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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: 2729

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 2386

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

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

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

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 25

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

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

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer
    In a recent case from Pennsylvania involving a retaliation claim under Title VII involving an employer who opposed a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation who had also filed a charge of discrimination, the court found that…
Rank this Week: 2252

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…
  • 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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2690

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: 2683

ARG Immigration Law Blog

ARG Immigration Law Blog

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

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

    It's H-1B Season...

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

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

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

    Demystifying Options for Student-Artist

    Demystifying Options for Student-Artist
    For students working in the arts, whether as performers, musicians, visual artists or technical personnel, the progression of immigration options from your F-1 status can be riddled with complexities. Of course it is not possible to describe…
Rank this Week: 2638

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Schwartz and Brown, LLP.

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

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

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

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22

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

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

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?
    When it comes to family members, people will do almost anything to ensure unity, be it a long lost cousin or their mother. When they hear that one family member might arrive by Christmas but another might arrive by Christmas 2014, they start…
Rank this Week: 2468

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

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

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

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

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

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

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

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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: 2716

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: 2693

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Mar 2

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
        The Florida real estate market was deeply shaken when the U.S. housing bubble burst eight years ago. Today, recovery is evident across the state. This is welcome news for Canadian snowbirds looking to invest in Florida property…
  • Feb 26

    The Expatriation Trap

    The Expatriation Trap
      There is no doubt that US citizens living abroad are feeling the brunt of recent efforts to enforce tax rules around foreign assets and income. Unlike any other developed nation, the US continues to impose income tax filing…
  • Feb 18

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
    It is widely known that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income – even if they live abroad. As a result, taxes for U.S. citizens living in Canada can be very complicated. U.S. citizens must file U.S. income tax returns…
Rank this Week: 4947

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Immigration Policy May Create Barriers for Immigrant College Student

    Immigration Policy May Create Barriers for Immigrant College Student
    Going to college is a costly pursuit. In addition to the inherent financial and intellectual challenges presented by the ambition, unfortunately students like Melvis Madrigal, a 20 year old who graduated from Robertson High School in 2013…
  • Feb 26

    Obama Pledges to Respect Immigration Court Ruling

    Obama Pledges to Respect Immigration Court Ruling
    United States District Judge Andrew Hanen recently blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, temporarily delaying its implementation and leaving almost 5 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. Hanen, a…
  • Feb 23

    Kansas Secretary of State Kobach on Obama’s Executive Order

    Kansas Secretary of State Kobach on Obama’s Executive Order
    Using their influence over the Kansas Legislature, Conservatives have succeeded in restricting reproductive rights, lowering tax rates, and limiting the power of teacher unions. Countering Obama’s immigration reform has not been so…
Rank this Week: 2936

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Mar 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4053

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

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

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

    Texas Federal Court Temporarily Blocks the Implementation of DAPA and DACA

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

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application

    USCIS Prepares for Incoming DACA and DAPA Application
    In November 2014, the President announced a series of immigration-related executive actions. The two plans that have received the most media attention are the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly referred to as DACA) and…
Rank this Week: 3691

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

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

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

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

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

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 4414

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/
  • Feb 27

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD
    Answers by attorney Shah Peerally For all your questions please post on SPLAWFORUM.com Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided.  You…
  • Feb 24

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!
    As you all know our law firm and a group of very dedicated individuals have been fighting for the H4 EAD for years. Finally DHS announced today that on May 26, 2015 some H4 Visa holders will actually get a work permit. 510 742 5887 If you…
  • Feb 20

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007
    EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences. Second:  Members of the Professions Holding…
Rank this Week: 4614

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

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

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4337

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 4372

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2815

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA

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

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

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

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor works out a modified repayment plan with his/her creditors and gets the plan approved by the bankruptcy court.  The purpose of the repayment plan is for the creditors to receive as much of the money…
Rank this Week: 3579

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    Police action on a Backpage Escort Ad

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

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

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

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

    Immigration Asylum -- the 1 year clock (and other questions)
    Recent questions posted on AILA about the one year clock and exceptional circumstances.I recently answered two questions on thee AILA member board, and thought I would share both the questions and the answers here. Although these were aimed…
Rank this Week: 2937

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    DACA Expansion opens February 18, 2015 - Drew Law Office, pllc.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program WhoIndividuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA. WhatExtends the deferred…
Rank this Week: 5046

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3302

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    Passport Photos for K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

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

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

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

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving US Citizenship for the K1 Fiance Visa
    Only a US citizen can petition a fiancé for a K1 Fiance Visa. As you may expect, the Petitioner will have to demonstrate that he or she is a US citizen to obtain a Fiancé Visa. You can submit the following documents to…
Rank this Week: 3563

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Expansion of DACA

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

    Fiancé(e) Visa

    Fiancé(e) Visa
    U.S. citizens who want to bring their foreign citizen fiancé to the U.S. to marry and live here should apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa to sponsor their fiancé's travel to the U.S. The K-1 visa allows the foreign national…
  • Nov 18

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Unlawful immigrants who experience domestic abuse may be afraid to contact the police or get other types of help because of their status. However, certain victims of domestic abuse may have a path towards lawful status under the Violence…
Rank this Week: 4223

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Keeping Your Momentum Going

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

    DACA and Executive Action on Immigration

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

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?

    Should you apply for DAPA or an i601A Waiver?
    DAPA or an I601A waiver? If you qualify for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and I601A, you might ask which one would yield a better result. The differences between these can be summed up as a…
Rank this Week: 3698

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

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

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

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

    The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Award

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

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

    Immigration Voices: “Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!)”
    [Blogger's Note:  Today we have a dandy guest post from the ever insightful, prolific and droll, Nici Kersey.  Don't be put off by her introductory paragraphs.  There's an immigration gem awaiting -- one that…
Rank this Week: 5021

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

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

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw

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

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated

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

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    California is home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants. The estimate is said to be somewhere in the millions. Previously, many of these individuals had no choice but to drive without licenses due to the demands of work and daily…
Rank this Week: 2802

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: 4282

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

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

http://lawandborder.com/
  • Jan 28

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

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

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

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

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

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)
    The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases. This includes nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B, H, L, O), permanent residence (e.g., through family, investment, or employment), and naturalization.…
Rank this Week: 2932

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Jan 12

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
  • Dec 9

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015

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

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

    Can I sponsor my child’s father for a green card?
    By Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer. Siskind Susser Law Firm. http://www.visalaw.com/about-visalaw/our-team-1/attorneys/ari-sauer/. Call 901-507-4278 and talk to my paralegal, Jessica, to schedule a consultation appointment. QUESTION: I am a…
Rank this Week: 2980

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: 4059

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

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

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

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

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell Municipal Court

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

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Milton Municipal Court – Georgia
    Being arrested for shoplifting can be a frightening experience. A theft charge on an arrest record and a related conviction can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to seek or maintain employment and pass background…
Rank this Week: 3025

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: 3185

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Obama Immigration Order Said to Include Parents of Citizen

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

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Rank this Week: 3876

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

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

    Republican Conservative Trying to Block President’s Immigration Reform Initiative

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

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

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

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law

    Arizona Facing the Repeal of Immigration State Law
    The state of Arizona gained notoriety close to nine years ago when the state law enforcement officials took the federal government’s immigration laws into their own hands and set off a debate nationwide regarding the treatment of…
Rank this Week: 3475

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 3814

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

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

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 3108

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

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

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 3888

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

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

    Danger of Proposals : Sometimes They Never Become Law

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

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage

    Mainland China and EB-5s: Rationales and Visa Usage
    The plight of mainland Chinese who use the EB-5 investment immigrant visa have been in the news. Of note are the rationales for those who leave (via the EB-5 or other means) in the Wall Street Journal (paywall):…
Rank this Week: 4109

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa
      We are looking for applicants who may be eligible for Australia’s investment or business development based Subclass 188 visa. If you fit any of the following profiles, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can…
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa
      We are looking for applicants who may be eligible for Australia’s investment or business development based Subclass 188 visa. If you fit any of the following profiles, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can…
Rank this Week: 4667

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

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

    Dealing With a Family Deportation

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

    Benefits of Being Multi-Lingual

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

    English Only – Discrimination?

    English Only – Discrimination?
    Is an English-Only Policy a Form of Discrimination? A question sometimes asked of immigration lawyers is whether or not an employer can require all employees to only speak English at work. Is an English-only policy a form a discrimination?…
Rank this Week: 4683

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

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

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

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

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

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

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 3706

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Focuses on immigration issues decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals or within the Third Circuit.

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4764

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: 4259