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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 20

    From the White House: 5 Things to Know about How President Obama's Actions Impacts Undocumented Immigrant

    From the White House: 5 Things to Know about How President Obama's Actions Impacts Undocumented Immigrant
    The White House issued "5 Things to Know about How President Obama's Actions Impacts Undocumented Immigrants." https://www.scribd.com/doc/247320784/White-House-Details-on-Anticipated-Administrative-Relief RCV
  • Nov 20

    At the Movies: The Stranger

    At the Movies: The Stranger
    “The Stranger” is a 40-minute documentary film commissioned by the Evangelical Immigration Table and produced by Emmy-award winning producer Linda Midgett. The Stranger profiles three immigrant stories and includes interviews with local…
  • Nov 20

    Past Executive Orders and the Impacts on Civil Right

    Past Executive Orders and the Impacts on Civil Right
    As the nation awaits President Obama's speech on immigration and the rumored announcement of an executive order (I am inclined to think that it will not be an executive order but some kind of policy directive like that announcing the...
Rank this Week: 66

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: 140

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 278

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Nov 20

    FINALLY Taking Action on Immigration – President Obama is Expected to Address the Nation Tonight!

    FINALLY Taking Action on Immigration – President Obama is Expected to Address the Nation Tonight!
    The White House Blog and White House Facebook page posted an announcement yesterday that on Thursday, November 20th at 8 p.m. ET, President Obama will lay out the Executive Actions he's planning on taking to fix America's broken Immigration…
  • Nov 19

    Impact of New Americans - Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi

    Impact of New Americans - Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Nov 18

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 11/1/14

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 11/1/14
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 11/1/14. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Oct 28

    E Visa Processing in Italy

    E Visa Processing in Italy
    The E visa is used by Italian companies and investors to bring Italian nationals to work in the United States. Although frequently referred to by Italians as the investor’s visa, the E visa actually has two types: the E-1 for treaty…
  • Oct 26

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City
    A new film by Martin Scorsese, entitled Revenge of the Green Dragons documents the true story of Chinese immigrants, who find themselves in the United States and become members of one of Chinatown’s most notorious gangs, the Green…
  • Oct 21

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the New York City Counsel announced a proposal that would stop honoring the requests of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies to detain immigrants without a warrant from a Federal judge.…
Rank this Week: 407

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: 531

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/
  • Nov 12

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012
    TRACImmigration reports that there has been a dramatic drop in the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to local, state and federal law enforcement officials. This 39 percent decline translates into around…
  • Nov 10

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley
    The Monitor Commentary by Sandra Sanchez To understand the border, one must come here and realize the tactical and humanitarian considerations that agents and immigrants face.
  • Nov 3

    Border Patrol makes many arrests deep in the heart of Texa

    Border Patrol makes many arrests deep in the heart of Texa
    Austin American-Statesman by Jeremy Schwartz Critics call interior arrests unlawful; agency might be curbing their use. Most Texans probably think of the Border Patrol as doing what the agency’s name suggests: interrupting illegal activity…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 466

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: 479

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 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 589

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/
  • Nov 20

    New Issue of RSQ

    New Issue of RSQ
    The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents for vol. 33, no. 4, Dec. 2014 include:The Multiple Geographies of Internal Displacement: The Case of Georgia [abstract]Employment of Palestinian Refugee Women in…
  • Nov 20

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    Opportunity:Call for Applications: Scholarship Programme for Syrian Refugees, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) [info]- Application deadline is 15 December 2014.Publications:Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon…
  • Nov 20

    Regional Focus: Americas, incl. Central American Unaccompanied Minor

    Regional Focus: Americas, incl. Central American Unaccompanied Minor
    "Asylum: Immigration Clinic Aids Ex-Gang Member Seeking Hope - Caught in the Crossfire," Maryland Carey Law Magazine, vol. 2014, no. 1 (2014) [full-text]Declaration by Academia within the Framework of Cartagena +30: "Declaration on the…
Rank this Week: 648

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
  • Nov 20

    Executive Action on Immigration: Announcement and Analysis Live Chat and Webinar Session

    Executive Action on Immigration: Announcement and Analysis Live Chat and Webinar Session
    There are a few people who are interested in immigration who are not aware of the upcoming announcement by President Obama on his plan for executive action on immigration.    At this time,  we have been receiving rumors,…
  • Nov 14

    National Visa Center No Longer Requires Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Requires Original Civil Document
    In an important (and surely welcome by many) announcement, the National Visa Center (NVC) has announced that as of November 12, 2014, they would no longer start requiring and collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa…
  • Nov 14

    US Consulate in Kingston, Jamaica Restricts Third-Country Nationals’ Visa Stamp Application

    US Consulate in Kingston, Jamaica Restricts Third-Country Nationals’ Visa Stamp Application
    The U.S. Consulate in Kingston, Jamaica has announced that effective October 31, 2014, it will restrict the ability of certain (but not all) third-country nationals (TCNs) to apply for and obtain a U.S. visa stamp at the Kingston Consular…
Rank this Week: 662

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Nov 20

    MILLIONS WILL BENEFIT FROM TONIGHT’S IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT

    MILLIONS WILL BENEFIT FROM TONIGHT’S IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT
    At 8 PM tonight, the President will address the American people to announce details about his immigration action.  Two elements that are predicted:  (1) remove age limit for individuals to be eligible under DACA, and (2) work…
  • Nov 19

    BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRATION ORDER ON FRIDAY

    BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRATION ORDER ON FRIDAY
    According to cnbc.com:  “…President Obama will announce an immigration order on Friday.”  The website further states that he will be making a statement on immigration on Thursday night. This could prove to be…
  • Nov 14

    GREEN CARDS THROUGH INVESTMENT: DOCUMENTING THE SOURCE OF FUNDS

    GREEN CARDS THROUGH INVESTMENT: DOCUMENTING THE SOURCE OF FUNDS
    By:  Emily Pierce, Associate Attorney at Maged Rost A financial investment in the United States economy is a popular way for foreign nationals to obtain green cards. Our website www.americainvestorvisa.com and a previous blog post…
Rank this Week: 971

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
  • Oct 28

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.
    A person was charged withcriminal misrepresentation under IRPA as well as under the Citizenship Act for providing false information regarding his days in Canada when applying for a Permanent Resident (PR) card renewal…
Rank this Week: 996

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1030

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: 865

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    How to: Green Card through Employer

    How to: Green Card through Employer
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  will explain the process of applying for a green card through an employer. For legal advice please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
  • Nov 15

    The H1B Guide with Attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq.

    The H1B Guide with Attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq.
    With the H1B season approaching, we have you covered on all things H1B. In this video, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.,  will explain the process of applying for an H1B visa including eligibility requirements. For more…
  • Nov 4

    L1 A & B Intra-Company Transfer Visa

    L1 A & B Intra-Company Transfer Visa
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the process of applying for an L1A & B Visa For more information and eligibility questions please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
Rank this Week: 1151

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 1273

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    After the K1 Fiance Visa is issued

    After the K1 Fiance Visa is issued
    After you receive your K1 Fiance visa, you have up to 6 months to enter the United States. Then once in the United States, you must get married within 90 days of your arrival or return home. If you have children who were issued K2 Visas, they…
  • Nov 16

    Affidavits Of Support for The K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

    Affidavits Of Support for The K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa
    The Petitioner for a K1 Fiance Visa or CR1 Marriage visa must submit an Affidavit of Support as a part of the application process. For the K1 Fiance Visa, the Petitioner must submit his or her Affidavit of Support on form…
  • Nov 2

    K1 Fiance Visa Waiver for Multiple Filing

    K1 Fiance Visa Waiver for Multiple Filing
    When a petitioner has filed more than one K1 Fiance Visa petition before, he or she may have to seek a waiver for multiple filings. If you have previously filed a K1 Fiance Visa petition for two or more beneficiaries…
Rank this Week: 1335

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/
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center Will No Longer Collect Original Civil Documents for Immigrant Visa Application

    National Visa Center Will No Longer Collect Original Civil Documents for Immigrant Visa Application
    As of November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of State has announced, the National Visa Center ceased collecting original civil documents – birth and marriage certificates, police clearance certificates, etc. – from applicants for…
  • Oct 17

    DHS Extends TPS for Hondura

    DHS Extends TPS for Hondura
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduran nationals who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Sep 29

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1
    The State Department has announced the registration period for the Congressionally mandated 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. The DV lottery allows nationals from certain countries to apply for immigrant visas ("green cards") outside of the…
Rank this Week: 1155

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/
  • Oct 31

    Joan Rivers Daughter Melissa Rivers To File Wrongful Death Suit

    Joan Rivers Daughter Melissa Rivers To File Wrongful Death Suit
    Melissa Rivers, the only daughter of the late Joan Rivers, the 81 year old comedian who died on September 4, 2014, has announced her intention to file a multimillion dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against the Yorkville…
  • Oct 17

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement
    This week, ten former NFL players filed objections to the NFL Concussion Lawsuit settlement due to concerns that the settlement does not adequately compensate the victims of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE is a brain injury of…
  • Sep 30

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month
    On September 18th, Jill Tarlov, 59, a married mother of two and former employee of WINS News, was crossing West Drive near West 63rd Street when she was struck by a bicyclist, 31 year old Jason Marshall.  Apparently, Marshall was…
Rank this Week: 1282

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce
    The American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigration Law Center filed a complaintagainst the federal government, challenging its policies which deny due…
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
Rank this Week: 1267

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform
    The following was originally published on Fox News Latino:This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 1164

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

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

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 1197

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: 1100

About US Visas

About US Visas

Covers immigration and citizenship. By the Law Office of Tanya M. Lee.

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 1381

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Nov 19

    How long will it take to receive my work authorization card?

    How long will it take to receive my work authorization card?
    QUESTION: I have filed my I-485 green card application, along with an application for work authorization. I was fingerprinted by immigration last week. How long will it take to receive … Continue reading →
  • Nov 17

    Visa Bulletin Update: December 2014 and Prediction

    Visa Bulletin Update: December 2014 and Prediction
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the December 2014 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
  • Nov 14

    My father became a US citizen. Can I keep my I-130 category from changing from F2B to F1 ?

    My father became a US citizen. Can I keep my I-130 category from changing from F2B to F1 ?
    QUESTION: In 2009 my father filed an I-130 for me which was approved. I am unmarried and over the age of 21, so I was in the F2B category. However, my father recently obtained … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2105

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Republican Conservative Trying to Block President’s Immigration Reform Initiative

    Republican Conservative Trying to Block President’s Immigration Reform Initiative
    With the rumors flying about the President taking executive action on the Immigration Reform issue in the near future, Republican conservatives are coming up with a plan to thwart his attempt to act.  This plan is based on control of…
  • Nov 11

    President Obama Defends His Stance on Immigration in a CBS Television Interview This Week

    President Obama Defends His Stance on Immigration in a CBS Television Interview This Week
    This week President Obama was interviewed on the CBS news program, “Face the Nation.” Following last Tuesday’s mid-term elections, the President continued to defend his stance on immigration reform publically addressing the…
  • Nov 10

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law
    The state of Arizona gained notoriety close to nine years ago when the state law enforcement officials took the federal government’s immigration laws into their own hands and set off a debate nationwide regarding the treatment of…
Rank this Week: 1680

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 1966

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Nov 17

    Pants on Fire over Immigration

    Pants on Fire over Immigration
    In the 1997 film, Liar Liar, Jim Carrey starred as Fletcher Reede, a scruples-free lawyer whose young son, Max, wishes that, for just one day, his dad would tell the truth.  Max’s wish is granted. Fletcher flips from mendacity to…
  • Oct 25

    Immigration “Fire on the Ground” — What’s Next for the L-1B Visa?

    Immigration “Fire on the Ground” — What’s Next for the L-1B Visa?
    Since 2008 American employers have been burning mad about how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has gone from fairly reasonable to highly restrictive in its interpretation of the L-1B “specialized knowledge” visa…
  • Oct 9

    The “When” of Immigration

    The “When” of Immigration
    In everyday English, “when” clearly “connote[s] immediacy.” . . . ’”when’ … can be read, on the one hand, to refer to ‘action or activity occurring ‘at the time that’ or…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Nov 13

    Obama's Immigration Executive Action Q & A

    Obama's Immigration Executive Action Q & A
    The country waits as President Barack Obama readies his series of executive actions which are expected to provide deportation relief to up to 5 million or more undocumented immigrants. As political analysts, the immigrants who would benefit…
  • Nov 10

    The Country Waits for Obama to Make a Move on Immigration

    The Country Waits for Obama to Make a Move on Immigration
    The fight over the nation's immigration policy is heating up as the President promises to take executive action designed to help normalize the immigration statuses of millions of undocumented immigrants. Supporting him are millions of…
  • Nov 6

    Republicans Ask President's Attorney General Nominee to Weigh in on Immigration Plan

    Republicans Ask President's Attorney General Nominee to Weigh in on Immigration Plan
    As President Barack Obama gears up to take executive action, in and attempt to at least partially fixed the nation's immigration woes, the president also finds himself in need of an Attorney General to help them implement his plan. This is…
Rank this Week: 2038

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2198

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Nov 12

    Lack of Transparency at Artesia Detention Center

    Lack of Transparency at Artesia Detention Center
    In June of this year, the Department of Homeland Security opened a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town, Artesia.  This facility was built during this summer in response to the surge of women and…
  • Oct 23

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report
    The 2014 Ombudsman Annual Report, released by USCIS, indicated that the Request for Evidence rates for the L-1 intracompany transferee visa category is nearly 50 percent for the first half of the 2014 Fiscal Year.  This indicates a…
  • Oct 21

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver
    On September 17, 2014 the BIA held in Matter of Ka A. Paek that an alien who was admitted to the United States as a conditional permanent resident is considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is barred from establishing…
Rank this Week: 2233

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    California Proposition 47 Offers Deportation Relief to Certain Aliens with Criminal Conviction

    California Proposition 47 Offers Deportation Relief to Certain Aliens with Criminal Conviction
    Last Tuesday, November 4, 2014, California Voters approved Proposition 47, which brings changes to California criminal law and procedure that will affect thousands of immigrants facing deportation due to pending and prior criminal cases. …
  • Nov 4

    Tri-Valley University Founder and President Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

    Tri-Valley University Founder and President Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison
    A San Francisco area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors said was a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam. Susan Xiao-Ping Su, founder and president of the phony Tri-Valley…
  • Oct 6

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision on Heightened Discretionary Standard

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision on Heightened Discretionary Standard
    In Torres-Valdivias v. Holder, No. 11-70532, 2014 WL 4377469 (9th Cir. Sept. 5, 2014), the three-judge panel unanimously held that the heightened discretionary requirements adopted by the Attorney General in Matter of Jean, 23 I&N Dec.…
Rank this Week: 2142

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Nov 5

    Caregivers Finally Catch A Break

    Caregivers Finally Catch A Break
    Talk about a change of heart. A few months back my blog dealt with the negative commentary emanating from Canadian government officials and targeting live-in caregivers, also known as the extended Filipino community in Canada. Lo and behold,…
  • Oct 15

    I Read The News Today, Oh Boy . . .

    I Read The News Today, Oh Boy . . .
    The recent news that Postmedia had purchased the Sun Media chain certainly raised a few eyebrows, not least my own. Media commentators were quick to ask some obvious questions: Is this the print media’s last stand? A survival strategy?…
  • Oct 1

    Falling Through The Crack

    Falling Through The Crack
    For some reason, many individuals on open work permits in the province of Quebec are not eligible for medical coverage under the provincial health plan. It would make some sense to deny coverage to individuals on open work permits who were…
Rank this Week: 1884

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 1591

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

    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):…
  • May 15

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”
    A great narrative concerning Mike Galarza, the CEO of Entryless, a Silicon Valley startup.   It’s deals with some of the complex issues dealing with attempting a start-up as a foreign national and what Mike did to make it work…
Rank this Week: 1646

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Aug 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington
    It is with extreme pride that we announce that Orbit Law, PLLC was honored with the designation of “Most Trusted Law Firm” in Washington State by Acquisition International Magazine as a part of their Global Mobility &…
  • Aug 27

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014
    Effective Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become “Unavailable” for the remainder of FY-2014 as the number of applicants exceeds the number of visas available annually. It is…
  • Jul 30

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
Rank this Week: 2255

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: 1930

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: 1693

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: 1729

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
  • Jul 31

    Content Requirements for Ads Do Not Apply to SWA Job Orders - BALCA

    Content Requirements for Ads Do Not Apply to SWA Job Orders - BALCA
    Matter of Chabad Lubavitch Center, Click here for the case file Highlights ISSUE ·         On July 11, 2011, the CO issued a second denial letter, stating that the job order contained job…
  • Jul 31

    Employers Need not Document Posting Dates of NOF - BALCA

    Employers Need not Document Posting Dates of NOF - BALCA
    BALCA confirmed that 20 CFR 656.10(d) does not require documentation of the posting dates of the Notice of Filing (NOF) and that the affirmation on the ETA 9089 that the NOF complies with the regulations is sufficient.Matter of Seven Oaks…
Rank this Week: 1712

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

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

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

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

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

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

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 2208

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: 2225