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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/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 1334

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

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

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

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

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1137

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 1288

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 1113

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: 1488

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: 1143

Immigration and Deportation

Immigration and Deportation

By Gehi & Associates.

http://gehilaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 13

    DHS Will Employ New Tracking System for Visa Holder

    DHS Will Employ New Tracking System for Visa Holder
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans on implementing a new, improved system to track individuals who overstay their U.S. tourist or work visa. DHS plans to begin the program in the next few weeks, and the program will trace future…
  • Mar 12

    U.S. the Leading Destination for Several Religious Group

    U.S. the Leading Destination for Several Religious Group
    Since the 19th century, immigrants have been coming to the U. S. in hopes of creating better lives for themselves and their families. Since then, the U.S. has become a melting pot of different ethnicities, cultures and religions. According to…
  • Mar 10

    Obama Speaks About Immigration Reform In Response to Fox News Latino Poll

    Obama Speaks About Immigration Reform In Response to Fox News Latino Poll
    A Fox News Latino poll conducted under Latin Insights was released on Monday, March 5 and consisted of 1,200 likely Latino voters in the U.S. The poll showed that 73 percent think Obama’s performance in office is satisfactory and more than…
Rank this Week: 1467

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: 1327

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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Rank this Week: 950

Florida Immigration Law Blog

Florida Immigration Law Blog

By Colombo & Hurd, PL.

http://www.colombohurdlaw.com/news-articles/
Rank this Week: 2090

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Revised – Updated Service Center Processing Times (5/31/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*

    Revised – Updated Service Center Processing Times (5/31/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 7/18/17 with processing dates as of 5/31/17. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Jul 24

    USCIS Returns Unselected FY 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petition

    USCIS Returns Unselected FY 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petition
    USCIS issued a news alert on Wednesday, July 19th stating that they have returned all fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in their computer-generated lottery. USCIS completed the data entry of all…
  • Jul 21

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 21, 2017

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 21, 2017
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 4296

Immigration View

Immigration View

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://immigrationview.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 24

    Premium Processing Resumes for Certain Cap-Exempt H-1B Petitions, Effective Immediately

    Premium Processing Resumes for Certain Cap-Exempt H-1B Petitions, Effective Immediately
    The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today, July 24, 2017, that it will again expand its resumption of premium processing for certain types of H-1B petitions. Effective immediately, H-1B petitioners who are (or have a…
  • Jul 24

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!
    Every year, the ABA Journal invites nominations for its Blawg 100 list, a compilation of staff and reader “favorites” within the legal blogosphere. The rigorous selection process for the 2017 list has begun, with the…
  • Jul 18

    Revised Form I-9 Now Available

    Revised Form I-9 Now Available
    USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17, 2017. On Sept. 18, 2017 and…
Rank this Week: 1939

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 24

    Breaking US Immigration News: July 24, 2017

    Breaking US Immigration News: July 24, 2017
    Stay up to date on US Immigration News! Changes in US immigration laws to successful immigration stories, we always have the scoop! Stories from the Border Immigration and ICE were the main topics of discussion at a meeting in Saratoga…
  • Jul 21

    Canadian Immigration News: July 24th, 2017

    Canadian Immigration News: July 24th, 2017
    Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: Changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News Although the newest liberal Canadian government has great approval ratings, there…
  • Jul 18

    Top 10 Reasons to Choose Canada for Higher Education

    Top 10 Reasons to Choose Canada for Higher Education
    Canada is among the top destinations for students who choose to study abroad. Students prefer Canada for higher education on account of various reasons. With one of the longest coastlines, vast wilderness, world-class cities, and a…
Rank this Week: 4392

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    Deadly Air Bags Are Still in Millions of Vehicles Two Years After Recall

    Deadly Air Bags Are Still in Millions of Vehicles Two Years After Recall
    The Takata air bag scandal has gone on for more than two years and expanded into the largest recall in history in this country. Alarmingly, millions of drivers are still traveling around with airbags that could explode causing deaths or…
  • Jul 20

    Drugged Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Newnan Crash

    Drugged Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Newnan Crash
    We hear a lot about drunk driving, but drugged driving is also a major factor in crashes in Georgia. It may have been the cause of a fatal Newnan crash. In a recent crash in Newnan, state patrol officers said drugs were suspected as a factor.…
  • Jul 18

    Who Can Be Sued After a Commercial Vehicle Crash in Georgia?

    Who Can Be Sued After a Commercial Vehicle Crash in Georgia?
    If you are hit and hurt by a car in Georgia, liability is usually straightforward if the other driver is to blame. You file a claim against his or her insurance company. It’s more complicated after a commercial vehicle crash. If you are…
Rank this Week: 2868

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

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

    Cuban, Chinese Tobacco Corporations Sign Agreement on Cigar Trade

    Cuban, Chinese Tobacco Corporations Sign Agreement on Cigar Trade
    China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) and Cuban cigar producer Habanos S.A. signed an agreement in Havana over the weekend with the aim of increasing Cuba’s cigar exports to China. Co-heads of Habanos S.A., Luis Sanchez-Harguindey…
  • Jul 19

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act
    President Donald Trump plans to continue the biannual suspension of the Title III provision of the Helms-Burton Act that permits the owners of property confiscated in Cuba to sue the Cuban government and foreign governments for using those…
  • Jul 17

    Raul Castro Dismisses Trump’s Tougher Line on Relations with Havana

    Raul Castro Dismisses Trump’s Tougher Line on Relations with Havana
    Cuban President Raul Castro dismissed President Donald Trump’s harder line on relations with Havana to Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday, calling it a setback. “Any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either…
Rank this Week: 1964

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Jul 23

    The Known and Unknown Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program at USCIS and the USCIS Ombudsman

    The Known and Unknown Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program at USCIS and the USCIS Ombudsman
    Memes, apocrypha, obfuscation, head feints, hand-wringing, and supposition: These are the misleading and unreliable stuff of the Interweb. To a great extent, alas, they also infect the EB-5 ecospace. This article will avoid conjecture and…
  • Feb 20

    Soothsayings on Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program

    Soothsayings on Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program
    “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ~ Yogi Berra The talk of the nation – at least that segment interested in U.S. green card benefits available to foreign investors – is about the…
  • Dec 23

    Looking Back — Not Much Immigration Solace from Obama

    Looking Back — Not Much Immigration Solace from Obama
    As the Obama presidency nears its twilight, let me tell you about our leader’s eight-year, largely-disappointing record on immigration. But first a bias alert:  I voted for the President twice; I like and respect him; and I marvel…
Rank this Week: 3951

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 Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Missed connections at the Immigration CLE cla

    Missed connections at the Immigration CLE cla
    Just recently, at the immigration panel sponsored by the Philippine American Bar Association and the Southwestern Law School Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. YOU:  Audience member listening with rapt attention to the four…
  • Jul 14

    The interplay of US immigration policies and the race to save Baby Charlie

    The interplay of US immigration policies and the race to save Baby Charlie
    On July 11, 2017, two members of Congress — Brad Wenstrup and Trent Franks — introduced a private bill to grant lawful permanent resident status to Charlie Gard and his parents.   The purpose is to allow the family to…
  • Jun 23

    A good week for second chance

    A good week for second chance
    This week, the United States Supreme Court issued decisions in not one, but two (!!) immigration cases for the immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP to chat about. Earlier this year, I wrote about the Maslenjak case.  During oral…
Rank this Week: 4241

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
  • Jul 20

    Everything You Need to Know About Design Patent

    Everything You Need to Know About Design Patent
    Design patents are usually easy and inexpensive to obtain, yet they are often discounted. Learn all about these uncommon patents from top UpCounsel attorney Joseph Gross.
  • Jul 18

    Everything You Need to Know About Trademark Dispute

    Everything You Need to Know About Trademark Dispute
    UpCounsel Intellectual Property attorney Matt Googe unpacks trademark disputes and reveals what you should do if you find yourself facing one.
  • Jul 13

    Everything You Need to Know About Vendor Agreement

    Everything You Need to Know About Vendor Agreement
    UpCounsel attorney Fiona Kaufman explains what you should be aware of when dealing with these crucial documents.
Rank this Week: 1552

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jul 20

    For the faint of heart

    For the faint of heart
    When Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues ambled through Ottawa to be sworn in this time last year, the new Prime Minister was much-quoted for repeating the line “sunny ways”. This, of course, was an allusion to Wilfried…
  • Jul 20

    Dear Phil . . .

    Dear Phil . . .
    I was in communication with an American friend of mine this week. It has been a tough few days for Phil, who lives in Ohio. Not only did his home state fall into the Trump column on election night, but the President-elect won enough states to…
  • Jul 20

    Patience is wearing thin on C-6

    Patience is wearing thin on C-6
    Earlier this year, on June 17, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act passed the House of Commons in Ottawa. This eagerly-awaiting piece of legislation is known as Bill C-6. Among the proposed amendments in C-6 is a reduction in the amount…
Rank this Week: 4272

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jul 19

    Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close Relative

    Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close Relative
    In a one-paragraph ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court, disagreeing with the Administration, allowed the District Court’s injunction to stand with regard to relatives. Individuals from the six designated countries with grandparents and other…
  • Jul 19

    15,000 Increase in H-2B Visas Comes with Strings Attached

    15,000 Increase in H-2B Visas Comes with Strings Attached
    An additional 15,000 H-2B visas will be released in response to industry demand. The USCIS will begin accepting petitions on July 19, 2017, for the fiscal year which ends on September 30, 2017. Petitions will be accepted until the 15,000…
  • Jul 18

    State Department Guidance to U.S. Diplomatic Posts on Information Sharing Standard

    State Department Guidance to U.S. Diplomatic Posts on Information Sharing Standard
    President Donald Trump’s March 6th revised Executive Order directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence to review information sharing and develop uniform…
Rank this Week: 3904

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jul 17

    New Green Card Application Is No Joke

    New Green Card Application Is No Joke
    When you apply for a green card (permanent residency) from inside the US, you have to show you are admissible as if you were outside the US trying to come in. It's on Form I-485, which used to be 6 pages long and would ask you all kinds of…
  • Jun 16

    DACA Safe for Now

    DACA Safe for Now
    DACA appears safe, for now. It seems media across the spectrum reports that it's a(nother) broken promise for Trump - with the Washington Times adding that the reversal "enrages conservative base" and the Daily Caller bemoaning that "100,000…
  • Jun 3

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper
    Dr. John Tanton ​I will place updates here. Follow me on Facebook or on Twitter @HMAesq for notifications.BACKGROUNDAs an immigration lawyer, in the wake of ICE raids, stalled immigration reform, detention of children,…
Rank this Week: 4601

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/
  • Jul 17

    Tips to Protect You Or Your Loved Ones From Deportation

    Tips to Protect You Or Your Loved Ones From Deportation
    The government is deporting people at a record rate.  The current administration has said that it is focused on “bad hombres,” but people who have been here for many years with no criminal convictions are being targeted as…
  • Jul 13

    Is Sale or Delivery Of A Controlled Substance In Florida An Aggravated Felony For Immigration Purposes?

    Is Sale or Delivery Of A Controlled Substance In Florida An Aggravated Felony For Immigration Purposes?
    In a recent decision affecting Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a conviction under Florida Statute §893.13(1)(a) for Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance is not necessarily an Aggravated Felony for…
  • Jun 27

    Federal Criminal Judge Can Order Removal In Criminal Case

    Federal Criminal Judge Can Order Removal In Criminal Case
    A little used provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act may be making a lot of noise during the Trump administration.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a memo to Assistant United States Attorneys nationwide asking them to…
Rank this Week: 4111

New York Traffic Ticket Attorney…

New York Traffic Ticket Attorney Blog

Covers immigration and injury and accident law. By The Claro Law Firm.

http://www.newyorktrafficattorneys.net/
  • Jul 14

    Aggressive Driving or Road Rage?

    Aggressive Driving or Road Rage?
    That morning had just been bad from the moment Liza Jane opened her eyes, awoken by the sound of her cell phone being hurled off the dresser by Toby, the cat. A slight headache from the stressful day she had yesterday still lingered. The…
  • Jul 7

    Family Based Immigration Petition

    Family Based Immigration Petition
    Imagine this: You get to see your mom every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm and only your fingertips can touch through the steel fence. Is she imprisoned? No, actually friends tell you that you are one of the lucky ones to be able…
  • Jun 30

    Divorce by Publication – How To Search For Your Spouse

    Divorce by Publication – How To Search For Your Spouse
    In hindsight it was an impulsive and irrational decision, but short of going back in time, the next best thing is to learn from your choices. That is how Shelly felt anyway. She married Dan a week after set met him at Whole Foods in…
Rank this Week: 1843

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
Rank this Week: 2305

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 6

    Immigration Office Discriminates against the Disabled?

    Immigration Office Discriminates against the Disabled?
    The immigration laws passed by Congress provide special provisions for people with disabilities. In particular, there is a process called disability naturalization, where individuals who cannot learn to speak English or otherwise retain…
  • Jun 30

    Busy Week for Immigration New

    Busy Week for Immigration New
    While my staff and I have been hard at work helping individuals and companies to solve their immigration issues this week, there have been many stories about immigration in the news. The top story this week was the Supreme Court‘s…
  • Jun 23

    Fox News Anchor and other Exciting Developments at Coane and Associate

    Fox News Anchor and other Exciting Developments at Coane and Associate
    It’s been another very busy week at our law firm. First, on Thursday, I had the honor of meeting Gretchen Carlson, former news anchor at Fox News. This is a picture of me with Gretchen Carlson. She came to speak at our National…
Rank this Week: 3798

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    DHS Clarifies “Close Family” Exception to Travel Ban

    DHS Clarifies “Close Family” Exception to Travel Ban
    On June 29, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security revised their initial definition of the “close family” exception to the travel ban.  (See Blog Entry June 27, 2017) [The designated countries are Syria, Iran, Somalia,…
  • Jun 27

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Travel Ban Mean?

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Travel Ban Mean?
    On Monday, the Supreme Court partially reinstated Trump’s travel ban against foreigners from six Muslim majority countries; Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen.  (mnemonic “SISSLY”).  [ see the entire…
  • Jun 17

    News is Divided on Trump Policies for DACA and DAPA

    News is Divided on Trump Policies for DACA and DAPA
    On June 15, 2017, Department of Homeland Secretary John Kelly issued a Policy Memo regarding two programs:  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens (DAPA) and there was…
Rank this Week: 3156

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    The role of foreign workers in the STEM economy

    The role of foreign workers in the STEM economy
    Employment based immigration has received renewed attention under the Trump administration, Critics of U.S. immigration policy have long contended that extending employment opportunities to foreign nationals takes jobs from American…
  • Jun 20

    July 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    July 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: July 2017 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China and India (January 1, 2012); EB-2…
  • May 24

    June 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    June 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    June 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin The visa bulletin is out at this link: June 2017 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China…
Rank this Week: 4843

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/
Rank this Week: 3015

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jun 20

    K1 Fiance Visas for Honest Couple

    K1 Fiance Visas for Honest Couple
    The purpose of a K1 Fiance Visa is to provide a visa to the foreign finace of a US Citizen who wishes to get married. Its a benefit of US Citizenship. When processing the visa application, the US Government…
  • Jun 20

    Changes to the CR1 Marriage Visa Proce

    Changes to the CR1 Marriage Visa Proce
    Recently, USCIS made changes to the forms and procedures for filing an application for a CR1 Marriage Visa. First, USCIS updated the I-130 form and it now requires far more information than the older…
  • May 22

    How Social Media can affect the Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa proce

    How Social Media can affect the Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa proce
    Many people have taken to various forms of social media to share pictures and provide information about themselves. In some cases, its used to communicate directly with another person. Unlike emails and phone calls, a record of your…
Rank this Week: 2884

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1768

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Want a Bad Idea? Stay Together for the Kid

    Want a Bad Idea? Stay Together for the Kid
    Dinnertime is increasingly strained and the kids are pretty sure mom and dad don’t like one another all that much. There’s no small talk going on, no laughing at private jokes, no acknowledgement of one another’s days, even…
  • Apr 19

    15 Signs Your Spouse Has Checked Out of the Marriage

    15 Signs Your Spouse Has Checked Out of the Marriage
    All marriages go through ups and downs and highs and lows. After all, living with another person, meshing your lives together, is not always easy, no matter how much you love one another. Particularly when you have children, you can get so…
  • Feb 1

    New Florida Bill on Custody

    New Florida Bill on Custody
    A bill has been filed Jan. 30 that could bring about a major change in how the state and courts handle the mission of enhancing parenting time-sharing opportunities. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed Senate Bill 590, which his office…
Rank this Week: 2653

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2153

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Jun 9

    White House Institutes New “Visa Vetting Form” – Form DS-5535

    White House Institutes New “Visa Vetting Form” – Form DS-5535
    In true presidential fashion, President Trump tweeted over the weekend that his administration will begin to conduct “extreme vetting” of visa applicants under the pretense of improving national security.  This vetting…
  • May 23

    Immigration-Related Arrests are on the Rise and the Republicans are Crafting a New Bill

    Immigration-Related Arrests are on the Rise and the Republicans are Crafting a New Bill
    Even in the absence of any newly signed executive orders, immigration topics continue to dominate the news cycle.  This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency tasked with enforcing the nation’s immigration…
  • May 10

    Alternatives to the H-1B Visa for Workers and Companie

    Alternatives to the H-1B Visa for Workers and Companie
    At around this time of the year, there is a split among foreign nationals and U.S. companies. Approximately one-third of them are celebrating the fact that their H-1B petitions were selected in the lottery, and the remaining two-thirds are…
Rank this Week: 2561

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Jun 6

    Employers: Be Prepared for Increased Audits from Department of Labor

    Employers: Be Prepared for Increased Audits from Department of Labor
    Department of Labor has today announced their intention to conduct sweeping audits against employers who hire foreign national employees on H-1B and other visa types, see here: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170606 Please make…
  • May 19

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder
    Increasingly, we find that we are answering questions from  entrepreneurial souls who want to start their own businesses to market their great ideas but are hobbled in their goals due to the severe restrictions placed on certain visa…
  • Apr 12

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!
    Although this may seem unfathomable to most in the U.S, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun a routine process of inspecting electronic devices of ALL incoming passengers. Yes that also includes US Citizens and Lawful Permanent…
Rank this Week: 3844

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

By Ken C. Gauvey.

http://www.gauveylaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 22

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland
    Restaurants have become the newest targets for wage and hour attorneys. Restaurants are particularly susceptible to wage claims for a variety of reasons. Actions that increase risks to restaurant owners include paying employees cash without…
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?
    When starting a business, one of the most important decisions to make is what kind of business to run.  Obviously, choosing the product or service you provide is important, but so is the form your business will take. The type of business…
  • Feb 3

    US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Class Action Arbitration Waiver

    US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Class Action Arbitration Waiver
    Many businesses engage in careful planning regarding the company’s exposure to risk and legal liability. One means many businesses use to manage expose to lawsuits and litigation are provisions in employment agreements that set forth…
Rank this Week: 2092

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Kushner & Trump and the EB-5 Regional Center Extension

    Kushner & Trump and the EB-5 Regional Center Extension
    First things first, the EB-5 Regional Center program has been extended until September 30, 2017 as part of a larger federal budget extension. And as we’ve pointed out previously (but bears repeating), the extension affects the Regional…
  • Feb 9

    EB-5 Impending Change

    EB-5 Impending Change
      Given all the turmoil with the new executive orders from the new administration in 2017 — along with the rumors of unsigned executive orders and proposed bills floating around — we’ve been trying to wait for some of…
  • Aug 30

    Worldwide Passports for Sale

    Worldwide Passports for Sale
      We essentially focus on US based immigration.  People who want to come into the United States to invest and set up businesses primarily. It’s interesting to see what other countries are doing in this regard.  The US is…
Rank this Week: 4479

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Information on immigration for individuals and businesses.

http://pobjeckylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Visas for Teacher

    Visas for Teacher
    VISAS FOR TEACHERS Spring flowers are being replaced with April showers, and the children are restless.  As summer nears, many public schools will need to replenish their workforce.  With a shortage of qualified teachers in many…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

    Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?
    For people eager to become citizens, there are plenty of legal hurdles to pass, but one of the final tests on the path to citizenship is a test of 10 questions known as the Civics Test. If you were actually taking the test, it is not in a…
  • Aug 24

    4 Immigration Scams to Be Aware Of

    4 Immigration Scams to Be Aware Of
    There are a number of common scams inflicted on innocent immigrants every year. One example occurred in Florida is when Josefa Siverio stole checks and money orders that hopeful applicants paid. The applications were ultimately denied when…
Rank this Week: 1858

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3213

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

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

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

    N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1A Simple Assault – Bar Fights in New Jersey

    N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1A Simple Assault – Bar Fights in New Jersey
    Assault charges are a serious matter that often are the result of the most trivial encounters. A friendly debate at a local bar between a New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils fan gone awry or a shouting match at a wedding afterparty that…
  • Mar 1

    Bail Reform in New Jersey

    Bail Reform in New Jersey
    If you or someone you know has been locked up and charged with a criminal offense under the New Jersey Criminal Code, we can assist them at their bail hearing, help them get removed from jail, and prepare them for their court appearances.…
  • Feb 28

    Plain Smell and Sight in New Jersey Gun/Drug Case

    Plain Smell and Sight in New Jersey Gun/Drug Case
    New Jersey Police departments claim they can see and smell everything. Using skills usually reserved for a Marvel superhero, law enforcement routinely claims they can see drugs through a closed container, smell marijuana through a brick house…
Rank this Week: 1663

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
  • Feb 2

    ¿QUE HACER SI LO DETIENEN EN UNA REDADA EN EL TRABAJO?

    ¿QUE HACER SI LO DETIENEN EN UNA REDADA EN EL TRABAJO?
    MANTENGA SILENCIO… es su derecho No diga nada o diga que quiere hablar con un(a) abogado(a) No conteste preguntas, ni diga donde nació ni como llego a los Estados Unidos No mienta No muestre documentos falsos No lleve consigo…
  • Jan 19

    CUANDO NO ES JUSTO! MODIFICAR UNA ORDEN DE EXENCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE DEPENDENCIA BAJO LA LEY DE MINNESOTA.

    CUANDO NO ES JUSTO! MODIFICAR UNA ORDEN DE EXENCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE DEPENDENCIA BAJO LA LEY DE MINNESOTA.
    Por Marisela E. Cantu, abogada http://www.cantuattorney.com Temporada de impuestos es sobre nosotros, y estamos todos tratando de maximizar nuestra rentabilidad o minimizar nuestros pagos lo mejor que podamos. Una forma de hacerlo es diciendo…
  • Oct 10

    ADOPCIÓN DE UN PARIENTE EN MINNESOTA POR MARISELA E. CANTU, ESQ.

    ADOPCIÓN DE UN PARIENTE EN MINNESOTA POR MARISELA E. CANTU, ESQ.
    Usted considerando adoptar un relativo pero no saben si la ley lo considera como un pariente del niño que desea adoptar.  Según las leyes de adopción en el estado de Minnesota que es pariente de un niño…
Rank this Week: 4004

inside Immigration Compliance

inside Immigration Compliance

By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/immigration-compliance-blog/
Rank this Week: 1977

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 4540

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court

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

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession

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

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

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015
    In order to expand its service offerings and accessibility to clients throughout Metro Atlanta, the Hernan Law Firm will be opening a second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015.  Please call our office at (678) 275-4000 for more…
Rank this Week: 3509

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/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
  • Apr 26

    My Gift to You

    My Gift to You
    I understand how frustrating it can be when dealing with U.S. immigration issues.  I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. But you are not alone.  I’m here to help. Together we will go over your unique…
Rank this Week: 4691

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

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

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA
    On February 23, 2016, CBP announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ("ESTA"), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of…
  • Feb 4

    New Immigration Judges Appointed

    New Immigration Judges Appointed
    On February 1, 2016, the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR") swore in nine (9) Immigration Judges, including a new IJ for the Buffalo Immigration Court. Read Article    
  • Jan 27

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.
    Read Article: GOP border bill stirs fears of bridge backup
Rank this Week: 4129