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Immigration Updates

Immigration Updates

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

http://www.masliah-soloway.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 2492

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/
  • Jul 22

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”
    “Wait, we do what?” It can sound pretty baffling at first. Here’s the scoop.  The kids stay in the family home — the “nest,” get it?  The idea is that instead of children having to go back and…
  • Jul 18

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life
    Kristen and I were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Provincetown.  The Land’s End Inn is our favorite place to stay for many reasons — but chief among them is its magnificent porch with views of the harbor.  Our…
  • Jul 12

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement
    I was recently thinking about a friend of mine from out of state who went through a pretty miserable breakup.  She and her former beau had lived together for several years, and they had a heck of a time determining how to handle to…
Rank this Week: 2776

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    DOD Security Clearance -- or EEO Violation? What happens when you are denied a job because you don't get a clearance?

    DOD Security Clearance -- or EEO Violation? What happens when you are denied a job because you don't get a clearance?
    A potential client contacted us with a very frustrating problem. He was a retired disabled veteran looking to get a federal job. He received an offer letter, but could not be placed until his clearance came through. His clearance ended up…
  • Jun 7

    How to address a false US Passport

    How to address a false US Passport
    I had a colleague send me a question recently, and it is worth posting the an analysis of the problem: Facts: Client is an adoptive child of a US citizen. A travel situation came up where she needed a US passport. We sent her to the passport…
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
Rank this Week: 3095

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrant

    News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrant
    On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will "host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach." This draft…
  • Jul 19

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    3RP 2016 Mid-Year Report (UNHCR, June 2016) [access]- See also related UN news story. Analysis: Lebanon Forces Illegal Status on Refugees (Refugees Deeply, July 2016) [text]Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Findings from…
  • Jul 19

    Regional Focus: MENA

    Regional Focus: MENA
    Asylum Procedures Shortcomings in Tunisia: What do External Borders Mean for the EU? (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, June 2016) [text]Can Israel Freely Interpret the Refugee Convention (When It Comes to Palestinian…
Rank this Week: 4583

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Making Summer Timesharing Work

    Making Summer Timesharing Work
    A few short decades ago, blended families were the exception rather than the rule. In today’s society, however, there are possibly more blended families than not. The “rules” for what constitutes a family have been…
  • Jun 9

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    Our Ayo & Iken attorneys have been busy this month. In this recap, we will take you through the many facets of what our attorneys have been up to from New Port Richey to Tampa and Orlando. We have tried cases, handled a difficult criminal…
  • Jun 1

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse
    Ayo & Iken Tampa Attorney Jeana Vogel has taken on a divorce case that offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice spouses of military personnel make and the risks they can take financially should their marriages dissolve overseas. Our…
Rank this Week: 2708

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

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

    Your Days Are Numbered — Practicing Arithmophobic Immigration Law

    Your Days Are Numbered — Practicing Arithmophobic Immigration Law
    Preferring words over numbers, I chose the practice of law. Preferring people over numbers, I forsook tax law and opted to practice immigration. How naïve of me to think that numbers could be so easily avoided. Everywhere they confront…
  • Jun 24

    All Checks but No Balances — The Systemic Failure to Protect EB-5 Investor

    All Checks but No Balances — The Systemic Failure to Protect EB-5 Investor
    Several widely-publicized actions by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the inevitable litigation that has piled on in consequence, have pressure-tested the EB-5 ecosystem and found it defective. Simply stated, the…
  • Dec 13

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility

    An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility
    [Blogger’s Note:  This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015  draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same…
Rank this Week: 4153

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Domestic Violence and Immigration Proceeding

    Domestic Violence and Immigration Proceeding
    Domestic abuse and violence charges and convictions can have very serious consequences when it comes to immigration proceedings. Pleading guilty or being found guilty of a domestic abuse or violence crime automatically makes any non-U.S.…
  • Jul 6

    Social Media Section Coming to Certain Immigration Forms?

    Social Media Section Coming to Certain Immigration Forms?
    The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has introduced a rule that would add a social media section to I-94W and Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) applications. According to a report from the British Broadcast Channel,…
  • Jun 27

    United States v. Texa

    United States v. Texa
    Last week, the United State Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court was split 4 to 4. Because the Supreme Court was unable to…
Rank this Week: 3533

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
  • Jul 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
  • Jun 15

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors,…
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
Rank this Week: 3944

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Jul 13

    DHS extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador through March 9, 2018

    DHS extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador through March 9, 2018
    DHS has extended eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for national of El Salvador for an additional 18 months through March 9, 2018. Nationals of El Salvador who currently have TPS status … Continue reading →
  • Mar 14

    Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule

    Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule
    The Department of Homeland Security has issued updates to the regulations on extensions of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for foreign nationals on student visas with STEM degrees. The new rules … Continue reading →
  • Mar 14

    Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule

    Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule
    The Department of Homeland Security has issued updates to the regulations on extensions of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for foreign nationals on student visas with STEM degrees. The new rules … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3886

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jul 13

    Proofing a genuine relationship for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Proofing a genuine relationship for a K1 Fiance Visa
    In order to obtain a K1 Fiance Visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have a genuine loving relationship and that you wish and intend to get married. To proof that you have such a relationship, you will need to submit evidence to USCIS…
  • Jul 4

    Finding Forms for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Finding Forms for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no requirement that you hire an Attorney to prepare and submit your application for a K1 Fiance Visa, but I don’t recommend it.  I think the chances of making a mistake if you don’t have prior…
  • May 17

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa

    When Do Age Differences Become An Issue In Applying For A K1 Fiance Visa
    Large age differences between a couple who are applying for a K1 Fiance Visa can become an issue in the application process. Based on my experience, I would say that an age difference of 10 years or less is not an issue at…
Rank this Week: 2661

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Alleged fraud uncovered in California regional center

    Alleged fraud uncovered in California regional center
    Merced (California) County Superior Court Judge David Moranda ruled May 31 that a felony criminal case involving Sierra Academy of Aeronautics and KS Aviation co-owner Daniel B. Yoon, 66, must proceed to trial.Yoon is facing two counts of…
  • Jun 23

    EB-5 is about job creation

    EB-5 is about job creation
    The words I am hearing from our politicians make little sense. If I need a job, I am going to where the job is. I don't care if the job is in an "affluent" area or not. A job is a job.
  • Jun 2

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California

    EB-5 fraud case uncovered in southern California
    SEC Halts EB-5 Scheme Stealing Investments in Cancer CenterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE2016-105Washington D.C., June 2, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a husband…
Rank this Week: 4684

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner & Schmidt, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Jun 28

    A Journey to Freedom

    A Journey to Freedom
    On November 2, 1966, Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act, which permitted Cuban nationals who have been physically present in the United States of America for at least one year, who have been admitted or paroled, and who are admissible…
  • Feb 10

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS
    (This is the final part of our three-part series with a look at DACA in the courts and how recent developments in the US Supreme Court will affect this program) In our previous articles, we spoke about the inception of DACA, the proposed DACA…
  • Jan 28

    DACA Expansion

    DACA Expansion
    (This is part two of our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with a look at President Obama’s its proposed expansion and the development of DAPA) On November 20, 2014, President Obama…
Rank this Week: 2840

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court
    On June 23, 2016, a divided Supreme Court sent President Obama’s DAPA program, which would provide deferred action status for parents of United States citizens who meet certain eligibility criteria (a USCIS flyer on the program…
  • Jul 24

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession
        Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially the first time.  For many people young and old, their first encounter with going to jail comes following an arrest for possession of marijuana (referred to in…
  • Apr 30

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015
    In order to expand its service offerings and accessibility to clients throughout Metro Atlanta, the Hernan Law Firm will be opening a second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015.  Please call our office at (678) 275-4000 for more…
Rank this Week: 3788

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our Georgian friends and neighbors is, “Do I really need a bankruptcy lawyer?” Since bankruptcy lawyers charge fees to file a client’s bankruptcy case, a person who…
  • Jun 14

    Financial Tips for New Graduate

    Financial Tips for New Graduate
    Congratulations! Whether you just graduated from a Georgia high school, college, law school, or medical school, you should give yourself a big pat on the back for all of your accomplishments and for entering a new and exciting chapter in your…
  • May 11

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan
    Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you likely have a son or daughter who is graduating high school this May and will be going off to college in the Fall. Right now is a wonderful time to celebrate our Georgia grads and wish them…
Rank this Week: 2657

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Jun 14

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?
    Around this time of year, many foreign workers and U.S. companies are faced with a dilemma:  the worker’s H-1B petition was not selected in the lottery.  Since there are only 85,000 H-1Bs awarded each year, and USCIS…
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation's immigration laws. ICE officials, apparently…
  • May 13

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children

    ICE Plans Increase in Deportations Targeting Central American Women and Children
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is largely responsible for the enforcement of many of the nation’s immigration laws. ICE officials,…
Rank this Week: 3082

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/
  • Jun 14

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim
    In his monthly report on the current trends and future projections of the visa bulletin, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provided additional insight…
  • Apr 24

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES
    With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in…
  • Feb 12

    Will I be an H-1B Visa “April’s Fool” This Year? Not with Successful Preparation

    Will I be an H-1B Visa “April’s Fool” This Year? Not with Successful Preparation
    H-1B visa process slideshow
Rank this Week: 4657

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/
  • Jun 14

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney
    The steps to obtaining a permanent visa or becoming a naturalized citizen in the United States can be challenging. It does become easier, however, when you choose an immigration attorney that is dedicated to helping you every step of the way.…
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
Rank this Week: 4064

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 7

    Visa Regression: Department of State Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Central American Juvenile Refugees, but Just Turns its Back

    Visa Regression: Department of State Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Central American Juvenile Refugees, but Just Turns its Back
    The United States Department of State last month issued their May 2016 Visa Bulletin indicating that the yearly EB4 visa limits have been reached for applicants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The EB4 visa allows certain immigrants…
  • Apr 4

    EOIR: How We Got Here

    EOIR: How We Got Here
    The backlog of immigration cases pending before judges nationally is currently hovering at around 500,000. In Houston, Texas alone that number is around 40,000. There are enough reasons to go around for those high tallies, including…
  • Mar 21

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?

    Merrick Garland: Here or There?
    President Barack Obama nominated Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. If (and given Congressional…
Rank this Week: 3578

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Jun 7

    E2 Visa Renewal | Filing for an Extension of Stay

    E2 Visa Renewal | Filing for an Extension of Stay
    As an E-2 Visa holder, you have already been identified as an investor or an employee of an investor from a country that maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States who has invested significant capital in ……
  • May 30

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?

    Top E2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?
    When deciding to file a petition for an E2 work visa, it’s important to be aware of the key E2 visa requirements for investors and individual guidelines. USCIS defines an E-2 investment as “the investor’s placing of capital,…
  • May 25

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step

    O-1 Visa Extension Denial – The Next Step
    Obtaining an O-1 Visa can be a difficult process and the qualifications required make the petitioning deliberation very selective. As such, the typical three (3)-year time allotment may not be enough time to complete your contract. Should…
Rank this Week: 2924

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/
  • Jun 3

    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutivo de Inmigración del Presidente Obama

    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutivo de Inmigración del Presidente Obama
    6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutiva de Inmigración del Presidente Obama Powers Law Group, P.C. 3 Junio 2016 El 18 de abril, la Corte Suprema escuchó los argumentos sobre el programa de Acción…
  • Jun 2

    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
    6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. June 2, 2016 On April 18, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Deferred…
  • May 23

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016
    President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive…
Rank this Week: 3420

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer…

Atlanta Employment & Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bettslaw.net/
  • May 26

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program
    This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs. The new rules came after provisions of…
  • May 26

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program

    New Rules on Company Wellness Program
    This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs. The new rules came after provisions of…
  • May 19

    Common Workers Compensation Claim

    Common Workers Compensation Claim
    A review of more than 1.5 million workers compensation cases provides a snapshot of the most common claims nationwide. Travelers, the largest workers compensation carrier in the United States, released a report on claims filed between 2010…
Rank this Week: 3952

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
Rank this Week: 4218

Hunton Immigration and Nationality…

Hunton Immigration and Nationality Law Blog

Provides information on US immigration law for employers and employees. By Hunton & Williams.

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

Immigration Lawyer For…

Immigration Lawyer For Professionals

Covers immigration law. By Jeffries & Corigliano, LLP.

http://www.immigrationlawyerforprofessionals.com/
  • May 10

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?

    What happens if I cannot fulfill my three year J-1 Waiver Commitment? Can I transfer my job and keep my waiver?
    H1B Transfer Based on Extenuating Circumstances An H-1B transfer may, under certain circumstances that are considered extenuating, be approved for a physician that has been granted a J-1 waiver to practice medicine in an underserved…
  • Jan 25

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:

    Hardship and Persecution Waivers: Possible option for J-1 physicians:
    HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION WAIVERS One method for a J-1 Physician to obtain a waiver of the foreign residency requirement is to obtain a hardship waiver.  Hardship waivers are based on a showing of exceptional hardship to a qualifying…
  • Feb 24

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent

    Employment authorization now available for certain H-4 dependent
    Finally!  The DHS has announced that starting May 26 of this year certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible for EAD’s. This is a tremendous benefit and will undoubtedly provide great flexibility and opportunities for many…
Rank this Week: 2888

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travelers who do not have an eTA can board their…
  • Mar 7

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

    Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada
    Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa for entrance to Canada. The eTA…
Rank this Week: 4877

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
Rank this Week: 4980

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/
  • Feb 5

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for…

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for businesses may have been a luxury, but in today’s world, you need it to stay competitive. Because broadband Internet evolved to a point where it became a cable-based solution, even small to…
  • Jan 29

    SSI: Can Illegal Aliens Really draw Benefits?

    SSI: Can Illegal Aliens Really draw Benefits?
    A hot topic when it comes to Social Security benefits involves payments to illegal aliens. Many taxpayers are rightfully concerned that this agency would allow lawbreakers to profit from their action. The truth is that aliens are only allowed…
  • Jan 24

    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of 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? Like so many other questions, there is really no…
Rank this Week: 3713

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season
    The Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers who possess the equivalent of a U.S.…
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe…

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign…
  • Nov 16

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4344

Immigration Navigator

Immigration Navigator

US immigration and green card information. By Gary Goodin.

http://www.immigrationnavigator.com/
  • Dec 3

    J-1 visa 2 year rule

    J-1 visa 2 year rule
    If you were ever admitted in J status, the first thing that needs to be determined is whether you are subject to the two year residence requirement.
  • Dec 22

    Immigration Criminal Justice Record

    Immigration Criminal Justice 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3427

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2836

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Oct 6

    Canadians show their government the way

    Canadians show their government the way
    When it comes to helping international refugees in desperate need, it is the Canadian people who are leading the charge. We could be doing more, but some recent news gives grounds to be hopeful that that will soon be case. For example, the…
  • Sep 9

    We Can Do Much More

    We Can Do Much More
    Version française à suivre In 1979, as thousands of Vietnamese were attempting to flee a region in disarray and a totalitarian regime, deputy Canadian immigration minister John Manion brought the manuscript of None is…
  • Sep 2

    Kudos to Quebec

    Kudos to Quebec
    Version française à suivre At exactly this time last year, I wrote an open letter on this blog titled ‘Children Belong in School’.  In this letter, addressed to the Quebec Cabinet Ministers of Immigration…
Rank this Week: 4560

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • Aug 21

    EB-5 Proposals and What They Could Mean

    EB-5 Proposals and What They Could Mean
    It’s that time of the year, where the EB-5 Regional Center program is going to sunset and there is a scramble (as usual) to renew it.  And it should be pointed out that this has no effect on the “original” EB-5 program,…
  • Sep 4

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

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

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law
    Recently there was news from the Department of Homeland Security that there would be a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B workers to work.  See link for the actual release. While this particular proposal seems likely to happen, it…
Rank this Week: 4514

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

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

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    NFL Settlement Of Concussion Class Action Lawsuit With Former Players–Is It Adequate?

    NFL Settlement Of Concussion Class Action Lawsuit With Former Players–Is It Adequate?
    There was an interesting editorial by Joe Nocera of the New York Times on August 11, 2015 as to the NFL’s settlement with thousands of its ex-players and their families of a class action lawsuit alleging that the NFL knew of, and…
  • Aug 13

    NFL Settlement Of Concussion Class Action Lawsuit With Former Players–Is It Adequate?

    NFL Settlement Of Concussion Class Action Lawsuit With Former Players–Is It Adequate?
    There was an interesting editorial by Joe Nocera of the New York Times on August 11, 2015 as to the NFL’s settlement with thousands of its ex-players and their families of a class action lawsuit alleging that the NFL knew of, and…
  • Jul 23

    Tragic DWI Crash in Cutchogue

    Tragic DWI Crash in Cutchogue
    This past Saturday, July 18, 2015, there was an horrific DWI crash in Cutchogue on Long Island.  An intoxicated driver of a pick up truck that collided with a limousine and killed four women attempted to leave the scene of the accident.…
Rank this Week: 4452

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    The E-2 Improvement Act

    The E-2 Improvement Act
    On April 9th, 2015, Florida Congressman David Jolly (R) introduced a bill “The E-2 Improvement Act” that could have a significant and beneficial impact on E-2 Treaty Investor Visa holders whose ultimate desire is to obtain…
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
Rank this Week: 3959

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 2930

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: 3570

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: 4643

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: 4726

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 My Fiancee Before or After Naturalization. Help!

    Not Sure to Marry My Fiancee Before or After Naturalization. Help!
    (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 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…
Rank this Week: 4989

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer…

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers deportation, immigration courts, and naturalization. By Law Offices Of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC.

http://massachusettsimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV
    My immigration law office in Boston was recently contacted by the producers of my favorite reality TV show, 90 Day Fiance. They're working right now on casting for the second season. If you haven't already seen it, then you really should. The…
  • Nov 15

    John Dvorak

    John Dvorak
    The Brazilian community in Massachusetts is well-familiar with immigration attorney John Dvorak. Dvorak had a notorious reputation for shoddy work and for filing employment-based 245(i) green card cases based on bogus employment experience…
  • Oct 30

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer
    Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein has been selected a Super Lawyer, a peer-selected award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. The attorney-led selection process for the Super Lawyer award is multifaceted and…
Rank this Week: 4382

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: 4873

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: 3032

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: 4758

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: 3639

About US Visas

About US Visas

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

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 3861