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Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

Covers immigration issues, including current political and social events and their impact on immigration law and reform. By Kuck Casablanca LLC.

http://www.immigration.net/Blog
  • Aug 20

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?
    Recently, the USCIS conducted a survey of more than 5,000 “stakeholders” (folks who care about and participate in the U.S. immigration system in some way).  These stakeholders were asked to identify the key areas of concern for them.…
  • Aug 19

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!
    Last Week Congress passed its first major piece of immigration legislation in several years.  The Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 5875) Besides the fact that the bill itself is a joke–passed without…
  • Aug 12

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
Rank this Week: 2529

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 21

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection

    DHS Designates Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for TPS Protection
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) when conditions make it unsafe for citizens of that country who are in the United States to safely return.  TPS is usually granted…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2580

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
Rank this Week: 2629

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: 2645

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: 2676

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 18

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer
    In a recent case from Pennsylvania involving a retaliation claim under Title VII involving an employer who opposed a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation who had also filed a charge of discrimination, the court found that…
  • Oct 10

    Shintech Faces EEOC Race Discrimination Charge

    Shintech Faces EEOC Race Discrimination Charge
    Our law firm filed a race discrimination charge against Shintech, of Freeport, Texas, on behalf of a Hispanic worker who was recently fired.
Rank this Week: 2745

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
  • Dec 2

    Misrepresentation on Steroid

    Misrepresentation on Steroid
    As is often the habit of the current government, the announcement about harsher penalties for misrepresentation were published around 4 PM on  Friday, 21/11/2014, at a time when people are least attentive about such serious matters.…
  • Nov 26

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
Rank this Week: 2753

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Initiates Immigration Reform

    President Obama Initiates Immigration Reform
    Just as he promised, last night President Obama announced his own series of executive actions to usher in significant immigration benefits. The most important, and dramatic, action is the introduction of a program allowing Deferred Action…
  • Sep 11

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform
    Often touted as a champion of immigrants' rights, President Obama truly disappointed the immigrant population, advocacy groups, and the nation at large when he announced that he would not pursue any executive actions to jumpstart immigration…
  • Sep 7

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure
    The American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) is national association of immigration lawyers that advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and strives to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and…
Rank this Week: 2757

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

The Guru's meditations and musings on Immigration Law. By Larry Liem Doan.

http://guruimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 3

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Jul 26

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 2762

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Dec 15

    Immigration Voices: Coming out of the Shadows with the U Visa

    Immigration Voices: Coming out of the Shadows with the U Visa
     [Blogger's note;  Probably the most gratifying element of practicing immigration law is watching clients flourish.  Obtaining immigration benefits, especially lawful permanent residency, often unleashes a wave of innovation…
  • Dec 3

    Worksite Harmony and the President’s Executive Actions: It’s All about Immigration Timing

    Worksite Harmony and the President’s Executive Actions: It’s All about Immigration Timing
    “Politics at bottom is not all that complicated. It’s all about timing.” Mark McKinnon Facing a recalcitrant House of Representatives controlled by Republicans, President Obama made an historic announcement on November 20th…
  • Nov 22

    Tinker Bell’s Immigration Solution

    Tinker Bell’s Immigration Solution
    [Blogger's Note:  In light of President Obama's announcement of executive actions on immigration last Thursday, this post, first published on May 7, 2010, is worth a second read.  I enjoyed the President's address to the nation,…
Rank this Week: 2769

Immigration Updates

Immigration Updates

Covers immigration and asylum law issues. By Masliah & Soloway.

http://www.masliah-soloway.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 2827

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.deimmigration.com
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration
    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
Rank this Week: 2846

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2853

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • 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
  • Aug 28

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015
    While the Visa Bulletin shows that EB-5 immigrant visas are "current" for September, it is widely believed that this immigrant visa category will "retrogress" and that there will be delays in availability of EB-5 immigrant visas for Chinese…
  • Jul 24

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program
    See:http://tinyurl.com/pwt886uThis is a hatchet job, in my humble opinion.  Where there is a lot of money, you will find some scam artists and charlatans and just plain crooks.
Rank this Week: 2938

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: 2970

Heller Immigration Law Blog

Heller Immigration Law Blog

Covers green cards and immigration news. By Paul M. Heller.

http://hilglawarticles.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Visa Bulletin For April 2011

    Visa Bulletin For April 2011
    http://greencard1.com/uscis-visa-bulletin/
  • Apr 12

    H-1B Administration Service

    H-1B Administration Service
    Heller Immigration Law Group handles full H-1B Administration for corporate clients. Contract with Heller Immigration Law Group for completely trouble free management of your H-1B lottery applicants. Get the temporary workers you need to…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Services Update

    Legal Services Update
    While Heller Immigration Law Group is expert in handling all aspects of business, employment and family-based immigration (obtaining “green cards“), we are also widely known as the friendly immigration lawyers and a full service law firm…
Rank this Week: 3019

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: 3045

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

    President’s Executive Actions 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…
  • Jul 22

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.
    The administration estimates as many as 90,000 unaccompanied children from Latin America will be apprehended at the border by the end of September.  President Obama insists most of them will be sent home.  He’s wrong. There…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
Rank this Week: 3081

Migrations

Migrations

Covers immigration law. By Yvette Lopez-Cooper.

http://migrations.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Examen Medico

    Examen Medico
    Todos queremos ser saludables y tener una vida larga. Parece que cada día estamos bombardeados por todos lados con mensajes de cómo mantenernos saludables. Los expertos recomiendan hacer ejercicio físico, comer una dieta baja en grasa, no…
  • Jan 31

    Ciudadania Americana

    Ciudadania Americana
    Ya estábamos contando nuestras bendiciones, como dicen, cuando muchas personas se estaban haciendo ciudadanos estadounidenses en menos de cuatro meses. Antes de julio del año pasado, el departamento de Ciudadanía y Servicio de Migratorios…
  • Nov 5

    El TLC Creó Oportunidades: Visa TN (NAFTA)

    El TLC Creó Oportunidades: Visa TN (NAFTA)
    En 1994, México, los Estados Unidos y Canadá entraron a una nueva era cuando firmaron el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLC). Mucho se ha dicho acerca de las virtudes del pacto y las consecuencias positivas y negativas que…
Rank this Week: 3097

Boston Immigration and Nationality…

Boston Immigration and Nationality Blog

Covers immigration law topics in English and Portuguese. By Joshua Paulin.

http://bostonimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 3136

U.S. Immigration News Updates

U.S. Immigration News Updates

By Carlos Candal.

http://immigration.lawyer-ct.com/
  • May 11

    Napolitano Reiterates Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    Napolitano Reiterates Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
            Fri. May 7, 2009 :  Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, this week reiterated the need for comprehensive immigration reform that addresses all aspects of the immigration problem.
  • May 8

    Making the Case: 7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Year

    Making the Case: 7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Year
    Today in the Senate, Senator Schumer is holding an important hearing: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do it and How?" At NDN
  • May 1

    Obama Backs off Pledge of Swift Immigration Reform

    Obama Backs off Pledge of Swift Immigration Reform
    President Obama Wednesday backed off a campaign promise to make immigration reform a priority of his first term, saying work on the issue has begun but his agenda is already stretched. “We want to move this process,” Obama said in a…
Rank this Week: 3150

Immigration & Deportation Law

Immigration & Deportation Law

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

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

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Silva-Trevino

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

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

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

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member
    You may be eligible to get a green card if you are an an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen.  An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen is any spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent of a U.S. citizen (provided…
Rank this Week: 3180

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/
  • Dec 9

    Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order

    Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions which will help many individuals including some of our current clients. It is important to note that none of the changes take effect immediately. The effective date for each change will…
  • Dec 8

    U Visa vs. I601a Waiver pros and cons.

    U Visa vs. I601a Waiver pros and cons.
    I-601A: Requirements: Must prove that qualifying relative would suffer “extreme hardship”-U.S. Citizen spouse or parent, and now, with the proposed President’s new Executive Action-Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent.…
  • Sep 16

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support
    FAQ on I-864 Affidavit of Support Affidavit of Support-Frequently Asked Questions At the Ranchod Law Group, we assist our clients in preparing and filing form I-864, Affidavit of Support on their behalf or on behalf of their family member. In…
Rank this Week: 3212

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
  • Jun 18

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA
    El 5 de junio 2014, la Inmigración hizo un formulario nuevo para pedir renovación de la DACA y el permiso de trabajar. Ahora, todos que piden la DACA tienen que usar ese formulario nuevo, aun si es su primera solicitud. Todos…
  • Jun 13

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION
    Nos complace anunciar que el blog “Bilingual MN Attorney” blog contará con nuevos escritores. La Lic. Tamara Cabán-Ramirez colaborará con la Lic. Liz Knoot, Lic. Marisela Cantú y el Lic. Nathan Nelson…
  • Apr 3

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
Rank this Week: 3216

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Dec 9

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
  • Nov 21

    Can I sponsor my child’s father for a green card?

    Can I sponsor my child’s father for a green card?
    By Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer. Siskind Susser Law Firm. http://www.visalaw.com/about-visalaw/our-team-1/attorneys/ari-sauer/. Call 901-507-4278 and talk to my paralegal, Jessica, to schedule a consultation appointment. QUESTION: I am a…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 3221

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3227

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: 3326

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 3389

Ysabel'sBilinguaLawBlog

Ysabel'sBilinguaLawBlog

Covers immigration law. By Ysabel Williams.

http://bilingualawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa
    Be aware of email messages asking you to send money because you are a winner of a Diversity Visa. Tengan cuidado con los mensajes de correo electronico pidiendole que mande dinero porque usted se gano la loteria de visas.
  • Feb 26

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion
  • Feb 26

    Run Away from "Notarios"

    Run Away from "Notarios"
    Don't Be a Victim of Immigration FraudNotarios, Notary Publics and Immigration ConsultantsNotarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before USCIS. While in many other countries the word “Notario” means…
Rank this Week: 3549

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: 3550

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver
    President Obama announced tonight in very broad terms that he would expand "deferred action" to millions of undocumented immigrants beyond the DACA program of 2012 (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The new program, to begin in 2015,…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight
    President Obama is scheduled to announce his plan for Executive Action on immigration tonight at 5pm PST. Most of the networks will NOT be carrying his speech. However, CNN, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision among others will, although this…
  • Oct 27

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe
    I previously posted two articles about the American immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) letter to President Obama recommending administrative or Executive Action to fix the nation's immigration laws due to inaction by Congress. Here, I…
Rank this Week: 3591

ARG Immigration Law Blog

ARG Immigration Law Blog

Covers the transition from student status and worker status to legal permanent residency and/or citizenship. By Amanda R. Goodman.

http://arg-immigration.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    It's H-1B Season...

    It's H-1B Season...
    The law permits employers to submit 85,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions for foreign-born professional employees each fiscal year. This year, the USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions subject to the numerical cap starting on Monday, April …
  • Feb 11

    The H-1B "CAP-GAP" and the F-1 Student

    The H-1B "CAP-GAP" and the F-1 Student
    The cap of 65,000 H-1B petitions for FY2011 has been reached. As a result, one must wait to apply for H-1B status under the new quota for FY2012, starting October 1, 2011. The earliest an H-1B petition can be filed for the new fiscal year is…
  • Jun 14

    Demystifying Options for Student-Artist

    Demystifying Options for Student-Artist
    For students working in the arts, whether as performers, musicians, visual artists or technical personnel, the progression of immigration options from your F-1 status can be riddled with complexities. Of course it is not possible to describe…
Rank this Week: 3643

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Unlawful immigrants who experience domestic abuse may be afraid to contact the police or get other types of help because of their status. However, certain victims of domestic abuse may have a path towards lawful status under the Violence…
  • Nov 14

    Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President plans to use his executive authority to overhaul U.S. immigration law unless Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform bill by the end of the year. Despite protests from Republicans, the President is expected to…
  • Nov 4

    U Visa - Filing for Derivative Family Member

    U Visa - Filing for Derivative Family Member
    We recently discussed U visa eligibility on the blog and noted that this type of nonimmigrant visa provides relief to victims of qualifying crimes by granting them temporary legal status and work authorization in the U.S. for 4 years. The…
Rank this Week: 3680

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: 3693

Immigration Navigator

Immigration Navigator

US immigration and green card information. By Gary Goodin.

http://www.immigrationnavigator.com/
  • Dec 22

    Immigration and Criminal Record

    Immigration and Criminal Record
    There is no such thing as a criminal charge that is not serious. An applicant’s criminal history, even of incidents that happened many years ago is very relevant in immigration proceedings such as naturalization and adjustment of…
  • Aug 25

    The Green Card by Marriage Interview: Are You Ready?

    The Green Card by Marriage Interview: Are You Ready?
    The green card marriage interview will have a significant impact on your life. Many applicants feel intimidated and are anxious. It helps to understanding the purpose of the interview, the US immigration officer’s role and your role.…
  • Jan 1

    10 years green card and immigration marriage fraud

    10 years green card and immigration marriage fraud
    As a Las Vegas immigration lawyer dealing with marriage immigration cases, it is true that love knows no borders. Many bi-national couples have long and happy marriages. But it is also true that not every foreign national marries a US citizen…
Rank this Week: 3753

Kevin Dixler, Updates on…

Kevin Dixler, Updates on Immigration and Visa Law

Covers the political and practical experiences of an immigration and naturalization law attorney.

http://immlog.wordpress.com
  • Nov 23

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10
    I was never entirely pleased with most Democrats or Republicans. There is always a certain amount of negotiating and pandering in politics.  Incumbents enjoy power. Those of us who choose to avoid the challenge for personal reasons must…
  • Nov 7

    As Georgia Peaches Rot and Peanuts Perish . . .Urban America Rises.

    As Georgia Peaches Rot and Peanuts Perish . . .Urban America Rises.
    I’ve seen a few comments pop up. My hope is to educate, not pontificate.  Even Newt Gingrich has (had?) a rather moderate view on immigration challenges in the U.S.  Those who drive the anti-immigration agenda don’t have the Republican…
  • Oct 1

    Pick Your Poison, Deficit Cutters: Why Congress’ and Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Fail!

    Pick Your Poison, Deficit Cutters: Why Congress’ and Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Fail!
    Some may applaud what Alabama has done. Such efforts have yet to discourage undocumented or visa overstays, who want to lawfully immigrate.  The laws contradict U. S. Supreme Court decisions, but this did not stop Alabama or the U. S.…
Rank this Week: 3751

Immigration Las Vegas Blog

Immigration Las Vegas Blog

Covers family immigration and non-immigrant visas. By Goodin Law.

http://www.immigrationlasvegas.com/
  • Mar 26

    Important Message from Immigration Attorney Gary Goodin

    Important Message from Immigration Attorney Gary Goodin
    To serve readers better the blog posts on Immigration Las Vegas will be migrated to the far more widely read blog www.ImmigrationNavigator.com by the end of March. Immigration Navigator is published by Goodin Law P.A., an immigration law…
  • Feb 22

    Family green card for brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens - proving the sibling relationship

    Family green card for brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens - proving the sibling relationship
    Very often a U.S. citizen or a green card holder may ask about how to obtain a green card for a brother or sister (a sibling). At other times a foreign national may ask 'I have a green card brother living in the United States, can he sponsor…
  • Feb 3

    Removing conditions on permanent residence when the U.S. petitioner die

    Removing conditions on permanent residence when the U.S. petitioner die
    One of the most common questions asked by those who get a green card by a marriage that is less than two years old is, "how and when do I remove the conditions on my green card?" Sometimes the U.S. spouse may be unwilling to file a joint…
Rank this Week: 3856

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Dec 19

    Pennsylvania Judge Issues Opinion Declaring the President's Executive Immigration Action Unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania Judge Issues Opinion Declaring the President's Executive Immigration Action Unconstitutional
    Recently, a Pennsylvania federal judge issued a case opinion ruling that the President's executive action on immigration - specifically, suspending the deportation proceedings for qualifying undocumented foreign nationals - is…
  • Dec 19

    Border Wait Time App Launched by CBP

    Border Wait Time App Launched by CBP
    On December 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release to announce the launch of the Border Wait Time app to help travelers better plan for an excursion over the border. From the release: The app provides…
  • Dec 19

    Senator Rand Paul Introduces Bill in Attempt to Overturn the President's Executive Action on Immigration

    Senator Rand Paul Introduces Bill in Attempt to Overturn the President's Executive Action on Immigration
    Immigration has once again made headline news recently as Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential candidate, introduced a bill into the Senate that attempts to overturn the President's executive action…
Rank this Week: 3876

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    What’s Open, What’s Closed: Details on Government Shutdown’s Impact on Immigration Service

    What’s Open, What’s Closed: Details on Government Shutdown’s Impact on Immigration Service
    Based upon the most recent updates, it appears that the U.S. government will shutdown at 12:01 am on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 (which is the start of Fiscal Year 2014 for the government). Assuming that no compromise is reached and the…
  • Sep 6

    My open letter to Global Tel Link

    My open letter to Global Tel Link
    If you have never had the displeasure of having to communicate with someone who is in jail, consider yourself lucky for many reasons.  Not the least of which is dealing with the state-sanctioned monopoly and heavily corrupted telephone…
  • Jun 26

    With DOMA Done, Same-Sex Spouses Will Finally Be Able to File Visa Petition

    With DOMA Done, Same-Sex Spouses Will Finally Be Able to File Visa Petition
    A Great Decision for Equality and Justice With today’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, the Supreme Court confirmed what the majority of the world has known.  The Defense of Marriage Act served no purpose other than to discriminate.…
Rank this Week: 3891

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3906

Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona Immigration Law

By Ariano & Reppucci.

http://www.arizonaimmigrationhelp.com/immigration-law-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating

    Crimes and Immigration: Threatening or Intimidating
    Another week is here. Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and is out and about to enjoy the summer. Today’s topic is the crime of threatening or intimidating codified in ARS § 13-1202. ARS § 13-1202 states, “A…
  • Aug 22

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie

    Perjury and Immigration: Just Don’t Lie
    It’s almost Friday! That should put everyone is a great mood. I know it puts me in a great mood. But, I should lie, for me every day is a great day when I get to talk immigration law. Today’s topic is Perjury and False Swearing. A person…
  • Aug 22

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration

    Crimes, Crimes, and More Crimes: Forgery and Immigration
    Hope everyone is doing well out there in the blogosphere. Today, as we have done for the past week, we are going to continue on our journey of crimes and their immigration consequences. Today’s topic is forgery (A.R.S. 13-2002).
Rank this Week: 3934

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer…

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law in Georgia. By Betts & Associates.

http://www.bettslaw.net/
Rank this Week: 3994

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA
    One of the biggest immigration changes proposed by the White House in recent months is a change to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA is one of the main ways in which undocumented individuals brought to the…
  • Dec 9

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    In a recent speech, President Barack Obama discussed a number of immigration reforms his office plans to encourage or implement in the coming months. These changes may affect thousands of individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and will…
  • Dec 3

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready
    USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B…
Rank this Week: 3996

About US Visas

About US Visas

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

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 3998

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, business and litigation.

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm
    The President has indicated that he will make a long awaited announcement on his plan to address the broken immigration system on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Information about the plan will be posted upon its release at…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
Rank this Week: 4036