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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
  • May 19

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: May 19, 2017

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: May 19, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to U.S. immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes in U.S.…
  • May 19

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 19, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 19, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
  • May 16

    Inside the Effect of the H-1B Visa

    Inside the Effect of the H-1B Visa
    The H-1B Visa: A Short History In the 1950s, the United States initiated the H-1B visa program, which allows foreign workers to obtain employment in the US. The “Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1990” made changes to the…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 35

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 60

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • May 3

    USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petition

    USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petition
    USCIS announced that it has completed data entry of all FY2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected.
  • Apr 18

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?
    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American.” In the “Hire American” portion of the order, Trump announced he was directing DOL, DOJ, DHS, and DOS to review the…
  • Apr 18

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order “Buy American and Hire American.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) observed that while today’s announcement reflects the…
Rank this Week: 111

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 15

    Sponsoring Children for permanent residence in Canada when Custody is an Issue

    Sponsoring Children for permanent residence in Canada when Custody is an Issue
    The Challenge of Sponsoring Children for permanent residence in Canada (or Using Humanitarian and Compassionate arguments)  when Custody Is An Issue Sponsorship of children under the family class requires a parental relationship.…
  • May 1

    Canada Border Service Agency – Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre

    Canada Border Service Agency – Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre
    Canada Border Service Agency – The Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre (GTEC) A base of operations for the Canada Border Service Agency is The Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre (GTEC), located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga…
  • Apr 9

    Claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-US border

    Claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-US border
    Are you contemplating claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-USA border? Since the November 2016 election in the United States of America (USA) we have seen an increase of calls from people in the United States who wish to claim Refugee…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 266

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: 318

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/
  • May 22

    Thematic Focus: Solution

    Thematic Focus: Solution
    Event & opportunity:Webinar: Building an Evidence Base to Support Refugee Resettlement, 24 May 2017 [info]Course: Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of (Re)Settlement, CFMS Summer Institute, 1-11 August 2017 [info]- Apply by 2…
  • May 22

    News: New Edition of the Global Report on Internal Displacement

    News: New Edition of the Global Report on Internal Displacement
    The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement has been published. Here is the blurb:"The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2017) presents the latest data and trends of internal displacement by conflict and disasters…
  • May 19

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General: A Strong Reformist Agenda in Difficult Times (EPRS, May 2017) [text]A Double Message about Safety and Security for Field Research: “Protection is Crucial” and…
Rank this Week: 916

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the E-2 visa option for franchisees with Sheila Purim the co-founder of Franchise Wizard, a consulting service that helps entrepreneurs connect with franchisors. The E-2 treaty investor visa…
  • May 15

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the non-immigrant visa waiver process for individuals who are ineligible to obtain a non-immigrant visa (such as a tourist visa or work visa) due to previous immigration violations such as an…
  • May 1

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study
    In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick explains the potential problems that may arise when an immigrant who has overstayed the Visa Waiver Program later applies for adjustment of status based on their marriage to a US citizen. In this case…
Rank this Week: 4989

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: 4314

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 22

    How Social Media can affect the Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa proce

    How Social Media can affect the Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa proce
    Many people have taken to various forms of social media to share pictures and provide information about themselves. In some cases, its used to communicate directly with another person. Unlike emails and phone calls, a record of your…
  • May 13

    New Required Edition Of The I-129F Petition For Alien Relative

    New Required Edition Of The I-129F Petition For Alien Relative
    Applying for a K1 Fiance Visa starts with the filing of form I-129f Petition for Alien fiancé(e). Starting June 9, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 04/10/17 edition of the I-129f form. This new form is more extensive…
  • Feb 6

    K2 Visas for the Children of a K1 Fiance

    K2 Visas for the Children of a K1 Fiance
    US Immigration provides visas for the children of an approved fiancé when requested. These visas are known as K2 Visas. K2 visas are “derivative visas” to the K1 Fiance Visa. In plain English, visas for the…
Rank this Week: 2045

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
  • May 22

    Latinos and Muslims: We're In The Same Fight

    Latinos and Muslims: We're In The Same Fight
    We have proudly served immigrants from over 115 countries and counting. But two of these groups have been very visibly targeted for years, and certainly under the current administration: Muslims and Latinos. As I wrote over a year ago when…
  • May 17

    Make Sure You're Not Accidentally Registered To Vote

    Make Sure You're Not Accidentally Registered To Vote
    Make sure you're not accidentally registered to vote if you're not a citizen.On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to create a new Commission for Election Integrity. Vice-chaired by notorious anti-immigrant Kris Kobach…
  • Apr 24

    Explaining The Muslim Ban to Federal Judge

    Explaining The Muslim Ban to Federal Judge
    I work with a bunch of amazing lawyers.One of the challenges to the #MuslimBan 2.0 is pending in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. A group of 302 lawyers across 25 airports signed on to an amicus brief ("friend of the court") to…
Rank this Week: 5160

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 22

    U.S. Considers NAFTA Renegotiation

    U.S. Considers NAFTA Renegotiation
    Those on TN “visas” and the employers who rely on them can breathe a sigh of relief— for now. While President Donald Trump has issued his recent notice to Congress of his intent to begin the process of renegotiating NAFTA,…
  • May 22

    Ninth Circuit Hears Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban Again

    Ninth Circuit Hears Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban Again
    President Donald Trump’s own statements and deference to the Executive regarding travel ban Executive Orders are again the focus of oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. On May 15, 2017, in State of…
  • May 16

    Fearing Rejection in U.S., Asylum Seekers Head to Canada

    Fearing Rejection in U.S., Asylum Seekers Head to Canada
    Canada will see a great deal more asylum applications this year as the Trump Administration shows signs of tightening U.S. asylum procedures. Asylum seekers to the U.S. face about a 50-50 chance of rejection if they receive an asylum hearing…
Rank this Week: 3436

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • May 22

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day
    President Donald Trump gave his “warmest wishes” to Cuban Americans on the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban republic and promised to help Cubans on the island gain a government that respects democracy. His statement did…
  • May 19

    First Cuban Commerce Convention Wraps Up

    First Cuban Commerce Convention Wraps Up
    The 1st Convention on Commerce, Cuba-2017,  ( I Convención de Comercio, Cuba 2017) wraps today in Havana, marking the first convention of its kind to take place on the island. The convention occurred less than a year after…
  • May 18

    Trump Won’t Announce Changes in Cuba Policy

    Trump Won’t Announce Changes in Cuba Policy
    Four months after he was sworn in, President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his vow to undo former President Barack Obama’s Cuba policies. After much anticipation that an announcement on changes will be made this week, Trump has…
Rank this Week: 1810

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/
  • May 22

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, May 26, 2017

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, May 26, 2017
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • May 19

    Undocumented Immigrants – Weekly List of Top News Stories!

    Undocumented Immigrants – Weekly List of Top News Stories!
    List of Top News Stories from the last two weeks related to Undocumented Immigrants: BBC News (BBC.com), 5/18/17: ICE arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants rose by 38% in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, according…
  • May 18

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – Alabama, Alaska & Arizona

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – Alabama, Alaska & Arizona
    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 sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets…
Rank this Week: 847

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her
    Last September 2016, I blogged about Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby's killing of unarmed Terence Crutcher. Video footage of the incident is here. Subsequently, officer Shelby was brought to trial on a manslaughter charge for her killing of…
  • May 20

    DWI defense – Determining guilt or innocence is not a cookbook exercise

    DWI defense – Determining guilt or innocence is not a cookbook exercise
    During some DWI bench trials, it appears that judges are using a piece of paper to check off information about the defendant's purported performance on the junk science field sobriety tests. I hope that no judges are using a pre-printed…
  • May 19

    The persuasive and fighting power of diffusing and de-escalating tense situation

    The persuasive and fighting power of diffusing and de-escalating tense situation
    Recently, I was minding my own business, waiting for my client in the hallway of the Fairfax County jail's attorneys visiting section. Then I heard commotion where three meeting rooms away from mine, an inmate was ranting and raving at his…
Rank this Week: 751

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 2850

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 21

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.
    It has been a while since I have blogged. My apologies. Between executive orders and all the other shenanigans (if high crimes and misdemeanors are shenanigans), I have been distracted. Having not been to a demonstration since I was 16 years…
  • Jan 29

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.
    On Friday afternoon, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring citizens of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, who are not also United States citizens, from entering the United States, initially for 90 days. People…
  • Jan 2

    The USCIS fee increase inanity

    The USCIS fee increase inanity
    USCIS ushered out the old year and welcomed the new in some bizarre moves regarding fees and forms. At the end of October, USCIS announced that fees would go up on December 23, 2016.  The announcement indicated that the fee applied to…
Rank this Week: 4681

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/
  • May 19

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder
    Increasingly, we find that we are answering questions from  entrepreneurial souls who want to start their own businesses to market their great ideas but are hobbled in their goals due to the severe restrictions placed on certain visa…
  • Apr 12

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!
    Although this may seem unfathomable to most in the U.S, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun a routine process of inspecting electronic devices of ALL incoming passengers. Yes that also includes US Citizens and Lawful Permanent…
  • Feb 6

    Employer’s Guide to H-1B Visa Filing in Uncertain Time

    Employer’s Guide to H-1B Visa Filing in Uncertain Time
    The recent spurt of Executive Orders and speculations that the current Administration plans to severely curtail the availability of H-1B visas even further than has been the case in the last few years has caused much consternation and fear in…
Rank this Week: 3664

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1650

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • May 19

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55
    The immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP have handled many applications for naturalization for our clients in the Los Angeles area as well as the Coachella Valley area. I have always chuckled about Question # 22:  “Have you…
  • May 11

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)
    Within his first 100 days in office, President Trump has signed more executive orders than his three most recent predecessors.  For immigrants, the executive order that should cause the highest level of concern was signed on January 25,…
  • Oct 17

    Many DACA Cases Running Late

    Many DACA Cases Running Late
      The law office of Fong & Aquino has noticed that many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals are taking a very long time.  Cases in Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs are taking over six months.  We…
Rank this Week: 4496

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1944

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3495

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/
  • May 18

    EB2 Green Card Cost | Filing Fees, Premium Processing

    EB2 Green Card Cost | Filing Fees, Premium Processing
    Getting an EB2 green card has several advantages in that most of the final action dates are current and applicants can self-petition if they can obtain a National Interest Waiver. But what about the EB2 green card cost? In this ……
  • May 16

    E-2 Visa to Green Card Option

    E-2 Visa to Green Card Option
    E-2 investor visa is an attractive option for foreign nationals to invest in and work for a business in the United States. While obtaining an E-2 investor visa does not directly grant applicants U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card), there…
  • May 15

    L1 Visa Interview Experience | Required Documents & Sample Question

    L1 Visa Interview Experience | Required Documents & Sample Question
    For multinational companies that have business ties to the U.S., there is no better visa to get your employees overseas than the L1 visa. With a host of advantages, it’s no wonder why the L1 is one of the first choices ……
Rank this Week: 1422

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Blog

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.rabinowitzrabinowitz.com/blog/
  • May 17

    The CRS Issues Report on Sanctuary Citie

    The CRS Issues Report on Sanctuary Citie
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report on sanctuary cities, addressing the issue of how to define a sanctuary city, specific limitations that states and localities have placed on immigration enforcement activity, and…
  • Apr 19

    Two courts enjoin President Trump’s modified executive order

    Two courts enjoin President Trump’s modified executive order
    President Trump issued a new executive order on March 6, 2017 blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. Nine days later on March 15, 2017, a federal court in Hawaii issued an order enjoining the…
  • Mar 3

    USCIS Announces Suspension of H-1B Petition Premium Processing

    USCIS Announces Suspension of H-1B Petition Premium Processing
    In a surprise announcement on March 3, 2017, USCIS advised that it will suspend its premium processing service for all H-1B petitions starting April 3, 2017.  April 3, 2017 is the earliest date that U.S. employers can file cap subject…
Rank this Week: 1747

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • May 16

    How To Apply for a Canadian Work Visa

    How To Apply for a Canadian Work Visa
    How Do I Apply For a Canada Work Permit? To apply for a work permit before coming to Canada you will need to go to the visa office in your country. You can apply from within the country but only if you meet specific guidelines. You…
  • May 13

    Canada Immigrant Dependent Age Increases from 19 to 21

    Canada Immigrant Dependent Age Increases from 19 to 21
    Effective October 24, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase the immigrant dependent age from 19 to 21. The age increase will provide significant benefits: immigrant dependents will be able to…
  • May 5

    Canada Ends 2-Year Spousal Sponsor Rule

    Canada Ends 2-Year Spousal Sponsor Rule
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has ended the requirement that sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents were required to live with their sponsor for 2 years prior to receiving permanent…
Rank this Week: 3361

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 16

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie
    One of my favorite immigration topics is the EB-1 extraordinary worker green card. The great part of this is that it is a law which permits a foreign national to sponsor themselves for a green card. No American sponsor is necessary and no one…
  • May 2

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap
    Within the first 5 days of April 2017 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the annual 85,000 H-1B visa cap. Although, USCIS did not make the number of applications received public, the…
  • Apr 24

    USA-Mexico Border: Immigration Enforcement

    USA-Mexico Border: Immigration Enforcement
    The attached video is from my live broadcast at the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico on April 23.2017. This Houston immigration lawyer discusses immigration enforcement and some changes under the Trump administration. In particular, I…
Rank this Week: 3681

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 16

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney
    This blog discussed the importance of understanding multi-jurisdictional powers of attorney for Canadians who travel between Canada and the US. The post The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney appeared first on Altro Levy…
  • May 11

    Americans in Canada: Taxation of Principal Residence at Death

    Americans in Canada: Taxation of Principal Residence at Death
    I’m an American living in Canada: how will my principal residence be taxed when I die? The post Americans in Canada: Taxation of Principal Residence at Death appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Apr 21

    If I die, my spouse will get everything

    If I die, my spouse will get everything
    This blog outlines the consequences of dying without a Will in Ontario and whether and how much a spouse will inherit under Ontario law. The post If I die, my spouse will get everything appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 4725

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • May 15

    EB1 Requirement

    EB1 Requirement
    Documentation for EB1 Requirements The EB1A green card is for aliens of extraordinary ability engaged in the arts, sciences, business, education or athletics. Many scientists, post docs, and PhD students utilize the EB1A category to self…
  • Apr 26

    Athlete Visa and Athlete Green Card Option

    Athlete Visa and Athlete Green Card Option
    For foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States to work or perform as an athlete in sports like football, basketball, hockey, MMA, tennis, golf or in other competitions, there are several different visa and green card options to…
  • Jan 25

    Trump Visa – Trump Green Card

    Trump Visa – Trump Green Card
    President Trump has been in office for less than one week yet he has already followed through with many of his campaign promises that relate to immigration such as building a wall along our southern border with Mexico and temporarily halting…
Rank this Week: 5157

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: 3738

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Kushner & Trump and the EB-5 Regional Center Extension

    Kushner & Trump and the EB-5 Regional Center Extension
    First things first, the EB-5 Regional Center program has been extended until September 30, 2017 as part of a larger federal budget extension. And as we’ve pointed out previously (but bears repeating), the extension affects the Regional…
  • Feb 9

    EB-5 Impending Change

    EB-5 Impending Change
      Given all the turmoil with the new executive orders from the new administration in 2017 — along with the rumors of unsigned executive orders and proposed bills floating around — we’ve been trying to wait for some of…
  • Aug 30

    Worldwide Passports for Sale

    Worldwide Passports for Sale
      We essentially focus on US based immigration.  People who want to come into the United States to invest and set up businesses primarily. It’s interesting to see what other countries are doing in this regard.  The US is…
Rank this Week: 1087

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • May 10

    Alternatives to the H-1B Visa for Workers and Companie

    Alternatives to the H-1B Visa for Workers and Companie
    At around this time of the year, there is a split among foreign nationals and U.S. companies. Approximately one-third of them are celebrating the fact that their H-1B petitions were selected in the lottery, and the remaining two-thirds are…
  • Mar 27

    The H-1B Lottery Starts Next Week – Are You Ready?

    The H-1B Lottery Starts Next Week – Are You Ready?
    Next week, USCIS will begin to accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for the 2018 fiscal year.  Many immigration law firms, U.S. businesses, and foreign nationals have been preparing their petitions for several weeks in anticipation of the…
  • Mar 13

    Federal Judges Stop President Trump’s Second Travel Ban

    Federal Judges Stop President Trump’s Second Travel Ban
    In the wake of the Circuit Court panel upholding the stay on the implementation of his first executive order, President Trump issued a new order that was specifically drafted to survive the court’s scrutiny.  The biggest…
Rank this Week: 2111

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/
  • May 10

    June 2017 Visa Bulletin—Significant EB-1 Retrogression for China and India

    June 2017 Visa Bulletin—Significant EB-1 Retrogression for China and India
    The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary…
  • May 9

    The Future of the H-1B Visa Program Under The Trump Administration

    The Future of the H-1B Visa Program Under The Trump Administration
    There has been a flurry of activity and uncertainty related to immigration issues since President Trump took office. Hunton & Williams partners Adam Rosser and Emily Burkhardt Vicente discuss the concerns faced by the business community…
  • Apr 17

    FY2018 H-1B Lottery Held for 199,000 Petition

    FY2018 H-1B Lottery Held for 199,000 Petition
    The USCIS received 199,000 petitions for the FY-2018 H-1B visas that will become available on October 1, 2017.  The lottery was held on April 11, 2017, for both the master’s cap cases (20,000 H-1B visas) and the regular cap cases…
Rank this Week: 4238

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

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

    Hire a qualified Immigration Attorney and Deportation Lawyer

    Hire a qualified Immigration Attorney and Deportation Lawyer
    Hiring a Deportation Attorney is Critical to the Success of the Case   Hiring a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney is critical to the successful outcome of your case. Immigration Law is changing all the time. What used to be the law is no…
  • May 8

    BIA Says Noncitizens Who Assist in Persecution Need Not Have a Persecutory Motive to Be Subject to the Persecutor Bar

    BIA Says Noncitizens Who Assist in Persecution Need Not Have a Persecutory Motive to Be Subject to the Persecutor Bar
    In a precedent decision issued today, the BIA held that the persecutor bar in INA §241(b)(3)(B)(i) applies to a noncitizen who assists or otherwise participates in the persecution of an individual because of that person’s race,…
  • May 1

    Virgina Ct. Says Burglary NOT aggravated felon

    Virgina Ct. Says Burglary NOT aggravated felon
    The Fourth Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that the offense of statutory burglary in Virginia does not constitute an aggravated felony under the categorical approach for purposes of immigration law.Filed under: best…
Rank this Week: 2937

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/
Rank this Week: 3262

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 5

    Married to a U.S. Citizen? You Might Be Able to Adjust to Legal Status without Leaving the Country

    Married to a U.S. Citizen? You Might Be Able to Adjust to Legal Status without Leaving the Country
    One way to Adjust Status to permanent residence status in the United States is by marriage to a U.S. Citizen.  Through adjustment of status, an undocumented person may achieve permanent residence status without returning to his/her…
  • Apr 24

    Immigrants – Know Your Rights if Department of Homeland Security / ICE Comes to Your Home

    Immigrants – Know Your Rights if Department of Homeland Security / ICE Comes to Your Home
    If you are undocumented and approached by Law Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE or other Immigration Officials – you do have certain rights.  If encountered at home, you do not have to open the door unless the…
  • Apr 17

    Policy Memo from Attorney General Jeff Session

    Policy Memo from Attorney General Jeff Session
    On April 11, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors titled “Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement,” in which he directs federal prosecutors to enforce the criminal laws…
Rank this Week: 2934

Florida Immigration Law Blog

Florida Immigration Law Blog

By Colombo & Hurd, PL.

http://www.colombohurdlaw.com/news-articles/
Rank this Week: 1799

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy- Voluntary Repayment Plan for Individuals with Regular Income

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy- Voluntary Repayment Plan for Individuals with Regular Income
    [DISCLAIMER: This may be considered attorney advertising] When many people think about Bankruptcy, they are thinking about liquidation, also known as chapter 7 bankruptcy, and all the worries about exemptions that come with it. Many common…
  • Nov 17

    4 Tips for Finding an Attorney in Wisconsin

    4 Tips for Finding an Attorney in Wisconsin
    Finding an attorney in Wisconsin is easy. Finding the best attorney for your specific legal issue, however, can be quite difficult unless you know what to look for. If you follow these tips, you should have a better chance of finding your…
  • Nov 4

    Posner’s Reflections on Judging: A Discussion of Legal Style

    Posner’s Reflections on Judging: A Discussion of Legal Style
    While immersing myself  in Judge Posner’s Reflections on Judging, again I found myself interested in his discussion on the differences between the concepts of legal realism and legal formalism. In this reading, Judge Posner…
Rank this Week: 1985

New York Traffic Ticket Attorney…

New York Traffic Ticket Attorney Blog

Covers immigration and injury and accident law. By The Claro Law Firm.

http://www.newyorktrafficattorneys.net/
  • Apr 28

    NYS DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment

    NYS DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment
    The Unsuspecting Victim. Marie knew it was personal, that officer always stared her down when she dropped her kids off at the elementary school. Officer Smith had always held a grudge against her husband for losing the baseball championship…
  • Apr 21

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA
    Imagine yourself for a moment planning a night out with someone special. Instead of the night turning out how you had planned, the evening ends with you being forced to walk across the border into Mexico with nothing – just the clothes…
  • Apr 14

    Can My Same Sex Partner Sponsor My Green Card?

    Can My Same Sex Partner Sponsor My Green Card?
    On April 13, 2013, governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the Court of Appeals. She made history as the first female African American appointed to the highest New York court. Her legacy will forever be etched in the words she…
Rank this Week: 1872

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Derecogniton of ACICS by U.S. Department of Education, and its effect on international F and M student

    Derecogniton of ACICS by U.S. Department of Education, and its effect on international F and M student
    On December 12, 2016, The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will derecognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This will have immediate effect on foreign students who…
  • Apr 4

    USCIS zooms in on H-1B petitions for computer occupation

    USCIS zooms in on H-1B petitions for computer occupation
    On March 31, 2017, USCIS rescinded a memorandum from December 22, 2000, called “Guidance memo on H-1B computer related positions.”  According to USCIS rescinding this 2000 memorandum will prevent inconsistencies because it…
  • Mar 6

    President Trump Reissued the Order Suspending Entry for 90 Day

    President Trump Reissued the Order Suspending Entry for 90 Day
    President Trump today signed a new Executive Order, explaining the reasons to suspend admission of foreign nationals from certain countries.  The Order, entitled Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The…
Rank this Week: 1512

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
Rank this Week: 2709

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 19

    May 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    May 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: May 2017 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except India…
  • Apr 12

    DOJ Cautions Employers Seeking H-1B Employees Not to Discriminate Against U.S. Worker

    DOJ Cautions Employers Seeking H-1B Employees Not to Discriminate Against U.S. Worker
    The Justice Department cautioned employers filing H-1B petitions not to discriminate against U.S. workers. The warning came as the federal government began accepting employers’ H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year. The H-1B…
  • Apr 12

    Putting American Workers First: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse

    Putting American Workers First: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse
    UCSIS recently announced that it will restructure the focus of H-1B site visits. The H-1B visa is an employment based visa in which the employer petitions USCIS to grant lawful status for the purposes of work on the behalf of the employee.…
Rank this Week: 4022

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    15 Signs Your Spouse Has Checked Out of the Marriage

    15 Signs Your Spouse Has Checked Out of the Marriage
    All marriages go through ups and downs and highs and lows. After all, living with another person, meshing your lives together, is not always easy, no matter how much you love one another. Particularly when you have children, you can get so…
  • Feb 1

    New Florida Bill on Custody

    New Florida Bill on Custody
    A bill has been filed Jan. 30 that could bring about a major change in how the state and courts handle the mission of enhancing parenting time-sharing opportunities. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed Senate Bill 590, which his office…
  • Jan 18

    15 Mistakes Many Women Make in a Divorce

    15 Mistakes Many Women Make in a Divorce
    Some have likened divorce to the psychological equivalent of a triple bypass—painful, complicated, and with a difficult recovery period. Because many of those who go through a divorce are in an intensely emotional state, mistakes can be…
Rank this Week: 1596

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Does your client have a right to see the evidence against him? (Criminal)

    Does your client have a right to see the evidence against him? (Criminal)
    Part of the job of a good defense attorney is to fight. Not random gestures aimed at demons and ghosts, but rather concerted efforts to prevent our clients from being trampled by the well intentioned bootheels of the prosecutorial beasties. …
  • Apr 18

    The difference between "credible fear" and "reasonable fear" interviews by ICE/DHS

    The difference between "credible fear" and "reasonable fear" interviews by ICE/DHS
    From time to time we run into this question -- what is the difference between there two types of interviews? A recent question asked on an immigration board, to which we belong, is typical: I have a detained client who received a positive…
  • Apr 2

    Drug use and the I-485

    Drug use and the I-485
    Section 3 of the I-485 -- asking about drugs.I had a chance to help a fellow practitioner the other day, and I thought I would share his question so others might benefit, too! You do a ton of litigation, and I also know you are…
Rank this Week: 2101

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Information on immigration for individuals and businesses.

http://pobjeckylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Visas for Teacher

    Visas for Teacher
    VISAS FOR TEACHERS Spring flowers are being replaced with April showers, and the children are restless.  As summer nears, many public schools will need to replenish their workforce.  With a shortage of qualified teachers in many…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

    Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?
    For people eager to become citizens, there are plenty of legal hurdles to pass, but one of the final tests on the path to citizenship is a test of 10 questions known as the Civics Test. If you were actually taking the test, it is not in a…
  • Aug 24

    4 Immigration Scams to Be Aware Of

    4 Immigration Scams to Be Aware Of
    There are a number of common scams inflicted on innocent immigrants every year. One example occurred in Florida is when Josefa Siverio stole checks and money orders that hopeful applicants paid. The applications were ultimately denied when…
Rank this Week: 1746