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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/
  • Feb 1

    New Book Title

    New Book Title
    Please check out my Pinterest page for new books due out in February 2015. I've also added information about a few newl titles to the Jan. 2015 and the New Legal Texts book boards.If you are not a member of Pinterest, these new titles are…
  • Jan 30

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    Publications:Echoes from Syria, no. 7 (Dec. 2014) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Building Capacity in Syria to Address Internal Displacement."Echoes from Syria, no. 8 (Jan. 2015) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Community-based…
  • Jan 29

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Events & opportunities:Courses: Certificate in International Migration Studies, Georgetown University [info]- Enrollment is open for Spring 2015.CFP: Migration on the Margins: Exploring Constructions of the 'Illegitimate Migrant', Oxford,…
Rank this Week: 363

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    What Is a Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy?

    What Is a Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy?
    Many Georgian families have contacted our office to speak to a bankruptcy attorney about the legal options available to families who, due to the recent economic crisis, are having trouble meeting their monthly debt obligations.  These…
  • Feb 1

    Breaking News: USCIS to Begin Accepting DAPA Applications on May 19, 2015

    Breaking News: USCIS to Begin Accepting DAPA Applications on May 19, 2015
    In Georgia, there are many undocumented foreign nationals who have been living in our communities and contributing to our society and the state’s economy for years.  Unfortunately, for the most part their undocumented status has…
  • Jan 24

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?
    Across the great state of Georgia, many families, businesses, and individuals have been experiencing tough financial times due to the ongoing economic recession.  Our office receives daily calls from Georgians who are interested in…
Rank this Week: 2375

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 73

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • 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. …
  • Jan 30

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015
    On January 29, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will begin accepting requests for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015. The expanded DACA program expands the…
  • Jan 30

    February 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    February 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: February 2015 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (September 1, 2005) and China (March…
Rank this Week: 4280

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    New Supreme Court case allows officers to make a mistake of law -- but still have a valid stop.

    New Supreme Court case allows officers to make a mistake of law -- but still have a valid stop.
    Is the Supreme Court decision in HEIEN v. NORTH CAROLINA (574 U.S. ___ (2014), Case 13-604) really new law?There has been a recent flurry of debate regarding the Supreme Court decision in Heien. This case dealt with two men who were stopped…
  • Jan 16

    President Obama's Executive Action...illegal? I think not!

    President Obama's Executive Action...illegal? I think not!
    In an interesting twist to the ongoing debate about immigration, a Federal Court in PA held that President's Obama's executive action on immigration -- namely, shifting enforcement priorities and granting defacto status to illegal aliens --…
  • Jan 16

    Setting up the jury -- jury operations in DC, and tactics at the Bar

    Setting up the jury -- jury operations in DC, and tactics at the Bar
    Jury Management = Trial SuccessBeyond closing arguments, my trial experience has taught me that jury instructions and voire dire are probably the most important aspect of civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts. This stems from…
Rank this Week: 2762

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Jan 30

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho
    Rexburg Idaho immigration lawyer information. Learn more about your immigration options here or call (208) 918-0852. The post Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 1557

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/
  • Jan 30

    Expanded DACA will be available February 18, 2015

    Expanded DACA will be available February 18, 2015
    President Obama announced a new series of executive actions related to Immigration on November 20, 2014. The first part of these executive actions, (Expanded) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be available beginning February…
  • Jan 29

    Impact of New Americans - District of Columbia & United States (Overall)

    Impact of New Americans - District of Columbia & United States (Overall)
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jan 28

    DACA Statistics – DACA Quarterly Report FY2014-Q4

    DACA Statistics – DACA Quarterly Report FY2014-Q4
    The USCIS statistics on DACA Initial cases for the fourth quarter of FY2014, from 7/1/14 to 9/30/14 show a total of 26,995 DACA requests accepted for processing, (N/A) biometric services appointments scheduled, 29,120 requests approved, and…
Rank this Week: 469

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 29

    Public Defender Jami Tillotson's arrest strikes at the very heart of the Constitutional right to an effective lawyer.

    Public Defender Jami Tillotson's arrest strikes at the very heart of the Constitutional right to an effective lawyer.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 28

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 25

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 203

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Successful I-601A Waiver Case with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    Successful I-601A Waiver Case with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    In this video, we cover a successful I-601A Waiver case. For legal advice please visit us at www.h1b.biz Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Jan 20

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue
    In this video, we cover the requirements for winning self employment H1B and the possibility of whether an H1B can lead to a Green Card. Did you know that forty percent of Fortune 500 companies in the United States were started by immigrants…
  • Jan 14

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?
    You have applied for an H1B or L1 Visa and have been denied? What next? Our office has extensive experience assisting clients in filing H-1B petitions. We also help clients who are considering their options if the case is denied. Filing a…
Rank this Week: 1267

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2051

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
  • Jan 29

    PERM, H-1B and Prevailing Wage Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2015 Q1)

    PERM, H-1B and Prevailing Wage Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2015 Q1)
    The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) on their processing of PERM, H-1B LCA and prevailing wage determination cases and we are happy to …
  • Jan 27

    Is my Degree a STEM-designated Program? Updated STEM Degree List.

    Is my Degree a STEM-designated Program? Updated STEM Degree List.
    Many of our readers, and especially those foreign students on F-1 status who are in a technical field, are aware of the regulations which allow holders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees to obtain an additional…
  • Jan 22

    Current PERM Processing Times (January 7, 2015)

    Current PERM Processing Times (January 7, 2015)
    Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely [...]
Rank this Week: 200

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jan 29

    January 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    January 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – January 20th, 2015 On the January 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Jan 26

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Jan 19

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
Rank this Week: 4650

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 529

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1529

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/
  • Jan 28

    Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

    Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)
    Vice Media yesterday published a story about English teachers in China without proper visas, The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied to and Exploited. The story quotes me in a couple places. The story opens…
  • Jan 20

    Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Worker

    Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Worker
    The H-1B season is off and running!  With a strong U.S. employment report, this may well be another lottery year.   I am recommending that all petitions be ready for submission by March 31 to ensure they make the cut of…
  • Jan 14

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)
    The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases. This includes nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B, H, L, O), permanent residence (e.g., through family, investment, or employment), and naturalization.…
Rank this Week: 2761

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa
    Only a US citizen can petition a fiancé for a K1 Fiance Visa. As you may expect, the Petitioner will have to demonstrate that he or she is a US citizen to obtain a Fiancé Visa. You can submit the following documents to…
  • Jan 7

    Scheduling the Embassy Interview for a K1Fiance Visa

    Scheduling the Embassy Interview for a K1Fiance Visa
    In all the excited of getting your approval from USCIS for your K1 Fiance Visa, many of you may wish to schedule your Embassy interview at the earliest date. This is understandable. However, you should not try and schedule…
Rank this Week: 2350

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/
  • Jan 28

    State Department Extends Duration of Certain Visas for Chinese Visitors to U.S.

    State Department Extends Duration of Certain Visas for Chinese Visitors to U.S.
    The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced in late 2014 that it would extend the validity of certain nonimmigrant visas for nationals of the People's Republic of China ("China") under a new reciprocity agreement with that country. The…
  • Jan 14

    Government, H-1B Temporary Work Visa Holders Fight Against Unlawful Practices by Employer

    Government, H-1B Temporary Work Visa Holders Fight Against Unlawful Practices by Employer
    The H-1B program is no stranger to controversy, but a recent report by NBC Bay Area and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), based on a lengthy investigation, provides a comprehensive look at the problems faced by many specialty…
  • Dec 24

    Executive Actions on Immigration Part 2: Authority and Opposition

    Executive Actions on Immigration Part 2: Authority and Opposition
    President Obama's executive actions (EAs) on immigration, announced on November 20, 2014, offer relief to millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived here for years and have contributed to American society. Since the President took…
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Jan 28

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    CoinTerra Inc. developed computers specifically used for mining the cryptocurrency Bitcoins, but came under fire when many customers submitted complaints to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) claiming the computers did not meet specs the…
  • Jan 26

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case
    While some married individuals might not realize it right now, they could be inadvertently writing posts on Facebook which may be cited in a divorce case sometime down the road. According to the Lake Legal law firm in the United Kingdom,…
  • Jan 23

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore
    Johnny Powell II, 22, filed a $4M lawsuit against the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Coppin State University  after alleged hazing from the frat left him in the hospital for five days. Powell’s lawsuit filed on January 22, 2015 in…
Rank this Week: 1669

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Another Immigration Win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner

    Another Immigration Win for the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner
    Naturalization case approved for case with a long history before the Immigration Court that administratively closed in 2006 and then recalendared and terminated based on Client’s eligibility for Naturalization  Client has a…
  • Jan 28

    Yet another Immigration Win

    Yet another Immigration Win
    Contested 212(c) granted for client with 4 convictions and 8 arrests, including an attempted murder conviction. Tagged: 212(c), Aggravated Felonie
  • Jan 28

    Another Immigration Win

    Another Immigration Win
    Naturalization application recommended for approval for client with an arrest for attempted murder and drug and robbery convictions who had previously been granted 212(c) relief. Tagged: 212(c), attempted murder, Citizenship, Naturalization
Rank this Week: 1508

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Ebola Immigration Relief

    Ebola Immigration Relief
    If you are visiting the United States from a West African country, you may be eligible for Ebola immigration relief. On August 15, 2014, USCIS announced the following immigration benefits may be available: Change or extension of nonimmigrant…
  • Nov 25

    President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

    President’s Executive Actions on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Jul 22

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.
    The administration estimates as many as 90,000 unaccompanied children from Latin America will be apprehended at the border by the end of September.  President Obama insists most of them will be sent home.  He’s wrong. There…
Rank this Week: 4781

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 43

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jan 27

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season
    Jackson Lewis is presenting a webinar entitled “Preparing for the H1B Cap Season” which will provide information about the H1B program, employer responsibilities, tips to prepare for this cap, and alternatives to the H1B if a…
  • Jan 21

    President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Immigration

    President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Immigration
    AUTHOR:  Minnie Fu. In his seventh State of the Union speech on January 20, 2015, President Barack Obama said that Congress cannot afford to be “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix” and…
  • Jan 15

    Obama’s Immigration Executive Action under Congressional Attack, but 12 States Defend the Policy

    Obama’s Immigration Executive Action under Congressional Attack, but 12 States Defend the Policy
    AUTHOR:  Sujata Ajmera. On January 14, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-191 to overturn Obama’s Executive Action Policy that calls for deferred deportation of millions of immigrants currently in the United States.…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Jan 26

    Why We should Increase the H-1B Cap

    Why We should Increase the H-1B Cap
    Once again, Congress is considering a bill to raise the H-1B visa cap. The sponsors of this bill are three Democrats and three Republicans, the group of six being spread out across the ideological spectrum. (The primary sponsor is Orrin…
  • Jan 21

    Working in a High Risk Field as a Cause for Visa Delay

    Working in a High Risk Field as a Cause for Visa Delay
    In the years since 9/11, there have been ongoing efforts to improve U.S. security and make the visa processing system more efficient. Several government agencies have teamed up to create new all-encompassing databases--and have been engaging…
  • Jan 20

    Understanding the Visa Bulletin, Part II: Detailed Explanation

    Understanding the Visa Bulletin, Part II: Detailed Explanation
    When a foreign national (FN) begins the immigration process, his or her case will be assigned what is called a priority date. This date is generally the calendar day Citizenship and Immigration Services received the original immigration…
Rank this Week: 748

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer
    The immigration department’s Express Entry system has been in effect since January 1 2015.  It seeks in incorporate all existing economic immigration categories under one umbrella.  The categories include the Federal Skilled…
  • Jan 20

    The Parent Cap

    The Parent Cap
    On January 16, 2015  The website for Canada immigration announced  that the cap or limit of 5000 parent applications has been reached for the year 2015.  The cap, reached in about two weeks, speaks of the significant demand for…
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
Rank this Week: 775

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
  • Jan 18

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.
    Readers may have noticed that I have not posted for a while. My semi-routine blogging got interrupted – by Lenovo. Here’s how. My office’s copier contract ended and it was time for a new copier. Copiers these days – I…
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
Rank this Week: 1404

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
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we…
  • Dec 3

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
Rank this Week: 3785

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jan 21

    H1b Season Is Here!

    H1b Season Is Here!
    The annual H1b application filing window is about to open and like other years, demand is likely to exceed supply.  There are 65,000 visa available for those with Bachelor’s degrees and an additional 20,000 reserved for those with…
  • Jan 20

    #SOTU speech with #immigration mention

    #SOTU speech with #immigration mention
    Immigration was touched upon in the State of the Union speech and references to entrepreneurship and job creation.  Here is a pdf of the speech with the relevant sections highlighted for ease of reference for anyone…
  • Jan 20

    State of the Union Speech #SOTU Touches on Immigration

    State of the Union Speech #SOTU Touches on Immigration
    The White House released the entire State of the Union speech on Medium.com.  https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/president-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-remarks-as-prepared-for-delivery-55f9825449b2. See below.   President…
Rank this Week: 676

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jan 20

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW
    By:  Emily Pierce, Associate Attorney at Maged Rost L-1 visas for intracompany transferees are popular options for some foreign nationals who would like to work for a US affiliate of the foreign company temporarily.[1] This article…
  • Jan 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for February 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Jan 12

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016
    It is that time of year again. On April 1, 2015, the USCIS will again begin accepting petitions for cap-subject and Master-cap H-1Bs for FY-2016. The fiscal year for 2016 begins October 1, 2015, the earliest start date that may be requested…
Rank this Week: 535

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Jan 20

    House of Representatives Votes to Block President Obama's Immigration Reform

    House of Representatives Votes to Block President Obama's Immigration Reform
    Recently, the House of Representatives made headlines again in what is likely its first of many moves to interfere with and further delay the much-needed comprehensive immigration reform. Specifically, the Republicans in the House voted to…
  • Jan 15

    Congress May Start the New Year by Passing Pro-Immigration Legislation

    Congress May Start the New Year by Passing Pro-Immigration Legislation
    With the New Year comes the new Republican-controlled Congress. Many immigrants and immigrant advocacy groups are not optimistic that the new Congress will take steps to safeguard and promote immigrant rights. Instead, these groups are…
  • Jan 6

    President Obama's Executive Action is Already Reuniting Familie

    President Obama's Executive Action is Already Reuniting Familie
    In November 2014, following the congressional mid-term elections that resulted in more Republican legislators elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, President Obama announced that his administration would be implementing new…
Rank this Week: 2504

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jan 20

    It is H-1B Season! Do Not Delay! The Deadline to File is April 1, 2015

    It is H-1B Season! Do Not Delay! The Deadline to File is April 1, 2015
    Do you have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent? Will you be working in a specialty occupation? Will you be earning a wage? The H-1B visa has an annual numerical limit, or cap, of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Cap … Continue…
  • Jan 15

    House Votes to Reverse Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

    House Votes to Reverse Obama’s Immigration Executive Order
    On January 14th, the House of Representatives voted to try and block President Obama’s Executive Order relating to Immigration announced last November.  In a 236-191 vote, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill…
  • Jan 12

    No Travel under Obama’s Executive Action

    No Travel under Obama’s Executive Action
    President Obama stressed the importance of family unity in his Executive Action on November 20th, however that may pertain only to families within the United States and does not allow families divided between the United States and their…
Rank this Week: 3315

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 4664

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/
  • Jan 16

    Delay Stymies Creditor’s Action; Environmental Claim Against Chapter 11 Debtor Was Discharged

    Delay Stymies Creditor’s Action; Environmental Claim Against Chapter 11 Debtor Was Discharged
    A military/aerospace manufacturer that may have contributed to the environmental contamination of a landfill was not obligated to pay for the cleanup of the site because the manufacturer’s creditors did not act to pursue the debtor…
  • Jan 9

    Appeals Court Tosses Jury Verdict Requiring ‘Post-Hoc Mind-Reading’

    Appeals Court Tosses Jury Verdict Requiring ‘Post-Hoc Mind-Reading’
    A multi-million dollar lawsuit between a chain of groceries and its financer is headed back to a trial court in Miami-Dade County after the 3d District Court of Appeal threw out the jury verdict in favor of the financer. Since the…
  • Jan 8

    Courts OKs Minimal Bond For Injunction Freezing Millions in Bank Fund

    Courts OKs Minimal Bond For Injunction Freezing Millions in Bank Fund
    An Argentinian man was unable to persuade the courts that, before his wife should be allowed to obtain an injunction to freeze millions of dollars of bank funds, she should be required to post a bond of more than $100. The 3d District Court…
Rank this Week: 2280

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
Rank this Week: 5021

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/
  • Jan 15

    Elionardo Juarez-Escobar Wants to Proceed to Sentencing

    Elionardo Juarez-Escobar Wants to Proceed to Sentencing
    Last month, a man named Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, who is originally from Honduras, sparked a national debate on immigration policy.  In April 2014, Juarez-Escobar was charged with driving drunk in Beaver County, PA. Police released him…
  • Jan 12

    Republicans Trying to Block Obama Immigration Order

    Republicans Trying to Block Obama Immigration Order
    Republicans appear to be determined to block President Obama’s undocumented immigration executive actions and sources are saying that a House vote may come as early next week. GOP House Leaders Meet with Colleagues to Discuss Changes…
  • Jan 8

    President Obama and Mexican President Nieto Meet to Discuss Immigration

    President Obama and Mexican President Nieto Meet to Discuss Immigration
    President Obama met with Mexico’s president, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, on January 6th, to discuss common state matters, including immigration. The visit from Mr. Peña Nieto to Washington comes at a time of mutually increased…
Rank this Week: 3392

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4638

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 1339

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • 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 →
  • Nov 21

    Can I sponsor my child’s father for a green card?

    Can I sponsor my child’s father for a green card?
    By Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer. Siskind Susser Law Firm. http://www.visalaw.com/about-visalaw/our-team-1/attorneys/ari-sauer/. Call 901-507-4278 and talk to my paralegal, Jessica, to schedule a consultation appointment. QUESTION: I am a…
Rank this Week: 3724

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/
  • Jan 12

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!
    With the beginning of the New Year, it is also the time to start preparing H-1B visa petitions for the 2016 fiscal year lottery, which is now less than three months away! Starting on April 1, 2015, individuals will be able to try and submit…
  • Nov 26

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
  • Nov 24

    Executive Immigration Action’s Impact on the Technology Industry

    Executive Immigration Action’s Impact on the Technology Industry
    There has been much talk in the recent week of the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Executive Action on Immigration. I am providing the following merely as a guide to those of you who may be interested and affected by the…
Rank this Week: 3918

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/
  • Jan 7

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Nov 21

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) when conditions make it unsafe for citizens of that country who are in the United States to safely return.  TPS is usually granted…
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center Will No Longer Collect Original Civil Documents for Immigrant Visa Application

    National Visa Center Will No Longer Collect Original Civil Documents for Immigrant Visa Application
    As of November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of State has announced, the National Visa Center ceased collecting original civil documents – birth and marriage certificates, police clearance certificates, etc. – from applicants for…
Rank this Week: 4236

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/
  • Jan 5

    The MTA To Install “Collision Avoidance Devices” on NYC Buse

    The MTA To Install “Collision Avoidance Devices” on NYC Buse
      The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that beginning in the fall of 2015, buses in New York City will be equipped with “collision avoidance devices”, which will alert bus drivers to the location of…
  • Dec 17

    NYC “Vision Zero” Plan Introduces Reduced Speed Limit of 25 MPH

    NYC “Vision Zero” Plan Introduces Reduced Speed Limit of 25 MPH
    For the last several years, several European countries, including Sweden, the Netherlands, and Norway, and some states in the U.S., have adopted a program known as “Vision Zero” in an all-out effort to reduce traffic fatalities…
  • Dec 5

    Metro North Derailment- One Year Later

    Metro North Derailment- One Year Later
    On December 1, 2013, an otherwise ordinary early Sunday morning after the Thanksgiving holiday, a southbound Metro North train bound for Grand Central Station from Poughkeepsie derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx.…
Rank this Week: 971

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
  • Nov 24

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks in a national address regarding his Immigration Accountability Executive Action[1], which will provide wide-reaching relief to millions of undocumented persons. While the President's…
Rank this Week: 4487

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Dec 31

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Out with the old, in with the new
    It is fitting that the Canadian government has chosen the first day of a new year for the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system. Gone are the days when most economic immigrants were selected by a supply-driven, first-in…
  • Dec 3

    Not So Fast

    Not So Fast
    January 1, 2015 will see the start of the new Express Entry selection system that will priority process the permanent resident applications for the most desirable economic immigrants. Express Entry is the result of years of tinkering by…
  • Nov 5

    Caregivers Finally Catch A Break

    Caregivers Finally Catch A Break
    Talk about a change of heart. A few months back my blog dealt with the negative commentary emanating from Canadian government officials and targeting live-in caregivers, also known as the extended Filipino community in Canada. Lo and behold,…
Rank this Week: 2439

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • 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…
  • Dec 21

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”
    [Blogger's Note:  Today we have a dandy guest post from the ever insightful, prolific and droll, Nici Kersey.  Don't be put off by her introductory paragraphs.  There's an immigration gem awaiting -- one that…
  • Dec 15

    Immigration Voices: Coming out of the Shadows with the U Visa

    Immigration Voices: Coming out of the Shadows with the U Visa
     [Blogger's note;  Probably the most gratifying element of practicing immigration law is watching clients flourish.  Obtaining immigration benefits, especially lawful permanent residency, often unleashes a wave of innovation…
Rank this Week: 3864

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
Rank this Week: 1103