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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 13

    Australian Doctors Resist Deportation of Infant Patient

    Australian Doctors Resist Deportation of Infant Patient
    From Euronews: Protesters have turned out in support of medical staff in Australia, who are refusing to release a baby girl facing repatriation to an offshore immigration detention camp. She has been treated for serious burns in the city…
  • Feb 13

    Trump Runs Incendiary Immigration Ads in South Carolina

    Trump Runs Incendiary Immigration Ads in South Carolina
    As the New York Times reports, Donald Trump’s campaign has released a television ad focused on the 2008 murder of a Black teenage athlete in Los Angeles by an undocumented immigrant, who was later sentenced to death for the murder....
  • Feb 13

    DAPA, "Lawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem by Anil Kalhan

    DAPA, "Lawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem by Anil Kalhan
    In DAPA, "Lawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem, Anil Kalhan responds to Michael Kagan's post on the significance to the language in the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Feb 12

    Regional Focus: MENA

    Regional Focus: MENA
    Event:Seminar: On the Move: Shadow of Gypsies in Contemporary Egypt, Cairo, 29 February 2016 [info]Publications:"Acts of Citizenship as a Politics of Resistance? Reflections on Realizing Concrete Rights within the Israeli Asylum Regime,"…
  • Feb 12

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Events & opportunities:CFP: Europe’s Crisis: What Future for Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy?, Migration and Law Network 2016 Conference, London, 27-28 June 2014 [info]- Submit abstracts by 15 February 2016.Seminar: Counting…
  • Feb 12

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health

    Thematic Focus: Mental Health
    "In or Out? Barriers and Facilitators to Refugee-background Young People Accessing Mental Health Services," Transcultural Psychiatry, vol. 52, no. 6 (Dec. 2015) [eprint via Academia.edu]"Innovative Training with Virtual Patients in…
Rank this Week: 1453

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Feb 12

    Your “love story” and the Letter of Intent for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Your “love story” and the Letter of Intent for the K1 Fiance Visa
    The application process for a K1 Fiance Visa requires both the Petitioner and the Beneficiary to describe how they met and what caused them to fall in love “the love story” and to express their intent to get married…
  • Dec 22

    Proving the meeting requirement for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving the meeting requirement for a K1 Fiance Visa
    The K1 Fiance visa requires proof that the Petitioner and the foreign fiancé have met in person at least once within a two year period prior to the filing of their visa application. The easiest and perhaps the best way to prove…
  • Dec 15

    Anticipated Changes to the K1 Fiance Visa

    Anticipated Changes to the K1 Fiance Visa
    Given the recent developments in the investigation of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, where a K1 Fiance Visa was wrongfully given to a terrorist, I expect that there will be changes to the K1 Fiance Visa application process and…
Rank this Week: 2111

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4924

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

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

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Feb 12

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi
    The official March Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and we see a number of advancements in the employment based category, Final Action cutoff dates and others. One of the most noteworthy predictions we likely…
  • Feb 1

    H1B Visa 2017 Lottery Prediction

    H1B Visa 2017 Lottery Prediction
    The H1B Visa 2017 lottery is a highly-sought after immigration option for those possessing Bachelors Degrees and higher education degrees. If you applying for the H1B Visa 2017 lottery then chances are you were not selected in the visa…
  • Jan 25

    H1B Masters Quota 2017 Cap Eligibility, Lottery Prediction

    H1B Masters Quota 2017 Cap Eligibility, Lottery Prediction
    Foreign professionals who possess advanced educational degrees have the benefit of being able to file under the advanced degree exemption, otherwise known as the “master’s cap” during the H1B Visa Season. Due to the highly…
Rank this Week: 2274

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/
  • Feb 12

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Oregon, Pennsylvania & Rhode Islland

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Oregon, Pennsylvania & Rhode Islland
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Feb 11

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/9/16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/9/16
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000…
  • Feb 10

    Visa Bulletin - March 2016

    Visa Bulletin - March 2016
    The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin. Click here to view the March 2016 Visa Bulletin The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month…
Rank this Week: 4316

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/
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
  • Feb 3

    Get Started NOW for H-1B Season

    Get Started NOW for H-1B Season
    Silicon Valley employers need to get started now in order to take advantage of the next H-1B filing window.  Like last year, new H-1B petitions must be received at the USCIS between April 1, 2016 and April 7, 2016.  The H-1B visa…
  • Jan 26

    H-1B Employer Sued over Disney Layoff

    H-1B Employer Sued over Disney Layoff
    01-26-2016  Last week two former Disney employees sued Disney and two global consulting companies, claiming that Disney and the companies illegally conspired to violate the H-1B visa regulations by replacing U.S. workers with H-1B…
Rank this Week: 4850

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School
    At some point, the late Judge Sylvania Woods was honored by becoming the namesake of a Prince George's County, Maryland, elementary school. If he knew about this month's child pornography filming scandal there, he would be rolling in his…
  • Feb 9

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt
    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they…
  • Feb 8

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter
    Shoplifting collections letters are part of retailers' larger efforts to minimize loss from theft. For that reason alone, a person cannot expect to pick his or her nose or scratch his or her butt in a large store without being caught on…
Rank this Week: 164

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2479

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: 3134

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 821

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner & Schmidt, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Feb 10

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS
    (This is the final part of our three-part series with a look at DACA in the courts and how recent developments in the US Supreme Court will affect this program) In our previous articles, we spoke about the inception of DACA, the proposed DACA…
  • Jan 28

    DACA Expansion

    DACA Expansion
    (This is part two of our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with a look at President Obama’s its proposed expansion and the development of DAPA) On November 20, 2014, President Obama…
  • Jan 21

    Initial DACA Grant

    Initial DACA Grant
    (This begins our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, its proposed expansion, DAPA, and the recent developments in the US Supreme Court) On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred…
Rank this Week: 2351

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 10

    Tahmina quoted in Bloomberg article

    Tahmina quoted in Bloomberg article
    We are so honored to share this article “How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration” written by report Ellen Huet and published in Bloomberg. Thanks to Bloomberg for discussing the important challenges that immigrant…
  • Feb 8

    Attorney James W Taylor on Tahmina’s radio show on Tuesday 9th Feb at 10am @Desi1250am

    Attorney James W Taylor on Tahmina’s radio show on Tuesday 9th Feb at 10am @Desi1250am
    We are honored to have attorney James W. Taylor on the show tomorrow.  A practitioner of IP and Entertainment Law, James will talk about his experience assisting a victim of human trafficking- an interesting and complicated area of…
  • Feb 8

    Interview recording of Todd Schulte, President of FWD.us with Tahmina @Desi1250am

    Interview recording of Todd Schulte, President of FWD.us with Tahmina @Desi1250am
    In this episode we talk to Todd Schulte, President of FWD.us. A day after the Iowa primaries, Todd shares his insights on the primaries, election and immigration. Thank you to Todd for taking time out of his busy day to join us my radio show…
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Feb 10

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian
    If you have a child under the age of 18, you should formally designate a legal guardian (or co-guardians) in the event you or your children’s other parent pass away. If you don’t go through the legal process of designating a…
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
Rank this Week: 532

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 669

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Feb 9

    H-1B CAP SUBJECT PETITIONS FOR FY 2017 MAY BE FILED STARTING APRIL 2, 2016

    H-1B CAP SUBJECT PETITIONS FOR FY 2017 MAY BE FILED STARTING APRIL 2, 2016
    The time is now for employers who wish to hire foreign professionals to work for their companies in H-1B status to start the process.  For the past several years,  both the annual H-1B cap of 65,000 petitions and US…
  • Feb 9

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for March 2016 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority dates…
  • Dec 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for January 2015 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
Rank this Week: 4258

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Adjustment of Status Questionnaire

    Adjustment of Status Questionnaire
    Lawful Permanent Resident Application Questionnaire 1 Contact Information and Address History 2  Contact Information and Address History Name …
  • Jan 26

    ICE en la Puerta?

    ICE en la Puerta?
    Para muchos inmigrantes, legales o indocumentados, una interacción con (ICE) los oficiales de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas puede ser una experiencia desgarradora y aterrador. Afortunadamente, hay una serie de derechos que…
  • Jan 26

    ICE At the Door?

    ICE At the Door?
    For many immigrants, regardless of status, an interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers can be a harrowing and frightening experience. Fortunately, there are a number of rights that all people within American borders…
Rank this Week: 3166

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    What are the reasons for green card denials?

    What are the reasons for green card denials?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses common reasons for green card denials. To read more about family-based green cards please click here. For information about employment-based green cards click here. Overview: There are…
  • Feb 1

    What are the requirements to successfully file a self-employed H-1B petition?

    What are the requirements to successfully file a self-employed H-1B petition?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses the key to filing a successful self-employed H-1B petition. For more information please contact us for a free consultation. One of the most important factors in filing a successful self…
  • Jan 25

    What are some ways to obtain relief from deportation?

    What are some ways to obtain relief from deportation?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What are some ways to obtain relief from deportation? Overview: There are generally four ways to obtain relief from deportation through…
Rank this Week: 1234

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/
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016
    Preparing for H1B Visa Lottery in 2016 This year, USCIS will begin accepting applications for H1B Visa 2017 on April 1st, 2016.The number of applicants continues to rise with each passing year so this year too, we will be facing a lottery to…
  • Jan 21

    DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted

    DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations on 01/15/2016 to improve the programs serving the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification. This final rule, posted to the Federal…
  • Jan 19

    BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES PROPOSED BY PRES. OBAMA

    BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES PROPOSED BY PRES. OBAMA
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced today that they would hear the challenge against Pres. Obama’s Immigration initiatives. The decision is expected to come out in June 2016 i.e. right in the middle of the Presidential…
Rank this Week: 1362

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/
  • Feb 5

    Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law New

    Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law New
    Weddings from Hell: the Cambodian Brides Trafficked to China (Guardian, Feb. 1): There’s a pattern of Cambodian women lured to China by promises of work but then sold into forced marriages. Even if they manage to flee China and return…
  • Feb 4

    Oops! As Publicity Stunt, Suning (Illegally) Hires Foreign Students as Courier

    Oops! As Publicity Stunt, Suning (Illegally) Hires Foreign Students as Courier
    As a publicity stunt, consumer electronics giant Suning Commerce Group hired a number of foreign students to work as express delivery couriers over Spring Festival in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, and Chengdu. The story…
  • Feb 3

    Translation: 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

    Translation: 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang
    Here is our law firm’s unofficial translation of the Ministry of Public Security’s announcement:  …
Rank this Week: 2888

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Feb 5

    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire

    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire
    Voters urged to speak up on immigration reform | New Hampshire Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Attorneys, Manchester Metro, NH (603) 644-3739 or www.drewpllc.com
  • Jan 26

    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS

    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS
    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan | USCIS: Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict and…
  • Jan 26

    South Sudan Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

    South Sudan Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for that country from May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017, due to the…
Rank this Week: 4552

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Provides immigration law information and advice for consumers in Denver, Colorado. By Law Offices of Trunnell & Sellers.

http://immigrationlawyersdenver.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for…

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for businesses may have been a luxury, but in today’s world, you need it to stay competitive. Because broadband Internet evolved to a point where it became a cable-based solution, even small to…
  • Jan 29

    SSI: Can Illegal Aliens Really draw Benefits?

    SSI: Can Illegal Aliens Really draw Benefits?
    A hot topic when it comes to Social Security benefits involves payments to illegal aliens. Many taxpayers are rightfully concerned that this agency would allow lawbreakers to profit from their action. The truth is that aliens are only allowed…
  • Jan 24

    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination?

    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination?
    A question sometimes asked of immigration lawyers is whether or not an employer can require all employees to only speak English at work. Is an English-only policy a form a discrimination? Like so many other questions, there is really no…
Rank this Week: 3455

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Feb 3

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP
    The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1B CAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only…
  • Jan 22

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?
    Applying for adjustment of status while in the U.S. as a DACA recipient can be a complicated and intricate process. While several DACA recipients have successfully made the transition from DACA recipient to lawful permanent resident, the…
  • Dec 18

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream
    The holidays are upon us and true to American tradition many will travel home for the holidays to see family, share meals and exchange gifts. While the holidays are a time to help others, give thanks and be near the ones we love,…
Rank this Week: 2263

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Feb 3

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What would be your response to an artist who re-books themselves in venues that an agent previously booked for them? Is that legally allowed? We booked this particular group…
  • Dec 9

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I realize there are other equally important issues out there than visas and international touring. However, in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in California, and as U.S. politicians and…
  • Nov 18

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. As the U.S. Legal Advisor to the International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA), I’ve been asked to prepare an update on a variety of current issues involving international touring at the next…
Rank this Week: 3672

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

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

http://www.huntonimmigrationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    DHS Extends TPS for South Sudan

    DHS Extends TPS for South Sudan
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of South Sudan who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Dec 30

    DHS to Publish Long-Awaited Regulations on AC21 and ACWIA

    DHS to Publish Long-Awaited Regulations on AC21 and ACWIA
    After more than 15 years since the statutes were enacted, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will finally publish its proposed regulations implementing the American Competitiveness in the Twenty‑First Century Act of 2000, known as…
  • Dec 24

    Appropriations Act Makes Immediate Changes to Visa Waiver Program

    Appropriations Act Makes Immediate Changes to Visa Waiver Program
    When President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations act on December 18, 2015, he not only funded the federal government through Fiscal Year 2016, but also enacted the ”Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention…
Rank this Week: 936

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Feb 2

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric
    The ICE raids on undocumented immigrants with “final” orders of removal continue to paralyze immigrant communities throughout the country with fear. As many as 121 asylum seekers were taken into custody in Georgia, North…
  • Feb 2

    HMA Law Firm On New Afghan Variety Show

    HMA Law Firm On New Afghan Variety Show
    We have some exciting news to share!Our firm has been invited to appear on a new international Afghan television program, Shakha-E-Dunyah. Shakha-E-Dunyah is aired twice a week on Payame Afghan TV, a satellite television network based in Los…
  • Jan 10

    Guidelines on Form I-693, Medical Examination

    Guidelines on Form I-693, Medical Examination
    Individuals applying for adjustment of status by filing Form I-485 are required to submit the Form I-693, Medical Examination along with their Form I-485. The reasoning for submission of this document is to ensure that the individual is not…
Rank this Week: 4952

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/
  • Feb 2

    Duo from UT immigration clinic plays key role at detention center

    Duo from UT immigration clinic plays key role at detention center
    Austin American Statesman by Jasmin Ulloa “It is shocking to see that these are the women and children considered by our government to be a priority enforcement target,” [Denise] Gilman said. “Detention means that people are going to be…
  • Jan 19

    US Supreme Court to hear DAPA case

    US Supreme Court to hear DAPA case
    The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear arguments on the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) lawsuit. This is good news because the court will decide whether Texas and other states can block the implementation of…
  • Nov 17

    Can Texas block Syrian refugees?

    Can Texas block Syrian refugees?
    Texas Gov. Abbott wrote a letter to President Obama saying that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after the recent terrorist attack in Paris: Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate in…
Rank this Week: 548

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    How Can Bankruptcy Help Me Keep My Car?

    How Can Bankruptcy Help Me Keep My Car?
    There are many reasons why Georgian families have turned to the bankruptcy process as a solution to their financial troubles. Some have experienced job losses, surprise bills, or other unplanned for events such as the crash of the housing…
  • Jan 23

    Filing for Bankruptcy as a Senior Citizen

    Filing for Bankruptcy as a Senior Citizen
    It is an unfortunate truth that many Senior Citizens in Georgia have been hit particularly hard by the recent economic recession. Senior Citizens are often living on a very small and fixed income, with little to no opportunities for making…
  • Jan 18

    Bankruptcy and Credit Cards: An Overview

    Bankruptcy and Credit Cards: An Overview
    Due to the recent economic crisis, many Georgians have found that they cannot continue to support their household because their income is not keeping pace with their debts. Many families have seen their credit card balances in particular rise…
Rank this Week: 2116

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Drug Trafficking found to be particularly serious crime

    Drug Trafficking found to be particularly serious crime
    The Fourth Circuit upheld the BIA and the IJ’s determination that the petitioner’s aggravated felony conviction for a drug trafficking crime, for which the petitioner received a sentence of five years’ imprisonment, was per…
  • Feb 1

    BALCA overturns denial of Labor Cert

    BALCA overturns denial of Labor Cert
    BALCA overturned the Certifying Officer’s denial and ordered that the labor certification be granted, holding that Notice of Filing (NOF) regulations only require the NOF to contain information specific enough to apprise U.S. workers of…
  • Feb 1

    Portability Provisions cannot be used if original I-140 not valid

    Portability Provisions cannot be used if original I-140 not valid
    The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal, holding that the court lacked jurisdiction to consider whether USCIS failed to comply with disclosure requirements under 8 CFR §103.2(b)(16) when it revoked the…
Rank this Week: 3009

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/
  • Feb 1

    Court Denies Immigrant’s Request for Review of Questionable Removal

    Court Denies Immigrant’s Request for Review of Questionable Removal
    The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently denied the petitions of Jose Refugio Gomez-Gutierrez to review two earlier decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals, which had ordered his removal for separate criminal offenses…
  • Jan 28

    Immigration Lawyers Group Seeks Rules for Immigration Rocket Docket Program

    Immigration Lawyers Group Seeks Rules for Immigration Rocket Docket Program
    In a lawsuit filed against the Justice Department and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) slammed the DOJ for giving immigrant families and children a difficult time avoiding…
  • Jan 27

    NYPD Initiative Provides Possible Immigrant Relief in Exchange for Crime Victims’ Report

    NYPD Initiative Provides Possible Immigrant Relief in Exchange for Crime Victims’ Report
    Undocumented immigrants in the United States often have second thoughts when it comes to reporting crimes. To encourage immigrants to cooperate with the authorities, Congress initiated the U-visa program, which provides legal status to…
Rank this Week: 3258

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    Migrant child abuse story not a victory or defeat for anyone.

    Migrant child abuse story not a victory or defeat for anyone.
    In the net-sum-game political world we live in, a victory for one side of a polarized issue is considered a defeat for the other side. This is true with immigration and particularly true with the influx of families and unaccompanied minors…
  • Jan 24

    Ted Cruz’s lying is not going to make his birth problem go away.

    Ted Cruz’s lying is not going to make his birth problem go away.
    At the last Republican debate, on January 14, 2016, Ted Cruz said to the Republican front runner Donald Trump, “Listen, I spent my entire life defending the Constitution before the U.S. Supreme court and I’ll tell you I’m…
  • Jan 7

    Is Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz a U.S. citizen?

    Is Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz a U.S. citizen?
    It’s déjà vu  all over again. Is a first term senator and former adjunct law professor running for President a U.S. citizen? This time the question is about Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, born in Calgary,…
Rank this Week: 1026

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 1658

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/
  • Jan 29

    Will the Supreme Court Kill Immigration Reform?

    Will the Supreme Court Kill Immigration Reform?
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a sweeping plan for executive action on immigration reform. His program would shield an estimated 5 million immigrants from deportation, including young immigrants known as…
  • Jan 28

    Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan

    Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan
    DHS has redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for that country from May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017, due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary…
  • Jan 21

    How To Prepare for (and Get the Most Out of) Your Immigration Assessment

    How To Prepare for (and Get the Most Out of) Your Immigration Assessment
    To help you prepare for (and get the most out of) your Immigration Assessment, you should take the following five steps: 1.  Take Care of the Basics If your appointment is on Skype, be on the lookout for our contact request and…
Rank this Week: 4675

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season
    The Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers who possess the equivalent of a U.S.…
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe…

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign…
  • Nov 16

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4041

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

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

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
  • Dec 31

    75% Unhappy with Government

    75% Unhappy with Government
    PJ Media:  “According to a new CNN/ORC Poll, 75% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed, and 69% are at least somewhat angry with the way things are going in the U.S., both metrics about as…
Rank this Week: 448

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule, effective on February 16, 2016, revises regulations affecting highly skilled workers in the nonimmigrant classifications for specialty occupations from Chile, Singapore (H-1B1) and…
  • Jan 15

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: February 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Dec 21

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: January 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4208

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jan 25

    DHS has until May 10, 2016, to Cure Defects in STEM OPT Rule, Court Decided

    DHS has until May 10, 2016, to Cure Defects in STEM OPT Rule, Court Decided
    Recognizing the significant hardship a regulatory gap would cause current and future participants in the STEM OPT program, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has given the Department of Homeland Security an additional three…
  • Jan 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Obama Immigration Action Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Obama Immigration Action Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear a case challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The Supreme Court will decide whether President Obama can proceed with plans to defer deportation and provide work…
  • Jan 18

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season
    Each year, USCIS issues 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 “master’s cap” visas. April 1, 2016 is he first date on which an H-1B petition may be filed for FY 2017, in anticipation of an October 1, 2016 start date. Last year, USCIS…
Rank this Week: 3906

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

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

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update
    The lawsuit regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has been making its way through the federal court system for over a year now. Just this week, a new development in the lawsuit took place. Below is a brief history…
  • Sep 18

    The Syrian Refugee Crisi

    The Syrian Refugee Crisi
    Since the start of the 2011 civil war going on in Syria, millions of Syrians have fled the region. As these refugees flee, they really have no place to go. Many are simply fleeing on foot, traveling thousands of miles through dangerous…
Rank this Week: 3007

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Chicago EB-5 scam perpetrator pleads guilty to wire fraud

    Chicago EB-5 scam perpetrator pleads guilty to wire fraud
    Anshoo Sethi, pleaded guilty on January 12 to wire fraud, admitting his role in a scam that promised to build hotels and a convention center near O’Hare Airport by fraudulently raising more than $158 million from Chinese investors who…
  • Nov 24

    SEC freezes assets in south Florida EB-5 scam

    SEC freezes assets in south Florida EB-5 scam
    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2015/lr23409.htm
  • Nov 20

    EB-5-funded PhoenixMart HQ raided by FBI in securities fraud investigation

    EB-5-funded PhoenixMart HQ raided by FBI in securities fraud investigation
    The PhoenixMart headquarters was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the morning of Nov. 19 in northeast Phoenix, Arizona.FBI agents entered the building at 7:00 a.m. in what those close to the investigation said was a look into…
Rank this Week: 4873

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    Obama Administration Increases Deportations and Angers Democrat

    Obama Administration Increases Deportations and Angers Democrat
    This upcoming election cycle will likely see immigration as one of the most important topics that will influence voters. While most immigration-related issues can be drawn along party lines, recently Democrats - who normally support the…
  • Jan 5

    DHS Proposed Rule May Improve Employment-Based Immigration

    DHS Proposed Rule May Improve Employment-Based Immigration
    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a formal notice of its proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the subject of employment-based immigration programs for highly-skilled foreign workers. The NPRM was published in the Federal…
  • Dec 15

    Appropriations Bill Contains Multiple Immigration Provision

    Appropriations Bill Contains Multiple Immigration Provision
    Congress is currently debating the year-end bill that will provide for government spending and budget allocations for 2016. The bill is expected to be brought to the floor in the next few days and voted on in the next week. Included in the…
Rank this Week: 2852

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

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

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

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
Rank this Week: 4365

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    NAFTA TN Visas for Canadians and Mexican

    NAFTA TN Visas for Canadians and Mexican
    Interesting question that I don't usually field. A fella asked about TN visas in a legal request board. I thought I would include his question, and my answer, here: I am a Canadian citizen currently in the US on a TN Visa. I have been…
  • Jan 6

    How to determine if your client is an…

    How to determine if your client is an arriving alien -- or not! First test: Was she stopped at the border? Yes: ContinueNo: Was she stopped with ~25 miles of the border within 10 days of when she arrived? …
  • Dec 20

    VA Bankruptcy -- a warning to those filing for the Homestead Exemption

    VA Bankruptcy -- a warning to those filing for the Homestead Exemption
    Just a quick post here -- remember that you must file your notice of homestead election (VA) with the circuit court in the County were the debtor resides. This must be done by the fifth day after the meeting of creditors. See VA Code…
Rank this Week: 2887

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3601

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    My blog has been moved to the following…

    My blog has been moved to the following address: http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-RemovalYou may also follow me on Twitter: @mkolkenThanks.
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4113

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/
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.
    We wish you all a Happy New Year 2016 and we hope that some better news for immigrants will be coming in this coming year. 1. One of the rumors might be that the I-140 EAD might actually come true. See this draft and article on the matter. 2.…
  • Dec 12

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.
    While the USA is sinking in bigotry and hate, Canada is showing the world the true meaning of humanity. I am sure it is a blessing right now to be Canadian. We all wish that we learn from Canada especially Donald Trump! God Bless Canada!…
  • Dec 11

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!
    This video simply explains where is home for many immigrants. This is a good answer to the racist arguments coming from Donald Trump and his followers. #WeAreHome By Awakening Records. Thank you for the Video. Information provided above is…
Rank this Week: 1288