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Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 17

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption…
  • Apr 11

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS
    According to a USCIS Update:  “In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year…
  • Apr 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and find us on Yelp!
Rank this Week: 1414

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/
  • Apr 17

    Post-H-1B Q & A

    Post-H-1B Q & A
    On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received approximately 172,500 total H-1B cap-subject petitions between April 1, the first day USCIS began accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions, and April 7,…
  • Apr 17

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
  • Apr 17

    Reflecting on H-1B season

    Reflecting on H-1B season
    Looking back on the most recent H-1B Cap season, it becomes clear that the H-1B process works best when employers, employees and attorneys work clearly and efficiently together. There are many things that your employer's attorney will need…
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

    Admin: Spring Break
    This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Access to Protection: A Human Right = Accesso alla Protezione: Un Diritto Umano (EPIM &Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati, Oct. 2013) [text]- Spanish text with English summary.Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum: UNHCR Observations on the…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
    Publications:Asylum Seekers Left High and Dry in Indonesia (IRIN, April 2014) [text]Boat People, Politics and Humanity (Agora Dialogue, April 2014) [text]Expedited Processing of Asylum Seekers: The Future of Refugee Status Determination in…
Rank this Week: 336

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit ga

    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit ga
    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit gave deference to the BIA decision in Camarillo and found that service of the notice to appear (NTA) terminated physical presence by triggering the stop-time rule, notwithstanding the fact that the NTA…
  • Apr 16

    http://ow.ly/vMA3D Try an O-1. USCIS ann

    http://ow.ly/vMA3D Try an O-1. USCIS ann
    http://ow.ly/vMA3D Try an O-1. USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed…
  • Apr 15

    http://ow.ly/vGF9P The State Department

    http://ow.ly/vGF9P The State Department
    http://ow.ly/vGF9P The State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines is closed for all routine American Citizen Services from November 13, 2013 through November 15, 2013, in order to assist with Typhoon Yolanda…
Rank this Week: 1481

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
  • Mar 26

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Does a conductor who has been approved for an O-1 visa need to bring the original approval notice to the consulate or will a color scan of the original work? We have been…
Rank this Week: 1373

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy
    Event Organized by The Partnership for a New American Economy and FWD.us I am so honored to be invited to speak on immigration reform issues at an exciting event organized by Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economoy and…
  • Apr 15

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert
    I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Congressman Dave Reichert today organized by the Washington Compact.  The meeting was positive.  I thank One America and Washington Compact for organizing this special meeting and thank…
  • Apr 12

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!
    It was a great honor to be invited to speak on immigration options for startups for the King County Bar Association CLE on Advising Startups. Tahmina’s presentation was well received and was a great success.  Thank you KCBA for the…
Rank this Week: 607

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 16

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee
    Guest blogger: Tadios Belay. master of laws student (LLM), University of San Francisco A few months ago, I had a chance to interview an immigrant from Burma who left his country of origin at the age of eleven. This is...
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 17

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table
    The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Statistical Table, “Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities” for FY2013 as part of the VISA Office 2013 Report. The table lists two statistics for both the Immigrant and…
  • Apr 16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the first half of FY 2014 (October 1 - March 31) is…
  • Apr 15

    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 4/3/14 with processing dates as of 2/28/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 575

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Apr 16

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May
    In light of the staggering increase in audits against companies; large and small, we, at Orbit Law are hosting a series of free trainings on the proper procedures for completion and maintenance of I-9 forms. Completion and maintenance of…
  • Apr 11

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform
    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services yesterday announced that they had received 172,500 H-1B applications (i.e. petitions for skilled workers) for an annual available limit of 85,000 visas; thereby leaving hundreds of…
  • Apr 9

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!
    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), along with original cosponsors Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Mark Amodei (NV-02), has recently  introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014 which…
Rank this Week: 4245

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?
    We answered a question about a shocking "child is not mine" revelation in a recent forum about custody and family law. It is repeated here: I have been married for 5 years to my wife. During that time (on 06 Jan 2012) we had a daughter. I…
  • Apr 14

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection
    Deferred Inspection with CBPIn this instance, there are a couple of considerations. You should expect to be placed in removal proceedings. It does not sound like you will be charged with an aggravated felony. First, this does not appear to be…
  • Apr 12

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?
    So I am going to be sentenced...what should I do? Often, after a plea, defense (and prosecution) will "reserve allocution" at sentencing. That means that each reserves the right to argue about what sentence you get. The basis for sentencing…
Rank this Week: 4681

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/
  • Apr 16

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True
    Deportation has long been one of the most controversial subtopics within the already controversial topic of immigration. The Obama administration has made claims that it is only targeting "criminals, gang bangers, [and] people who are hurting…
  • Apr 14

    Updated DACA Renewal Process Expected Soon

    Updated DACA Renewal Process Expected Soon
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program has been updated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the form of a change in the renewal process for the roughly half-million immigrants involved in the…
  • Apr 9

    Accounting Changes Responsible for Obama's Tough Immigration Reputation

    Accounting Changes Responsible for Obama's Tough Immigration Reputation
    President Obama has been called one of the toughest recent presidents as it relates to deporting immigrants who are in the country illegally. Despite the fact that he has implemented such programs as the DACA program, which allows a…
Rank this Week: 3352

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Apr 14

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com Every year for…
  • Apr 13

    When your ideal judge disappoints.

    When your ideal judge disappoints.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 229

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Apr 15

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry
    Many of the ImmigRantings.com readers are aware that the H-1B visa - which is critical to allowing U.S. companies to employ talented foreign workers - comes with multiple obstacles, the most obvious obstacle being the "H-1B cap." Congress…
  • Apr 4

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?
    The Supreme Court of the United States (also referred to as SCOTUS) is the highest court in the nation. Once the Supreme Court makes a decision on a case, the case is closed - there is no possibility of another court rehearing the case and…
  • Mar 26

    German Family Granted Immigration Relief to Stay in the United State

    German Family Granted Immigration Relief to Stay in the United State
    U.S. immigration law offers foreign nationals many different opportunities for qualifying for U.S. permanent residence (a green card). For example, a U.S. employer may sponsor a foreign worker for a permanent job position or a U.S. citizen…
Rank this Week: 3976

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action
    Last Thursday, I joined hundreds of other attorneys in Washington, D.C. to lobby for immigration reform as part of AILA's National Day of Action 2014: Taking on the House. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of such an important…
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
Rank this Week: 3806

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
  • Apr 14

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money
    CBS News:  “Two months ago, Mary Grice, a career employee at the Food and Drug Administration, was notified the U.S. Treasury had confiscated her state and federal tax refunds totaling $4,500.  The claim against her came from…
  • Apr 13

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School
    epicurious:  “New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being…
Rank this Week: 782

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1327

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 714

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2094

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/
  • Apr 13

    DACA renewal procedure information released

    DACA renewal procedure information released
    USCIS DACA Update On April 9, 2014, USCIS issued information on the renewal procedures for DACA recipients to receive an extension of DACA. These are preliminary guidelines and may be revised. USCIS is currently revising the I-821D, and…
  • Mar 19

    Computer courses in Spanish offered by McLennan College Continuing Education in Waco, Texa

    Computer courses in Spanish offered by McLennan College Continuing Education in Waco, Texa
    McLennan College Continuing Education is offering computer classes in Spanish. For more information, call (254) 299-8888
  • Mar 17

    FREE DACA Immigration Clinics at Baylor Law School April 1st and 3rd

    FREE DACA Immigration Clinics at Baylor Law School April 1st and 3rd
    April 1, 2014 & April 3, 2014 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Baylor Law School will offer free assistance to immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). When? April 1, 2014 and April 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 853

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation
    After four years without comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) within the United States, President Barack Obama turned the focus of his second term to salvaging his previously unkept promise to change immigration policy. The Obama…
  • Mar 4

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal
    The Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that a waiver under former Section 212(c) is now available for people who were convicted after a trial where before these people were deemed ineligible e for this relief from removal.  The…
  • Feb 24

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced
    An immigration judge in Dallas, Texas who handles removal proceedings involving minors was replaced.  His name is Deitrich Sims and he has been an immigration judge for the Executive Office for Immigration Review for over 20…
Rank this Week: 4805

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
  • Mar 2

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 2869

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
  • Apr 9

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country
    Our pup, Daphne, is a fixture in Freed Marcroft’s office and has so many opinions of her own that she is even on Twitter at @thatlawyerdog. As a dog lover myself, I understand why one of our trust and estate clients’ common…
  • Apr 7

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media
    Meghan Freed will be a panelist in a seminar the Hartford County Bar Association is presenting tomorrow, April 8, on how lawyers can use social media to enhance their marketing efforts and give their businesses a more robust online presence.…
Rank this Week: 4940

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Apr 11

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April
    AUTHOR:  Nicola Prall. On April 7, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015 beginning on October 1, 2014. On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received…
  • Apr 4

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu
    AUTHOR:  Helen Pihlstrom. Employers who have submitted cap-subject H-1B petitions should remember that additional actions may be necessary by their current employees who are working pursuant to F-1 Optional Practical Training employment…
  • Apr 1

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing
    AUTHOR:  Marko C. Maglich. USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing of H-1B petitions subject to the H-1B cap for Fiscal 2015 no later than April 28, 2014.  (See www.uscis.gov).  The annual “cap” on…
Rank this Week: 2482

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

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

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition
    As widely anticipated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet both the regular cap (65,000) and the advanced degree cap (20,000) for Fiscal Year…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions (regular and master’s cases) to reach the statutory cap for Fiscal Year 2015 (10/1/2014 through 9/30/2015). Because the cap…
  • Mar 3

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti who already hold TPS.  TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
Rank this Week: 2597

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 3491

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
  • Feb 28

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (February…
Rank this Week: 1485

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
  • Apr 10

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today
    Immigration lawyers from around the U.S. are in Washington, D.C. today to visit their legislators asking them to vote on immigration reform proposals. Regardless of political persuasion, most people agree the current immigration system is…
  • Apr 3

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA
    Here at the Seattle immigration Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, we enjoy working with entrepreneurs. Whether owned by Americans who seek to hire global foreign talent, or foreign nationals seeking to open or expand a business in the U.S.,…
Rank this Week: 3703

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: 517

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/
  • Apr 9

    Snowden Incident May Sink Hong Kong Participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

    Snowden Incident May Sink Hong Kong Participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
    A Senate bill would allow Hong Kong to be considered for the U.S. visa waiver program, facilitating entry for residents of this special administrative region of China. But Congress may not be willing to pass the bill in light of Hong…
  • Apr 2

    Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)

    Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)
    Germany’s public broadcaster, ARD, has a story on Chinese birth tourism to the U.S. Karin Dohr interviewed attorney Gary Chodorow for the story. Chodorow says that birth tourism can put couples at risk if they misrepresent…
  • Mar 23

    China: Canadian Student Seeks Crowdfunding to Pay Visa Overstay Fine

    China: Canadian Student Seeks Crowdfunding to Pay Visa Overstay Fine
    Jesse Konrad, a Canadian student studying abroad in China, is seeking crowdfunding to pay a fine for overstaying his visa. Konrad is an undergraduate at Carleton University in Canada, majoring in international buisiness, according to his…
Rank this Week: 4862

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 8

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – March 20, 2014 On the March 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Apr 7

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”
    Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner at Altro Levy LLP, was recently interviewed by Michel Munger from the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal. The article is about the visa lottery which takes place during the first week of April for work…
  • Mar 28

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA
    The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, more commonly known as FATCA, was passed in 2010. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (“FI”s) to report on the account information of U.S. citizens and residents (including…
Rank this Week: 2217

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.
    As we predicted the rule for H4 visa will actually come from an executive order. We have actually focused for years on the H4 visas and our target was the Obama Administration and the focus has paid off.  It seems they are now…
  • Apr 7

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 7, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system WASHINGTON, DC…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
    As you know we were all expecting a lottery on the FY 2015 regular H1b cap. Well, it seems we got worse than that. It seems already the lottery is on for the Maters’ Cap. Now we can only guess what will be on the regular Cap. NEWS…
Rank this Week: 2336

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 2101

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/
  • Apr 7

    NTSB Reports That Metro North Engineer In Derailment Had Severe Sleep Apnea

    NTSB Reports That Metro North Engineer In Derailment Had Severe Sleep Apnea
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that William Rockefeller, the Metro North Engineer at the helm of the train which derailed in Spuyten Duyvil on December 1, 2013, killing 4 and injuring more than 70, had “severe…
  • Mar 26

    Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation

    Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation
    Last week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Toyota will pay 1.2 billion dollars in fines to settle a four year long criminal probe commenced by the Justice Department arising out of sudden acceleration problems that caused the…
  • Mar 17

    GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switche

    GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switche
    One of the “Big Three” Automakers, General Motors, has announced a massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles which apparently had defective ignition switches, causing the cars to turn off and disabling airbags in the process. As a…
Rank this Week: 1271

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov
    VIA USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.…
  • Apr 4

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX
    Update (6:45 PM): AILA Liaison has been informed that due to the reported courier delivery problems with FY2015 H-1B petitions, USCIS will accept a second H-1B petition in certain limited circumstances. Specifically, for cap-subject…
  • Mar 19

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated
    This week, Bill Snyder, a blogger for the anti-H-1B propaganda site Infoworld posted an article attacking Immigration of the Educated.  What is especially interesting about Mr. Snyder’s position is the fact that it…
Rank this Week: 841

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
Rank this Week: 2626

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
  • Nov 11

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and had held TN visa status. Applicant married a U.S. citizen, and our office assisted the applicant in obtaining a green card, which was issued on a conditional…
Rank this Week: 1162

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 418

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 656

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Provides immigration law information and advice for consumers in Denver, Colorado. By Law Offices of Trunnell & Sellers.

http://immigrationlawyersdenver.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual
    The Benefits of Speaking More Than One Language These days, speaking additional languages is seen as an asset in the business and customer service world with many companies and organizations paying extra for those who can speak both Spanish…
  • Mar 29

    English Only – Discrimination?

    English Only – Discrimination?
    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination? A question sometimes asked of immigration lawyers is whether or not an employer can require all employees to only speak English at work. Is an English-only policy a form a discrimination?…
  • Mar 25

    EB-5 Investor Visa

    EB-5 Investor Visa
    All You Need to Know About the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program If you are an investor from abroad, then becoming your path to citizenship in the United States may be easier than the typical immigrant. The EB-5 program was created by Congress…
Rank this Week: 4166

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Apr 2

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?
    As noted in my most recent blog, the Canadian government is proposing to amend the current Citizenship Act in a way that will fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship.  The Strengthening Canadian…
  • Feb 28

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few
    Under the current Citizenship Act, the minister can grant fast-tracked Canadian citizenship to alleviate cases of special and unusual hardship or to reward services of exceptional value to Canada. The minister used this power to make instant…
  • Jan 28

    Time to Change the Rule

    Time to Change the Rule
    I never knew Edna Aldovino. She passed away last August in Toronto. Nonetheless, this blog is dedicated to her memory because Edna’s determination and motherly love are deserving of tribute. Edna was from the Philippines and she came to…
Rank this Week: 1936

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Mar 31

    Waiting in the Wings: A New Leader at the Immigration Helm

    Waiting in the Wings: A New Leader at the Immigration Helm
    The dysfunctional immigration world continues to spin dangerously out of control.  Do-nothing House Republicans (and five pusillanimous Democrats) commit political seppuku with the passage of the ENFORCE Act  -- a going-nowhere bill…
  • Mar 2

    Senator's Saucy Request Roils EB-5 Regional Center

    Senator's Saucy Request Roils EB-5 Regional Center
    Imagine you're the general counsel of Coca Cola (or of any other company that takes great pains to safeguard the internal secrets that endow the organization with competitive advantages over other firms in the same industry).  On your…
  • Feb 10

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat
    The EB-5 employment-creation immigrant investor visa category continues to transcend its chutes-and-ladders early history.  This 24-year-old program -- like many young adults of the same era -- seems at last to be maturing in healthy…
Rank this Week: 2868

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com
    http://tinyurl.com/kgq2n32
  • Mar 4

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say
    Tom Rosenfeld has been featured in an interview by the online magazine, EB5investors.com.  I am so pleased because he is THE MAN aka the number one EB-5 lawyer in the world.http://tinyurl.com/oen335kPlease read it and take it to…
  • Feb 20

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project
    Sen. Tom Cobum (R-OK), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has sent letters to approved regional centers asking for a lot of information that goes far beyond the scope of the annual audit…
Rank this Week: 2964

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Mar 24

    I stayed abroad after my green card expired. Can I renew my green card?

    I stayed abroad after my green card expired. Can I renew my green card?
    QUESTION: I had a green card as a child. My green card got expired while I was abroad and I didn’t go to the US to renew it because I … Continue reading →
  • Mar 10

    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014

    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014
    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014 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 2014 … Continue reading →
  • Feb 24

    If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver?

    If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver?
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. Question: If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver? The … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3564

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: 3843

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 16

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.
    President Obama on Thursday ordered his Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson,  to review the government’s immigration policies to determine ways to make them more humane, a response, some speculate, to…
  • Mar 13

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.
    When an alien applies for relief from removal, he has to prove eligibility for the relief according to INA § 240(c)(4)(A). For some forms of relief, principally voluntary departure and Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent…
  • Feb 24

    Three pointless things that should stop?

    Three pointless things that should stop?
    Immigration law, as immigration lawyers (and their clients) say often, is quite complex. There are a lot of hoops people have to jump though to get a benefit. Forms on top of forms asking the same things over and over. Fees on top of fees.…
Rank this Week: 2224