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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 24

    Celebrating the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

    Celebrating the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
    Stephen Magagnini reports on a gathering earlier this month at the California State Railroad Museum. Several hundred of the region’s leading Chinese Americans joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in welcoming a delegation from the Chinese…
  • May 24

    Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero closer to sainthood

    Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero closer to sainthood
    CNN reports that, 35 years after being assassinated while holding mass, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, bringing the slain priest a step closer to sainthood in the Catholic Church. Tens of thousands of people crowded El…
  • May 23

    Job Opportunity with the Vera Institute for Justice

    Job Opportunity with the Vera Institute for Justice
    The Vera Institute of Justice is looking to hire a Senior Program Associate for its New York City office. The Senior Program Associate will work on the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), which informs detained immigrants about their rights, and…
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • May 24

    I’m from Syria, can I get asylum in the USA?

    I’m from Syria, can I get asylum in the USA?
    Thousands of Syrians have fled their homes to escape the dire humanitarian crisis.  Some of them have found temporary refuge in the United States through Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”). But there’s no end in sight…
  • May 21

    USCIS Publishes Guidance for H-4 Work Permit

    USCIS Publishes Guidance for H-4 Work Permit
    USCIS has published guidance to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule. You can view the information on: The…
  • May 21

    Understanding the J-1 Home Residency Requirement

    Understanding the J-1 Home Residency Requirement
    The downside to the J-1 is the two-year home residency requirement.  When you agree to participate in an Exchange Visitor Program you will be subject to J-1 home residency requirement if: 1) You receive funding from the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4836

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa
    The real advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa is the relatively quick processing time for acquiring the visa. From start to finish, it takes about 6-7 months. By contrast the CR1 Marriage Visa takes 12- 13 months to obtain. The process of…
  • May 7

    Can my Fiance work once he or she arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa?

    Can my Fiance work once he or she arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa?
    Yes. Once your fiancé arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa, he or she can immediately apply for permission to work by filing form I-765, Application for Work Authorization. If your fiancé applies for work…
  • Mar 20

    Green Cards for Student

    Green Cards for Student
    Spring is a busy time of the year for our office. In part because it coincides with graduation. And for this reason, I get lots of calls and questions from foreign students earning their degrees at US Universities, who…
Rank this Week: 2586

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 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,…
  • May 6

    Another Student Visa Fraud Involving Indian

    Another Student Visa Fraud Involving Indian
    Unfortunately although the Tri Valley University was a traumatic event for many Indian students, it seems that the scams and duping of students have not stopped. After Herguan University  CEO was indicted and plead guilty for fraud, now…
Rank this Week: 108

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
  • May 20

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time…
Rank this Week: 4470

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: 1234

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 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…
  • May 22

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health
    "EMDR for Syrian Refugees with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: Results of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6: 27414 (May 2015) [open access]"Incidence of Psychotic Disorders among…
  • May 21

    Regional Focus: Africa

    Regional Focus: Africa
    3 Key Trends That Lie Beneath a Silent Displacement Crisis in Kenya’s North-east (IDMC Blog, May 2015) [text]Building on the Foundation: Formative Evaluation of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Transition Process in Kenya,…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 308

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 22

    What Happens to Green Card After Divorce

    What Happens to Green Card After Divorce
    Many immigrants who come to the United States wonder if a divorce will jeopardize their green card. If you were granted U.S. residence due to a marriage to a U.S. citizen then your initial ‘conditional’ green card is valid for…
  • May 19

    H4 EAD Rule Update 2015

    H4 EAD Rule Update 2015
    As explained in a post earlier this year, H4 dependent spouses of H-1B holders will be able to obtain employment authorization documents in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory changes. This regulation,…
  • May 15

    June 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi

    June 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi
    The June 2015 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and as many of us predicted the employment-based second preference (EB2) moves ahead for those born in India and China. Similarly, the EB3 category for those…
Rank this Week: 3176

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 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…
  • May 21

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petition

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petition
    USCIS announced that they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions as of Tuesday, May 26, 2015. This suspension will last until Monday, July 27, 2015. During this temporary suspension period,…
  • May 20

    BALCA Upholds Denial for Failure to Investigate Applicant’s Qualification

    BALCA Upholds Denial for Failure to Investigate Applicant’s Qualification
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.” After receiving &…
Rank this Week: 1112

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 707

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: 971

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: 1577

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 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…
  • May 19

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extension of Stay Petition

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extension of Stay Petition
    USCIS has announced that effective May 26, 2015, they are temporarily suspending the premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions for two months, or until July 27, 2015.     This surprising announcement…
Rank this Week: 759

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/
  • May 21

    Conservatives Oppose Amendment that Allows Immigrants to Serve in the U.S. Military

    Conservatives Oppose Amendment that Allows Immigrants to Serve in the U.S. Military
    There are a number of immigration reform proposals throughout President Obama’s administrative run that have drawn the ire of several conservatives. A sense of controversy always seems to follow immigration reform that is tailored to…
  • May 18

    Ruling by Arizona Judge Qualifies Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition

    Ruling by Arizona Judge Qualifies Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition
    While opinion continues to be split when it comes to the controversial topic of immigration reform, there are a number of welcoming developments that prove to be encouraging for undocumented immigrants. One of the positive developments that…
  • May 14

    Backlog in Immigration Cases Poses Consequences for Immigrant

    Backlog in Immigration Cases Poses Consequences for Immigrant
    The field of immigration law is rife with numerous complications. The need for extensive immigration reform is clear given the scope of the challenges that undocumented immigrants face. One of the areas where immigration reform is needed can…
Rank this Week: 3821

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

Covers the visa, permanent residence and citizenship laws of the two countries. By Gary Chodorow.

http://lawandborder.com/
  • May 20

    China’s Refusal of Passports to Certain Minorities, Children without Hukous, and Others Impinges on Their Right to Leave and Return

    China’s Refusal of Passports to Certain Minorities, Children without Hukous, and Others Impinges on Their Right to Leave and Return
    For more than a decade, most Chinese have become increasingly accustomed to a hassle-free passport application process. But the right to leave and return (RLR) is still limited for certain minorities (including Tibetans and Uighurs),…
  • May 6

    AmCham China White Paper: Visa Policy

    AmCham China White Paper: Visa Policy
    The 17th edition of AmCham China’s newly published American Business in China White Paper reflects the collective views of AmCham China’s more than 1,000 member companies on trade and commercial issues that affect the U.S.…
  • May 5

    Event: PRC Work Visa Issues for Young Professional

    Event: PRC Work Visa Issues for Young Professional
    On May 14, AmCham China will host a panel of industry experts to provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape and discuss common visa issues faced by young professionals in China. Continue Reading–> The post Event: PRC…
Rank this Week: 3051

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: 1621

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: 4287

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: 1541

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: 2028

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: 693

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: 1088

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 19

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015
        Tonight, May 19th tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer…
  • May 14

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!
    The EB-5 investor visa, also commonly referred to as an EB-5 green card, is a great immigration tool for Canadian investors and their families wishing to move to the United States permanently while making a business investment. Unlike other…
  • May 8

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental
    Matt C. Altro is a regular contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the third question below. Tax Strategy: Keep taxman…
Rank this Week: 4857

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important
    Future viability is a concept -- and a concern -- I would like to bring to the EB-5 world.  My friend Michael Gibson's latest report on EB-5 projects around the nation is disturbing and troubling because so many of them are failing or…
  • Apr 15

    Why the cutoff date problem for Chinese EB-5 investors?

    Why the cutoff date problem for Chinese EB-5 investors?
    Because Congress never intended immigrant investor visas to go to immediate relatives (normally spouse and children younger than 21).Now we have a cutoff date of May 1, 2013, because the Department of State has been allocating a low number of…
  • Apr 13

    Cutoff date appears for Chinese EB-5 visa petitioners for first time

    Cutoff date appears for Chinese EB-5 visa petitioners for first time
    I predicted late last year that the U.S. Department of State would issue a cutoff date for EB-5 visa petitioners from China sometime this spring.  The department did not disappoint.The May Visa Bulletin establishes a cutoff date for…
Rank this Week: 4782

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: 754

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: 752

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: 2183

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
  • May 4

    Corinthian Colleges Files Bankruptcy, Closes Doors, and Leaves Students Without Degree

    Corinthian Colleges Files Bankruptcy, Closes Doors, and Leaves Students Without Degree
    The for-profit career school Corinthian Colleges Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on May 4, 2015 and closed 28 of its schools across the country. Over 16,000 students were enrolled in the schools when they closed, and these students must…
Rank this Week: 2751

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • May 17

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship
    Generally, every child born in the United States is granted American citizenship. This is known as birthright citizenship. This policy has recently been the subject of scrutiny as many opponents of birthright citizenship have expressed…
  • May 4

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card
    The last step when applying for a green card for applicants already in the United States on a non-immigrant temporary visa is the process of adjusting one’s status from the temporary nonimmigrant visa to a permanent immigrant visa. When…
  • Apr 27

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.
    A few weeks ago we blogged about a new regulation allowing H-4 visa holders (dependents of H-1B visa holders) to work in the United States. However, a case has just been filed in Washington D.C. federal court challenging this…
Rank this Week: 3107

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • 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,…
  • Apr 12

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong
    On August 6, 2015, Brian M. O’Leary, the Chief Immigration Judge, the head of the immigration judges,  and Riah Ramlogan, the Acting Principal legal Advisor for ICE, ICE’s head of its immigration court prosecutors, both…
Rank this Week: 789

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 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…
  • Apr 20

    Chinese EB-5 Retrogression: What Does it Mean?

    Chinese EB-5 Retrogression: What Does it Mean?
    Starting May 2015, EB-5 availability will be restricted for Chinese applicants. I-526 petitioners/applicants that receive approval from then on will have to indefinitely postpone their plans to enter the United States (unless, of course, they…
  • Apr 12

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny
    Each month, the State Department releases the Visa Bulletin, which is how it announces who is eligible to apply for permanent residence. More precisely, it answers the question of "who has waited long enough for it?" This involves a very…
Rank this Week: 1652

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: 2094

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: 2126

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/
Rank this Week: 2723

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: 1934

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: 1705

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: 1904

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • May 9

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Survival Guide

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Survival Guide
    In general, there are two types of bankruptcies that a Georgian consumers normally file and these are called Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. If a person qualifies to file for Chapter 7, at the end of the process the person’s eligible debts…
  • May 9

    Is Bankruptcy the Best Option for You? Consider These Factors.

    Is Bankruptcy the Best Option for You? Consider These Factors.
    The recent trying economic times have affected Georgian families all across the state, with many people finding it more and more difficult to keep up with their monthly bills and expenses.  Several people have contacted our office to…
  • May 9

    Is Bankruptcy the Best Option for You? Consider These Factors.

    Is Bankruptcy the Best Option for You? Consider These Factors.
    The recent trying economic times have affected Georgian families all across the state, with many people finding it more and more difficult to keep up with their monthly bills and expenses.  Several people have contacted our office to…
Rank this Week: 2738

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

Covers issues related to immigrating to Canada. By David Cohen.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • May 6

    You Can Fight City Hall

    You Can Fight City Hall
    They say you can’t fight city hall. Actually, you can, but it’s not often that you come out a winner, especially if the stakes are high. Given the assets and resources at the government’s disposal, it isn’t really a…
  • Apr 1

    The Fools On The Hill

    The Fools On The Hill
    Typically, April Fool’s pranks are cooked up the night before or the morning of the day itself. Rarely are they a decade in the making. Beginning today, April 1, however, Canadians and non-Canadians working in Canada alike will begin to…
  • Mar 4

    A Just Society?

    A Just Society?
    When the Canadian Constitution Act was signed in 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. It was the magnum opus in the career of then-Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Before the Charter became a signature part of Canadian…
Rank this Week: 4508

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 633

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, business and litigation.

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015
    In order to expand its service offerings and accessibility to clients throughout Metro Atlanta, the Hernan Law Firm will be opening a second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015.  Please call our office at (678) 275-4000 for more…
  • Nov 19

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm
    The President has indicated that he will make a long awaited announcement on his plan to address the broken immigration system on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Information about the plan will be posted upon its release at…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
Rank this Week: 3921

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Child custody when a child is taken out of state

    Child custody when a child is taken out of state
    Recently, I had a chance to chat with an individual who had questions about her son. In brief, she requested: My son and his father moved from Virginia to Nebraska in June 2014. We were never married and we both lived in Virginia when my…
  • Apr 26

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC
    So you own a small business, and are contemplating obtaining investors? Good news -- It's possible! Bad news, you better know what the heck you're doing. Care is required here. As a small company contemplating a Rule 504 filing under…
  • Apr 16

    Motions in Limine -- an example

    Motions in Limine -- an example
    Although there are multiple uses for motions in limine, the most basic form is to (1) exclude testimony from certain witnesses, and (2) to exclude evidence on the grounds of (a) undue prejudice, (b) lacks authenticity, (c) lacks foundations,…
Rank this Week: 3033

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition
    The USCIS announced receipt of 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, the agency used a computer-generated random lottery, to select…
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
Rank this Week: 4457

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

Covers immigration law news. By Drew Law Office, pllc.

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Apr 17

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach
    Here is a handy video about the Modified Categorical Approach, which immigration courts use to determine a person's immigration consequences for criminal convictions. Thanks to Professor Maureen Sweeney of The University of Maryland Carey…
  • Feb 19

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com
    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com Por Michael D. Shear y Julia PrestonWASHINGTON – Un día antes de que cientos de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados pudieran solicitar permisos de…
  • Feb 10

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com
    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should…
Rank this Week: 4717

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: 2186