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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/
  • May 3

    New Issues of IJMHSC, JEMS, JIRS, Migr. Pol. Pract., OFID Q., Ref. Watch Online, Researcher, Rts. in Exile

    New Issues of IJMHSC, JEMS, JIRS, Migr. Pol. Pract., OFID Q., Ref. Watch Online, Researcher, Rts. in Exile
    International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 12, no. 2 (2016) [contents]- Mix of articles, including "Psychosocial Dynamics Affecting Health and Social Care of Forced Migrants: A Narrative Review."Journal of Ethnic and…
  • May 2

    Events & Opportunities: Even More May 2016

    Events & Opportunities: Even More May 2016
    Symposium: Disasters and Displacement in a Warming World: Current Realities, Legal Perspectives, Lund, 3-4 May 2016 [info]Presentation: The Legal Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking and Smuggling in Light of Egypt’s Domestic…
  • May 2

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    Event:Conference: The Future of Refugee Law, London, 29 June-1 July 2016 [info]- Follow link to view programme; places are still available for those wishing to register.See also other law-related events & opportunities in this recent blog…
Rank this Week: 336

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • May 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.…
  • Feb 16

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year
    In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities. Undocumented Workforce Benefits…
Rank this Week: 791

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 3

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
    Why would someone want to apply for U.S. citizenship? There are a lot of reasons, but for many immigrants, one of the most compelling is that it ensures they can stay in this country. Even green card holders with permanent immigration status…
  • May 2

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State
    I was recently reminded of the importance of taking a family vacation. To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to go down to San Diego. We went to the beach, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We had an awesome time…
  • Feb 19

    Interpretation of Natural Born Citizen will determine Ted Cruz’ eligibility as President

    Interpretation of Natural Born Citizen will determine Ted Cruz’ eligibility as President
    The term natural born citizen has never been clearly defined in Immigration Law. The issue with the Ted Cruz case is whether being born outside the United States to a US Citizen mother disqualifies him as a presidential candidate. In order to…
Rank this Week: 3026

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 3

    Immigration Article of the Day: Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay

    Immigration Article of the Day: Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay
    Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay, University of Baltimore - School of Law 2016 Florida Law Review, Vol. 68, pp 181-266, 2016 Abstract: Courts and scholars have long noted the constitutional exceptionalism of the federal…
  • May 3

    Immigration Law Prof Fatma Marouf Moves from UNLV to Texas A & M

    Immigration Law Prof Fatma Marouf Moves from UNLV to Texas A & M
    Leiter Law Reports complied a list of lateral move among tenure track law professors. One of those listed is Fatma Marouf, an immigration law and clinical professor, who is moving from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to Texas A...
  • May 3

    Actress Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

    Actress Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, yesterday announced the appointment of Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett as a global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing…
Rank this Week: 16

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Maine, Maryland & Massachusett

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Maine, Maryland & Massachusett
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) 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…
  • May 2

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable
    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 “Computer Software Engineer.” The CO denied the application…
  • Apr 29

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 29, 2016

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 29, 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…
Rank this Week: 552

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: 225

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 3117

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., explains why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick. For more information about our office and the services we provide please click here. Overview:  Since 2004, we have…
  • Apr 25

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial
    In this segment, attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq. from the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, answers one of your most frequently asked questions: How can I avoid an H-1B visa denial? For the answer to this question please keep watching. For…
  • Apr 18

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What is the Execution Action on immigration all about? What will happen if DACA/DAPA passes? For the answer to this question please keep…
Rank this Week: 1712

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
  • Mar 11

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”
    On December 31, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to amend its regulation with intentions of improving certain regulating of immigrant and non immigrant visas.  A part of the proposed rule…
  • Feb 2

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric
    The ICE raids on undocumented immigrants with “final” orders of removal continue to paralyze immigrant communities throughout the country with fear. As many as 121 asylum seekers were taken into custody in Georgia, North…
Rank this Week: 2586

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: 4405

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    ETHICS: When you need to let a client go...

    ETHICS: When you need to let a client go...
    A great question was asked about requirements of an attorney to maintain a client who was misbehaving. I responded as follows: I have a current client who submitted an EAD application, against my explicit advice, through the help of his…
  • Mar 27

    Garnishment: Federal Pay and Child Support (or garnishment issues)

    Garnishment: Federal Pay and Child Support (or garnishment issues)
    This may be helpful for individuals working on child support cases, or answering/challenging a demand for payment or garnishment pursuant to a valid judgment. In both situations, when considering Federal income such as SSI, military pay,…
  • Mar 27

    Can you renounce foreign citizenship to avoid deportation?

    Can you renounce foreign citizenship to avoid deportation?
    No. Although, it would be interesting to see if you renounced your citizenship at your home embassy and then were placed in removal proceedings, what effect that would have. Most likely, the government would determine your renunciation was…
Rank this Week: 4211

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Immigrants Account for a Substantial Percentage of Business Startups in New Jersey and Around the Country

    Immigrants Account for a Substantial Percentage of Business Startups in New Jersey and Around the Country
    Immigration is a critical component of the American economy, with employers constantly petitioning to bring employees here from abroad for particular jobs. This is especially true, for a variety of reasons, in the STEM fields (Science,…
  • Apr 14

    Dual Citizenship Under U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law

    Dual Citizenship Under U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law
    U.S. immigration law does not provide a specific definition of “citizen.” The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution identifies as a citizen anyone born in the U.S., except for children of foreign diplomats, and anyone…
  • Mar 24

    Citizens, Nationals, and Immigrants in the United State

    Citizens, Nationals, and Immigrants in the United State
    The current election season has seen a great deal of rhetoric regarding immigration, citizenship, and what it means to be an American. Most of the recent discussion has centered on questions like how many immigrants to admit to the country,…
Rank this Week: 3483

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: 1544

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 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,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 2908

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
  • Apr 11

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada
    PNP programs aim to serve the needs of the province that administers them. If the skills of a person seeking admission to a province happen to cohere with the economic aims of the province, then the chances of being nominated for immigration…
  • Apr 4

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada
    The most simple, straightforward application for a permanent resident visa can be delayed or even refused is there is an issue of custody of a minor child.  Such issues are associated with an applicant for a Canadian visa (often a…
Rank this Week: 2490

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/
  • Apr 26

    H-1B CAP is reached? What now?

    H-1B CAP is reached? What now?
    It is that time a year where employers and foreign professionals are wondering what to do after USCIS has announced to have reached the quota of H-1B visas per fiscal year. This article discusses other options available to skilled foreign…
  • Apr 26

    Powers Law Group’s Experience with Waiver

    Powers Law Group’s Experience with Waiver
    By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers In 2008, when I became a licensed attorney, I worked for a firm that did almost 100% waivers. I started my immigration law firm in 2009 and a large percentage of the firm’s business…
  • Apr 12

    E-2 Investor Visa: Overview and Tip

    E-2 Investor Visa: Overview and Tip
    By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Esq. with Powers Law Group, P.C. April 12, 2016 In the midst of the economy downturn, employees are being laid off among them foreign professionals and managers who have held non-immigrant visas for a long time are…
Rank this Week: 1841

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Apr 25

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick
    The Department of Homeland Security’s final rule on optional practical training (OPT) work authorization for foreign nationals in F-1 status with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees from U.S. institutions…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA
    Supreme Court argument has taken place in United States v. Texas, a high-stakes, hotly contested case on the Administration’s executive programs that deferred possible deportation of millions of undocumented individuals. The…
  • Apr 12

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced on April 5, 2016, that the “University of Northern New Jersey” (“UNNJ”) had been a sting operation for the past two-and-a-half years. Run by Homeland…
Rank this Week: 2384

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Apr 17

    The top ten signs the government really does not want lawyers representing clients in immigration cases.

    The top ten signs the government really does not want lawyers representing clients in immigration cases.
    It’s time to admit it, the government does not want lawyers representing aliens in immigration proceedings pretty much before any of the agencies that deal with immigration matters, principally the Departments of Homeland Security and…
  • Feb 21

    The war on Islam escalate

    The war on Islam escalate
    When Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose a moratorium on admitting Muslims to the United States, there was consternation, except by the plurality of Republicans that continue to vote for him, that such an approach to a major world…
Rank this Week: 1928

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/
Rank this Week: 1165

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship
    Most people still believe that this thing called “love” is a mysterious occurrence which happens, like a lightning bolt, out of the blue, with no rhyme or reason. Or, perhaps we want to believe in the mysterious nature of love and…
  • Apr 14

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida
    Breathe easy you Florida couples who until a week ago lived together illegally while unwed. You will not be facing up 60 days in the county clink and a $500 fine on a second-degree misdemeanor charge for co-habitation while not married. A…
  • Mar 18

    What is Life REALLY Like for Juveniles Behind Bar

    What is Life REALLY Like for Juveniles Behind Bar
    The juvenile justice system was actually developed almost a century ago, in response to the atrocities juveniles were subjected to in adult jails. Unfortunately, as the system developed, and there was widespread overcrowding and lack of…
Rank this Week: 4631

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 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…
  • Apr 16

    Vermont Service Center meltdown

    Vermont Service Center meltdown
    I guess I have decided to wait and see what happens, but there have been a deluge of call regarding the SEC investigation of Jay Peak Resorts and the Vermont regional center.Let's just try to do the best we can.Boyd Campbell
  • Apr 14

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation
    Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a Vermont-based ski resort and related businesses allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through…
Rank this Week: 2870

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner
    I-485 approved for clients’ whose case had been pending since 2006 because of the petitioner’s criminal record.  In 2013, the case was erroneously denied by USCIS for failure to respond to a request for evidence and reopened…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year
    Our client’s date of birth was incorrect on his naturalization certificate and passport and for years he unsuccessfully tried to correct this error with Immigration, the Department of State, the IRS and the Social Security…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court
    Application for Cancellation of Removal granted for lawful permanent resident with nearly 30 years in the U.S. and a disabled daughter but with a conviction for possession of a controlled substance from 2006, an outstanding warrant for 10…
Rank this Week: 1417

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: 3028

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016
    While it is quite impossible to predict the visa bulletin, Shah Peerally has actually tried his best to analyze the situation of EB2 and EB3 India and China. This is based on some of the factors affected the number of the applications, the…
  • Apr 17

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?
    With the Supreme Court taking on US v Texas this coming week, we often wonder why so many undocumented workers from Mexico and other countries are in the United States. In addition, this election year has raise the stake of the situation of…
  • Apr 16

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)
    For Immediate Press Release April 16 2016 Newark CA – We would like to bring to you a pressing story because it is affecting the lives of 1500 to 6000 foreign students. The story has been mostly unfolding as a that of a big and…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 16

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer
    Given recent news about the change in H-1B visa fees for certain employers, there is understandable confusion as to what the H-1B visa fees are for FY 2017, and whether the employer or the employee is responsible for paying these fees. The…
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016
    Preparing for H1B Visa Lottery in 2016 This year, USCIS will begin accepting applications for H1B Visa 2017 on April 1st, 2016.The number of applicants continues to rise with each passing year so this year too, we will be facing a lottery to…
Rank this Week: 3991

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: 563

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  …
  • Apr 11

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce
    At Freed Marcroft, we understand that divorce and child custody aren’t legal issues alone.  For many people, these types of transitions are the most difficult experiences of their lives.  Though it is easier said than…
  • Mar 29

    Telling the Children About Divorce, and How Collaboration and Mediation May Help

    Telling the Children About Divorce, and How Collaboration and Mediation May Help
    One of the hardest conversations we have with divorcing parents surrounds their fears about telling the children that a marriage is over. As their lawyers, the very best advice that we have for them is 1) to seek out a mental health…
Rank this Week: 4411

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: 705

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?
    The Law Office of Michael West knows that for many people, April 15th is one of the most stressful days of the year. Since this is the deadline for filing your family’s federal tax return, which is not a pleasant task, many Georgians…
  • Apr 4

    Spring Cleaning is Here – Don’t Forget your Finances!

    Spring Cleaning is Here – Don’t Forget your Finances!
    At the Law Office of Michael West, we believe that spring cleaning is a great tradition.  It gives everyone a chance to get rid of unnecessary items, organize files, clean up messes, and overall get household matters back in order and on…
  • Feb 23

    How Can Social Media Affect My Bankruptcy Case?

    How Can Social Media Affect My Bankruptcy Case?
    Social media is all around us now and it’s not just for individuals – nearly every company and organization has a Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter feed. It may also come as a surprise to some people that the U.S.…
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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/
  • Apr 11

    O-1 Visa Extension | How to Apply & Requirement

    O-1 Visa Extension | How to Apply & Requirement
    As a non-immigrant, US visitor you have a limited time to complete the purpose of your trip before you reach the date on your Form I-94. As an O-1 Visa holder, you are visiting the United States as someone with … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tip

    H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tip
    Learn the BEST H1B 2017 Lottery Filing Tips Are you hoping to be selected in the H1B 2017 lottery? Did you apply in the lottery last year but were not one of the 65,000 randomly selected petitions? In this article … Continue reading…
  • Feb 12

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi
    The official March Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and we see a number of advancements in the employment based category, Final Action cutoff dates and others. One of the most noteworthy predictions we likely…
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Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 15

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “Effective May 10, 2016, DHS is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or…
  • Mar 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for April 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 dates…
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US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
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Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

Provides information on US immigration law for employers and employees. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Announces That H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2017, Lottery Planned

    USCIS Announces That H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2017, Lottery Planned
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions (regular and advanced degree cases) to reach the statutory cap for FY2017 (10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017).… Continue Reading
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Announces That H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2017, Lottery Planned

    USCIS Announces That H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2017, Lottery Planned
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions (regular and advanced degree cases) to reach the statutory cap for FY2017 (10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017).… Continue Reading
  • Mar 22

    USCIS Extends TPS Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

    USCIS Extends TPS Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone
    The Department of Homeland Security designates a country for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) when conditions – such as ongoing armed conflicts or environmental disasters – make it unsafe for those citizens who are…
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ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Apr 5

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016
    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows foreign students who have been maintaining their lawful F-1 student…
  • Mar 24

    H-1B FAQ

    H-1B FAQ
    Next week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin to receive the H-1B petitions for the 2017 fiscal year. Although only 65,000 of these petitions may be approved (with an additional 20,000 reserved for applicants with…
  • Mar 18

    5 Tips for Your FY 2017 H-1B Petition

    5 Tips for Your FY 2017 H-1B Petition
    The April 1 filing date for cap-subject H-1B petitions is fast approaching and companies all over the U.S. are working to make sure their petitions are ready to be filed. Since many companies file tens or even hundreds of petitions for…
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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
  • 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…
  • Mar 4

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?
    Anyone who has ever interacted with a three-year old child is aware that they are dealing with an immature and undeveloped child, legally and morally unaccountable as a result of their young and underdeveloped brain. Nearly everyone that is,…
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Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport
    Both Los Angeles and Palm Springs are popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.  Some visitors, from certain trusted countries, are allowed to visit the USA without a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.  At both our Pasadena and…
  • Mar 11

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate
    In the past, F-1 foreign students graduating from universities would receive a one-year permit to work in the USA to develop and use their skills.  Here at the immigration law offices of Fong & Aquino we have had many inquiries from…
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
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Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travelers who do not have an eTA can board their…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa for entrance to Canada. The eTA…
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The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
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immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • 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
  • Jan 26

    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS

    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS
    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS: Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict and…
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Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 12

    Your “love story” and the Letter of Intent for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Your “love story” and the Letter of Intent for the K1 Fiance Visa
    The application process for a K1 Fiance Visa requires both the Petitioner and the Beneficiary to describe how they met and what caused them to fall in love “the love story” and to express their intent to get married…
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Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
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New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

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

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Feb 10

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS
    (This is the final part of our three-part series with a look at DACA in the courts and how recent developments in the US Supreme Court will affect this program) In our previous articles, we spoke about the inception of DACA, the proposed DACA…
  • Jan 28

    DACA Expansion

    DACA Expansion
    (This is part two of our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with a look at President Obama’s its proposed expansion and the development of DAPA) On November 20, 2014, President Obama…
  • Jan 21

    Initial DACA Grant

    Initial DACA Grant
    (This begins our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, its proposed expansion, DAPA, and the recent developments in the US Supreme Court) On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law New

    Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law New
    Weddings from Hell: the Cambodian Brides Trafficked to China (Guardian, Feb. 1): There’s a pattern of Cambodian women lured to China by promises of work but then sold into forced marriages. Even if they manage to flee China and return…
  • Feb 4

    Oops! As Publicity Stunt, Suning (Illegally) Hires Foreign Students as Courier

    Oops! As Publicity Stunt, Suning (Illegally) Hires Foreign Students as Courier
    As a publicity stunt, consumer electronics giant Suning Commerce Group hired a number of foreign students to work as express delivery couriers over Spring Festival in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, and Chengdu. The story…
  • Feb 3

    Translation: 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

    Translation: 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang
    Here is our law firm’s unofficial translation of the Ministry of Public Security’s announcement:  …
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