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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Happy Citizenship Day!

    Happy Citizenship Day!
    Thanks to Define American, I learned that today is Citizenship Day. For those of you who can, go on and celebrate your U.S. citizenship. Serve on a federal jury. Run for federal office. Travel with a U.S. passport. Enjoy! -KitJ
  • Sep 17

    Another EOIR Proposed Reg: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceeding

    Another EOIR Proposed Reg: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceeding
    The EOIR has been busy today. They've issued a second notice of proposed rulemaking. This one: "proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond…
  • Sep 17

    AILA's Voice

    AILA's Voice
    The September issue of AILA's on-line magazine Voice is now available. Among the interesting articles: Like Diamonds, Affidavits of Support Are (Almost) Forever Hardship for the LGBT Immigrant Spouse Crisis at the Border (And It's Just the…
Rank this Week: 55

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Sep 17

    Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Statu

    Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Statu
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition of more than 30 member organizations and over 100 allies, founded in 1998 and formally incorporated in 2004. The FLIC has organized “The drive for common sense” which…
  • Sep 16

    Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India

    Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India
    Via aila.org Per the AILA DOS Liaison Committee’s followup with Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, “retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could…
  • Sep 16

    DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)

    DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 8/31/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions…
Rank this Week: 479

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/
  • Sep 17

    News: New Disaster IDPs Report Published

    News: New Disaster IDPs Report Published
    The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has just released its annual report, Global Estimates 2014: People Internally Displaced by Disasters.  Here is the description:"IDMC’s latest Global Estimates report shows that 22…
  • Sep 17

    Regional Focus: America

    Regional Focus: America
    Reports/commentary on recent BIA decision:Board of Immigration Appeals Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum (CGRS, Aug. 2014) [text]HIRC Plays Key Role in Landmark Decision Recognizing Domestic Violence as Grounds for Asylum…
  • Sep 16

    News: New FMR Supplement Issue

    News: New FMR Supplement Issue
    A Forced Migration Review supplement issue has just been published.  The focus is on "Innovation and Refugees."  Here is the description:Innovation around displacement is not new. Yet the imperfections of current approaches are…
Rank this Week: 932

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/
  • Sep 17

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed on the same day each year, September 17th. This day is set aside to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and also to observe and recognize the responsibilities of all U.S.…
  • Sep 16

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 9/1/14. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
  • Sep 15

    President Obama Delays Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Delays Executive Action on Immigration
    On Saturday, September 6, 2014, President Obama made the announcement that he would delay executive action on Immigration Reform until after the midterm congressional elections. In a pre-recorded Interview for NBC’s “Meet the…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Sep 17

    Pre-Trial Diversion or Intervention can still have Negative Immigration Consequence

    Pre-Trial Diversion or Intervention can still have Negative Immigration Consequence
    Many immigrants believe that if they accept the pre-trial intervention or diversion programs offered to criminal defendants after they are arrested, they will not face deportation from the United States. That is simply not true. To…
  • Sep 11

    Administrative Removal?: Object Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (and get Deported)

    Administrative Removal?: Object Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (and get Deported)
    Administrative Removal can be used to obtain an order of removal against almost any non-citizen, non-lawful permanent resident who has been convicted of an aggravated felony. Administrative removal can even be used against a condition lawful…
  • Sep 9

    New Immigration Case May Open the Door to Asylum for Battered Spouse

    New Immigration Case May Open the Door to Asylum for Battered Spouse
    The Board of Immigration Appeals delivered a published decision recently finding that certain female victims of domestic violence may be eligible for asylum in the United States. The Board’s decision in Matter of A-R-C-G, 26 I&N…
Rank this Week: 2342

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 699

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: 373

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    NFL Acknowledges Traumatic Brain Injury Will Affect 1 In 3 Former Player

    NFL Acknowledges Traumatic Brain Injury Will Affect 1 In 3 Former Player
    In a stunning and sudden change of position, the National Football League now acknowledges that 1 in 3 former players are likely to develop some long term brain damage from repeated head trauma and TBI suffered during their playing careers. …
  • Jul 11

    NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality

    NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality
    Over the last three years, 4,500 former NFL players filed lawsuits against the league alleging that for many year, the NFL deceived them as to the risks of repeated concussions and traumatic brain injury (tbi), resulting in numerous long term…
  • Jun 25

    Increased Federal Scrutiny Leads To Air Bag Recall

    Increased Federal Scrutiny Leads To Air Bag Recall
    Air bag recalls have risen exponentially in the last year due to increased oversight by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 10 million of the 30 million vehicles recalled in 2014 have been as a result of air bag…
Rank this Week: 1921

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Sep 16

    Request For Evidence (RFE) and USCIS

    Request For Evidence (RFE) and USCIS
    It is not uncommon when applying for a K1 Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa that you will receive a Request For Evidence (RFE) during the process. A Request For Evidence can be sent for a variety of reasons and is not cause for…
  • Sep 10

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance
    The petitioner of a K1 Fiancé Visa will have to demonstrate that he or she earns at least 125% above the Federal Poverty Guidelines for whatever size family you will become after getting married. I suggest using the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3321

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Sep 16

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?
    A recent Rasmussen Report showed that U.S. voters rate the current immigration crisis as a greater national security problem than Russia and the situation in Gaza with Palestinians and Israelis.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) of likely U.S.…
  • Sep 10

    Executive Action on Immigration: MPI Offers Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Receive Relief

    Executive Action on Immigration: MPI Offers Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Receive Relief
    Originally written and posted by the The Migration Policy Institute, which is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis,…
  • Sep 4

    Increase in Fees by Department of State

    Increase in Fees by Department of State
    The Department of State has announced that it will change fees for certain types of applications. These fee changes will take effect on September 12, 2014. The most important changes include a reduction in the E Treaty Investor/Treaty Trader…
Rank this Week: 2164

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?
    Our office speaks to many Georgians every day who contact our attorneys to discuss the possibility of filing for bankruptcy.  Filing for bankruptcy may be a good solution for a person whose income cannot keep pace with the person’s…
  • Sep 2

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?
    One of the first question I get when clients call my office is what does it cost to file bankruptcy? Your cost to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will always depend on the complexity of your case. Are you currently being sued,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2658

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain what the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is and its requirements The Treaty Trader Visa (non-immigrant E-1 classification) is intended for the nationals of a foreign country with…
  • Sep 8

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will address one of our most frequently asked questions for Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof? Statement from Secretary of…
  • Sep 3

    Do Franchises qualify for E2 Investor Visa?

    Do Franchises qualify for E2 Investor Visa?
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain whether franchises qualify for an E2 Investor Visa. What is an E2 Visa? The Treaty Investor Visa (nonimmigrant E-2 classification) is intended for nationals of a foreign…
Rank this Week: 1892

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
  • Sep 9

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition
    If you’re an Afghan seeking entry to Canada as a spouse, be prepared to answer the following questions: 11. What weaponsand/or explosives training did you receive and when? 12. What weapon did you carry/use? Note that there is no…
  • Sep 1

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie
    The Toronto Star cited a ‘secret proposal’ within Canada’s immigration department to remove citizenship rights to babies born in Canada to non-citizens. Similarly, in a struggle to remain relevant in…
Rank this Week: 800

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    Foreign Entrepreneurs are Taking Their Money Elsewhere - to Canada

    Foreign Entrepreneurs are Taking Their Money Elsewhere - to Canada
    Two years ago, it seemed that it was only a matter of time before Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform. In June of 2012, the President implemented his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the following summer, the…
  • Sep 5

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"
    Immigration to the U.S. is not a new phenomenon, but the recent influx to the U.S. by tens of thousands of young Central Americans in the summer of 2014 was notable. Over the past few years, the number of illegal border crossings had leveled…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2900

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 14

    Va. Supreme Court reverses sentence that eviscerated convict's Fourth Amendment rights.

    Va. Supreme Court reverses sentence that eviscerated convict's Fourth Amendment rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 11

    Transcending anger and roles to persuade on the soul level.

    Transcending anger and roles to persuade on the soul level.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 10

    September 11, thirteen years later.

    September 11, thirteen years later.
    Today's blog entry re-prints my September 11, 2008 entry.  September 11, 2008- The Silver Spring, Maryland, YMCA has become an eerie place of sorts. On September 11, 2001, I was working out there before starting the workday. On…
Rank this Week: 285

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

    The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina
    As my regular readers will know, the Startup Visa or lack thereof in the US, is something we feel very passionate about. Here is a compelling story from The Guardian newspaper discussing why the Startup Visa is necessary. Thank you to The…
  • Sep 14

    The Guardian Newspaper Discussing The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

    The Guardian Newspaper Discussing The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina
    As my regular readers will know, the Startup Visa or lack thereof in the US, is something we feel very passionate about. Here is a compelling story from The Guardian newspaper discussing why the Startup Visa is necessary. Thank you to The…
  • Sep 9

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The October 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a month taking the priority date to 1 February…
Rank this Week: 587

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"
    Be careful not to get your immigration client "no bond" on result of bogus allegations!Many DHS attorneys (opposing counsel in immigration cases) do a great job, but you still need to be vigilant against your fella not getting bond or access…
  • Sep 12

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3192

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Sep 12

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for October 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Sep 9

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
    Politics as usual in DC as President Obama felt political pressure to hold off on any executive action regarding the nation’s broken immigration system until after the November mid-term elections.  Pro-immigrant groups are…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 624

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 11

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform
    Often touted as a champion of immigrants' rights, President Obama truly disappointed the immigrant population, advocacy groups, and the nation at large when he announced that he would not pursue any executive actions to jumpstart immigration…
  • Sep 7

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure
    The American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) is national association of immigration lawyers that advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and strives to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and…
  • Sep 5

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?
    For the past two years, the President and Congress have been working together (and often against each other) in the effort to formulate a solution to address the growing undocumented foreign national population in the United States. As part…
Rank this Week: 1913

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/
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3303

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
  • Sep 10

    The Recipe For Confusion

    The Recipe For Confusion
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We obtained a three year O-1 visa for one of our artists. We are the artist’s agent and served as his petitioner. A large venue wants to book the artist, but they are…
  • Sep 4

    Opening Pandora’s Box

    Opening Pandora’s Box
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Loved your recent Musical American newsletter article on ethics.  As a manager, I was very interested when you wrote: “Indeed, the time is long overdue to start…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3042

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce
    The American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigration Law Center filed a complaintagainst the federal government, challenging its policies which deny due…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2703

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/
  • Sep 10

    EB-5 preference category has become “unavailable” for Chinese applicants as of August 23, 2014

    EB-5 preference category has become “unavailable” for Chinese applicants as of August 23, 2014
    For the first time since the EB-5 program was created almost 25 years ago, the maximum number of EB-5 immigrant visas which are available for Chinese applicants for fiscal Year 2014 has been reached, while sufficient numbers for all other…
  • Sep 10

    USCIS New H-3 Visa Policy Guidance

    USCIS New H-3 Visa Policy Guidance
    On September 9, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to provide comprehensive guidance on the H-3 trainees nonimmigrant visa category. The new policy guidance consolidates…
  • Sep 10

    Alternatives to H-1B Temporary Work Visa

    Alternatives to H-1B Temporary Work Visa
    Alternatives to H-1B Temporary Work Visa The H-1B visa classification allows U.S. employers (petitioners) to petition to hire foreign nationals beneficiaries) to work temporarily in specialty occupations. The term “specialty…
Rank this Week: 1746

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/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2479

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/
  • Sep 9

    Number of Families and Unaccompanied Children Crossing US-Mexico Border Declining

    Number of Families and Unaccompanied Children Crossing US-Mexico Border Declining
    For the better part of 2014 the southern border of the United States was being inundated with unaccompanied minors crossing over into the country, many of them having made the unimaginably long and arduous trek from Central American countries…
  • Sep 7

    Obama's Broken Immigration Reform Promises Frustrating Immigrant

    Obama's Broken Immigration Reform Promises Frustrating Immigrant
    President Barack Obama has made no attempt to hide the fact that he is keen on delaying moving forward on immigration reform for the foreseeable future; at least until after the November elections and in all likelihood until 2015. Advocacy…
  • Aug 27

    Deportation Settlement Gives Opportunity to Mexican National

    Deportation Settlement Gives Opportunity to Mexican National
    Nine migrants from Mexico who were sent back to their home country voluntarily from the United States have been informed that they will be given the opportunity to argue against their deportations in a US immigration court. The announcement…
Rank this Week: 2391

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/
  • Sep 9

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic offers free DACA assistance in Waco, Texa

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic offers free DACA assistance in Waco, Texa
    FREE: DACA Immigration Clinic September 23, 25, and 30, 2014 & October 2, 2014 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Baylor Law School will offer free assistance to immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and for those…
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
Rank this Week: 751

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2267

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Sep 8

    TPS Designation for Sudan and South Sudan Extended

    TPS Designation for Sudan and South Sudan Extended
    AUTHOR:  David S. Jones The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Sudan and South Sudan have been extended for 18 months, effective November 3, 2014, through May 2, 2016. The re-registration period will run from September 2,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3040

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2020

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 5

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel
    See:http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23077.htm
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2772

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

Focuses on business immigration law. By Lisa D. Ramirez and Daniel D. Kim.

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law
    Recently there was news from the Department of Homeland Security that there would be a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B workers to work.  See link for the actual release. While this particular proposal seems likely to happen, it…
  • Sep 4

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage
    The plight of mainland Chinese who use the EB-5 investment immigrant visa have been in the news. Of note are the rationales for those who leave (via the EB-5 or other means) in the Wall Street Journal (paywall):…
  • May 15

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”
    A great narrative concerning Mike Galarza, the CEO of Entryless, a Silicon Valley startup.   It’s deals with some of the complex issues dealing with attempting a start-up as a foreign national and what Mike did to make it work…
Rank this Week: 4530

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial
    A number of U.S. employers have recently received denials for change of status (COS) and adjustment of status (AOS) applications where the beneficiary purchased, but did not use, an airline ticket to depart the United States. The only reason…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1834

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Sep 3

    La place des enfants est à l’école / Children Belong In School

    La place des enfants est à l’école / Children Belong In School
    Lettre ouverte à : L’honorable Yves Bolduc, Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, et L’honorable Kathleen Weil, Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion La place…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2882

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: 3038

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: 4795

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: 4761

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: 2143

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: 399

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: 3448

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 1522

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: 3390

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: 794

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: 3710

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: 1472

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: 4226