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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 31

    Unaccompanied Minors Face Death -- So What?

    Unaccompanied Minors Face Death -- So What?
    On Huffington Post, Laura Murray-Tjan discusses the controversy surrounding the U.S. government's treatment of Central Americans migrants, with a special emphasis of the limited definition of "refugee" under U.S. law. "Even as…
  • Aug 31

    Obama Promise of Executive Action on Immigration Put on Hold Again?

    Obama Promise of Executive Action on Immigration Put on Hold Again?
    For most of the summer, there has been talk of President Obama's bold executive action on immigration that would break a congressional gridlock on immigration reform. It appears that the administration is rethinking the issue. Carrie Budoff…
  • Aug 31

    Immigrant of the Day: Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist

    Immigrant of the Day: Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist
    Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist Pierre Omidyar founded the online auction site eBay. Born in Paris in 1967, he earned a degree in computer science from Tufts University and worked for Apple before launching…
Rank this Week: 44

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated
    President Obama's expected executive action with regard to the Central American border crisis and legal immigration reform is now the subject of media speculation as to both timing and content.The political timing of such an announcement has…
  • Aug 25

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource
    Do you know about the USCIS I-9 Central, the online resource for your Form I-9 verification responsibilities?I-9 Central has links to popular I-9 topics such as: ·       Acceptable…
  • Aug 25

    Employee Email Addresses for I-9s and E-Verify

    Employee Email Addresses for I-9s and E-Verify
    When the email address is voluntarily provided by the employee in section 1 of the I-9 form, USCIS has directed employers to supply that email address when inputting E-Verify information. If the email address information is left blank,…
Rank this Week: 2448

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/
  • Aug 30

    Thematic Focus: Resettlement

    Thematic Focus: Resettlement
    The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement were held 24-26 June 2014 in Geneva.  The objective of these meetings is "to address a wide range of policy and procedural matters, including advocacy, capacity building and operational…
  • Aug 29

    Events & Opportunities: More September 2014

    Events & Opportunities: More September 2014
    Job: Program Coordinator, Open Society International Migration Initiative, London [info] - Apply by 1 September 2014.Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia's Policies are Not, Sydney, 4 September 2014 [info]- RSVP for this…
  • Aug 28

    Thematic Focus: Detention

    Thematic Focus: Detention
    CMS Dialogue: Detention Policies as Tools of Immigration Control, New York, 21 July 2014 [info]- Follow link for summary and video."Detention of Undocumented Immigrants and the Judicial Impact of the CJEU’s Decisions in France,"…
Rank this Week: 330

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 535

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/
  • Aug 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington
    It is with extreme pride that we announce that Orbit Law, PLLC was honored with the designation of “Most Trusted Law Firm” in Washington State by Acquisition International Magazine as a part of their Global Mobility &…
  • Aug 27

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014
    Effective Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become “Unavailable” for the remainder of FY-2014 as the number of applicants exceeds the number of visas available annually. It is…
  • Jul 30

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
Rank this Week: 3925

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 29

    DOL Finally Clarifies the Meaning of "Familial Relationship in PERM Application

    DOL Finally Clarifies the Meaning of "Familial Relationship in PERM Application
    Many foreign workers obtain their green cards by finding a U.S. employer to sponsor them for permanent residence. Most employment-based cases are completed through the Labor Certification process, which is also commonly referred to as the…
  • Aug 28

    USCIS Providing Immigration-Related Relief to West African

    USCIS Providing Immigration-Related Relief to West African
    In light of the current medical and public health crisis that is affecting West Africans in three countries, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is constantly monitoring the Ebola outbreak and has proposed relief measures to…
  • Aug 22

    ACLU Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Discrimination on the Basis of Muslim Heritage/Ethnicity

    ACLU Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Discrimination on the Basis of Muslim Heritage/Ethnicity
    For most foreign nationals, coming to the U.S. and obtaining permanent resident status (i.e., a green card) is only the first step in reaching their ultimate goal of becoming a U.S. citizen. Becoming a citizen carries with it many…
Rank this Week: 3115

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/
  • Aug 29

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Aug 28

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014
    On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State (DOS) Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division announced that as of that date the maximum number of E-B5 visas has been reached for China for FY2014. He…
  • Aug 27

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14
    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 second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 1879

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.
    A few months ago I attended a talk by a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She stated that about two thirds of immigration appeals before the court are resolved before the cases are briefed. Because of active efforts by the court to…
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder
    I have written previously about how the Board of Immigration Appeals, the courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court have been struggling over how to determine whether an individual’s crime is a crime or moral turpitude or an aggravated…
  • Jul 23

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.
    On July 21, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1310 into law which, oddly, has the State of California correct what appears to be a scrivener’s error in the Immigration and Nationality Act. As harsh as the immigration laws are, there…
Rank this Week: 1439

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 420

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015
    While the Visa Bulletin shows that EB-5 immigrant visas are "current" for September, it is widely believed that this immigrant visa category will "retrogress" and that there will be delays in availability of EB-5 immigrant visas for Chinese…
  • Jul 24

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program
    See:http://tinyurl.com/pwt886uThis is a hatchet job, in my humble opinion.  Where there is a lot of money, you will find some scam artists and charlatans and just plain crooks.
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2203

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Immigration Reform Update

    Immigration Reform Update
    AUTHORS:  Michael H. Neifach and Garen E. Dodge. With comprehensive immigration reform legislation no longer a realistic possibility for the foreseeable future, the focus of advocates for reform has shifted to executive actions the…
  • Aug 14

    House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue DACA, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisi

    House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue DACA, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisi
    AUTHOR:  Forrest G. Read IV House Republicans have passed a bill to suspend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program established by the Obama administration in 2012 that protects from deportation certain undocumented…
  • Aug 13

    New York Legislature Considering State Citizenship to Undocumented Resident

    New York Legislature Considering State Citizenship to Undocumented Resident
    AUTHOR:  Anna L. Susarina. A path to state citizenship for non-citizen New Yorkers, including undocumented residents, is under consideration by the New York legislature. “The New York Is Home Act” was introduced by State…
Rank this Week: 3428

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
  • Aug 25

    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ

    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ
    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ
Rank this Week: 1547

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China
    Copied from AILA: Practice Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014: What Does This Mean? On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State…
  • Aug 28

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China
    Copied from AILA: Practice Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014: What Does This Mean? On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State…
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is important because he clarifies that more understanding is necessary in the article. The issue is complicated no doubt and it would be appreciated…
Rank this Week: 445

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial
    Occasionally, it becomes necessary to withdraw a plea once made. This is usually a messy situation that does not enamor the defense counsel to the prosecutors in the local district. Nevertheless, there is a certain strategy to the process,…
  • Aug 24

    Conviction for immigration purpose

    Conviction for immigration purpose
    There is some interesting debate on aspects of INA 101(a)(48)(A), and I am actually looking to try a case on the matter. If you have a criminal conviction and are before the immigration court, call us! If we analyze that section carefully,…
  • Aug 10

    Filing a Continuance -- I can't make it, what do I do?

    Filing a Continuance -- I can't make it, what do I do?
    What to do when you cannot attend a court hearing.If you do things out of time you're weird. Robyn HitchcockNo truer statement was ever uttered when it comes to legal proceedings. Changing the calendar is certainly a problem, but if…
Rank this Week: 4766

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Aug 26

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.
    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     Law school…
  • Aug 25

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.
    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.…
  • Aug 24

    Was Maryland judge justified in ordering electric shock for defendant's not clamming up?

    Was Maryland judge justified in ordering electric shock for defendant's not clamming up?
    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     The saying…
Rank this Week: 161

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?
    Many Georgian residents are afraid that they may be headed towards foreclosure.  Foreclosure, which happens when the bank takes possession of a home, typically occurs when the homeowner falls significantly behind on making timely…
  • Aug 15

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?
    Due to the recent economic crisis, many Georgians have found themselves in the situation where their income is not keeping pace with their bills, with the result that they are unable, or it is very difficult for them, to pay their…
  • Aug 11

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?
    The decision to file for bankruptcy carries many long-lasting and important consequences for a person’s life. For a foreign national who is contemplating filing for bankruptcy, there may be additional bankruptcy consequences if the…
Rank this Week: 3828

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/
  • Aug 25

    Ministry of Public Security Solicits Tips on Persons with Dual Nationality

    Ministry of Public Security Solicits Tips on Persons with Dual Nationality
    China’s Ministry of Public Security posted this appeal on its website: members of the public with knowledge of family residence registration (hukou) violations should report their tips to the public security bureau. This includes…
  • Aug 25

    Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5

    Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5
    The maximum level of immigrant visa numbers which may be made available to China EB-5 applicants during fiscal year 2014 has been reached, effective August 23, 2014. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting…
  • Aug 19

    Impossible Dream? U.S.-China Negotiations on Longer Visa Validity

    Impossible Dream? U.S.-China Negotiations on Longer Visa Validity
    Negotiations between the U.S. and Chinese governments to extend the validity of U.S. and China visitor and business visas are still underway, according to China Daily: Peter Haymond, the U.S. consul general in Sichuan province, said…
Rank this Week: 4771

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How to Immigrate a Spouse from Overseas: I-130 Marriage Petition Step By Step

    How to Immigrate a Spouse from Overseas: I-130 Marriage Petition Step By Step
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the process of immigrating a foreign spouse to the United States utilizing ShowMe drawing technology. The first part of the process is to file the marriage petition I-130…
  • Aug 18

    What is the EB5 Green Card Program?

    What is the EB5 Green Card Program?
    In this segment, Senior Case Manager, Inese Grate, at the Law offices of Jacob Sapochnick, Inese Grate discusses the EB5 Green Card Program. For more information contact our office and please remember to follow us…
  • Aug 11

    EB5 Regional Center V. Individual EB5 Project – What is the Difference?

    EB5 Regional Center V. Individual EB5 Project – What is the Difference?
    In this video Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick Esq. clarifies the differences between the EB5 Regional Center process and the individual EB5  project The major advantage of the regional center as compared with an individual EB-5…
Rank this Week: 1139

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/
  • Aug 22

    Travel Management Company Settles With DOJ Over Citizenship Status Claim

    Travel Management Company Settles With DOJ Over Citizenship Status Claim
    A private airline charter company in Indiana agreed to settlement terms with the United States Department of Justice regarding claims that the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act. Travel Management Company was accused of…
  • Aug 20

    Obama's Proposed Immigration Actions May Be Unpopular but They Are Not Illegal

    Obama's Proposed Immigration Actions May Be Unpopular but They Are Not Illegal
    The vast majority of right-wing conservatives are unhappy with the way President Obama is handling the issue of immigration reform in the United States. One element of the issue that has them particularly displeased is his unapologetic claim…
  • Aug 13

    Immigrants Released Due to Deportation Cost

    Immigrants Released Due to Deportation Cost
    A report issued this week by the inspector general for the US Department of Homeland Security said that officials at the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) released more than 2,000 immigrants who were on the verge…
Rank this Week: 1646

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: 2502

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Aug 19

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High
    Due to the recent surge of unaccompanied children migrants the backlog in Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high.  At the end of June the back log totaled 375,503 cases, which is an increase of more than 50,000 since the…
  • Aug 7

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum
    Amid the growing debate over immigration reform, specifically concerning the increasing number of unaccompanied children migrants crossing into the United States, the White House announced that immigrant children who face imminent and mortal…
  • Aug 5

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide
    The U.S. State Department’s computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed this week leading to global delays for travel documents.  Although the system is back on line it is still not operating at full…
Rank this Week: 1786

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience
    Canada experience class applicants are all subject to the minimum requirement to prove one year of full-time paid experience in Canada in an occupation at an appropriate skill level. The CEC program can be seen as relatively straightforward…
  • Aug 1

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time
    My client (a US citizen seeking an Application for Rehabilitation based on a couple of DUIs 25 years ago), hired me to file an application for rehabilitation. Recently, I submitted a request for an update to the New York visa office given the…
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
Rank this Week: 1557

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law and legislative reform. By the Law Office of Ruby L. Powers.

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Aug 18

    Obama Faces Potential Rifts With Democrats In Mounting Immigration Fight

    Obama Faces Potential Rifts With Democrats In Mounting Immigration Fight
      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If…
  • Feb 20

    DACA Renewal

    DACA Renewal
    If your previous period of deferred action expires before you receive a renewal of deferred action under DACA, you will accrue unlawful presence and will not be authorized to work for any time between the periods of deferred action.  For…
  • Feb 4

    In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future

    In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future
    By Eli Saslow His courtroom rarely came to order, and by now the judge had decided it was a waste of time to try. Interpreters explained legalese in three languages. Adults squeezed into crowded seats while children crouched in the…
Rank this Week: 1909

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    President Obama the Liberator

    President Obama the Liberator
    President Obama stands on the precipice of making history not unlike President Lincoln did when he considered the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves. Like the slaves, the undocumented living in the United States are treated like…
  • Jul 20

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing
    The immigration debate of whether Congress will act on comprehensive immigration reform or whether President Obama will take executive action to change immigration law has taken a dramatic turn with the sudden surge of undocumented children…
  • Jul 11

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker
    The city council of the state of New York has decided to vote this month on two plans which would essentially aid immigrants. The first plan includes providing all New York residents with a municipal identification card, regardless of their…
Rank this Week: 540

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

The Guru's meditations and musings on Immigration Law. By Larry Liem Doan.

http://guruimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 3

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Jul 26

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 4046

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/
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
  • Aug 1

    Presentation on Drivers’ licenses and DACA in Fairfield, CA, August 28

    Presentation on Drivers’ licenses and DACA in Fairfield, CA, August 28
    On August 28, 2014, representatives of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”)  will be giving a presentation and answering questions about drivers’  licenses, specifically about AB 60, the law which…
Rank this Week: 3516

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/
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
Rank this Week: 3743

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Aug 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for September 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Jul 18

    KRISTINA ROST OF MAGED ROST SELECTED AS ONE OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY’S 2014 TOP WOMEN OF LAW

    KRISTINA ROST OF MAGED ROST SELECTED AS ONE OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY’S 2014 TOP WOMEN OF LAW
    Maged Rost is proud to announce that Kristina Rost, founding partner of the firm, was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Top Women of Law.  This award celebrates legal educators, trailblazers and role models who have…
  • Jul 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 1372

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 1603

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: 513

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 7

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President is preparing to announce a new set of Executive Actions he plans to take on immigration since Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package. Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Washington D.C.,…
  • Aug 5

    Evidence for Asylum

    Evidence for Asylum
    As we've pointed out in previous blog posts, the Asylum process is a long and complicated one. In order for your asylum application to be successful, you will need a lot of evidence. This blog will focus on the kinds of evidence you will need…
  • Jul 28

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
Rank this Week: 2600

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
  • Apr 3

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform
    The following was originally published on Fox News Latino:This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 643

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Covers green cards and visas. By Behar International Counsel, PLC.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL
    All of us watching the news know that the ceasefire is in effect in Israel. And as it enters the second day in Israel, the NIV unit within the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has elevated its visa processing from "emergency" based to "special". …
  • Jul 1

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")
    In the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Speaking a year ago to the month when the Senate passed…
  • May 29

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!
    Douglas T. Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to news reports that President Obama has delayed the completion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) review of deportation policy until…
Rank this Week: 3711

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Aug 5

    Punishing Spousal Sponsor

    Punishing Spousal Sponsor
    A spokesperson for Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently boasted that “Canada has one of the most generous family reunification programs in the world”. Maybe so, but don’t ask Canadian citizens and permanent…
  • Jul 3

    Next on the Government’s Hit List

    Next on the Government’s Hit List
    First, it was the 28,000 Federal Skilled Worker applicants, most of them from Africa and Asia, whose files were terminated. Next, it was the 50,000 plus Federal Investor applicants, most of them from China, whose files were terminated. It…
  • Jun 3

    Really the Best We Can Do?

    Really the Best We Can Do?
    When the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Canada responded decisively to the plight of the 200,000 refugees who fled for their lives. Back then, the Canadian population was less than half of what it is today, and yet we…
Rank this Week: 2200

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Aug 5

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing
    USCIS allows a Petitioner to file more than one K1 Fiance Visa. However, if you have filed two or more K-1 Fiance Visa petitions in the past, you must apply for a waiver when applying again. You will also need a waiver if you have had one K-1…
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
Rank this Week: 3822

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State announced that its consular system is experiencing technical difficulties, which began in mid-July. The problem is worldwide and not specific to any particular country or visa category. These…
  • Jul 29

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
  • Jul 15

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation
    I-9 and E-Verify compliance enthusiasts report a noteworthy trend in recent cases brought to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). Many of the recent cases in which OSC has reached…
Rank this Week: 2690

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Jul 3

    Renewing a supervisa at Vegreville

    Renewing a supervisa at Vegreville
    For those of you who have been issued a supervisa, you quickly realized that the promise of a 10 year entry visa was in fact a one or two year entry visa, that must be renewed. Why is this the case? CIC wants to ensure that after one or two…
  • Jun 11

    Did you know you can apply for citizenship with less than 1095 days physical presence?

    Did you know you can apply for citizenship with less than 1095 days physical presence?
    As a permanent resident, the general rule to apply for Canadian citizenship is to have 1,095 days of physical presence in Canada in the previous 4 years. If you meet that test, great. But what if you were out of the country for a few days per…
Rank this Week: 2268

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, business and litigation.

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Alpharetta Municipal Court – Georgia

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Alpharetta Municipal Court – Georgia
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience.  A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass…
Rank this Week: 4863

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/
  • Jul 30

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post
    The Department of State reports that it is experiencing technical problems with its global passport and visa system. This problem is delaying the issuance of visas at this time. The embassies and consulates are still scheduling and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3036

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    President Obama Meet with Central American Leaders as Children Migrant Numbers Decline

    President Obama Meet with Central American Leaders as Children Migrant Numbers Decline
    This week President Barack Obama has requested that the President of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez; Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, convene with him at the White House. The purpose of the meeting is to…
  • Jul 20

    The Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. – Mexico Border

    The Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. – Mexico Border
    On July 8, 2014, President Barack Obama requested $3.7 billion dollars from the U.S. Congress in hopes of resolving the developing issue at the U.S – Mexico Border. Approximately 52,000 children have traveled to the United States from…
  • Jul 19

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Arizona could not lawfully deny any unauthorized immigrant a driver’s license. This ruling applies to unauthorized immigrants that have been protected by the…
Rank this Week: 4189

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Michael M. Harrington.

http://www.bostonimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS
    The Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") recently held that a parent's continuous physical presence cannot be imputed to the parent's children. Temporary Protected Status is a temporary immigration benefit allowing foreign nationals of TPS…
  • Jul 15

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application
    Most foreign nationals applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate hope that their process goes smoothly and that they will leave the interview with a visa or get their visa soon thereafter. However, not every visa application goes so…
  • Jul 12

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act
    The case of Bazzi v. Holder illustrates the importance of an applicant proving that he is qualified for the visa which he seeks. Bazzi, a Lebanese national, was the beneficiary of an F-2B immigrant visa petition filed by his lawful…
Rank this Week: 4845

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 24

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust
    Holding property titled in personal names is the most common, simplest and least expensive way to go about owning US real estate. Be forewarned, however, that the issues that can arise in such an ownership structure are important ones and the…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
Rank this Week: 3435

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
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
  • Jul 22

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.
    The administration estimates as many as 90,000 unaccompanied children from Latin America will be apprehended at the border by the end of September.  President Obama insists most of them will be sent home.  He’s wrong. There…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
Rank this Week: 2367