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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 25

    Three Minutes to Make or Break a Future

    Three Minutes to Make or Break a Future
    Guest post by Tyler Stokes, student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Yesterday our group toured the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, México. It was my first time in the country, and I enjoyed our visit with the...
  • May 25

    Casa Del Migrante En Tijuana

    Casa Del Migrante En Tijuana
    Guest post by Julia Ponce, student, The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Along a residential road lined with humble dwellings, four miles away from both downtown Tijuana and the San Ysidro-Tijuana border, sits la Casa…
  • May 25

    The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform

    The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Immigration Act of 1965 at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965 as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Lady Bird Johnson, Sen. Edward Kennedy, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and others look...
Rank this Week: 113

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: 147

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: 236

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: 228

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 25

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Hondura

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Hondura
    On Monday, May 16, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson announced that the country of Honduras will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an18 month extension. This decision was based on the overall conditions…
  • May 24

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2016

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2016
    On Thursday, May 12, 2016, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap (66,000) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. May 12, 2016 is now the “final receipt date” for…
  • May 23

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
Rank this Week: 607

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 532

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: 402

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: 562

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: 545

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: 750

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: 1197

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 785

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law. By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Pettys.

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 17

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa
    Large age differences between a couple who are applying for a K1 Fiance Visa can become an issue in the application process. Based on my experience, I would say that an age difference of 10 years or less is not an issue at…
  • Mar 9

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied
    K1 Fiance visas can be denied at either the USCIS level or later at the US Embassy. In either case, a denial suggest that something is wrong with your application and you will likely need professional help to fix the problem. K1…
  • Feb 22

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa
    After entering the US on a K1 Fiance Visa, you can apply for permission to work. You must file form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Once approved, you will be authorized to work for only a period of 90 days from the date that…
Rank this Week: 1087

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
  • May 9

    The Petty Offense Exception

    The Petty Offense Exception
    Question: I committed a relatively small crime. Am I now not admissible to the U.S.? Answer: It will depend on what exactly you committed. However, there is what is known as the petty offense exception. Question: What is the petty offense…
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 1161

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: 965

WiggiBlawg

WiggiBlawg

Covers immigration law. By Randall Drew.

http://wiggiblawg.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com

    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com
    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com RAD~ Here are some excerpts from a really interesting article in the NYT....I often find it fascinating to try to understand what influences me to think the way I do about things and why others…
  • May 17

    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com

    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com
    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that the state would accelerate consideration and granting of pardons to legal immigrants for old or minor criminal…
  • May 12

    New "Green Card" is here and it is high tech and green

    New "Green Card" is here and it is high tech and green
    USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card Fact Sheet Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card¿commonly known as the "Green Card" to incorporate several…
Rank this Week: 679

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 25

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne
    Event & opportunity:Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Individuals at Risk of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic [info]- Proposal submission deadline is 6 June 2016.Side event: Statelessness Food for Thought: A Session at…
  • May 24

    News: World Humanitarian Summit

    News: World Humanitarian Summit
    The World Humanitarian Summit has now ended. There will no doubt be plenty of commentary on what was or was not accomplished, but in the mean time, here is the Chair's Summary of what took place during the last two days. You can also…
  • May 24

    Thematic Focus: Gender Issue

    Thematic Focus: Gender Issue
    "Asylum at Last?: Matter of A-R-C-G-'s Impact on Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 101, no. 4 (2016) [full-text]"Does Matter of A-R-C-G- Matter That Much?: Why Domestic Violence Victims Seeking…
Rank this Week: 1681

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/
  • May 25

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step
    Obtaining an O-1 Visa can be a difficult process and the qualifications required make the petitioning deliberation very selective. As such, the typical three (3)-year time allotment may not be enough time to complete your contract. Should…
  • May 23

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic
    As a foreign investor, before filing a petition to establish a new business venture, or purchase a pre-existing business in the U.S. you must first consider your E2 visa investment amount along with other requirements. E2 treaty investor…
  • May 20

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ
    O-1 Visa FAQs Introduction Who should obtain an O-1 Visa? The O-1A and the O-1B Visas are specifically designed for foreign nationals with extraordinary abilities in the fields of science, business, art, athletics, motion pictures,…
Rank this Week: 2511

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 2864

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/
  • May 23

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016
    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive…
  • May 10

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney
    Powers Law Group, P.C. May 10, 2016 By Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers When applying for asylum it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney guide the applicant through the process. The asylum process…
  • May 6

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016
    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016 is the date the new STEM OPT regulation takes effect. The new STEM OPT rule allows  F-1 students with degrees in approved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
  • May 23

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency in H-1B Lottery Proce

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency in H-1B Lottery Proce
    Washington D.C. – The American Immigration Council (Council) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have teamed up on a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • May 19

    Egypt Air disappearance and the implication on immigration

    Egypt Air disappearance and the implication on immigration
    According to Reuters “An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from…
  • May 11

    Democrats Introduce Bill That Would Oppose Trump’s Proposed Immigration Ban on Eve of His Capitol Hill Visit

    Democrats Introduce Bill That Would Oppose Trump’s Proposed Immigration Ban on Eve of His Capitol Hill Visit
    A group of Democrats on Capitol Hill are using Donald Trump’s visit to Washington this week to highlight their opposition to the presumptive Republican nominee’s immigration policies, including his past calls to ban Muslims from…
Rank this Week: 3794

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    I-601 Waiver Success Story

    I-601 Waiver Success Story
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses an example of an I-601 Waiver. For more information about waivers of inadmissibility please click here. Overview: An I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility allows…
  • May 16

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses the EB-5 visa program and Regional Center investments. For more information about the EB-5 program please click here. Overview:  What is EB-5? The EB-5 is a visa that allows an…
  • May 9

    E Visa Myths and Fact

    E Visa Myths and Fact
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., addresses common E visa myths and the facts surrounding the E visa program. Overview:  Here are the common myths and misconceptions that clients have about the E visa program: The first…
Rank this Week: 4786

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 23

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date
    A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the…
  • May 23

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update
    For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory cap for H-1B cap-subject petitions within the first five business days of April. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the cap was reached on April…
  • May 20

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify
    An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant…
Rank this Week: 3808

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: 4421

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4901

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
  • May 18

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
    In the immigration community, you commonly hear about Notario's scamming innocent immigrants in the US. Often, the Notario is a not trained in law at all, and for a large sum of money, files the wrong papers and causes no end of trouble for…
Rank this Week: 2567

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and family-based immigration law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3311

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: 4217

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

Provides information on US immigration law for employers and employees. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4067

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration, United States v. Texas. During oral arguments, it appeared from the questioning that the eight justices on the…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal that from the Obama Administration involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The case, while not scheduled for oral arguments yet, will…
  • Nov 11

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update
    The lawsuit regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has been making its way through the federal court system for over a year now. Just this week, a new development in the lawsuit took place. Below is a brief history…
Rank this Week: 2858

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • May 15

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce
    One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the…
  • Apr 14

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  …
  • Apr 11

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce
    At Freed Marcroft, we understand that divorce and child custody aren’t legal issues alone.  For many people, these types of transitions are the most difficult experiences of their lives.  Though it is easier said than…
Rank this Week: 1888

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation's immigration laws. ICE officials, apparently…
  • Apr 22

    Nebraska Becomes the Most Recent State to Grant Licenses to Undocumented Foreign National Professional

    Nebraska Becomes the Most Recent State to Grant Licenses to Undocumented Foreign National Professional
    Nebraska made headlines this week when the state took a pivotal step toward improving its economy by welcoming skilled undocumented foreign national professionals into their local businesses. The state senate voted to allow residents who…
  • Apr 5

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016
    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows foreign students who have been maintaining their lawful F-1 student…
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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 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3116

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 12

    New York City Human Rights Agency to Issue Certifications for U and T Visa

    New York City Human Rights Agency to Issue Certifications for U and T Visa
    The New York City Mayor’s Office announced earlier this year that the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) will issue certifications for U and T visas, which are available to victims of human trafficking and certain other…
  • Apr 28

    Immigrants Account for a Substantial Percentage of Business Startups in New Jersey and Around the Country

    Immigrants Account for a Substantial Percentage of Business Startups in New Jersey and Around the Country
    Immigration is a critical component of the American economy, with employers constantly petitioning to bring employees here from abroad for particular jobs. This is especially true, for a variety of reasons, in the STEM fields (Science,…
  • Apr 14

    Dual Citizenship Under U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law

    Dual Citizenship Under U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law
    U.S. immigration law does not provide a specific definition of “citizen.” The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution identifies as a citizen anyone born in the U.S., except for children of foreign diplomats, and anyone…
Rank this Week: 3721

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • May 11

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan
    Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you likely have a son or daughter who is graduating high school this May and will be going off to college in the Fall. Right now is a wonderful time to celebrate our Georgia grads and wish them…
  • May 5

    4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Spring

    4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Spring
    Our office recently posted a reminder to Georgians to remember their finances during their spring cleaning efforts this season. In this same regard, we wish to offer 4 steps that our friends and neighbors can take to improve their credit…
  • Apr 11

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?
    The Law Office of Michael West knows that for many people, April 15th is one of the most stressful days of the year. Since this is the deadline for filing your family’s federal tax return, which is not a pleasant task, many Georgians…
Rank this Week: 2237

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4271

Immigration Lawyer For…

Immigration Lawyer For Professionals

Covers immigration law. By Jeffries & Corigliano, LLP.

http://www.immigrationlawyerforprofessionals.com/
  • May 10

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?
    H1B Transfer Based on Extenuating Circumstances An H-1B transfer may, under certain circumstances that are considered extenuating, be approved for a physician that has been granted a J-1 waiver to practice medicine in an underserved…
  • Jan 25

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:
    HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION WAIVERS One method for a J-1 Physician to obtain a waiver of the foreign residency requirement is to obtain a hardship waiver.  Hardship waivers are based on a showing of exceptional hardship to a qualifying…
  • Feb 24

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent
    Finally!  The DHS has announced that starting May 26 of this year certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible for EAD’s. This is a tremendous benefit and will undoubtedly provide great flexibility and opportunities for many…
Rank this Week: 1705

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 4575

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
  • Feb 16

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer
    Given recent news about the change in H-1B visa fees for certain employers, there is understandable confusion as to what the H-1B visa fees are for FY 2017, and whether the employer or the employee is responsible for paying these fees. The…
Rank this Week: 3747

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law
    Beginning July 1, a change will come to the “10-20-Life” mandatory minimum firearm law passed in 1999 during the first Gov. Jeb Bush administration in the wake of out-of-control violent crime statistics. The law currently mandates…
  • Apr 23

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship
    Most people still believe that this thing called “love” is a mysterious occurrence which happens, like a lightning bolt, out of the blue, with no rhyme or reason. Or, perhaps we want to believe in the mysterious nature of love and…
  • Apr 14

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida
    Breathe easy you Florida couples who until a week ago lived together illegally while unwed. You will not be facing up 60 days in the county clink and a $500 fine on a second-degree misdemeanor charge for co-habitation while not married. A…
Rank this Week: 2067

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 5

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration
    Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post "A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A…
  • May 5

    BIA Updates Practice Manual

    BIA Updates Practice Manual
    If you don't like a decision you get from USCIS or an immigration judge in removal proceedings, you can (sometimes) appeal your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA.) Filings with the BIA are governed by the BIA practice manual, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4936

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: 4455

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
Rank this Week: 3616

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: 4652