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Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Regulation Requiring Special Immigrant Religious Workers to Maintain Lawful Status is Invalid, Federal Court Hold

    Regulation Requiring Special Immigrant Religious Workers to Maintain Lawful Status is Invalid, Federal Court Hold
    AUTHOR:  Anya Susarina. Carrying on religious work without work authorization does not present a bar to receiving a special immigrant visa, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, has concluded Shalom…
  • Apr 13

    H-1B Numbers Up More Than 35% Over Last Year

    H-1B Numbers Up More Than 35% Over Last Year
    AUTHOR:  Nicola Prall. Today, USCIS announced that it had completed the H-1B lottery selection and that it had received approximately 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning in October 2015. Last year, USCIS received 172,500…
  • Apr 8

    USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap in First Week of April

    USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap in First Week of April
    AUTHOR:  David S. Jones. On April 7, 2015, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2016 beginning on October 1, 2015.  USCIS has not yet announced the total number of…
Rank this Week: 4543

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/
  • Apr 20

    Southwest Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Death of Richard Ilczyszyn

    Southwest Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Death of Richard Ilczyszyn
    Kelly Ilczyszyn, the widow of Richard Ilczyszyn, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines claiming her husband died as a result of the flight crew treating him like an out-of-control passenger instead of a passenger in need…
  • Apr 13

    After Couple Wins $26 Million Verdict, Yellow Cab Files Bankruptcy

    After Couple Wins $26 Million Verdict, Yellow Cab Files Bankruptcy
    Marc Jacobs suffered permanent brain damage when the Yellow Cab he rode in crashed during a high-speed accident 10 years ago. A Cook County jury awarded his family nearly $26 million, but he may never see any of the money, because Yellow Cab…
  • Apr 6

    Anthony Carta Sentenced to 30-99 Years For Scamming Homeowners in Foreclosure with Religious Organization

    Anthony Carta Sentenced to 30-99 Years For Scamming Homeowners in Foreclosure with Religious Organization
    Anthony Carta setup a religious organization to scam more than $300,000 from homeowners facing foreclosure, and was arrested in April of 2014. Just nearly a year later, Carta plead guilty in an Oakland County Circuit Court on April 2, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 2734

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/
  • Apr 20

    California Expresses Commitment to Immigrants through the “Immigrants Shape America” Package

    California Expresses Commitment to Immigrants through the “Immigrants Shape America” Package
    Immigration issues continue to wrack the United States but for undocumented immigrants residing in California, a great deal of headway is being made. Historically, California has expressed a great deal of support for issues that face…
  • Apr 16

    Texas DREAM Act Drags Perry into Immigration Policy Controversy

    Texas DREAM Act Drags Perry into Immigration Policy Controversy
    Immigration issues continue to dominate the political debate as Texas makes a move to repeal a bill that offered in – state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Caught squarely in the middle of this debate is former Texas Gov. Rick…
  • Apr 13

    Honduran’s Asylum Claims Denied Due to Lack of Credibility

    Honduran’s Asylum Claims Denied Due to Lack of Credibility
    Groups of immigrants come to the United States annually in an attempt to flee from unpleasant circumstances that await them in their respective places of origin. The best solution available for undocumented immigrants in the United States who…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
  • Apr 20

    Will premium processing increase the chances of making the FY2016 H-1B quota?

    Will premium processing increase the chances of making the FY2016 H-1B quota?
    Filing an H-1B petition requesting premium processing will NOT increase the chances of obtaining an H-1B under the quota. If you request premium processing and the case is accepted for processing, the 15 day premium processing window will…
  • Apr 17

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 17, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 17, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Apr 16

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 27

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 27
    On Monday, April 27, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2016 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals…
Rank this Week: 694

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Apr 19

    Immigration Issues for Dual Nationality Chinese Children

    Immigration Issues for Dual Nationality Chinese Children
    China’s Nationality Law “is causing big headaches for the growing number of mixed-nationality families in China,” as recounted in Visa Complexity Vexes Parents of Dual Nationality Chinese Children (Los Angeles Times,…
  • Apr 18

    Party and State Council Plan for Immigration to Spur Innovation

    Party and State Council Plan for Immigration to Spur Innovation
    Premier Li Keqiang last month delivered a report to the National People’s Congress, saying “We will work to attract high-caliber foreign professionals and bring in other expertise from overseas.” Soon afterwards, a…
  • Mar 24

    New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?

    New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?
    USCIS has released a new policy memo on “L-1B adjudications policy.” The memo provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess…
Rank this Week: 3541

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Petition
    As widely anticipated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet both the regular cap (65,000) and the advanced degree cap (20,000) for Fiscal Year…
  • Apr 9

    CPB Now Offers Email Addresses for "I-94 Correction Requests" at Some Deferred Inspection Site

    CPB Now Offers Email Addresses for "I-94 Correction Requests" at Some Deferred Inspection Site
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), which controls admission of travelers to the United States, maintains more than 70 “Deferred Inspection” offices where travelers may request correction of  I-94 Arrival…
Rank this Week: 1776

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 18

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Success for my clients requires my not only…
  • Apr 15

    Lego in the shadow of John Coltrane

    Lego in the shadow of John Coltrane
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.My favorite part of Philadelphia is John Coltrane's spirit. On my…
  • Apr 14

    More on engaging and being relaxed, open, fearless, and non-judgmental, whether an extrovert or introvert.

    More on engaging and being relaxed, open, fearless, and non-judgmental, whether an extrovert or introvert.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     In 1977 and again in 1978, I met my jazz…
Rank this Week: 993

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
Rank this Week: 3887

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/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

    Admin: Spring Break
    This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Asylum for the Jews of France? (The Asylumist, April 2015) [text]Asylum Procedures in the EU (EPRS, April 2015) [text]EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case (Migration Information Source,…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria
    Ad-hoc Query on "the Application of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in Syrian Asylum Cases" (European Migration Network, Dec. 2014) [text]Conflict, Famine, Refugees, and IDPs: A Perfect Storm in Yemen? (Future Development Blog, April…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 4999

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: 3714

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1850

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

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

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 1366

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 15

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing
    As a practitioner in both Federal and State jurisdictions, I am often consulted on matters that cross between both types of Courts. A recent question posted to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a good example. In this…
  • Apr 11

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?
    I was recently asked the following question on an online legal website:I am a member of a Church Vestry in Virginia. The church is a 501(c)(3), and it owns a piece of retail property. If we lease the retail property to generate income, are we…
Rank this Week: 3542

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 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…
  • Sep 5

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel
    See:http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23077.htm
Rank this Week: 2137

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 3382

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/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 2244

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: 3667

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
  • Apr 1

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?
    The current government is preoccupied with streamlining processes and reducing backlongs.  One backlog relates to removing persons who have been ordered deported.  Attempts at making it easier to remove person have involved changing…
Rank this Week: 531

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Apr 13

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “USCIS received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, USCIS used a…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 2022

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
Rank this Week: 870

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Apr 13

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition
    H-1B holders working at multiple worksites must have a Labor Condition Application (LCA) on file for each worksite. Last week the USCIS Administrative Appeals released a decision that states any geographic change in the workplace listed on…
  • Apr 8

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap
    With the school year coming to a close, it’s time for foreign students to start thinking on ways to continue to remain in the United States, following the conclusion of their academic programs. Some college students on F-1 visas who are…
  • Mar 31

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National
    L-1B classification was initially created by Congress to allow multinational companies to easily transfer employers from foreign operations to intra-company offices in the United States. To receive L-1B classification the applicant must work…
Rank this Week: 2552

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document
    Every adjudicative body I have ever dealt with, from government agencies to the Supreme Court, provide proof of filing documents. Today I met the exception. I delivered documents for a case as requested by USCIS to the San Diego USCIS office.…
  • Mar 29

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka
    For 4 years, from 2009 to 2013, Alejandro Mayorkas was the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This was not a glamor position highly coveted in government. It meant taking over a portion of the former INS which was…
Rank this Week: 2112

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker
    Congress is at an impasse on the question of how to fix our often dysfunction--and never ideal--immigration system. There has been debate, and bipartisan solutions have been put forth, but none of this has resulted in any actual reforms. The…
  • Mar 23

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff
    Technology companies have been pushing Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas, which provide foreign nationals a three-year stay in the country to work in a specialty occupation. The unified industry support indicates that the major players…
Rank this Week: 2298

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story
    A reporter for The Wall Street Journal is looking for F-1 students to share their experience about working on OPT and CPT. His story will look at the challenges international students face – from schools to employers to the visa system…
  • Apr 8

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.
    For those who were hoping there will be no lottery on the H1B visa 2016, we have bad news. Today USCIS announced that the cap is reached both. Please see announcement from the USCIS today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • Apr 6

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing
    USCIS would like to inform stakeholders about the proper action to take if cap-subject filings for fiscal year 2016 H-1B petitions are mishandled by delivery services. If a petitioner filed an FY16 H-1B cap petition in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 4386

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – April 1st 2015   On the April 1st episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and…
  • Apr 8

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate
      Last fall, I wrote about the benefits of buying property in the US sunbelt, particularly in Florida, which is currently experiencing a post-recession renaissance. Now, as the state’s economy continues to recover, more and more…
  • Apr 1

    Upcoming Radio Show: April 1st, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: April 1st, 2015
        On Wednesday April 1st tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. 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 them on-air.…
Rank this Week: 1120

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 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…
  • Mar 25

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Hypothetical: A theatrical production company would like to produce a tribute musical production to a songwriter using only the songwriter’s music being performed by the cast of the…
  • Mar 11

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: A presenter wants to breach our engagement contract by cancelling. Our cancellation clause says that, in the event of cancellation, we get 50% of the engagement fee or actual…
Rank this Week: 960

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Apr 8

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

    Immigration Howling, Hope, Hype and Hodgepodge: USCIS’s New L-1B Memo
    Social media flamed with expressions of outrage, relief and tepid optimism ever since President Obama announced on March 23, 2015 the release of long-awaited  policy guidance on a key temporary worker visa category:…
  • Feb 9

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

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

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award
    With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony.  Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce…
Rank this Week: 305

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Rollover Accidents Responsible For Hundreds of Truckers Dying Annually

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

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident

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

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony
    Efren Moreano, 20, the driver of the wrong way vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway who struck and killed an NYPD detective in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, has been charged with second degree manslaughter, a class D felony.…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    United States Citizenship, Part 2: Lawsuit Looks at Meaning of "Citizenship" for People Born in One U.S. Territory

    United States Citizenship, Part 2: Lawsuit Looks at Meaning of "Citizenship" for People Born in One U.S. Territory
    An ongoing court battle illustrates the complex definition of "citizenship" in the United States. The general understanding of U.S. citizenship is that anyone born on U.S. soil is a citizen by birth, and that others can petition the…
  • Mar 11

    United States Citizenship, Part 1: More Complicated than It Appear

    United States Citizenship, Part 1: More Complicated than It Appear
    The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution defines a "citizen" as anyone "born or naturalized in the United States." The U.S. did not have a single, uniform system for naturalization until the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of…
Rank this Week: 3808

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: 2764

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • 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. …
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
Rank this Week: 1121

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Apr 6

    Texas Prescription Drug Ring Busted

    Texas Prescription Drug Ring Busted
    A 27-year-old Austin man has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. KXAN reports that the man is one of a group of individuals, from Texas to Louisiana, who allegedly used homeless people to obtain…
  • Mar 30

    “Sanctuary Cities” a Target Once More

    “Sanctuary Cities” a Target Once More
    After years of relative silence, a contentious piece of legislation has resurfaced with renewed vigor at this week’s Senate border security subcommittee. The updated bill, penned four years ago by Sen. Charles Perry (R) of Lubbock,…
  • Mar 24

    Over 60 DWI Arrests During SXSW

    Over 60 DWI Arrests During SXSW
    The Austin Police Department (APD) and SXSW officials were not taking any chances, following last year’s alcohol fueled tragedy that left four dead and many more injured. From March 19th to the 22nd, APD officials implemented a No…
Rank this Week: 3371

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 236

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Taxes if I File for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Taxes if I File for Bankruptcy?
    No one looks forward to preparing and filing their taxes.  Just like most Americans, many Georgian residents are very confused about what forms they need to fill out and how much money they need to send the government (if any) every tax…
  • Mar 19

    What Will Happen to My Credit Card Debt if I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    What Will Happen to My Credit Card Debt if I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    During the past few years, many Georgian families have consulted with bankruptcy attorneys to discuss whether filing for bankruptcy is the best option available to them for alleviating their financial burdens and improving their household…
  • Mar 7

    What is a Cramdown in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    What is a Cramdown in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Many Georgians have contacted our office to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy due to the economic struggles families across the country are experiencing on account of the recession.  Depending on an…
Rank this Week: 3448

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 11

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?
    One way to meet the educational requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is by graduating from a U.S. high school, but there are other ways to qualify: Obtain a certificate of completion from high school; Obtain a…
  • Mar 6

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic is accepting applications for appointments to our Spring DACA Clinic. The Clinics will be held March 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 and April 2. Law students under the supervision of Professors Laura A. Hernandez…
Rank this Week: 1278

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 2

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
Rank this Week: 1255

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership
    Since the year 2011, Puryear Law has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully and safely carry at the firm’s office.…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
Rank this Week: 4259

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
  • Jan 31

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
Rank this Week: 1066

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 18

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa
    USCIS requires a passport style photo for each K1 Fiancé and/or CR1 Marriage Visa application. The processing of your application may be delayed if you do not submit the proper type and size photo. Therefore, its important that…
  • Jan 28

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce
    Many of my clients who travel overseas to spend time with their fiancés or spouses while waiting on a K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa, become fathers. After all of the excitement, the question becomes…….What do I need to…
Rank this Week: 3446

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Mar 18

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading…
  • Jan 12

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
  • Dec 9

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3253

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/
  • Mar 10

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism
    The immigration process is unquestionably challenging. It takes a long time and communication between government agencies and those who are applying for visas, waivers, a green card, or citizenship, is often unclear. At the Ranchod Law Group,…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
Rank this Week: 813

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
  • Mar 3

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case
    The five-day window for the 2015 H-1B cap season is just over a month away, and this is the time for employers to make decisions on processing their cap-subject petitions. The H-1B petition has the highest filing fees per petition, of all…
  • Feb 26

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
Rank this Week: 3772

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.
    In this segment, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq. will explain the asylum process and necessary components. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Feb 23

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident
    Interested in applying for your adjustment of status to permanent resident? Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions from viewers like you regarding this topic. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,…
  • Feb 17

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do
    This is the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick: Find out what we do! Since 2004, we have efficiently and conveniently served our clients located across the United States and around the world through the use of cutting-edge technology and other…
Rank this Week: 3920