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Immigration Updates

Immigration Updates

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

http://www.masliah-soloway.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 1838

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Oct 29

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I’m dealing with a presenter who wants to cancel two weeks out due to poor ticket sales. While it’s not a huge engagement fee, my artist has already contracted…
  • Oct 22

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: My artist has an O-1 visa which expires in April 2015. We want to add a new engagement in May 2015. Can we just file for a “visa extension” or do we have to file…
  • Oct 8

    Bring Out Your Dead!

    Bring Out Your Dead!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to…
Rank this Week: 3863

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3380

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Oct 27

    Quick facts to know about applying for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Quick facts to know about applying for a K1 Fiance Visa
    To obtain a K1 Fiance Visa, the US Citizen must file form I-129f Petition for Alien Fiance. The current edition is dated 06/13/13. No previous editions are accepted. File your forms and documents with USCIS at P.O. Box 660151, Dallas, TX…
  • Oct 20

    Removing The Conditions Of Your Legal Permanent Residency

    Removing The Conditions Of Your Legal Permanent Residency
    The K1 Fiance Visa requires the Petitioner and Beneficiary to get married within 90 days after the foreign fiancé enters the US. After getting married, the couple must then apply for the foreign spouse’s Legal Permanent Residency…
  • Oct 19

    Has your K1 Fiance Visa Been Denied?

    Has your K1 Fiance Visa Been Denied?
    K1 Fiance Visas are generally denied when the Petitioner fails to meet the requirements of a Fiance Visa, when the forms are incorrectly filled out and never corrected, our when there is a lack of evidence to support the claim of a genuine…
Rank this Week: 2702

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Oct 27

    U.S. Circuit Court Strikes Down Another Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

    U.S. Circuit Court Strikes Down Another Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law
    Recently the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit ruled that another of Arizona's anti-immigration laws is unconstitutional. This law, referred to as Proposition 100, allowed the state to deny bond to undocumented foreign…
  • Oct 27

    Immigration Advocates Accuse ICE of Acting "Out of Control"

    Immigration Advocates Accuse ICE of Acting "Out of Control"
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly known by its concise acronym of ICE, is the enforcement arm of the federal government's immigration laws. ICE has been making headlines recently as immigrant rights advocates accuse the…
  • Oct 20

    New York City Taking Steps to Institute its Own Version of Immigration Relief

    New York City Taking Steps to Institute its Own Version of Immigration Relief
    In the wake of President Obama's announcement that he will delay executive action on comprehensive immigration reform until after the Congressional November elections, many states expressed their disappointment with the President because the…
Rank this Week: 3242

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 27

    News Summary

    News Summary
    Over the past week, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Oct 24

    Annual Snowbird Outlook: BMO Predicts U.S. Vacation Home Boom

    Annual Snowbird Outlook: BMO Predicts U.S. Vacation Home Boom
    BMO Bank of Montreal recently published its Annual Snowbird Outlook, which predicts that the value of U.S. vacation homes is on the rise. According to BMO, Canadian snowbirds who already own U.S. vacation property can expect their U.S.…
  • Oct 22

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: FATCA

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: FATCA
    Altro Levy has been closely following the implementation of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) in Canada. In February, I blogged about the intergovernmental agreement (the “IGA”) between the Canadian…
Rank this Week: 4653

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/
  • Oct 26

    Scientist Alleges Fraud in China’s “Thousand Talent” Foreign Expert Program

    Scientist Alleges Fraud in China’s “Thousand Talent” Foreign Expert Program
    Physicist Ulf Leonhardt made headlines when he published a theoretical framework for an invisibility cloak. Not long afterwards, he was recruited by the Centre for Optical and Electronic Research (COER) at South China…
  • Oct 26

    Scientist Alleges Fraud in China’s “Thousand Talent” Foreign Expert Program

    Scientist Alleges Fraud in China’s “Thousand Talent” Foreign Expert Program
    Physicist Ulf Leonhardt made headlines when he published a theoretical framework for an invisibility cloak. Not long afterwards, he was recruited by the Centre for Optical and Electronic Research (COER) at South China…
  • Oct 25

    Photo Exhibition: Baohan Street | An African Community in Guangzhou

    Photo Exhibition: Baohan Street | An African Community in Guangzhou
    Check out this photo exhibition by Li Dong (artist) and Michaela Pelican (curator) from  October 15 to November 15, 2014 at the University of Cologne. If you can’t go in person, there’s an excellent online catalog (4MB…
Rank this Week: 3257

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Oct 25

    Immigration “Fire on the Ground” — What’s Next for the L-1B Visa?

    Immigration “Fire on the Ground” — What’s Next for the L-1B Visa?
    Since 2008 American employers have been burning mad about how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has gone from fairly reasonable to highly restrictive in its interpretation of the L-1B “specialized knowledge” visa…
  • Oct 9

    The “When” of Immigration

    The “When” of Immigration
    In everyday English, “when” clearly “connote[s] immediacy.” . . . ’”when’ … can be read, on the one hand, to refer to ‘action or activity occurring ‘at the time that’ or…
  • Jun 30

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

    Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalitie
    [Blogger's note:  Here we go with another guest column from Nicole (Nici) Kersey who offers a witty, wise and worthy post on the inequities and inanities of the worksite enforcement scheme concocted by Congress in 1990, a flawed system…
Rank this Week: 3922

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?
    The great state of Georgia is home to many equally great small and medium-sized businesses.  Georgian residents are true entrepreneurs and several of our friends and neighbors have enjoyed great success with their businesses all across…
  • Oct 17

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?
    There are two types of bankruptcies that Georgian families and individuals can file.  The first type is called Chapter 7.  Chapter 7 is referred to as “straight” bankruptcy where most of the debt is discharged. It is…
  • Oct 15

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?
    Sometimes I am asked What is a “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy? Technically, there is no such thing as a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. It refers to a process where a consumer files and receives a Chapter 7 discharge and then files for a…
Rank this Week: 2701

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: 2742

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    U Visa Eligibility

    U Visa Eligibility
    A U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that provides relief to victims of certain crimes by granting them temporary legal status and work authorization in the United States for four years. You may qualify for a U visa if you are a victim of a…
  • Aug 7

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President is preparing to announce a new set of Executive Actions he plans to take on immigration since Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package. Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Washington D.C.,…
  • Aug 5

    Evidence for Asylum

    Evidence for Asylum
    As we've pointed out in previous blog posts, the Asylum process is a long and complicated one. In order for your asylum application to be successful, you will need a lot of evidence. This blog will focus on the kinds of evidence you will need…
Rank this Week: 3281

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Restaurant Wins Specialized Knowledge Visa Fight with DHS

    Restaurant Wins Specialized Knowledge Visa Fight with DHS
    AUTHORS:  Michael Neifach and Minnie Fu. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.,   has rejected U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ determination that “inherent knowledge a person gains as a result of his or…
  • Oct 7

    USCIS E-Verify Record Disposal of 10-Year-Old Receipts to Begin January 1, 2015

    USCIS E-Verify Record Disposal of 10-Year-Old Receipts to Begin January 1, 2015
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that as of January 1, 2015, in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration records retention and disposal schedule, it will begin…
  • Sep 25

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. Five franchisees and operators of 7-Eleven, Inc. stores located throughout Long Island, New York and Virginia plead guilty to committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring unauthorized foreign national…
Rank this Week: 4022

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Oct 23

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report
    The 2014 Ombudsman Annual Report, released by USCIS, indicated that the Request for Evidence rates for the L-1 intracompany transferee visa category is nearly 50 percent for the first half of the 2014 Fiscal Year.  This indicates a…
  • Oct 21

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver
    On September 17, 2014 the BIA held in Matter of Ka A. Paek that an alien who was admitted to the United States as a conditional permanent resident is considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is barred from establishing…
  • Oct 16

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence
    In Matter of A-R-C-G-, the BIA recently found that “married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship” may constitute as a particular social group.  This is a landmark decision that will better assist in…
Rank this Week: 3468

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Pozo Goldstein, LLP.

http://www.atlantaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Harvard Student Who left U.S. Gets Humanitarian Visa

    Harvard Student Who left U.S. Gets Humanitarian Visa
    Dario Guerrero, a junior at Harvard University made a rash decision to leave the United States to travel to Mexico, his country of birth, to bring his dying mother home to Mexico. Dario came to the United States when he was only 2 years old…
  • Oct 21

    President Obama Blames the Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay

    President Obama Blames the Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay
    Recently, President Obama met with reporter Chuck Todd, in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, and discussed his executive decision that has delayed the legislation on the Immigration Reform from passing. The President commented on the…
  • Oct 16

    White House Press Secretary Makes Statement Regarding Immigration Reform

    White House Press Secretary Makes Statement Regarding Immigration Reform
    Josh Earnest, press secretary for the White House announced on Wednesday that they would be “surprised” if Republicans tried to block any executive decision regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform that will be proposed in the…
Rank this Week: 2856

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

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

    Temporary Protection Status for Honduras and Nicaragua

    Temporary Protection Status for Honduras and Nicaragua
    The Secretary of Homeland Security recently announced that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Honduras and Nicaragua may now extend their protected status for an additional 18 months. The TPS prevents the deportation of…
  • May 21

    3 Places that Keep Austin Weird

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

    Occupational Licenses: When You Need to Drive for Work

    Occupational Licenses: When You Need to Drive for Work
    Texas law allows the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to suspend or revoke a driver’s license in certain situations even if the person has not been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI).  For example, a driver who refuses…
Rank this Week: 3859

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/
  • Oct 20

    High Praise From US Military Members and Immigration Advocates for 'Policy In Place'

    High Praise From US Military Members and Immigration Advocates for 'Policy In Place'
    Last November, a change in America's immigration policy was implemented by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director which allows the undocumented family members of US military personnel to escape deportation. The change…
  • Oct 15

    Several Undocumented Migrants in New Mexico Released from Detention Facility

    Several Undocumented Migrants in New Mexico Released from Detention Facility
    Dozens of undocumented migrants who were being held at a facility in New Mexico have been released, according to Philip Burch, the mayor of the city of Artesia. Burch recently told reporters that 68 of the nearly 500 detainees at the Artesia…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Petitioned to Give Undocumented Immigrants Access to Affordable Healthcare

    Obama Petitioned to Give Undocumented Immigrants Access to Affordable Healthcare
    Last week, leaders within the nation's Hispanic community formally requested that President Barack Obama allow certain undocumented migrants to have access to Obamacare. They say that the justification for such an allowance stems from the…
Rank this Week: 3535

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Oct 17

    TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras - Drew Law Office, pllc.

    TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras - Drew Law Office, pllc.
    TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras - Drew Law Office, pllc. Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of…
  • Oct 7

    43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police - NYTimes.com

    43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police - NYTimes.com
    43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police - NYTimes.com For those out there who think the Central American children who have been coming to the US Border seeking protection from gangs --were making it up -- how about…
  • Oct 1

    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com

    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com
    Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status - NYTimes.com By MICHAEL D. SHEARSEPT. 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central…
Rank this Week: 4614

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/
  • Oct 17

    DHS Extends TPS for Hondura

    DHS Extends TPS for Hondura
    DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduran nationals who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries…
  • Sep 29

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1

    State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1
    The State Department has announced the registration period for the Congressionally mandated 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. The DV lottery allows nationals from certain countries to apply for immigrant visas ("green cards") outside of the…
  • Jul 30

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post

    Visa Issuance Problems at all Post
    The Department of State reports that it is experiencing technical problems with its global passport and visa system. This problem is delaying the issuance of visas at this time. The embassies and consulates are still scheduling and…
Rank this Week: 4844

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4487

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Oct 15

    I Read The News Today, Oh Boy . . .

    I Read The News Today, Oh Boy . . .
    The recent news that Postmedia had purchased the Sun Media chain certainly raised a few eyebrows, not least my own. Media commentators were quick to ask some obvious questions: Is this the print media’s last stand? A survival strategy?…
  • Oct 1

    Falling Through The Crack

    Falling Through The Crack
    For some reason, many individuals on open work permits in the province of Quebec are not eligible for medical coverage under the provincial health plan. It would make some sense to deny coverage to individuals on open work permits who were…
  • Sep 3

    La place des enfants est à l’école / Children Belong In School

    La place des enfants est à l’école / Children Belong In School
    Lettre ouverte à : L’honorable Yves Bolduc, Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, et L’honorable Kathleen Weil, Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion La place…
Rank this Week: 4401

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    EEOC and Employment Discrimination Overview

    EEOC and Employment Discrimination Overview
    EEO Complaint – tactics for filing. We have recently had an influx of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) complaints at the Firm, so I thought a few minutes spent discussing EEO tactics would be helpful for future would-be filers. First,…
  • Sep 13

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"
    Be careful not to get your immigration client "no bond" on result of bogus allegations!Many DHS attorneys (opposing counsel in immigration cases) do a great job, but you still need to be vigilant against your fella not getting bond or access…
  • Sep 12

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
Rank this Week: 3264

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
  • Aug 30

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated
    President Obama's expected executive action with regard to the Central American border crisis and legal immigration reform is now the subject of media speculation as to both timing and content.The political timing of such an announcement has…
  • Aug 25

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource
    Do you know about the USCIS I-9 Central, the online resource for your Form I-9 verification responsibilities?I-9 Central has links to popular I-9 topics such as: ·       Acceptable…
Rank this Week: 4216

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision on Heightened Discretionary Standard

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision on Heightened Discretionary Standard
    In Torres-Valdivias v. Holder, No. 11-70532, 2014 WL 4377469 (9th Cir. Sept. 5, 2014), the three-judge panel unanimously held that the heightened discretionary requirements adopted by the Attorney General in Matter of Jean, 23 I&N Dec.…
  • Sep 8

    US Federal Judge in Northern District of California Limits Mandatory Detention of Aliens in Removal Proceeding

    US Federal Judge in Northern District of California Limits Mandatory Detention of Aliens in Removal Proceeding
    Recently, US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction in Preap v. Holder, a class action lawsuit in which the Asian Law Caucus and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California…
  • Jun 18

    Tri-Valley University Founder to be Sentenced on June 20

    Tri-Valley University Founder to be Sentenced on June 20
    Susan Su, age 43, founder and former president of Tri-Valley University of Pleasanton, will be formerly sentenced on June 20, 2014, on the 31 counts ranging from conspiracy to commit visa fraud to money laundering to alien harboring. Su was…
Rank this Week: 4575

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: 3760

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/
  • Sep 16

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support
    FAQ on I-864 Affidavit of Support Affidavit of Support-Frequently Asked Questions At the Ranchod Law Group, we assist our clients in preparing and filing form I-864, Affidavit of Support on their behalf or on behalf of their family member. In…
  • Jul 17

    Extreme Hardship Waivers: Impact of an Absent Father

    Extreme Hardship Waivers: Impact of an Absent Father
    Extreme Hardship Waiver Applications Absent father and the psychological impact of family separation Impact of an Absent Father: Extreme Hardship in a Waiver Application While there is no exact definition of extreme hardship, immigration case…
  • May 23

    Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holder

    Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holder
    H1B Visa Holders Spouses in the U.S. under H4 status Announced Last Week: Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holders At Ranchod Law, many of our clients are H1B Visa Holders with spouses in the U.S. under H4 status. Currently, these H4 spouses…
Rank this Week: 3577

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce
    The American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigration Law Center filed a complaintagainst the federal government, challenging its policies which deny due…
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
Rank this Week: 3270

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: 4511

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

    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):…
  • May 15

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”

    Start-up Tales via an E-2: “How I hacked my US start-up”
    A great narrative concerning Mike Galarza, the CEO of Entryless, a Silicon Valley startup.   It’s deals with some of the complex issues dealing with attempting a start-up as a foreign national and what Mike did to make it work…
Rank this Week: 4374

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Executive Action - Family Immigration and Other Fixes Needed

    Executive Action - Family Immigration and Other Fixes Needed
    This blog posts follows up to an earlier post, Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed, discussing the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) letter to President Obama of August 6, 2014 requesting Executive Action. AILA…
  • Aug 13

    Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed

    Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed
    On August 6, 2014, the American Immigration Lawyers Association sent a letter to President Obama recommending administrative fixes or executive action to tweak the business immigration system in light of Congressional failure to pass an…
  • May 30

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama

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

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Aug 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington
    It is with extreme pride that we announce that Orbit Law, PLLC was honored with the designation of “Most Trusted Law Firm” in Washington State by Acquisition International Magazine as a part of their Global Mobility &…
  • Aug 27

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014
    Effective Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become “Unavailable” for the remainder of FY-2014 as the number of applicants exceeds the number of visas available annually. It is…
  • Jul 30

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
Rank this Week: 3984

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Aug 24

    What is the Visa Bulletin?

    What is the Visa Bulletin?
    Information on the visa bulletin published by the Department of State each month. The post What is the Visa Bulletin? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Apr 12

    Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?

    Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?
    Information on finding the best immigration lawyer in Idaho for your case. The post Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Dec 14

    How much will it cost to get a fiance visa?

    How much will it cost to get a fiance visa?
    How much will it cost to get a fiance visa? Check here for information on the costs of a fiancé visa and how to get your free Fiance Visa Guide. The post How much will it cost to get a fiance visa? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 3302

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3809

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 1

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Alpharetta Municipal Court – Georgia

    Arrested for Shoplifting in Alpharetta 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…
Rank this Week: 3788

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Michael M. Harrington.

http://www.bostonimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS
    The Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") recently held that a parent's continuous physical presence cannot be imputed to the parent's children. Temporary Protected Status is a temporary immigration benefit allowing foreign nationals of TPS…
  • Jul 15

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application
    Most foreign nationals applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate hope that their process goes smoothly and that they will leave the interview with a visa or get their visa soon thereafter. However, not every visa application goes so…
  • Jul 12

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act
    The case of Bazzi v. Holder illustrates the importance of an applicant proving that he is qualified for the visa which he seeks. Bazzi, a Lebanese national, was the beneficiary of an F-2B immigrant visa petition filed by his lawful…
Rank this Week: 3237

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.

    5 Ways Migrant Children Can Stay in the U.S.
    The administration estimates as many as 90,000 unaccompanied children from Latin America will be apprehended at the border by the end of September.  President Obama insists most of them will be sent home.  He’s wrong. There…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Options for Iraqi

    Immigration Options for Iraqi
    Despite the escalating sectarian violence in Iraq, there are currently no immigration programs allowing Iraqis to travel easily to the United States. Instead, Iraqis must turn to traditional immigration programs or one of two resettlement…
Rank this Week: 4735

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
  • Jun 18

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA
    El 5 de junio 2014, la Inmigración hizo un formulario nuevo para pedir renovación de la DACA y el permiso de trabajar. Ahora, todos que piden la DACA tienen que usar ese formulario nuevo, aun si es su primera solicitud. Todos…
  • Jun 13

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION
    Nos complace anunciar que el blog “Bilingual MN Attorney” blog contará con nuevos escritores. La Lic. Tamara Cabán-Ramirez colaborará con la Lic. Liz Knoot, Lic. Marisela Cantú y el Lic. Nathan Nelson…
  • Apr 3

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
Rank this Week: 4206

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: 3693

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: 4236

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: 3371

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: 3187

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: 3738

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: 4152

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Discusses immigration issues, news and legal developments. By Xiaojuan "Carrie" Huang.

http://www.deimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 4976

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: 4674

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: 4199