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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 81

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: 120

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 192

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 314

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

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

    Express Entry basic

    Express Entry basic
    The Economic Class programs are no longer ‘first come first serve.’  CIC has created a new process, ‘Express Entry’, to manage the applications for Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and the…
  • Apr 6

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?
    If you provide an email address in your application form, you are allowing CIC to communicate with you by email. Generally speaking email is a great thing for any immigration application.  Email is instant, and letters from CIC can take…
  • Mar 30

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option
    If you are facing removal from Canada, all is not lost.  CIC will likely notify you about a process where you can remain in Canada. PRRA (or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) is a process available to those facing removal from Canada. …
Rank this Week: 360

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

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

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 402

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 413

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: 450

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 30

    Honoring all the men and women, who have died in military service for the United States!

    Honoring all the men and women, who have died in military service for the United States!
    Memorial Day in United States "This weekend, folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill, and taking a well-earned moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. In town squares and national…
  • May 27

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, May 27, 2016

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, May 27, 2016
    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…
  • May 26

    BALCA Reverses Denial, Finding 3 out of 4 Recruitment Steps in Compliance

    BALCA Reverses Denial, Finding 3 out of 4 Recruitment Steps in Compliance
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Battery Engineer.” The CO denied the application stating that…
Rank this Week: 544

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 29

    Handcuffing a criminal defense lawyer in the courtroom must be a last recourse

    Handcuffing a criminal defense lawyer in the courtroom must be a last recourse
    I am cognizant about judges' tough jobs, while also knowing that judges need to know about the above realities of their jobs before accepting the job as a judge. Some judges take the job with a paycut, truly wanting to serve. Others take the…
  • May 29

    On battling like a flowing river, with unblocking, high vibration, zero limits and non-attachment

    On battling like a flowing river, with unblocking, high vibration, zero limits and non-attachment
    Nobody ever said that trial lawyering would be an easy profession. As I have said time and time again, this work is filled with proverbial projectile vomiting, projectile diarrhea, underhandedness by too many prosecutors and police,…
  • May 28

    In praise of dedicated public defender lawyer

    In praise of dedicated public defender lawyer
    Deeply thanking and bowing to Ken Troccoli and all other public defender and court appointed lawyers who pour their blood, sweat and tears into defending their indigent criminal defense clients.
Rank this Week: 688

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
Rank this Week: 723

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 689

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: 680

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 636

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 27

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016
    Discussion: People on the Move in an Era of Climate Change: Obstacles and Opportunities, Oxford, 1 June 2016 [info]- Launch event for the Oxford Climate Migration Network.Seminar: Forced Migration and the Prospects for Transitional Justice in…
  • May 27

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    Publications:"Asylum as a General Principle of International Law," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 1 (March 2015) [free full-text]- Free until the end of July 2016.The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake…
  • May 27

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN
    BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016) [open access]- Includes four thematic papers on "Mental Health Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees."Conflict Trends, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]- Focus is on peace efforts in Africa's Great…
Rank this Week: 819

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
  • May 18

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
    In the immigration community, you commonly hear about Notario's scamming innocent immigrants in the US. Often, the Notario is a not trained in law at all, and for a large sum of money, files the wrong papers and causes no end of trouble for…
Rank this Week: 753

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
  • May 9

    The Petty Offense Exception

    The Petty Offense Exception
    Question: I committed a relatively small crime. Am I now not admissible to the U.S.? Answer: It will depend on what exactly you committed. However, there is what is known as the petty offense exception. Question: What is the petty offense…
Rank this Week: 910

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

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

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 839

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year
    The Washington Post reports that their sources tell them Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") is planning deportation raids beginning in the new year. ICE, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has begun preparing for a…
  • Dec 9

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued their memorandum on December 7, 2015, finding that the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals had erred in failing to grant Mr. Najarro-Portal deferral of removal under the Convention…
  • Nov 27

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"
    Utah immigration activist, Deyvid Morales, 24, is using his often-in-Utah-headlines immigration battles to write free smartphone apps to help fellow undocumented immigrants.His latest one seeks to help "dreamers" — immigrants who, like…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • May 28

    Keeping the Visa Bulletin Retrogressed is not only unfair but immoral.

    Keeping the Visa Bulletin Retrogressed is not only unfair but immoral.
        This June 2016 Visa Bulletin shows a retrogression for India and China of EB2 category of almost 4 years for India.  In May 2016, India was at least in 2008. In June 2016, it is becoming a 12 years behind the…
  • May 28

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.
    With the horrible retrogression on the June 2016 Visa Bulletin for India and China, many have now started looking into EB1 categories where actually the visa number are presently current for both India and China.  There are three EB1…
  • May 27

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.
    Kate Steinle murder has released an uproar against undocumented immigrants and now against ICE (Immigration Custom Enforcement), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In a federal lawsuit, Kate Steinle’s family is suing…
Rank this Week: 1129

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

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: 1080

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 23

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date
    A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the…
  • May 23

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update
    For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory cap for H-1B cap-subject petitions within the first five business days of April. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the cap was reached on April…
  • May 20

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify
    An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant…
Rank this Week: 1133

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
  • Feb 16

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year
    In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities. Undocumented Workforce Benefits…
Rank this Week: 1123

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 1172

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: 1183

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    All about Naturalization

    All about Naturalization
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq., discusses the requirements of naturalization and citizenship. For more information about the N-400 application for naturalization please click here. Overview: There are several reasons why you…
  • May 23

    I-601 Waiver Success Story

    I-601 Waiver Success Story
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses an example of an I-601 Waiver. For more information about waivers of inadmissibility please click here. Overview: An I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility allows…
  • May 16

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center

    All about EB-5 and Regional Center
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., discusses the EB-5 visa program and Regional Center investments. For more information about the EB-5 program please click here. Overview:  What is EB-5? The EB-5 is a visa that allows an…
Rank this Week: 1335

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: 1274

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: 1660

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 2016 is now available.   The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
  • Mar 15

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “Effective May 10, 2016, DHS is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or…
Rank this Week: 1228

Immigration Lawyer For…

Immigration Lawyer For Professionals

Covers immigration law. By Jeffries & Corigliano, LLP.

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

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?
    H1B Transfer Based on Extenuating Circumstances An H-1B transfer may, under certain circumstances that are considered extenuating, be approved for a physician that has been granted a J-1 waiver to practice medicine in an underserved…
  • Jan 25

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:
    HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION WAIVERS One method for a J-1 Physician to obtain a waiver of the foreign residency requirement is to obtain a hardship waiver.  Hardship waivers are based on a showing of exceptional hardship to a qualifying…
  • Feb 24

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent
    Finally!  The DHS has announced that starting May 26 of this year certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible for EAD’s. This is a tremendous benefit and will undoubtedly provide great flexibility and opportunities for many…
Rank this Week: 1583

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 1227

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: 1245

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travelers who do not have an eTA can board their…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa for entrance to Canada. The eTA…
Rank this Week: 1215

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    My blog has been moved to the following…

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

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

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

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

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
Rank this Week: 1611

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

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

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

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

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

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

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 1241

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 30

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?
    When deciding to file a petition for an E2 work visa, it’s important to be aware of the key E2 visa requirements for investors and individual guidelines. USCIS defines an E-2 investment as “the investor’s placing of capital,…
  • May 25

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step
    Obtaining an O-1 Visa can be a difficult process and the qualifications required make the petitioning deliberation very selective. As such, the typical three (3)-year time allotment may not be enough time to complete your contract. Should…
  • May 23

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic
    As a foreign investor, before filing a petition to establish a new business venture, or purchase a pre-existing business in the U.S. you must first consider your E2 visa investment amount along with other requirements. E2 treaty investor…
Rank this Week: 1800

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/
  • May 23

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016
    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive…
  • May 10

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney

    The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney
    Powers Law Group, P.C. May 10, 2016 By Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers When applying for asylum it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney guide the applicant through the process. The asylum process…
  • May 6

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016

    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016
    STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016 is the date the new STEM OPT regulation takes effect. The new STEM OPT rule allows  F-1 students with degrees in approved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…
Rank this Week: 2506

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: 2414

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 17

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa
    Large age differences between a couple who are applying for a K1 Fiance Visa can become an issue in the application process. Based on my experience, I would say that an age difference of 10 years or less is not an issue at…
  • Mar 9

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied

    What to do when your K1 Fiance Visa is denied
    K1 Fiance visas can be denied at either the USCIS level or later at the US Embassy. In either case, a denial suggest that something is wrong with your application and you will likely need professional help to fix the problem. K1…
  • Feb 22

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa

    Working while on a K1 Fiance Visa
    After entering the US on a K1 Fiance Visa, you can apply for permission to work. You must file form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Once approved, you will be authorized to work for only a period of 90 days from the date that…
Rank this Week: 1845

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 16

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration, United States v. Texas. During oral arguments, it appeared from the questioning that the eight justices on the…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

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

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update
    The lawsuit regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has been making its way through the federal court system for over a year now. Just this week, a new development in the lawsuit took place. Below is a brief history…
Rank this Week: 2595

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
  • Apr 26

    My Gift to You

    My Gift to You
    I understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with U.S. immigration issues.  I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. But you are not alone.  I’m here to help. Together we will go over your unique…
Rank this Week: 2331

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?

    Why was nothing done about the South Dakota beef packing plant meltdown?
    Source:  Dakota Free PressAmong the unsolved mysteries of South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal is how $167 million in state subsidies and private capital, including $95 million in EB-5 visa investment money, could have disappeared into…
  • Apr 16

    Vermont Service Center meltdown

    Vermont Service Center meltdown
    I guess I have decided to wait and see what happens, but there have been a deluge of call regarding the SEC investigation of Jay Peak Resorts and the Vermont regional center.Let's just try to do the best we can.Boyd Campbell
  • Apr 14

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation

    SEC freezes assets of ski resort amid fraud allegation
    Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a Vermont-based ski resort and related businesses allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through…
Rank this Week: 2303

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 4

    EOIR: How We Got Here

    EOIR: How We Got Here
    The backlog of immigration cases pending before judges nationally is currently hovering at around 500,000. In Houston, Texas alone that number is around 40,000. There are enough reasons to go around for those high tallies, including…
  • Mar 21

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?
    President Barack Obama nominated Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. If (and given Congressional…
  • Mar 4

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?

    A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?
    Anyone who has ever interacted with a three-year old child is aware that they are dealing with an immature and undeveloped child, legally and morally unaccountable as a result of their young and underdeveloped brain. Nearly everyone that is,…
Rank this Week: 2539