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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: 55

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 19

    Detention Watch Network Conference

    Detention Watch Network Conference
    From Detention Watch Network: Register Today for the 10th National Member Conference! The Last day to register is Friday, April 25th! Participate in the DWN and CAMBIO Advocacy: The focus of the advocacy day will be to educate strategic…
  • Apr 19

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open
    From Educators for Fair Consideration: Dear E4FC Family, We are thrilled to announce that E4FC is NOW RECRUITING for our 2014-2015 Outreach, Legal Services and Policy Teams! E4FC invests in developing the concrete skills and leadership…
  • Apr 19

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?
    An article by Julia Preston in the New York Times this week with an eye catching but somewhat misleading headline ("Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years") grabbed the attentiion of immigration watchers. Preston's…
Rank this Week: 110

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    BALCA Discusses Factors for “Professional or Trade Organizations”

    BALCA Discusses Factors for “Professional or Trade Organizations”
    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 “Account Manager.” After receiving & reviewing an…
  • Apr 17

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table
    The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Statistical Table, “Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities” for FY2013 as part of the VISA Office 2013 Report. The table lists two statistics for both the Immigrant and…
  • Apr 16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the first half of FY 2014 (October 1 - March 31) is…
Rank this Week: 142

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

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

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

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
  • Nov 11

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and had held TN visa status. Applicant married a U.S. citizen, and our office assisted the applicant in obtaining a green card, which was issued on a conditional…
Rank this Week: 354

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

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

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy
    Event Organized by The Partnership for a New American Economy and FWD.us I am so honored to be invited to speak on immigration reform issues at an exciting event organized by Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economoy and…
  • Apr 15

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert
    I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Congressman Dave Reichert today organized by the Washington Compact.  The meeting was positive.  I thank One America and Washington Compact for organizing this special meeting and thank…
  • Apr 12

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!
    It was a great honor to be invited to speak on immigration options for startups for the King County Bar Association CLE on Advising Startups. Tahmina’s presentation was well received and was a great success.  Thank you KCBA for the…
Rank this Week: 376

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 457

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: 450

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: 520

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 630

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

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

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

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

    Regional Focus: Europe

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

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
    Publications:Asylum Seekers Left High and Dry in Indonesia (IRIN, April 2014) [text]Boat People, Politics and Humanity (Agora Dialogue, April 2014) [text]Expedited Processing of Asylum Seekers: The Future of Refugee Status Determination in…
Rank this Week: 753

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

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

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
  • Mar 26

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Does a conductor who has been approved for an O-1 visa need to bring the original approval notice to the consulate or will a color scan of the original work? We have been…
Rank this Week: 771

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Apr 13

    DACA renewal procedure information released

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

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

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

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

    FREE DACA Immigration Clinics at Baylor Law School April 1st and 3rd
    April 1, 2014 & April 3, 2014 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Baylor Law School will offer free assistance to immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). When? April 1, 2014 and April 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 791

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 7

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

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

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

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

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

    H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated
    This week, Bill Snyder, a blogger for the anti-H-1B propaganda site Infoworld posted an article attacking Immigration of the Educated.  What is especially interesting about Mr. Snyder’s position is the fact that it…
Rank this Week: 816

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 813

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer…

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers deportation, immigration courts, and naturalization. By Law Offices Of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC.

http://massachusettsimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV
    My immigration law office in Boston was recently contacted by the producers of my favorite reality TV show, 90 Day Fiance. They're working right now on casting for the second season. If you haven't already seen it, then you really should. The…
  • Nov 15

    John Dvorak

    John Dvorak
    The Brazilian community in Massachusetts is well-familiar with immigration attorney John Dvorak. Dvorak had a notorious reputation for shoddy work and for filing employment-based 245(i) green card cases based on bogus employment experience…
  • Oct 30

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer
    Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein has been selected a Super Lawyer, a peer-selected award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. The attorney-led selection process for the Super Lawyer award is multifaceted and…
Rank this Week: 848

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 746

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: 963

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/
  • Feb 28

    What’s Your Family’s Immigration Story?

    What’s Your Family’s Immigration Story?
    Though each family’s immigration story shares the veins of love, making a better life, hoping for the future, and wanting to be together, every family’s story is unique.  No family shares the exact same circumstances,…
  • Oct 23

    Can my fiance’s children accompany her to the United States?

    Can my fiance’s children accompany her to the United States?
    Yes! Once you have petitioned and your fiancé has been approved to submit a K-1 visa application, your fiancé’s children may apply for a K-2 visa in order to travel to the U.S. with her.  To apply for a K-2 visa, you…
  • Oct 16

    What Happens After My Fiance Visa Petition is Approved?

    What Happens After My Fiance Visa Petition is Approved?
    Congratulations on your Fiance Visa Petition approval!  So what’s next? Our clients often ask us what happens after a Fiance Visa Petition is approved. Navigating the petition and visa application process can be confusing and…
Rank this Week: 1007

Immigration & Deportation Law

Immigration & Deportation Law

Covers trends in immigration law with a focus on deportation litigation. By Isaul Verdin.

http://deportlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Silva-Trevino

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Silva-Trevino
    Immigrant rights advocateshave reason to celebrate!  In a move long hoped for by immigration attorneys in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit joined four other circuit courts in holding that…
  • Feb 3

    How to Handle an ICE Hold – A Guide for Detained Immigrant

    How to Handle an ICE Hold – A Guide for Detained Immigrant
    “ICE HOLD.”  If you are not a U.S. citizen, this is probably the scariest thing to see on your arrest paperwork.  However, with the right information, you can know the best way to handle an ICE hold following arrest for…
  • Feb 3

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member
    You may be eligible to get a green card if you are an an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen.  An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen is any spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent of a U.S. citizen (provided…
Rank this Week: 920

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Discusses immigration issues, news and legal developments. By Xiaojuan "Carrie" Huang.

http://www.deimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 1042

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing
    AUTHOR:  Marko C. Maglich. USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing of H-1B petitions subject to the H-1B cap for Fiscal 2015 no later than April 28, 2014.  (See www.uscis.gov).  The annual “cap” on…
Rank this Week: 1295

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 1420

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

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

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

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

    Senator's Saucy Request Roils EB-5 Regional Center

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

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat

    EB-5 Immigration Lawyers Wear Too Many Hat
    The EB-5 employment-creation immigrant investor visa category continues to transcend its chutes-and-ladders early history.  This 24-year-old program -- like many young adults of the same era -- seems at last to be maturing in healthy…
Rank this Week: 1235

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Mar 24

    I stayed abroad after my green card expired. Can I renew my green card?

    I stayed abroad after my green card expired. Can I renew my green card?
    QUESTION: I had a green card as a child. My green card got expired while I was abroad and I didn’t go to the US to renew it because I … Continue reading →
  • Mar 10

    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014

    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014
    Visa Bulletin Update: April 2014 By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the April 2014 … Continue reading →
  • Feb 24

    If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver?

    If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver?
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. Question: If I have a deportation order can I still apply for an I-601A waiver? The … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1117

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa
      We are looking for applicants who may be eligible for Australia’s investment or business development based Subclass 188 visa. If you fit any of the following profiles, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can…
  • Jan 5

    Market Salary – 457 Visa Holders & Applicant

    Market Salary – 457 Visa Holders & Applicant
      One very common question that we get from 457 visa holders is what should I be paid? I can’t tell you the exact amount that you should be paid. However, I can outline how you can determine the salary amount that you should be…
  • Nov 4

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visa

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visa
      This guide will help you determine whether your work experience and qualifications will allow you to apply for one of the eligible Victorian state government sponsored occupations. VIC state sponsorship – eligibility…
Rank this Week: 1157

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Know Before You Go: Affidavit of Support Issue

    Know Before You Go: Affidavit of Support Issue
    For most green card based petitions, the Petitioner (i.e. U.S. citizen or U.S. employer) must file an Affidavit of Support as a sponsor to the beneficiary (intending immigrant). The Affidavit of Support is a contract between the sponsor and…
  • Jan 22

    Canadian Citizen Justin Bieber Arrested: Immigration Consequences?

    Canadian Citizen Justin Bieber Arrested: Immigration Consequences?
    Canadian citizen Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning for Driving Under the Influence, Driving with No Valid Driver's License and Resisting Arrest. Not only will he face possible criminal sanctions, including the possibility of a…
  • Jan 22

    Know Before You Go: Issues for Family Based Marriage Case

    Know Before You Go: Issues for Family Based Marriage Case
    Complex issues can arise for a couple who are citizens of different countries, but want to stay together. Non-Immigrant visas are temporary. A non U.S. citizen who wants to visit their U.S. citizen significant other may run into problems at…
Rank this Week: 1469

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 Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
  • Nov 15

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration
    The Immigration Law Offices of J Craig Fong has many, many clients from the Philippines, both at the Los Angeles office and the Palm Springs office. Last week, the Philippine Islands suffered catastrophic damage from the winds and rain of...
  • Jun 27

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!
    On Tuesday, 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the constitutionally discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may now submit an immigration petition for a same-sex…
Rank this Week: 1489

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: 1179

Salt Lake City Legal News

Salt Lake City Legal News

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, and drug recall news. By Anderson & Young.

http://saltlakecity-injuryattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill
    Tony Yapias says a taco street vendor showed the excitement — and questions — that the estimated 125,000 immigrants who are in Utah illegally have about the new bipartisan immigration-reform bill just introduced in…
  • Apr 18

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame
    A woman may owe quick-acting passers-by for escaping her wrecked minivan before it burst into flames. West Valley City Fire Department spokesman Bob Fitzgerald said the 43-year-old woman’s minivan rolled after being involved in a crash…
  • Apr 5

    Woman hit by car in downtown Salt Lake City upgraded to serious condition

    Woman hit by car in downtown Salt Lake City upgraded to serious condition
    A woman was in serious condition Friday, the day after she was struck in downtown Salt Lake City by a car. Salt Lake City police said the 58-year-old woman was hit while crossing the intersection of 900 S. West Temple … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1243

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 17

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

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

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

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS
    According to a USCIS Update:  “In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year…
  • Apr 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and find us on Yelp!
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Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and family-based immigration law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True

    Obama Administration's Claims About Deportation Data Not Entirely True
    Deportation has long been one of the most controversial subtopics within the already controversial topic of immigration. The Obama administration has made claims that it is only targeting "criminals, gang bangers, [and] people who are hurting…
  • Apr 14

    Updated DACA Renewal Process Expected Soon

    Updated DACA Renewal Process Expected Soon
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program has been updated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the form of a change in the renewal process for the roughly half-million immigrants involved in the…
  • Apr 9

    Accounting Changes Responsible for Obama's Tough Immigration Reputation

    Accounting Changes Responsible for Obama's Tough Immigration Reputation
    President Obama has been called one of the toughest recent presidents as it relates to deporting immigrants who are in the country illegally. Despite the fact that he has implemented such programs as the DACA program, which allows a…
Rank this Week: 2104

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

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

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

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

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

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

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School
    epicurious:  “New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being…
Rank this Week: 2146

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

Provides information on US immigration law for employers and employees. By Hunton & Williams.

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

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

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition
    As widely anticipated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet both the regular cap (65,000) and the advanced degree cap (20,000) for Fiscal Year…
  • Apr 7

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

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

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti who already hold TPS.  TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
Rank this Week: 1820

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

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

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

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

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

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

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 2299

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

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

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?
    As noted in my most recent blog, the Canadian government is proposing to amend the current Citizenship Act in a way that will fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship.  The Strengthening Canadian…
  • Feb 28

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few
    Under the current Citizenship Act, the minister can grant fast-tracked Canadian citizenship to alleviate cases of special and unusual hardship or to reward services of exceptional value to Canada. The minister used this power to make instant…
  • Jan 28

    Time to Change the Rule

    Time to Change the Rule
    I never knew Edna Aldovino. She passed away last August in Toronto. Nonetheless, this blog is dedicated to her memory because Edna’s determination and motherly love are deserving of tribute. Edna was from the Philippines and she came to…
Rank this Week: 1943

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 16

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.
    President Obama on Thursday ordered his Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson,  to review the government’s immigration policies to determine ways to make them more humane, a response, some speculate, to…
  • Mar 13

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.
    When an alien applies for relief from removal, he has to prove eligibility for the relief according to INA § 240(c)(4)(A). For some forms of relief, principally voluntary departure and Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent…
  • Feb 24

    Three pointless things that should stop?

    Three pointless things that should stop?
    Immigration law, as immigration lawyers (and their clients) say often, is quite complex. There are a lot of hoops people have to jump though to get a benefit. Forms on top of forms asking the same things over and over. Fees on top of fees.…
Rank this Week: 2194

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Focuses on immigration issues decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals or within the Third Circuit.

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2148

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to Justia Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 29

    USCIS grant funding for select organizations around the country in order to expand high quality citizenship preparation services.

    USCIS grant funding for select organizations around the country in order to expand high quality citizenship preparation services.
    On the 20th of March, USCIS (U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that they will expand the availability of high quality citizenship preparation services in order to create an opportunity designed to promote immigrant civic…
  • Mar 7

    Jeremy Lin: First-Generation American and NBA Star

    Jeremy Lin: First-Generation American and NBA Star
    After a string of 20-point games, the athlete that shocked and awed audiences with a killer 3-pointer has every New York Knicks fan possessed with "Linsanity." While Jeremy Lin has suddenly morphed into an international star, it seems that…
Rank this Week: 1923

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1787

Questions & Answers About…

Questions & Answers About Immigration to the U.S.

Covers immigration law. By Berd & Klaus PLLC.

http://www.berdklauss.com/questions-answers/
  • Dec 20

    I-94 Retrieval: New Automated Entry System

    I-94 Retrieval: New Automated Entry System
    As of April 2013 most foreign nationals who enter the U.S. will no longer be required to fill out and submit the paper version of Form I-94 when arriving in the U.S. and will not be issued an endorsed Form I-94 by U.S. Customs and Border…
  • Oct 3

    Federal Government Shutdown

    Federal Government Shutdown
    As a result of the government shutdown, there are several disruptions that are expected to affect the processing of immigration cases. Below please find a few of the most prevalent disruptions that have had an immediate impact: 1. The…
  • Sep 6

    How do I sponsor my same sex spouse for a green card?

    How do I sponsor my same sex spouse for a green card?
    On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. As a result, USCIS has been accepting and processing green card applications for same-sex couples. As a result, a U.S. Citizen or Lawful…
Rank this Week: 1944

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/
  • Sep 30

    Is there a culture of anti-Canadian, anti-immigrant attitudes among some U.S. Customs and Border Protection members?

    Is there a culture of anti-Canadian, anti-immigrant attitudes among some U.S. Customs and Border Protection members?
    Recent news articles discuss the attitude of U.S. Customs and Border Protection toward Canadian citizens at ports of entry: Read article: "Nothing worse than a whiny Canadian..." Read article: Watch: Lawsuit alleges U.S. guards discriminate…
  • Sep 13

    Unlawful Presence and Duration of Status (D/S)

    Unlawful Presence and Duration of Status (D/S)
    QUESTION:  I am confused about my case. On 1 April 2003, I entered the US on an F1 visa. The border officer at the airport granted me admission for duration of status (D/S).  My college term started 1 May 2003. That was exactly 1…
  • Jun 18

    Do I have a 5-year bar to the U.S.?

    Do I have a 5-year bar to the U.S.?
    QUESTION: Six months ago, I was asked to withdraw my application to enter the U.S. and my B1 visa was cancelled.  I was told to apply for a different visa.  Then, a month ago I received a job offer from a company in the U.S.  I…
Rank this Week: 1716

Immigration Ramblings

Immigration Ramblings

Provides news and opinions on current US immigration issues and developments. By Franklin W. Nelson.

http://nelsonassociates.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Immigration Opponents Should Really Try to Educate Themselve

    Immigration Opponents Should Really Try to Educate Themselve
    U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and must balance multiple goals, many of which often conflict. To make things even more difficult, piecemeal legislation and special interest lobbying over the years have left numerous provisions on…
  • Jun 7

    For the "enforcement first" or "enforcement only" people

    For the "enforcement first" or "enforcement only" people
    Yesterday, a client of mine had an immigration interview. She is in her 20's and is married to a U.S. citizen. She and her husband were high school sweethearts and still act like newlyweds even though they've been married for more than 2…
  • Jun 7

    Politics for the Potential Immigrant

    Politics for the Potential Immigrant
    You might not believe it considering all the controversy surrounding immigration in the U.S., but we have one of the most—if not the most—wide open and liberal immigration policies in the world. Every year, more than 400,000…
Rank this Week: 1863

Olivie Law Blog

Olivie Law Blog

Covers immigration legal issues, general human rights, refugee rights and immigrant rights. By André Olivie.

http://olivielaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for…
  • Apr 3

    New Website

    New Website
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog. Please find it at to www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
  • Apr 3

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog.  www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 1532