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Comprehending a Request for Evidence (RFE)

Posted by Hani Khoury | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Receiving a request for evidence (RFE) from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be stressful especially after submitting a petition or application.  Every lawyer and ordinary individual know that RFEs come without a warning and with a deadline. Not obeying the deadline could mean the denial of a petition or application. In this article, we will define RFEs and how to avoid getting denied by USCIS because of the Request for Evidence.

Humanitarian Programs for Venezuelans

Posted by Hani Khoury | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The United States announced a new procedure on October 12, 2022, that will permit Venezuelan nationals and members of their immediate families to enter the country. With the use of this procedure, Venezuelan citizens who are outside the country and do not possess U.S. entry documents can be e...

Provisional Waiver

Posted by Abed Awad | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

PROVISIONAL WAIVER EFFECTIVE MARCH 4, 2013 PROVISIONAL UNLAWFUL PRESENCE WAIVER (I-601A) If you entered without Inspection or are otherwise ineligible for Adjustment of Status and are subject to the 3 year/10 year bar if you leave the US, you may be eligible for your “Green Card” at a US Embassy ...

Wills vs. Trusts: Which One Is Best?

Posted by Abed Awad | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

You may be wondering whether to use a will or trust in passing along your assets. There's a common belief that using a trust can give you a break on estate taxes, but it's not necessarily the case. What are the significant differences between wills and trusts that can save you time, money and headaches? A trust is a pool of assets held for the benefit of a third party called a beneficiary. A trustee oversees the trust's disposition to the beneficiary. You can create a trust by establishing one in your will or while you are still alive — a living trust. The property in a trust remains in the trust until some specified event occurs — your death or the beneficiary reaching a certain age.

Office Update

Posted by Abed Awad | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our office and services are open and operational. You can schedule an appointment with us by sending us an email or by calling the office. Our hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. We thank you for business and cooperation.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 2

Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our office is temporarily closed but we are working remotely. You can send us an email or call the office and leave a voicemail message and someone will get back to you within the next 24 hours. Please note that while we are checking our emails throughout the day, we will be checking our voicemai...

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we continue to see cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) become more widespread throughout the U.S., we would like to share with you the infection prevention protocols we currently have in place. We have taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our clients and colleagues...

THE TRUE STORY OF SHARIA IN AMERICAN COURTS

Posted by Abed Awad | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

On May 21 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation prohibiting judges in the state from considering foreign law in their rulings. The law declares that any court decision will be considered void if it relies “in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code or system that would not gran...

Temporary Protected Status

Posted by Abed Awad | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR SYRIA (Temporary Protected Status for Syria has been extended for another 18 months) • If you currently hold TPS Status (your case has already been approved) you must re-register during the 60 day re-registration period from January 5, 2015, until March 6, 201...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Posted by Abed Awad | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

INFORMATION ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS, (A/K/A DREAM ACT) Consideration for childhood arrivals: You might be considered for deferred action for childhood arrivals and be eligible for Employment Authorization if you: Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; • Came to the United...

SHARIAH CONTROVERSY

Posted by Abed Awad | Jul 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

ABED AWAD, Awad & Khoury Law Office: We can have a will compliant with shariah, no problem. KIM LAWTON, correspondent: At the Awad & Khoury law offices near Newark, New Jersey, attorney Abed Awad consults with Muslims about creating contracts, wills and other legal documents that adhere to the pr...

DOES ISLAM REALLY CONDEMN CONVERTS TO DEATH?

Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

(CNN) – Last month, a Sudanese court imposed a death sentence on Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a 27-year-old pregnant mother, because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Ibrahim says she was raised Christian by her mother after her Muslim father abandoned them when she was 6 years old. But this ...

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