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U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

Covers the visa, permanent residence and citizenship laws of the two countries. By Gary Chodorow.

http://lawandborder.com/
  • Jul 24

    Computer Crash Halts U.S. Visa, Passport Operation

    Computer Crash Halts U.S. Visa, Passport Operation
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa…
  • Jul 12

    Top 11 Ways to Prove a Valid Marriage for Immigration

    Top 11 Ways to Prove a Valid Marriage for Immigration
    Do you have an immigration case which will require you to prove the validity of your marital relationship to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or to a U.S. Consulate? For example, are you seeking to (a) immigrate based on a…
  • Jul 10

    Proving Nonimmigrant Intent for a U.S. Visa

    Proving Nonimmigrant Intent for a U.S. Visa
    Many types of nonimmigrant visas require the applicant to prove he or she (a) is not an intending immigrant, (b) has an unabandoned foreign residence, and (c) is coming to the U.S. temporarily. This article explains how to prove nonimmigrant…
Rank this Week: 3241

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4825

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.
    On July 21, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1310 into law which, oddly, has the State of California correct what appears to be a scrivener’s error in the Immigration and Nationality Act. As harsh as the immigration laws are, there…
  • Jul 13

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem
    The flow of families with children and unaccompanied minors has been dominating the news recently. The causes of the trend are beginning to be explored with some care and insight by the media after at first relying on, I hate to say it, the…
  • Jun 29

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?
    In one short week, this is some of the wisdom that has come from USCIS. 1. A woman in Las Vegas is a long-term permanent resident. Her ten-year green card is expiring next month. She went online to the USCIS website to file to renew the green…
Rank this Week: 4102

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 3254

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Jam that bankruptcy! The power of a 523 exception.

    Jam that bankruptcy! The power of a 523 exception.
    When the case you are pursuing get's booted by a bankruptcy -- fight back!Folks, there are few things more frustrating to civil attorneys than watching a great case get all the way to trial stage...and then poof! Bankruptcy is filed by the…
  • Jul 19

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.
    Am I allowed to pummel and yell at an "opponent" in deposition? If I called a Naval officer a liar, am I in trouble?Depositions are covered by both local rules, and in Federal procedures, Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. …
  • Jul 14

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?
    Does support count as a charitable contribution?Well...no. A "charitable contribution" must meet the qualifications of the IRS covered under 26 USC §170, specifically 170(c) -- definition of charitable contributions. As a rule of…
Rank this Week: 3242

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/
  • 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…
  • 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: 3747

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!
    Due to the recent economic hardships facing many Georgians, our office has received several calls from individuals who are struggling to pay their bills, provide for their families, and control their mounting debt.  For many people,…
  • Jul 18

    Top Questions You Will Most Likely Be Asked During Your Immigration Interview

    Top Questions You Will Most Likely Be Asked During Your Immigration Interview
    U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to sponsor their spouses for U.S. permanent residence (i.e. green cards).  To do so, the U.S. citizen or LPR files an I-130 Petition for Immigrant Relative with U.S.…
  • Jul 10

    Will Immigration Reform Affect Me?

    Will Immigration Reform Affect Me?
    Comprehensive immigration reform has been looming on the horizon for over two years now.  Ever since the Senate agreed to its own bill last summer, immigration advocates and opponents alike have been waiting for the House of…
Rank this Week: 2653

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jul 21

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program…
  • Jul 14

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie
    In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account ……
  • Jul 9

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge
    Article written by Todd Ruger, published by Legal Times.   The U.S. Department of Justice would get $64 million and about 40 additional immigration judges under President Obama’s new plan to address the increased number…
Rank this Week: 4492

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    The Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. – Mexico Border

    The Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. – Mexico Border
    On July 8, 2014, President Barack Obama requested $3.7 billion dollars from the U.S. Congress in hopes of resolving the developing issue at the U.S – Mexico Border. Approximately 52,000 children have traveled to the United States from…
  • Jul 19

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle

    Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Arizona could not lawfully deny any unauthorized immigrant a driver’s license. This ruling applies to unauthorized immigrants that have been protected by the…
  • Jul 16

    Atlanta Immigration Attorney Courtney B. Noce to Speak at Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Immigration Attorney Courtney B. Noce to Speak at Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce
    Attorney Courtney B. Noce  spoke at the quarterly meeting for the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce  Manufacturing & Supply Chain Council on July11th.  Ms. Noce discussed immigration issues for manufacturing companies,…
Rank this Week: 2814

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Jul 16

    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    Refugee children at the border. - Drew Law Office, pllc. If you have been watching the news at all over the past couple of weeks you will have heard about the dramatic increase in the numbers of children and families fleeing the violence and…
  • Jun 24

    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project
    Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born | Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic WorkersBY RAKESH KOCHHARFor the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants do not account for the majority…
  • Jun 12

    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com

    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com
    World Cup Opinions in 19 Countries: Likes, Dislikes, Predictions - NYTimes.com It may not have much to do with immigration law or New Hampshire -- but today is the first day of the World Cup Finals -- so I thought I would repost this chart…
Rank this Week: 4130

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
  • Jun 24

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism
    Canada’s new citizenship law received final passage on 2014-06-20 . It includes the ability to revoke citizenship from persons who have dual citizenship and are convicted of serious crimes such as terrorism. The timing of this…
  • Jun 9

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship
    Apparently to Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, immigration lawyers are “activist lawyers” – attempting to drum up business by promoting the interests of convicted terrorists and serious…
Rank this Week: 3994

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/
  • Jul 16

    Ban on Migrant Driver's Licenses Overruled by Court

    Ban on Migrant Driver's Licenses Overruled by Court
    The governor of Arizona's order to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who have obtained work permits via President Obama's deferred-action program was blocked this week by the 9th District Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision…
  • Jul 14

    Department of Justice to Address Influx of Migrants Crossing US/Mexico Border

    Department of Justice to Address Influx of Migrants Crossing US/Mexico Border
    There has long been a consistent stream of migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the United States illegally and it has long been a serious point of contention both in American politics and in relations between the United States and…
  • Jul 9

    Obama Under Even More Pressure to Act on Immigration

    Obama Under Even More Pressure to Act on Immigration
    Americans are becoming more impatient with each passing day regarding the number of foreign nationals who have been attempting to cross over the US-Mexican border and enter the United States illegally and President Obama is feeling the heat.…
Rank this Week: 3441

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation
    I-9 and E-Verify compliance enthusiasts report a noteworthy trend in recent cases brought to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). Many of the recent cases in which OSC has reached…
  • Jul 14

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94
    The USCIS California Service Center (CSC) reports that it accidentally issued I-797 approval notices without I-94 cards. It notes that corrected approval notices have been issued. If you do not receive a corrected notice by July 20, email…
  • Jul 9

    NSC Clarifies Issues for I-140 NIW and I-485 Application

    NSC Clarifies Issues for I-140 NIW and I-485 Application
    Earlier this month, the USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) addressed several employment based matters at a meeting with immigration attorneys. The following is a summary of the unofficial minutes from that meeting. Updates on Adjudicating…
Rank this Week: 4667

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/
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
  • Jul 10

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 3782

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: 4508

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/
  • Jul 6

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military
    Due to the numerous conflicts around the world, a fear of being conscripted into the military is often a claim that arises in political asylum cases.  Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) issued some…
  • Jun 15

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?
    When preparing my clients for their green card interviews based on marriage, they often ask me whether they can just show the USCIS officer their Facebook page to prove that they have a real marriage. The answer is “no,” at least…
  • Jun 6

    Update on Immigration Law – talk on Second Life

    Update on Immigration Law – talk on Second Life
    On Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., I will be giving a talk on Immigration Law.  The talk will be given in the virtual world of Second Life©.  My talk is sponsored by the Second Life Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 4240

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Renewing a supervisa at Vegreville

    Renewing a supervisa at Vegreville
    For those of you who have been issued a supervisa, you quickly realized that the promise of a 10 year entry visa was in fact a one or two year entry visa, that must be renewed. Why is this the case? CIC wants to ensure that after one or two…
  • Jun 11

    Did you know you can apply for citizenship with less than 1095 days physical presence?

    Did you know you can apply for citizenship with less than 1095 days physical presence?
    As a permanent resident, the general rule to apply for Canadian citizenship is to have 1,095 days of physical presence in Canada in the previous 4 years. If you meet that test, great. But what if you were out of the country for a few days per…
  • Apr 24

    Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program

    Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program
    If you missed out applying under the federal skilled worker program last year because your occupation reached its cap, there’s good news. CIC just announced a new list of occupations for applicants beginning May 1, 2014.  The…
Rank this Week: 1932

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jul 3

    Next on the Government’s Hit List

    Next on the Government’s Hit List
    First, it was the 28,000 Federal Skilled Worker applicants, most of them from Africa and Asia, whose files were terminated. Next, it was the 50,000 plus Federal Investor applicants, most of them from China, whose files were terminated. It…
  • Jun 3

    Really the Best We Can Do?

    Really the Best We Can Do?
    When the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Canada responded decisively to the plight of the 200,000 refugees who fled for their lives. Back then, the Canadian population was less than half of what it is today, and yet we…
  • Jun 3

    Really the Best We Can Do?

    Really the Best We Can Do?
    When the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Canada responded decisively to the plight of the 200,000 refugees who fled for their lives. Back then, the Canadian population was less than half of what it is today, and yet we…
Rank this Week: 4432

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Covers green cards and visas. By Behar International Counsel, PLC.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 1

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")
    In the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Speaking a year ago to the month when the Senate passed…
  • May 29

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!
    Douglas T. Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to news reports that President Obama has delayed the completion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) review of deportation policy until…
  • May 23

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"
    While Congress continues to stall the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, several immigration groups, including the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), strongly support Obama administration and its initiative that can bring…
Rank this Week: 3231

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 2288

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Jun 30

    Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalitie

    Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalitie
    [Blogger's note:  Here we go with another guest column from Nicole (Nici) Kersey who offers a witty, wise and worthy post on the inequities and inanities of the worksite enforcement scheme concocted by Congress in 1990, a flawed system…
  • Jun 14

    The Immigration Pony in Eric Cantor’s Defeat

    The Immigration Pony in Eric Cantor’s Defeat
    The usual voices said trite things when a sliver of Richmond, Virginia Republican primary voters last Tuesday rejected Eric Cantor’s bid to continue as Majority Whip in the House of Representatives.  With a margin of just over…
  • May 18

    Immigration Voices: Dr. No vs. the League of Extraordinary Alien

    Immigration Voices: Dr. No vs. the League of Extraordinary Alien
    [Blogger's note:  An anonymous immigration lawyer offers this lament on the woeful quality of adjudications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  For related wailing, see:  “ 'I Hate [Bleep]ing…
Rank this Week: 2108

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
  • Jun 1

    Dont Overstay your K1 Fiance Visa

    Dont Overstay your K1 Fiance Visa
    A K1 Fiance Visa requires the foreign fiance to get married to the US Citizen within 90 days of entering the United States. There are no exceptions. When your fiance enters the United States, US Customs will stamp his or her I-94 card or…
  • May 16

    Meeting Your Fiance For The First Time Oversea

    Meeting Your Fiance For The First Time Oversea
      The immigration rules require the couple applying for a K1 Fiance Visa to have met in person within a 2 year period of time preceding the filing on their K1 Fiance Visa application. This typically requires the US Citizen to travel…
Rank this Week: 2663

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
Rank this Week: 2480

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

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

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama
    On March 13, 2014, President Obama called for a review of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) enforcement practices. However, this week he announced that he would delay this effort until summer's end if Congress does not pass…
  • Apr 30

    USCIS Solicits EB-5 Program Feedback

    USCIS Solicits EB-5 Program Feedback
    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is soliciting public feedback about the EB-5 immigrant investor program until May 8, 2014. USCIS established an "Idea Community" several months ago to broaden its outreach to stakeholders on a…
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
Rank this Week: 3905

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: 3423

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • May 21

    3 Places that Keep Austin Weird

    3 Places that Keep Austin Weird
    All across the United States, there are way too many towns and cities with the same big box stores, chain restaurants, and strip malls, and more seem to be popping up every year. If not a disturbing trend, it’s certainly a boring one.…
  • May 19

    Occupational Licenses: When You Need to Drive for Work

    Occupational Licenses: When You Need to Drive for Work
    Texas law allows the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to suspend or revoke a driver’s license in certain situations even if the person has not been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI).  For example, a driver who refuses…
  • May 14

    How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with Your Immigration Attorney

    How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with Your Immigration Attorney
    Your first meeting with your experienced Austin immigration lawyer may be the first time you’ve met with an immigration attorney – or with any lawyer. To ensure the first meeting is productive and that your questions are answered,…
Rank this Week: 3028

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • May 2

    Visas as a Cold War Tool

    Visas as a Cold War Tool
      The title of this Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece says it all : “Weaken Putin With a Russian Brain Drain.”  (Paywall link). The Op-Ed piece essentially proposes the use of certain visas as a means of taking away…
  • Jun 5

    Inc.com Article: How to Obtain an H1-B Visa

    Inc.com Article: How to Obtain an H1-B Visa
      A good overview article on Inc.com on the H1-B. How to Obtain an H1-B Visa The employer-centric article hits hits the main points of an H1-B.  As noted before, the numbers for the H1-B visa this year is down as it was last two years, so…
Rank this Week: 4232

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Provides immigration law information and advice for consumers in Denver, Colorado. By Law Offices of Trunnell & Sellers.

http://immigrationlawyersdenver.com/blog/
  • May 6

    Dealing With a Family Deportation

    Dealing With a Family Deportation
    Many times there are issues within immigration law that are very personal.  One of the most stressful issues for families is when a loved one has a threat of deportation hanging over there head.  Sometimes it is caused because they…
  • Apr 2

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual
    The Benefits of Speaking More Than One Language These days, speaking additional languages is seen as an asset in the business and customer service world with many companies and organizations paying extra for those who can speak both Spanish…
  • Mar 29

    English Only – Discrimination?

    English Only – Discrimination?
    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination? A question sometimes asked of immigration lawyers is whether or not an employer can require all employees to only speak English at work. Is an English-only policy a form a discrimination?…
Rank this Week: 3649

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/
  • May 6

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse
    The Department of Homeland Security has today announced plans to implement programs aimed at retaining Highly Sought talent via issuing work permits for certain H-4 visa holders, and also amendments to existing work permit rules to allow…
  • May 6

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse
    The Department of Homeland Security has today announced plans to implement programs aimed at retaining Highly Sought talent via issuing work permits for certain H-4 visa holders, and also amendments to existing work permit rules to allow…
  • Apr 16

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May
    In light of the staggering increase in audits against companies; large and small, we, at Orbit Law are hosting a series of free trainings on the proper procedures for completion and maintenance of I-9 forms. Completion and maintenance of…
Rank this Week: 4414

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez
    The employees of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates are the region's BEST! We recognize that the success of The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates is owed to our remarkable team. We are in the industry of helping people with immigration…
  • Apr 17

    Post-H-1B Q & A

    Post-H-1B Q & A
    On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received approximately 172,500 total H-1B cap-subject petitions between April 1, the first day USCIS began accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions, and April 7,…
  • Apr 17

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
Rank this Week: 3474

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…
  • 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…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 4116

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

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

    Market Salary – 457 Visa Holders & Applicant

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

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visa

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visa
      This guide will help you determine whether your work experience and qualifications will allow you to apply for one of the eligible Victorian state government sponsored occupations. VIC state sponsorship – eligibility…
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 4662

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: 4620

Questions & Answers About…

Questions & Answers About Immigration to the U.S.

Covers immigration law. By Berd & Klaus PLLC.

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

    I-94 Retrieval: New Automated Entry System

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

    Federal Government Shutdown

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

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

    How do I sponsor my same sex spouse for a green card?
    On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. As a result, USCIS has been accepting and processing green card applications for same-sex couples. As a result, a U.S. Citizen or Lawful…
Rank this Week: 3193

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Injured in a Car Accident in Roswell, Alpharetta or Milton

    Injured in a Car Accident in Roswell, Alpharetta or Milton
    Were you or a loved one injured in an automobile accident in Roswell, Alpharetta, or Milton or the surrounding areas?  Immediately following an accident, it can be difficult to focus and determine what to do next. Additional Resources…
  • Mar 30

    Georgia Legislature passes bill (HB 150) restricing the publication of mugshots for commercial gain

    Georgia Legislature passes bill (HB 150) restricing the publication of mugshots for commercial gain
    In a tremendous victory for many people whose mugshots are posted on websites that require payment in order to take them down, the 2013 Georgia Legislature has approved a measure (HB 150) restricting the publication of such mugshots and…
  • Jan 2

    Approvals come through for Deferred Action petition

    Approvals come through for Deferred Action petition
    USCIS has finally begun to issue approvals of the deferred action petitions filed beginning in August 2012, including for many clients of the Hernan Law Firm.  Early applicants have been receiving approval notices over the last month or…
Rank this Week: 1923

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: 2976

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

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

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

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

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

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

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

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!
    On Tuesday, 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the constitutionally discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may now submit an immigration petition for a same-sex…
Rank this Week: 4631

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: 4036

Immigration Law, Policy and…

Immigration Law, Policy and Procedure

Covers immigration law, policy, and procedure. By Federico B. Serrano.

http://www.serranoimmigration.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case
    As happened only a couple of years ago, we are faced yet again in 2013 with the threat of a government shutdown. I am re-posting this article which was originally published in 2011 with some modifications. Because the U.S. federal government…
  • Jan 2

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule
    The long awaited "Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process" was just released.  This final rule relating to the unlawful presence waiver is not effective yet, but at least we're…
  • Dec 23

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root
    Not remembering important information can complicate an applicant's naturalization application.  This is especially true when dealing with issues of eligibility.  That's why having a copy of one's  "A file" has become increasingly…
Rank this Week: 3864

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: 4884

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: 4768

About US Visas

About US Visas

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

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 1867

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: 3668

Salt Lake City Legal News

Salt Lake City Legal News

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

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

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill

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

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame

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

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

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