 2019

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How can a foreign nurse get a visa to work in the United States of America?

00:0 Have you ever wondered how a foreign nurse can work in the United States and what visas are actually required for a nurse to be able to work in America?

00:17 The good news is that in early 2000, there was a crisis in the amount of visas that were available for nurses. So it was you took nurses many, many years to wait for their visas to be adjudicated before they can come to the United States. But now that crisis is coming to an end and the wait time for nurses from the Philippines and from India and from China is definitely has definitely been reduced.

1:13 Right now most nurses who want to work in the United States are able to come by being petitioned by their employer specifically directly for a green card or certain nurses that have a master degree or a bachelor degree plus five is experience and are working in a particular category like a nurse practitioner or are in management positions, can come on H1B visas.

2:08 most nurses that are going to come here and be petitioned for a green card must have visa screen, which is basically a equivalency of their education done by the CGFNS organization that is in charge of equivalency of education for nurses.  It is also important for those nurses to pass the IELTS English exam. The other thing that they need is a job offer typically from a hospital that is going to offer them their job and sponsor them for permanent residency.

3:04 The most common way is to be a petitioned for permanent residency. Typically that employer will file for what is called an I140 which is the immigrant petition.

4:04 The most common way for nurses to come to United States is being petitioned by an employer, typically a hospital, and obtain their green card and then come to the United States after particular waiting period that they wait in their home country.

5:07 Those nurses that immigrated from the Philippines to Canada over the years, and now are now Canadian citizens are able to come to the United States using a TN visa as long as they have a Canadian license and they meet other requirements.

Feb 26 2019
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Rank #6: EL 099: The Power of a Good Morning Routine and Great Habits, with Jacob Sapochnick

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In Jacob’s second solo podcast, he talks about how constructing a morning routine has completely changed his life, giving him more security and making him more productive.By making time for exercise, meditation, eating and reading, Jacob has found that he has set himself up perfectly for a great day at work and at home, helps him to reach his goals and creates good habits. In today’s show Jacob talks about how he has created this morning routine and the difference that it has made to his life.

Dec 07 2015
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Rank #7: EL 096: Google My Business and the Power of Local Search, with Ryan Steinolfson

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Getting yourself found online is a vital part of a business’s online strategy, and search engines play a major part in this. Google is by far the most popular search engine and through ‘Google my Business’ and local search, they are able to  help to validate businesses and improve their service. Ryan Steinolfson is an expert in all things search engine, and on today’s show he chats to Jacob about why businesses can’t ignore ‘Google my Business’, the value of local search and why reviews are essential in online marketing.

Nov 16 2015
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Rank #8: EL 104: Why Business Etiquette is the Key to Success with Kara Ronin

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Kara Ronin is the founder of ’Executive Impressions’ - a company which helps businesses - and their people in them - to create the right kind of relationships amongst themselves, and their clients to ensure the success of a business. Having been born in Australia she now lives an international lifestyle, and is currently enjoying living in Lyon - France. In today’s show, Kara and Jacob chat about the importance of being in the moment, how not to damage your reputation with your online presence, what makes people do business with you and how to make people like you.

Feb 01 2016
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Rank #9: EL 072: LawGeex, Inc. – Legal to the People with founder Noory Bechor

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Noory Becher is the founder of LawGeex, and new website which helps everyday people to understand legal speak. By uploading a contract, users will get a ‘deciphered’ version, telling them in plain English what their contract is really saying. Noory is a leading international business lawyer with eight years of experience at one of Israel’s leading law firms and in the legal department of a successful hi-tech company. He couldn’t help but notice that a lot of time was being wasted on trivial things, and so set about doing something about it. In today’s show, Noory chats to Jacob about how and why he went about developing LawGeex and what the future holds.

Jun 01 2015
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Rank #10: EL 094: How I saved my Family’s Law Firm, with expert marketer, Tony Litster

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When it comes to running a law practice, Tony Litster has done it all - except be an attorney. Having started off as a janitor in his family personal injury practice, he began to learn the ropes, help to streamline systems and eventually become responsible for marketing. He has had accidents, learned about marketing and uses his public speaking skills to become an expert marketer and video marketing guru. In today’s show, Jacob and Tony chat about new online marketing strategies, how video is changing and why it is essential for businesses to put themselves in their customers shoes.

Nov 02 2015
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Rank #11: AIM - 26 Fiancé Visa or Marriage Visa What is the difference

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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 green card holders that want to file an I-130 for

their spouses or for U.S. citizens that want immigrate as sponsor.

02:36 The main difference between a fiancé, visa and marriage visa is that first of all, for a fiancé visa, the couple/  They don't have to be married

03:22 They want to be able to test the relationship by living here together. Sometimes, those couples, it's the first time they actually live together.

03:56 It's good to know that there is the option of doing your fiancé visa before marriage and there's an option to file for a marriage visa once you're already married

04:25 Hopefully you understood the difference between the K-1 fiancé visa and a marriage visa. If you have any other questions, post them in the comments below or email them to me, to jacob@h1b.biz.

Mar 12 2019
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Rank #12: EL 097: Unbundling Legal Services to your Practice, with Dave Aarons

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With the impact of the financial crisis hitting the pockets of many, increasingly, people are taking their legal needs into their own hands. However, with this comes a number of duties that need to be carried out by an attorney and this is where ‘Unbundled Attorney’ can help. Dave Aarons set up his business to help attorneys to ’unbundle’ their services and help people with individual tasks. In today’s show, Jacob and Dave chat about how his business, Unbundled Attorney can help both clients and attorneys, the value of understanding people’s financial situation and the use of technology to quicken processes.

Nov 23 2015
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Rank #13: EL 103: Be a Man: Live with Purpose, Achieve Self-Mastery and Create your Legacy, with Ryan Michler

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Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraq combat veteran and founder of the website, Order of Man. He has run his own business as a financial advisor for the past 9 years and through his website is helping men (and women) step up, become useful and be successful in whatever they choose. In today’s show, Jacob and Ryan talk about what it means to be a father, what he learned in the military and the importance of action and accountability.

Jan 25 2016
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Rank #14: AIM - 10 Visa Religious Workers How Do You Qualify (San Diego Immigration Lawyer)

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How to qualify for a religious worker visa?

Show Notes:

00:00 What is an the R-1 Religious Visa?

00:22 There's a special visa for that. It's called the R-1 Visa and this visa allowing people that are religious workers to come and work for a nonprofit organization and it has to be a 501(c) nonprofit registered organization. And the religious workers

must have at least two years experienced prior to coming to work in the United States

01:05 So you can be religious worker teacher or a priest or somebody working in a synagogue or a rabbi. These are all occupations that qualify for the R-1.

01:45 The R-1 is given up to five years and you can proceed and apply for a green card using the I36 petition.  It has to be a nonprofit organization, religious nonprofit, and you must have two years of religious experience in the same denomination before coming to the United States

02:16 It is highly encouraged that you to try to apply for those visas if you meet the requirements. If you have any questions, just post them in the comments below. And you can always email me at jacob@h1b.biz

Feb 18 2019
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Rank #15: AIM - 31 E-2 Investor Visa How to show the source of the investment funds

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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 prove where they got the money.

01:20 20 If your funds are coming from real estate we want to see, you know, the deed. We want to see proof of the bill of sale, the whole transaction history of the sale of the property in your home country

01:52 And so if you have stocks invested in France, in Switzerland in the Caymans, we need to see at least three years of tax returns and statements from those accounts to show how you funded your investment because it came from those things.

02:56 56 If your source of funds is profits for example you won the lottery or gambling we have to be careful because we have clients that made money in legitimate gambling.  As long as you pay taxes for this, as long as it legitimately recorded in your country, there is a way to also use those funds to invest in a business.

03:24 typically five years of tax returns and letter from a certified accountant in your country to show that it's a legitimate source of earnings and then we can use that for your, you know, for investment

03:44 As long as you reported those income and you pay taxes and you can documented income from crypto currency can also be used in an E-2 visa investment.

04:34 Yes, a lot of new forms of currency can also now be used as a source of funds as long as we can document that. So hopefully that kind of gave you a little bit of a, of a, of a background and explanations as to how you can document source of funds

05:17 If you have questions, post them in the comments below, send me an email. Jacob@h1b.biz

Mar 19 2019
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Rank #16: AIM - 20 I-130 Petition for Alien Relative - How to fill out the Form I-130 to Immigrate a Spouse Lawyer TI-130 Petition for Alien Relative - How to fill out the Form I-130 to Immigrate a Spouse Lawyer T

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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 naturalization, you used to have an alien registration number.

01:46 You do want to enter your social security number.  You want to enter your last name, first name and middle name, and you want to make sure that you have typed incorrectly.  You want to enter the city or town that you were in and your country of birth, your date of birth, and your sex, male or female,

02:18 Make sure your address is correct because if it's wrong, you're not going to get your receipts. So don't forget the apartment number or floor number, whatever it is that pertains to you. But make sure it's complete.

03:09 You do want to fill out 13A since when have you been living at that address

03:42 The dates don't have to be precise. They can be approximate, but you want to enter the month, day and year.

04:08 If this is the only marriage, then you're just going to mark one in this box.

04:38 Make sure that you mark down if you've had other previous marriages

05:08 Your current status, of course, is married because you're filing for your spouse. And you want to enter here your date of marriage, of your current marriage, not any previous marriages

05:30 Under the name of all spouses, of all your spouses, if this is the only marriage you have been, you only need to complete the first one and where it says date marriage ended, you can leave that blank. If you were previously married, then you want to enter the name of your previous spouse. And if you were married more than two or three times, you want to go to the last page and enter that information and we'll show you that at the very where you can enter this

06:05 They want to know where your father was born and where he resides now.

06:52 You're going to mark down whether you're a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident to lawful permanent resident. And if you got citizenship through your birth or through naturalization or through your parents

07:54 If you are a lawful permanent resident, then you need to include this information, your class of admission and where you were admitted in the state you were admitt

08:09 Employment history, so if you are currently employed, this is where you put your current occupation and the date that you started

08:57 Biographic information. So you interfere Hispanic or Latino or not Hispanic, and if you're Hispanic, you are lawfully legally by the Supreme Court

09:27 This is where you're going to talk about your spouse, the foreign national who is going to be applying for adjustment of status

10:01 The U.S. social security number, if they've never worked in the U.S. before and they've never had an a number before or work authorization, they are not going to have a social security number so you can leave that blank.

10:14 Beneficiary's name, this is important information because it's used for your background check. And especially if you have a common name, it's really important that you put your name as thoroughly as possible.

11:04 Other information about the beneficiary, this is where you put the birth city, country and the sex of the beneficiary

11:39 We're going to go to the beneficiary's physical address and if they are currently here in the U.S. and it should be the same address is the petitioner.

11:58 Other address information, you provide the address in the United States with the beneficiary intents to live.

12:28 Information about the beneficiary, you want to put their phone number and email addres. And how many times have they been married

12:56 More information about the marriage, where did you get married

13:06 Name of the beneficiary spouses, the beneficiary is currently married to the petitioner.

13:44 Information about the beneficiary's family, this is where they put the spouse and children.

14:19 There's a dropdown menu and if you arrived as a temporary visitor, you want to click on temporary visitor and then you want to enter your I-94 number in this box.

14:58 If you have your passport with you, you can go onto the CBP website and you can look in our resources for more information about that

15:50 You also want to enter your passport number.

16:57 Was the beneficiary ever under immigration proceedings? This is something you would know if you were in immigration proceedings.  You would have been picked up by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, also known as ICE or you would have a court date or you would have gone in front of the judge.

17:32 So if the language is different, if the written language is different, native written language is different than the way that we would normally write it in English, then you would want to enter that information.

17:53 Here you want to make sure that you enter the city or town where you're going to be filing and the state, and then they will send it to the nearest USCIS field office when it's time for your interview.

19:06 If you filed for your parents or your brother or sister, then you went to mark yes here and you want to put in the information that of the person that you filed for.

19:54 The petition is contact information, this is where the daytime phone number and the mobile phone number go.  You can just put both numbers there and an email address.

20:08 The contact information of the person who prepared this, if you prepared it yourself, you don't have to complete this. If someone else prepared it for you, then it should be completed.

20:33 This is where you can add all of the additional jobs that you had. And you can usually fit maybe two or three jobs in each section or two or three addresses in each section

21:13 If you have any other ideas for videos, if you like more of the form videos, put them in the comments below and most important, if you have questions, ask me and I'll answer

Mar 04 2019
23 mins
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Rank #17: EL 102: Becoming Superman: How to be Healthier, Stay Motivated and become Limitless, with Kestutis Rasimavicius

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Kestutis Rasimavicius is a genetics scientist from who has studied the relationship between genes and nutrition, and is also an athlete and body builder. From his experience as a body-builder and his strive to be the best, Kestutis started investigation and found out that success has a lot to do with it. In today’s show, Jacob and Kestutis chat about his products which help people lose weight, overcome food addictions and change moods, and what being an athlete has taught him about how to become successful.

Jan 18 2016
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Rank #18: AIM - 21 How to get a Green Card through an employer (EB2EB3) San Diego Immigration Lawyer

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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 are no U.S. citizen workers that are qualified to do this job.

1:18  The reason is because not only that employer has to sign the forms, be involved in all the recruitment process and everything else that we're going to describe, but also they have to be paying most of the fees that are involved in the process, including the lawyer fees

2:31 Once we have a certified labor certification, after we went through all the hoops of advertising and doing whatever is required, the employer with that certified labor certification, they can go ahead and proceed to filing the immigrant petition.

3:25 Employer will provide financial documents, pay stubs, tax returns and if all those are met then the I140 will be approved.

4:24 Typically when you do file the I140 or the 45 immigration may request more evidence and if that's the case you have to respond and hopefully the case will be approved, but that's in general the process to file a green card through an employer.

5:16 If the applicant is married, typically we advise to file the application for the spouse at the same time where when you file your own adjustment of status application, because if the green card is already approved for that employee and they are married and they failed to file for their spouse, they'll have to file for their spouse separately.

Mar 05 2019
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Rank #19: AIM - 23 How to fill out the Form I-485 for an Adjustment of Status in the United States

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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 have all of your information correct because this is the form that the USCIS will use in order to prepare your green card.

02:07 Information about you continues with the country of birth and country citizenship. The alien number again, is only if you've been in the U.S. before. So if you entered the U.S. through crossing the border or an airport and you were admitted at a port of entry, which you have to have been admitted at a port of entry in order to file for adjustment of status, you will click on this that you were inspected.  

03:56 Some people have entered a with an advanced parole or a humanitarian parole. And if that's your case, then you want to click on this one. And if you came into the United States without admission or parole, you want to click on this one.

05:03 They want to know the name as it appears on your I-94.  Usually it is almost the same as it appears on your passport

05:46 Are you applying for adjustment based on immigration nationality act, section 245-I? So some people who have petitions that were filed prior to April 30th of 2001and entered unlawfully without a visa would mark yes here. And those people would have to complete another form as well, but we're just focusing on the marriage case right now so you probably entered legally, you're going to answer no

06:31 This section is usually not for marriage cases because it has to do with petitions that have already been filed for other people through an employer or through a relative it's really important for you to be very honest and very clear.

08:06 It wants you to provide your most recent address outside the U.S. where you lived more than one year. That would also match the information that you put on your I-130. How many times have you been married before? So and this includes annulled marriages, so you want to put down how many times you've been married before.

09:53 Information about prior marriages, this is where you put all your prior marriages, where you get married. You do need to have this information, so hopefully you remember it or have it with you

11:02 Read this carefully. It's telling you how many children you need to enter in here, whether they're married or unmarried, living with you or elsewhere. You want to include any missing children and other children that were born outside of your marriage.

12:32 some of the questions are very intricate and you have to be very careful how you answer these. So let's start with the first one. Have you ever been a member of, involved in or in any way associated with any organization, association fund, foundation, party, club society or similar group in the United States or in any other location in the world, including any military service. You want to put that information here because this is needed for your background check. So it's very important that you complete this as thoroughly as possible.

13:30 It's asking if you've ever been denied admission to the United States. So if you've ever tried to enter the U.S. and they said no, you can't come in or they canceled your visa or anything like that happened.

14:32 You'd want to answer. Yes. Have you ever been denied a visa to the United States? If you applied for your B-1, B-2 visa and it was denied or you're applying for an F-1 visa and it was denied and then later you apply for another visa and it was approved, you still have to answer yes that you've been denied a visa here.

15:22 It's asking have you ever been granted voluntary departure by an immigration judge, but failed to depart within the allotted time? So this is very important. Some people forget and they think that because they entered with a visa, but got voluntary departure that they're still okay to file. If you got voluntary departure and didn't leave, you may not be able to do adjustment of status

16:27 They asked have you ever been granted a waiver or has the Department of State issued a favorable waiver recommendation letter for you? So if you've had a waiver for say a non immigrant visa, then you definitely want to enter that there.

17:00 We go up to the next questions. These all have to do with criminal acts and violations and read this very carefully because if you don't read them carefully, you might not answer it correctly because some people will not see the words clearly. So I would suggest that you read these questions twice

18:59 Have you ever violated or attempted or conspired to violate any controlled substance law or regulation? And some people have had a, what they call a misdemeanor violation for marijuana and there is a way, there is a one time waiver for that, but only for one violation.

19:52 So you should be able to answer no to all of these questions and including the questions on security.  And these have to do with espionage and other activity and trying to overthrow the U.S. government and I'm sure no one completing this form would ever try and do that but if you have you answer truthfully

21:41 If you used an emergency medical that is not considered public assistance. So mark no on that one and you definitely want to mark no on are likely to receive public assistance because that is one of the reasons that they have you complete an affidavit of support is to make sure that you do not become a public charge.

24:04 Accommodations for individuals with disabilities and other impairments, If you are disabled and you need assistance and you're going to complete these boxes here. So pay attention to those.

25:08 ] And then go ahead and sign where it says applicant signature. If you did use an interpreter, then you have to have the interpreters contact information and the interpreter will also need to sign this form. And if someone helped you to prepare the form, even if it was your spouse, then the spouse, the U.S. petitioners spouse will enter his information in here and complete and sign the form.  If it was a U.S. citizen they will click on I am not an attorney and complete…read the certification, sign it and your pretty much done with the form. This is the last page part 14 where you would put any additional information that you could not fit on the form in previous pages. So you want to make sure you enter the page number, the part number and the item number that you're discussing in these boxes.  And we're done with form I-485

26:10 I hope you enjoyed watching this video. It gives you an idea how to fill the form. If you have any more questions, just post them in the comments below and let me know what other videos you want to see.  And thanks for your support. We'll see you at our next video.

Mar 07 2019
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Rank #20: AIM - 29 E2 Investment Visa for Citizens of New Zealand 2019

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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 ideally it will be 100,000 that can be invested in any business.

1:58 You can purchase a business. So as long as you purchase a business, it could be a franchise, it could be an existing business or you can start your own business. So you can start a consulting company, you can start a restaurant, a coffee shop, whatever you desire, you can do that. As long as you can prove that the money that you bring from New Zealand is legitimate.

2:46. You can state at the port of entry that you were coming to, to be here an investor.  You have a few months to set up your company, to move the funds into your U.S. entity. You'll be able to get an office space if it's going to be a consulting company. If you're going to buy an existing business, you'll be able to put your money in escrow and purchase that business, show that you are using the money that you brought from New Zealand for the purpose of the business

3:34 Once the E-2 visa is issued, you'll be able to come to the United States and start your business. If you're married, you can bring your spouse and your spouse will be eligible for a work permit as well. There's another visa that it was passed as part of this new legislation, the Kiwi Act, and that's an E-1 Visa.

4:16 The E-1 visa would allow somebody from New Zealand to start a trading business with the U.S.  This is a visa that had never existed before, but now people from New Zealand are able to apply for the E-1 or E-2 visa to start their, their trade business. So if you're interested in doing a trade business, it's another option for you guys to do that by applying for the E-1 visa.

5:11 It's an amazing opportunity that will help trade in business from both countries, between the U.S. and New Zealand. And it also applies to U.S. citizens that want to come to New Zealand and start companies. It's a reciprocity kind of visa that allows people from the U.S. do the same thing in New Zealand

5:54 And again, it's just a temporary visa. It's not a green card. You don't immigrate.  You can come for a couple…a few years. Try your luck in the U.S. and share your, your experience and just the culture of New Zealand with us, people of America.

Mar 15 2019
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