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Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Feb 25

    Replacement Woe

    Replacement Woe
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We are a dance company who is going to perform in March in the United States. We gave the list of names for Visa purposes last September to the venue. Now we have some changes, we have to…
  • Feb 11

    The Divine Right To Cancel

    The Divine Right To Cancel
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We were in the process of booking one of our singers with an orchestra, when we encountered the following Force Majeure clause in the orchestra’s contract: “If, as a result of any event…
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
Rank this Week: 2333

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: 2236

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: 2447

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

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

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 2378

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: 2297

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: 2386

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown
    AUTHORS:  Amy Peck and Michael Neifach. With the upcoming potential lapse in funding of the Department of Homeland Security, employers may encounter worksite compliance issues because the E-Verify program may be unavailable at the end of…
  • Feb 26

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted 224 players from countries such as Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic,…
  • Feb 24

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers will be able to apply for employment authorization starting May 26, 2015.  The USCIS is expected to…
Rank this Week: 2816

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/
  • Feb 13

    Keeping Your Momentum Going

    Keeping Your Momentum Going
    You have set your resolutions for the year. You have goals you want to accomplish. You may have even started working toward your goals—but are you keeping up with them? All too often, we will set our resolutions for the year and then…
  • Feb 12

    DACA and Executive Action on Immigration

    DACA and Executive Action on Immigration
    Obama’s executive action on immigration and DACA During the State of the Union address in January, immigration reform wasn’t a talking point. In fact, it was only mentioned briefly—and as a reminder of the president’s…
  • Feb 9

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?
    DAPA or an I601A waiver? If you qualify for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and I601A, you might ask which one would yield a better result. The differences between these can be summed up as a…
Rank this Week: 2905

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2792

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 23

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"
    President Obama's executive order to provide relief to undocumented immigrants opens up a new opportunity for many who had no options. However, whenever the immigration laws change, it also creates a chance for unlicensed notaries public,…
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2986

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: 2551

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law and legislative reform. By the Law Office of Ruby L. Powers.

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Nov 19

    Obama poised to announce go-it-alone plan on immigration Thursday

    Obama poised to announce go-it-alone plan on immigration Thursday
      U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration…
  • Nov 19

    Obama Immigration Order Said to Include Parents of Citizen

    Obama Immigration Order Said to Include Parents of Citizen
    His executive action could be announced in a television speech Thursday night, according to a person familiar with the planning. Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama plans to issue as soon as tomorrow a reprieve for…
  • Nov 6

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Rank this Week: 2694

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 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…
Rank this Week: 2941

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: 2870

About US Visas

About US Visas

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

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 2745

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: 2838

Immigration Updates

Immigration Updates

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

http://www.masliah-soloway.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 2479

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Police action on a Backpage Escort Ad

    Police action on a Backpage Escort Ad
    I recently answered a questions about solicitation and entrapment on a local legal board. I thought the question was interesting enough to repost on my blog: (summary)I am a escort on Backpage. I have been posting online for months. My ad…
  • Feb 19

    Enhanced DUI charges in DC -- and how to fight them

    Enhanced DUI charges in DC -- and how to fight them
    DUI Defense in DC -- how to beat an enhancement charge.We recently had a jury trial in DC concerning a 2nd DUI. At the sentencing, our firm presented that enhancements should not apply. Essentially, our client obtained his first DUI in VA. …
  • Feb 1

    Immigration Asylum -- the 1 year clock (and other questions)

    Immigration Asylum -- the 1 year clock (and other questions)
    Recent questions posted on AILA about the one year clock and exceptional circumstances.I recently answered two questions on thee AILA member board, and thought I would share both the questions and the answers here. Although these were aimed…
Rank this Week: 3494

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
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred
    Our firm is proud to announce yet another approval for an individual who entered the United States of America prior to the age of sixteen as a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This individual arrived after turning 15…
  • Feb 19

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
  • Jan 16

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services held a Public Service Engagement conference call with Mariela Melero, Associate Director of Customer Service and Public Engagement on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in order to address policy…
Rank this Week: 3717

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa
    USCIS requires a passport style photo for each K1 Fiancé and/or CR1 Marriage Visa application. The processing of your application may be delayed if you do not submit the proper type and size photo. Therefore, its important that…
  • Jan 28

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce

    Children born during the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa application proce
    Many of my clients who travel overseas to spend time with their fiancés or spouses while waiting on a K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa, become fathers. After all of the excitement, the question becomes…….What do I need to…
  • Jan 22

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa
    Only a US citizen can petition a fiancé for a K1 Fiance Visa. As you may expect, the Petitioner will have to demonstrate that he or she is a US citizen to obtain a Fiancé Visa. You can submit the following documents to…
Rank this Week: 3307

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

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

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 3719

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: 3615

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: 3468

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: 3574

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 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…
Rank this Week: 3283

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: 3470

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: 3159

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Schwartz and Brown, LLP.

http://www.sanfranciscoimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court
    Last year, the Obama Administration announced that it would pursue a different policy with respect to the 300,000 or so deportation cases languishing in the federal court system. Immigrants with "low priority" cases may be granted a stay,…
  • Feb 15

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22
    Over the past few months, I have received a couple of calls from people asking for cancellation of removal. When I tell them that cancellation of removal is only available in deportation proceedings, they ask, "So should I surrender myself…
  • Feb 7

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?
    When it comes to family members, people will do almost anything to ensure unity, be it a long lost cousin or their mother. When they hear that one family member might arrive by Christmas but another might arrive by Christmas 2014, they start…
Rank this Week: 3713

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

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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…
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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/
  • Mar 2

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!
    The new regulation recently announced by USCIS is scheduled to go into effect on May 26, 2015, and allows certain H-4 spouses to seek lawful employment. Two Categories of H-4 Spouses Eligible for EADs Please be aware that not all H-4…
  • Jan 12

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!
    With the beginning of the New Year, it is also the time to start preparing H-1B visa petitions for the 2016 fiscal year lottery, which is now less than three months away! Starting on April 1, 2015, individuals will be able to try and submit…
  • Nov 26

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4967

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Mar 2

    Breaking News: USCIS Will Begin Accepting EAD Applications for H-4 Spouses on May 26, 2015

    Breaking News: USCIS Will Begin Accepting EAD Applications for H-4 Spouses on May 26, 2015
    For once, we are very happy to report that our breaking news is good news for a change. Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced that the Department of Homeland Security will…
  • Feb 19

    Texas Federal Court Temporarily Blocks the Implementation of DAPA and DACA

    Texas Federal Court Temporarily Blocks the Implementation of DAPA and DACA
    In a ruling issued late on Monday night of this week, Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary injunction blocking the implementation of the President's planned executive action that aims to help the estimated five million…
  • Feb 16

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application
    In November 2014, the President announced a series of immigration-related executive actions. The two plans that have received the most media attention are the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly referred to as DACA) and…
Rank this Week: 3858

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

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

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

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 4320

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3978

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA
    Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign national individuals and families who have been contributing to our state’s unique culture and its economy for several years.  These people have been anxiously waiting for Congress to…
  • Feb 15

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015
    The great state of Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign nationals who have been contributing to our economy, neighborhoods and local communities for several years.  Unfortunately, these individuals’ lack of immigration…
  • Feb 7

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor works out a modified repayment plan with his/her creditors and gets the plan approved by the bankruptcy court.  The purpose of the repayment plan is for the creditors to receive as much of the money…
Rank this Week: 4016

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Feb 19

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

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

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

    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com
    Joel Peralta detained at airport and misses Dodgers fan fest - CBSSports.com The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should…
  • Feb 4

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program WhoIndividuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA. WhatExtends the deferred…
Rank this Week: 4589

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/
Rank this Week: 4291

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Expansion of DACA

    Expansion of DACA
    President Obama finally announced his plans to overhaul U.S. immigration policies via executive action. This blog post will focus on the President's initiative to increase the amount of people who can be eligible for Deferred Action for…
  • Dec 31

    Fiancé(e) Visa

    Fiancé(e) Visa
    U.S. citizens who want to bring their foreign citizen fiancé to the U.S. to marry and live here should apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa to sponsor their fiancé's travel to the U.S. The K-1 visa allows the foreign national…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4421

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Feb 9

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

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

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award
    With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony.  Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce…
  • Dec 21

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”
    [Blogger's Note:  Today we have a dandy guest post from the ever insightful, prolific and droll, Nici Kersey.  Don't be put off by her introductory paragraphs.  There's an immigration gem awaiting -- one that…
Rank this Week: 4913

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw
    An Austin woman has sued the city and Travis County, claiming they violated her civil rights while administering a blood draw, according to a report by Statesman. The lawsuit states that on February of 2013, the woman, who was 24-years-old at…
  • Feb 2

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated
    According to a report by Keye-TV, on the morning of January 24, a 30-year-old woman allegedly hit a bicyclist with her vehicle at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane in Central Austin. Police believe she was intoxicated…
  • Jan 26

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    California is home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants. The estimate is said to be somewhere in the millions. Previously, many of these individuals had no choice but to drive without licenses due to the demands of work and daily…
Rank this Week: 4844

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Jan 30

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho
    Rexburg Idaho immigration lawyer information. Learn more about your immigration options here or call (208) 918-0852. The post Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
  • Jan 28

    Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

    Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)
    Vice Media yesterday published a story about English teachers in China without proper visas, The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied to and Exploited. The story quotes me in a couple places. The story opens…
  • Jan 20

    Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Worker

    Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Worker
    The H-1B season is off and running!  With a strong U.S. employment report, this may well be another lottery year.   I am recommending that all petitions be ready for submission by March 31 to ensure they make the cut of…
  • Jan 14

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)
    The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases. This includes nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B, H, L, O), permanent residence (e.g., through family, investment, or employment), and naturalization.…
Rank this Week: 3816

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: 4543

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: 4738

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

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

    Republican Conservative Trying to Block President’s Immigration Reform Initiative

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

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

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

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law
    The state of Arizona gained notoriety close to nine years ago when the state law enforcement officials took the federal government’s immigration laws into their own hands and set off a debate nationwide regarding the treatment of…
Rank this Week: 4000