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Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 11

    USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

    USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark
    USCIS confirmed that it is no longer accepting service requests for I-765 applications that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS’s posted processing times.1:06 AM
  • Jun 11

    USCIS Announces Re-Registration Period Is Now Open for Hondurans with TPS

    USCIS Announces Re-Registration Period Is Now Open for Hondurans with TPS
    USCIS announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain their status through the termination date of January 5, 2020, must re-register between June 5 and…
  • Jun 11

    DOJ Announces 311 New Assistant United States Attorney Position

    DOJ Announces 311 New Assistant United States Attorney Position
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DOJ is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys to assist in priority areas, including 35 additional immigration prosecutors. This is the largest increase of new Assistant U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2797

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/
  • Jun 3

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Shenyang)

    Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Shenyang)
    The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the State Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This includes nonimmigrant visas…
  • May 30

    More Chinese Student Visa Applicants Will Be Subject to Security-Related Delay

    More Chinese Student Visa Applicants Will Be Subject to Security-Related Delay
    A State Department official has spoken on background to the Associated Press, saying that more Chinese applying for F-1 visas as graduate students in fields related to science and technology will need “special clearance from multiple…
  • May 30

    AmCham China Addresses U.S. Visa Policy in 2018 White Paper

    AmCham China Addresses U.S. Visa Policy in 2018 White Paper
    2018 is a historic year for American companies operating in China: as China marks its 40th anniversary of economic reform and opening, AmCham China is issuing the 20th edition of its American Business in China White Paper. This paper is a…
Rank this Week: 997

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 3

    For 1500 missing unaccompanied minors, the saddest problem is their immigration cases are lost at the outset.

    For 1500 missing unaccompanied minors, the saddest problem is their immigration cases are lost at the outset.
    When two stories are in the news with some facially similar issues, people tend to mix them together into one big story that makes little sense because the two stories are hardly related. A good example is Hillary Clinton and emails. There…
  • May 27

    My theory – when the law gets too complicated, it goes away.

    My theory – when the law gets too complicated, it goes away.
    I have a theory. I think it applies to immigration law. I don’t know if it applies to American law generally. The theory is that when a point of law reaches a high degree of complexity, eventually the point of law goes away. The…
  • May 6

    The Supreme Court did not stop the government from deporting violent felons.

    The Supreme Court did not stop the government from deporting violent felons.
      On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court issued Sessions v. Dimaya, and immigration case holding that a certain provision of federal law was so vague that it cannot be applied to determining the deportability of non-citizens. Headlines…
Rank this Week: 4281

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Jun 2

    How Many Citations Needed for EB1?

    How Many Citations Needed for EB1?
    How Many Citations Needed for EB1? Criteria for Demonstrating Extraordinary Ability You must meet 3 out of the 10 listed criteria below to prove extraordinary ability in your field: Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4187

Florida Immigration Law Blog

Florida Immigration Law Blog

By Colombo & Hurd, PL.

http://www.colombohurdlaw.com/news-articles/
  • May 30

    E2 Visa Approved for National of Brazil and Italy for Video Production Company

    E2 Visa Approved for National of Brazil and Italy for Video Production Company
    Congratulations to our client who recently received an approval for his E2 Visa at the US Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil.  Our client invested in a full service video production company with the aim of offering its services to…
  • May 25

    P1 Visa Approved for an International Soccer Player Support Specialist

    P1 Visa Approved for an International Soccer Player Support Specialist
    Congratulations to our client, a Brazilian national, on their recent P-1S approval after overcoming a difficult Request for Assistance (RFE). The RFE noted that the Beneficiary does not have the critical knowledge, qualifications, and…
  • May 4

    E2 Visa for Canadian and Brazilian Dual National Approved at US Consulate General Toronto

    E2 Visa for Canadian and Brazilian Dual National Approved at US Consulate General Toronto
    Congratulations to our client, a dual national of Brazil and Canada, whose E2 Visa was approved at the US Consulate in Toronto earlier this week. Our client was an essential employee for a private carrier, trucking services organization that…
Rank this Week: 1740

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • May 25

    Asylum seeker crisis? What crisis?

    Asylum seeker crisis? What crisis?
    The way some politicians on the right of Canada’s political spectrum are talking these days, you’d think our immigration system is falling apart. The federal Conservatives want to declare Canada’s entire 8,800-kilometre…
  • Apr 18

    Canada’s DACA moment?

    Canada’s DACA moment?
    Imagine yourself in this situation: You’re a 35-year-old permanent resident of Canada who is married with two children. You have a good job and have lived a peaceful, law-abiding life since you moved to Canada with your parents when you…
  • Mar 14

    There’s no room for this word in Quebec’s school

    There’s no room for this word in Quebec’s school
    There are moments living here in Quebec when you have to wonder if it’s really 2018 and not 1918. One such moment occurred at the end of February, when the parents of two 11-year old students complained about the use of the French word…
Rank this Week: 4125

Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

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

http://immigrating.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    Update: EB-6, Parole for International Entrepreneur

    Update: EB-6, Parole for International Entrepreneur
      Quick update: The Department of Homeland Security just put out a notice to remove the International Entrepreneur Rule.  So they are moving ahead to dismantle this rule. Please see our earlier post on the subject here. The notice…
  • Apr 20

    “IT’S A TRAP!”: EB-6, Parole for International Entrepreneur

    “IT’S A TRAP!”: EB-6, Parole for International Entrepreneur
      Our office has gotten some calls about the “EB-6” visa that was announced last year and has been implemented at the start of 2018.  I put “EB-6” in quotes, because that’s not the official designation…
  • Apr 11

    Los Angeles Times Rehashes the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Los Angeles Times Rehashes the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
    The Los Angeles Times rehashes the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program in today’s article. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-eb5-visa-explainer-20180410-story.html Of note is the reference at the end of the article which indicates that…
Rank this Week: 3748

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

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

    Plane Crash in Cuba Leaves 111 Dead and an Industry in Crisi

    Plane Crash in Cuba Leaves 111 Dead and an Industry in Crisi
    Tragedy hit Cuba last Friday when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from José Martí International Airport killing 111 people on board. Fifty of the dead have been identified, and an investigation into the causes of the…
  • May 17

    American Tourism to Cuba Drops by 40 Percent

    American Tourism to Cuba Drops by 40 Percent
    In the first quarter of 2018, fewer than 100,000 tourists from America visited Cuba according to statistics published by the Cuban government. This represents a 40% drop compared to the first quarter of 2017 and is squeezing the burgeoning…
  • May 9

    Cuban Government Hopes for $2.5 Billion in Foreign Investment Annually

    Cuban Government Hopes for $2.5 Billion in Foreign Investment Annually
    Faced with an increasingly urgent economic situation, Cuba’s government estimates it will need to attract $2.5 billion in direct foreign investment per year to solve the crisis. At the same time, authorities have said only $600 million…
Rank this Week: 1612

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

https://immigrationlawdc.com/news
  • May 21

    Fourth Circuit Standard on Crime of Moral Terpitude and Applicability of Chevron Deference

    Fourth Circuit Standard on Crime of Moral Terpitude and Applicability of Chevron Deference
    The Fourth Circuit sets its standards: what is a crime of moral turpitude, when does the Chevron deference apply, what constitutes exhaustion of remedies and when is exhaustion of remedies accomplished?   In Ramirez v. Sessions, a Fourth…
  • May 18

    Positive Changes for DACA

    Positive Changes for DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) has been under constant media and court scrutiny since the Trump Administration rescinded the program in September 2017. Since then, there were two major cases which were hailed as…
  • Feb 8

    USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog

    USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog
    “Last in but, First Out” Really! Yes really! Zero sense!!! This was a reaction of many lawyers and asylums seekers  when  on January 30th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for…
Rank this Week: 3405

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Pobjecky & Pobjecky Blog

Information on immigration for individuals and businesses.

http://pobjeckylaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    ICE Is Coming, Are You Ready?

    ICE Is Coming, Are You Ready?
    ICE IS COMING, ARE YOU READY? Immigration & Customs Enforcement (also known as ICE) issued a news release on May 15th announcing that worksite investigations have already doubled from last year.  For the fiscal year 2017, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1705

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • May 18

    Attorney General Significantly Limits Administrative Closure in Immigration Court Proceeding

    Attorney General Significantly Limits Administrative Closure in Immigration Court Proceeding
    On May 17, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, issued an order to prevent immigration judges from administratively closing immigration court cases in most circumstances. The Attorney General’s decision will have a major impact on…
  • Jan 30

    White House Seeks Widespread Changes to U.S. Immigration Law

    White House Seeks Widespread Changes to U.S. Immigration Law
    Since the Trump Administration announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) on September 5, 2017, members of Congress have been negotiating a path forward to keep Dreamers from being deported. In recent…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1528

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/
  • May 14

    USCIS Changing Policy on Accruing Unlawful Presence for Students and Other Visa Categorie

    USCIS Changing Policy on Accruing Unlawful Presence for Students and Other Visa Categorie
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently posted a policy memorandum indicating that they want to change how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M non-immigrant…
  • Apr 16

    Alternatives to H-1B Visa

    Alternatives to H-1B Visa
    USCIS has released the numbers for Master’s as well as Regular cap subject petitions that they received for Fiscal Year 2019. USCIS conducted the lottery system on April 06, 2018. The random computer generated number is the system that…
  • Feb 20

    Common Challenges Faced by EB-5 Investors Currently Residing in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region

    Common Challenges Faced by EB-5 Investors Currently Residing in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region
    Whilst the popularity of the EB-5 Visa, propelled by desire for better education, business prospects, or a desire for long term US residency has led to a sharp spike in applications from the MENA region, there are recurrent issues that some…
Rank this Week: 3504

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

By Ken C. Gauvey.

http://www.gauveylaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 1

    The Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in Maryland

    The Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in Maryland
    A divorce or separation is a stressful and burdensome process for everyone involved. Spouses must resolve issues like how to divide all the property they amassed during the marriage, determine who gets to live in the marital home, and decide…
  • Nov 30

    Recent Wage and Hour Dispute Shows Importance of Record Keeping

    Recent Wage and Hour Dispute Shows Importance of Record Keeping
    A recent case from October 19, 2017, illustrates the necessity of maintaining clear records in FLSA matters. The Disc Jockey (DJ) in a club in Tampa, Florida sued Emperors Tampa, Inc. under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), seeking…
  • Oct 25

    What are the Pros and Cons of the DOL Fiduciary Rule in Maryland?

    What are the Pros and Cons of the DOL Fiduciary Rule in Maryland?
    If you work in the financial services industry or give financial advising for 401k and other retirement investments, you likely have come across the new Department of Labor fiduciary rule. While this rule may make your job harder and increase…
Rank this Week: 1739

Blog de Inmigracion

Blog de Inmigracion

By Yovanna Vargas.

http://www.yvargaslaw.com/es/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Requisitos generales para una fiance visa o mejor conocida como K-1 visa

    Requisitos generales para una fiance visa o mejor conocida como K-1 visa
    ¿Qué es la visa K-1 o fiance visa o visa de prometido(a) / novio(a)? Las leyes de los EE.UU. reconocen la importancia de reunir a un(a) prometido(a) extranjero(a) con su prometida(o) ciudadana(o) de los EE. UU. Las visas K-1…
  • Jan 15

    Los beneficiarios de DACA podrán solicitar de nuevo su renovación

    Los beneficiarios de DACA podrán solicitar de nuevo su renovación
    La esperanza de renovación del DACA es hoy una realidad para todos aquellos Dreamers que no lograron renovarlo en el plazo arbitrario establecido por la Administración de Trump. El Servicio de Ciudadanía e…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2010

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 17

    Vague Laws Invite Arbitrary Power

    Vague Laws Invite Arbitrary Power
    “Vague laws invite arbitrary power.” states Justice Gorsuch in his concurring opinion in Sessions v. Dimaya, finding the residual aggravated felony definition of “crime of violence” in the Immigration and Nationality…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
  • Apr 1

    Are you ready to take the big leap? – The EB1C and the L1A

    Are you ready to take the big leap? – The EB1C and the L1A
    Are you ready to take your relationship forward, from casual to getting serious, from just thinking day to day to thinking in terms of a future together? Professional life, just like personal life, is a journey on the path to unleash your…
  • Jan 3

    Do You Qualify for an EB1A?

    Do You Qualify for an EB1A?
    The Immigration Act of 1990 brought a national reform of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The Act provided family-based immigration visa, created five distinct employment-based visas (such as EB1A, EB1B, EB1C, EB2,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3206

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

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

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 22

    Brendan McAvoy has started a donation page for the Alzheimer’s Association “Longest Day” drive.

    Brendan McAvoy has started a donation page for the Alzheimer’s Association “Longest Day” drive.
    Dear Friends and Family, and Blog Readers, I, Brendan McAvoy, am participating in a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association® called The Longest Day®. To show my love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s…
  • Mar 6

    McAvoy & Murphy, Waukesha area attorneys, receive Top 40 under 40 award

    McAvoy & Murphy, Waukesha area attorneys, receive Top 40 under 40 award
    On behalf of the Startup Stream, we wish a congratulations to both Attorney Brendan McAvoy and Attorney Thomas Murphy for being awarded the prestigious Top 40 under 40 recognition by the National Advocates.  Both attorneys received their…
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • Mar 8

    How is Property Divided in Massachusetts?

    How is Property Divided in Massachusetts?
    Property Division Laws in Massachusetts? Going through a divorce can be a difficult situation. It can lead to stress and high financial costs if not handled and dealt with swiftly and delicately. There is much to consider when going through a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1527

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Feb 28

    SOME CANTANKEROUS MUSINGS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO SPEED UP USCIS INCOMPETENCY

    SOME CANTANKEROUS MUSINGS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO SPEED UP USCIS INCOMPETENCY
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. For those of you who are unaware, on February 28, 2018 U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), both former chairmen of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced the Arts Require…
  • Feb 26

    CAN A U.S. ORCHESTRA REFUSE TO PAY A NON-U.S. MUSICIAN?

    CAN A U.S. ORCHESTRA REFUSE TO PAY A NON-U.S. MUSICIAN?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein Dear Law and Disorder: I am a musician on an O-1 visa that my agent got for me. It covers multiple engagements. Last September, I was hired to be a section musician with an orchestra. They have been paying me up…
  • Sep 27

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!
    Just a quick update for those of you wondering about the arts implications of the revised travel ban: Aside from adding North Korea and Venezuela (with the latter not actually be a “real” ban) to the list, everything else is…
Rank this Week: 3355

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

The Guru's meditations and musings on Immigration Law. By Larry Liem Doan.

http://guruimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    ANNOUNCING: “GreenCardGo!” and “GreenCardGoPro!” Apps Now Available!!

    ANNOUNCING: “GreenCardGo!” and “GreenCardGoPro!” Apps Now Available!!
    We’re very excited to announce we’ve just released our self-consultation apps, “GreenCardGo!” and “GreenCardGoPro!” this week on the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android!!  Available in…
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry My Fiancee Before or After Naturalization. Help!

    Not Sure to Marry My Fiancee Before or After Naturalization. Help!
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 4559

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    March 2018 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    March 2018 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2018 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…
  • Jan 27

    February 2018 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    February 2018 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: February 2018 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…
  • Jan 9

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expands I-94 Website

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expands I-94 Website
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has expanded the I-94 website to include a feature which allows Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers to check the duration of their stay in the United States.  A new “View Compliance”…
Rank this Week: 4612

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

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

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Arrested for Possession of Marijuana in Roswell, Georgia (Roswell Municipal Court)

    Arrested for Possession of Marijuana in Roswell, Georgia (Roswell Municipal Court)
    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 Georgia as a…
  • Aug 30

    Arrested in Cherokee County

    Arrested in Cherokee County
    The Hernan Law Firm understands that it can be daunting and confusing following an arrest.  If you or a loved one has been arrested within Cherokee County, contact our office at (678) 275-4000 twenty four hours a day to learn how we can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3165

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/
  • Feb 1

    New Visa Policy May Lead to Shorter Visa Validity Period

    New Visa Policy May Lead to Shorter Visa Validity Period
    On January 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of State revised the Foreign Affairs Manual provisions that guide visa officers on the validity period of visa stamps and the number of admissions to grant under a visa stamp.  Under this new…
  • Jan 19

    TN Visa Workers: Is now the time to consider filing an H-1B visa petition?

    TN Visa Workers: Is now the time to consider filing an H-1B visa petition?
    The H-1B visa filing window (April 1, 2018) is fast approaching. While the H-1B visa classification has faced heightened scrutiny under the Trump administration (as with many other aspects of U.S. immigration including the TN visa), the H-1B…
  • Dec 19

    USCIS Clarifies TN Visa Category for Economist

    USCIS Clarifies TN Visa Category for Economist
    On November 20, 2017, USCIS issued a policy memo clarifying the types of duties permissible under the TN visa category for Economists. In its memo, USCIS noted that because the TN regulations did not provide a description of the duties…
Rank this Week: 3939

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blog.ilw.com/gregsiskind/
  • Jan 27

    Siskind Summary – Immigration Innovation Act of 2018 (“I-Squared”)

    Siskind Summary – Immigration Innovation Act of 2018 (“I-Squared”)
    Siskind Summary – Immigration Innovation Act of 2018 (“I-Squared”) By Greg Siskind Title I – Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas Section 101. Market-Based H-1B Visa Limits The H-1B cap shall be calculated first…
  • Jan 18

    How Immigration Functions Will be Impacted by a Government Shutdown

    How Immigration Functions Will be Impacted by a Government Shutdown
    The US Federal government could shut down on January 20, 2018, at 12 am, because as of the writing of this article at the end of the workday on January 18th, Congress has not passed legislation to continue funding. A …
  • Dec 14

    12 Things to Know About Entrepreneur Parole

    12 Things to Know About Entrepreneur Parole
    On December 14, 2017, USCIS announced it is beginning to accept Entrepreneur Parole cases. This is in response to a court order as a result of litigation over the agency’s attempt to postpone implementation of a rule finalized in the…
Rank this Week: 4304

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Proposal would reform and re-write the EB-5 Program

    Proposal would reform and re-write the EB-5 Program
    See:https://tinyurl.com/ydyu7bva
  • Jan 19

    If a federal government shutdown comes ...

    If a federal government shutdown comes ...
    The regional center aspect of the EB-5 Program is not yet permanent.  It is the oldest "pilot" program in federal government.Here is what I think U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will do if a federal government shutdown…
  • Nov 1

    USCIS publishes EB-5 petition processing time

    USCIS publishes EB-5 petition processing time
    And it's not a pretty picture.  Processing times were published on October 31, 2017.I-526 petitions are taking almost a bit less than two years to adjudicate.I-829 petitions are taking two years and five months to adjudicate.New regional…
Rank this Week: 4350

immigrationblog.us

immigrationblog.us

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

http://www.immigrationblog.us/
Rank this Week: 4275

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 17

    The State of DACA in January 2018

    The State of DACA in January 2018
    There are currently new procedures in effect for Deferred Action for Childhood Removal (DACA) cases.  The DACA program was rescinded on September 5, 2017,  and USCIS stopped accepting new applications for DACA.  At that time,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2804

Nation of Immigrators

Nation of Immigrators

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

http://www.nationofimmigrators.com
Rank this Week: 3528

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 27

    So your employee wants to sue you over wages...

    So your employee wants to sue you over wages...
    Hanover Law was contacted by a local business owner who was suffering from an FLSA problem. I share this hear, as it may be helpful to others suffering from the same issue. I am a deli owner and one of my employee sued me for minimum wage…
  • Dec 20

    Competency to stand trial - criminal law

    Competency to stand trial - criminal law
    I recently answered a question posted by a fellow attorney on the criminal defense chat boards. I'll share the discussion here: Question: I have an initial appearance for a client in Ohio state court charged with rape of a four month old. He…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1000

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
  • Dec 11

    Asylum Stats: Location, Location, Location!

    Asylum Stats: Location, Location, Location!
    We think it is important to understand the big picture before we make strategy about individual cases. Thanks to the statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security, we can get an idea of who are entering the United States as…
  • Dec 10

    Are Immigrants Stealing US Jobs?

    Are Immigrants Stealing US Jobs?
    Are new jobs being created being taken by non-US nationals?The answer, according to a comprehensive study published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is no, immigrants do not take American jobs; rather, they…
  • Nov 2

    Manhattan Attack: Setting The Record Straight On Immigration

    Manhattan Attack: Setting The Record Straight On Immigration
    On November 1, 2017, Trump tweeted:"I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!""The terrorist came into our country through what is called the…
Rank this Week: 4173

Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

By Kuck Immigration Partners.

http://musingsonimmigration.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1919

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: 2949

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: 4466

NY Immigration Lawyers

NY Immigration Lawyers

By Joseph Caraccio.

http://www.nyimmigrationlawyers.org/nyimmigrationlawnews
  • Sep 5

    Cost of Ending DACA

    Cost of Ending DACA
  • Sep 5

    Cost of Ending DACA

    Cost of Ending DACA
  • Sep 5

    Trump Ends DACA (Dreamers)

    Trump Ends DACA (Dreamers)
    Trump administration announces the end of DACA. They are no longer accepting any DACA Applications. Trump Administrative still leaves the program open for Congress to save. If Congress can work together they can still save the DACA program.…
Rank this Week: 1518

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: 3048

Bardavid Law

Bardavid Law

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

http://www.bardavidlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3123

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: 2352

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: 3649

inside Immigration Compliance

inside Immigration Compliance

By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/immigration-compliance-blog/
Rank this Week: 1960

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: 1916

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!
    ​The long awaited rules on I-140 EAD rules are finally out.  The rule will be effective from January 17, 2017. I am travelling at the moment so well write detailed thoughts next week. But feel free to send questions to me as you…
  • Sep 22

    We have moved!

    We have moved!
    We have found a new home and would love for you to continue following us! To subscribe to our new blog, please head over to http://immigrationlawyersinseattle.com/follow-us/ and fill out the subscription form.
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
Rank this Week: 4418

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: 3861

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 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…
Rank this Week: 2897

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://immigrationlawyersdenver.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for…

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for businesses may have been a luxury, but in today’s world, you need it to stay competitive. Because broadband Internet evolved to a point where it became a cable-based solution, even small to…
  • Feb 5

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for…

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for businesses may have been a luxury, but in today’s world, you need it to stay competitive. Because broadband Internet evolved to a point where it became a cable-based solution, even small to…
  • Feb 5

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for…

    At one time, fiber optic Internet for businesses may have been a luxury, but in today’s world, you need it to stay competitive. Because broadband Internet evolved to a point where it became a cable-based solution, even small to…
Rank this Week: 2645

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: 3818