July 2011

Happy Fourth of July

The NeJame Law Firm wishes all our readers a Happy Fourth of July.

We celebrate our freedom and remember the sacrifices that Americans have made to ensure it.

Former Immigration Judge joins NeJame Law

NeJame Law welcomes former Immigration Judge, Roberto Moreno, as a partner. Attorney Moreno served as an immigration judge for the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Orlando, Florida from 1995 to 2003. He also served as the head of the United States Attorneys Office from 1987-1995.

Attorney Moreno brings additional knowledge and experience to our firm for resolving complex immigration cases. Attorney Moreno also practices Personal Injury Law.

The End of NSEERS

As of April 28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has removed many countries from the special registration requirement under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). As a result, citizens or nationals from the following countries are no longer required to register under NSEERS: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The reason for the elimination of this program is that over the last several years, the DHS has implemented various systems that automatically record entry and exit information of non-immigrants to the United States, thereby making the NSEERS program redundant.

The NSEERS program was originally created by the Department of justice in 2002 following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Many immigrant advocacy groups had regarded the NSEERS program as discriminatory against citizens and nationals of certain countries.

Caution: Citizens and nationals of the countries previously subject to NSEERS may still have issues if they failed to register when previously required.


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Applying for Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream for many immigrants to the United States. But unless if you are born in the United States or have acquired citizenship derivatively through a parent, then you must fulfill certain requirements in order to naturalize in the U.S. What are these requirements? Let's review these.


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