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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 70

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 25

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!
    For all those who were waiting to hear from the outcome on the H4 EAD lawsuit from Save Jobs USA, the Judge has made a decision.  The decision was that there will be no injunction against the H4 EAD regulatory rules and people on H4 who…
  • May 22

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule
    H1b Amendment under the new rule of Simeio Solutions Decision from Shah Peerally, Attorney at Law Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information…
  • May 20

    USCIS releases Frequently Asked Questions on H4 EAD

    USCIS releases Frequently Asked Questions on H4 EAD
    REMINDER: Do NOT submit an application for employment authorization (Form I-765) before May 26, 2015. USCIS will not accept a Form I-765 requesting employment authorization based on your H-4 status until the H-4 rule takes effect on May 26,…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 127

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 26

    Thematic Focus: EU Response to Human Trafficking & Smuggling

    Thematic Focus: EU Response to Human Trafficking & Smuggling
    Beyond Slavery (openDemocracy, May 2015) [access]- New blog series on "trafficking, smuggling and migration, arguing that mobility is central to life and that state restrictions on movement are the true threat to human wellbeing."  Read…
  • May 26

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Event:Conference: "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures," 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, Paris, 8-10 July 2015 [info]- Programme includes two panels on European migration and asylum policies as well as a number of…
  • May 22

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne
    Opportunity:FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Individuals Potentially in Danger of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic [info]- Proposal submission deadline is 8 June 2015.Publications:Access to Citizenship…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 268

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
  • May 14

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man
    Fox News:  “Lyndon McLellan fought the law — and apparently, he won.  The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a…
Rank this Week: 289

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 403

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: 392

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 548

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/
  • May 19

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension Petition

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension Petition
    The USCIS announced today that it will suspend Premium Processing of H-1B extension petitions from May 26, 2015, through July 27, 2015, in order to implement the new H-4 spouse employment authorization rule in a timely manner.  Premium…
  • May 19

    Not Everyone Supports Expansion of Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouse

    Not Everyone Supports Expansion of Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouse
    In February 2015 USCIS unveiled a new regulation permitting certain H-4 spouses to apply for employment authorization starting on May 26, 2015. This regulation has been well received by H-1B workers and their spouses, and U.S. companies that…
  • Apr 19

    Federal Court Allows DOL To Continue H-2B Processing for Another Month in Pérez v. Pérez

    Federal Court Allows DOL To Continue H-2B Processing for Another Month in Pérez v. Pérez
    On April 15, 2015, the day its previous order was due to expire, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida extended its permission for the Department of Labor to process H-2B wage and labor certification applications for…
Rank this Week: 691

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: 714

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 25

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.
    The questions in the current discourse about foreign affairs and Iraq are whether it was a mistake to go in in 2003 and whether it was a mistake to get out in 2010. Conservatives have gone from No and Yes to Yes and Yes quicker than society…
  • May 17

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.
    Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural…
  • Apr 30

    What if he was a foreigner?

    What if he was a foreigner?
    David Howell Patraeus On April 23, 2015, David Howell Petraeus pled guilty to violating 18 USC 1924, which states: (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office,…
Rank this Week: 869

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 908

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Consequences of Entering a Sham Marriage

    Consequences of Entering a Sham Marriage
    If you are considering a fake, or sham, marriage as a means of getting U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card), you probably already know that what you are planning is illegal. In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. explains…
  • May 11

    Can an H1B Employee work at different sites?

    Can an H1B Employee work at different sites?
    In this segment, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick responds to one of our most frequently asked questions. Can an H1B employee work at different sites and locations? Can an H1B employee change jobs easily? Find out here. For legal advice please…
  • May 5

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick On What Makes Us Unique on 1700 AM ESPN Radio

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick On What Makes Us Unique on 1700 AM ESPN Radio
    In this segment, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick discusses what makes the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick unique, our law firm specialties, and his legal blog  on the popular radio show 1700 AM ESPN Radio with Eric Atilano. Remember to…
Rank this Week: 763

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 18

    AP: Judge: DACA Recipients Can Get In-State Tuition in Arizona

    AP: Judge: DACA Recipients Can Get In-State Tuition in Arizona
    The Associated Press reports that a judge in Arizona ruled yesterday that DACA recipients are eligible for in-state college tuition at Maricopa County colleges. In his ruling, the judge wrote, “Federal law, not state law, determines who…
  • May 18

    EB-5 China Cut-Off

    EB-5 China Cut-Off
    Effective May, 1, 2015, only Chinese-born EB-5 applicants with priority dates before May 1, 2013, Tagged: chinese eb5, cutoff of eb-5, EB-5, eb5, retreogression
  • May 18

    BIA Finds That Respondent Who Voted in a Federal Election Is Removable Under the INA

    BIA Finds That Respondent Who Voted in a Federal Election Is Removable Under the INA
    In a precedent decision issued yesterday, the BIA held that a respondent who has voted in an election involving candidates for federal office in violation of 18 USC §611(a) is removableunder section 237(a)(6)(A) of the INA, regardless of…
Rank this Week: 919

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: 791

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
  • May 26

    H-4 Spouse EAD Lawsuit Preliminary Injunction Denied – Filings to Continue as Planned

    H-4 Spouse EAD Lawsuit Preliminary Injunction Denied – Filings to Continue as Planned
    In late April our office reported on the lawsuit challenging the H-4 Spouse EAD program and we have been monitoring the case over the past few weeks and especially since Thursday of last week when there was a hearing here in Washington, DC on…
  • May 21

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (May 2015)

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (May 2015)
    Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises.   Our goal is to share any and all…
  • May 20

    USCIS Releases H-4 Spouse EAD Filing Process Clarifications and Guidance

    USCIS Releases H-4 Spouse EAD Filing Process Clarifications and Guidance
    On the eve of the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window (which opens on May 26, 2015), USCIS  has released a set of clarifications and guidance in connection with the H-4 Spouse EAD process.     Our office has been very active…
Rank this Week: 1092

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 20

    H-1B Amendment Required for Change in Place of Employment

    H-1B Amendment Required for Change in Place of Employment
    U.S. immigration law requires that a U.S. H-1B employer must file an amended H-1B petition if there is a material change in the terms and conditions of the H-1B employment. However, prior USCIS informal opinion letter or guidance provided…
  • May 19

    Lawsuit Filed to Challenge H-4 EAD Rule and DHS’s Authority

    Lawsuit Filed to Challenge H-4 EAD Rule and DHS’s Authority
    With the May 26, 2015 effective date of H-4 spouse work authorization rule (“H-4 EAD Rule”) approaching, a lawsuit has been filed trying to block the implementation of the Rule, which allows spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to…
  • May 19

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension
    USCIS has announced that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B extension petitions between May 26, 2015, and July 27, 2015. It will use this time to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses and ensure that…
Rank this Week: 1090

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 19

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA
    I requested the immigration history of a client whose last interaction with Canada’s immigration department dated from around 1990. He wanted me to find out what information the immigration possessed about him as of the year 2015. This…
  • May 5

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
  • May 5

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
Rank this Week: 980

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 18

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607
    A TRAC Immigration report released on Friday shows that the number of cases awaiting resolution in the Immigration Courts has reached 445,607, an increase of 9.2 percent increase since the beginning of the fiscal year (October 2014). Only…
  • Apr 27

    Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP

    Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP
    Tom Benning of The Dallas Morning News reports that the immigration bills filed in Texas this legislative session "could fade away with a whimper." This excellent article examines the back story on these bills, and provides this…
  • Apr 2

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.
    Currently the law allows students who graduate from a Texas High School and who have lived in Texas for 3 years to attend a Texas college or university at the in-state tuition rate. Texas led the nation by enacting this law in 2001 with…
Rank this Week: 1085

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Rollover Accidents Responsible For Hundreds of Truckers Dying Annually

    Rollover Accidents Responsible For Hundreds of Truckers Dying Annually
    Each year, hundreds of truck drivers are killed in rollover accidents across the United States due to a combination of factors. The most prevalent causes are the congested roadways and exit ramps which are antiquated, inadequately lit or…
  • Mar 27

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident
    The Town of New Castle (Chappaqua), has moved forward with safety improvements at its Roaring Brook Road Metro-North railroad crossing without waiting for federal funding for implementation.  In light of the recent February 3 horrific…
  • Mar 16

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony
    Efren Moreano, 20, the driver of the wrong way vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway who struck and killed an NYPD detective in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, has been charged with second degree manslaughter, a class D felony.…
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 1124

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
Rank this Week: 1280

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver
    President Obama announced tonight in very broad terms that he would expand "deferred action" to millions of undocumented immigrants beyond the DACA program of 2012 (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The new program, to begin in 2015,…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight
    President Obama is scheduled to announce his plan for Executive Action on immigration tonight at 5pm PST. Most of the networks will NOT be carrying his speech. However, CNN, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision among others will, although this…
  • Oct 27

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe
    I previously posted two articles about the American immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) letter to President Obama recommending administrative or Executive Action to fix the nation's immigration laws due to inaction by Congress. Here, I…
Rank this Week: 1006

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: 1285

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: 1116

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 1099

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 26

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2015

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2015
    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…
  • May 25

    Honoring all the men and women, who have died in military service for the United States!

    Honoring all the men and women, who have died in military service for the United States!
    Memorial Day in United States "This weekend, folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill, and taking a well-earned moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. In town squares and national…
  • May 22

    Reminder - DHS Extends Eligibility for EAD to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses – 5/26/15

    Reminder - DHS Extends Eligibility for EAD to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses – 5/26/15
    Reminder: USCIS will begin accepting employment authorization (EAD) applications from certain H-4 dependent spouses on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – qualified H-4 nonimmigrants should start the process as soon as possible. Please note that…
Rank this Week: 1705

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/
  • May 25

    Material Changes and H-1B Revocation

    Material Changes and H-1B Revocation
    Many companies are pushing to increase the annual cap on H-1B visas, but this effort has found opposition. Some say the program is riddled with fraud, while others oppose the program altogether. Perhaps because of this, USCIS goes to great…
  • May 25

    Alternatives to the H-1B

    Alternatives to the H-1B
    The H-1B visa program is very successful. Since its launch in 1990, it rose in usage until hitting its statutory cap of 65,000 new temporary workers annually seven years later. At the time, it was raised temporarily to accommodate the tech…
  • May 15

    Asylum for Iraqis and Syrian

    Asylum for Iraqis and Syrian
    Residents of Iraq and Syria have a somewhat rare opportunity in their wide ability to receive asylum in the United States. The process by which this may occur could be onerous for some, but it frequently is resulting in total U.S. immigration…
Rank this Week: 1528

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    USCIS released guidance on when to file amended H1bs if employee will change work site.

    USCIS released guidance on when to file amended H1bs if employee will change work site.
    Yesterday, USCIS issued guidance clarifying when an amended H1b is necessary if your employee moves from one work location to another.  Here is a link.  Copy of the information is posted below for convenience.  USCIS Guidance…
  • May 16

    H-4 Visa Holders- Some of You Can Get Work Authorization!

    H-4 Visa Holders- Some of You Can Get Work Authorization!
    For the first time ever, H-4 visa holders will be able to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) starting from May 26th 2015. Who can apply? Spouses of H-1B visa holders who have an approved I-140 or are in the extension period…
  • May 16

    June 2015 visa bulletin commentary

    June 2015 visa bulletin commentary
    The June 2015 visa bulletin was released this week. Here is our commentary. For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 31 days to priority date at 1 October 2013, no movement in F2B…
Rank this Week: 1459

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 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
  • Apr 18

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015
    The HMA Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our new office located in Tysons Corner, VA! Our new location will officially open on April 20th, 2015. We look forward to serving our clients in our new location. [...]
  • Apr 16

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on April 13th, 2015 that the H-1B Cap for 2015 had received more than 233,00 petitions for H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker visas as of the the initial filing allowance date of…
Rank this Week: 2209

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
Rank this Week: 1390

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • May 15

    Los Angeles County Jail Ends Controversial 287(g) Agreement

    Los Angeles County Jail Ends Controversial 287(g) Agreement
    Pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government is responsible for passing immigration law and promulgating immigration regulations. However, the federal government is empowered to work with the state and local governments in order…
  • May 12

    Republican Congressmen Are Going After Birthright Citizenship - Again

    Republican Congressmen Are Going After Birthright Citizenship - Again
    The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. citizenship for any person who is born in the United States and subject to the federal government's jurisdiction. Conferring citizenship upon birth - called birthright…
  • Apr 28

    Famous Immigration Port Ellis Island to Update its Museum Chronicling the History of U.S. Immigration

    Famous Immigration Port Ellis Island to Update its Museum Chronicling the History of U.S. Immigration
    Located in the Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island served as the immigration gateway for an estimated 12 million foreign nationals from 1892 to 1954. Once the immigration center closed in 1954, Ellis Island became a popular tourist attraction…
Rank this Week: 1977

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 15

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver
    Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waivers A hardship waiver application should explain how each and every aspect of a denial could cause exceptional hardship to the U.S. citizen. This is not limited to how the U.S. citizen’s…
  • May 14

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card
    3 questions you should ask your immigration attorney about marriage based green cards How do I overcome the burden of proof? Do you meet the affidavit of support (I864) requirements? Do I have appropriate Joint Documents?
  • May 11

    5 things you need to know about I601 & I601a waiver

    5 things you need to know about I601 & I601a waiver
    The 5 most important questions you should ask about i601 and i601a waivers What is an extreme hardship in my case? Do I have any kind of medical hardship? Do you have any type of financial hardship? Will your US Citizen spouse’s career…
Rank this Week: 1980

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
  • May 13

    Advice For The Young and Restle

    Advice For The Young and Restle
    By Robyn Guilliams      GG Arts Law and GG International are in the process of hiring a new administrative assistant.  As I’ve been reviewing applications, I’m sad to say that I am shocked – shocked!…
  • Apr 29

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Someone recently told me that there was a new form for U.S. visa petitions for artists. Is this true? If so, when do I have to start using it? Late last year, U.S. Citizenship and…
  • Apr 8

    Is It Still Illegal If I Don’t Get Caught?

    Is It Still Illegal If I Don’t Get Caught?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Our organization has engaged a foreign musician whose European agent is balking at the artist having to obtain an O-1 visa that we know he needs. We want to do this right, so…
Rank this Week: 1826

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 13

    Travel Outside the U.S. for DACA Recipients Remains Tricky

    Travel Outside the U.S. for DACA Recipients Remains Tricky
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, first announced by President Obama in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, and who have graduated high school or served in the military, to remain…
  • Apr 22

    USCIS Issues Final Rule Extending Work Eligibility to Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holder

    USCIS Issues Final Rule Extending Work Eligibility to Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holder
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule in February 2015 extending employment authorization to dependent spouses of certain people who are in the U.S. on H-1B work visas. These dependent spouses are able to come…
  • Apr 8

    Immigration News Affecting New Jersey in April 2015

    Immigration News Affecting New Jersey in April 2015
    Several recent events and news stories in New Jersey could have a significant effect on immigrants in this area and their families, employers, and advocates. This includes news about increased immigration into New Jersey and its impact on the…
Rank this Week: 2019

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: 1489

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Press Release

    Press Release
    THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL PRESS RELEASE Stanley Radtke, of the Law Office of Stanley Dale Radtke, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of…
  • Jan 14

    House GOP Votes To Block Protections For Undocumented Immigrants (Eliminate DACA Protection)

    House GOP Votes To Block Protections For Undocumented Immigrants (Eliminate DACA Protection)
    House Republicans voted Wednesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security, but with the requirement that millions of undocumented young people, parents and others be put back at risk of deportation. The DHS funding bill was the opening…
  • Dec 18

    Court of Appeal Reversed a Criminal Conviction in One of My Recent Case

    Court of Appeal Reversed a Criminal Conviction in One of My Recent Case
    This post is not related to any immigration matter, but I do a fair amount of criminal appellate work as a panel attorney in the First, Second, and Sixth District. I accept court appointment for indigent clients in their direct appeal. I…
Rank this Week: 2084

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: 1545

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • 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:…
  • Feb 9

    Immigration on a Clean Slate: Game-Changing Proposals on Visa Modernization

    Immigration on a Clean Slate: Game-Changing Proposals on Visa Modernization
    Terabytes of text have already been generated in the course of extolling or excoriating President Obama for his November 20 Executive Actions on Immigration.  The prolific foaming of bloviating mouths has mostly been prompted by the…
  • Dec 30

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award
    With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony.  Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce…
Rank this Week: 1973

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 1864

About US Visas

About US Visas

Covers immigration and citizenship. By the Law Office of Tanya M. Lee.

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

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: 2213

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2233

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Schwartz and Brown, LLP.

http://www.sanfranciscoimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court
    Last year, the Obama Administration announced that it would pursue a different policy with respect to the 300,000 or so deportation cases languishing in the federal court system. Immigrants with "low priority" cases may be granted a stay,…
  • Feb 15

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22
    Over the past few months, I have received a couple of calls from people asking for cancellation of removal. When I tell them that cancellation of removal is only available in deportation proceedings, they ask, "So should I surrender myself…
  • Feb 7

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?
    When it comes to family members, people will do almost anything to ensure unity, be it a long lost cousin or their mother. When they hear that one family member might arrive by Christmas but another might arrive by Christmas 2014, they start…
Rank this Week: 1830