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Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver
    President Obama announced tonight in very broad terms that he would expand "deferred action" to millions of undocumented immigrants beyond the DACA program of 2012 (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The new program, to begin in 2015,…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight
    President Obama is scheduled to announce his plan for Executive Action on immigration tonight at 5pm PST. Most of the networks will NOT be carrying his speech. However, CNN, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision among others will, although this…
  • Oct 27

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe
    I previously posted two articles about the American immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) letter to President Obama recommending administrative or Executive Action to fix the nation's immigration laws due to inaction by Congress. Here, I…
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Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
  • Mar 3

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case
    The five-day window for the 2015 H-1B cap season is just over a month away, and this is the time for employers to make decisions on processing their cap-subject petitions. The H-1B petition has the highest filing fees per petition, of all…
  • Feb 26

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
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Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Apr 2

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.
    Currently the law allows students who graduate from a Texas High School and who have lived in Texas for 3 years to attend a Texas college or university at the in-state tuition rate. Texas led the nation by enacting this law in 2001 with…
  • Mar 11

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?

    Do you qualify for DACA if you haven't graduated from High School in the U.S.?
    One way to meet the educational requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is by graduating from a U.S. high school, but there are other ways to qualify: Obtain a certificate of completion from high school; Obtain a…
  • Mar 6

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic is accepting applications for appointments to our Spring DACA Clinic. The Clinics will be held March 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 and April 2. Law students under the supervision of Professors Laura A. Hernandez…
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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
  • Apr 18

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015
    The HMA Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our new office located in Tysons Corner, VA! Our new location will officially open on April 20th, 2015. We look forward to serving our clients in our new location. [...]
  • Apr 16

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on April 13th, 2015 that the H-1B Cap for 2015 had received more than 233,00 petitions for H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker visas as of the the initial filing allowance date of…
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
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The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Mar 18

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading…
  • Jan 12

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015

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

    Visa Bulletin Update: January 2015

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

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

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

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
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TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
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Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
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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/
  • Mar 24

    New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?

    New L-1B Adjudications Policy: Upsetting the Apple Cart?
    USCIS has released a new policy memo on “L-1B adjudications policy.” The memo provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess…
  • Mar 18

    State Department Technical Difficultie

    State Department Technical Difficultie
    The U.S. State Department has posted the following message: All Department of State offices – including U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, the National Visa Center (NVC), and the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) – are currently…
  • Mar 5

    Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)

    Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)
    On March 3, 2015, federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants at about 37 Southern California locations in what is potentially the biggest federal criminal case to date against birth tourism agencies.     For news…
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U.S. Immigration News Updates

U.S. Immigration News Updates

By Carlos Candal.

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

    Napolitano Reiterates Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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

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

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

    Obama Backs off Pledge of Swift Immigration Reform

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

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 882

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

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

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

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

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

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

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 4733

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 814

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...
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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 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
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Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
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WiggiBlawg

WiggiBlawg

Covers immigration law. By Randall Drew.

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

    A Generation Gap Over Immigration - NYTimes.com

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

    Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation - NYTimes.com

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

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

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

Ysabel'sBilinguaLawBlog

Covers immigration law. By Ysabel Williams.

http://bilingualawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa
    Be aware of email messages asking you to send money because you are a winner of a Diversity Visa. Tengan cuidado con los mensajes de correo electronico pidiendole que mande dinero porque usted se gano la loteria de visas.
  • Feb 26

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion
  • Feb 26

    Run Away from "Notarios"

    Run Away from "Notarios"
    Don't Be a Victim of Immigration FraudNotarios, Notary Publics and Immigration ConsultantsNotarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before USCIS. While in many other countries the word “Notario” means…
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