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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    Sentencing Guideline Overview (felony)

    Sentencing Guideline Overview (felony)
    Is it possible to get a sentence of 18 months for the crime of armed robbery in DC? In order to determine a "range" for a specific crime, you need to look at the sentencing guidelines. You can find them online for the District of Columbia at…
  • Jul 6

    Child Support in VA

    Child Support in VA
    A recent friend of mine asked for help regarding child support in VA. I thought I would share her question and the answer, so that others seeking similar information could use the help! In Va, do you know what a typical cost for child…
  • Jul 4

    Reckless Driving in VA

    Reckless Driving in VA
    We answered a recent inquiry about Reckless Driving in VA -- I thought I would share that answer here: I was driving in VA (I'm a NC driver) on my way home to DC to visit my mom. I thought the speed limit had rose back to 70 mph from 65 but…
Rank this Week: 4432

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 7

    Patents and Expat

    Patents and Expat
    Here's an interesting tidbit from The Economist: WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation) records not just the country where inventors of technical patents work, but their countries of birth. The Economist suggests this data can…
  • Jul 7

    The Tragedy in San Francisco and What It Means (or Doesn't) About Immigrants and Immigration

    The Tragedy in San Francisco and What It Means (or Doesn't) About Immigrants and Immigration
    A tragic event in San Francisco last week has once again brought immigration to the headlines. As reported on ImmigrationProf, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said a seemingly random killing of a young woman in San…
  • Jul 7

    From the Bookshelves: Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

    From the Bookshelves: Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta Edited by Virginia Smith Younce An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his…
Rank this Week: 16

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    How Could the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Affect My Financial Affairs?

    How Could the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Affect My Financial Affairs?
    Last week the U.S. Supreme Court handed down one of the most momentous decisions of our age.  In the case Obergefell v. Hodges, the majority of the court ruled that states could no longer deny same-sex couples the right to marry. …
  • Jun 21

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?
    Every week our office receives multiple phone calls from Georgian families and residents who have fallen on hard times due to the recent economic recession.  For these people, sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the best option they have…
  • Jun 21

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?
    Every week our office receives multiple phone calls from Georgian families and residents who have fallen on hard times due to the recent economic recession.  For these people, sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the best option they have…
Rank this Week: 4572

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/
  • Jul 7

    Admin: Summer Rece

    Admin: Summer Rece
    This blog is taking a little break, but will resume posts later in the summer!
  • Jul 7

    Thematic Focus: Education

    Thematic Focus: Education
    Opportunity:*Call for Chapter Proposals: Educating Refugee-background Students: Critical Issues and Dynamic Contexts [info]- Submit proposals by 15 October 2015.Publications:Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises: Toward a…
  • Jul 7

    Thematic Focus: Durable Solution

    Thematic Focus: Durable Solution
    10% of Refugees from Syria: Europe’s Resettlement and Other Admission Responses in a Global Perspective (ICMC, July 2015) [text]Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling in (European Commission & OECD, July 2015) [text]The…
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Jul 7

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Arkansas, California & Colorado

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Arkansas, California & Colorado
    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…
  • Jul 6

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, July 10, 2015

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, July 10, 2015
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!
    “Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat…
Rank this Week: 554

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1177

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/
  • Jul 6

    Employment Based Adjustment of Status | Timeline and Proce

    Employment Based Adjustment of Status | Timeline and Proce
    An adjustment of status, as the name implies, is an application filed by an alien who is in the U.S. and wants to change their status from that of a non-immigrant to immigrant (for example: permanent resident status). Based on ……
  • Jul 2

    Employer Sponsored Green Card | Process and Cost

    Employer Sponsored Green Card | Process and Cost
    There are many ways to immigrate to the United States based on an employment offer or job related opportunity. To do so, however, it’s your responsibility as the foreign worker to demonstrate that no other domestic worker is available,…
  • Jun 30

    EAD vs Green Card | Similarities and Difference

    EAD vs Green Card | Similarities and Difference
    When individuals contemplate immigrating to the United States, their first thought usually sways towards a green card. While this may be the ultimate goal there are other options available to work in the United States until a green card…
Rank this Week: 4896

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

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

    The E-2 Improvement Act

    The E-2 Improvement Act
    On April 9th, 2015, Florida Congressman David Jolly (R) introduced a bill “The E-2 Improvement Act” that could have a significant and beneficial impact on E-2 Treaty Investor Visa holders whose ultimate desire is to obtain…
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
Rank this Week: 3987

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/
  • Jul 6

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.
    It’s not every lawyer who has his own radio show, but for prominent California immigration attorney Shah Peerally he has not only had one, but it is now entering its sixth successful year on air. The Shah Peerally Law Show is…
  • Jul 5

    Vaccine Overdose to Detained Children Another Sign that Family Detention Must End

    Vaccine Overdose to Detained Children Another Sign that Family Detention Must End
    CONTACTS: George Tzamaras 202-507-7649 gtzamaras@aila.org Wendy Feliz 202-812-2499 wfeliz@immcouncil.org Washington D.C. – This weekend, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (Council)…
  • Jun 25

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.
    Recently few groups are blaming immigrants for California severe drought and for not helping in the battle against this drought. The truth is that immigrants can actually help fight this disastrous situation because: 1. Most immigrants move…
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
  • Jul 6

    Refusal of a Visa: Debate or Go To Federal Court?

    Refusal of a Visa: Debate or Go To Federal Court?
    You’ve applied for a visa.  It may be for a study or work visa or for permanent residence.  It gets refused.  What do you do? If you’ve hired an immigration  consultant, they should advise you that you have an…
  • Jun 29

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk
    For those self-filing their application for a visa to Canada (aka Do It Yourself-ers) , an additional basis to refuse your case may arise: if you fail to declare that you hired someone advise you on the application.  The relevant law is…
  • Jun 18

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?
    For the Express Entry draw of June 12 2015 the  minimum points imposed by the Minister of Immigration was  482. Persons who meet this minimum threshold are invited to apply for immigration to Canada, often under the Federal Skilled…
Rank this Week: 2621

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Married for Love? How to prove it.

    Married for Love? How to prove it.
    The Seventh Circuit granted the petition for review and remanded, holding that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred when it demanded that the petitioner provide more proof than necessary to satisfy a preponderance of the evidence…
  • Jul 6

    From Nepal? Apply for TPS

    From Nepal? Apply for TPS
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice that Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective today, June 24, 2015, through December 24, 2016. This designation allows…
  • Jul 6

    Plead Guilty, but not informed of deportation risks?

    Plead Guilty, but not informed of deportation risks?
    The Seventh Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of the petitioner’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, holding that the petitioner—who was recently removed to Italy following a federal drug conviction—could…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • Jul 6

    Removal Proceedings Hound Immigrant Convicted of Drug Charge

    Removal Proceedings Hound Immigrant Convicted of Drug Charge
    For undocumented immigrants, the consequences of removal proceedings can be harrowing. Several recorded cases of immigrants being deported back to their countries of origin have occurred as a result of a felony that they have committed while…
  • Jul 2

    Practice of Detaining Immigrant Families in Detention Centers End

    Practice of Detaining Immigrant Families in Detention Centers End
    Undocumented immigrants residing in the United States face the very real possibility of being deported once they are found by immigration authorities. Every year, hordes of immigrants come to the United States in the hopes of fleeing some…
  • Jun 29

    Issue Involving Immigration Records Conclude

    Issue Involving Immigration Records Conclude
    It would be difficult to tackle the large issue of immigration without running into a number of areas that draw some amount of concern. Various sectors are involved when it comes to the plight of undocumented immigrants. Immigration law…
Rank this Week: 3168

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 3

    Immigration benefits, same-sex marriage and recent SCOTUS ruling

    Immigration benefits, same-sex marriage and recent SCOTUS ruling
    On June 26th 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex married couples have equal rights and protection of the law.  Thus, with a stroke of the SCOTUS pen, same-sex marriage is now…
  • Jun 26

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina
    I am incredibly honored that Forbes magazine interviewed me to discuss the state of Startup Visas in the US.  Journalist Adriana Gardella took the time to read my book and understand the critical issues holding back Startup founders from…
  • Jun 17

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur
    Last weekend was a whirlwind of advocacy and discussion of the new book.  Startup founders create jobs in the US and we need to have a visa to meet the modern day business practices.  FWD.us and Free Flow Research in San Antonio, TX…
Rank this Week: 571

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 2

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report Predictions Our firm published the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report at the beginning of March. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. economy and housing market for Canadians…
  • Jun 11

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax
    David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro were recently interviewed by Michelle Schriver from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about a mixed-marriage between a Canadian and American. The analysis was published in the June edition of the…
  • Jun 1

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – May 19th 2015 On the May 19th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and Matt C. Altro, President…
Rank this Week: 2191

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 2

    This blog will be reactivated by next week

    This blog will be reactivated by next week
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   Thanks to my webmaster, my new blog and website design are due to be launched by next week.   I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more…
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
Rank this Week: 3169

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: 4557

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 1

    "An Act of Love." One Republican's View on Immigration Reform

    "An Act of Love." One Republican's View on Immigration Reform
    An earlier blog highlighted a Democratic candidate for President's views on immigration reform and to keep the conversation going, this blog will highlight a Republican's views on immigration reform. Jeb Bush, the former two-term Governor…
  • Jun 24

    Third Anniversary of DACA

    Third Anniversary of DACA
    Dreamers around the country are celebrating the third anniversary of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Announced in 2012, President Obama, through executive order, took the fear of deportation away for…
  • Jun 10

    What's Going on with the DACA/DAPA Lawsuit?

    What's Going on with the DACA/DAPA Lawsuit?
    Immigration policy is complicated enough but it gets even more complicated when a federal lawsuit is involved. So let's take a minute to rundown what's actually happening with the DACA lawsuit currently going through the federal court system.…
Rank this Week: 3669

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4771

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: 1573

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jun 30

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day
    When I was growing up in Montreal, Canada Day, then called Dominion Day, truly meant something to my family. My grandfather landed on Canadian shores in 1906 and, as the children and grandchildren of immigrants, our family loved the spirit…
  • Jun 2

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care
    During a recent diplomatic visit to Canada made by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, the government of Canada announced that the Philippines was the top source country for new Canadian immigrants in 2014, ousting China and…
  • May 6

    You Can Fight City Hall

    You Can Fight City Hall
    They say you can’t fight city hall. Actually, you can, but it’s not often that you come out a winner, especially if the stakes are high. Given the assets and resources at the government’s disposal, it isn’t really a…
Rank this Week: 1984

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Apply for a Green Card from a Student Visa

    How to Apply for a Green Card from a Student Visa
    In this series, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, Esq. discusses the process of applying for permanent residence for individuals on a valid student visa. Notes to keep in mind when applying for permanent residence: – F visa holders must…
  • Jun 22

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. answers questions regarding deportation including who can be deported from the United States and what the grounds are for removal proceedings. – having a green card or visa does not mean…
  • Jun 15

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. discusses the legislative update in regards to the court injunction which halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including extended DACA and DAPA. So far the following…
Rank this Week: 1788

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/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriages Will Benefit Immigrant

    Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriages Will Benefit Immigrant
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will make it easier and less costly for many foreign nationals to obtain immigration benefits through marriage. In an historic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled last…
  • Jun 24

    Event: USCIS Beijing Field Office Briefing

    Event: USCIS Beijing Field Office Briefing
    On July 6, the American Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation by James Chiang, Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Beijing Field Office. This office is responsible for adjudicating a wide variety of…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court: Consulate Need Not Tell U.S. Citizen Why Husband’s Visa Denied

    Supreme Court: Consulate Need Not Tell U.S. Citizen Why Husband’s Visa Denied
    The U.S. Supreme court ruled on June 15th that a U.S. citizen wasn’t entitled to court review of her husband’s visa denial on terrorism grounds. The decision, in Kerry v. Din, bolsters the consular nonreviewability…
Rank this Week: 4603

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation
    In a highly-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that "the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment…
  • Jun 15

    The State Department Alerts Travelers for Delay in Printing of U.S. Passport

    The State Department Alerts Travelers for Delay in Printing of U.S. Passport
    The Chicago immigration attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer P.C., learned that the State Department issued an alert that due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, “there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S.…
  • Apr 14

    BIA says alien cannot keep priority date from withdrawn or revoked I-140 petition

    BIA says alien cannot keep priority date from withdrawn or revoked I-140 petition
    In the non precedential decision In re Grace Estrellado, the Board of Immigration Appeals states that alien may not utilize the priority date form her original I-140 petition because it was withdrawn by her prior employer and the USCIS…
Rank this Week: 4984

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

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

    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS

    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS
    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from May 20,…
  • Jun 8

    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers Metro Manchester NH (603) 644-3739 or www.immigrationNH.com
  • Apr 17

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach
    Here is a handy video about the Modified Categorical Approach, which immigration courts use to determine a person's immigration consequences for criminal convictions. Thanks to Professor Maureen Sweeney of The University of Maryland Carey…
Rank this Week: 2131

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
  • Jun 19

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS
    Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world…
  • Jun 10

    Are You Being Served?

    Are You Being Served?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: You frequently mention that the artists are our clients, but aren’t the presenters our clients, too? If an artist is acting unreasonably or is going to do something which we know…
Rank this Week: 1390

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/
  • Jun 25

    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…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Nepal
    The Department of Homeland Security today announced that Nepal has been designated for “Temporary Protected Status” due to the 7.8 earthquake that struck the country on April 25 and its aftermath.To qualify, Nepalese nationals…
  • Jun 18

    Global US Visa Issuance Delays Continue

    Global US Visa Issuance Delays Continue
    The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems related to visa issuance at all of the US embassies and consulates. The problem was caused by a hardware failure on June 9, which prevents the…
Rank this Week: 2559

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal
    USCIS has announced that it would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nepal through December 24, 2016. TPS provides relief to individuals whose countries are not safe due to civil unrest, natural disasters, or other…
  • Jun 19

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department
    The U.S. State Department has announced that the Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems with its visa systems, causing delays in printing visas and threatening to require rescheduling some visa interviews. The issue is…
  • Jun 11

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill (S.B. 374) into law June 10, 2015, that requires state agencies in Texas to use the E-Verify system to check that new employees are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify, managed by U.S. Citizenship…
Rank this Week: 2433

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: 1194

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    SEC charges two firms with illegally brokering investments in EB-5 project

    SEC charges two firms with illegally brokering investments in EB-5 project
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two firms with illegally brokering more than $79 million of investments by foreigners seeking U.S. residency.  The charges are the first against brokers handling investments in the…
  • Jun 10

    There is positive movement in the cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investor

    There is positive movement in the cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investor
    The July 2015 Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of State shows positive movement in the May 1, 2015, cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investors.The cutoff date is now September 1, 2015.  When a new allocation of 10,000 visas…
  • May 18

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important
    Future viability is a concept -- and a concern -- I would like to bring to the EB-5 world.  My friend Michael Gibson's latest report on EB-5 projects around the nation is disturbing and troubling because so many of them are failing or…
Rank this Week: 2944

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/
  • Jun 24

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to on Temporary Protected Status for Nepal.  Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the…
  • Jun 7

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?
    In every fiancé visa consultation, one of the first questions my potential clients ask is: “How long does the fiancé visa process take?” The answer really is, “It depends.” Processing times will vary…
  • Jun 6

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?
    The K-2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows your fiancée’s child to accompany her to the United States. The process for a K-2 visa is very similar to the K-1 visa process.  When you apply for your fiancée’s…
Rank this Week: 3033

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: 3615

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa
    Does my fiance or spouse need to get a Police Report to get a K1 Fiance or Marriage Visa? The answer is Yes. Every foreign fiancé or spouse who has applied for a K1 Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa must apply for and obtain a police…
  • Jun 15

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course
    Learning to understand English is an important step in the Immigration process. Most if not all immigration proceedings will include an interview of the foreign national and that interview will be conducted in English. Every applicant for a…
  • May 23

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa
    The real advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa is the relatively quick processing time for acquiring the visa. From start to finish, it takes about 6-7 months. By contrast the CR1 Marriage Visa takes 12- 13 months to obtain. The process of…
Rank this Week: 4542

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
Rank this Week: 2652

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    California Offers Its Own Brand of Immigration Reform

    California Offers Its Own Brand of Immigration Reform
    Since the summer of 2012, the members of Congress have been unable to come to an agreement on nearly anything related to comprehensive immigration reform. While the nation as a whole continues to wait for the federal government to get its act…
  • Jun 24

    Judge Rules Deported Mother and Daughter Must Return to the United State

    Judge Rules Deported Mother and Daughter Must Return to the United State
    Recently, two Guatemalan nationals, 34-year-old Ana and her 12-year-old daughter, were deported from the United States. According to reports, they were awoken very early in the morning and relocated from their temporary holding in Berks…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Secretary Confirms that Department Will Fight for DACA and DAPA

    DHS Secretary Confirms that Department Will Fight for DACA and DAPA
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mr. Jeh Johnson recently confirmed that his department will continue to fight for the quick implementation of the updated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the new Deferred…
Rank this Week: 3852

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Jun 23

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action
    Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up…
  • Jun 18

    H-1B Visa Alternative

    H-1B Visa Alternative
    This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the…
  • Jun 11

    Children Born Outside US Can Gain Citizenship Derivatively Through Parent

    Children Born Outside US Can Gain Citizenship Derivatively Through Parent
    When a child is born outside the United States it seems logical that the child would not be granted automatic US citizenship. However, if the child is born to one or two US citizen parents, the child may be granted US citizenship…
Rank this Week: 4916

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
  • Jun 17

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card
    One of the most frequent questions our office gets since and even before May 26, 2015 when the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window opened has been, “How long would it take to get the H-4 Spouse EAD approved?”    Because…
  • Jun 17

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)
    Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises.   Our goal is to share any and all…
  • Jun 10

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)
    Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are [...]
Rank this Week: 503

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 13

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015
    ABC News:  “NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015.  New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of…
  • Jun 5

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’
    The Daily Caller:  “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year ‘pause’ in global warming: They ‘adjusted’ the hiatus in warming out of the temperature…
  • Jun 5

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank
    New York Times:  “Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker,…
Rank this Week: 727

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for July 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
Rank this Week: 1368

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
Rank this Week: 2724

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/
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person
    There has been a great deal of recent internet discussion about Bruce Jenner's transition to a new identity as Caitlyn. I want to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner and address some questions about transgender people and immigration. There has been…
  • Jan 27

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
  • Jan 20

    Republican Immigration Reform and a Giant Hershey Bar

    Republican Immigration Reform and a Giant Hershey Bar
    What do Republicans have planned with regard to immigration reform? Last week, Congressional Republicans held a bicameral retreat to discuss their plans for advancing their priorities, now that the party controls both the House of…
Rank this Week: 2034

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Jun 1

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa
    Attempts to change Texas Education Code §543.052 to exclude persons "not authorized under federal statute to be present in the United States" from being considered as Texas residents eligible to pay in-state tuition were not…
  • May 26

    5th Circuit keeps DAPA and expanded DACA on hold

    5th Circuit keeps DAPA and expanded DACA on hold
    Today the 5th Circuit refused to lift the injunction on Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Children (DACA+). In a split decision (2-1), the court ruled that the government has not made a case for going forward…
  • May 18

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607
    A TRAC Immigration report released on Friday shows that the number of cases awaiting resolution in the Immigration Courts has reached 445,607, an increase of 9.2 percent increase since the beginning of the fiscal year (October 2014). Only…
Rank this Week: 820

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 31

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.
    This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes, rather a wheel lock, on President Obama’s prosecutorial discretion initiatives, DAPA and an expanded DACA, deciding not to lift the stay of implementation of these programs in a…
  • May 25

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.
    The questions in the current discourse about foreign affairs and Iraq are whether it was a mistake to go in in 2003 and whether it was a mistake to get out in 2010. Conservatives have gone from No and Yes to Yes and Yes quicker than society…
  • May 17

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.
    Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural…
Rank this Week: 2054

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/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 4486

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/
  • May 25

    Big changes coming to Orbit Law!

    Big changes coming to Orbit Law!
    We are very happy to announce that the firm, thanks to all the support of our clients, partners and well wishers is ready to expand to a team of 8 people! As of June 01, 2015, we will have 4 attorneys practicing exclusively Immigration Law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4098