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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Update re 11 LA Attorneys Arrested in March Civil Disobedience Action

    Update re 11 LA Attorneys Arrested in March Civil Disobedience Action
    The Immprof Blog posted last March about 11 Los Angeles-based attorneys who were arrested in a civil disobedience action to protest immigration raids, deportations, access to counsel issues, and failure to exercise meaningful prosecutorial…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Proposes Collection of Social Media Information for Certain Noncitizen Traveler

    DHS Proposes Collection of Social Media Information for Certain Noncitizen Traveler
    DHS has published in the Federal Register a proposal to collect social media information of noncitizens traveling to the US through the Visa Waiver Program, which exempts nationals of certain countries from obtaining a visa in order to gain…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Consequences of the UK Exit from the EU

    Immigration Consequences of the UK Exit from the EU
    The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union is going to have wide-ranging immigration consequences. First, there is the immigration platform of the "Brexit" campaign itself: better control of who comes into the United Kingdom.…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Jun 24

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied
    You've told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You hired a lawyer. You spent countless hours working with your lawyer on collecting evidence, rehearsing your story, making sure everything was correct, and that there were…
  • Jun 23

    #DAPA Is Dead

    #DAPA Is Dead
    This morning, the Supreme Court deadlocked on the decision in Texas v. U.S., 4-4. That means the lower court ruling stands. That means that, for now, 4 million people must continue to live in the shadows.I want to make one…
  • May 5

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration
    Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post "A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A…
Rank this Week: 4936

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Jun 24

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

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

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility
    [Blogger’s Note:  This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015  draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same…
  • Jun 7

    Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock

    Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock
    Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s broken…
Rank this Week: 3672

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/
  • Jun 24

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 24, 2016

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 24, 2016
    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…
  • Jun 23

    Las Vegas-Area Immigrants Will Receive Free Legal Consultations from Immigration Attorney

    Las Vegas-Area Immigrants Will Receive Free Legal Consultations from Immigration Attorney
    On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), their local Nevada Chapter and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), will offer free immigration law services. The event is AILA’s sixth…
  • Jun 22

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologist” After receiving…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Jun 24

    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Says Mandatory Detention is not Mandatory if your Immigration Case takes too long to Complete.

    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Says Mandatory Detention is not Mandatory if your Immigration Case takes too long to Complete.
    As a non-citizen in an immigration detention facility, you may or may not be eligible for release or a bond. Unlike in criminal court where you have a Constitutional right to a reasonable bond (with very few exceptions), in Immigration…
  • Jun 13

    Summaries of Unpublished BIA Decisions from Florida

    Summaries of Unpublished BIA Decisions from Florida
    This part of the latest issue of the AILA Georgia-Alabama and Central and South Florida Chapter 11th Circuit Litigation Newsletter summarizes unpublished BIA decisions from Florida. The summarized cases are for April and May 2016. This is a…
  • Jun 9

    Summaries of Unpublished BIA Decisions from Alabama and Georgia

    Summaries of Unpublished BIA Decisions from Alabama and Georgia
    This part of the latest issue of the AILA Georgia-Alabama and Central and South Florida Chapter 11th Circuit Litigation Newsletter summarizes unpublished BIA decisions from Alabama and Georgia. The summarized cases are for April and May…
Rank this Week: 4238

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/
  • Jun 23

    Britain decides to exit the European Union – what does that mean for the rest of the world?

    Britain decides to exit the European Union – what does that mean for the rest of the world?
    Brexit wins today. But a Brexit vote was not a vote against the European Union, it was a xenophobic, anti-immigration and anti-Muslim vote. Those who sold Brexit to Great Britain are those who preyed on the fear of people. Many of them are…
  • Jun 23

    H-1B Immigration Lawyers | Specialty Worker Visa

    H-1B Immigration Lawyers | Specialty Worker Visa
    H-1B Immigration Lawyers | Specialty Worker Visa. H-1B is the most popular work visa in the H class of nonimmigrant visas.  In general, an H-1B visa is for a foreign worker coming to the US to temporarily perform services in a specialty…
  • Jun 22

    President Obama on Fixing the Broken Immigration System: “Getting Past the Two Poles of This Debate”

    President Obama on Fixing the Broken Immigration System: “Getting Past the Two Poles of This Debate”
    Transcript of President Obama’s speech on immigration – July 1st, 2010 Few issues have stirred more passions than immigration in this country, and this morning the President made clear what many already know: all sides must come…
Rank this Week: 3830

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1065

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1111

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    EB-5 is about job creation

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

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California
    SEC Halts EB-5 Scheme Stealing Investments in Cancer CenterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE2016-105Washington D.C., June 2, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a husband…
  • Apr 21

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?
    Source:  Dakota Free PressAmong the unsolved mysteries of South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal is how $167 million in state subsidies and private capital, including $95 million in EB-5 visa investment money, could have disappeared into…
Rank this Week: 4988

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/
  • Jun 23

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Service

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Service
    "An App to Save Syria's Lost Generation? What Technology Can and Can't Do," Foreign Affairs, 23 May 2016 [extract]"Digitizing Refugees: The Effect of Technology on Forced Displacement," Gnovis: A Journal of Communication, Culture &…
  • Jun 23

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
    "Disaster Induced Resettlement: Multi-stakeholder Interactions and Decision Making Following Tropical Storm Washi in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines," Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 218 (May 2016) [open access]"Hong Kong’s…
  • Jun 22

    CFPs/New Issues of Field Exch., GILJ, IMR, IHL Mag., Intl. J. Middle East Stud., JEMS, J. Immigr. & Min. Health, OxMo, REMI

    CFPs/New Issues of Field Exch., GILJ, IMR, IHL Mag., Intl. J. Middle East Stud., JEMS, J. Immigr. & Min. Health, OxMo, REMI
    CFPs:Refugee Watch [info]- Articles sought for a special issue on the "Syrian Refugee Crisis." Submit proposals by 30 June 2016.International Journal of Refugee Law [info]- Contributions sought for special issue marking the 50th anniversary…
Rank this Week: 596

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Jun 23

     Opinions How the Supreme…

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

    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS

    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS
    New Hampshire - Manchester Field Office | USCIS: Field Office Director: Andrea Rogers District Director: Denis Riordan Physical Address/Mailing Address: 9 Ridgewood Road Bedford, NH 03110 Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers…
  • Feb 5

    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire

    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire
    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com
Rank this Week: 4543

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Tie Blocks Expansion of DACA and Creation of DAPA

    Supreme Court Tie Blocks Expansion of DACA and Creation of DAPA
    Disappointing many, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied 4-4 in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s executive action expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and creating the Deferred…
  • Jun 17

    Beware of Limits on Workers in U.S. on Tourist Visa

    Beware of Limits on Workers in U.S. on Tourist Visa
    Noting media reports that up to 200 foreign workers hired by a Tesla contractor were able to come to the United States in tourist visa status to perform work at a construction project at a Tesla Motors Inc. paint facility in the United…
  • Jun 17

    Colorado Repeals State Employment Verification Requirement

    Colorado Repeals State Employment Verification Requirement
    Since January 1, 2007, Colorado employers have been required to verify the work authorization of all newly hired employees – in essence, comply with federal I-9 requirements. However, Colorado added requirements on top of the Form I-9:…
Rank this Week: 3826

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Example Student Visa Case

    Example Student Visa Case
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq., explains the F-1 student visa application process by examining a successful student visa case. For more information about the F-1 student visa please click here. For a free first consultation…
  • Jun 13

    Fiance ‘K-1 Visa’ Requirement

    Fiance ‘K-1 Visa’ Requirement
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq., discusses the K-1 visa and the requirements to apply. For more information about the K-1 visa please click here. For a free first consultation please contact our office. Overview: In order to…
  • Jun 6

    In the News: EB-5 Investor Program NBC 7 San Diego

    In the News: EB-5 Investor Program NBC 7 San Diego
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq., appears on NBC 7 San Diego News to talk about the EB-5 Investor Program. For more information about the EB-5 visa please click here. For a free first consultation please contact our office.…
Rank this Week: 4838

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/
  • Jun 18

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom
    We have written before about how to help children (and parents!) cope with divorce during the “holiday holidays.”  Although they don’t often trigger all the same complexities related to tradition and loss,…
  • Jun 16

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce
    Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a…
  • May 26

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise
    One way I know that it’s officially Spring is that I’m driving my Freed Marcroft colleagues crazy with my allergies.  Robin ultimately said I could just keep her Carmex, Nisha gave me some precious, family-made ghost…
Rank this Week: 1928

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/
  • Jun 17

    Video on I-601 and I-601a waiver Expedite

    Video on I-601 and I-601a waiver Expedite
    I-601 and I-601a Waiver Expedite
  • Jun 2

    I-601 Waiver Approved for Client

    I-601 Waiver Approved for Client
    I-601 Waiver Approval process Filed: September 4, 2015 Request for Evidence Issued: February 1, 2016 Filed Response to Request for Evidence: March 7, 2016 Approved: March 30, 2016 Country: Mexico History of Procedure Client entered the U.S.…
  • May 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
Rank this Week: 3179

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3125

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
  • Jun 15

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

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

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
Rank this Week: 3588

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016
    The Visa  Bulletin for July 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their…
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 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) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 4269

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    The Quebec Investor Program

    The Quebec Investor Program
    The Quebec Investor Program is the only remaining investor program that is still accepting applications for Canadian immigration.  By contrast, the federal government cancelled its investor program on June 19 2014. The intake period for…
  • Jun 1

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada
    There is often a chain of immigration that has its origins in one individual, perhaps named Bob, or Bilal, or Bhavik, or Bao, or Boris (hereinafter “Bob”).  Bob may have immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker.  Bob…
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
Rank this Week: 1009

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

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

    Financial Tips for New Graduate

    Financial Tips for New Graduate
    Congratulations! Whether you just graduated from a Georgia high school, college, law school, or medical school, you should give yourself a big pat on the back for all of your accomplishments and for entering a new and exciting chapter in your…
  • May 11

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan
    Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you likely have a son or daughter who is graduating high school this May and will be going off to college in the Fall. Right now is a wonderful time to celebrate our Georgia grads and wish them…
Rank this Week: 887

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: 869

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Jun 14

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

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?
    Around this time of year, many foreign workers and U.S. companies are faced with a dilemma:  the worker’s H-1B petition was not selected in the lottery.  Since there are only 85,000 H-1Bs awarded each year, and USCIS…
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation's immigration laws. ICE officials, apparently…
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation’s immigration laws. ICE officials,…
Rank this Week: 2778

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/
  • Jun 14

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim
    In his monthly report on the current trends and future projections of the visa bulletin, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provided additional insight…
  • Apr 24

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES
    With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in…
  • Feb 12

    Will I be an H-1B Visa “April’s Fool” This Year? Not with Successful Preparation

    Will I be an H-1B Visa “April’s Fool” This Year? Not with Successful Preparation
    H-1B visa process slideshow
Rank this Week: 4785

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 14

    US Citizens Involved in Immigration Mixup

    US Citizens Involved in Immigration Mixup
    A recent Chicago Tribune article points out an ever growing issue in the United States. Under federal law, immigration authorities are prohibited from arresting and detaining United States citizens and are supposed to investigate the…
  • Jun 13

    Immigrant Visa or Fiancé Visa: Should I bring my overseas fiancé to the US to marry or should I marry overseas and apply for an immigrant visa?

    Immigrant Visa or Fiancé Visa: Should I bring my overseas fiancé to the US to marry or should I marry overseas and apply for an immigrant visa?
    As a Chicago immigration lawyer focused primarily on the family immigration, one of the questions I am asked most frequently is – “which is better, to bring my overseas fiancé to the United States and marry in my…
  • Jun 2

    K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa

    K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa
    A lot of people think that in order for them to bring a loved one to the United States from another country, they must be married. But that’s not true. The United States has a visa for fiancés that allows you to petition for you…
Rank this Week: 2841

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Jun 14

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney
    The steps to obtaining a permanent visa or becoming a naturalized citizen in the United States can be challenging. It does become easier, however, when you choose an immigration attorney that is dedicated to helping you every step of the way.…
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
Rank this Week: 3753

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/
  • Jun 13

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
    Like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Trump's proposal to exclude all Muslims is "induced by blind racism and eagerness to deflect blame onto other groups." Also like the 1882 Act, it's unconstitutiona. See, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark,…
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
Rank this Week: 1197

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Jun 9

    Training Visa Option

    Training Visa Option
    There are three visa options for foreign nationals seeking employment training in the United States. J1 Visa – Intern Foreign nationals who are currently in school in a foreign country or who have graduated from a foreign school in the…
  • Jun 1

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding
    Usually it’s difficult to obtain a J1 waiver for a person with government funding.  In fact, in many circumstances it is impossible.  Many J1 Fulbright waiver applicants come to our office after already attempting to secure a…
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Jun 9

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency Regarding Selection of H-1B Visa

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency Regarding Selection of H-1B Visa
    H-1B visas, which allow skilled workers in “specialty occupations” to come to the U.S. temporarily, are in extremely high demand. Federal immigration law caps the total number of visas the government may issue each year at 65,000.…
  • May 26

    Federal Appellate Court Considers Whether Undocumented Immigrant Can Make Claim Under Antidiscrimination Law

    Federal Appellate Court Considers Whether Undocumented Immigrant Can Make Claim Under Antidiscrimination Law
    The extent of protection offered to undocumented immigrants by various state and federal laws is a matter of ongoing debate, both in the court system and among politicians. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling allowing…
  • May 12

    New York City Human Rights Agency to Issue Certifications for U and T Visa

    New York City Human Rights Agency to Issue Certifications for U and T Visa
    The New York City Mayor’s Office announced earlier this year that the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) will issue certifications for U and T visas, which are available to victims of human trafficking and certain other…
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Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    Our Ayo & Iken attorneys have been busy this month. In this recap, we will take you through the many facets of what our attorneys have been up to from New Port Richey to Tampa and Orlando. We have tried cases, handled a difficult criminal…
  • Jun 1

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse
    Ayo & Iken Tampa Attorney Jeana Vogel has taken on a divorce case that offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice spouses of military personnel make and the risks they can take financially should their marriages dissolve overseas. Our…
  • May 8

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law
    Beginning July 1, a change will come to the “10-20-Life” mandatory minimum firearm law passed in 1999 during the first Gov. Jeb Bush administration in the wake of out-of-control violent crime statistics. The law currently mandates…
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Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 7

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

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

    EOIR: How We Got Here

    EOIR: How We Got Here
    The backlog of immigration cases pending before judges nationally is currently hovering at around 500,000. In Houston, Texas alone that number is around 40,000. There are enough reasons to go around for those high tallies, including…
  • Mar 21

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?
    President Barack Obama nominated Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. If (and given Congressional…
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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    How to address a false US Passport

    How to address a false US Passport
    I had a colleague send me a question recently, and it is worth posting the an analysis of the problem: Facts: Client is an adoptive child of a US citizen. A travel situation came up where she needed a US passport. We sent her to the passport…
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
Rank this Week: 2668

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

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

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

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
Rank this Week: 874

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Jun 7

    E2 Visa Renewal | Filing for an Extension of Stay

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

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?
    When deciding to file a petition for an E2 work visa, it’s important to be aware of the key E2 visa requirements for investors and individual guidelines. USCIS defines an E-2 investment as “the investor’s placing of capital,…
  • May 25

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step
    Obtaining an O-1 Visa can be a difficult process and the qualifications required make the petitioning deliberation very selective. As such, the typical three (3)-year time allotment may not be enough time to complete your contract. Should…
Rank this Week: 989

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 5

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse
    In Band of Brothers, there is a story line where Captain Winters is ordered to send some of his troops across enemy lines to capture a German soldier to gather intel. Winters begrudgingly comes up with a plan and sends some soldiers and they…
  • May 22

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.
    I recently read a New Yorker article  by Adam Gopnik where he started the article and ended the article quoting Alexander Pope. Good article, but why quote a guy I did not even know was Pope? My article will quote someone a little more…
  • Apr 24

    The Ninth Circuit holds that alcoholism does not make one immoral. Could this be the start of something good?

    The Ninth Circuit holds that alcoholism does not make one immoral. Could this be the start of something good?
    At the end of March 2016, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel published a decision, Ledesma Cosino v. Lynch,  in which it found that a statute stating that a person who is a habitual drunkard lacks good moral character is…
Rank this Week: 4912

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Jun 3

    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutivo de Inmigración del Presidente Obama

    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutivo de Inmigración del Presidente Obama
    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutiva de Inmigración del Presidente Obama Powers Law Group, P.C. 3 Junio 2016 El 18 de abril, la Corte Suprema escuchó los argumentos sobre el programa de Acción…
  • Jun 2

    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. June 2, 2016 On April 18, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Deferred…
  • May 23

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016
    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive…
Rank this Week: 2915

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer…

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law in Georgia. By Betts & Associates.

http://www.bettslaw.net/
  • May 26

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program
    This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs. The new rules came after provisions of…
  • May 26

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program
    This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs. The new rules came after provisions of…
  • May 19

    Common Workers Compensation Claim

    Common Workers Compensation Claim
    A review of more than 1.5 million workers compensation cases provides a snapshot of the most common claims nationwide. Travelers, the largest workers compensation carrier in the United States, released a report on claims filed between 2010…
Rank this Week: 3579

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4440

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/
Rank this Week: 4105

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 17

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa
    Large age differences between a couple who are applying for a K1 Fiance Visa can become an issue in the application process. Based on my experience, I would say that an age difference of 10 years or less is not an issue at…
  • Mar 9

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied
    K1 Fiance visas can be denied at either the USCIS level or later at the US Embassy. In either case, a denial suggest that something is wrong with your application and you will likely need professional help to fix the problem. K1…
  • Feb 22

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa
    After entering the US on a K1 Fiance Visa, you can apply for permission to work. You must file form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Once approved, you will be authorized to work for only a period of 90 days from the date that…
Rank this Week: 1835

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
  • May 9

    The Petty Offense Exception

    The Petty Offense Exception
    Question: I committed a relatively small crime. Am I now not admissible to the U.S.? Answer: It will depend on what exactly you committed. However, there is what is known as the petty offense exception. Question: What is the petty offense…
Rank this Week: 2834

Immigration Lawyer For…

Immigration Lawyer For Professionals

Covers immigration law. By Jeffries & Corigliano, LLP.

http://www.immigrationlawyerforprofessionals.com/
  • May 10

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?
    H1B Transfer Based on Extenuating Circumstances An H-1B transfer may, under certain circumstances that are considered extenuating, be approved for a physician that has been granted a J-1 waiver to practice medicine in an underserved…
  • Jan 25

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:
    HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION WAIVERS One method for a J-1 Physician to obtain a waiver of the foreign residency requirement is to obtain a hardship waiver.  Hardship waivers are based on a showing of exceptional hardship to a qualifying…
  • Feb 24

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent
    Finally!  The DHS has announced that starting May 26 of this year certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible for EAD’s. This is a tremendous benefit and will undoubtedly provide great flexibility and opportunities for many…
Rank this Week: 2065

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

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

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 4526

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/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
  • Apr 26

    My Gift to You

    My Gift to You
    I understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with U.S. immigration issues.  I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. But you are not alone.  I’m here to help. Together we will go over your unique…
Rank this Week: 4674

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 1207

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 1146