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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Oct 1

    Department of Defense Will Allow Illegal Immigrants to Serve in the US Military

    Department of Defense Will Allow Illegal Immigrants to Serve in the US Military
    The Department of Defense announced last week that it will allow a relatively small number of undocumented immigrants to serve in the US military. The new policy is the first of its kind in several decades and expands on a current program…
  • Oct 1

    Hiding in Churches Becoming Increasingly Common Among Illegal Immigrant

    Hiding in Churches Becoming Increasingly Common Among Illegal Immigrant
    With the recent influx of illegal immigrants from Central American countries that has taken place over the last several months, one of the emerging trends among them is hiding from immigration authorities in local churches. One such immigrant…
  • Sep 24

    Attorney General, Obama Administration at Odds Regarding Legal Representation for Migrant

    Attorney General, Obama Administration at Odds Regarding Legal Representation for Migrant
    There are a number of issues that fall under the larger issue of immigration policy in the United States but one that has garnered a particularly divisive brand of attention over the last several months is that of unaccompanied children from…
Rank this Week: 4658

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Oct 1

    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com

    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com
    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com By MICHAEL D. SHEARSEPT. 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3989

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 1

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax
    The federal U.S. estate tax is an incredibly important topic for some U.S. citizens and a complete non-issue for others. As such, it is useful to understand the rules, if only to determine whether or not it is something you need to be…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
Rank this Week: 2279

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/
  • Oct 1

    Diversity Visa (DV-2016) Lottery Announced

    Diversity Visa (DV-2016) Lottery Announced
    Annually, the United States government issues a maximum of 50,000 green cards through a computer-generated random lottery drawing. Applications for the DV-2016 random lottery will be accepted from noon (EDT) Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through…
  • Sep 30

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Revised - Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 9/19/14 with processing dates as of 7/31/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Sep 29

    BALCA Finds Employer Failed to Investigate Qualifications of U.S. Applicant

    BALCA Finds Employer Failed to Investigate Qualifications of U.S. Applicant
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Design Engineer-Mechanical.” After receiving & reviewing an…
Rank this Week: 237

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 2168

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 30

    The essentials of a trial outline and idea book.

    The essentials of a trial outline and idea book.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 29

    Documents and links for my clients.

    Documents and links for my clients.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 25

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
Rank this Week: 282

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 245

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick responds to New Law Allowing Unaccompanied Minors to Seek Legal Representation

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick responds to New Law Allowing Unaccompanied Minors to Seek Legal Representation
    In this news segment with CBS8, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  discusses a new bill signed into law on Saturday, September 27, by California Governor Jerry Brown. The new law appropriated $3 million to nonprofit organizations who…
  • Sep 22

    O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability Individual

    O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability Individual
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the O-1 visa process for extraordinary individuals. The O1 visa is a temporary work visa for people with extraordinary ability in athletics, arts, business, education…
  • Sep 15

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain what the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is and its requirements The Treaty Trader Visa (non-immigrant E-1 classification) is intended for the nationals of a foreign country with…
Rank this Week: 3988

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month
    On September 18th, Jill Tarlov, 59, a married mother of two and former employee of WINS News, was crossing West Drive near West 63rd Street when she was struck by a bicyclist, 31 year old Jason Marshall.  Apparently, Marshall was…
  • Sep 16

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

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

    NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality

    NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality
    Over the last three years, 4,500 former NFL players filed lawsuits against the league alleging that for many year, the NFL deceived them as to the risks of repeated concussions and traumatic brain injury (tbi), resulting in numerous long term…
Rank this Week: 939

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    I have an Order of Removal or Deportation, what can I do now?

    I have an Order of Removal or Deportation, what can I do now?
    Many non-citizens find themselves in this exact position at some point in their lives. Sometimes, they do not even know they have an order of removal or deportation until they apply for a green card or other immigration benefit. When you…
  • Sep 25

    Summary of Recent Published Immigration Cases by the BIA and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

    Summary of Recent Published Immigration Cases by the BIA and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
    Recent Published BIA Decisions:Matter of L-G-H-, 26 I&N Dec. 365 (BIA 2014); Board held that Fla. Stat. § 893.13(1)(a)(1) (Sale/manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance or possession with intent to do so) is divisible, and may…
  • Sep 23

    Immigration Decision Bad for Non-Citizens Convicted of Marijuana Possession

    Immigration Decision Bad for Non-Citizens Convicted of Marijuana Possession
    The Board of Immigration Appeals recently issued a decision that will have serious negative consequences for non-citizens convicted of marijuana (cannabis) possession. See Matter of Dominguez-Rodriguez, 26 I&N Dec. 408 (BIA 2014). The…
Rank this Week: 4787

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/
  • Sep 29

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1
    The State Department has announced the registration period for the Congressionally mandated 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. The DV lottery allows nationals from certain countries to apply for immigrant visas ("green cards") outside of the…
  • Jul 30

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post
    The Department of State reports that it is experiencing technical problems with its global passport and visa system. This problem is delaying the issuance of visas at this time. The embassies and consulates are still scheduling and…
  • Apr 11

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition
    As widely anticipated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet both the regular cap (65,000) and the advanced degree cap (20,000) for Fiscal Year…
Rank this Week: 4172

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Undocumented Immigrants in the Military?

    Undocumented Immigrants in the Military?
    In a surprise announcement from the Pentagon, the U.S. will now allow undocumented immigrants to serve in the United States armed forces. Yet, the skeptics are already weighing in on this policy that is really not what it seems. The…
  • Sep 28

    The Immigration Battle in Congre

    The Immigration Battle in Congre
    If you listen to the Republicans, they are saying there is a better chance for an immigration overhaul if their party wins control of Congress in November. If they control both chambers, they would have a stronger negotiating hand with…
  • Sep 27

    The Delay in Executive Action for Immigration Reform

    The Delay in Executive Action for Immigration Reform
    Why did President Obama delay executive action for comprehensive immigration reform? One needs to look no further than back to 1994. In 1994 President Clinton the Democrats pushed a crime bill through and gun control politics have not…
Rank this Week: 3127

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor
    A client (through his immigration consultant) had a question about credential evaluations and how Canada’s immigration department (“CIC”) uses said assessments in Federal Skilled Worker applications for permanent residence.…
  • Sep 23

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?
    For spousal sponsorship applications filed on or after October 25, 2012, a sponsored person may now be subject to a two-year period of “conditional” permanent residence, running from the day after their permanent residence is…
  • Sep 15

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

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • Sep 29

    Marriage Visas: Your Sex Life Isn’t Off Limits During the Interview

    Marriage Visas: Your Sex Life Isn’t Off Limits During the Interview
    In a recent case, a same-sex couple seeking a green card based on the marriage was asked about their monogamy. The interview went something like this: Q: How did you begin dating? A: We met at a gay club. Q: Have either of you had…
  • Sep 21

    Notice re: Further Enhancing the Administration of Foreign Nationals’ Employment in Beijing

    Notice re: Further Enhancing the Administration of Foreign Nationals’ Employment in Beijing
    On September 15, Beijing authorities made public the following notice revising the requirements and procedures for work units and foreign nationals to obtain work permits and foreign expert permits. Source: Beijing Human Resources and Social…
  • Sep 20

    Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issue

    Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issue
    The school year has just begun in Beijing. But for children of binational couples, it’s not too early to start thinking about immigration-related requirements for enrolling in Beijing international schools next year. In some cases, a…
Rank this Week: 3216

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

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

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.
    On September 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued a very important decision, Torres-Valdivias v. Holder. The decision held that when seeking a discretionary benefit, an alien who committed a violent or dangerous crime will not receive that…
  • Sep 7

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

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
  • Aug 28

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.
    A few months ago I attended a talk by a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She stated that about two thirds of immigration appeals before the court are resolved before the cases are briefed. Because of active efforts by the court to…
Rank this Week: 1173

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Admin: Fall Break

    Admin: Fall Break
    This blog will be quiet next week.  Posts will resume again the first full week of October.
  • Sep 27

    New Book Title

    New Book Title
    Please check out my Pinterest page for new books due out in October 2014. I've also added information about a few additional titles to the Sept. 2014 and New Legal Texts book boards.Tagged Publications. 
  • Sep 26

    Events & Opportunities: More October 2014

    Events & Opportunities: More October 2014
    CFP: RLI Working Paper Series [info]- New submissions are requested and will be considered on a rolling basis.UK Parliamentary Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention [info]- The deadline for submitting written evidence is 1…
Rank this Week: 4370

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    What Happens During the Bankruptcy 341 Meeting?

    What Happens During the Bankruptcy 341 Meeting?
    A number of Georgian residents have been experiencing ongoing difficulty meeting their financial obligations due to the economic hardship our country has been suffering since 2008.  Because of these difficulties, many Georgians have…
  • Sep 15

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?

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

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?
    One of the first question I get when clients call my office is what does it cost to file bankruptcy? Your cost to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will always depend on the complexity of your case. Are you currently being sued,…
Rank this Week: 3049

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Sep 26

    My experience with the women and children at Karnes County “Residential” Center

    My experience with the women and children at Karnes County “Residential” Center
    September 26, 2014 My experience with the women and children at Karnes County “Residential” Center On Friday, September 19, 2014, one of my small firm’s associate attorneys, the office manager, and I visited the Karnes…
  • Sep 10

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

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

    USCIS New H-3 Visa Policy Guidance

    USCIS New H-3 Visa Policy Guidance
    On September 9, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to provide comprehensive guidance on the H-3 trainees nonimmigrant visa category. The new policy guidance consolidates…
Rank this Week: 760

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. Five franchisees and operators of 7-Eleven, Inc. stores located throughout Long Island, New York and Virginia plead guilty to committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring unauthorized foreign national…
  • Sep 22

    Colorado Employers Must Use New Employment Affirmation Form Beginning October 1

    Colorado Employers Must Use New Employment Affirmation Form Beginning October 1
    AUTHOR:  Jessie Feinstein. All private and public employers in Colorado must complete an employment authorization affidavit for employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.  The affirmation, which must be completed within 20 days of…
  • Sep 22

    The Optional Practical Training Dilemma

    The Optional Practical Training Dilemma
    AUTHOR:  Jessie Feinstein. Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience in the U.S., complementary to the academic program. A foreign student in F status may work for 12…
Rank this Week: 680

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
  • Sep 25

    Happy New (Fiscal) Year – Immigration Implications of the New Government Fiscal Year

    Happy New (Fiscal) Year – Immigration Implications of the New Government Fiscal Year
    While few, if any, of our clients and readers will be planning major celebrations, October 1st is an important date as it marks the beginning of the new government fiscal year.     This has some immigration implications for many…
  • Sep 24

    DV-2016 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Opens October 1, 2014

    DV-2016 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Opens October 1, 2014
    The Department of State will open the DV-2015 Diversity Visa (a.k.a. “green card”) lottery on Tuesday, October 1, 2014.   The entries for this year’s lottery must be submitted electronically between noon, …
  • Sep 16

    SB-1 Returning Resident – What to Do When a Green Card is Abandoned?

    SB-1 Returning Resident – What to Do When a Green Card is Abandoned?
    Many U.S. lawful permanent residents (“green card holders”) who have to or choose to reside abroad are (or should be) aware that there are rules and restrictions on the time they can be outside of the U.S. and maintain their green…
Rank this Week: 406

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Sep 24

    When Non-Payment Is A Crime

    When Non-Payment Is A Crime
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder Our group got a bad check from a venue for a performance. We called them and they sent us a new check, but that bounced, too. Now they won’t return our phone calls. Is…
  • Sep 10

    The Recipe For Confusion

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

    Opening Pandora’s Box

    Opening Pandora’s Box
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Loved your recent Musical American newsletter article on ethics.  As a manager, I was very interested when you wrote: “Indeed, the time is long overdue to start…
Rank this Week: 2021

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Sep 24

    Undocumented Foreign Nationals Must Wait Until After November Elections for Immigration Reform

    Undocumented Foreign Nationals Must Wait Until After November Elections for Immigration Reform
    It seems party politics has reared its ugly head again and has delayed comprehensive immigration reform. Only this time, it seems the party pushing for the delay is the Democrats. Recently, President Obama surprised and disappointed hundreds…
  • Sep 15

    Foreign Entrepreneurs are Taking Their Money Elsewhere - to Canada

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

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"
    Immigration to the U.S. is not a new phenomenon, but the recent influx to the U.S. by tens of thousands of young Central Americans in the summer of 2014 was notable. Over the past few years, the number of illegal border crossings had leveled…
Rank this Week: 822

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Sep 23

    4th Circuit Grants Review on Asylum Regarding MS-13 and Mara 18

    4th Circuit Grants Review on Asylum Regarding MS-13 and Mara 18
    In a reversal of the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded on July 18th, 2014, a case in which an asylum applicant seeks to remain in the United States on the basis of his kinship … Continue reading…
  • Sep 19

    Immigration Friendly Attitudes at the Local Level in Citie

    Immigration Friendly Attitudes at the Local Level in Citie
    Around the country, many cities are embracing immigrants new to their communities and promoting integration.  The oftentimes-negative rhetoric concerning immigration policy relating to  the inaction of Congress does not necessarily…
  • Sep 16

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

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?
    A recent Rasmussen Report showed that U.S. voters rate the current immigration crisis as a greater national security problem than Russia and the situation in Gaza with Palestinians and Israelis.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) of likely U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4513

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 2866

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: 2587

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Sep 17

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

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

    Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India

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

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

    DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 8/31/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions…
Rank this Week: 958

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    Request For Evidence (RFE) and USCIS

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

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance
    The petitioner of a K1 Fiancé Visa will have to demonstrate that he or she earns at least 125% above the Federal Poverty Guidelines for whatever size family you will become after getting married. I suggest using the…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing
    USCIS allows a Petitioner to file more than one K1 Fiance Visa. However, if you have filed two or more K-1 Fiance Visa petitions in the past, you must apply for a waiver when applying again. You will also need a waiver if you have had one K-1…
Rank this Week: 974

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

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

    The Guardian Newspaper Discussing The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

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

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The October 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a month taking the priority date to 1 February…
Rank this Week: 840

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

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

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
  • Aug 27

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

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial
    Occasionally, it becomes necessary to withdraw a plea once made. This is usually a messy situation that does not enamor the defense counsel to the prosecutors in the local district. Nevertheless, there is a certain strategy to the process,…
Rank this Week: 3212

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

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

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

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

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

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
    Politics as usual in DC as President Obama felt political pressure to hold off on any executive action regarding the nation’s broken immigration system until after the November mid-term elections.  Pro-immigrant groups are…
  • Aug 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for September 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 1303

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform

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

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure

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

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?
    For the past two years, the President and Congress have been working together (and often against each other) in the effort to formulate a solution to address the growing undocumented foreign national population in the United States. As part…
Rank this Week: 4239

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

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

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce
    The American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigration Law Center filed a complaintagainst the federal government, challenging its policies which deny due…
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

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

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
Rank this Week: 1990

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

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

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

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

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 862

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Sep 9

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

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

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

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

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
Rank this Week: 493

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1918

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

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

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

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel
    See:http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23077.htm
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program
    See:http://tinyurl.com/pwt886uThis is a hatchet job, in my humble opinion.  Where there is a lot of money, you will find some scam artists and charlatans and just plain crooks.
Rank this Week: 4016

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

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

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

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

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

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

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

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”
    A great narrative concerning Mike Galarza, the CEO of Entryless, a Silicon Valley startup.   It’s deals with some of the complex issues dealing with attempting a start-up as a foreign national and what Mike did to make it work…
Rank this Week: 4941

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial
    A number of U.S. employers have recently received denials for change of status (COS) and adjustment of status (AOS) applications where the beneficiary purchased, but did not use, an airline ticket to depart the United States. The only reason…
  • Aug 4

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

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

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
Rank this Week: 1171

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

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

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

    La place des enfants est à l’école / Children Belong In School
    Lettre ouverte à : L’honorable Yves Bolduc, Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, et L’honorable Kathleen Weil, Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion La place…
  • Aug 5

    Punishing Spousal Sponsor

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

    Next on the Government’s Hit List

    Next on the Government’s Hit List
    First, it was the 28,000 Federal Skilled Worker applicants, most of them from Africa and Asia, whose files were terminated. Next, it was the 50,000 plus Federal Investor applicants, most of them from China, whose files were terminated. It…
Rank this Week: 4408

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

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

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource

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

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

    Employee Email Addresses for I-9s and E-Verify
    When the email address is voluntarily provided by the employee in section 1 of the I-9 form, USCIS has directed employers to supply that email address when inputting E-Verify information. If the email address information is left blank,…
Rank this Week: 1741

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Aug 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

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

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

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

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

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
Rank this Week: 2499

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    President Obama the Liberator

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

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing

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

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker
    The city council of the state of New York has decided to vote this month on two plans which would essentially aid immigrants. The first plan includes providing all New York residents with a municipal identification card, regardless of their…
Rank this Week: 611

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

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

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

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

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

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

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

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 1531

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 784