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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 4

    The Human Impacts of DAPA: A Student's Insight

    The Human Impacts of DAPA: A Student's Insight
    The US Supreme Court is weighing a decision over President Obama’s DAPA Program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, in the case of United States v. Texas. The high court heard oral argument on April…
  • May 4

    Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers.

    Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers.
    The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is pleased to announce the release of Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers. Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children…
  • May 4

    Photos of Guantanamo Bay

    Photos of Guantanamo Bay
    From the Washington Post: These photos offer a rare glimpse inside Guantanamo Bay. Indeed they do. Great and hard to come by in-class visuals. -KitJ
Rank this Week: 27

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 137

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 189

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    My blog has been moved to the following…

    My blog has been moved to the following address: http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-RemovalYou may also follow me on Twitter: @mkolkenThanks.
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
Rank this Week: 172

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • May 10

    Express Entry basic

    Express Entry basic
    The Economic Class programs are no longer ‘first come first serve.’  CIC has created a new process, ‘Express Entry’, to manage the applications for Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and the…
  • Apr 6

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?
    If you provide an email address in your application form, you are allowing CIC to communicate with you by email. Generally speaking email is a great thing for any immigration application.  Email is instant, and letters from CIC can take…
  • Mar 30

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option
    If you are facing removal from Canada, all is not lost.  CIC will likely notify you about a process where you can remain in Canada. PRRA (or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) is a process available to those facing removal from Canada. …
Rank this Week: 184

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    The Ninth Circuit holds that alcoholism does not make one immoral. Could this be the start of something good?

    The Ninth Circuit holds that alcoholism does not make one immoral. Could this be the start of something good?
    At the end of March 2016, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel published a decision, Ledesma Cosino v. Lynch,  in which it found that a statute stating that a person who is a habitual drunkard lacks good moral character is…
  • Apr 17

    The top ten signs the government really does not want lawyers representing clients in immigration cases.

    The top ten signs the government really does not want lawyers representing clients in immigration cases.
    It’s time to admit it, the government does not want lawyers representing aliens in immigration proceedings pretty much before any of the agencies that deal with immigration matters, principally the Departments of Homeland Security and…
  • Feb 21

    The war on Islam escalate

    The war on Islam escalate
    When Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose a moratorium on admitting Muslims to the United States, there was consternation, except by the plurality of Republicans that continue to vote for him, that such an approach to a major world…
Rank this Week: 204

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 339

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 463

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 474

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 391

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 371

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item
    Events & opportunities:Panel discussion: Are You Listening Now? Humanitarian Communication in Disasters, London, 5 May 2016 [info]Webinar: Education and Forced Displacement – How Can Technology Make a Difference?, 18 May 2016…
  • May 4

    Thematic Focus: Education

    Thematic Focus: Education
    Event:CFP: European Educational Research Journal [info]- Contributions sought for special issue on "Amplifying Refugee Voices in European Educational Spaces." Submission deadline is 13 May 2016.Webinar: Education and Forced Displacement…
  • May 4

    Regional Focus: Africa

    Regional Focus: Africa
    Burundians Continuing to Flee the Country One Year after Crisis Began (UNHCR, April 2016) [text]Enhancing Security and Protection around IDP settlements (UNHCR, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]- Focuses on Nigeria.Go South Young Man:…
Rank this Week: 597

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
  • Feb 16

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year
    In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities. Undocumented Workforce Benefits…
Rank this Week: 601

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., explains why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick. For more information about our office and the services we provide please click here. Overview:  Since 2004, we have…
  • Apr 25

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial
    In this segment, attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq. from the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, answers one of your most frequently asked questions: How can I avoid an H-1B visa denial? For the answer to this question please keep watching. For…
  • Apr 18

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What is the Execution Action on immigration all about? What will happen if DACA/DAPA passes? For the answer to this question please keep…
Rank this Week: 636

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016
    While it is quite impossible to predict the visa bulletin, Shah Peerally has actually tried his best to analyze the situation of EB2 and EB3 India and China. This is based on some of the factors affected the number of the applications, the…
  • Apr 17

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?
    With the Supreme Court taking on US v Texas this coming week, we often wonder why so many undocumented workers from Mexico and other countries are in the United States. In addition, this election year has raise the stake of the situation of…
  • Apr 16

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)
    For Immediate Press Release April 16 2016 Newark CA – We would like to bring to you a pressing story because it is affecting the lives of 1500 to 6000 foreign students. The story has been mostly unfolding as a that of a big and…
Rank this Week: 525

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Focuses on immigration issues decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals or within the Third Circuit.

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 567

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 682

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 854

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year
    The Washington Post reports that their sources tell them Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") is planning deportation raids beginning in the new year. ICE, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has begun preparing for a…
  • Dec 9

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued their memorandum on December 7, 2015, finding that the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals had erred in failing to grant Mr. Najarro-Portal deferral of removal under the Convention…
  • Nov 27

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"
    Utah immigration activist, Deyvid Morales, 24, is using his often-in-Utah-headlines immigration battles to write free smartphone apps to help fellow undocumented immigrants.His latest one seeks to help "dreamers" — immigrants who, like…
Rank this Week: 663

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 869

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Covers immigration law topics. By Chris Gafner.

http://www.gafnervisalaw.com
  • Sep 24

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?
    The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) available annually to randomly selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. A computer will randomly select applicants who…
  • Sep 10

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit
    In June, the US Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.   Within days, the USCIS and several other federal agencies indicated that it would begin treating same sex married couples the…
  • Sep 9

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?
    “Veterans” of the U.S. immigration system know that when a non-immigrant enters the United States, their passport is stamped and they receive an I-94 card that is often stapled into their passport.  The I-94 card shows how…
Rank this Week: 838

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 786

Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona Immigration Law

By Ariano & Reppucci.

http://www.arizonaimmigrationhelp.com/immigration-law-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating
    Another week is here. Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and is out and about to enjoy the summer. Today’s topic is the crime of threatening or intimidating codified in ARS § 13-1202. ARS § 13-1202 states, “A…
  • Aug 22

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie
    It’s almost Friday! That should put everyone is a great mood. I know it puts me in a great mood. But, I should lie, for me every day is a great day when I get to talk immigration law. Today’s topic is Perjury and False Swearing. A person…
  • Aug 22

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration
    Hope everyone is doing well out there in the blogosphere. Today, as we have done for the past week, we are going to continue on our journey of crimes and their immigration consequences. Today’s topic is forgery (A.R.S. 13-2002).
Rank this Week: 742

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
  • Apr 11

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada
    PNP programs aim to serve the needs of the province that administers them. If the skills of a person seeking admission to a province happen to cohere with the economic aims of the province, then the chances of being nominated for immigration…
Rank this Week: 1257

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    ETHICS: When you need to let a client go...

    ETHICS: When you need to let a client go...
    A great question was asked about requirements of an attorney to maintain a client who was misbehaving. I responded as follows: I have a current client who submitted an EAD application, against my explicit advice, through the help of his…
  • Mar 27

    Garnishment: Federal Pay and Child Support (or garnishment issues)

    Garnishment: Federal Pay and Child Support (or garnishment issues)
    This may be helpful for individuals working on child support cases, or answering/challenging a demand for payment or garnishment pursuant to a valid judgment. In both situations, when considering Federal income such as SSI, military pay,…
  • Mar 27

    Can you renounce foreign citizenship to avoid deportation?

    Can you renounce foreign citizenship to avoid deportation?
    No. Although, it would be interesting to see if you renounced your citizenship at your home embassy and then were placed in removal proceedings, what effect that would have. Most likely, the government would determine your renunciation was…
Rank this Week: 1468

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
  • Apr 26

    My Gift to You

    My Gift to You
    I understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with U.S. immigration issues.  I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. But you are not alone.  I’m here to help. Together we will go over your unique…
Rank this Week: 1027

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law and legislative reform. By the Law Office of Ruby L. Powers.

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Apr 26

    H-1B CAP is reached? What now?

    H-1B CAP is reached? What now?
    It is that time a year where employers and foreign professionals are wondering what to do after USCIS has announced to have reached the quota of H-1B visas per fiscal year. This article discusses other options available to skilled foreign…
  • Apr 26

    Powers Law Group’s Experience with Waiver

    Powers Law Group’s Experience with Waiver
    By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers In 2008, when I became a licensed attorney, I worked for a firm that did almost 100% waivers. I started my immigration law firm in 2009 and a large percentage of the firm’s business…
  • Apr 12

    E-2 Investor Visa: Overview and Tip

    E-2 Investor Visa: Overview and Tip
    By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Esq. with Powers Law Group, P.C. April 12, 2016 In the midst of the economy downturn, employees are being laid off among them foreign professionals and managers who have held non-immigrant visas for a long time are…
Rank this Week: 1513

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration law and employment-based visa news. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Apr 25

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick
    The Department of Homeland Security’s final rule on optional practical training (OPT) work authorization for foreign nationals in F-1 status with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees from U.S. institutions…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA
    Supreme Court argument has taken place in United States v. Texas, a high-stakes, hotly contested case on the Administration’s executive programs that deferred possible deportation of millions of undocumented individuals. The…
  • Apr 12

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced on April 5, 2016, that the “University of Northern New Jersey” (“UNNJ”) had been a sting operation for the past two-and-a-half years. Run by Homeland…
Rank this Week: 1552

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1407

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Covers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. By Boyd Campbell.

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?
    Source:  Dakota Free PressAmong the unsolved mysteries of South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal is how $167 million in state subsidies and private capital, including $95 million in EB-5 visa investment money, could have disappeared into…
  • Apr 16

    Vermont Service Center meltdown

    Vermont Service Center meltdown
    I guess I have decided to wait and see what happens, but there have been a deluge of call regarding the SEC investigation of Jay Peak Resorts and the Vermont regional center.Let's just try to do the best we can.Boyd Campbell
  • Apr 14

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation
    Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a Vermont-based ski resort and related businesses allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through…
Rank this Week: 1277

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Apr 11

    O-1 Visa Extension | How to Apply & Requirement

    O-1 Visa Extension | How to Apply & Requirement
    As a non-immigrant, US visitor you have a limited time to complete the purpose of your trip before you reach the date on your Form I-94. As an O-1 Visa holder, you are visiting the United States as someone with … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tip

    H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tip
    Learn the BEST H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tips Are you hoping to be selected in the H1B 2017 lottery? Did you apply in the lottery last year but were not one of the 65,000 randomly selected petitions? In this article … Continue reading…
  • Feb 12

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi
    The official March Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and we see a number of advancements in the employment based category, Final Action cutoff dates and others. One of the most noteworthy predictions we likely…
Rank this Week: 1489

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
  • Mar 15

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “Effective May 10, 2016, DHS is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or…
  • Mar 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for April 2016 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority dates…
Rank this Week: 987

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 1146

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
Rank this Week: 1149

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

Covers public policy issues with the American immigration system. By Angelo A. Paparelli.

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Dec 13

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility
    [Blogger’s Note:  This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015  draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same…
  • Jun 7

    Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock

    Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock
    Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s broken…
  • Apr 8

    Immigration Howling, Hope, Hype and Hodgepodge: USCIS’s New L-1B Memo

    Immigration Howling, Hope, Hype and Hodgepodge: USCIS’s New L-1B Memo
    Social media flamed with expressions of outrage, relief and tepid optimism ever since President Obama announced on March 23, 2015 the release of long-awaited  policy guidance on a key temporary worker visa category:…
Rank this Week: 1607

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 2

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report Predictions Our firm published the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report at the beginning of March. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. economy and housing market for Canadians…
  • Jun 11

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax
    David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro were recently interviewed by Michelle Schriver from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about a mixed-marriage between a Canadian and American. The analysis was published in the June edition of the…
  • Jun 1

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – May 19th 2015 On the May 19th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and Matt C. Altro, President…
Rank this Week: 1075

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Apr 12

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa
      The Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. There are two separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa. You can satisfy the requirements…
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa
      We are looking for applicants who may be eligible for Australia’s investment or business development based Subclass 188 visa. If you fit any of the following profiles, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can…
Rank this Week: 1594

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 1387

Immigration Las Vegas Blog

Immigration Las Vegas Blog

Covers family immigration and non-immigrant visas. By Goodin Law.

http://www.immigrationlasvegas.com/
  • Mar 26

    Important Message from Immigration Attorney Gary Goodin

    Important Message from Immigration Attorney Gary Goodin
    To serve readers better the blog posts on Immigration Las Vegas will be migrated to the far more widely read blog www.ImmigrationNavigator.com by the end of March. Immigration Navigator is published by Goodin Law P.A., an immigration law…
  • Feb 22

    Family green card for brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens - proving the sibling relationship

    Family green card for brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens - proving the sibling relationship
    Very often a U.S. citizen or a green card holder may ask about how to obtain a green card for a brother or sister (a sibling). At other times a foreign national may ask 'I have a green card brother living in the United States, can he sponsor…
  • Feb 3

    Removing conditions on permanent residence when the U.S. petitioner die

    Removing conditions on permanent residence when the U.S. petitioner die
    One of the most common questions asked by those who get a green card by a marriage that is less than two years old is, "how and when do I remove the conditions on my green card?" Sometimes the U.S. spouse may be unwilling to file a joint…
Rank this Week: 1624

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
Rank this Week: 1404

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Times (2/29/16)

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Times (2/29/16)
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 4/28/16 with processing dates as of 2/29/16. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • May 3

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Maine, Maryland & Massachusett

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Maine, Maryland & Massachusett
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • May 2

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Computer Software Engineer.” The CO denied the application…
Rank this Week: 4360

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 3

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
    Why would someone want to apply for U.S. citizenship? There are a lot of reasons, but for many immigrants, one of the most compelling is that it ensures they can stay in this country. Even green card holders with permanent immigration status…
  • May 2

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State
    I was recently reminded of the importance of taking a family vacation. To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to go down to San Diego. We went to the beach, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We had an awesome time…
  • Feb 19

    Interpretation of Natural Born Citizen will determine Ted Cruz’ eligibility as President

    Interpretation of Natural Born Citizen will determine Ted Cruz’ eligibility as President
    The term natural born citizen has never been clearly defined in Immigration Law. The issue with the Ted Cruz case is whether being born outside the United States to a US Citizen mother disqualifies him as a presidential candidate. In order to…
Rank this Week: 3270

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4080

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
  • Mar 11

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”
    On December 31, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to amend its regulation with intentions of improving certain regulating of immigrant and non immigrant visas.  A part of the proposed rule…
  • Feb 2

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric
    The ICE raids on undocumented immigrants with “final” orders of removal continue to paralyze immigrant communities throughout the country with fear. As many as 121 asylum seekers were taken into custody in Georgia, North…
Rank this Week: 4888

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1963