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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 24

    Clinical Teaching Fellowship Opening: Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic

    Clinical Teaching Fellowship Opening: Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic
    From Cardozo Law School: "The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for an anticipated opening sometime between October 2016 and…
  • Aug 24

    How the ‘System Is Rigged’ Against Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    How the ‘System Is Rigged’ Against Unaccompanied Migrant Children
    In a powerful new piece for Rewire, Tina Vasquez explores the plight of undocumented teens who, fleeing violence in their countries of origin, presented themselves at the border in the hopes of finding safety and asylum in the United…
  • Aug 24

    Election 2016: Can Trump Deport Millions?

    Election 2016: Can Trump Deport Millions?
    Can Donald Trump Deport Millions? Skeptics (myself included) abound. KJ Related articles Where America's 46 million immigrants come from, in one map Who's Next? Trump Goes After Spanish Immigrant, Celebrity Chef Jose Andrés Pew Research…
Rank this Week: 25

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 24

    Criminally inadmissible into Canada, now what?

    Criminally inadmissible into Canada, now what?
    Criminally Inadmissible into Canada, what are my options? If you are a foreign national and you have been found inadmissible into Canada on grounds of criminality there are several options that are available in order for you to be able to…
  • Aug 17

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule
    The granting of applications such as Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)  and many work permits is subject to policy imposed by Canada’s immigration department.  Policy – as distinct from law – can be…
  • Aug 5

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)
    Toronto immigration lawyer’s point of view on the above question is circumscribed by the location, i.e., being located in an urban setting in Canada. A significant factor when determining which country would be  the best place to…
Rank this Week: 1457

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/
  • Aug 24

    O-1 Visa – Application, Extension, Transfer | The Complete Guide

    O-1 Visa – Application, Extension, Transfer | The Complete Guide
    If you are a nonimmigrant worker seeking to enter the United States for a project, job or performance, you may qualify for a special O-1 Visa. O-1 Visa holders have several advantages over other types of work visas. There is … Continue…
  • Jun 7

    E2 Visa Renewal | Filing for an Extension of Stay

    E2 Visa Renewal | Filing for an Extension of Stay
    As an E-2 Visa holder, you have already been identified as an investor or an employee of an investor from a country that maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States who has invested significant capital in ……
  • May 30

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?
    When deciding to file a petition for an E2 work visa, it’s important to be aware of the key E2 visa requirements for investors and individual guidelines. USCIS defines an E-2 investment as “the investor’s placing of capital,…
Rank this Week: 2566

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Aug 24

    Proving Income For The Self Employed Petitioner Of A K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving Income For The Self Employed Petitioner Of A K1 Fiance Visa
    Every Petitioner applying for a K1 Fiance visa must demonstrated that he or she earns at least 125% above the poverty guidelines for whatever size family they will become. For a salaried employee, this requirement is generally…
  • Aug 15

    Scheduling a K1 Fiance Visa Interview Appointment with the US Embassy in Manila, Philippine

    Scheduling a K1 Fiance Visa Interview Appointment with the US Embassy in Manila, Philippine
    You can schedule your K1 Fiance Visa interview at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines by simply calling the Manila Visa Information and Appointment Service Center at  (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502. Callers…
  • Aug 8

    Basic Overview of the K1 Fiance Visa Interview

    Basic Overview of the K1 Fiance Visa Interview
    The K1 Fiance Visa interview is the last step in the K1 Fiance Visa application process. At the K1 Fiance Visa interview, the US Embassy Official will make a determination as to eligibility of the intended Beneficiary as well…
Rank this Week: 2321

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/
  • Aug 24

    Resources for Citizenship – Find Local English and Citizenship Classes! - YouTube Update

    Resources for Citizenship – Find Local English and Citizenship Classes! - YouTube Update
    If you are searching for “English as a Second Language” or “Citizenship” classes in your local area try using the America's Literacy Directory (ALD). First you choose the type of class/classes you are looking for, then…
  • Aug 23

    BALCA Finds No Regulatory Violation in Wage Error on ETA 9089

    BALCA Finds No Regulatory Violation in Wage Error on ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Software Engineer.” After obtaining & examining an…
  • Aug 22

    USCIS Teleconference: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – 8/29/16

    USCIS Teleconference: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – 8/29/16
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Teleconference on Monday, August 29th, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm (Eastern). This second teleconference is being held because of…
Rank this Week: 4360

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1027

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Defending criminal and DWI cases in Virginia General District Court – Don’t blink

    Defending criminal and DWI cases in Virginia General District Court – Don’t blink
    O.J. Simpson's criminal murder trial dragged on for months before the jury reached a not guilty verdict. That is a big contrast to how quickly matters move on a Northern Virginia General District Court date.
  • Aug 22

    End the private prison and jail industry

    End the private prison and jail industry
    Thanks to the Obama Administration for recently announcing movement towards favoring letting contracts with the federal Bureau of Prisons expire and not be renewed with private prisons. A president Hillary Clinton is more likely to keep that…
  • Aug 19

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor
    One approach to persuading prosecutors is to consider why they became a prosecutor in the first place. The word is out on the streets that if a lawyer wants to become a litigator with a prestigious large corporate law firm, one should buck to…
Rank this Week: 151

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
Rank this Week: 3133

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/
  • Aug 23

    Admin: Summer Break

    Admin: Summer Break
    This blog will be quiet through the end of the month. Posts will resume in September.
  • Aug 23

    Events & Opportunities: More Sept. 2016

    Events & Opportunities: More Sept. 2016
    Discussion: Manus: Lives in Limbo, Sydney, 8 September 2016 [info]Course: International Refugee Law, Sanremo, 15-19 November 2016 [info]- This course will be taught in Arabic in order to "develop the capacity of all stakeholders in the Arab…
  • Aug 22

    Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

    Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling
    Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys - The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey, May 2016- August 2016  (IOM, AUg. 2016) [text]- See also IOM press release.Lebanon: Syrian Women at Risk of Sex…
Rank this Week: 1254

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4984

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1318

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
  • Jun 26

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
  • Jun 5

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse
    In Band of Brothers, there is a story line where Captain Winters is ordered to send some of his troops across enemy lines to capture a German soldier to gather intel. Winters begrudgingly comes up with a plan and sends some soldiers and they…
Rank this Week: 1261

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/
  • Aug 19

    How Can I Bring My Fiancé to the United States?

    How Can I Bring My Fiancé to the United States?
    This is a very common question we receive all the time, “How do I get my fiancé a visa to come to the United States?” Should my fiancé come over on a visitor visa and then we will get married? Should I file a…
  • Aug 9

    If I Claim to be a U.S. Citizen Before I am one, What can Happen to Me?

    If I Claim to be a U.S. Citizen Before I am one, What can Happen to Me?
    Claiming to a United States citizen when you are not one may not appear to be that horrible of an act, but under immigration law, it is one of the worst things you can do as a non-citizen. Falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen for almost any…
  • Jul 28

    The Supreme Court tied on U.S. v. Texas, DAPA and expanded DACA are still frozen, where do we go from here?

    The Supreme Court tied on U.S. v. Texas, DAPA and expanded DACA are still frozen, where do we go from here?
    Anyone who follows immigration news or politics has probably heard that late last month, the Supreme Court in a 4-4 tie, left in place the lower court’s order freezing DAPA and expanded DACA. What this means is that for the rest of…
Rank this Week: 1481

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

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

    Pornography ruled as Aggravated Felony

    Pornography ruled as Aggravated Felony
    The Second Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that even though the New York law under which the petitioner was convicted for possession of child pornography lacks an interstate commerce element that is present in the analogous…
  • Aug 18

    File on time and you get another 240 day Extension

    File on time and you get another 240 day Extension
    USCIS recently published a final rule amending 8 CFR §274a.12(b)(20) to authorize continued employment for up to 240 days for H-1B1 (Chile, Singapore), E-3 (Australia) and CW-1 (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) nonimmigrants…
  • Aug 18

    Family Detention Case

    Family Detention Case
    The Ninth Circuit held that the Flores settlement agreement applies to both minors who are accompanied and unaccompanied by their parents, and that the lower court correctly refused to amend the agreement to accommodate family detention. The…
Rank this Week: 500

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 18

    Seventh Circuit Rules Only Employers Can Challenge Immigration Decision

    Seventh Circuit Rules Only Employers Can Challenge Immigration Decision
    Employment-based immigration law can be quite tricky because one attorney is technically representing two parties:  the U.S. employer and the foreign national whom the employer is sponsoring for a work visa. Normally (and hopefully!),…
  • Aug 9

    Three States Publish Reports Praising Economic Contributions of Immigrant

    Three States Publish Reports Praising Economic Contributions of Immigrant
    It should come as no surprise that foreign nationals make incredible economic contributions to our local and federal economies.  Foreign nationals fill many holes in the domestic U.S. workforce across the entire spectrum of the…
  • Jun 14

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?
    Around this time of year, many foreign workers and U.S. companies are faced with a dilemma:  the worker’s H-1B petition was not selected in the lottery.  Since there are only 85,000 H-1Bs awarded each year, and USCIS…
Rank this Week: 2916

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3299

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    USCIS Filing Fees to Increase

    USCIS Filing Fees to Increase
    In May of this year, USCIS proposed fee increases for a multitude of immigration services. The fee increases did not go into effect immediately as the public has to be allowed 60 days to comment on the proposed changes. Those 60 days have…
  • Aug 12

    New I-601A Waiver Rules Scheduled to Go into Effect

    New I-601A Waiver Rules Scheduled to Go into Effect
    The Department of Homeland Security rule to expand provisional waivers goes into effect on August 29, 2016. Currently, DHS only allows immediate relatives of a United States citizen to apply for the I-601A waiver of the 3 or…
  • Aug 2

    Immigration Court Backlog Still Persist

    Immigration Court Backlog Still Persist
    Data from TRAC Immigration The Immigration Court system in the United States is notorious for its backlog of cases. This story gets attention every not and again from the national press. A little under a year ago, in order to help the…
Rank this Week: 3028

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3652

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say
    An oft-used joke among comedians goes something like this: “Do you know why more women file for divorce than men? Because women know murder is illegal.” While not all that funny, in fact women do initiate divorces more often than…
  • Jul 18

    Making Summer Timesharing Work

    Making Summer Timesharing Work
    A few short decades ago, blended families were the exception rather than the rule. In today’s society, however, there are possibly more blended families than not. The “rules” for what constitutes a family have been…
  • Jun 9

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    Our Ayo & Iken attorneys have been busy this month. In this recap, we will take you through the many facets of what our attorneys have been up to from New Port Richey to Tampa and Orlando. We have tried cases, handled a difficult criminal…
Rank this Week: 2168

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 3893

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/
  • Aug 12

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation
    A Bal Harbour-based property company received new life in its breach of contract battle with a Miami interior design company. The 3d District Court of Appeal ruled that the trial court in the case should not have refused the property…
  • Jul 28

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal
    If you find yourself needing to utilize the court system in order to sort out a dispute between yourself and another of your fellow members of a limited liability company, it is important to understand what you’ll need to win your case.…
  • Jul 28

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal
    If you find yourself needing to utilize the court system in order to sort out a dispute between yourself and another of your fellow members of a limited liability company, it is important to understand what you’ll need to win your case.…
Rank this Week: 1089

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/
Rank this Week: 3176

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Evidence and opening statements in Immigration Court

    Evidence and opening statements in Immigration Court
    A colleague asked me about the rules of court, regarding evidence in immigration proceedings. I thought I would share the answer here: I have a CAT only IH coming up. I want to introduce a news article that I feel is relevant. Can I refer…
  • Aug 4

    What happens when you have a criminal…

    What happens when you have a criminal past, but want to bring your family into the United States? That of course, depends on the crime. Conviction of a crime against minors is a particularly serious form of criminal past that present a…
  • Jul 23

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
Rank this Week: 2469

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Scrivener Error

    Scrivener Error
    Below is the extract from USCIS/SCOPS teleconference Agenda dated July 27, 2016 related to Scrivener ErrorAlthough a petitioner may ask USCIS to correct a clerical error, whether the correction will actually be made is based on the totality…
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
Rank this Week: 1009

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

Covers current trends in immigration law. By Joshua Bardavid and Bardavid Law.

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Update on Expanded I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    Update on Expanded I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced a rule change to the I-601A Provisional Waiver process and expanded its eligibility guidelines.  The issues at hand are complex. As a result, this announcement has…
  • Jun 7

    Visa Regression: Department of State Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Central American Juvenile Refugees, but Just Turns its Back

    Visa Regression: Department of State Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Central American Juvenile Refugees, but Just Turns its Back
    The United States Department of State last month issued their May 2016 Visa Bulletin indicating that the yearly EB4 visa limits have been reached for applicants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The EB4 visa allows certain immigrants…
  • Apr 4

    EOIR: How We Got Here

    EOIR: How We Got Here
    The backlog of immigration cases pending before judges nationally is currently hovering at around 500,000. In Houston, Texas alone that number is around 40,000. There are enough reasons to go around for those high tallies, including…
Rank this Week: 3059

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Aug 9

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for September 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their…
  • Jul 12

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for August 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their…
  • Jun 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016
    The Visa  Bulletin for July 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their…
Rank this Week: 4297

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/
  • Aug 9

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce
    This morning, Freed Marcroft’s Instagram feed was flooded with the hashtag #friendshipday.   Friendship Day is one of those holidays initially created by Hallmark to sell cards.  It is now actually an official United…
  • Jul 28

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce
    I know.  You’re thinking, “what is she thinking.” Forgive me, I’m tired.  I was up late watching the DNC last night.  But please bear with me for a minute while I draw this analogy for you. At Freed…
  • Jul 22

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”
    “Wait, we do what?” It can sound pretty baffling at first. Here’s the scoop.  The kids stay in the family home — the “nest,” get it?  The idea is that instead of children having to go back and…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
Rank this Week: 857

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner & Schmidt, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Aug 5

    601A Expansion effective August 29, 2016

    601A Expansion effective August 29, 2016
    Typically, a foreign national who has accrued more than one hundred eighty (180) days but less than one year of unlawful presence is subject to a three (3) year bar from returning the US after a departure. A foreign national who has accrued…
  • Jun 28

    A Journey to Freedom

    A Journey to Freedom
    On November 2, 1966, Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act, which permitted Cuban nationals who have been physically present in the United States of America for at least one year, who have been admitted or paroled, and who are admissible…
  • Feb 10

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS
    (This is the final part of our three-part series with a look at DACA in the courts and how recent developments in the US Supreme Court will affect this program) In our previous articles, we spoke about the inception of DACA, the proposed DACA…
Rank this Week: 2524

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/
  • Aug 3

    Visa Bulletin Predictions Podcast – September 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions Podcast – September 2016
    The Visa Bulletin is actually creating havoc for those waiting to obtain a permanent residence. Attorney Shah Peerally has tried to forecast some of the possible outcomes on the visas. Please listen to the podcast and share. The post Visa…
  • Jul 25

    Senate raises H-1B fees to fund border security

    Senate raises H-1B fees to fund border security
    $2,000 H-1B fee increase hits any firm with 50% of employees on the visa The Senate measure increases the H-1B visa application fees by $2,000 per application on those firms that have 50% of their employees on this visa. Read More : The Act:…
  • Jul 25

    H1B Cap is not met yet

    H1B Cap is not met yet
    There are still thousands of New H1Bs available. Our law firm can help with all H1B issues. Call us today on 510 742 5887 or email us on info@peerallylaw.com H1B left The post H1B Cap is not met yet appeared first on Immigration Blog covering…
Rank this Week: 4000

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

Focuses on business immigration law. By Lisa D. Ramirez and Daniel D. Kim.

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • Aug 2

    EB-5 Fraud Case Continues To Reverberate

    EB-5 Fraud Case Continues To Reverberate
      In the past few years there have been a quite a number of EB-5 Regional Center related cases.   They are pretty well documented in the press — just google “Eb-5 Fraud” and one can get a good sense of the…
  • Aug 2

    Visa Bulletin For August 2016

    Visa Bulletin For August 2016
      The new Visa Bulletin for August 2016 is up. Click on the link: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2016/visa-bulletin-for-august-2016.html  Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 21

    EB-5 Proposals and What They Could Mean

    EB-5 Proposals and What They Could Mean
    It’s that time of the year, where the EB-5 Regional Center program is going to sunset and there is a scramble (as usual) to renew it.  And it should be pointed out that this has no effect on the “original” EB-5 program,…
Rank this Week: 1203

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Aug 2

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Syria

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Syria
    Release Date: August 01, 2016 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2016, through March…
  • Jun 23

     Opinions How the Supreme…

     Opinions How the Supreme Court’s immigration decision hurts all of us A protester outside the Supreme Court on Thursday. (Andrew Gombert/European Pressphoto Agency) By Roberto G. Gonzales June 23 at 2:31…
  • Mar 10

    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS

    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS
    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS: Field Office Director: Andrea Rogers District Director: Denis Riordan Physical Address/Mailing Address: 9 Ridgewood Road Bedford, NH 03110 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 1293

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    USCIS Expands Eligible Aliens for I-601A Provisional Waiver

    USCIS Expands Eligible Aliens for I-601A Provisional Waiver
    >Effective August 29, 2016, a new class of individuals may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence in the United States. The newly released rule is intended to…
  • Jul 11

    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate Jeremiah 7:5-7(Jer. 7:5) "For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,(Jer. 7-6) if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the…
  • Dec 24

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year
    The Washington Post reports that their sources tell them Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") is planning deportation raids beginning in the new year. ICE, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has begun preparing for a…
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • Aug 1

    DHS Extends TPS for Syria

    DHS Extends TPS for Syria
    DHS announced today that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian nationals who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Jul 11

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador
    DHS announced today that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvadoran nationals who already hold TPS.… Continue Reading
  • Jul 8

    Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cycle Officially Over

    Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cycle Officially Over
    U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced today that it has now completed returning all petitions that were not selected in the Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B lottery.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4168

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Don’t Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Should Do Today! The Repercussions of Delaying a Bankruptcy Filing

    Don’t Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Should Do Today! The Repercussions of Delaying a Bankruptcy Filing
    Filing for bankruptcy can be a very difficult and stressful process for many Georgian families who are in a constant state of worry because they cannot meet their monthly bills. Because the decision to “take the bankruptcy plunge”…
  • Jun 14

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our Georgian friends and neighbors is, “Do I really need a bankruptcy lawyer?” Since bankruptcy lawyers charge fees to file a client’s bankruptcy case, a person who…
  • Jun 14

    Financial Tips for New Graduate

    Financial Tips for New Graduate
    Congratulations! Whether you just graduated from a Georgia high school, college, law school, or medical school, you should give yourself a big pat on the back for all of your accomplishments and for entering a new and exciting chapter in your…
Rank this Week: 2126

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt
    Based on the recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), individuals who hold nonimmigrant visas in the U.S. are likely to face severe consequences if arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related…
  • Jul 29

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (January 1,…
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4232

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/
  • Jul 29

    Stateside processing of unlawful presence waivers expanded to LPR family member

    Stateside processing of unlawful presence waivers expanded to LPR family member
    Today U.S.C.I.S. published the rule expanding stateside waiver processing to "all statutorily eligible individuals regardless of their immigration visa classification." The final rule is effective August 29, 2016. This expansion of…
  • Jul 25

    Texas agrees to issue birth certificates to undocumented parents of children born in Texa

    Texas agrees to issue birth certificates to undocumented parents of children born in Texa
    From The Texas Civil Rights Project: The State of Texas has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by dozens of immigrant families and the community organizing union, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), challenging the State’s refusal to issue…
  • Jun 13

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
    Like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Trump's proposal to exclude all Muslims is "induced by blind racism and eagerness to deflect blame onto other groups." Also like the 1882 Act, it's unconstitutiona. See, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark,…
Rank this Week: 457

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

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

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
Rank this Week: 4613

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Jul 17

    Your Days Are Numbered — Practicing Arithmophobic Immigration Law

    Your Days Are Numbered — Practicing Arithmophobic Immigration Law
    Preferring words over numbers, I chose the practice of law. Preferring people over numbers, I forsook tax law and opted to practice immigration. How naïve of me to think that numbers could be so easily avoided. Everywhere they confront…
  • Jun 24

    All Checks but No Balances — The Systemic Failure to Protect EB-5 Investor

    All Checks but No Balances — The Systemic Failure to Protect EB-5 Investor
    Several widely-publicized actions by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the inevitable litigation that has piled on in consequence, have pressure-tested the EB-5 ecosystem and found it defective. Simply stated, the…
  • Dec 13

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility
    [Blogger’s Note:  This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015  draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same…
Rank this Week: 3813

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
  • Jul 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
  • Jun 15

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors,…
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
Rank this Week: 3707

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Jul 13

    F-1 OPT I-765 RFE Issue: How a DSO can change students’ 17 month OPT extensions to 24 month

    F-1 OPT I-765 RFE Issue: How a DSO can change students’ 17 month OPT extensions to 24 month
    The Department of Homeland Security’s website notes that subsequent to USCIS changes to STEM optional practical training (OPT) regulations, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Release 6.26 was deployed…
  • Jul 12

    Is Hillary Clinton anti-H-1B?

    Is Hillary Clinton anti-H-1B?
    Vox news reports the disappointing news that Hillary Clinton “just put a stake” through the idea of “expanding visas to allow more high-skilled workers to come to the United States” in favor…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS has Reached the Congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017

    USCIS has Reached the Congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017
    Via USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000…
Rank this Week: 1016

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
  • Jul 8

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government
    On June 23, US Customs & Border Protection quietly announced in the Federal Register seeking comments on the "optional" collection of social media information for visa waiver applicants.The visa waiver program (VWP) enables…
  • Jun 29

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy
    Citizenship is in many ways the end of the long road of immigration. Besides its obvious civic value, we celebrate grants of citizenship with our clients because it is truly an accomplishment. Even "simple" or "straightforward" cases involve…
  • Jun 24

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied
    You've told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You hired a lawyer. You spent countless hours working with your lawyer on collecting evidence, rehearsing your story, making sure everything was correct, and that there were…
Rank this Week: 4965

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Alleged fraud uncovered in California regional center

    Alleged fraud uncovered in California regional center
    Merced (California) County Superior Court Judge David Moranda ruled May 31 that a felony criminal case involving Sierra Academy of Aeronautics and KS Aviation co-owner Daniel B. Yoon, 66, must proceed to trial.Yoon is facing two counts of…
  • Jun 23

    EB-5 is about job creation

    EB-5 is about job creation
    The words I am hearing from our politicians make little sense. If I need a job, I am going to where the job is. I don't care if the job is in an "affluent" area or not. A job is a job.
  • Jun 2

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California
    SEC Halts EB-5 Scheme Stealing Investments in Cancer CenterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE2016-105Washington D.C., June 2, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a husband…
Rank this Week: 4929

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court
    On June 23, 2016, a divided Supreme Court sent President Obama’s DAPA program, which would provide deferred action status for parents of United States citizens who meet certain eligibility criteria (a USCIS flyer on the program…
  • Jul 24

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession
        Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially the first time.  For many people young and old, their first encounter with going to jail comes following an arrest for possession of marijuana (referred to in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3531

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Jun 18

    Intrinsicly plagiarize interactive

    Intrinsicly plagiarize interactive
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
  • Jun 18

    Distinctively provide access to backend

    Distinctively provide access to backend
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
  • Jun 18

    Seamlessly enable multimedia based technologie

    Seamlessly enable multimedia based technologie
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
Rank this Week: 3849