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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/
  • Jul 22

    Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014

    Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014
    July 2014:Q&A Panel: The High Court & the Asylum Case, Sydney, 22 July 2014 [info]- Follow on Twitter using #highcourt153 and @kaldorcentre.Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration Conference Conference, Barcelona, 24-25 July 2014…
  • Jul 21

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    Echoes from Syria, no. 2 (July 2014) [full-text via ReliefWeb]Listening to the Voices of Syrian Women Refugees in Jordan: Ethnographies of Displacement and Emplacement (Ruba Al Akash & Karen Boswall, 2014?) [text]Opening the Door to…
  • Jul 21

    Thematic Focus: Detention

    Thematic Focus: Detention
    Opportunity:Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention (APPG on Refugees & APPG on Migration) [info]- The deadline for submitting written evidence is 1 October 2014.  See also related openDemocracy article.Publications:Child…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 22

    'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Garden

    'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Garden
    In these times of tough news from around the world, here is an upbeat immigant story from NPR. KJ
  • Jul 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Mario Andretti (Italy)

    Immigrant of the Day: Mario Andretti (Italy)
    Andretti in 1984 Mario Andretti is considered one of the greatest racecar drivers in the sport’s history. Born in 1940 in Montona, Italy, he was inspired as a child by the Italian Grand Prix and built his first racecar as...
  • Jul 22

    The Legal Scholarship of Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzale

    The Legal Scholarship of Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzale
    Former Attorney General during the Administration of George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales is now dean and law professor at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. As Attorney General, Gonzales was involved in the nominations…
Rank this Week: 18

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

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

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

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

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

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
Rank this Week: 1209

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/
  • Jul 22

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
  • Jul 21

    Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as USCIS Director

    Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as USCIS Director
    On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Leon Rodriguez was sworn in as the next Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS is a federal government agency with nearly 18,000 employees. They are responsible for administering the…
  • Jul 18

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 18, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 18, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 411

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 21

    I-130 Backlog Ensue

    I-130 Backlog Ensue
    The I-130 backlog that started about 6-9 months ago is still causing families to remain separated.  At the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in June, USCIS said that they are aware of the problem and are working…
  • Jul 17

    Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs: Immigration Status When Laid-Off

    Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs: Immigration Status When Laid-Off
    On Thursday July 17, 2014, Microsoft made an announcement that 18,000 will be slashed- most by December 2014 and all by June 2015.  While this is a blow to the economy which will see about 1300 job cuts in Washington State. To the 18,000…
  • Jul 15

    We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneur

    We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneur
     We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs - Tahmina Watson “USCIS intends to revoke your H-1B visa because we have discovered you are a co-founder.” Yes. That is indeed what my client learned one…
Rank this Week: 215

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

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

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 430

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!
    Due to the recent economic hardships facing many Georgians, our office has received several calls from individuals who are struggling to pay their bills, provide for their families, and control their mounting debt.  For many people,…
  • Jul 18

    Top Questions You Will Most Likely Be Asked During Your Immigration Interview

    Top Questions You Will Most Likely Be Asked During Your Immigration Interview
    U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to sponsor their spouses for U.S. permanent residence (i.e. green cards).  To do so, the U.S. citizen or LPR files an I-130 Petition for Immigrant Relative with U.S.…
  • Jul 10

    Will Immigration Reform Affect Me?

    Will Immigration Reform Affect Me?
    Comprehensive immigration reform has been looming on the horizon for over two years now.  Ever since the Senate agreed to its own bill last summer, immigration advocates and opponents alike have been waiting for the House of…
Rank this Week: 3130

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Asylum 101

    Asylum 101
    The Asylum process in the United States is a very thorough and in depth process. If you are interested in the asylum process or want to find out if the asylum process is right for you, please contact a skilled immigration attorney. This blog…
  • Jul 10

    Questions Remain on How to Resolve the Border Situation

    Questions Remain on How to Resolve the Border Situation
    Both Congress and the President are weighing in on different ways to resolve the ongoing situation involving unaccompanied minors attempting to enter the US illegally. According to the Wall Street Journal, some House Republicans have…
  • Jul 10

    President Obama to Bypass Congress on Immigration

    President Obama to Bypass Congress on Immigration
    President Obama announced last week that he will use executive actions to reform as much of the immigration process as he can without Congressional approval. The announcement yesterday came as Speaker of the House John Boehner told the…
Rank this Week: 1475

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jul 21

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program…
  • Jul 14

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie
    In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account ……
  • Jul 9

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge
    Article written by Todd Ruger, published by Legal Times.   The U.S. Department of Justice would get $64 million and about 40 additional immigration judges under President Obama’s new plan to address the increased number…
Rank this Week: 4702

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Senior Case Manager Inese Grate Talks Investment Opportunities for Russian

    Senior Case Manager Inese Grate Talks Investment Opportunities for Russian
    Senior Case Manager Inese Grate talks about Investment Opportunities for Russians moving to the USA For more information contact our office and please remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,…
  • Jul 14

    E2 Visa Lawyer: Can I get a Green Card from an E2 Visa?

    E2 Visa Lawyer: Can I get a Green Card from an E2 Visa?
    In this video Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick Esq., explains one of our most frequently asked questions: Can I get a Green Card from an E2 Visa? While there is no direct way to convert an E2 Visa to a Green Card, there are ways to get a…
  • Jul 7

    NBC7 San Diego Interviews Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    NBC7 San Diego Interviews Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    The Department of Justice recently reported that approximately 33% of immigrants who are released by U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement skip their immigration hearings and are then subject to removal from the United States. The problem…
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 5

    Pozo Goldstein, LLP New York Adds YELP Page

    Pozo Goldstein, LLP New York Adds YELP Page
    Check out our YELP page.  As more and more people use their smart phones to search for services, providers like YELP are at the fore front of assisting consumers.  Here at Pozo Goldstein, we want to ensure that our Business Visa…
Rank this Week: 464

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

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

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

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Arizona could not lawfully deny any unauthorized immigrant a driver’s license. This ruling applies to unauthorized immigrants that have been protected by the…
  • Jul 16

    Atlanta Immigration Attorney Courtney B. Noce to Speak at Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Immigration Attorney Courtney B. Noce to Speak at Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce
    Attorney Courtney B. Noce  spoke at the quarterly meeting for the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce  Manufacturing & Supply Chain Council on July11th.  Ms. Noce discussed immigration issues for manufacturing companies,…
Rank this Week: 3227

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.
    Am I allowed to pummel and yell at an "opponent" in deposition? If I called a Naval officer a liar, am I in trouble?Depositions are covered by both local rules, and in Federal procedures, Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. …
  • Jul 14

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?
    Does support count as a charitable contribution?Well...no. A "charitable contribution" must meet the qualifications of the IRS covered under 26 USC §170, specifically 170(c) -- definition of charitable contributions. As a rule of…
  • Jul 10

    Admitting evidence when the authenticator can't come to trial

    Admitting evidence when the authenticator can't come to trial
    I have a great document I want to admit at trial, but author of the report is not coming to trial. What should I do? Rather than try to answer this question under local jurisdiction rules, I'll try to tackle this using the Federal Rules of…
Rank this Week: 3330

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jul 18

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

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

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Jun 23

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for July 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 4776

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 1489

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jul 18

    The Fifth Circuit remanded for the BIA t

    The Fifth Circuit remanded for the BIA t
    The Fifth Circuit remanded for the BIA to consider the Convention Against Torture (CAT) claim under the “color of law” legal standard, with information that extortionists in El Salvador may have received information about the…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrant visa was denied in 2012 becau

    Immigrant visa was denied in 2012 becau
    Immigrant visa was denied in 2012 because of false claim to citizenship. We filed a motion in March based on a new interpretation of false claims and minors and we just received a notice from the consulate indicating that Client is eligible…
  • Jul 16

    Recent Win – E-2 Consulate Processing Ap

    Recent Win – E-2 Consulate Processing Ap
    Recent Win – E-2 Consulate Processing Approved blerner@californiaimmigration.us – Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC Mail http://www.californiaimmigration.u
Rank this Week: 1014

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

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

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

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
  • Jun 18

    But I Don’t Want To Be A Producer!

    But I Don’t Want To Be A Producer!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have booked one of our artists to perform at a venue. As we are the agent, our booking agreements are always between the venue and the artist, and we sign on the…
Rank this Week: 2479

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Jul 16

    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc. If you have been watching the news at all over the past couple of weeks you will have heard about the dramatic increase in the numbers of children and families fleeing the violence and…
  • Jun 24

    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project
    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic WorkersBY RAKESH KOCHHARFor the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants do not account for the majority…
  • Jun 12

    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com

    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com
    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com It may not have much to do with immigration law or New Hampshire -- but today is the first day of the World Cup Finals -- so I thought I would repost this chart…
Rank this Week: 674

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
  • Jun 24

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism
    Canada’s new citizenship law received final passage on 2014-06-20 . It includes the ability to revoke citizenship from persons who have dual citizenship and are convicted of serious crimes such as terrorism. The timing of this…
  • Jun 9

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship
    Apparently to Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, immigration lawyers are “activist lawyers” – attempting to drum up business by promoting the interests of convicted terrorists and serious…
Rank this Week: 2375

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/
  • Jul 16

    Ban on Migrant Driver's Licenses Overruled by Court

    Ban on Migrant Driver's Licenses Overruled by Court
    The governor of Arizona's order to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who have obtained work permits via President Obama's deferred-action program was blocked this week by the 9th District Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision…
  • Jul 14

    Department of Justice to Address Influx of Migrants Crossing US/Mexico Border

    Department of Justice to Address Influx of Migrants Crossing US/Mexico Border
    There has long been a consistent stream of migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the United States illegally and it has long been a serious point of contention both in American politics and in relations between the United States and…
  • Jul 9

    Obama Under Even More Pressure to Act on Immigration

    Obama Under Even More Pressure to Act on Immigration
    Americans are becoming more impatient with each passing day regarding the number of foreign nationals who have been attempting to cross over the US-Mexican border and enter the United States illegally and President Obama is feeling the heat.…
Rank this Week: 4952

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Michael M. Harrington.

http://www.bostonimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application

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

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act
    The case of Bazzi v. Holder illustrates the importance of an applicant proving that he is qualified for the visa which he seeks. Bazzi, a Lebanese national, was the beneficiary of an F-2B immigrant visa petition filed by his lawful…
  • Jul 12

    A Look at the Child Status Protection Act

    A Look at the Child Status Protection Act
    The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was enacted to address the lengthy visa wait times and the processing times of immigration paperwork. A little background will be helpful. There are a limited amount of immigrant visas available…
Rank this Week: 3369

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation
    I-9 and E-Verify compliance enthusiasts report a noteworthy trend in recent cases brought to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). Many of the recent cases in which OSC has reached…
  • Jul 14

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94
    The USCIS California Service Center (CSC) reports that it accidentally issued I-797 approval notices without I-94 cards. It notes that corrected approval notices have been issued. If you do not receive a corrected notice by July 20, email…
  • Jul 9

    NSC Clarifies Issues for I-140 NIW and I-485 Application

    NSC Clarifies Issues for I-140 NIW and I-485 Application
    Earlier this month, the USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) addressed several employment based matters at a meeting with immigration attorneys. The following is a summary of the unofficial minutes from that meeting. Updates on Adjudicating…
Rank this Week: 4236

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Jul 15

    New York City Council approves law to grant ID cards to undocumented immigrant

    New York City Council approves law to grant ID cards to undocumented immigrant
    The New York City Council recently announced that it approved the Mayor's plan to give photo identification cards to all New York City residents, regardless of their immigration status. The Council and the Mayor heralded this effort as a…
  • Jul 14

    What do you mean I am a Terrorist?

    What do you mean I am a Terrorist?
    It is something that most non-citizens do not even think of when they apply for asylum here in the United States. However, it happens on a not-so-infrequent basis. A non-citizen, who was persecuted in their home country, comes to the U.S.…
  • Jul 11

    Refusing to Honor Immigration Detainers will put Residents at Risk, not Protect Them

    Refusing to Honor Immigration Detainers will put Residents at Risk, not Protect Them
    Recent news articles across the country highlight the growing trend where cities have begun refusing to honor detainers issued by Federal immigration officers to local jails. These small towns and large metropoli are known as…
Rank this Week: 1573

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 372

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 13

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem
    The flow of families with children and unaccompanied minors has been dominating the news recently. The causes of the trend are beginning to be explored with some care and insight by the media after at first relying on, I hate to say it, the…
  • Jun 29

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?
    In one short week, this is some of the wisdom that has come from USCIS. 1. A woman in Las Vegas is a long-term permanent resident. Her ten-year green card is expiring next month. She went online to the USCIS website to file to renew the green…
  • Jun 22

    Why are families with minors streaming to our borders?

    Why are families with minors streaming to our borders?
    The news is full of stories about how families with children and unaccompanied minors are flooding into the United States from Latin America. It is bad times in Latin America. Families are coming to America fleeing crime, violence, and the…
Rank this Week: 1121

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/
  • Jul 12

    Top 11 Ways to Prove a Valid Marriage for Immigration

    Top 11 Ways to Prove a Valid Marriage for Immigration
    Do you have an immigration case which will require you to prove the validity of your marital relationship to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or to a U.S. Consulate? For example, are you seeking to (a) immigrate based on a…
  • Jul 10

    Proving Nonimmigrant Intent for a U.S. Visa

    Proving Nonimmigrant Intent for a U.S. Visa
    Many types of nonimmigrant visas require the applicant to prove he or she (a) is not an intending immigrant, (b) has an unabandoned foreign residence, and (c) is coming to the U.S. temporarily. This article explains how to prove nonimmigrant…
  • Jul 10

    Guide to Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

    Guide to Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
    This article explains the requirements and procedures for a conditional resident to file the Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the below “Comments” section.…
Rank this Week: 3324

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 20

    Trucking Industry Resisting Driver Sleep Regulations Despite Serious Accident

    Trucking Industry Resisting Driver Sleep Regulations Despite Serious Accident
    The June 7, 2014 accident in which 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was seriously injured, his close friend James McNair killed, and several passengers injured when a Wal-Mart truck rear ended their Mercedes limousine, has highlighted the…
Rank this Week: 4514

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: 1597

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: 553

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/
  • Jul 6

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military
    Due to the numerous conflicts around the world, a fear of being conscripted into the military is often a claim that arises in political asylum cases.  Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) issued some…
  • Jun 15

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?
    When preparing my clients for their green card interviews based on marriage, they often ask me whether they can just show the USCIS officer their Facebook page to prove that they have a real marriage. The answer is “no,” at least…
  • Jun 6

    Update on Immigration Law – talk on Second Life

    Update on Immigration Law – talk on Second Life
    On Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., I will be giving a talk on Immigration Law.  The talk will be given in the virtual world of Second Life©.  My talk is sponsored by the Second Life Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 1138

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program

    Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program
    If you missed out applying under the federal skilled worker program last year because your occupation reached its cap, there’s good news. CIC just announced a new list of occupations for applicants beginning May 1, 2014.  The…
Rank this Week: 2853

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

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

    Next on the Government’s Hit List

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

    Really the Best We Can Do?

    Really the Best We Can Do?
    When the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Canada responded decisively to the plight of the 200,000 refugees who fled for their lives. Back then, the Canadian population was less than half of what it is today, and yet we…
  • Jun 3

    Really the Best We Can Do?

    Really the Best We Can Do?
    When the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Canada responded decisively to the plight of the 200,000 refugees who fled for their lives. Back then, the Canadian population was less than half of what it is today, and yet we…
Rank this Week: 4887

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    Undocumented Foreign National Children Caught in Immigration Red Tape

    Undocumented Foreign National Children Caught in Immigration Red Tape
    The topic of immigration is once again captivating the national media this week, but this time the story is much sadder than previous news coverage. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, border patrol agents have apprehended more than…
  • Jul 2

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Most Provisions of Montana's Immigration Law

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Most Provisions of Montana's Immigration Law
    In 2012, approximately 80% of Montana voters voted for a state law called Legislative Referendum No. 121 (or LR-121) that would require state government officials to perform extensive immigration status background checks on any individual who…
  • Jul 2

    Americans Still Favor Immigration Reform

    Americans Still Favor Immigration Reform
    When President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (commonly referred to as DACA) in June 2012, immigrant rights advocates cheered this move as a step in the right direction towards the country seeing real…
Rank this Week: 3312

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A 'Deporter In Chief'

    Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A 'Deporter In Chief'
    Via NPR:"Activists who support an overhaul of the immigration system are angry and frustrated. The immigration bill that passed in the Senate in June is stalled out. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is on pace to deport some 2 million…
Rank this Week: 1259

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/
  • 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…
  • May 23

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"
    While Congress continues to stall the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, several immigration groups, including the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), strongly support Obama administration and its initiative that can bring…
Rank this Week: 3539

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 2694

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Jun 30

    Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalitie

    Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalitie
    [Blogger's note:  Here we go with another guest column from Nicole (Nici) Kersey who offers a witty, wise and worthy post on the inequities and inanities of the worksite enforcement scheme concocted by Congress in 1990, a flawed system…
  • Jun 14

    The Immigration Pony in Eric Cantor’s Defeat

    The Immigration Pony in Eric Cantor’s Defeat
    The usual voices said trite things when a sliver of Richmond, Virginia Republican primary voters last Tuesday rejected Eric Cantor’s bid to continue as Majority Whip in the House of Representatives.  With a margin of just over…
  • May 18

    Immigration Voices: Dr. No vs. the League of Extraordinary Alien

    Immigration Voices: Dr. No vs. the League of Extraordinary Alien
    [Blogger's note:  An anonymous immigration lawyer offers this lament on the woeful quality of adjudications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  For related wailing, see:  “ 'I Hate [Bleep]ing…
Rank this Week: 1391

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
  • Jun 1

    Dont Overstay your K1 Fiance Visa

    Dont Overstay your K1 Fiance Visa
    A K1 Fiance Visa requires the foreign fiance to get married to the US Citizen within 90 days of entering the United States. There are no exceptions. When your fiance enters the United States, US Customs will stamp his or her I-94 card or…
  • May 16

    Meeting Your Fiance For The First Time Oversea

    Meeting Your Fiance For The First Time Oversea
      The immigration rules require the couple applying for a K1 Fiance Visa to have met in person within a 2 year period of time preceding the filing on their K1 Fiance Visa application. This typically requires the US Citizen to travel…
Rank this Week: 3133

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    Tri-Valley University Founder to be Sentenced on June 20

    Tri-Valley University Founder to be Sentenced on June 20
    Susan Su, age 43, founder and former president of Tri-Valley University of Pleasanton, will be formerly sentenced on June 20, 2014, on the 31 counts ranging from conspiracy to commit visa fraud to money laundering to alien harboring. Su was…
  • Jun 9

    U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Ninth Circuit's Interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Ninth Circuit's Interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act
    On December 10, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, concerning whether a derivative beneficiary of a visa petition who is over twenty-one years old, even when calculating the appropriate…
  • Apr 14

    9th Circuit Requests Additional Briefing in Case To Determine Whether to Hear en banc

    9th Circuit Requests Additional Briefing in Case To Determine Whether to Hear en banc
    Last week, I received an order from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal for additional briefing on the question of whether to hear the case en banc. I filed the petition for review in 2009 seeking appellate review of the denial of the…
Rank this Week: 2303

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/
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

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

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
Rank this Week: 2987

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
  • Jun 18

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA
    El 5 de junio 2014, la Inmigración hizo un formulario nuevo para pedir renovación de la DACA y el permiso de trabajar. Ahora, todos que piden la DACA tienen que usar ese formulario nuevo, aun si es su primera solicitud. Todos…
  • Jun 13

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION
    Nos complace anunciar que el blog “Bilingual MN Attorney” blog contará con nuevos escritores. La Lic. Tamara Cabán-Ramirez colaborará con la Lic. Liz Knoot, Lic. Marisela Cantú y el Lic. Nathan Nelson…
  • Apr 3

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
Rank this Week: 3696

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

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

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
  • May 28

    May 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    May 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – May 22, 2014 On the May 22nd episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial Planner,…
Rank this Week: 2194

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/
  • Jun 10

    July 2014 Visa Bulletin sees progress for EB2 India

    July 2014 Visa Bulletin sees progress for EB2 India
    Finally some move on the Visa Bulletin moving to September 2008 for India EB2. EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for…
  • May 14

    H4 EAD rule now open for public comments.

    H4 EAD rule now open for public comments.
    Proposed rule. Summary The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent…
  • May 8

    The Office of Mangement and Business (OMB) has cleared the H4 Proposed Rule

    The Office of Mangement and Business (OMB) has cleared the H4 Proposed Rule
    For few years now we have been fighting for the H4 EAD rule and we have always requested that the rule be cleared through Executive powers which means directly through the office of the President.  The rule has been pending and a group…
Rank this Week: 1892