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Oh, you looked that up? Hi, I'm Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our office here in St. Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California.

Today's video, we're focusing on a question that was asked to my wife when she was going to a [USCIS 00:00:19] interview with her client. And my wife is a very thorough attorney, as you may have heard me mention on this channel before. In this case, there were a lot of little strange things about the client's case. And my wife did some investigating. And in fact, last Sunday, when I was watching football, I did my own investigations, trying to figure out what exactly was going on in this case.

There were some things that our client had told us that it didn't make a ton of sense, and we wanted to nail it down for ourselves. So USCIS is doing more and more investigation They're using the internet. They're using Facebook. I had a client receive notices in the mail before his naturalization interview recently, that Facebook, Skype, and Google, that all of his accounts at those companies had received subpoenas from the FBI, asking about this client's social media and Skype usage.

And so the federal government is doing a lot more investigation. But I want you to know that, on our end, we do a little bit of investigation ourselves. If you're telling us stuff that doesn't make sense, we might poke around and try to find out exactly what's going on. Now, in most situations, we take our clients at face value, we believe them, and we trust them to tell us the truth.

But sometimes we have fired clients for not telling the truth. We have caught clients lying to us. We have caught clients who maybe misrepresented something that they thought was important. And in fact, I was laying in bed this morning, thinking that somebody who told me something the other day, that what they told me couldn't be true.

It's interesting. When you're a lawyer, obviously you trust your clients and you want them to tell you the truth and you hope that they do, but not everybody does. And so in those situations, we either have to fix the situation or withdraw as the attorney. So the whole point of this video is, don't be sneaky, don't be misleading.

And you can expect that a competent immigration lawyer is going to make sure that your story holds water. Because if we can find something on the internet, you know damn well that the federal government can. So you really need to be smart, and you need to trust your lawyer, and you need to tell your lawyer the truth.

So I hope this video makes sense. I hope it didn't freak you out. If you need to get ahold of us, 314-961-8200. You can email us at [email protected]. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group which is called Immigrant Home. Also subscribe to our YouTube channel. And in Immigrant Home and YouTube, we go live every Tuesday and Thursday, usually at noon central, answering all your questions for free for an hour. We'd also love to connect with you on Instagram at Hacking Immigration Law, LLC. Thanks a lot, have a great day.

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