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Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

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

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

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

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

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!
    On Tuesday, 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the constitutionally discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may now submit an immigration petition for a same-sex…
Rank this Week: 2156

WiggiBlawg

WiggiBlawg

Covers immigration law. By Randall Drew.

http://wiggiblawg.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com

    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com
    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com RAD~ Here are some excerpts from a really interesting article in the NYT....I often find it fascinating to try to understand what influences me to think the way I do about things and why others…
  • May 17

    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com

    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com
    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that the state would accelerate consideration and granting of pardons to legal immigrants for old or minor criminal…
  • May 12

    New "Green Card" is here and it is high tech and green

    New "Green Card" is here and it is high tech and green
    USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card Fact Sheet Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card¿commonly known as the "Green Card" to incorporate several…
Rank this Week: 2190

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 17

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption…
  • Apr 11

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS
    According to a USCIS Update:  “In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year…
  • Apr 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and find us on Yelp!
Rank this Week: 2555

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 8

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – March 20, 2014 On the March 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Apr 7

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”
    Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner at Altro Levy LLP, was recently interviewed by Michel Munger from the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal. The article is about the visa lottery which takes place during the first week of April for work…
  • Mar 28

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA
    The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, more commonly known as FATCA, was passed in 2010. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (“FI”s) to report on the account information of U.S. citizens and residents (including…
Rank this Week: 2673

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/
  • Apr 2

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual

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

    English Only – Discrimination?

    English Only – Discrimination?
    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination? A question sometimes asked of immigration lawyers is whether or not an employer can require all employees to only speak English at work. Is an English-only policy a form a discrimination?…
  • Mar 25

    EB-5 Investor Visa

    EB-5 Investor Visa
    All You Need to Know About the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program If you are an investor from abroad, then becoming your path to citizenship in the United States may be easier than the typical immigrant. The EB-5 program was created by Congress…
Rank this Week: 2630

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2909

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: 2683

Salt Lake City Legal News

Salt Lake City Legal News

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

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

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill

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

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame

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

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

    Woman hit by car in downtown Salt Lake City upgraded to serious condition
    A woman was in serious condition Friday, the day after she was struck in downtown Salt Lake City by a car. Salt Lake City police said the 58-year-old woman was hit while crossing the intersection of 900 S. West Temple … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2681

Olivie Law Blog

Olivie Law Blog

Covers immigration legal issues, general human rights, refugee rights and immigrant rights. By André Olivie.

http://olivielaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for…
  • Apr 3

    New Website

    New Website
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog. Please find it at to www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
  • Apr 3

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog.  www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 2852

U.S. Immigration News Updates

U.S. Immigration News Updates

By Carlos Candal.

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

    Napolitano Reiterates Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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

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

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

    Obama Backs off Pledge of Swift Immigration Reform

    Obama Backs off Pledge of Swift Immigration Reform
    President Obama Wednesday backed off a campaign promise to make immigration reform a priority of his first term, saying work on the issue has begun but his agenda is already stretched. “We want to move this process,” Obama said in a…
Rank this Week: 2507

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/
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Naturalization v. Keeping PRC Citizenship: Weighing the Advantage

    U.S. Naturalization v. Keeping PRC Citizenship: Weighing the Advantage
    In deciding whether to apply for U.S. naturalization, a green card holder from China needs to carefully weigh the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen versus the benefits of keeping Chinese citizenship. The below table lists some specific…
  • Apr 17

    Event

    Event
    The post Events appeared first on U.S. & China Visa Law Blog | Chodorow Law Offices.
  • Apr 9

    Snowden Incident May Sink Hong Kong Participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

    Snowden Incident May Sink Hong Kong Participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
    A Senate bill would allow Hong Kong to be considered for the U.S. visa waiver program, facilitating entry for residents of this special administrative region of China. But Congress may not be willing to pass the bill in light of Hong…
Rank this Week: 3396

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/
  • Apr 16

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

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May
    In light of the staggering increase in audits against companies; large and small, we, at Orbit Law are hosting a series of free trainings on the proper procedures for completion and maintenance of I-9 forms. Completion and maintenance of…
  • Apr 11

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform
    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services yesterday announced that they had received 172,500 H-1B applications (i.e. petitions for skilled workers) for an annual available limit of 85,000 visas; thereby leaving hundreds of…
  • Apr 9

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!
    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), along with original cosponsors Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Mark Amodei (NV-02), has recently  introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014 which…
Rank this Week: 2936

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?
    We answered a question about a shocking "child is not mine" revelation in a recent forum about custody and family law. It is repeated here: I have been married for 5 years to my wife. During that time (on 06 Jan 2012) we had a daughter. I…
  • Apr 14

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection
    Deferred Inspection with CBPIn this instance, there are a couple of considerations. You should expect to be placed in removal proceedings. It does not sound like you will be charged with an aggravated felony. First, this does not appear to be…
  • Apr 12

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?
    So I am going to be sentenced...what should I do? Often, after a plea, defense (and prosecution) will "reserve allocution" at sentencing. That means that each reserves the right to argue about what sentence you get. The basis for sentencing…
Rank this Week: 3385

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation

    Traffic Violations Can Lead to Deportation
    After four years without comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) within the United States, President Barack Obama turned the focus of his second term to salvaging his previously unkept promise to change immigration policy. The Obama…
  • Mar 4

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal

    Waiver of Inadmissiblity Eligibility Expanded by Board of Immigration Appeal
    The Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that a waiver under former Section 212(c) is now available for people who were convicted after a trial where before these people were deemed ineligible e for this relief from removal.  The…
  • Feb 24

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced

    Tough Immigration Judge Replaced
    An immigration judge in Dallas, Texas who handles removal proceedings involving minors was replaced.  His name is Deitrich Sims and he has been an immigration judge for the Executive Office for Immigration Review for over 20…
Rank this Week: 3193

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/
  • Apr 11

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Announces Count for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Petition
    As widely anticipated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet both the regular cap (65,000) and the advanced degree cap (20,000) for Fiscal Year…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned

    USCIS Announces that H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2015, Lottery Planned
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions (regular and master’s cases) to reach the statutory cap for Fiscal Year 2015 (10/1/2014 through 9/30/2015). Because the cap…
  • Mar 3

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti

    DHS Extends TPS for Haiti
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti who already hold TPS.  TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
Rank this Week: 2922

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 3175

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
  • Feb 28

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (February…
Rank this Week: 3368

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
  • Apr 10

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today
    Immigration lawyers from around the U.S. are in Washington, D.C. today to visit their legislators asking them to vote on immigration reform proposals. Regardless of political persuasion, most people agree the current immigration system is…
  • Apr 3

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA
    Here at the Seattle immigration Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, we enjoy working with entrepreneurs. Whether owned by Americans who seek to hire global foreign talent, or foreign nationals seeking to open or expand a business in the U.S.,…
Rank this Week: 3414

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
Rank this Week: 3381

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Apr 2

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?
    As noted in my most recent blog, the Canadian government is proposing to amend the current Citizenship Act in a way that will fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship.  The Strengthening Canadian…
  • Feb 28

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few
    Under the current Citizenship Act, the minister can grant fast-tracked Canadian citizenship to alleviate cases of special and unusual hardship or to reward services of exceptional value to Canada. The minister used this power to make instant…
  • Jan 28

    Time to Change the Rule

    Time to Change the Rule
    I never knew Edna Aldovino. She passed away last August in Toronto. Nonetheless, this blog is dedicated to her memory because Edna’s determination and motherly love are deserving of tribute. Edna was from the Philippines and she came to…
Rank this Week: 3688

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Mar 13

    Asylum Fraud and the Necessity for Reform

    Asylum Fraud and the Necessity for Reform
    This week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled, “Asylum Fraud:  Abusing America’s Compassion?”. Witnesses testified to members of the committee over the concern…
  • Mar 12

    Perceived Trust and Political Tactic

    Perceived Trust and Political Tactic
    By: Samantha Howland Comprehensive immigration reform continues to plague the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. society at large. 2013 saw tremendous momentum generated in support of immigration reform. Activists throughout the United…
  • Mar 12

    A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

    A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
    On February 27, 2014, the Migration Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion entitled, “A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System.” The panel was moderated by Kathleen Newland, the co-founder…
Rank this Week: 3021

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Feb 10

    IMMIGRATION SUBCOMMITTEE TO EXAMINE ASYLUM FRAUD

    IMMIGRATION SUBCOMMITTEE TO EXAMINE ASYLUM FRAUD
    Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing on fraud in the asylum system and the Obama Administration's contribution to this problem by its refusal to enforce our immigration laws. The House…
  • Dec 18

    NEW "PAROLE IN PLACE" OPTION TO IMMIGRATE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

    NEW "PAROLE IN PLACE" OPTION TO IMMIGRATE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
    On November 15, 2013 Obama administration issued a new policy directive that allows immigration officers to "parole in place" ("PIP") the parents, spouses, and minor children of U.S. military members. The policy allows relatives who are in…
  • Dec 4

    OBAMA'S UNCLE CAN REMAIN IN THE USA AND OBTAIN A GREEN CARD

    OBAMA'S UNCLE CAN REMAIN IN THE USA AND OBTAIN A GREEN CARD
    As was reported by CNN, Onyango Okech Obama -- an uncle of President Barack Obama who has been in the United States illegally for decades -- has gotten a federal court's OK to stay in his adopted country, according to an attorney representing…
Rank this Week: 3223

Immigration Navigator

Immigration Navigator

US immigration and green card information. By Gary Goodin.

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

    Immigration and Criminal Record

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

    The Green Card by Marriage Interview: Are You Ready?

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

    10 years green card and immigration marriage fraud

    10 years green card and immigration marriage fraud
    As a Las Vegas immigration lawyer dealing with marriage immigration cases, it is true that love knows no borders. Many bi-national couples have long and happy marriages. But it is also true that not every foreign national marries a US citizen…
Rank this Week: 3115

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: 3637

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: 3129

Immigration Attorneys Blog

Immigration Attorneys Blog

Covers K1 and K3 visas. By AmeriLawGroup.

http://www.immigrationattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3384

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: 3477

Heller Immigration Law Blog

Heller Immigration Law Blog

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

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

    Visa Bulletin For April 2011

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

    H-1B Administration Service

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

    Legal Services Update

    Legal Services Update
    While Heller Immigration Law Group is expert in handling all aspects of business, employment and family-based immigration (obtaining “green cards“), we are also widely known as the friendly immigration lawyers and a full service law firm…
Rank this Week: 3630

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

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
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Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

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

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

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

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

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

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

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

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
Rank this Week: 3016

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Apr 18

    Additional Options for Those Who Miss the H-1B Cap

    Additional Options for Those Who Miss the H-1B Cap
    As explained in previous ImmigRantings.com posts and widely discussed in the press and on the Internet, every year only 65,000 foreign workers (and additional 20,000 workers who have earned U.S. Master's degrees) will receive H-1B visas. …
  • Apr 15

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry

    How H-1B Visas Help the U.S. Economy and Specifically the Tech Industry
    Many of the ImmigRantings.com readers are aware that the H-1B visa - which is critical to allowing U.S. companies to employ talented foreign workers - comes with multiple obstacles, the most obvious obstacle being the "H-1B cap." Congress…
  • Apr 4

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?

    Will the Supreme Court Hear an Immigration Case this Summer?
    The Supreme Court of the United States (also referred to as SCOTUS) is the highest court in the nation. Once the Supreme Court makes a decision on a case, the case is closed - there is no possibility of another court rehearing the case and…
Rank this Week: 3829

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action
    Last Thursday, I joined hundreds of other attorneys in Washington, D.C. to lobby for immigration reform as part of AILA's National Day of Action 2014: Taking on the House. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of such an important…
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
Rank this Week: 4202

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
  • Mar 2

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 4638

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/
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
  • Apr 9

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country
    Our pup, Daphne, is a fixture in Freed Marcroft’s office and has so many opinions of her own that she is even on Twitter at @thatlawyerdog. As a dog lover myself, I understand why one of our trust and estate clients’ common…
  • Apr 7

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media
    Meghan Freed will be a panelist in a seminar the Hartford County Bar Association is presenting tomorrow, April 8, on how lawyers can use social media to enhance their marketing efforts and give their businesses a more robust online presence.…
Rank this Week: 3935

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.
    As we predicted the rule for H4 visa will actually come from an executive order. We have actually focused for years on the H4 visas and our target was the Obama Administration and the focus has paid off.  It seems they are now…
  • Apr 7

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 7, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system WASHINGTON, DC…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
    As you know we were all expecting a lottery on the FY 2015 regular H1b cap. Well, it seems we got worse than that. It seems already the lottery is on for the Maters’ Cap. Now we can only guess what will be on the regular Cap. NEWS…
Rank this Week: 4533

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com
    http://tinyurl.com/kgq2n32
  • Mar 4

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say
    Tom Rosenfeld has been featured in an interview by the online magazine, EB5investors.com.  I am so pleased because he is THE MAN aka the number one EB-5 lawyer in the world.http://tinyurl.com/oen335kPlease read it and take it to…
  • Feb 20

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project
    Sen. Tom Cobum (R-OK), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has sent letters to approved regional centers asking for a lot of information that goes far beyond the scope of the annual audit…
Rank this Week: 4787

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 4312

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Understanding Guidelines for Deferred Action in Immigration Case

    Understanding Guidelines for Deferred Action in Immigration Case
    On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that certain people may request a deferral of an immigration removal action for up to two years, if they came to the U.S. as children (under the age 16) and meet other…
  • Feb 18

    Eye Tests and DWI Charges: Can the Test Be Trusted?

    Eye Tests and DWI Charges: Can the Test Be Trusted?
    Upon pulling over a driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), many Texas police officers will ask the driver to perform one or more “field sobriety tests.” One common test is known as the “horizontal gaze…
  • Feb 13

    Bring Your Valentine to These Romantic Texas Town

    Bring Your Valentine to These Romantic Texas Town
    Texas is known for its iconic images of manliness: barbecue, rodeos, ranches, etc. Everybody knows the line, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” And while the southern state definitely lives up to its hyper masculine reputation, it…
Rank this Week: 4438

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Injured in a Car Accident in Roswell, Alpharetta or Milton

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

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

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

    Approvals come through for Deferred Action petition

    Approvals come through for Deferred Action petition
    USCIS has finally begun to issue approvals of the deferred action petitions filed beginning in August 2012, including for many clients of the Hernan Law Firm.  Early applicants have been receiving approval notices over the last month or…
Rank this Week: 4378

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: 4351

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: 4203

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/
  • Aug 30

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding
    The Obama administration released a directive last Friday, instructing federal immigration officers to be cognizant of family connections and needs when detaining undocumented foreign nationals who have children. The directive does not…
  • Aug 13

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the federal government agency that oversees and enforces many of the country's international trade, customs, and immigration regulations. When entering and exiting the United States, travelers will…
  • Jul 23

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National
    The Senate's reform bill is more than one thousand pages long and details plans to change employment-based immigration opportunities, as well as provides a pathway to citizenship for many foreign nationals who are currently in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 5002

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 20

    Top 10 Reasons Why Immigrants Get Visas Denied – 2013 Update

    Top 10 Reasons Why Immigrants Get Visas Denied – 2013 Update
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note:  The Law Office of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 16

    Spouses and Children of U.S. Permanent Residents Can (and Should) File for Green Cards Now

    Spouses and Children of U.S. Permanent Residents Can (and Should) File for Green Cards Now
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Office of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to comments,…
  • Mar 10

    Please Read Before Posting Comments or Question

    Please Read Before Posting Comments or Question
    You can post very simple comments or questions here. However, only those comments/questions that involve issues we have already written about in the blog articles and which can be clarified by the Guru in about 30 seconds, will be answered…
Rank this Week: 4982

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

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

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

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

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

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

    Employers Need not Document Posting Dates of NOF - BALCA

    Employers Need not Document Posting Dates of NOF - BALCA
    BALCA confirmed that 20 CFR 656.10(d) does not require documentation of the posting dates of the Notice of Filing (NOF) and that the affirmation on the ETA 9089 that the NOF complies with the regulations is sufficient.Matter of Seven Oaks…
Rank this Week: 4658

About US Visas

About US Visas

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

http://aboutusvisas.com/
Rank this Week: 4384