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US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 30

    ICE's New Regulations for Transgender Detainee

    ICE's New Regulations for Transgender Detainee
    Yesterday, ICE issued new memorandum for regarding the care of transgender detainees. The 18-page memo affirms that ICE will provide "a respectful, safe, and secure environment for all detainees, including those individuals who identify…
  • Jun 30

    The Immigration Consequences of Obergefell v. Hodges by Geoffrey A. Hoffman

    The Immigration Consequences of Obergefell v. Hodges by Geoffrey A. Hoffman
    The Supreme Court’s holding in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Fourteen Amendment guarantees the right to gay marriage in all states will have profound effects not just here in the U.S., but abroad. Immigration authorities already had…
  • Jun 30

    Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens to Celebrate Independence Day

    Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens to Celebrate Independence Day
    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday by welcoming more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens at over 50 naturalization ceremonies across the country July 1-4. “As…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jun 30

    BALCA Discusses Substantially Equivalent Alternative Requirement

    BALCA Discusses Substantially Equivalent Alternative Requirement
    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 “Senior Software Engineer.” The CO denied the labor certification…
  • Jun 29

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Alabama, Alaska & Arizona

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Alabama, Alaska & Arizona
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jun 26

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 26, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 26, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriages Will Benefit Immigrant

    Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriages Will Benefit Immigrant
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will make it easier and less costly for many foreign nationals to obtain immigration benefits through marriage. In an historic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled last…
  • Jun 24

    Event: USCIS Beijing Field Office Briefing

    Event: USCIS Beijing Field Office Briefing
    On July 6, the American Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation by James Chiang, Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Beijing Field Office. This office is responsible for adjudicating a wide variety of…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court: Consulate Need Not Tell U.S. Citizen Why Husband’s Visa Denied

    Supreme Court: Consulate Need Not Tell U.S. Citizen Why Husband’s Visa Denied
    The U.S. Supreme court ruled on June 15th that a U.S. citizen wasn’t entitled to court review of her husband’s visa denial on terrorism grounds. The decision, in Kerry v. Din, bolsters the consular nonreviewability…
Rank this Week: 373

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

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

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status For Nepal
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to on Temporary Protected Status for Nepal.  Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the…
  • Jun 7

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?

    How long does the fiancé visa process take?
    In every fiancé visa consultation, one of the first questions my potential clients ask is: “How long does the fiancé visa process take?” The answer really is, “It depends.” Processing times will vary…
  • Jun 6

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?

    How do I get a K-2 visa for my fiancée’s child?
    The K-2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows your fiancée’s child to accompany her to the United States. The process for a K-2 visa is very similar to the K-1 visa process.  When you apply for your fiancée’s…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    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…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 170

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
Rank this Week: 416

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 270

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 2658

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/
  • Jun 29

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne

    Thematic Focus: Statelessne
    Opportunity:CFP: Statelessness Working Paper Series [info]- Submission deadline is 15 September 2015.Publications:Civil Society in the Asia Pacific Agrees to Unite to End Statelessness (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, June 2015)…
  • Jun 29

    New Issues of AULR, Intl. Migr., Intervention, JEMIE, JIRS, JMHS, Perspective, Res. Horizon

    New Issues of AULR, Intl. Migr., Intervention, JEMIE, JIRS, JMHS, Perspective, Res. Horizon
    American University Law Review, vol. 64, no. 5 (2015) [full-text]- Articles focus on immigration issues in the U.S., and include one entitled "Bordering Persecution: Why Asylum Seekers Should not be Subject to Expedited Removal."International…
  • Jun 29

    Regional Focus: Asia

    Regional Focus: Asia
    2014 Trends Analysis: Protection in the Urban Refugee Context in the Asia Pacific (Refugee Studies Forum, 2014?) [text]A Case for Clarification: European Asylum Policy and North Korean Refugees (European Alliance for Human Rights in North…
Rank this Week: 956

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
  • Jun 23

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.
    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new, more user-friendly and tablet/smartphone-responsive integrated webdesign and blog platform, to launch this summer, with the help of my new webmaster and my web sitehost.…
Rank this Week: 2280

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk
    For those self-filing their application for a visa to Canada (aka Do It Yourself-ers) , an additional basis to refuse your case may arise: if you fail to declare that you hired someone advise you on the application.  The relevant law is…
  • Jun 18

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?
    For the Express Entry draw of June 12 2015 the  minimum points imposed by the Minister of Immigration was  482. Persons who meet this minimum threshold are invited to apply for immigration to Canada, often under the Federal Skilled…
  • Jun 6

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?
    As of the date I’m writing this (2015-06-06), one of the basic requirements for acquiring Canadian citizenship include physical presence in Canada for three years out of four  years prior to submitting an application for…
Rank this Week: 4796

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/
  • Jun 29

    Immigration Lawyer reveals a top reason for Green Card denials in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose

    Immigration Lawyer reveals a top reason for Green Card denials in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose
    One of the top questions I get from my marriage based clients is Why would my case be denied? One of the top reasons that cases are denied is because the couple fails to demonstrate that they have a bona fide relationship. However, let me be…
  • May 15

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver
    Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waivers A hardship waiver application should explain how each and every aspect of a denial could cause exceptional hardship to the U.S. citizen. This is not limited to how the U.S. citizen’s…
  • May 14

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card
    3 questions you should ask your immigration attorney about marriage based green cards How do I overcome the burden of proof? Do you meet the affidavit of support (I864) requirements? Do I have appropriate Joint Documents?
Rank this Week: 3011

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/
  • Jun 27

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu
    For undocumented immigrants, the nature of their status can pose considerable problems for them over the course of their stay in the United States. Fortunately, there are a few things that immigrants can do to address this concern. One of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Denies U.S. Citizen’s Entry Visa Appeal for Afghan Husband

    Supreme Court Denies U.S. Citizen’s Entry Visa Appeal for Afghan Husband
    Several immigrants want to live in the United States but the encompassing authority of the U.S. government to deny them entry is a major hindrance to their dreams and ambitions. While there are a number of ways that undocumented immigrants…
  • Jun 22

    Immigrant Reveals Negative Treatment from Authorities in Texas Detention Center

    Immigrant Reveals Negative Treatment from Authorities in Texas Detention Center
    Several undocumented immigrants attempt to enter the United States every year only to be caught by immigration authorities. More often than not, most of these cases are brought to detention facilities until they are deported back to their…
Rank this Week: 2934

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation
    In a highly-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that "the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment…
  • Jun 15

    The State Department Alerts Travelers for Delay in Printing of U.S. Passport

    The State Department Alerts Travelers for Delay in Printing of U.S. Passport
    The Chicago immigration attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer P.C., learned that the State Department issued an alert that due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, “there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S.…
  • Apr 14

    BIA says alien cannot keep priority date from withdrawn or revoked I-140 petition

    BIA says alien cannot keep priority date from withdrawn or revoked I-140 petition
    In the non precedential decision In re Grace Estrellado, the Board of Immigration Appeals states that alien may not utilize the priority date form her original I-140 petition because it was withdrawn by her prior employer and the USCIS…
Rank this Week: 1814

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina
    I am incredibly honored that Forbes magazine interviewed me to discuss the state of Startup Visas in the US.  Journalist Adriana Gardella took the time to read my book and understand the critical issues holding back Startup founders from…
  • Jun 17

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur
    Last weekend was a whirlwind of advocacy and discussion of the new book.  Startup founders create jobs in the US and we need to have a visa to meet the modern day business practices.  FWD.us and Free Flow Research in San Antonio, TX…
  • Jun 17

    Tahmina’s Startup Visa Book Now On Kindle

    Tahmina’s Startup Visa Book Now On Kindle
    Our newly published book launched at SXSW in March 2015 is now available in ebook format on Amazon Kindle! The book is available in paperback from Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. We hope you will spread the word and support…
Rank this Week: 4398

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Jun 26

    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS

    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS
    Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone | USCIS The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from May 20,…
  • Jun 8

    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers Metro Manchester NH (603) 644-3739 or www.immigrationNH.com
  • Apr 17

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach
    Here is a handy video about the Modified Categorical Approach, which immigration courts use to determine a person's immigration consequences for criminal convictions. Thanks to Professor Maureen Sweeney of The University of Maryland Carey…
Rank this Week: 4960

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Types of Recovery Available to a Florida Commercial Tenant When the Landlord Breaches the Lease

    Types of Recovery Available to a Florida Commercial Tenant When the Landlord Breaches the Lease
    When a commercial landlord breaches under the terms of the lease it executed with a tenant, the tenant has a variety of legal options available to it in order to recover its damages. In a recent Broward County case before the 4th District…
  • Jun 17

    Calculating When the Clock Starts Running on Statutes of Repose in Florida Construction Litigation

    Calculating When the Clock Starts Running on Statutes of Repose in Florida Construction Litigation
    In almost any type of civil litigation, there is a finite period of time during which you are allowed to bring your case to court. Understanding what these periods are, and when they start running, is vitally important so that you do not risk…
  • Jun 12

    Florida Legislator Proposes Changes to E-2 Visa Program

    Florida Legislator Proposes Changes to E-2 Visa Program
    A U.S. Representative from Florida has introduced a bill recently that would alter the standards for qualification for E-2 visas and make it easier for foreign nationals who are business owners in the U.S. to stay in the U.S. permanently. The…
Rank this Week: 1752

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
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
  • Jun 19

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS
    Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world…
  • Jun 10

    Are You Being Served?

    Are You Being Served?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: You frequently mention that the artists are our clients, but aren’t the presenters our clients, too? If an artist is acting unreasonably or is going to do something which we know…
Rank this Week: 3533

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/
  • Jun 25

    USCIS Extends TPS Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

    USCIS Extends TPS Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone
    The Department of Homeland Security designates a country for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) when conditions – such as ongoing armed conflicts or environmental disasters – make it unsafe for those citizens who are…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Nepal
    The Department of Homeland Security today announced that Nepal has been designated for “Temporary Protected Status” due to the 7.8 earthquake that struck the country on April 25 and its aftermath.To qualify, Nepalese nationals…
  • Jun 18

    Global US Visa Issuance Delays Continue

    Global US Visa Issuance Delays Continue
    The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems related to visa issuance at all of the US embassies and consulates. The problem was caused by a hardware failure on June 9, which prevents the…
Rank this Week: 3984

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal
    USCIS has announced that it would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nepal through December 24, 2016. TPS provides relief to individuals whose countries are not safe due to civil unrest, natural disasters, or other…
  • Jun 19

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department
    The U.S. State Department has announced that the Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems with its visa systems, causing delays in printing visas and threatening to require rescheduling some visa interviews. The issue is…
  • Jun 11

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill (S.B. 374) into law June 10, 2015, that requires state agencies in Texas to use the E-Verify system to check that new employees are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify, managed by U.S. Citizenship…
Rank this Week: 3747

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.
    Recently few groups are blaming immigrants for California severe drought and for not helping in the battle against this drought. The truth is that immigrants can actually help fight this disastrous situation because: 1. Most immigrants move…
  • Jun 24

    Department of Homeland Security Designate Nepal for TPS.

    Department of Homeland Security Designate Nepal for TPS.
    WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that…
  • Jun 20

    State Department stop issuing visas around the world due to a computer hardware problem.

    State Department stop issuing visas around the world due to a computer hardware problem.
    The State Department has indicated that they are presently unable to issue any visa due a hardware problem. The issue is affecting the system globally and as such the inability to issue any visa. “The Bureau of Consular affairs is…
Rank this Week: 3730

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4893

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    SEC charges two firms with illegally brokering investments in EB-5 project

    SEC charges two firms with illegally brokering investments in EB-5 project
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two firms with illegally brokering more than $79 million of investments by foreigners seeking U.S. residency.  The charges are the first against brokers handling investments in the…
  • Jun 10

    There is positive movement in the cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investor

    There is positive movement in the cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investor
    The July 2015 Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of State shows positive movement in the May 1, 2015, cutoff date for Chinese EB-5 investors.The cutoff date is now September 1, 2015.  When a new allocation of 10,000 visas…
  • May 18

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important

    Why examination of future viability of EB-5 projects is very important
    Future viability is a concept -- and a concern -- I would like to bring to the EB-5 world.  My friend Michael Gibson's latest report on EB-5 projects around the nation is disturbing and troubling because so many of them are failing or…
Rank this Week: 4807

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: 2835

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Third Anniversary of DACA

    Third Anniversary of DACA
    Dreamers around the country are celebrating the third anniversary of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Announced in 2012, President Obama, through executive order, took the fear of deportation away for…
  • Jun 10

    What's Going on with the DACA/DAPA Lawsuit?

    What's Going on with the DACA/DAPA Lawsuit?
    Immigration policy is complicated enough but it gets even more complicated when a federal lawsuit is involved. So let's take a minute to rundown what's actually happening with the DACA lawsuit currently going through the federal court system.…
  • Jun 9

    Fiancé(e) Visas Part 2: Removing the Conditions and Proving your Marriage

    Fiancé(e) Visas Part 2: Removing the Conditions and Proving your Marriage
    The process of filing a K-1 fiancé(e) visa for a loved one can be a complicated process from beginning to end (for a more in depth view on the initial steps of filing a K-1, please see here). When you apply for adjustment of status in…
Rank this Week: 2686

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jun 24

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa

    Police Reports for K1 Fiance and Marriage Visa
    Does my fiance or spouse need to get a Police Report to get a K1 Fiance or Marriage Visa? The answer is Yes. Every foreign fiancé or spouse who has applied for a K1 Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa must apply for and obtain a police…
  • Jun 15

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course

    Basic Skills of English Pronunciation Course
    Learning to understand English is an important step in the Immigration process. Most if not all immigration proceedings will include an interview of the foreign national and that interview will be conducted in English. Every applicant for a…
  • May 23

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa
    The real advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa is the relatively quick processing time for acquiring the visa. From start to finish, it takes about 6-7 months. By contrast the CR1 Marriage Visa takes 12- 13 months to obtain. The process of…
Rank this Week: 1902

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
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
Rank this Week: 4903

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    California Offers Its Own Brand of Immigration Reform

    California Offers Its Own Brand of Immigration Reform
    Since the summer of 2012, the members of Congress have been unable to come to an agreement on nearly anything related to comprehensive immigration reform. While the nation as a whole continues to wait for the federal government to get its act…
  • Jun 24

    Judge Rules Deported Mother and Daughter Must Return to the United State

    Judge Rules Deported Mother and Daughter Must Return to the United State
    Recently, two Guatemalan nationals, 34-year-old Ana and her 12-year-old daughter, were deported from the United States. According to reports, they were awoken very early in the morning and relocated from their temporary holding in Berks…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Secretary Confirms that Department Will Fight for DACA and DAPA

    DHS Secretary Confirms that Department Will Fight for DACA and DAPA
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mr. Jeh Johnson recently confirmed that his department will continue to fight for the quick implementation of the updated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the new Deferred…
Rank this Week: 2582

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 480

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Jun 23

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action
    Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up…
  • Jun 18

    H-1B Visa Alternative

    H-1B Visa Alternative
    This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the…
  • Jun 11

    Children Born Outside US Can Gain Citizenship Derivatively Through Parent

    Children Born Outside US Can Gain Citizenship Derivatively Through Parent
    When a child is born outside the United States it seems logical that the child would not be granted automatic US citizenship. However, if the child is born to one or two US citizen parents, the child may be granted US citizenship…
Rank this Week: 1799

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
  • Jun 2

    Peek and Toland quoted in Texas Lawyer

    Peek and Toland quoted in Texas Lawyer
    Peek and Toland PLLC partner Stephen Toland is quoted in the June 1 issue of Texas Lawyer on a case regarding fiduciary civil and criminal claims. At Peek and Toland PLLC we provide legal representation to a wide array of clients in criminal…
Rank this Week: 3538

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. answers questions regarding deportation including who can be deported from the United States and what the grounds are for removal proceedings. – having a green card or visa does not mean…
  • Jun 15

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. discusses the legislative update in regards to the court injunction which halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including extended DACA and DAPA. So far the following…
  • Jun 8

    What are the Best Ways to Get a Green Card to Live & Work in the USA?

    What are the Best Ways to Get a Green Card to Live & Work in the USA?
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. answers one of our most frequently asked questions, what are the best ways to get a green card to live and work in the United States? Here are the top 5 most common ways to obtain a green card:…
Rank this Week: 4047

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?
    Every week our office receives multiple phone calls from Georgian families and residents who have fallen on hard times due to the recent economic recession.  For these people, sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the best option they have…
  • Jun 6

    Checklist: Documents for your Bankruptcy Attorney

    Checklist: Documents for your Bankruptcy Attorney
    Many Georgian families have had to make difficult household decisions in order to cope with the recent trying economic times caused by the recession.  From living with one car to downsizing houses to taking on extra jobs, our friends and…
  • Jun 6

    What should I bring to the first meeting with my bankruptcy attorney?

    What should I bring to the first meeting with my bankruptcy attorney?
    Many Georgian families have had to make difficult household decisions in order to cope with the recent trying economic times caused by the recession.  From living with one car to downsizing houses to taking on extra jobs, our friends and…
Rank this Week: 1909

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
  • Jun 17

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card

    USCIS Starts Issuing Approvals and Production of H-4 Spouse EAD Card
    One of the most frequent questions our office gets since and even before May 26, 2015 when the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window opened has been, “How long would it take to get the H-4 Spouse EAD approved?”    Because…
  • Jun 17

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (June 2015)
    Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises.   Our goal is to share any and all…
  • Jun 10

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)

    Current PERM Processing Times (June 1, 2015)
    Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are [...]
Rank this Week: 1298

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

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

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Jun 16

    TN Visa Denied | Steps for Reapplying

    TN Visa Denied | Steps for Reapplying
    TN visas are issued to Canadian and Mexican nationals in order to perform temporary services within the United States for designated professions. In accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN visa permits…
  • Jun 15

    July 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi

    July 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions & Analysi
    The July 2015 Visa Bulletin has officially been released by the United States Department of State and while there are no significant changes for those born in India, we do see a minor movement in the second preference category for China.…
  • May 27

    H4 EAD FAQs | Common H4 EAD Questions Answered

    H4 EAD FAQs | Common H4 EAD Questions Answered
    On May 26, USCIS began accepting applications for H4 dependent spouses to obtain employment authorization. This long awaited change is a relief for nearly 179,000 H4 holders who will be eligible for the benefits of employment. We’ve…
Rank this Week: 1824

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 13

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015
    ABC News:  “NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015.  New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of…
  • Jun 5

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’
    The Daily Caller:  “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year ‘pause’ in global warming: They ‘adjusted’ the hiatus in warming out of the temperature…
  • Jun 5

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank
    New York Times:  “Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker,…
Rank this Week: 4985

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Why It is Especially Important that Connecticut Unmarried Same Sex Partners Adopt Their Children

    Why It is Especially Important that Connecticut Unmarried Same Sex Partners Adopt Their Children
    One of the most common misconceptions that we hear when we are discussing parental rights for same-sex couples with new or prospective clients is their belief that they are the legal parent of a child by virtue of appearing on the birth…
  • Jun 1

    The Marry Month of June

    The Marry Month of June
    We are on the threshold of June, the month traditionally selected by couples to wed, and now seems the perfect time to bring up the topic of marriage.  Freed Marcroft celebrates and advocates for the rights of all people to marry…
  • May 14

    Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)

    Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)
    This post was a family affair – with substantial insights and contribution from Ginna Freed, Meghan’s mother.  As one half of a 45-year marriage, she is widely considered a better resource on the institution than Don Draper.…
Rank this Week: 1659

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for July 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
Rank this Week: 1384

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jun 11

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax
    David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro were recently interviewed by Michelle Schriver from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about a mixed-marriage between a Canadian and American. The analysis was published in the June edition of the…
  • Jun 1

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – May 19th 2015 On the May 19th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and Matt C. Altro, President…
  • May 28

    Lexpert Magazine – Confronting the Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession

    Lexpert Magazine – Confronting the Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession
    In a recent article published in LEXPERT Business of Law, Partner and New York & Ontario Attorney Bonnie L. Altro is quoted with regards to mental health in the legal profession and how she works towards building a culture with work-life…
Rank this Week: 4939

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum
    Matter of A-R-C-G- is a great BIA case that shows that women who are victims of domestic violence outside the U.S. have a chance to escape their persecution by coming to the U.S. and applying for asylum based on persecution of a…
  • Jun 8

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger
    EOIR issued an interim rule with a request for comments amending the DOJ regulations relating to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) by adding two Board member positions, expanding the BIA to 17 members. This rule is effective today.…
  • Jun 8

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee
    Several of the women being held in family detention in Karnes City, Texas, are pregnant. According to the article, the women stated that they learned about their pregnancies after being given a urine test soon after admission, and one of the…
Rank this Week: 2689

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
Rank this Week: 3602

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    How to prepare an immigration relief matrix

    How to prepare an immigration relief matrix
    This is a brief post today -- but I had a great question from a fellow practitioner, and I know it was a problem for me, too, when I first started practicing. This advice applies to immigration court relief, but oddly, is the same (largely)…
  • Jun 2

    BIA - appealing an absentia ruling from immigration court (attorney error)

    BIA - appealing an absentia ruling from immigration court (attorney error)
    I was recently helping a colleague to work through an appeal for a client who came to her with a missed court hearing. Generally, the first line of defense is to file with the original court, and provide evidence that the Court date was not…
  • Jun 1

    Interviewing a Child Witne

    Interviewing a Child Witne
    A touchy subject to be certain. Generally, defense counsel is well acquainted with the challenges of interviewing child victims, and clear safeguards are in place for such occurrences. However, what happens when the only witness to a crime…
Rank this Week: 2609

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jun 2

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care
    During a recent diplomatic visit to Canada made by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, the government of Canada announced that the Philippines was the top source country for new Canadian immigrants in 2014, ousting China and…
  • May 6

    You Can Fight City Hall

    You Can Fight City Hall
    They say you can’t fight city hall. Actually, you can, but it’s not often that you come out a winner, especially if the stakes are high. Given the assets and resources at the government’s disposal, it isn’t really a…
  • Apr 1

    The Fools On The Hill

    The Fools On The Hill
    Typically, April Fool’s pranks are cooked up the night before or the morning of the day itself. Rarely are they a decade in the making. Beginning today, April 1, however, Canadians and non-Canadians working in Canada alike will begin to…
Rank this Week: 1014