Attorney Aleksandr Y. Troyb (Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association) is honored to have been asked to participate as a keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, Connecticut. Attorney Troyb will discuss the current immigration laws and regulations affecting refugees and asylees in a panel discussion entitled "The Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response." The event will be held on May 19, 2017 at Grace Farms located at 365 Lukes Wood Road in New Canaan, CT. Attorney Troyb will be joined by Larry Yungk, Senior Resettlement Officer for The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Claudia Connor, President and CEO of the International Institute of Connecticut, Krishna Patel, Justice Initiatives Director and General Counsel for Grace Farms Foundation and Maha Karahamad, a recently resettled Syrian Refugee and a Coordinator on the Strategic Foundation Partnership Team for Save the Children in Connecticut.
Attorney Aleksandr Troyb Asked To Speak Before The World Affairs Forum On The Laws and Regulations Governing Refugees And Asylees
Attorney Aleksandr Y. Troyb (Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association) is honored to have been asked to participate as a keynote speaker at an event hosted by the World Affairs Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association, International Institute of Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Association in Stamford, Connecticut. Attorney Troyb will discuss the current immigration laws and regulations affecting refugees and asylees in a panel discussion entitled "Refugees & America: Toward An Informed Public Discourse." The event will be held on April 27, 2017 at the Ferguson Library located at 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, Connecticut 06901. Attorney Troyb will be joined by Anne Richard, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Populations, Refugees and Migration, Claudia Connor, President and CEO, International Institute of Connecticut and Krishna Patel, Justice Initiatives Director and General Counsel, Grace Farms Foundation.
SCAM/FRAUD ALERT: Department of Homeland Security Hotline Used In Scam to Obtain Personal Information
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued a warning that its hotline telephone number has been used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. The perpetrators of the scam represent themselves as employees with "U.S. Immigration" and can alter caller ID systems to make it appear that the call is coming from the DHS OIG Hotline telephone number (1-800-323-8603). The scammers demand to obtain or verify personally identifiable information from their victims through various tactics, including by telling individuals that they are the victims of identity theft. Many of the scammers reportedly have pronounced accents.
Individuals should not answer calls purporting to be from 1-800-323-8603, and should never provide personal information during calls purporting to be from the DHS OIG Hotline.
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Earlier today, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a reminder that the designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will terminate effective May 21, 2017.
To provide sufficient time for an orderly transition, the Department of Homeland Security gave beneficiaries under these three designations 8 months advance notice of the expiration by publishing 3 notices in the Federal Register on Sept. 22, 2016 (one for each country). These notices urged individuals who did not have another immigration status to use the time before the terminations became effective in May to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States or to apply for other immigration benefits for which they may be eligible.
Individuals from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone who currently have TPS are encouraged to consult with an immigration attorney to learn more about their status and the impact this termination of TPS will have on their immigration status.
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Attorney Aleksandr Troyb Scheduled To Meet With Members of the U.S. Congress To Discuss Various Immigration Issues
On April 6, 2017, as part of a delegation from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Attorney Aleksandr Troyb is scheduled to meet with members of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. to discuss various immigration issues of interest to individuals and employers. He encourages his clients to contact him to discuss any immigration issues they may want him to address with members of Congress.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. At present, USCIS believes that this suspension may last up to 6 months.
While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification.
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Many U.S. employers annually circle April 1 on their yearly calendar. This day marks the first day of filing for a number of work visas. For a number of years (and most probably this year), that day also marked the day when all of the available visas are going to be exhausted. Due to the low number of available visas, and the large number of applications, the government resorts to a "lottery" to determine which applications are going to be adjudicated. Many employers will spend thousands of dollars to prepare an application in an attempt to hire a qualified foreign worker, only to discover that they "lost" the work visa lottery.
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Attorney Aleksandr Y. Troyb (Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association) is honored to have been asked to participate as a keynote speaker at an event hosted by the World Affairs Forum in Stamford, Connecticut. Attorney Troyb will discuss common misconceptions regarding the current immigration laws and regulations affecting individuals, families and businesses in a talk entitled "Myth-Busting: Immigration Today." The event will be held on December 14, 2016 at the Ferguson LIbrary located at 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, Connecticut 06901.
Attorney Aleksandr Y. Troyb is honored to have been invited to speak at a seminar presented by the Fairfield County Bar Association entitled "What Every Real Estate Practitioner Should Know About Encumbrances-Burdens, Obstructions and Impediments on Property." The seminar is scheduled to take place at the office of the Fairfield County Bar Association located at 970 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Aleksandr Y. Troyb Selected To The 2016 Connecticut Rising Stars List By New England Super Lawyers Magazine
For a forth year, Attorney Aleksandr Y. Troyb is honored to have been selected to the Connecticut Rising Stars list by the New England Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
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Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq.
Benjamin Gold & Troyb, P.C.
350 Bedford Street - Suite 403
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Tel. (Eng.): 203-425-8500
Tel. (Rus.): 203-653-2993