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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    2015 Emerging Immigration Scholars' Conference

    2015 Emerging Immigration Scholars' Conference
    2015 Emerging Immigration Scholars' Conference This biennial conference aims to create a space for junior law teachers to share drafts of writing projects, discuss teaching techniques, and get to know one another. It will be open to emerging…
  • Mar 3

    The 10 states diversifying the fastest

    The 10 states diversifying the fastest
    1. Arizona 2. Nevada 3. New Mexico 4. California 5. Texas 6. Florida 7. Delaware 8. Oklahoma 9. Washington 10. Rhode Island Read the details in this Brookings report. This is in the realm of conjecture but does the fact...
  • Mar 3

    The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians By State

    The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians By State
    Today, the American Immigration Council released the first 10 of 50 updated state fact sheets with accompanying inforgraphics. Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians constitute large and growing shares of the U.S. workforce, tax base, business…
Rank this Week: 41

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Another Tragic Wrong Way Accident On Hudson Valley Highway

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

    Bruce Jenner Faces Possible Criminal And Civil Liability In Fatal Car Accident

    Bruce Jenner Faces Possible Criminal And Civil Liability In Fatal Car Accident
    Ex Olympic decathlon star and TV personality Bruce Jenner, 65, was involved in a serious car crash on February 7, 2015 on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA.  In the accident, 69 year old widow Kim Howe was killed, and five others…
  • Feb 20

    NHL Facing Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Similar To NFL

    NHL Facing Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Similar To NFL
    The National Hockey League was sued by 29 former players in the United States District Court in Minnesota last week, joining several others who brought suit last year against the league contending that the NHL ignored substantial evidence of…
Rank this Week: 1128

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

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

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

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

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
  • Feb 21

    Federal Judge Blocks Arbitrary Detention of Mothers and Children Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

    Federal Judge Blocks Arbitrary Detention of Mothers and Children Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
    Our country's own laws provide for people fleeing persecution in their own country, to apply for asylum upon their arrival to the U.S. The most vulnerable people, who are unable to avail themselves of the protections of their own country…
Rank this Week: 2317

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?

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

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback

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

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It
      A group of four young men were allegedly plotting a killing spree on Valentines Day 2015 at a mall in Halifax Nova Scotia, but were foiled due to an anonymous tip.  If the intended carnage were carried out would this have been an…
Rank this Week: 2422

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Thematic Focus: Assessing Impact of Media Campaign

    Thematic Focus: Assessing Impact of Media Campaign
    While refugee and forced migration advocates regularly organize publicity campaigns and develop marketing strategies to raise awareness and/or funds, the annually-held World Refugee Day (WRD) and Refugee Weeks in Australia and the UK present…
  • Mar 3

    New Issues of African Hum. Mob. Rev., Brit. J. Social Work, Confl. & Health, Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., Intl. Migr., Rts. in Exile, Terra Cognita, WAN

    New Issues of African Hum. Mob. Rev., Brit. J. Social Work, Confl. & Health, Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., Intl. Migr., Rts. in Exile, Terra Cognita, WAN
    African Human Mobility Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 2015) [full-text]- Articles in this new journal include "Upholding Refugee Rights: Cessation, Transnationalism and Law’s Limitations in the Rwandan Case" and "Local Integration and…
  • Mar 2

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Publications:Book Review: Asylum Seeking and the Global City (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb. 2015) [text]Exile, Refuge and the Greek Polis: Between Justice and Humanity, Oxford, 20 Feb. 20150 [access]- Follow link for podcast."'I Can't Go…
Rank this Week: 569

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Congress Approves One Week Funding Bill for DHS!

    Congress Approves One Week Funding Bill for DHS!
    Congress passed a stop-gap funding bill, late Friday night, (2/27/15) funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one more week. This temporary funding is set to run out at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, (3/6/15). The House tried earlier…
  • Mar 2

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, March 6, 2015

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, March 6, 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…
  • Feb 27

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/13/15

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/13/15
    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. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000…
Rank this Week: 1287

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
        The Florida real estate market was deeply shaken when the U.S. housing bubble burst eight years ago. Today, recovery is evident across the state. This is welcome news for Canadian snowbirds looking to invest in Florida property…
  • Feb 26

    The Expatriation Trap

    The Expatriation Trap
      There is no doubt that US citizens living abroad are feeling the brunt of recent efforts to enforce tax rules around foreign assets and income. Unlike any other developed nation, the US continues to impose income tax filing…
  • Feb 18

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
    It is widely known that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income – even if they live abroad. As a result, taxes for U.S. citizens living in Canada can be very complicated. U.S. citizens must file U.S. income tax returns…
Rank this Week: 2415

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Immigration Policy May Create Barriers for Immigrant College Student

    Immigration Policy May Create Barriers for Immigrant College Student
    Going to college is a costly pursuit. In addition to the inherent financial and intellectual challenges presented by the ambition, unfortunately students like Melvis Madrigal, a 20 year old who graduated from Robertson High School in 2013…
  • Feb 26

    Obama Pledges to Respect Immigration Court Ruling

    Obama Pledges to Respect Immigration Court Ruling
    United States District Judge Andrew Hanen recently blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, temporarily delaying its implementation and leaving almost 5 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. Hanen, a…
  • Feb 23

    Kansas Secretary of State Kobach on Obama’s Executive Order

    Kansas Secretary of State Kobach on Obama’s Executive Order
    Using their influence over the Kansas Legislature, Conservatives have succeeded in restricting reproductive rights, lowering tax rates, and limiting the power of teacher unions. Countering Obama’s immigration reform has not been so…
Rank this Week: 1678

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Mar 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4627

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

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

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 2

    Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe

    Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe
    Nina Pham, a nurse for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan in September of 2014.  She plans to file a lawsuit Monday, March 2,…
  • Feb 23

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open
    Saladworks LLC, a Conshocken, Pennsylvania-based fresh-salad franchise, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The company hopes to restructure and seek a buyer while ending ongoing litigation between the…
  • Feb 16

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice
    Kenya Harris filed a lawsuit in Federal Court on February 5, 2015, claiming a police officer with the Albany Police Department beat her so hard she had a miscarriage. The suit alleges Officer Ryan Jenkins slammed Harris to the floor because…
Rank this Week: 2008

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: 1607

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Mar 2

    Breaking News: USCIS Will Begin Accepting EAD Applications for H-4 Spouses on May 26, 2015

    Breaking News: USCIS Will Begin Accepting EAD Applications for H-4 Spouses on May 26, 2015
    For once, we are very happy to report that our breaking news is good news for a change. Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced that the Department of Homeland Security will…
  • Feb 19

    Texas Federal Court Temporarily Blocks the Implementation of DAPA and DACA

    Texas Federal Court Temporarily Blocks the Implementation of DAPA and DACA
    In a ruling issued late on Monday night of this week, Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary injunction blocking the implementation of the President's planned executive action that aims to help the estimated five million…
  • Feb 16

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application
    In November 2014, the President announced a series of immigration-related executive actions. The two plans that have received the most media attention are the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly referred to as DACA) and…
Rank this Week: 4853

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Mar 1

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Now online is the D.C. Bar monthly magazine's…
  • Feb 26

    The power of being fully present at all times.

    The power of being fully present at all times.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.         Three years ago, my son, now eight,…
  • Feb 24

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Mar 1

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future
    Waco Tribune-Herald by J.B. Smith A Waco family talks about the delay in administrative action and how it is impacting them.
  • Feb 25

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic and Mission Waco Legal Services are hosting a free informational session on administrative action: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. St.Louis Catholic Church (Sanctuary) 2001 N. 25th St., Waco, Texas…
  • Feb 17

    Expanded DACA and DAPA temporarily enjoined by South Texas Judge

    Expanded DACA and DAPA temporarily enjoined by South Texas Judge
    On Monday, February 16, 2015, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, granted a temporary injunction halting the implementation of the expanded DACA and DAPA programs announced by President Obama last November. The lawsuit, brought by Gov. Greg…
Rank this Week: 488

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1077

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 28

    Special Announcement: Coming soon- Tahmina’s Book- The Startup Visa!

    Special Announcement: Coming soon- Tahmina’s Book- The Startup Visa!
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: It is with great pride and excitement that I announce the forthcoming publication of my first ever book! “The Startup Visa- Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America” Foreword written by the one…
  • Feb 25

    #H4EAD on NPR “All things considered” – and we too!

    #H4EAD on NPR “All things considered” – and we too!
    Thank you to NPR national for reporting on the H4 work authorization story and for letting me comment on this issue.  You can hear the story at this link.  Thank you NPR and report Liz Jones for discussing this important…
  • Feb 25

    H-4 Visa Holders to Receive Work Permission Soon. Finally! Seattle Globlist Report

    H-4 Visa Holders to Receive Work Permission Soon. Finally! Seattle Globlist Report
    The Seattle Globalist reported on the significant immigration change to come soon for H-4 visa holders.  At the moment, work permission is not given to this visa category.  However, from May 26th, 2015- USCIS will start accepting…
Rank this Week: 614

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

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

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

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

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

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 4501

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown
    AUTHORS:  Amy Peck and Michael Neifach. With the upcoming potential lapse in funding of the Department of Homeland Security, employers may encounter worksite compliance issues because the E-Verify program may be unavailable at the end of…
  • Feb 26

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted 224 players from countries such as Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic,…
  • Feb 24

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers will be able to apply for employment authorization starting May 26, 2015.  The USCIS is expected to…
Rank this Week: 3292

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Feb 27

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD
    Answers by attorney Shah Peerally For all your questions please post on SPLAWFORUM.com Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided.  You…
  • Feb 24

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!
    As you all know our law firm and a group of very dedicated individuals have been fighting for the H4 EAD for years. Finally DHS announced today that on May 26, 2015 some H4 Visa holders will actually get a work permit. 510 742 5887 If you…
  • Feb 20

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007
    EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences. Second:  Members of the Professions Holding…
Rank this Week: 327

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

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

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

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

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

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 1751

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
  • Feb 26

    Notes from USCIS Conference Call on H-4 Spouse EAD; Recording Available for Download

    Notes from USCIS Conference Call on H-4 Spouse EAD; Recording Available for Download
    Our office just completed participation in the very-busy USCIS conference call to discuss and answer questions about the upcoming H-4 Spouse EAD rule.   We are happy to share our immediate notes and reactions from the call to our…
  • Feb 25

    H-4 Spouse EAD Rule – Online Chat and Webinar Q&A Opportunitie

    H-4 Spouse EAD Rule – Online Chat and Webinar Q&A Opportunitie
    Since the H-4 Spouse EAD rule announcement yesterday, our office has been receiving a number of questions and inquiries about the rule.  the rule.  For example, many people are interested to know whether the approved I-140 petition,…
  • Feb 24

    Final H-4 Spouse EAD Rule Announced – Becomes Effective May 26, 2015

    Final H-4 Spouse EAD Rule Announced – Becomes Effective May 26, 2015
    After months of waiting and anticipation, USCIS has finally announced that effective May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for I-765 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications by certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B…
Rank this Week: 802

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 2274

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: 4174

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
  • Feb 25

    Replacement Woe

    Replacement Woe
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We are a dance company who is going to perform in March in the United States. We gave the list of names for Visa purposes last September to the venue. Now we have some changes, we have to…
  • Feb 11

    The Divine Right To Cancel

    The Divine Right To Cancel
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We were in the process of booking one of our singers with an orchestra, when we encountered the following Force Majeure clause in the orchestra’s contract: “If, as a result of any event…
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
Rank this Week: 2806

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Feb 25

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

    BREAKING NEWS! DHS EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT TO CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending…
  • Feb 20

    H-1B CAP FILING: DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT

    H-1B CAP FILING: DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT
    The USCIS will begin accepting cap-subject H-1B petitions on April 1, 2015.  If the past few years is any indication, the 65,000 regular and 20,000 US Master caps won’t last long and will be subject to a random lottery. There are…
  • Feb 18

    TEMPORARY INJUNCTION DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF DACA / DAPA

    TEMPORARY INJUNCTION DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF DACA / DAPA
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “…the Department of Homeland Security will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA tomorrow, February 18, as originally planned. Until further notice, we will also suspend…
Rank this Week: 1239

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: 1782

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

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

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
  • Jan 30

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015

    USCIS Will Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on February 18, 2015
    On January 29, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will begin accepting requests for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015. The expanded DACA program expands the…
Rank this Week: 1677

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/
  • Feb 24

    Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee

    Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee
    A recent litigation regarding an H-1B visa audit, also known as a Labor Condition Application (LCA) Audit, raised a question that case law has not yet adequately addressed, even though the case isn't unique. The case law in this area seems to…
  • Feb 24

    H-1B Visa Audit Update: Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee

    H-1B Visa Audit Update: Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee
    A recent litigation regarding an H-1B visa audit, also known as a Labor Condition Application (LCA) Audit, raised a question that case law has not yet adequately addressed, even though the case isn't unique. The case law in this area seems to…
  • Feb 20

    The Errors in the Ruling Against Obama's Plan

    The Errors in the Ruling Against Obama's Plan
    This article contains our discussion of the problems in Judge Hanen's ruling on President Obama's immigration executive action plan. (The judge placed an indefinite injunction on DAPA and the DACA expansion, thereby delaying their start. The…
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Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

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

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    USCIS Announces that Certain Spouses in H-4 Status May Apply for Employment Authorization

    USCIS Announces that Certain Spouses in H-4 Status May Apply for Employment Authorization
    USCIS announced today that a new regulation permitting certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers to apply for employment authorization will go into effect on May 26, 2015.  The new rule permits H-4 spouses to submit an application for…
  • Jan 7

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador

    DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Nov 21

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) when conditions make it unsafe for citizens of that country who are in the United States to safely return.  TPS is usually granted…
Rank this Week: 1749

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

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

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

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do
    This is the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick: Find out what we do! Since 2004, we have efficiently and conveniently served our clients located across the United States and around the world through the use of cutting-edge technology and other…
  • Feb 9

    H2B Visa’s for Hospitality

    H2B Visa’s for Hospitality
    In this case study we describe a problem for a hospitality employer facing a need to hire seasonal workers. The H-2B nonimmigrant visa program permits employers to hire foreign workers to come to the U.S. and perform temporary nonagricultural…
Rank this Week: 958

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

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

    A tale of two injunction

    A tale of two injunction
    Last week saw federal judges twice stymie the executive branch by enjoining the Department of Homeland Security from doing what it wants to do. The first injunction, in Texas v. USA,  stopped the government from doing something nice for…
  • Feb 1

    USCIS’s war on marriage

    USCIS’s war on marriage
    We’ve all heard about all the faux wars going on these days – class warfare, the war against the job creators, the war on Christmas. There are a lot of wars to be paranoid about that don’t exist. It is time for those…
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
Rank this Week: 784

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA
    Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign national individuals and families who have been contributing to our state’s unique culture and its economy for several years.  These people have been anxiously waiting for Congress to…
  • Feb 15

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015
    The great state of Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign nationals who have been contributing to our economy, neighborhoods and local communities for several years.  Unfortunately, these individuals’ lack of immigration…
  • Feb 7

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor works out a modified repayment plan with his/her creditors and gets the plan approved by the bankruptcy court.  The purpose of the repayment plan is for the creditors to receive as much of the money…
Rank this Week: 4318

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Police action on a Backpage Escort Ad

    Police action on a Backpage Escort Ad
    I recently answered a questions about solicitation and entrapment on a local legal board. I thought the question was interesting enough to repost on my blog: (summary)I am a escort on Backpage. I have been posting online for months. My ad…
  • Feb 19

    Enhanced DUI charges in DC -- and how to fight them

    Enhanced DUI charges in DC -- and how to fight them
    DUI Defense in DC -- how to beat an enhancement charge.We recently had a jury trial in DC concerning a 2nd DUI. At the sentencing, our firm presented that enhancements should not apply. Essentially, our client obtained his first DUI in VA. …
  • Feb 1

    Immigration Asylum -- the 1 year clock (and other questions)

    Immigration Asylum -- the 1 year clock (and other questions)
    Recent questions posted on AILA about the one year clock and exceptional circumstances.I recently answered two questions on thee AILA member board, and thought I would share both the questions and the answers here. Although these were aimed…
Rank this Week: 3161

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program WhoIndividuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA. WhatExtends the deferred…
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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
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

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

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
  • Jan 16

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services held a Public Service Engagement conference call with Mariela Melero, Associate Director of Customer Service and Public Engagement on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in order to address policy…
Rank this Week: 3486

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: 4251

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Feb 18

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

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

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

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce
    Many of my clients who travel overseas to spend time with their fiancés or spouses while waiting on a K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa, become fathers. After all of the excitement, the question becomes…….What do I need to…
  • Jan 22

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa
    Only a US citizen can petition a fiancé for a K1 Fiance Visa. As you may expect, the Petitioner will have to demonstrate that he or she is a US citizen to obtain a Fiancé Visa. You can submit the following documents to…
Rank this Week: 3115

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Expansion of DACA

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

    Fiancé(e) Visa

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

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Unlawful immigrants who experience domestic abuse may be afraid to contact the police or get other types of help because of their status. However, certain victims of domestic abuse may have a path towards lawful status under the Violence…
Rank this Week: 4647

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/
  • Feb 13

    Keeping Your Momentum Going

    Keeping Your Momentum Going
    You have set your resolutions for the year. You have goals you want to accomplish. You may have even started working toward your goals—but are you keeping up with them? All too often, we will set our resolutions for the year and then…
  • Feb 12

    DACA and Executive Action on Immigration

    DACA and Executive Action on Immigration
    Obama’s executive action on immigration and DACA During the State of the Union address in January, immigration reform wasn’t a talking point. In fact, it was only mentioned briefly—and as a reminder of the president’s…
  • Feb 9

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?
    DAPA or an I601A waiver? If you qualify for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and I601A, you might ask which one would yield a better result. The differences between these can be summed up as a…
Rank this Week: 2793

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

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

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

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

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

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

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

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”
    [Blogger's Note:  Today we have a dandy guest post from the ever insightful, prolific and droll, Nici Kersey.  Don't be put off by her introductory paragraphs.  There's an immigration gem awaiting -- one that…
Rank this Week: 4709

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw
    An Austin woman has sued the city and Travis County, claiming they violated her civil rights while administering a blood draw, according to a report by Statesman. The lawsuit states that on February of 2013, the woman, who was 24-years-old at…
  • Feb 2

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated
    According to a report by Keye-TV, on the morning of January 24, a 30-year-old woman allegedly hit a bicyclist with her vehicle at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane in Central Austin. Police believe she was intoxicated…
  • Jan 26

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    California is home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants. The estimate is said to be somewhere in the millions. Previously, many of these individuals had no choice but to drive without licenses due to the demands of work and daily…
Rank this Week: 4770

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/
  • Feb 6

    TPS For Syrian

    TPS For Syrian
    Temporary protected status (TPS) applies to non-citizens from states experiencing armed conflict, the aftermath of natural disaster, or other extraordinary, temporary conditions that make it unsafe to return.  TPS was originally…
  • Jan 27

    Ebola Immigration Relief

    Ebola Immigration Relief
    If you are visiting the United States from a West African country, you may be eligible for Ebola immigration relief. On August 15, 2014, USCIS announced the following immigration benefits may be available: Change or extension of nonimmigrant…
  • Nov 25

    President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

    President’s Executive Actions on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
Rank this Week: 2202

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

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

    Strawberry Fields Forever

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

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Out with the old, in with the new
    It is fitting that the Canadian government has chosen the first day of a new year for the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system. Gone are the days when most economic immigrants were selected by a supply-driven, first-in…
  • Dec 3

    Not So Fast

    Not So Fast
    January 1, 2015 will see the start of the new Express Entry selection system that will priority process the permanent resident applications for the most desirable economic immigrants. Express Entry is the result of years of tinkering by…
Rank this Week: 2139

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Jan 30

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho
    Rexburg Idaho immigration lawyer information. Learn more about your immigration options here or call (208) 918-0852. The post Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 4699