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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 24

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014
    A previous Immigrant of the Day, Lupita Nyong'o was honored with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a slave in The "12 Years a Slave." Further demonstrating that Nyong'o has truly made it, People magazine…
  • Apr 23

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Guest blogger: Tiffany Lam, second-year law student, University of San Francisco This is a tragic case of violence and fear in McAllen, Texas. Mely Saldana’s 15-year-old son got into an argument with his stepdad over what channel to watch…
  • Apr 23

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW
    Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services to Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project clients and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts.…
Rank this Week: 52

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 62

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • Apr 24

    RFEs for Expiring Medical Exams (More than One (1) year old)

    RFEs for Expiring Medical Exams (More than One (1) year old)
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has reported that some of their members have received RFEs (Request for Evidence) for adjustment of status (AOS) applicants. The RFE is requesting the applicants to submit a new Form I-693,…
  • Apr 23

    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 4/21/14 with processing dates as of 2/28/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Apr 22

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28
    Information Source: USCIS.GOV On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the…
Rank this Week: 534

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Medical Marijuana and Your Immigration Statu

    Medical Marijuana and Your Immigration Statu
    Medical Marijuana Law and Your Immigration Status Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act Here at the Ranchod Law Group we have been seeing an increased number of clients who are green card holders and users of medical…
  • Apr 21

    Deferred Action Childhood Arrival, Renewals & Extensions in 2014

    Deferred Action Childhood Arrival, Renewals & Extensions in 2014
    Renewal/Extension of Deferred Action as a Childhood Arrival How to request and receive the renewal/extension without experiencing any lapse in your deferral or work authorization In late May 2014, USCIS anticipates publishing the form you…
  • Mar 7

    What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard?

    What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard?
    What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? Immigration attorney answers your questions about work permits and greencards What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a…
Rank this Week: 779

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    May 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    May 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: May 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (April 15,…
  • Apr 10

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
Rank this Week: 761

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 20

    In Virginia, Starrs is a potential path towards a dismissal after a guilty finding.

    In Virginia, Starrs is a potential path towards a dismissal after a guilty finding.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
  • Apr 19

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com  Today, April 20,…
  • Apr 17

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com  One of my favorite…
Rank this Week: 402

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
  • Apr 14

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money
    CBS News:  “Two months ago, Mary Grice, a career employee at the Food and Drug Administration, was notified the U.S. Treasury had confiscated her state and federal tax refunds totaling $4,500.  The claim against her came from…
  • Apr 13

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School
    epicurious:  “New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Apr 13

    DACA renewal procedure information released

    DACA renewal procedure information released
    USCIS DACA Update On April 9, 2014, USCIS issued information on the renewal procedures for DACA recipients to receive an extension of DACA. These are preliminary guidelines and may be revised. USCIS is currently revising the I-821D, and…
  • Mar 19

    Computer courses in Spanish offered by McLennan College Continuing Education in Waco, Texa

    Computer courses in Spanish offered by McLennan College Continuing Education in Waco, Texa
    McLennan College Continuing Education is offering computer classes in Spanish. For more information, call (254) 299-8888
  • Mar 17

    FREE DACA Immigration Clinics at Baylor Law School April 1st and 3rd

    FREE DACA Immigration Clinics at Baylor Law School April 1st and 3rd
    April 1, 2014 & April 3, 2014 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Baylor Law School will offer free assistance to immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). When? April 1, 2014 and April 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 417

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 633

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Mar 31

    Waiting in the Wings: A New Leader at the Immigration Helm

    Waiting in the Wings: A New Leader at the Immigration Helm
    The dysfunctional immigration world continues to spin dangerously out of control.  Do-nothing House Republicans (and five pusillanimous Democrats) commit political seppuku with the passage of the ENFORCE Act  -- a going-nowhere bill…
  • Mar 2

    Senator's Saucy Request Roils EB-5 Regional Center

    Senator's Saucy Request Roils EB-5 Regional Center
    Imagine you're the general counsel of Coca Cola (or of any other company that takes great pains to safeguard the internal secrets that endow the organization with competitive advantages over other firms in the same industry).  On your…
  • Feb 10

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat
    The EB-5 employment-creation immigrant investor visa category continues to transcend its chutes-and-ladders early history.  This 24-year-old program -- like many young adults of the same era -- seems at last to be maturing in healthy…
Rank this Week: 760

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Covers immigration law topics. By Chris Gafner.

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

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?
    The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) available annually to randomly selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. A computer will randomly select applicants who…
  • Sep 10

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit
    In June, the US Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.   Within days, the USCIS and several other federal agencies indicated that it would begin treating same sex married couples the…
  • Sep 9

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?
    “Veterans” of the U.S. immigration system know that when a non-immigrant enters the United States, their passport is stamped and they receive an I-94 card that is often stapled into their passport.  The I-94 card shows how…
Rank this Week: 684

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 555

Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona Immigration Law

By Ariano & Reppucci.

http://www.arizonaimmigrationhelp.com/immigration-law-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating
    Another week is here. Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and is out and about to enjoy the summer. Today’s topic is the crime of threatening or intimidating codified in ARS § 13-1202. ARS § 13-1202 states, “A…
  • Aug 22

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie
    It’s almost Friday! That should put everyone is a great mood. I know it puts me in a great mood. But, I should lie, for me every day is a great day when I get to talk immigration law. Today’s topic is Perjury and False Swearing. A person…
  • Aug 22

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration
    Hope everyone is doing well out there in the blogosphere. Today, as we have done for the past week, we are going to continue on our journey of crimes and their immigration consequences. Today’s topic is forgery (A.R.S. 13-2002).
Rank this Week: 742

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 634

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 24

    http://ow.ly/w7BOe The Eleventh Circuit

    http://ow.ly/w7BOe The Eleventh Circuit
    http://ow.ly/w7BOe The Eleventh Circuit found the petitioners did not show that the IJ and BIA erred in giving little or no weight to an unauthenticated 2006 “official document” from the Birth Control Office when denying the…
  • Apr 23

    http://ow.ly/w5Rsw Is Due Process going

    http://ow.ly/w5Rsw Is Due Process going
    http://ow.ly/w5Rsw Is Due Process going down? DHS’s increased use of the expedited removal process, in which the deportee never sees a judge, but the removal remains on his or her permanent record.
  • Apr 17

    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit ga

    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit ga
    http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit gave deference to the BIA decision in Camarillo and found that service of the notice to appear (NTA) terminated physical presence by triggering the stop-time rule, notwithstanding the fact that the NTA…
Rank this Week: 2800

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 1022

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 2809

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/
  • Apr 23

    Featured Article

    Featured Article
    The post Featured Articles appeared first on U.S. & China Visa Law Blog | Chodorow Law Offices.
  • Apr 23

    Police Clearance Letters Required for Foreign Workers: Beijing, Qingdao, Hangzhou (Updated)

    Police Clearance Letters Required for Foreign Workers: Beijing, Qingdao, Hangzhou (Updated)
    Beijing, Qingdao, and Hangzhou have announced that foreign workers will need to submit a “certificate of no criminal conviction” (CNCC), also known as 无犯罪记录证明 or police…
  • Apr 22

    Got Tattoos? U.S. Visa Officers Want to Know

    Got Tattoos? U.S. Visa Officers Want to Know
    An immigrant visa applicant sporting a tattoo may be questioned about it. The presence of tattoos (or their removal) is noted during the required medical exam. This may lead a consular officer to suspect the applicant…
Rank this Week: 1701

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 23

    How Much Is That Artist In The Window?

    How Much Is That Artist In The Window?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder My ensemble has been approached by a composer/musician who would like them to do two days of recording for music that she is composing for a theater company. My understanding…
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
Rank this Week: 3481

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Successful event by @FWD.us and @RenewOurEconomy!

    Successful event by @FWD.us and @RenewOurEconomy!
    On April 22, 2014, FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy held an event at Techstar Seattle premises to discuss immigration reform.  The event had a panel of 4 distinguished guests- Jack Chen, Senior…
  • Apr 20

    APIChaya Fundraiser- Huge Success!

    APIChaya Fundraiser- Huge Success!
    My regular readers will know about my affinity with APIChaya, a commendable organization of Seattle that assists victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking.  On Saturday April 20th 2014, more than 520 people gathered at the Westin…
  • Apr 17

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy
    Event Organized by The Partnership for a New American Economy and FWD.us I am so honored to be invited to speak on immigration reform issues at an exciting event organized by Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economoy and…
Rank this Week: 4139

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Divorce and Sponsoring Another Immigrant Spouse

    Divorce and Sponsoring Another Immigrant Spouse
    Divorce and remarriage under USCIS -- sponsoring another spouse: In family processing, with a USC spouse, as long as the immigrant arrived on a valid visa (and can prove this -- inability to prove this is a mess and the subject of much…
  • Apr 16

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?
    We answered a question about a shocking "child is not mine" revelation in a recent forum about custody and family law. It is repeated here: I have been married for 5 years to my wife. During that time (on 06 Jan 2012) we had a daughter. I…
  • Apr 14

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection
    Deferred Inspection with CBPIn this instance, there are a couple of considerations. You should expect to be placed in removal proceedings. It does not sound like you will be charged with an aggravated felony. First, this does not appear to be…
Rank this Week: 1700

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/
  • Apr 23

    New Figures Challenge Obama's 'Deporter in Chief' Moniker

    New Figures Challenge Obama's 'Deporter in Chief' Moniker
    The Obama Administration's policies regarding deportation have earned the President the title "Deporter in Chief" among many who would like to see him take a softer stance. One of the arguments in support of such a moniker is that the…
  • Apr 21

    Massachusetts to Exploit Immigration Loophole

    Massachusetts to Exploit Immigration Loophole
    The nation's immigration policy challenges are causing leaders across the country to devise increasingly creative methods to find the solutions they need. One such initiative was announced just weeks ago when the CEOs of some of the…
  • Apr 16

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True
    Deportation has long been one of the most controversial subtopics within the already controversial topic of immigration. The Obama administration has made claims that it is only targeting "criminals, gang bangers, [and] people who are hurting…
Rank this Week: 3077

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 22

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY…IN IMMIGRATION REPRESENTATION

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY…IN IMMIGRATION REPRESENTATION
    Lately I have come across friends and family members who received service ranging from poor to extraordinary from professionals in various fields.  Their experiences have reinforced the importance of hiring the best immigration…
  • Apr 17

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption…
  • Apr 11

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS
    According to a USCIS Update:  “In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Apr 22

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez
    The employees of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates are the region's BEST! We recognize that the success of The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates is owed to our remarkable team. We are in the industry of helping people with immigration…
  • Apr 17

    Post-H-1B Q & A

    Post-H-1B Q & A
    On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received approximately 172,500 total H-1B cap-subject petitions between April 1, the first day USCIS began accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions, and April 7,…
  • Apr 17

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
Rank this Week: 4061

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Apr 18

    Additional Options for Those Who Miss the H-1B Cap

    Additional Options for Those Who Miss the H-1B Cap
    As explained in previous ImmigRantings.com posts and widely discussed in the press and on the Internet, every year only 65,000 foreign workers (and additional 20,000 workers who have earned U.S. Master's degrees) will receive H-1B visas. …
  • Apr 15

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry
    Many of the ImmigRantings.com readers are aware that the H-1B visa - which is critical to allowing U.S. companies to employ talented foreign workers - comes with multiple obstacles, the most obvious obstacle being the "H-1B cap." Congress…
  • Apr 4

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?
    The Supreme Court of the United States (also referred to as SCOTUS) is the highest court in the nation. Once the Supreme Court makes a decision on a case, the case is closed - there is no possibility of another court rehearing the case and…
Rank this Week: 1761

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/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

    Admin: Spring Break
    This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Access to Protection: A Human Right = Accesso alla Protezione: Un Diritto Umano (EPIM &Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati, Oct. 2013) [text]- Spanish text with English summary.Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum: UNHCR Observations on the…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
    Publications:Asylum Seekers Left High and Dry in Indonesia (IRIN, April 2014) [text]Boat People, Politics and Humanity (Agora Dialogue, April 2014) [text]Expedited Processing of Asylum Seekers: The Future of Refugee Status Determination in…
Rank this Week: 1354

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/
  • Apr 16

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May
    In light of the staggering increase in audits against companies; large and small, we, at Orbit Law are hosting a series of free trainings on the proper procedures for completion and maintenance of I-9 forms. Completion and maintenance of…
  • Apr 11

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform
    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services yesterday announced that they had received 172,500 H-1B applications (i.e. petitions for skilled workers) for an annual available limit of 85,000 visas; thereby leaving hundreds of…
  • Apr 9

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!
    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), along with original cosponsors Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Mark Amodei (NV-02), has recently  introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014 which…
Rank this Week: 2871

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action
    Last Thursday, I joined hundreds of other attorneys in Washington, D.C. to lobby for immigration reform as part of AILA's National Day of Action 2014: Taking on the House. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of such an important…
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
Rank this Week: 2798

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4984

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/
Rank this Week: 1060

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation
    After four years without comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) within the United States, President Barack Obama turned the focus of his second term to salvaging his previously unkept promise to change immigration policy. The Obama…
  • Mar 4

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal
    The Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that a waiver under former Section 212(c) is now available for people who were convicted after a trial where before these people were deemed ineligible e for this relief from removal.  The…
  • Feb 24

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced
    An immigration judge in Dallas, Texas who handles removal proceedings involving minors was replaced.  His name is Deitrich Sims and he has been an immigration judge for the Executive Office for Immigration Review for over 20…
Rank this Week: 1940

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
  • Mar 2

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
  • Apr 9

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country
    Our pup, Daphne, is a fixture in Freed Marcroft’s office and has so many opinions of her own that she is even on Twitter at @thatlawyerdog. As a dog lover myself, I understand why one of our trust and estate clients’ common…
  • Apr 7

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media
    Meghan Freed will be a panelist in a seminar the Hartford County Bar Association is presenting tomorrow, April 8, on how lawyers can use social media to enhance their marketing efforts and give their businesses a more robust online presence.…
Rank this Week: 2056

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Apr 11

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April
    AUTHOR:  Nicola Prall. On April 7, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015 beginning on October 1, 2014. On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received…
  • Apr 4

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu
    AUTHOR:  Helen Pihlstrom. Employers who have submitted cap-subject H-1B petitions should remember that additional actions may be necessary by their current employees who are working pursuant to F-1 Optional Practical Training employment…
  • Apr 1

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing
    AUTHOR:  Marko C. Maglich. USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing of H-1B petitions subject to the H-1B cap for Fiscal 2015 no later than April 28, 2014.  (See www.uscis.gov).  The annual “cap” on…
Rank this Week: 3706

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions (regular and master’s cases) to reach the statutory cap for Fiscal Year 2015 (10/1/2014 through 9/30/2015). Because the cap…
  • Mar 3

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti who already hold TPS.  TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
Rank this Week: 4330

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 3401

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
  • Apr 10

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today
    Immigration lawyers from around the U.S. are in Washington, D.C. today to visit their legislators asking them to vote on immigration reform proposals. Regardless of political persuasion, most people agree the current immigration system is…
  • Apr 3

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA
    Here at the Seattle immigration Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, we enjoy working with entrepreneurs. Whether owned by Americans who seek to hire global foreign talent, or foreign nationals seeking to open or expand a business in the U.S.,…
Rank this Week: 4550

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 8

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – March 20, 2014 On the March 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Apr 7

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”
    Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner at Altro Levy LLP, was recently interviewed by Michel Munger from the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal. The article is about the visa lottery which takes place during the first week of April for work…
  • Mar 28

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA
    The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, more commonly known as FATCA, was passed in 2010. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (“FI”s) to report on the account information of U.S. citizens and residents (including…
Rank this Week: 4954

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/
  • Apr 8

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.
    As we predicted the rule for H4 visa will actually come from an executive order. We have actually focused for years on the H4 visas and our target was the Obama Administration and the focus has paid off.  It seems they are now…
  • Apr 7

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 7, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system WASHINGTON, DC…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
    As you know we were all expecting a lottery on the FY 2015 regular H1b cap. Well, it seems we got worse than that. It seems already the lottery is on for the Maters’ Cap. Now we can only guess what will be on the regular Cap. NEWS…
Rank this Week: 3839

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 4765

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/
  • Apr 7

    NTSB Reports That Metro North Engineer In Derailment Had Severe Sleep Apnea

    NTSB Reports That Metro North Engineer In Derailment Had Severe Sleep Apnea
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that William Rockefeller, the Metro North Engineer at the helm of the train which derailed in Spuyten Duyvil on December 1, 2013, killing 4 and injuring more than 70, had “severe…
  • Mar 26

    Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation

    Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation
    Last week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Toyota will pay 1.2 billion dollars in fines to settle a four year long criminal probe commenced by the Justice Department arising out of sudden acceleration problems that caused the…
  • Mar 17

    GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switche

    GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switche
    One of the “Big Three” Automakers, General Motors, has announced a massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles which apparently had defective ignition switches, causing the cars to turn off and disabling airbags in the process. As a…
Rank this Week: 2319

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov
    VIA USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.…
  • Apr 4

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX

    H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX
    Update (6:45 PM): AILA Liaison has been informed that due to the reported courier delivery problems with FY2015 H-1B petitions, USCIS will accept a second H-1B petition in certain limited circumstances. Specifically, for cap-subject…
  • Mar 19

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated
    This week, Bill Snyder, a blogger for the anti-H-1B propaganda site Infoworld posted an article attacking Immigration of the Educated.  What is especially interesting about Mr. Snyder’s position is the fact that it…
Rank this Week: 2180

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
Rank this Week: 4052

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/
  • Apr 2

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual
    The Benefits of Speaking More Than One Language These days, speaking additional languages is seen as an asset in the business and customer service world with many companies and organizations paying extra for those who can speak both Spanish…
  • Mar 29

    English Only – Discrimination?

    English Only – 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?…
  • Mar 25

    EB-5 Investor Visa

    EB-5 Investor Visa
    All You Need to Know About the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program If you are an investor from abroad, then becoming your path to citizenship in the United States may be easier than the typical immigrant. The EB-5 program was created by Congress…
Rank this Week: 3034