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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 18

    A Bird's Eye View of the Oral Argument Before the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United State

    A Bird's Eye View of the Oral Argument Before the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United State
    Nicholas Espiritu of the National Immigration Law Center late yesterday provided this blog report on the oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United States: : This morning, the line to get...
  • Apr 17

    Law Students Help Detained Immigrant Families in Karne

    Law Students Help Detained Immigrant Families in Karne
    I want to give a shout out to students in the UC Davis School of Law Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO) who traveled to San Antonio, Texas during spring break to provide support and assistance for immigrant women and children...
  • Apr 17

    Audio to Fifth Circuit Argument in Texas v. United States.

    Audio to Fifth Circuit Argument in Texas v. United States.
    Here is the audio to the argument earlier today on the U.S. government's motion to the Fifth Circuit to stay the preliminary injunction entered by the district court in Texas v. United States. Here is a Los Angeles Times story...
Rank this Week: 48

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
    Asylum for the Jews of France? (The Asylumist, April 2015) [text]Asylum Procedures in the EU (EPRS, April 2015) [text]EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case (Migration Information Source,…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria
    Ad-hoc Query on "the Application of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in Syrian Asylum Cases" (European Migration Network, Dec. 2014) [text]Conflict, Famine, Refugees, and IDPs: A Perfect Storm in Yemen? (Future Development Blog, April…
Rank this Week: 95

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 236

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: 270

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Apr 8

    Immigration Howling, Hope, Hype and Hodgepodge: USCIS’s New L-1B Memo

    Immigration Howling, Hope, Hype and Hodgepodge: USCIS’s New L-1B Memo
    Social media flamed with expressions of outrage, relief and tepid optimism ever since President Obama announced on March 23, 2015 the release of long-awaited  policy guidance on a key temporary worker visa category:…
  • Feb 9

    Immigration on a Clean Slate: Game-Changing Proposals on Visa Modernization

    Immigration on a Clean Slate: Game-Changing Proposals on Visa Modernization
    Terabytes of text have already been generated in the course of extolling or excoriating President Obama for his November 20 Executive Actions on Immigration.  The prolific foaming of bloviating mouths has mostly been prompted by the…
  • Dec 30

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award
    With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony.  Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce…
Rank this Week: 300

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Stanford Phds Say Renewable Energy Won’t Work

    Stanford Phds Say Renewable Energy Won’t Work
    The A Register:  “Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that renewables will never permit the human race to cut CO2 emissions…
  • Oct 11

    The Law-School Scam

    The Law-School Scam
    The Atlantic:  “For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare. . . . lorida Coastal is one of three law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 464

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: 576

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 17

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 17, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, April 17, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Apr 16

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 27

    USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 27
    On Monday, April 27, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2016 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals…
  • Apr 15

    Visa Bulletin - May 2015

    Visa Bulletin - May 2015
    The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin. Click here to view the May 2015 Visa Bulletin As projected by the U.S. Department of State, the May 2015 Visa Bulletin shows the EB2 date for nationals from India moved from…
Rank this Week: 720

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
  • Apr 1

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?
    The current government is preoccupied with streamlining processes and reducing backlongs.  One backlog relates to removing persons who have been ordered deported.  Attempts at making it easier to remove person have involved changing…
Rank this Week: 628

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

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

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

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

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

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

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

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
Rank this Week: 625

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: 882

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 2

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.
    Currently the law allows students who graduate from a Texas High School and who have lived in Texas for 3 years to attend a Texas college or university at the in-state tuition rate. Texas led the nation by enacting this law in 2001 with…
  • Mar 11

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?
    One way to meet the educational requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is by graduating from a U.S. high school, but there are other ways to qualify: Obtain a certificate of completion from high school; Obtain a…
  • Mar 6

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic is accepting applications for appointments to our Spring DACA Clinic. The Clinics will be held March 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 and April 2. Law students under the supervision of Professors Laura A. Hernandez…
Rank this Week: 852

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism
    The immigration process is unquestionably challenging. It takes a long time and communication between government agencies and those who are applying for visas, waivers, a green card, or citizenship, is often unclear. At the Ranchod Law Group,…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
Rank this Week: 862

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 814

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: 792

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: 900

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

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

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong
    On August 6, 2015, Brian M. O’Leary, the Chief Immigration Judge, the head of the immigration judges,  and Riah Ramlogan, the Acting Principal legal Advisor for ICE, ICE’s head of its immigration court prosecutors, both…
  • Apr 3

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document
    Every adjudicative body I have ever dealt with, from government agencies to the Supreme Court, provide proof of filing documents. Today I met the exception. I delivered documents for a case as requested by USCIS to the San Diego USCIS office.…
  • Mar 29

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka
    For 4 years, from 2009 to 2013, Alejandro Mayorkas was the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This was not a glamor position highly coveted in government. It meant taking over a portion of the former INS which was…
Rank this Week: 1236

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – April 1st 2015   On the April 1st episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and…
  • Apr 8

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate
      Last fall, I wrote about the benefits of buying property in the US sunbelt, particularly in Florida, which is currently experiencing a post-recession renaissance. Now, as the state’s economy continues to recover, more and more…
  • Apr 1

    Upcoming Radio Show: April 1st, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: April 1st, 2015
        On Wednesday April 1st tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer them on-air.…
Rank this Week: 999

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 8

    Is It Still Illegal If I Don’t Get Caught?

    Is It Still Illegal If I Don’t Get Caught?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Our organization has engaged a foreign musician whose European agent is balking at the artist having to obtain an O-1 visa that we know he needs. We want to do this right, so…
  • Mar 25

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Hypothetical: A theatrical production company would like to produce a tribute musical production to a songwriter using only the songwriter’s music being performed by the cast of the…
  • Mar 11

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: A presenter wants to breach our engagement contract by cancelling. Our cancellation clause says that, in the event of cancellation, we get 50% of the engagement fee or actual…
Rank this Week: 1095

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Rollover Accidents Responsible For Hundreds of Truckers Dying Annually

    Rollover Accidents Responsible For Hundreds of Truckers Dying Annually
    Each year, hundreds of truck drivers are killed in rollover accidents across the United States due to a combination of factors. The most prevalent causes are the congested roadways and exit ramps which are antiquated, inadequately lit or…
  • Mar 27

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident

    Westchester Towns Taking Action After Railroad Crossing Accident
    The Town of New Castle (Chappaqua), has moved forward with safety improvements at its Roaring Brook Road Metro-North railroad crossing without waiting for federal funding for implementation.  In light of the recent February 3 horrific…
  • Mar 16

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony

    Sprain Parkway Wrong Way Driver Charged With Felony
    Efren Moreano, 20, the driver of the wrong way vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway who struck and killed an NYPD detective in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, has been charged with second degree manslaughter, a class D felony.…
Rank this Week: 1049

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • 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. …
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
Rank this Week: 1156

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Apr 1

    The Fools On The Hill

    The Fools On The Hill
    Typically, April Fool’s pranks are cooked up the night before or the morning of the day itself. Rarely are they a decade in the making. Beginning today, April 1, however, Canadians and non-Canadians working in Canada alike will begin to…
  • Mar 4

    A Just Society?

    A Just Society?
    When the Canadian Constitution Act was signed in 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. It was the magnum opus in the career of then-Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Before the Charter became a signature part of Canadian…
  • Feb 2

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
Rank this Week: 1042

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 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
  • Jan 31

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
Rank this Week: 1147

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1134

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: 1482

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Apr 13

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016

    USCIS COMPLETES THE H-1B RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR FY 2016
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “USCIS received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, USCIS used a…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2016 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) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 1407

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
Rank this Week: 1295

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 13

    Honduran’s Asylum Claims Denied Due to Lack of Credibility

    Honduran’s Asylum Claims Denied Due to Lack of Credibility
    Groups of immigrants come to the United States annually in an attempt to flee from unpleasant circumstances that await them in their respective places of origin. The best solution available for undocumented immigrants in the United States who…
  • Apr 9

    Move to Petition for Asylum Yields Consequences for Undocumented Immigrant

    Move to Petition for Asylum Yields Consequences for Undocumented Immigrant
    One of the biggest immigration questions that undocumented immigrants possess deal with the question of asylum. From a legal perspective, it is possible for an immigrant to seek asylum in the United States if they are able to substantiate the…
  • Apr 6

    ICE Releases New Procedures for Immigrants with Criminal Conviction

    ICE Releases New Procedures for Immigrants with Criminal Conviction
    A great deal of attention has been paid to the ongoing immigration reform debate brewing in the United States. Several developments have cropped up over the past few weeks that further complicate the delicate state of affairs, including…
Rank this Week: 1455

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 1521

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: 1493

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: 1317

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Apr 17

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach

    Youtube video on Modified Categorical Approach
    Here is a handy video about the Modified Categorical Approach, which immigration courts use to determine a person's immigration consequences for criminal convictions. Thanks to Professor Maureen Sweeney of The University of Maryland Carey…
  • Feb 19

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com

    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com
    Obama pospone acciones sobre inmigración, pero la batalla legal continuará - NYTimes.com Por Michael D. Shear y Julia PrestonWASHINGTON – Un día antes de que cientos de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados pudieran solicitar permisos de…
  • Feb 10

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com
    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should…
Rank this Week: 2000

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 2318

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 15

    Why the cutoff date problem for Chinese EB-5 investors?

    Why the cutoff date problem for Chinese EB-5 investors?
    Because Congress never intended immigrant investor visas to go to immediate relatives (normally spouse and children younger than 21).Now we have a cutoff date of May 1, 2013, because the Department of State has been allocating a low number of…
  • Apr 13

    Cutoff date appears for Chinese EB-5 visa petitioners for first time

    Cutoff date appears for Chinese EB-5 visa petitioners for first time
    I predicted late last year that the U.S. Department of State would issue a cutoff date for EB-5 visa petitioners from China sometime this spring.  The department did not disappoint.The May Visa Bulletin establishes a cutoff date for…
  • Sep 5

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel
    See:http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23077.htm
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Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 1590

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: 1866

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law
    Recently there was news from the Department of Homeland Security that there would be a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B workers to work.  See link for the actual release. While this particular proposal seems likely to happen, it…
  • Sep 4

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law
    Recently there was news from the Department of Homeland Security that there would be a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B workers to work.  See link for the actual release. While this particular proposal seems likely to happen, it…
  • Sep 4

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage
    The plight of mainland Chinese who use the EB-5 investment immigrant visa have been in the news. Of note are the rationales for those who leave (via the EB-5 or other means) in the Wall Street Journal (paywall):…
Rank this Week: 2293

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: 1836

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2026

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: 1584

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…
  • 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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2246

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
  • Apr 18

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015
    The HMA Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our new office located in Tysons Corner, VA! Our new location will officially open on April 20th, 2015. We look forward to serving our clients in our new location. [...]
  • Apr 16

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on April 13th, 2015 that the H-1B Cap for 2015 had received more than 233,00 petitions for H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker visas as of the the initial filing allowance date of…
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
Rank this Week: 4734

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition
    The USCIS announced receipt of 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, the agency used a computer-generated random lottery, to select…
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
Rank this Week: 4420

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Motions in Limine -- an example

    Motions in Limine -- an example
    Although there are multiple uses for motions in limine, the most basic form is to (1) exclude testimony from certain witnesses, and (2) to exclude evidence on the grounds of (a) undue prejudice, (b) lacks authenticity, (c) lacks foundations,…
  • Apr 15

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing
    As a practitioner in both Federal and State jurisdictions, I am often consulted on matters that cross between both types of Courts. A recent question posted to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a good example. In this…
  • Apr 11

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?
    I was recently asked the following question on an online legal website:I am a member of a Church Vestry in Virginia. The church is a 501(c)(3), and it owns a piece of retail property. If we lease the retail property to generate income, are we…
Rank this Week: 3039

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 3029