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Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Bona Fide Job Offer Verification: The I-485 J Supplement

    Bona Fide Job Offer Verification: The I-485 J Supplement
    As of January 2017, USICS requires supplemental information for certain employment-based Form I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status applicants. For this purpose, USCIS introduced a new form, the I-485 Supplement J, Confirmation of Bona…
  • Dec 8

    Update on Function Manager Adjudication

    Update on Function Manager Adjudication
    US Citizenship and Immigration Services has adopted new policy guidelines for adjudicating Function Manager visa petitions based upon a recent case ruling from the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)…
  • Nov 21

    December 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    December 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: December 2017 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4508

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/
  • Dec 7

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida
    Whenever you go to court to seek relief based upon an alleged breach of contract, there are several keys to success. There is establishing liability. There is also establishing your damages. Both are essential parts of a positive outcome.…
  • Nov 22

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case
    Your commercial litigation case can involve many battles, some of which may not always be expected. You may have to litigate items that go beyond just the contractual dispute that started your case. In one recent case, a plaintiff in a breach…
  • Nov 17

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
    Many involved in the immigration process were waiting to see what Congress would do with the EB-5 program, which faced a fast-approaching sunset date. The answer to this question came in the form of a House Resolution that the president…
Rank this Week: 2546

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 7

    What You Need to Know About Employment Based Green Card Interview

    What You Need to Know About Employment Based Green Card Interview
    Until very recently, USCIS routinely waived in-person interviews for employment based adjustment of status cases. Instead, USCIS only conducted interviews in about 5-10% of all employment based adjustment of status cases. On August 28, 2017,…
  • Nov 22

    Trump Administration Announces an End to Haitian TPS

    Trump Administration Announces an End to Haitian TPS
    On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitians living in the United States. The decision to end…
  • Nov 3

    What is the the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program

    What is the the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program
    On October 31, 2017, eight people were killed in a terrorist attack in New York City. Because the suspect originally came to the United States through the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program, there has been a lot of discussions regarding the…
Rank this Week: 1740

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/
  • Dec 6

    UPDATE: Supreme Court Allows Revised Travel Ban To Take Full, but Temporary, Effect

    UPDATE: Supreme Court Allows Revised Travel Ban To Take Full, but Temporary, Effect
    On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two orders (available here and here) that allow the Presidential Proclamation of September 24, 2017, otherwise known as the “Travel Ban,” to go into effect while appeals continue…
  • Nov 16

    Thousands of “Late” DACA Renewal Applications to be Accepted by USCIS

    Thousands of “Late” DACA Renewal Applications to be Accepted by USCIS
    Following reports that DHS rejected 4,000 timely-filed DACA renewal applications for being late due to USPS delays, DHS Secretary Elaine Dukes directed the USCIS to accept the applications, provided that the resubmissions include…
  • Nov 14

    December 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 China and India Inches Forward

    December 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 China and India Inches Forward
    The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary…
Rank this Week: 4687

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Dec 6

    New Secretary of DHS Confirmed: Kirstjen Nielsen

    New Secretary of DHS Confirmed: Kirstjen Nielsen
    On December 5, 2017, Kirstjen Nielsen was confirmed as the new Secretary of Department of Homeland Security by the Senate on a bi-partisan 62-37 vote, with just 11 votes from the Senate minority for her confirmation. Nielsen is a close aide…
  • Dec 5

    Travel Ban 3.0 May Take Effect (For Now), U.S. Supreme Court Rule

    Travel Ban 3.0 May Take Effect (For Now), U.S. Supreme Court Rule
    The latest version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban may take effect pending decisions expected shortly from the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The third iteration of the…
  • Dec 5

    International Entrepreneur Rule Survives, For Now

    International Entrepreneur Rule Survives, For Now
    The Trump Administration rule delaying the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) until March 14, 2018, had been implemented without following the necessary Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice and Comment Period regulations and was…
Rank this Week: 3357

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Building a new Quebec

    Building a new Quebec
    In a speech this past summer, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard appealed to English speakers who had left the province to return, saying Quebec needed them. “We need you for a better future for all Quebecers,” he said.…
  • Nov 2

    It pays to plan ahead

    It pays to plan ahead
    Today, Canada set an ambitious standard in its multi-year Immigration Levels Plan, but was it ambitious enough? During the question and answer session after Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen outlined the government’s plan to welcome…
  • Oct 5

    Dare we?

    Dare we?
    In a new book, titled ‘Maximum Canada’, author Doug Saunders accounts for how a ‘population deficit’ threatens Canada’s social programs, cities, and environment. Saunders argues that a goal of 100 million…
Rank this Week: 4207

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 5

    U.S.Immigration Laws: Do Not Enter!

    U.S.Immigration Laws: Do Not Enter!
    It didn’t take long after yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Muslim travel ban, that I got a frantic email today concerning a Pakistani Muslim woman stopped at the Houston airport and banned from entering the U.S. This…
  • Nov 30

    Wrongfully Fired for Sex Harassment?

    Wrongfully Fired for Sex Harassment?
    On the front page of today’s newspaper, I was reading an article about Matt Lauer of the Today Show, who was the latest well-know man fired for sex harassment. Who will it be tomorrow? No doubt, Human Resource professionals are…
  • Nov 29

    Discrimination Lawsuit against CVS

    Discrimination Lawsuit against CVS
    https://setexasrecord.com/stories/511248602-loader-alleges-cvs-pharmacy-inc-terminated-him-after-on-the-job-injury This is a story that was recently published about a discrimination lawsuit we filed against CVS. Our client states in the…
Rank this Week: 3560

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

https://immigrationlawdc.com/news
  • Dec 5

    Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Revised Travel Ban while Legal Challenges Proceed in Lower Court

    Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Revised Travel Ban while Legal Challenges Proceed in Lower Court
    On Monday, the Supreme Court granted President Trump’s to enforce his revised Travel Ban while legal arguments continue in lower courts. The Travel Ban restricts travelers from eight nations, most of which are Muslim nations: Syria,…
  • Nov 29

    DOS Scraps CAM Refugee Program Months after CAM Parole was Terminated

    DOS Scraps CAM Refugee Program Months after CAM Parole was Terminated
    With barely a 24 hour notice, the Department of State (DOS) stopped accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program on Nov. 9, 2017.  Likewise, USCIS will stop interviewing CAM cases as of Jan. 31, 2018.…
  • Nov 27

    TPS for Haiti Terminated As of July 2019

    TPS for Haiti Terminated As of July 2019
    The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced the termination of TPS for Haiti effective July 22, 2019. The decision was made after a review of the country conditions. It was determined that the original country condition…
Rank this Week: 3621

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/
  • Dec 5

    “Alias Certificates” Required from Immigrant Visa Applicants at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou

    “Alias Certificates” Required from Immigrant Visa Applicants at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou
    The latest Immigrant Visa Instructions published by the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou on Nov. 24, 2017, require that an applicant who has “ever used another name or alias on legal documentation or for other official purpose must provide a…
  • Dec 4

    Can a Green Card Holder Who’s Been Overseas for 6 Months Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

    Can a Green Card Holder Who’s Been Overseas for 6 Months Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
    A reader asks, “Can a green card holder who’s been overseas for 6 months apply for citizenship?” In short, maybe. It depends on the specifics of your situation. The General Rule To be naturalized as a U.S. citizen, an…
  • Nov 27

    U.S. Visa Denied? Here are Your Option

    U.S. Visa Denied? Here are Your Option
    If your visa is denied, you may be confused and frustrated. And consular officers may be unwilling or unable to properly explain the grounds for refusal and your options for overcoming the refusal. How can an attorney help? Visa processing at…
Rank this Week: 1370

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Dec 5

    Mixed Signals From Cuban Market

    Mixed Signals From Cuban Market
    Depending on who you ask about Cuba’s economy, you’ll get a different answer. It can be hard to look at the current tensions between the US and Cuban governments and be optimistic. But rocky relations between the US and Cuba…
  • Nov 28

    Cuba’s Vice President Stepping Into Spotlight

    Cuba’s Vice President Stepping Into Spotlight
    Earlier this year, Raul Castro announced that he would be stepping down as president to give way to elections including the selection of a new president by a national assembly, and the man who is expected to take his place, Miguel Diaz-Canel,…
  • Nov 21

    North Korean Minister Visits Cuba

    North Korean Minister Visits Cuba
    Amidst rising global tensions, North Korea sent Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to Cuba on Monday of this week. The visit marks a continuation of friendly relations between the two nations that have lasted since 1960, despite Havana’s…
Rank this Week: 2086

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Chicago Immigration Enforcement Activity in 2017

    Chicago Immigration Enforcement Activity in 2017
    Immigration Enforcement in the Chicago area in 2017 has been expanding.  Workplace raids by ICE agents are more frequent, arrests and detentions have increased, and undocumented immigrants must now fear what were formerly routine…
  • Nov 16

    More Immigration Detentions are Happening in Chicago Area

    More Immigration Detentions are Happening in Chicago Area
    In 2017, the number of undocumented immigrants being taken to Illinois ICE Detention centers has more than doubled at some locations.  In past years, immigrants who were stopped for traffic violations were seen as low priority…
  • Nov 10

    About Fraud and Misrepresentation on Immigrant Application

    About Fraud and Misrepresentation on Immigrant Application
    The Department of State and USCIS are cracking down on fraud and/or misrepresentation, particularly on non-immigrant visa applications such as B1/B2 – visitors visas and F-1 – student visas. Fraud and Misrepresentation findings…
Rank this Week: 2930

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Request

    Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Request
    Specific guidance will be provided soon about the steps that a DACA recipient must take to resubmit his or her renewal request to USCIS if the filing was rejected due to U.S. Postal Service mail-service delays. Q1: Are any new DACA requests…
  • Nov 10

    Border Patrol Arrests Former DACA Recipient

    Border Patrol Arrests Former DACA Recipient
    According to a press release from the Custom Border Patrol (CBP), .it seems that a former DACA recipient was arrested at the border trying to make an “illegal” entry into the United States. We do not have any information whether…
  • Nov 7

    Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua And Hondura

    Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua And Hondura
    Release Date: November 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON— Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected…
Rank this Week: 3684

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2652

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Nov 24

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?
    Even some of the biggest and most successful companies have faced their share of internal struggles and disputes among those who were there from the beginning. Some are able to overcome their disputes after a period of disagreement, while…
  • Oct 20

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant
    When the state of California enacted new laws designed at protecting undocumented immigrants, it prompted a stern response from federal authorities. Now, neighborhoods and workplaces face the threat of more frequent raids by Immigration and…
  • Sep 15

    DACA and Your Busine

    DACA and Your Busine
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has become a hot-button issue lately for politicians, immigration activists and business owners. The primary concern for business owners is that employees who obtain work…
Rank this Week: 2159

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Blog

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.rabinowitzrabinowitz.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    President Trump outlines proposed changes to immigration law

    President Trump outlines proposed changes to immigration law
    The Trump administration released a list of immigration principles and policies on Oct. 8, 2017, that complicate negotiations with Democrats to protect young undocumented immigrants who have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood…
  • Nov 16

    President Trump outlines proposed changes to immigration law

    President Trump outlines proposed changes to immigration law
    The Trump administration released a list of immigration principles and policies on Oct. 8, 2017, that complicate negotiations with Democrats to protect young undocumented immigrants who have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood…
  • Oct 16

    Trump administration rescinds DACA, looks to Congress for fix

    Trump administration rescinds DACA, looks to Congress for fix
    On September 5, 2017, President Trump took action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era policy that protected some young immigrants from deportation. President Trump gave Congress a six-month time…
Rank this Week: 1778

The Law Offices of Todd D.…

The Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard PC Blog

Legal blog relating to laws on divorce, personal injury , car accidents, immigration and business law.

http://toddbeauregardlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA
    What to Do When You Cannot Pay Your Student Loan Student loans are sometimes a necessary means of helping individuals obtain a college degree. And the hope is that once you have the degree, you can get the job to help pay back those student…
  • Oct 22

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett
    Bankruptcy can be quite complicated. In a nutshell, bankruptcy is a process wherein those with debt problems can discharge such debt, meaning that it is forgiven and the debtor does not owe any money to the government. Things can get a bit…
  • Mar 29

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ
    What is My Car Accident Case Worth? Have you been injured in a car accident in the state of Massachusetts and want to know what your case is worth? The answer to your question isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There are a variety…
Rank this Week: 1739

Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

By Kuck Immigration Partners.

http://musingsonimmigration.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1985

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Nov 6

    Intent to Revoke Was Sent

    Intent to Revoke Was Sent
    A Notice of Intent to Revoke, issued by USCIS, can occur in any type of immigration application or petition, both family based and employment based, that has previously been approved. The Notice of Intent to Revoke or NOIR is a detailed…
  • Oct 15

    NIW Requirement

    NIW Requirement
    NIW Requirements The bare minimum qualification for the NIW standard is that the foreign national is a member of the professions holding an advanced degree, defined as a bachelor’s degree with five years of progressive experience or a…
  • Oct 10

    Motion to Reopen

    Motion to Reopen
    Motion to Reopen When USCIS denies a case, the applicant normally has the opportunity to file a motion to reopen, motion to reconsider and/or an appeal.  A motion to reopen, reconsider, or an appeal must be filed within 30 days of…
Rank this Week: 4255

Blog de Inmigracion

Blog de Inmigracion

By Yovanna Vargas.

http://www.yvargaslaw.com/es/blog/
  • Nov 2

    La residencia legal permanente a traves del programa de “Lotería de Visas”

    La residencia legal permanente a traves del programa de “Lotería de Visas”
    Cuando en el año de 1990 el Congreso aprueba el Programa de Lotería de Visas de Diversidad, mejor conocido como la “lotería de visas”, lo que buscaba era promover la inmigración legal de ciudadanos de…
  • Oct 19

    Nuevas consecuencias migratorias si contrae matrimonio con un ciudadano en los EEUU

    Nuevas consecuencias migratorias si contrae matrimonio con un ciudadano en los EEUU
    Es muy común escuchar en nuestra comunidad inmigrante que una persona que vino a los EEUU como turista o como estudiante encontró el amor de su vida en el país y la pareja decide casarse inmediatamente para poder ajustar…
  • Aug 6

    Proyecto de Reforma de Inmigración: RAISE Act

    Proyecto de Reforma de Inmigración: RAISE Act
    El proyecto de ley, RAISE Act, que fue presentado ayer por los senadores Tom Cotton (R-AR) y David Perdue (R-GA) y respaldado por el presidente Donald Trump, no hace honor a su titulo de reforma inmigratoria, por el contrario, es un retroceso…
Rank this Week: 2077

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4261

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
  • Oct 29

    AB 450: California’s Law of Unintended Immigration Consequence

    AB 450: California’s Law of Unintended Immigration Consequence
    The California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have once again entered the immigration fray. This foray is not about the its Sanctuary State legislation, recently enacted, and promptly decried as “unconscionable” by U.S.…
  • Oct 9

    Targeted ICE Investigations ~ in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violation

    Targeted ICE Investigations ~ in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violation
    [Blogger’s Note:  Today’s post is by my colleague, Mahsa Aliaskari, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Senior Counsel. Mahsa has advised and defended businesses with up to 100,000+ nationwide employees on U.S. immigration…
  • Aug 28

    Immigration Flippancy: USCIS Impedes Travel Abroad for No Good Reason

    Immigration Flippancy: USCIS Impedes Travel Abroad for No Good Reason
    Deciphering the workings of the bureaucratic mind is never easy.  What seems settled practice is often anything but. Abrupt abandonment of longstanding policy can happen in a nanosecond — many times with nary a word of forewarning…
Rank this Week: 3748

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    USCIS Rule Change Affecting H1-B Renewal

    USCIS Rule Change Affecting H1-B Renewal
    The Trump administration is looking to curtail the ability of foreigners to live and work in the United States. In furtherance of this effort, the Administration is making many changes through executive orders and policy memos and not seeking…
  • Sep 13

    YouTube Video of Our Office

    YouTube Video of Our Office
    The Mira Law Group had a video produced that was posted on YouTube. I am seen several times and also interviewed by the filmographer. Here is the link: Introduction to Mira Law Group, APC
  • Aug 1

    USCIS Expands Eligible Aliens for I-601A Provisional Waiver

    USCIS Expands Eligible Aliens for I-601A Provisional Waiver
    >Effective August 29, 2016, a new class of individuals may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence in the United States. The newly released rule is intended to…
Rank this Week: 4404

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/
  • Oct 25

    TN Visa Approval – Mathematician (Slot Game Designer Job / Engineering Degree)

    TN Visa Approval – Mathematician (Slot Game Designer Job / Engineering Degree)
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:The applicant, a citizen of Canada, had been offered a job as a Slot Game Designer for a global gaming developer. We reviewed the position offered, and although the job title was not entirely indicative of such a…
  • Sep 20

    New USCBP TN Filing Policy Change

    New USCBP TN Filing Policy Change
    According to the USCBP Buffalo Field Office, effective August 21, 2017, attorneys will not be allowed in the secondary inspection area of any port-of-entry with their clients. This is apparently a national policy affecting all U.S.…
  • Aug 8

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:The applicant, a citizen of Canada, had been approved for TN visa status under the Computer Systems Analyst category for several years. When he recently applied for a new TN to change employers, a USCBP officer…
Rank this Week: 4030

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 24

    HIV Epidemiologist’s Work Insufficient for a National Interest Waiver

    HIV Epidemiologist’s Work Insufficient for a National Interest Waiver
    A foreign national epidemiologist petitioned USCIS for an immigrant petition, filing a petition herself, without an employer.  She argued that her work is important for the national interest of the U.S. and the USCIS should not require…
  • Sep 20

    Diversity Visa Lottery Begins on October 3, 2017

    Diversity Visa Lottery Begins on October 3, 2017
    The Chicago law office of Zneimer & Zneimer PC reminds interested immigrants that the Diversity Lottery  DV-2019 begins on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and ends on Tuesday, November 7,…
  • Aug 31

    Graceful Ways to Stay Out of Trouble During the Grace Period

    Graceful Ways to Stay Out of Trouble During the Grace Period
    The Chicago attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer PC reviewed the final regulations entitled Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, 81 FR 82398-01, that the that…
Rank this Week: 1849

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/
  • Oct 24

    New Roadblocks for Extension of Non Immigrant Visa

    New Roadblocks for Extension of Non Immigrant Visa
    USCIS released a new policy yesterday, October 23, 2017 that rescinds prior USCIS policy of giving deference to an earlier examiner’s findings in adjudications of Non-Immigrant Visa applications. You can read the release…
  • Sep 6

    Phase out of DACA and What this means for DREAMers and Employer

    Phase out of DACA and What this means for DREAMers and Employer
    The Trump Administration announced on September 5, 2017, that it is terminating DACA. The program named Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has permitted people who were…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3523

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Oct 20

    USCIS Begins In-Person Interviews in Employment Case

    USCIS Begins In-Person Interviews in Employment Case
    Ohio employment immigration cases are now subject to an additional requirement for those adjusting their status in the United States. According to one news source, beginning on October 1, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration…
  • Aug 8

    Republicans Introduce Bill to Slash Legal Immigration

    Republicans Introduce Bill to Slash Legal Immigration
    Last week, Republican lawmakers Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and David Perdue (Georgia) joined the President for a press conference as they unveiled the updated version of their bill, Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Oct 17

    Happily Ever After, After

    Happily Ever After, After
    Before we founded Freed Marcroft, I used to travel for a living. Right now I am alone on a plane for the first time in a long time.  Both avid travelers, Kristen and I journey together frequently for business and pleasure.  But this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2250

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?
    The Trump Administration has nothing on anti-immigrant sentiment from the lat 19th century. Mr. William Windom was Treasury secretary at the end of the 19th century. In the 1880's, he proposed making Ellis Island a holding location for…
  • Oct 13

    Exception to Discharge -- attacking bankruptcy filings in Federal Court

    Exception to Discharge -- attacking bankruptcy filings in Federal Court
    Source: https://www.americanbar.org/publications/blt/2016/10/02_maurice.htmlI was recently asked to discuss how the heck you could challenge a person filing for bankruptcy. The most obvious answer is by showing they are hiding money. Nail…
  • Aug 9

    Analyzing Prior Removal Orders -- or are they? (immigration law)

    Analyzing Prior Removal Orders -- or are they? (immigration law)
    by LALO ALCARAZ on JULY 3, 2014 in CARTOONS, EL NOW. See: http://www.pocho.com/la-cucaracha-you-must-be-this-tall-toon/A fellow practitioner asked a question regarding deportation and future relief. I thought the topic was worth discussing…
Rank this Week: 1366

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 5

    An Excerpt from David A. Altro’s Book – Chapter 14

    An Excerpt from David A. Altro’s Book – Chapter 14
    The chapter being shared on our blogs is titled Florida Specific Issues, from the book Owning US Property the Canadian Way, Third Edition by David A. Altro. The post An Excerpt from David A. Altro’s Book – Chapter 14 appeared…
  • Oct 5

    CTV – Hurricane Irma not expected to deter snowbirds from Florida

    CTV – Hurricane Irma not expected to deter snowbirds from Florida
    CTV News looked to David Altro as a Florida Attorney for his insight on the Florida real estate market & Canadian buyers' perspective on an investment there. The post CTV – Hurricane Irma not expected to deter snowbirds from…
  • Aug 16

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar
    With the recently proposed changes to the U.S. immigration system, will the future of immigration to the U.S. be an impossibility given the RAISE Act? The post “RAISE”-ING the Bar appeared first on Altro LLP.
Rank this Week: 4368

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
  • Oct 2

    Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and SSN in one application

    Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and SSN in one application
    WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for…
  • Aug 18

    Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension | USCIS

    Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension | USCIS
    Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension | USCIS from USCIS.gov Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) ExtensionStarting Jan. 17, 2017, USCIS is automatically extending certain expiring EADs for up to 180 days…
  • Aug 2

    Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups - The Washington Post

    Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups - The Washington Post
    Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups - The Washington Post  Drew Law Office, PLLC -- Immigration Lawyers Metro Manchester NH (603) 644-3739 or www.immigrationNH.com
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Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    What can I do if USCIS is taking too long to make a decision in my case?

    What can I do if USCIS is taking too long to make a decision in my case?
    Starting October 1, 2017, USCIS has indicated that it would be start requiring in-person interviews for individuals seeking lawful permanent resident status who have been petitioned by their employers.  According to a USCIS spokesperson,…
  • Aug 30

    How Long Must We Wait?

    How Long Must We Wait?
    The Priority Date system has not been changed by the Trump administration. There is still a long wait for many preference immigrants.
  • Aug 11

    Am I going to be deported because my green card has expired?

    Am I going to be deported because my green card has expired?
    Many people call the Coachella Valley immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP in a panic because their green cards are about to expire and they are concerned that the card’s expiration will subject them to deportation by the Trump…
Rank this Week: 4558

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3401

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: 3862

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: 1776

Rudinski, Orso, and Lynch Blog

Rudinski, Orso, and Lynch Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal and immigration law.

http://www.pa-law-firm.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Wrongful Death Explained

    Wrongful Death Explained
    Wrongful Death and Survival Action – Which is Right for Your Family After the Loss of a Loved One?
  • Jan 12

    Inmate Serving One Year Sentence Released After Serving Decade in RHU

    Inmate Serving One Year Sentence Released After Serving Decade in RHU
    Attorney Jerry Lynch, of Rudinski, Orso and Lynch in Williamsport, Pa. successfully argues release of inmate after being confined for over a decade in a Pennsylvania State Restrictive Housing Unit.
  • Oct 12

    Minor Child's Case Settle

    Minor Child's Case Settle
    Attorney Joseph F Orso, partner at Rudinski Orso and Lynch, settles minor's claim for policy limits  
Rank this Week: 2011

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/
  • Mar 7

    i 601a Waiver Approval

    i 601a Waiver Approval
    Waiver Filed: July 27, 2016 Waiver Approved: December 23, 2016 The Facts about this i 601a waiver case Client is from Mexico Client entered the United States illegally in 2005 and has remained in the U.S. illegally Client is married to U.S.…
  • Mar 6

    Benefits for the Economy from Meaningful Immigration Reform

    Benefits for the Economy from Meaningful Immigration Reform
    Article Published in The Sacramento Bee   My family immigrated to the United States from Cape Town, South Africa, when I was just a year old, so I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends…
  • Feb 24

    I-601A Waivers, Client from Mexico entered and resided illegally in the U.S.

    I-601A Waivers, Client from Mexico entered and resided illegally in the U.S.
    I-601A Waiver was Filed on October 13, 2016 Approved: February 10, 2017 The Facts Our Client entered the U.S. illegally over twelve years ago She does not have a criminal record She is married to a U.S. Citizen Together, they have three…
Rank this Week: 3249

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2925

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: 2599

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Feb 11

    EXECUTIVE ORDER ON VISAS

    EXECUTIVE ORDER ON VISAS
    We are currently in an environment where there are continuous changes to the US immigration landscape.  From an Executive Order issued without warning or much coordination between affected agencies to legal challenges around the country.…
  • Feb 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2017

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2017
    The Visa Bulletin for March 2017 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.comand www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Feb 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2017

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2017
    The Visa Bulletin for February 2017 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 3770

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: 3894

inside Immigration Compliance

inside Immigration Compliance

By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/immigration-compliance-blog/
Rank this Week: 2213

Immigration Success Stories

Immigration Success Stories

Covers developments in immigration law. By Richard Herman.

http://www.hermanimmigrationlawyer.com/success+stories
  • Nov 23

    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants!

    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants!
    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants! Yes, even the undocumented immigrants pay taxes. The pictures above shows how much more in millions will undocumented immigrants be paying, if executive actions are fully implemented. This graphic…
  • Nov 23

    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants!

    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants!
    More Taxes From Undocumented Immigrants! Yes, even the undocumented immigrants pay taxes. The pictures above shows how much more in millions will undocumented immigrants be paying, if executive actions are fully implemented. This graphic…
  • Nov 23

    Development on Executive Action

    Development on Executive Action
    Development on Executive Actions   The Fifth Circuit COurt of Appeals will decide to lift the ban on executive action, or not. It will happen soon. After the President announced his plan in Nov. 2014, 26 states led by Texas soon…
Rank this Week: 1980

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Scrivener Error

    Scrivener Error
    Below is the extract from USCIS/SCOPS teleconference Agenda dated July 27, 2016 related to Scrivener ErrorAlthough a petitioner may ask USCIS to correct a clerical error, whether the correction will actually be made is based on the totality…
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
Rank this Week: 3986

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4375

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Mar 15

    Renewing Permanent Residency – 155 & 157 Resident Return Visa

    Renewing Permanent Residency – 155 & 157 Resident Return Visa
    . Is your Australian permanent residency visa about to expire? Or has it expired already? Do you need to apply for a visa in order to travel overseas and return to Australia? You may be able to apply for a Subclass 155 Resident Return…
  • Apr 12

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa
      The Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. There are two separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa. You can satisfy the requirements…
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
Rank this Week: 3295