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Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • May 28

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.
    With the horrible retrogression on the June 2016 Visa Bulletin for India and China, many have now started looking into EB1 categories where actually the visa number are presently current for both India and China.  There are three EB1…
  • May 27

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.
    Kate Steinle murder has released an uproar against undocumented immigrants and now against ICE (Immigration Custom Enforcement), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In a federal lawsuit, Kate Steinle’s family is suing…
  • May 25

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016
    As you all know June 2016 is horrible for India F4 family category and EB2 category. We have tried to analyze the possibilities to actually give you a perspective what we can expect in the next month. Please watch the video and share it.
Rank this Week: 834

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 28

    A Conversation with Judge Eugenia Eyherabide

    A Conversation with Judge Eugenia Eyherabide
    Photo via The San Diego Union-Tribune Yesterday we heard from San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eugenia Eyherabide. Judge Eyherabide’s background is in prosecution at both the state and federal level. She spent the majority of our…
  • May 28

    First Impressions at Federal Court

    First Impressions at Federal Court
    The Immigration Law & Border Enforcement cohort Guest post, Julia Ponce, student at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University A mother and child sit outside a federal court room on a Friday morning. The child cries...
  • May 27

    Observing Judge McSeveney's Detained Docket at the Otay Mesa Detention Center

    Observing Judge McSeveney's Detained Docket at the Otay Mesa Detention Center
    Guest post by Alejandro Cuautli, student at Northern Illinois University College of Law At the Otay Mesa Detention Facility, we met with Judge McSeveney, one of the immigration judges that presides over hearings for detained immigrants.…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • May 27

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016
    Discussion: People on the Move in an Era of Climate Change: Obstacles and Opportunities, Oxford, 1 June 2016 [info]- Launch event for the Oxford Climate Migration Network.Seminar: Forced Migration and the Prospects for Transitional Justice in…
  • May 27

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    Publications:"Asylum as a General Principle of International Law," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 1 (March 2015) [free full-text]- Free until the end of July 2016.The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake…
  • May 27

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN
    BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016) [open access]- Includes four thematic papers on "Mental Health Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees."Conflict Trends, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]- Focus is on peace efforts in Africa's Great…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
  • May 27

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, May 27, 2016

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, May 27, 2016
    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…
  • May 26

    BALCA Reverses Denial, Finding 3 out of 4 Recruitment Steps in Compliance

    BALCA Reverses Denial, Finding 3 out of 4 Recruitment Steps in Compliance
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Battery Engineer.” The CO denied the application stating that…
  • May 25

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Hondura

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Hondura
    On Monday, May 16, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson announced that the country of Honduras will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an18 month extension. This decision was based on the overall conditions…
Rank this Week: 786

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 455

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1213

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer…

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law in Georgia. By Betts & Associates.

http://www.bettslaw.net/
  • May 26

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program
    This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs. The new rules came after provisions of…
  • May 19

    Common Workers Compensation Claim

    Common Workers Compensation Claim
    A review of more than 1.5 million workers compensation cases provides a snapshot of the most common claims nationwide. Travelers, the largest workers compensation carrier in the United States, released a report on claims filed between 2010…
  • Nov 19

    Breaking news on Immigration - President Obama will announce Executive Action tomorrow

    Breaking news on Immigration - President Obama will announce Executive Action tomorrow
    Breaking News -- President Obama will announce his plan for Executive Action on Immigration in a televised message tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. Tune in tomorrow, November 20th, to see what he has planned. We at Betts & Associates are…
Rank this Week: 3699

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: 1141

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/
  • May 26

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise
    One way I know that it’s officially Spring is that I’m driving my Freed Marcroft colleagues crazy with my allergies.  Robin ultimately said I could just keep her Carmex, Nisha gave me some precious, family-made ghost…
  • May 15

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce
    One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the…
  • Apr 14

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  …
Rank this Week: 3511

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • May 25

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step
    Obtaining an O-1 Visa can be a difficult process and the qualifications required make the petitioning deliberation very selective. As such, the typical three (3)-year time allotment may not be enough time to complete your contract. Should…
  • May 23

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic
    As a foreign investor, before filing a petition to establish a new business venture, or purchase a pre-existing business in the U.S. you must first consider your E2 visa investment amount along with other requirements. E2 treaty investor…
  • May 20

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ
    O-1 Visa FAQs Introduction Who should obtain an O-1 Visa? The O-1A and the O-1B Visas are specifically designed for foreign nationals with extraordinary abilities in the fields of science, business, art, athletics, motion pictures,…
Rank this Week: 1874

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/
  • May 23

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016
    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive…
  • May 10

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney
    Powers Law Group, P.C. May 10, 2016 By Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers When applying for asylum it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney guide the applicant through the process. The asylum process…
  • May 6

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016
    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016 is the date the new STEM OPT regulation takes effect. The new STEM OPT rule allows  F-1 students with degrees in approved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…
Rank this Week: 1610

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    I-601 Waiver Success Story

    I-601 Waiver Success Story
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses an example of an I-601 Waiver. For more information about waivers of inadmissibility please click here. Overview: An I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility allows…
  • May 16

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses the EB-5 visa program and Regional Center investments. For more information about the EB-5 program please click here. Overview:  What is EB-5? The EB-5 is a visa that allows an…
  • May 9

    E Visa Myths and Fact

    E Visa Myths and Fact
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., addresses common E visa myths and the facts surrounding the E visa program. Overview:  Here are the common myths and misconceptions that clients have about the E visa program: The first…
Rank this Week: 1317

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 23

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date
    A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the…
  • May 23

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update
    For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory cap for H-1B cap-subject petitions within the first five business days of April. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the cap was reached on April…
  • May 20

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify
    An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant…
Rank this Week: 1168

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4360

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 184

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
  • May 18

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
    In the immigration community, you commonly hear about Notario's scamming innocent immigrants in the US. Often, the Notario is a not trained in law at all, and for a large sum of money, files the wrong papers and causes no end of trouble for…
Rank this Week: 1108

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/
Rank this Week: 2498

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: 768

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: 1543

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/
Rank this Week: 4163

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
Rank this Week: 673

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 17

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa
    Large age differences between a couple who are applying for a K1 Fiance Visa can become an issue in the application process. Based on my experience, I would say that an age difference of 10 years or less is not an issue at…
  • Mar 9

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied
    K1 Fiance visas can be denied at either the USCIS level or later at the US Embassy. In either case, a denial suggest that something is wrong with your application and you will likely need professional help to fix the problem. K1…
  • Feb 22

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa
    After entering the US on a K1 Fiance Visa, you can apply for permission to work. You must file form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Once approved, you will be authorized to work for only a period of 90 days from the date that…
Rank this Week: 1843

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration, United States v. Texas. During oral arguments, it appeared from the questioning that the eight justices on the…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal that from the Obama Administration involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The case, while not scheduled for oral arguments yet, will…
  • Nov 11

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update
    The lawsuit regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has been making its way through the federal court system for over a year now. Just this week, a new development in the lawsuit took place. Below is a brief history…
Rank this Week: 2663

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
  • May 9

    The Petty Offense Exception

    The Petty Offense Exception
    Question: I committed a relatively small crime. Am I now not admissible to the U.S.? Answer: It will depend on what exactly you committed. However, there is what is known as the petty offense exception. Question: What is the petty offense…
Rank this Week: 974

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation's immigration laws. ICE officials, apparently…
  • Apr 22

    Nebraska Becomes the Most Recent State to Grant Licenses to Undocumented Foreign National Professional

    Nebraska Becomes the Most Recent State to Grant Licenses to Undocumented Foreign National Professional
    Nebraska made headlines this week when the state took a pivotal step toward improving its economy by welcoming skilled undocumented foreign national professionals into their local businesses. The state senate voted to allow residents who…
  • Apr 5

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016

    USCIS Will Accept 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions on May 10, 2016
    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows foreign students who have been maintaining their lawful F-1 student…
Rank this Week: 2014

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/
  • May 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
  • May 3

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
    Why would someone want to apply for U.S. citizenship? There are a lot of reasons, but for many immigrants, one of the most compelling is that it ensures they can stay in this country. Even green card holders with permanent immigration status…
  • May 2

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State
    I was recently reminded of the importance of taking a family vacation. To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to go down to San Diego. We went to the beach, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We had an awesome time…
Rank this Week: 4989

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • May 11

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan
    Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you likely have a son or daughter who is graduating high school this May and will be going off to college in the Fall. Right now is a wonderful time to celebrate our Georgia grads and wish them…
  • May 5

    4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Spring

    4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Spring
    Our office recently posted a reminder to Georgians to remember their finances during their spring cleaning efforts this season. In this same regard, we wish to offer 4 steps that our friends and neighbors can take to improve their credit…
  • Apr 11

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?
    The Law Office of Michael West knows that for many people, April 15th is one of the most stressful days of the year. Since this is the deadline for filing your family’s federal tax return, which is not a pleasant task, many Georgians…
Rank this Week: 3678

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
  • Mar 15

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “Effective May 10, 2016, DHS is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or…
Rank this Week: 1503

Immigration Lawyer For…

Immigration Lawyer For Professionals

Covers immigration law. By Jeffries & Corigliano, LLP.

http://www.immigrationlawyerforprofessionals.com/
  • May 10

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?
    H1B Transfer Based on Extenuating Circumstances An H-1B transfer may, under certain circumstances that are considered extenuating, be approved for a physician that has been granted a J-1 waiver to practice medicine in an underserved…
  • Jan 25

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:
    HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION WAIVERS One method for a J-1 Physician to obtain a waiver of the foreign residency requirement is to obtain a hardship waiver.  Hardship waivers are based on a showing of exceptional hardship to a qualifying…
  • Feb 24

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent
    Finally!  The DHS has announced that starting May 26 of this year certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible for EAD’s. This is a tremendous benefit and will undoubtedly provide great flexibility and opportunities for many…
Rank this Week: 1370

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 1414

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
  • Feb 16

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer
    Given recent news about the change in H-1B visa fees for certain employers, there is understandable confusion as to what the H-1B visa fees are for FY 2017, and whether the employer or the employee is responsible for paying these fees. The…
Rank this Week: 3089

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law

    Florida’s Historic Softening of 10 20 Life Law
    Beginning July 1, a change will come to the “10-20-Life” mandatory minimum firearm law passed in 1999 during the first Gov. Jeb Bush administration in the wake of out-of-control violent crime statistics. The law currently mandates…
  • Apr 23

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship

    The Formula for a Successful Relationship
    Most people still believe that this thing called “love” is a mysterious occurrence which happens, like a lightning bolt, out of the blue, with no rhyme or reason. Or, perhaps we want to believe in the mysterious nature of love and…
  • Apr 14

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida

    Cohabitation No Longer a Crime in Florida
    Breathe easy you Florida couples who until a week ago lived together illegally while unwed. You will not be facing up 60 days in the county clink and a $500 fine on a second-degree misdemeanor charge for co-habitation while not married. A…
Rank this Week: 3266

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
  • May 5

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration
    Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post "A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A…
  • May 5

    BIA Updates Practice Manual

    BIA Updates Practice Manual
    If you don't like a decision you get from USCIS or an immigration judge in removal proceedings, you can (sometimes) appeal your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA.) Filings with the BIA are governed by the BIA practice manual, and…
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
Rank this Week: 3911

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/
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
  • Feb 16

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year
    In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities. Undocumented Workforce Benefits…
Rank this Week: 793

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
Rank this Week: 3259

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/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
  • Apr 26

    My Gift to You

    My Gift to You
    I understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with U.S. immigration issues.  I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. But you are not alone.  I’m here to help. Together we will go over your unique…
Rank this Week: 1723

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1085

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?
    Source:  Dakota Free PressAmong the unsolved mysteries of South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal is how $167 million in state subsidies and private capital, including $95 million in EB-5 visa investment money, could have disappeared into…
  • Apr 16

    Vermont Service Center meltdown

    Vermont Service Center meltdown
    I guess I have decided to wait and see what happens, but there have been a deluge of call regarding the SEC investigation of Jay Peak Resorts and the Vermont regional center.Let's just try to do the best we can.Boyd Campbell
  • Apr 14

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation
    Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a Vermont-based ski resort and related businesses allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through…
Rank this Week: 2278

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 686

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 276

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 1251

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

Covers current trends in immigration law. By Joshua Bardavid and Bardavid Law.

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 4

    EOIR: How We Got Here

    EOIR: How We Got Here
    The backlog of immigration cases pending before judges nationally is currently hovering at around 500,000. In Houston, Texas alone that number is around 40,000. There are enough reasons to go around for those high tallies, including…
  • Mar 21

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?
    President Barack Obama nominated Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. If (and given Congressional…
  • Mar 4

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?
    Anyone who has ever interacted with a three-year old child is aware that they are dealing with an immature and undeveloped child, legally and morally unaccountable as a result of their young and underdeveloped brain. Nearly everyone that is,…
Rank this Week: 2638

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport
    Both Los Angeles and Palm Springs are popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.  Some visitors, from certain trusted countries, are allowed to visit the USA without a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.  At both our Pasadena and…
  • Mar 11

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate
    In the past, F-1 foreign students graduating from universities would receive a one-year permit to work in the USA to develop and use their skills.  Here at the immigration law offices of Fong & Aquino we have had many inquiries from…
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
Rank this Week: 1877

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travelers who do not have an eTA can board their…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa for entrance to Canada. The eTA…
Rank this Week: 1307

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3421