Thursday, April 3, 2008

How do I enroll with TSA for my TWIC?

TWIC candidates in the region are able to pre-enroll for TWIC online at

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rehabilitation for DUI offenders

I want to travel as a tourist to Canada but have three old convictions for DWI. Is there any chance for me?

You will be denied entry to Canada unless you apply for criminal rehabilitation on Application Form IMM 1444E, you will need an FBI Certificate and a State Police Certificate, three references and a nonrefundable fee of $180.USD. Contact our office for assistance in presenting a detailed explanation of your circumstances as under Candadian law, it is the Canadian equivulent of the offense that is relevant and not the foreign laws under which the person was convicted abroad.

Spanish Translation is Court Approved

The services of a client's own translator may call into question the accuracy of the information. How is this viewed by the Immigration Courts?

An affidavit is signed under penalty of perjury which states that the translation is true and accurate. When a document is submitted which is beneficial to the detainee's case or an individual who is requesting an adjustment of status from the USCIS, the services of a private translator are acceptable. When a detainee is appearing in court and does not speak the English language sufficient enough to understand their rights, a court appointed interpretor is brought to court and the services are paid for by the US government. It is important to note the fact that a court appointed interpretor is not permitted to have any conversation with a respondent, the respondent's attorney or anyone at all. They may only talk to the immigration judge and may interpret in the presence of the immigration judge.

Welcome to the new Staff Member

Immmigration Law Group welcomes the addition of the full time services of Ms. Lury Abreau, Spanish translator. Retired HPD Lt. Jimmy Lewis continues to be a valuable member of the office and all of us look forward to the continued confidence our clients have shown in our law office. Please refer Immigration Law Group to your business associates, family and friends. We promise excellent legal representation.