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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/
  • Mar 27

    USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

    USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback
    Release Date: March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez today announced the release of an updated policy memorandum on the L-1B nonimmigrant visa…
  • Mar 24

    Will President Obama make the L1B easier?

    Will President Obama make the L1B easier?
    For years, immigration practioners have been struggling with the famous L1B visa.  In fact, whenever someone mentions an L1B, we automatically think of an alternative to the L1B visa. The truth is that USCIS has made it very difficult…
  • Mar 19

    Want to Relate How the H4 EAD changed your life?

    Want to Relate How the H4 EAD changed your life?
    “If anyone would be willing to talk with a public radio reporter about what the reform to H-4 Visa’s mean to them, and how their lives will change as a result, I would love to speak with them. They can contact me at…
Rank this Week: 2166

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
  • Feb 24

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

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

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
Rank this Week: 1485

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident

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

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony
    Efren Moreano, 20, the driver of the wrong way vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway who struck and killed an NYPD detective in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, has been charged with second degree manslaughter, a class D felony.…
  • Mar 3

    Another Tragic Wrong Way Accident On Hudson Valley Highway

    Another Tragic Wrong Way Accident On Hudson Valley Highway
    On February 27, 2015, 46 year old Paul Duncan, a seventeen year veteran of the NYPD and married father of a teenage daughter, was killed in a wrong way crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway, just south of Route 100B in Greenburgh.  Duncan…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation
    ICTs:App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt to Life Away from Home (NPR, March 2015) [access]- Follow link for audio and transcript."Charity Providing Refugees with Library-in-a-Box to Launch in UK," Newsweek, 19 March 2015 [text]IST Researchers…
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance
    Publications:An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat (Global Humanitarian Assistance, March 2015) [text]Cautious Welcome for New OCHA Chief (IRIN, March 2015) [text]Helpdesk Research Report: Relationship between Humanitarian and…
  • Mar 26

    Regional Focus: Australia

    Regional Focus: Australia
    Event:Panel on Australia and Asylum Seekers, Montreal, 1 April 2015 [info]- Chaired by Professor François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.Publications:"Australia Makes a U-Turn with the…
Rank this Week: 342

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Mar 27

    New Jersey Becomes New Battleground for Immigrant Right

    New Jersey Becomes New Battleground for Immigrant Right
    Recently, New Jersey Governor and often-touted possible presidential candidate Chris Christie joined the fight against the President's immigration executive action. Specifically, Governor Christie, who typically declines to make public…
  • Mar 24

    Immigrant Advocacy Groups Join Together to Unveil New Online Platform to Help Foreign Nationals Become U.S. Citizen

    Immigrant Advocacy Groups Join Together to Unveil New Online Platform to Help Foreign Nationals Become U.S. Citizen
    The nonpartisan immigrant-rights advocacy group Voto Latino is dedicated to empowering young Latinos to help them build better futures for their communities and themselves in the United States. The organization has joined with the groups Pro…
  • Mar 20

    Update on Executive Action Lawsuit: DOJ Files Emergency Appeal

    Update on Executive Action Lawsuit: DOJ Files Emergency Appeal
    The court battle over President Obama's executive action continues to heat up. Readers may recall that just a few weeks ago, Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction that has temporarily prohibited the President's executive…
Rank this Week: 3878

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: 4864

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/
  • Mar 27

    BALCA on Calculating 180-Day Period for Filing under 20 CFR §656.17(e)

    BALCA on Calculating 180-Day Period for Filing under 20 CFR §656.17(e)
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Operating Engineer.” After receiving & reviewing an…
  • Mar 26

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Florida, Georgia & Iowa

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Florida, Georgia & Iowa
    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…
  • Mar 25

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 3/6/15 with processing dates as of 1/31/15. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 551

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 27

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"
    Presidential campaigns are always fun to watch. It is early in the 2016 campaign but it seems that Republican presidential hopefuls continue to muddle through attempts to come up with a coherent and consistent position on immigration reform.…
  • Mar 27

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration
    Is the European Union, which permits labor migration among the member nations, a possible model for future immigration? Commentators have suggested that possibility since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994. This…
  • Mar 27

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla
    "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hlass, Boston University School of Law, November 8, 2014 Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 266, 2014 ABSTRACT: This article looks at…
Rank this Week: 16

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1204

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    March Madness Politic

    March Madness Politic
    As an immigration lawyer, what do I look for when it comes to USCIS? A good system that works.  For that, what is most needed is good leadership. Leadership that can accomplish tasks, organize large groups of people.  That is what I…
  • Mar 25

    March Immigration Madne

    March Immigration Madne
  • Mar 24

    USCIS Issues New L1B Policy Memo

    USCIS Issues New L1B Policy Memo
    L1B- Intra company transfer of specialized knowledge employees are cases that have seen disproportionate scrutiny and denials in the past few years.  Yesterday, President Obama announced at the SelectUSA summit in Washington DC that a…
Rank this Week: 572

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
  • Mar 25

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI

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

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: A presenter wants to breach our engagement contract by cancelling. Our cancellation clause says that, in the event of cancellation, we get 50% of the engagement fee or actual…
  • Feb 25

    Replacement Woe

    Replacement Woe
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We are a dance company who is going to perform in March in the United States. We gave the list of names for Visa purposes last September to the venue. Now we have some changes, we have to…
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • Mar 25

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker

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

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

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff
    Technology companies have been pushing Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas, which provide foreign nationals a three-year stay in the country to work in a specialty occupation. The unified industry support indicates that the major players…
  • Mar 21

    Some bad Bills now being Debated in Congre

    Some bad Bills now being Debated in Congre
    Some bad bills that may adversely affect our clients (and immigrants in general) are being put forth by the House of Representatives. We do not believe that any of these bills stands a good chance of becoming law, but it is important for the…
Rank this Week: 1201

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Mar 25

    Financial Post – Want to buy property in the U.S.? Read this first

    Financial Post – Want to buy property in the U.S.? Read this first
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Bev Cline for an article which appeared in the Financial Post section of the National Post. In the article, Bev asks Shlomi about how Canadians should purchase US real estate and the special…
  • Mar 16

    February 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    February 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – February 17th, 2015   On the February 17th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial Planner, Partner & COO at Altro Levy LLP and President & CEO at…
  • Mar 13

    Upcoming Radio Show: March 18, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: March 18, 2015
        On Wednesday March 18 tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will…
Rank this Week: 2204

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3653

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • Mar 24

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

    New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?
    USCIS has released a new policy memo on “L-1B adjudications policy.” The memo provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess…
  • Mar 18

    State Department Technical Difficultie

    State Department Technical Difficultie
    The U.S. State Department has posted the following message: All Department of State offices – including U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, the National Visa Center (NVC), and the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) – are currently…
  • Mar 5

    Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)

    Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)
    On March 3, 2015, federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants at about 37 Southern California locations in what is potentially the biggest federal criminal case to date against birth tourism agencies.     For news…
Rank this Week: 4615

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Mar 24

    DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know

    DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know
    Reforms are expected to be in place for undocumented foreign nationals  applying for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and parents of United States Citizens or Legal Permanent Residences applying for DAPA (Deferred Action…
  • Mar 3

    Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!

    Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!
    As H-1B season approaches, it’s time to begin your application process for a spot in the lottery. Currently, the USCIS allots 65,000 H-1B visas each year. Vying for a spot in the lottery are an estimated  195,000…
  • Feb 19

    Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scam

    Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scam
    Scam artists have always targeted immigrants but with the Obama Administration’s issuance of the new Executive Order scams could be on the rise. The immigration reform has caused much confusion among immigrant populations causing some…
Rank this Week: 5002

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling

    California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling
    The Associated Press reports that the California Supreme Court righted what it called a “grievous wrong” on Monday by posthumously granting a law license to a Chinese immigrant whose application 125 years ago was denied solely…
  • Mar 9

    Federal Judge who granted injunction on DAPA drags feet on ruling on Motion to Stay injunction

    Federal Judge who granted injunction on DAPA drags feet on ruling on Motion to Stay injunction
    The federal judge in Texas who blocked President Barack Obama’s latest executive actions on immigration signaled Tuesday that he isn’t inclined to rush a decision on the Obama Administration’s request to lift the injunction…
  • Mar 9

    AAO Sustains appeal of Form I-212

    AAO Sustains appeal of Form I-212
    In a nonprecedent decision, the AAO sustained an appeal of a Form I-212, finding that although the applicant was removed in 2012 for being an intending immigrant, there is no indication she misrepresented her intentions or willfully violated…
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Mar 23

    Possible Pitfalls in Immigration Visa Regulation

    Possible Pitfalls in Immigration Visa Regulation
    Immigrants who intend to secure permanent resident status in the United States must be aware of the regulations that are inherent in the process. Undocumented immigrants who fail to possess a comprehensive understanding of the conditions for…
  • Mar 19

    U.S. Immigration Policy: A Case of Continuance

    U.S. Immigration Policy: A Case of Continuance
    Strict regulations regarding immigration policies are largely a product of contemporary attitudes towards political identity. For the most part, the immigration policies that a country possesses are a reflection of its attitude regarding…
  • Mar 16

    Split on Immigration Reform Policy Has DHS Edging Closer to a Shutdown

    Split on Immigration Reform Policy Has DHS Edging Closer to a Shutdown
    Controversy over President Obama’s plans immigration reform continues to foment political partisanship. Obama’s executive orders on immigration have Republicans rallying to impede his administration’s progress. GOP lawmakers…
Rank this Week: 3212

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 23

    Karmaloop Online Clothes Retailer May Pursue Bankruptcy

    Karmaloop Online Clothes Retailer May Pursue Bankruptcy
    Just a few years ago Karmaloop, the online streetwear clothing retailer from Boston, looked as though the company was poised for big growth. Now, the company may need to file bankruptcy after struggling with excessive debt, according to the…
  • Mar 17

    Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock Tumbles as the Company Faces Lawsuits and Insider Trading Allegation

    Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock Tumbles as the Company Faces Lawsuits and Insider Trading Allegation
    60 Minutes recently released an earth-shattering report about Lumber Liquidators describing how the company may be selling Chinese-made laminate flooring with toxic levels of formaldehyde to increase profits. Anderson Cooper covered the…
  • Mar 9

    Citigroup to Send Checks to 23,000 Homeowners It Forgot to Pay After Foreclosure Settlement

    Citigroup to Send Checks to 23,000 Homeowners It Forgot to Pay After Foreclosure Settlement
    After the Independent Foreclosure Review in 2013, Citigroup agreed to compensate borrowers in a settlement for committing widespread foreclosure abuses. However, it was recently discovered more than 20,000 borrowers did not receive any money.…
Rank this Week: 4686

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    How do people sleep after pulling crap like this?

    How do people sleep after pulling crap like this?
    This is the internet age. If you want information, directions, advice, go online. If you want to access government information, go online. Suppose a person wants help with immigration services. A person in the know knows that USCIS provides…
  • Mar 8

    Report of in absentia removal orders of unaccompanied children ring true in a system not functioning fairly.

    Report of in absentia removal orders of unaccompanied children ring true in a system not functioning fairly.
    The Los Angeles Times reported on March 6 in an article, “7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court,” that, well, 7,000 immigrant children were ordered deported without going to court. The article attributes…
  • Feb 22

    A tale of two injunction

    A tale of two injunction
    Last week saw federal judges twice stymie the executive branch by enjoining the Department of Homeland Security from doing what it wants to do. The first injunction, in Texas v. USA,  stopped the government from doing something nice for…
Rank this Week: 2097

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Expungement and Letter of Good Conduct -- DC Rehabilitation Action

    Expungement and Letter of Good Conduct -- DC Rehabilitation Action
    A client came to our office on Friday, and asked the following question regarding expungement in DC:I was accused of breaking and entering in Washington, DC in 2006. I pled out to a misdemeanor with no jail time. I long ago completed my…
  • Mar 11

    When the judge becomes a recalcitrant -- how to protect your client

    When the judge becomes a recalcitrant -- how to protect your client
    While speaking with several great colleagues on the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) discussion boards, I had a chance to share my experiences working with judges who would not allow testimony in the immigration court context. …
  • Mar 9

    Prostitution And Entrapment -- An Argument for the Defense

    Prostitution And Entrapment -- An Argument for the Defense
    I recently had a chance to speak with a potential client about solicitation, prostitution, and entrapment. Can a police officer actually have sex with an escort and still threaten that same escort with solicitation and prostitution charges…
Rank this Week: 4455

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/
  • Mar 21

    DOL Issues FAQs On H-2b Processing After Perez v. Perez

    DOL Issues FAQs On H-2b Processing After Perez v. Perez
    On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued new FAQs providing more details on the latest developments in the ongoing federal court case challenging DOL's authority to issue and implement regulations for the H 2B temporary worker…
  • Mar 18

    DOL and USCIS Resume H-2B Processing

    DOL and USCIS Resume H-2B Processing
    On March 17, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced it will resume H-2B processing, but will continue to suspend premium (expedited) processing until further notice.The day before, on March 16, 2015, the Department of…
  • Mar 16

    DOL and DHS Announce Next Steps for the H-2B Program

    DOL and DHS Announce Next Steps for the H-2B Program
    On March 16, 2015, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security jointly announced that they intend to release a joint Interim Final Rule by April 30, 2015, to resolve the agencies’ suspension of H-2B processing following a…
Rank this Week: 2563

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Mar 20

    Green Cards for Student

    Green Cards for Student
    Spring is a busy time of the year for our office. In part because it coincides with graduation. And for this reason, I get lots of calls and questions from foreign students earning their degrees at US Universities, who…
  • Feb 18

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

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

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

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce
    Many of my clients who travel overseas to spend time with their fiancés or spouses while waiting on a K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa, become fathers. After all of the excitement, the question becomes…….What do I need to…
Rank this Week: 4608

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Mar 19

    USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudication

    USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudication
    Author:  Otieno Ombok. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, even though it will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice. The March 17, 2015,…
  • Mar 19

    Federal Government Seeks Stay of Texas Federal Court Injunction on Immigration Reform Executive Action

    Federal Government Seeks Stay of Texas Federal Court Injunction on Immigration Reform Executive Action
    Author:  Rob Neale. On March 12, 2015, the federal government filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeking to remove the preliminary injunction issued on February 16, 2015, by U.S. District Judge…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Court Again Strikes Down DOL H-2B Regulation

    Florida Court Again Strikes Down DOL H-2B Regulation
    AUTHORS:  Otieno Ombok and Kevin Lashus. The Department of Labor lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program, a Florida federal district court has ruled, vacating the DOL’s…
Rank this Week: 2443

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

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

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

    What is a Cramdown in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    What is a Cramdown in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Many Georgians have contacted our office to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy due to the economic struggles families across the country are experiencing on account of the recession.  Depending on an…
  • Feb 22

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA
    Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign national individuals and families who have been contributing to our state’s unique culture and its economy for several years.  These people have been anxiously waiting for Congress to…
Rank this Week: 4600

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

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

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 505

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Mar 18

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015

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

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015

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

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3196

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Mar 18

    USCIS WILL ACCEPT H-1B PETITIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2015

    USCIS WILL ACCEPT H-1B PETITIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2015
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ…
  • Mar 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Feb 25

    BREAKING NEWS! DHS EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT TO CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    BREAKING NEWS! DHS EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT TO CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending…
Rank this Week: 1370

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
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred
    Our firm is proud to announce yet another approval for an individual who entered the United States of America prior to the age of sixteen as a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This individual arrived after turning 15…
  • Feb 19

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
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Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Mar 10

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will
    One of our guilty pleasures is ABC’s soapy drama Nashville, which follows the trials and tribulations of the country music industry. On the recent episode “I’m Lost Between Right or Wrong”, singer Deacon Clayborne,…
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce
    Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This can lead to their…
  • Feb 18

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony
    Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse’s alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are…
Rank this Week: 4858

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism

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

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

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

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
Rank this Week: 3191

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
Rank this Week: 2745

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.

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

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

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

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

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do
    This is the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick: Find out what we do! Since 2004, we have efficiently and conveniently served our clients located across the United States and around the world through the use of cutting-edge technology and other…
Rank this Week: 1800

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Mar 4

    A Just Society?

    A Just Society?
    When the Canadian Constitution Act was signed in 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. It was the magnum opus in the career of then-Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Before the Charter became a signature part of Canadian…
  • Feb 2

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
  • Dec 31

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Out with the old, in with the new
    It is fitting that the Canadian government has chosen the first day of a new year for the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system. Gone are the days when most economic immigrants were selected by a supply-driven, first-in…
Rank this Week: 1975

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?
    The Express Entry system has had three draws as at the time of writing (I’m writing this on 15-02-28) on the dates listed below: 779 candidates receiving an Invitation to Apply based on the minimal ranking of   886 points (on…
  • Mar 3

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback
    Joe[1] tried to get his application filed at the Sydney Nova Scotia immigration office.  An application, when properly filed, contains specific forms, supporting documents, and a government fee.  Canada’s immigration…
  • Feb 17

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It
      A group of four young men were allegedly plotting a killing spree on Valentines Day 2015 at a mall in Halifax Nova Scotia, but were foiled due to an anonymous tip.  If the intended carnage were carried out would this have been an…
Rank this Week: 2699

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/
  • Mar 2

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!
    The new regulation recently announced by USCIS is scheduled to go into effect on May 26, 2015, and allows certain H-4 spouses to seek lawful employment. Two Categories of H-4 Spouses Eligible for EADs Please be aware that not all H-4…
  • Jan 12

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

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

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

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4128

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: 1576

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 2859

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 2208

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 2049

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Feb 19

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com
    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com Por Michael D. Shear y Julia PrestonWASHINGTON – Un día antes de que cientos de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados pudieran solicitar permisos de…
  • Feb 10

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com
    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should…
  • Feb 4

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program WhoIndividuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA. WhatExtends the deferred…
Rank this Week: 2127

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Expansion of DACA

    Expansion of DACA
    President Obama finally announced his plans to overhaul U.S. immigration policies via executive action. This blog post will focus on the President's initiative to increase the amount of people who can be eligible for Deferred Action for…
  • Dec 31

    Fiancé(e) Visa

    Fiancé(e) Visa
    U.S. citizens who want to bring their foreign citizen fiancé to the U.S. to marry and live here should apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa to sponsor their fiancé's travel to the U.S. The K-1 visa allows the foreign national…
  • Nov 18

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Unlawful immigrants who experience domestic abuse may be afraid to contact the police or get other types of help because of their status. However, certain victims of domestic abuse may have a path towards lawful status under the Violence…
Rank this Week: 3692

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Feb 9

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

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

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award
    With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony.  Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce…
  • Dec 21

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

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”
    [Blogger's Note:  Today we have a dandy guest post from the ever insightful, prolific and droll, Nici Kersey.  Don't be put off by her introductory paragraphs.  There's an immigration gem awaiting -- one that…
Rank this Week: 2764