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  • How to Travel if You Have Deferred Action (DACA)

    ImmigrationDirect
    Romona Paden
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:50 am
    Maintaining strong family ties between relatives who are living in different countries isn’t always easy, but for undocumented immigrants who’ve received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a formal process to make it possible to travel outside U.S. borders and return. By applying for Advance Parole—a […]
  • How Provisional Waivers Help Keep Families Together

    Orlando Immigration Attorney, Central Florida Immigration Lawyer
    Henry Lim
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Our immigration laws impact the everyday lives of families in this country. Kissimmee Immigration Attorney Henry Lim explains how the new provisional waiver system makes it possible to limit the separation of spouses when one of them attempts to obtain legal residency in the United States. All scenarios are fictional; any resemblance to persons living or dead are unintentional. Julia crossed the border from Mexico at age 18 with her older brother, seeking new opportunity in the United States. They made their way to Florida, where she fell in love with her new home. Julia learned English…
  • Obama will grant status to illegal immigrants, says Luis Gutierrez

    International Immigration News
    Tahir
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Unites States (US) law maker Democrat Luis Gutierrez was confident that President Barack Obama will grant legal status to the undocumented immigrants in a speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The House Representative believed that Obama will use his executive powers to allow over 11 million illegal immigrants pathway to remain in the United States, possibly including the parents of American-born children. Gutierrez who was addressing the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza said that we sat down with the president of the United States and we…
  • Oregon defense contractor pleads guilty to multimillion dollar scam

    ICE Breaking News
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Kustoms Products, Inc., owner Harold Ray Bettencourt II, 60, of Coos Bay; his sons, Bo Bettencourt, 34, Nicholas Ryan Bettencourt, 32, and Peter Tracy Bettencourt, 28, of North Bend; and company office manager, Margo Antoinette Densmore, 43, also of Coos Bay, will be sentenced along with the corporation in December.
  • FIFTH NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY APPROVED DESPITE CONVICTION

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    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen and well respected businessman.  Many years ago, he was convicted of sexual assault, for which he is barred for life from entering the United States.  Eight years ago, through other counsel, he applied for a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility so he could visit business clients in the United States, which application was denied.  We were then retained and had Immigration Court proceedings instituted in order to renew the denied application before an Immigration Judge.  We were successful after a hotly contested trial in which the…
 
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  • FIFTH NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY APPROVED DESPITE CONVICTION

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen and well respected businessman.  Many years ago, he was convicted of sexual assault, for which he is barred for life from entering the United States.  Eight years ago, through other counsel, he applied for a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility so he could visit business clients in the United States, which application was denied.  We were then retained and had Immigration Court proceedings instituted in order to renew the denied application before an Immigration Judge.  We were successful after a hotly contested trial in which the…
  • IMMIGRANT VISAS ISSUED AFTER INITIAL DETERMINATION OF INADMISSIBILITY

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a native and citizen of India.  Prior to the retention of our services, his United States citizen father filed an immigrant visa petition on his behalf, listing our client's wife and daughter as derivatives.  Our client filed Immigration Visa Applications for himself, his wife and their daughter.  They appeared for immigrant visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India, where their visas were refused.  The Consulate claimed that our client was inadmissible to the United States for fraud or for willfully misrepresenting a material fact. We…
  • L-1A Function Manager Petition Approved

    12 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen who is the co-owner and Lead Supervisor of a Subway franchise located in Canada.  He has over 6 years of experience in the management and operations of quick service restaurants.  The Canadian company recently formed a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, which owns and operates a gas station and convenience store.  The U.S. company requires our client’s hands-on presence at this time to act as Store Manager to oversee and expand its operations.   As a result of his employment on behalf of the Canadian company, and his…
  • Third Nonimmigrant Waiver of Inadmissibility Granted

    14 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a dual Canadian and Mexican citizen who resides with his family in Mexico.  He is self-employed as a farmer.  Twenty years ago, he was convicted in the United States of a drug trafficking offense which bars him from entering the United States for life.  Following his conviction and imprisonment, he was deported from the United States.  Our client needs to enter the United States to purchase farming equipment and supplies to operate his farm.  His conviction prevented him from entering the US to do so.   We were retained five years ago to solve his…
  • Rep. Polis Statement on Colorado Counties Ending Compliance with ICE Detainer Requests

    29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, DC —Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to announcements from numerous Colorado counties that they will no longer submit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests:   “As the House Republicans continue to block the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, individual states and counties across the country are being pressed into making tough decisions on how to balance enforcement of the law with the protection of civil liberties and the unjust separation of families. In Colorado, we are now…
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
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  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
 
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
 
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
 
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
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  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

    Summertime
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hello, I am in need of advice. I came to USA in 2004 on K1 (Fiancé visa) from Lithuania. I find out that fiancé was cheating and we did not get married. I did not understand the law, that I suppose to leave the country in 3 months if I do not get married. In 2007 I got married to Naturalized American Citizen from Canada. Husband was an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive, finally he had a long term affair with his employee. He never proceeded to petition for me, stating that we should wait for immigration reform and later on, he started threatening me with deportation. I fled him in…
  • Asylum case denied but got married before I even applied for asylum

    Jane2011
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Hi! Please, share your advice and experience if anyone had similar case. After I got approved my asylum case, I got married. My husband had tourist visa that time. Since we were from same country and had similar grounds,he applied for asylum also.His asylum case was denied, it went to court, appellate court, and then to federal appeal and was denied. Just when we received the last denial from federal appeal, shortly I applied for my citizenship and waiting for interview. As lawyer knew I applied for citizenship, he advised us not to file Supreme court because it is worthless. While asylum…
  • F1 overstay married to USC, getting GC interview

    katy
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I came to the states as a visitor, and met my husband. I went back to my country before my visitor visa expired and got F1 VISA and came back to the states as a student. I went to school for 4 months but after that I just stopped going, 5 months later I got married to my husband who is a US citizen. We applied for my green card and it is in process. I just received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an interview. Now I am very worried that they are going to deny me. I did not do anything other than getting marriage certificate and applying for green card. Did not do…
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Tarek Elkafawi

    federale86
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Muslim, Immigrant, Fraudster: http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/20...ad-guilty.html
  • Changing DOB on a green card

    smw12
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am the Guardian ad Litem for a youth in foster care whose green card has an incorrect birth date. We have been told that it will take 6-12 months to get it corrected, but she will turn 18 soon and will need the green card to get a job. While she waits for the change to be processed, will she be able to work? And will it really take that long?
 
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    Immigration Impact

  • Refugee Children Don’t Need More Immigration Enforcement

    Walter Ewing
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    A humanitarian crisis requires a humanitarian response. In the case of the unaccompanied children from Central America who are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, this would include decent food, shelter, and medical attention while in U.S. custody. Even more crucial, it would include careful screening of each child’s case to determine if he or she is eligible for asylum or some other form of relief from deportation. For children in particular, careful screening takes time given the necessity of creating a child-friendly adjudication environment, the nature of children’s reactions to…
  • Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    More than half of the unaccompanied Central American children who are in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S. border could be found eligible for relief by a U.S. immigration judge, according to an assessment by Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).  This assessment is particularly timely, as several members of Congress have proposed legislative changes that would effectively speed up deportations of the Central American children by changing reducing the opportunities for screening and immigration court review. RAICES has provided “Know Your Rights”…
  • Taking Attendance: New Data Finds Majority of Children Appear in Immigration Court

    Mark Noferi
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    As the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the United States border has increased, some lawmakers have argued that children frequently disappear into the woodwork, and propose mandatory detention as a solution. Some say as many as 90 percent fail to attend their immigration court hearings. Yet government data recently published by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) may indicate the opposite. Not only do a majority of children attend their immigration proceedings, according to TRAC, but 90 percent or more attend when represented by lawyers.
  • White House Discusses Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Immigrants

    Paul McDaniel
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    This week nearly 200 leaders from communities across the U.S. gathered at the White House for a National Convening on Immigrant and Refugee Integration. Attendees included practitioners, policymakers, elected officials, researchers, business representatives, and faith leaders. The participants discussed successful initiatives, as well as challenges and opportunities for immigrant integration. “This inaugural event gave peer practitioners a platform where they could learn from one another, leverage collective resources, and forge innovative strategies for successful integration,” Felicia…
  • Anti-Immigrant Groups Exploiting Humanitarian Situation at the Border

    Walter Ewing
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The scenes are chilling. In Murrieta, California, protesters scream and wave signs saying “Return to Sender” at busloads of mothers and children from Central America. In Oracle, Arizona, enraged demonstrators, awaiting the arrival of a busload of Central American children that never comes, initially mistake a YMCA bus for the target they seek. And in Vassar, Michigan, anti-immigrant protesters carry AR-15 rifles, handguns, and “Don’t Tread on Me” signs. These and other, similar mobilizations around the country might look like spontaneous outpourings of emotion by communities…
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    National Immigration Forum - Press Releases

  • President Obama Signs Workforce Development Bill into Law

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Bill Encourages Workforce Training and Immigrant Integration WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which passed both the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. The law will help prepare adults and youth for available jobs and careers by equipping them with the language, education and training skills and opportunities they need to fully integrate into the American workforce. “This law is good for both business and workers. It supports giving adults and youth, including immigrants, the basic…
  • Noorani Joins Experts at Migration Colloquium

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    MEXICO CITY — Today, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Holy See are hosting a Colloquium on International Migration and Development in Mexico City. High-level officials in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University; cardinals and bishops; Central American officials; and academics and immigration thought leaders to discuss international migration, social inclusion, human rights, respect for the dignity of migrants and the contribution of migration to the development of the countries of origin and…
  • Baptist World Alliance Passes Resolution on Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    IZMIR, TURKEY — Today, the Baptist World Alliance Resolutions Committee unanimously passed a resolution that addresses the humanitarian crisis of undocumented children and some mothers fleeing their home countries. The resolution calls for a compassionate response, referencing the biblical call to welcome the stranger in our midst. Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Senior Pastor at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix and Chair of the National Immigration Forum Board, is attending the meeting at which the resolution passed. The Baptist World Alliance is a fellowship that represents 100…
  • Statement on President Obama’s Remarks in Dallas

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    WASHINGTON – Earlier this evening, President Obama met with Texas Governor Rick Perry and faith and business leaders in Dallas to discuss the crisis on the border. Following the meeting, the President called on Congress to approve his request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the border crisis. In response to the meeting, Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum made the following statement: “Humanitarian crises require bold solutions. "While the request for supplemental funding will provide some immediate relief, real solutions for real…
  • President’s Budget Request Addresses Migrant Children and Families

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the president sent Congress a $3.7 billion supplemental budget request to respond to children and families who have entered the United States. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, responded to the request with the following statement: “This request comes not a moment too soon. Clearly the administration understands that we must create a process to respond to children and families crossing the border. That said, the devil will be in the details. “We appreciate that the president’s request acknowledges the need for due process and a…
 
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  • The Border Surge Is Much More than a Humanitarian Issue

    Stanley Renshon
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The president's framing of the unprecedented surge of illegal aliens turning themselves into border officials in the expectation of being allowed to stay in the United States, as an "urgent humanitarian situation", is only partially correct. The phase is designed to misdirect public attention away from the more damming truths of the surge; it is equally, if not more so, a crisis of enforcement, governing, and the president's responsibility carry out his oath of office. It is an ethical issue for the public as well as the president. None of these considerations are captured or even suggested…
  • A Very Personal Argument for More Interior Immigration Enforcement

    David North
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Sometimes we get phone calls here at the Center from distressed citizens in conflict with illegal aliens — and they add a strong, personal dimension to the arguments about the lack of interior enforcement of immigration law. Here's one such story, with all names deleted. read more
  • Honduran Paper: Young People, Fleeing Neglected Schools, Head for U.S.

    Jerry Kammer
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The Honduran newspaper El Heraldo has just published a story about schools so badly neglected by the Honduran government that they are increasingly abandoned by young people, who then choose to go to the United States: read more
  • What If They WERE Refugees?

    Mark Krikorian
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    The party line of the anti-borders Left regarding the "unaccompanied" minors surging across the border into South Texas is that they're "refugees" fleeing violence and persecution, like Syrians in Turkey or Somalis in Kenya. (This description is extended to the rest of the flow, as well, since the ostensibly unaccompanied make up well under half of the surge.) This is why they describe it as primarily a humanitarian issue not amenable to a law-enforcement response. While Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are indeed unsavory places, there's no honest disputing at this point that the flow…
  • Mixed Messages on Abusing the H-2A and H-2B Migrant Worker Programs

    David North
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Mixed messages come to us from rural North Carolina about the abuse of two temporary foreign worker programs: H-2A, for farm workers, and H-2B, for non-skilled, non-farm workers. The messages are: The Department of Labor occasionally zaps the suspect middlemen in these programs, as it did commendably in this case, and These middlemen have numerous opportunities to beat the system, exploit alien workers, and displace resident workers. The numbers and range of illegalities in this case are so great that it took the federal grand jury 57 tightly written pages to list and describe all of the…
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  • The VISANOW Sales Team “Restarts” at iO Chicago

    Jake VanKersen
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Way back in January, the VISANOW sales team had a kickoff to get ready for the year. With the first six months of this year in the rear view mirror and sights set on what lies ahead, the sales team took an afternoon to “restart.” The Sales Team Restarts As Vice President of Sales, Joseph Kim explains that he “wanted to give the Corporate Sales and Client Management teams an experience outside of the office to get away from the everyday grind. We all get into mid-year ruts. The ‘VISANOW Sales Restart’ day was meant to reenergize and refresh each team member so they can…
  • What is the Difference Between a B-1 and a B-2 Visitor Visa?

    Gabrielle Gottfried
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Not sure if you should apply for a B-1 or B-2 Visitor visa? It all comes down to what you plan on doing while you are in the United States. The B-1 Visitor Visa If you are coming to the United States to do any kind of business-related activities, you are going to want to apply for the B-1 Visitor visa. Some of the most common “business-related” activities include: -       Negotiating or signing contracts. -       Purchasing business supplies. -       Attending a business meeting, exhibit, or convention. -       Settling an estate. -       Taking an exam held…
  • Here’s What Happened After The Senate Passed Immigration Reform…

    Gabrielle Gottfried
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    It’s the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Senate passing S.744 aka Comprehensive Immigration Reform. From the Senate it moved right on to the U.S House of Representatives where…it just stalled. And while it sat stagnant in the House the political world was filled with activity around the issue of immigration reform. Here are the top five major events that have happened since the Senate passed immigration reform.  The Government Shutdown When House Republicans and Senate Democrats couldn’t agree on a budget, the U.S. government shut itself down.  The shutdown of the federal…
  • FWD.us Poll: Americans (Overwhelmingly) Want Immigration Reform

    Gabrielle Gottfried
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    FWD.us has released a study revealing Hispanic and U.S. voter sentiment towards immigration reform.  The results are an overwhelming support from across the political spectrum to see immigration reform passed in order to fix a broken system. Here are 5 findings that we found extremely interesting regarding the Hispanic population in the U.S. and the U.S. voting population: Three-fourths of Hispanics would be more likely to listen to Republican ideas on other issues if they support immigration reform. If Republicans helped pass immigration reform, they could be heard more effectively by the…
  • Immigration Reform After Rep. Eric Cantor

    Jake VanKersen
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    In a defeat that stunned everybody, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost the primary election for his congressional seat in Virginia’s 7th District. This loss is noteworthy for a few reasons, one of which being the fact that Cantor is the House Majority Leader and the last time a sitting majority leader lost a primary was 1899. However, when it comes to immigration reform, Cantor’s loss is especially noteworthy… and troubling. Cantor is not known as a “adamant champion” of reform, and yet his Tea Party challenger, Dave Brat, used immigration as a key point of difference between the two of…
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  • Michelle Malkin Is Right!

    Jason Dzubow
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
                        She got us. A recent article by anti-immigrant activist and daughter of immigrant parents, Michelle Malkin lays bare President Obama’s nefarious scheme to enrich immigration lawyers while filing our country with criminals, Muslims, and “Typhoid Marias.” Ms. Malkin states: Immigration lawyers celebrate the recent influx of child asylum seekers at our Southern border. [L]eft-wing immigration lawyers and ethnic activists operate a lucrative industry whose…
  • The Way We Mourn Is Part of the Problem

    Jason Dzubow
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
                        The Jewish community around the world has recently been in mourning for the loss of three young Jewish men, kidnapped and murdered in the West Bank. Their bodies were found on June 30, more than two weeks after they were taken. They are all our boys. Israel blamed Hamas for the kidnapping and, since the three teens disappeared, has been engaged in a crackdown against the terrorist organization. For its part, Hamas did not claim credit for the crime, but praised the…
  • Premium Processing for Asylum Seekers

    Jason Dzubow
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:35 pm
                        For certain applications with USCIS, the applicant can pay an additional fee of $1,000.00 and receive “premium processing.” For people seeking an H1B visa or a green card based on extraordinary ability, payment of the premium processing fee is the norm, and the result is that USCIS responds to the application (sometimes with an approval, other times with a request for additional evidence) within a few weeks. So should premium processing be available for people…
  • Gay = Asylum?

    Jason Dzubow
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:17 am
                        A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) posits that the number of gay and lesbian people receiving asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation has surged in recent years and that most such people come from countries in Central America where homosexuality is not criminalized (as opposed to places like Ugandan, where loving the wrong person is a hanging offense). The article, by Joel Millman, concludes that LGBT asylum cases from Mexico and…
  • The Border Problem, Solved

    Jason Dzubow
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:31 pm
                        We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the dramatic increase of asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors at our Southern border. There is debate about what is causing the increase–violence and poverty in the home countries vs. lax enforcement and the relative ease of obtaining lawful status in the U.S.–and no one really knows for sure. Because we receive more migrants from the more violent Central American countries and less from the more peaceful countries,…
 
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  • Los inmigrantes protegidos según la Acción Diferida tienen la posibilidad de la renovación

    Romona Paden
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Durante dos meses después de la aprobación de la ley de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) de Barack Obama en 2012, los inmigrantes no podían inscribirse para obtener protección en el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de EE. UU. (USCIS). Debían inscribirse en el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) de EE. UU. Ahora, esos inmigrantes elegibles tienen la posibilidad de renovar su condición y extenderla por otros dos años, y las personas que recibieron la Acción Diferida del ICE serán los primeros en realizar la renovación. El USCIS…
  • WhatsApp Immigrant Connects the World

    Romona Paden
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    When Jan Koum and his mother migrated from their native Kiev, Ukraine in the 1980’s, they started their lives in the U.S. with meager means. After becoming a Silicon Valley rock star in the tech industry, however, Koum is now one of the newest of the world’s billionaires. Koum is the co-founder of WhatsApp, an instant messaging service that improves on traditional SMS. WhatsApp offers premium messaging service that bypasses mobile carriers’ data usage fees. The app costs subscribers 99 cents per year after a free-year trial period. What’s more, the service carries no…
  • Immigrant Investors Seek Reform

    Romona Paden
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    While global entrepreneurs often see the United States as the ideal country to put business ideas into practice, calls to update immigration laws for business owners and investors are growing louder. Updating laws around E2 Treaty Investor Visas, activists say, is necessary in order to keep the U.S. as an attractive option for entrepreneurial immigrants. E2 visas are issued to business owners and investors who want to do business in the United States through a new or existing enterprise. It requires immigrant entrepreneurs to invest in a bona fide venture through financial and skilled means.
  • The Rising Sun of America

    Romona Paden
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Even though isolationism was Japan’s official position within the global community for many years, developments in industrialization during the mid-nineteenth century made the policy a near impossibility. Because of the social and economic disruptions in Japan brought about by industrialization, natives soon began to look to immigration to build a better future. The United States ended up being a popular destination for Japanese immigrants during this time period. In the late 1800’s, Japan experienced a period of rapid urbanization and industrialization. Like in the rest of the world,…
  • Executive Action to Lead Immigration Reform

    Romona Paden
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Frustrated by continued Congressional inaction to overhaul outdated immigration laws, President Barack Obama has said he will wield the presidential pen to take executive action toward reform. Reaching out to advisers, the president plans to have a course of action in place by the end of summer. Although immigration reform is a topic Washington leadership has long promised to address, continual stalls around the issue are forcing the president’s hand. Several weeks ago, House Speaker Boehner told the president that no vote on immigration will occur this year. “They’re unwilling to…
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  • O’Malley, Obama administration disagree on immigration

    Romona Paden
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Maryland Gov​. Martin O'Malley has traditionally been a strong ally of President Barack Obama and his administration. During Obama's bid for re-election in 2012, O'Malley raised over $1 million for the president's campaign and, numerous times, supported him publicly in the media. However, the two seem to have reached an impasse where immigration reform is concerned. Last Friday, O'Malley, while speaking at a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association being held in Nashville, Tennessee, made it clear that he feels deportation of unaccompanied immigrant…
  • Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., advises GOP to pass immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spoke out recently at a "Politics on Tap" event co-hosted by CNN and The National Journal regarding his views on the 2016 presidential election. McCain urged the Republican Party to take action on immigration reform, stating that he believes it is integral to their defeat of Hillary Clinton, whom he feels to be the favorite in the 2016 race for the White House. McCain indicated how pivotal a topic he believes immigration reform will be in what should be a hotly contested election. "We've got some very successful governors that have done…
  • Anti-Immigration protests met with pro-reform sympathies

    Romona Paden
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    While the nation waits for a response from Congress regarding President Barack Obama's request of $3.7 billion to stem the recent tide of undocumented immigrants, groups protesting the surge of undocumented individuals have begun to appear across the country. While this is somewhat unsurprising, an interesting dynamic has begun to unfold as anti-immigration protestors all over have found themselves met by equally vocal groups supporting comprehensive immigration reform and immigrant rights. In Murrieta, California, last week, buses carrying undocumented immigrants and unaccompanied…
  • Dramatic increase in concern over immigration

    Romona Paden
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    The amount of Americans who cite immigration as the most important issue currently facing our nation more than tripled from June to July, according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll, conducted between July 7 and July 10, indicated that 17 percent of Americans currently find immigration to be the most pressing issue in the U.S., a number that has risen dramatically from 5 percent in June of this year. Moving to the top of the list of issues facing the country, the immigration crisis has now eclipsed several frequently listed issues. Immigration is followed on the list of American concerns…
  • Immigration activist detained by Border Patrol

    Romona Paden
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    One of the most high-profile undocumented immigrants in American history, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained by Border Patrol agents Tuesday. Vargas, a celebrated filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, had spent several days prior to the detainment in McAllen, Texas, covering the recent surge of undocumented Central American children into the Southwest. He was attempting to board a flight to Houston at McAllen-Miller International Airport when Border Patrol pulled him aside after noticing his passport was from the Philippines. He was held in custody for the majority of the day before…
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  • Green Card to Citizenship Timeline

    Romona Paden
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Having the process of moving from green card holder to naturalized citizen go smoothly is best accomplished by understanding the rules around naturalization and the procedures involved in gaining citizenship. In general terms, immigrants seeking naturalization are required to be at least 18 years old.  Green card holders who have achieved continuous residency in the U.S. for […]
  • Family-based Green Card: Immigration for Close Relative

    Romona Paden
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    As strong families are foundational to a strong society, U.S. immigration law prioritizes certain family members of citizens as eligible for permanent residency in the country. These relatives don’t have to wait in line for a visa number as visas that fall into this “immediate family” category are unlimited in their availability. Immediate relatives who are eligible for […]
  • United We Dream for the American Dream

    Romona Paden
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Political advocacy for a section of the population who can’t participate in public elections is no easy task, but it’s one taken on by one organization that started off operating in the shadows and has only recently begun to flex its muscle publicly.  United We Dream, the evolved form of disparate immigration-interest coalitions that began […]
  • DACA Workplace Rights

    Romona Paden
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was adopted in June 2012, the executive action did not only give temporary permission to undocumented immigrants to stay in the country without the threat of deportation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It also meant DACA recipients became eligible to receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)—a work […]
  • How to Travel if You Have Deferred Action (DACA)

    Romona Paden
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:50 am
    Maintaining strong family ties between relatives who are living in different countries isn’t always easy, but for undocumented immigrants who’ve received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a formal process to make it possible to travel outside U.S. borders and return. By applying for Advance Parole—a […]
 
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  • Visa Bulletin for August 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 22JAN09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 08NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 08OCT09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01NOV08 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • DOS Alert: Approved H-1Bs with a 10/1/14 Start Date May File Visa Applications Now

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    According to the DOS Alert, Beneficiaries of approved H-1B petitions with an October 1, 2014 start date may now begin filing their visa applications at U.S. consular posts.
  • Visa Bulletin For July 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:40 am
    Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01SEP08 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01NOV03 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Visa Bulletin for June 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    8 May 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV04 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 15OCT03 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • U.S. Deported 368,644 foreigners in FY 2013

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    5 May 2014 | 7:12 pm
    At a recent meeting, a client asked me how many foreigners were deported annually. After doing some digging, we were surprised to find that the United States government deported 368,644 foreigners during the 2013 fiscal year. The NY Times article, entitled "U.S. Deportations Decline; Felons Made Up Big Share" (click here for the article), sheds light on the number of deportations made during the Obama administration. Although deportations were down 10% from 2012, the total number of deportations during his administration were over 1.9 million; according to the article, this represents "...the…
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  • Renewing a supervisa at Vegreville

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    For those of you who have been issued a supervisa, you quickly realized that the promise of a 10 year entry visa was in fact a one or two year entry visa, that must be renewed. Why is this the case? CIC wants to ensure that after one or two years, the conditions under which the supervisa were issued have not changed.  For example, do your parents still have adequate medical coverage?  Are they still residing with you?  Can you meet their food and lodging needs? If your parents are currently residing in Canada with you, then the renewal application is sent to CPC Vegreville.  Currently,…
  • Did you know you can apply for citizenship with less than 1095 days physical presence?

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:33 pm
    As a permanent resident, the general rule to apply for Canadian citizenship is to have 1,095 days of physical presence in Canada in the previous 4 years. If you meet that test, great. But what if you were out of the country for a few days per month?  What if you have to be out of the country a few days per month (like one of my clients who has business in the USA)?  Can you apply with anything less than 1,095 days? Yes you can. To say that the law on physical presence is currently in a state of confusion would be an understatement.  There are several cases at the Federal Court that all say…
  • Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    If you missed out applying under the federal skilled worker program last year because your occupation reached its cap, there’s good news. CIC just announced a new list of occupations for applicants beginning May 1, 2014.  The overall cap is set at 25,000 applications for the next 12 months.  There are sub-caps of 1,000 for each of the 50 eligible occupations (I’ve listed them below, along with links to the NOC descriptions). So if you are interested in applying under this program, do it quickly.  Last year, some of the occupation sub-caps were reached by the end of June.  If…
  • No more foreign workers for fast food sector

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The Government of Canada just announced that there is an immediate moratorium on foreign worker applications in the fast food sector for all provinces. Why did this happen? There will be a full review of the program after several media stories of a few employers who allegedly abused the program by hiring foreign workers when perhaps there may have been Canadians available to do the work. Or that Canadians already working had their hours cut after the company hired foreign workers. The most high profile case was that of McDonalds Restaurants, where it is alleged that foreign workers were given…
  • Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following written procedures, including fairness guidelines.  When it comes to appealing a decision made by a CIC Officer, visa officer or the Immigration Division - you may be able appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) which is one branch of the Immigration Refugee Board. Who can appeal? There are three different categories for appeals. First if your family…
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  • Study shows expat children successfully integrate into Spanish life

    Kate Welch
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Although expats are generally perceived as older adults, many younger couples with children now leave their home countries for fresh starts overseas. Spain is an ever-popular expat destination for its warmer weather and more laid-back lifestyle than in Northern Europe, but parents can be forgiven for wondering about the effects of... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Skilled worker shortages in Germany give migration opportunities

    Kate Welch
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A report by the German Federal Employment Agency has identified 19 job sectors suffering shortages due to a lack of skilled local applicants. The report states that the healthcare and tech sectors are the worst affected by local skills shortages, and adds that vacancies are taking an unacceptably long time to fill. Jobs available span a... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canadian mother still fighting for visa for her husband

    Kate Welch
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A Canadian-born resident legally married to her Indian husband is hoping against hope that he will be allowed to join her in time for the birth of their second child. Harpreet Sandhu, born to Indian immigrant parents resident in the town of Surrey, met and married her husband in June 2010, and the couple immediately applied for his... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canada toughens up on foreign spouse sponsorship

    Kate Welch
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Canadian citizens applying to sponsor their foreign spouses will be hit hard by the government’s doubling of processing times due to a backlog of applications. At present, any foreign national spouse of a Canadian citizen can be sponsored as long as temporary residence has been permitted and the couple are already legally resident in... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Middle East requires expat talent pool to manage international expo events

    Kate Welch
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gulf State governments are drawing up wish lists of talented expat professionals needed to manage Dubai’s Expo 2020 and Qatar’s 2022 World Cup finals. The two massive infrastructure projects require expat additions to their executive teams to ensure the success of the two events, both of which are expected to draw millions to the... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
 
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  • New York To Issue IDs to Undocumented Immigrants

    ashautsova
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    New York To Issue IDs to Undocumented Immigrants Author:  New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova The story with identification cards for undocumented began when states started to refuse issuing Id’s to those who could not prove their immigration status  in the US. With time, some states opted out and passed local laws that allowed for different forms of identification for “illegal” immigrants: Illinois, Utah, Washington, Washington DC, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Maryland allow those who cannot show a visa to get state “ID-s”. Surprisingly, New York, a…
  • DHS Website for Students

    ashautsova
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    DHS New Website For Students “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the Stateswebsite Monday with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to convey pertinent information to stakeholders about the international student process in a clear and interactive manner. The new features include: An interactive glossary An “Ask a Question” section An enhanced School Search page A mobile-ready version of Study…
  • How to Renew DACA status

    ashautsova
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  reminds DACA renewal applicants that individuals requesting deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) must submit two passport-style photographs with their Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. This is required for both initial and renewal DACA requests. The photographs should be in color and taken within 30 days of filing the DACA request. For more information, please review the Form I-765 Instructions on www.uscis.gov The post How to Renew DACA status appeared first on Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer.
  • RECEIVED NOTICE TO APPEAR: WHAT IS NEXT?

    ashautsova
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Notice to Appear: What is Next? Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Notice to appear (the “NTA”) is a charging document in Immigration. It outlines the main charges or allegations the government is presenting to deport or remove a person from the United States. Under INA § 239(a)(1) (2012), an NTA should include: the nature of the proceedings, the legal authority under which the proceedings are conducted, the acts or conduct alleged to be in violation of the law, the charges against the noncitizen and the statutory provisions alleged to have been violated. An…
  • TPS: Children Have to Qualify Independently From Parents

    ashautsova
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:46 pm
    TPS: Children Have to Qualify Independently From Parents Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova TPS or Temporary Protected Status allows its beneficiary to stay and work in the US for the period of time designated by the US government.  Currently, TPS was announced for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria. Those who would like to receive TPS have to satisfy certain requirements, including being physically present in the US on a special date, designated by the government.  For each of the countries, the date is…
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  • Undocumented Child Immigrants: What Happens When They Cross The Border?

    Henry Lim
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    A humanitarian crisis has sprung up again on our southern border here in the United States. Kissimmee Immigration Lawyer Henry Lim explains the challenge caused by the current rush of unaccompanied minors across the border, and what each child will face once Border Patrol takes them in. Legal options like Special Immigrant Juvenile Status exist so some children can remain here; many others will be deported back to their home countries without being given proper legal support in court. All scenarios are fictional; any resemblance to persons living or dead are unintentional. Since October 2013,…
  • The L-1 Visa: Grow Your Business in the US

    Henry Lim
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    The United States has long attracted foreign companies who want to do business here in our vast consumer markets. As a company looks for growth opportunities in the US, they often need to bring over key staff members from overseas to spearhead the expansion and educate new employees about products and services. Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim helps you understand how the L-1 visa can be a useful way to help your company build its US base of operations. Though we hear more often about American jobs being sentoverseas, international companies often bring jobs TO the United States as well.
  • How Provisional Waivers Help Keep Families Together

    Henry Lim
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Our immigration laws impact the everyday lives of families in this country. Kissimmee Immigration Attorney Henry Lim explains how the new provisional waiver system makes it possible to limit the separation of spouses when one of them attempts to obtain legal residency in the United States. All scenarios are fictional; any resemblance to persons living or dead are unintentional. Julia crossed the border from Mexico at age 18 with her older brother, seeking new opportunity in the United States. They made their way to Florida, where she fell in love with her new home. Julia learned English…
  • Labor Certification for Immigration

    Henry Lim
    20 May 2014 | 2:50 am
    When a company wants to sponsor a foreign national for permanent immigration to the United States, that company must first demonstrate a lack of American workers who meet their employment needs. Kissimmee immigration attorney Henry Lim can help you understand the role of the labor certification process in American immigration law. In the 1860s, American companies heavily recruited Chinese laborers to build portions of the Transcontinental Railroad or labor in the mines during the California gold rush. Both experienced harsh treatment because of the public opinion about the new foreign…
  • Immigrant Detention Quota – End It Now!

    Henry Lim
    13 May 2014 | 8:57 am
    Federal immigration policy currently requires thousands of undocumented immigrants to be detained across the country every day. For no clear reason beyond the desire to placate conservative critics, Congress and President Obama spend millions of dollars to operate these detention facilities separating undocumented immigrant families each day. Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim believes our immigrant families in Central Florida and across the country deserve better. It has been a long day at work, but you hum along with the radio as you drive home, thinking of your wife and children. The…
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    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA

  • Family Based Green Cards Common Questions and Answers – Part Three

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICADisclaimer: All advice given here are strictly as is without any guarantees and reliability. The advice below is solely from personal experiences in filing such applications and process. The best and most reliable advice is always from a good immigration lawyer. Q: I am a United States Citizen and would like to apply for green card for my Mom & Dad. They stay in India but both have a travel visa for the US for 10 years. They have visited me 4 times for a stay of around 2 weeks each.  While researching to apply for their green card, I see that I have to fill two…
  • F-1, J-1, Adjustment of Status common questions and answers – Part Three

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICADisclaimer: All advice given here are strictly as is without any guarantees and reliability. The advice below is solely from personal experiences in filing such applications and process. The best and most reliable advice is always from a good immigration lawyer. Q. I live in Palestine, have been an exchange student in the US for high school when I was 15 years old. After that, I went home and graduated from high school. After I finished, I applied for a university to get a full scholarship including tuition, room & board for a 4 years bachelor. In the first summer, I…
  • Guide to Country Specific Documents Reciprocity for Immigration Applications

    admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICABirth, marriage, divorce, death and adoption certificates vary by country. Often times, your home country’s documents are issued or stored in a completely different manner than that of the US style. The civil authority that regulates recording of birth, marriages, death sometimes conducts its business in a completely different manner than the US style. Some countries did not even use birth certificates until the late 1980s. Sometimes, if the country went through a period of civil unrest such as a civil war or genocide, all birth records and marriage records were lost. If…
  • Family Based Green Cards Common Questions and Answers – Part Two

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICADisclaimer: All advice given here are strictly as is without any guarantees and reliability. The advice below is solely from personal experiences in filing such applications and process. The best and most reliable advice is always from a good immigration lawyer. Q: What year is in processing for us citizen parent filing for married son with children. A: Regarding the priority dates, always check the Visa Bulletin on the Dept of State website. The monthly bulletin details exactly what date and year the current processing is undergoing. For married sons of US citizens, this…
  • F-1, J-1, Adjustment of Status common questions and answers – Part Two

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICADisclaimer: All advice given here are strictly as is without any guarantees and reliability. The advice below is solely from personal experiences in filing such applications and process. The best and most reliable advice is always from a good immigration lawyer.  Q: She just graduated a couple months ago, got OPT approved, got the EAD card (to expire summer 2015), I-20 endorsed. Got the job offer to start next month. Now,  since she graduated, the visa in passport, set to 4 years (phd), expired. 1. To travel to back to France in xmas, and get back to her job in…
 
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    International Immigration News

  • Increased number of US Visa for Afghans proposed

    Tahir
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    United States Senators  Jeanne Shaheen  and John McCain have proposed to allot 1,000 additional visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan nationals last week. If approved, the number of visas for Afghan nationals under SIV program will increase from 3000 to 4000. The program is expiring in September this year. Unites States has the Special Immigrant Visa program for Afghan nationals who worked alongside the US armed forces in Afghanistan as interpreters or guide. These Afghan nationals put their lives on stake to assist the US forces in Afghanistan. Many have received…
  • New Changes to Canada Intra-Company Transfer Program

    Tahir
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Canada ha srecently introduced new changes to its Intra-Company Transfer program making it tougher for foreign enterprises with a presence in Canada to transfer certain professionals to their Canadian offices on a temporary basis. The amended rules now require proof of propriety knowledge as well higher than average wages for the professionals with specialized knowledge. Intra-Company Transfer program is the best option in many cases for the foreign businesses who can bring in professionals from abroad to Canadian location without requiring Labor Market Opinion hence reducing processing…
  • Obama will grant status to illegal immigrants, says Luis Gutierrez

    Tahir
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Unites States (US) law maker Democrat Luis Gutierrez was confident that President Barack Obama will grant legal status to the undocumented immigrants in a speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The House Representative believed that Obama will use his executive powers to allow over 11 million illegal immigrants pathway to remain in the United States, possibly including the parents of American-born children. Gutierrez who was addressing the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza said that we sat down with the president of the United States and we…
  • Obama holding illegal immigrant children for ransom to push amnesty

    Tahir
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday alleged that President Obama and Harry Reid, Majority Leader in Senate, are holing the undocumented children from Central America for “ransom” so that they can push amnesty for illegal immigrants by passing immigration reforms while talking to Fox News. Senator Ted Cruz said about 90,000 children are expected to arrive in United States by crossing the insecure border illegally. Cruz will introduce a bill to limit Obama’s ability to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants. Ted Cruz told Fox News that comprehensive immigration…
  • EB5 and E2 becoming top options for investor immigration to US

    Tahir
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    United States offers some best options for investors to come and live in the country by investing as little as $70,000 to $1,000,000 and above depending on the immigration program they select. EB-5 and E-2 programs have become the top options for many foreign investors who seek to immigrate to the United State by investing for better lives. EB-5 requires a minimum of $500,000 investment and takes about 20 months to get the application processed. On the other hand E-2 work visa can be a faster option to enter in the United States with smaller investment. EB-5 green card program is for those…
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    US Immigration Reform

  • Rick Perry– Immigration Zero

    Mike Quinn
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending the National Guard to help stop refugee children from reaching our borders. So, let me get this straight, he’s using an army of 1000 National Guard troops to stop little children who are escaping drugs, gangs, exploitation and death, and sending them back to the horror they are escaping. […]
  • Jon Stewart- Immigration Hero

    Mike Quinn
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Jon Stewart puts the child immigrant crisis into perspective like only a comedian can. Too bad our politicians don’t understand the problem half as well.   The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook
  • Citizenship for Sale?

    Mike Quinn
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:24 pm
    A Stanford professor is promoting the idea of selling citizenship for $50k. Every year there are many thousands of people waiting for lady luck to approve their green card via the lottery system. Very few of them win. Some countries allow people to invest $50k or $100k or more, in order to become a citizen […]
  • The Republicans problem is not with immigrants, it is with themselves.

    Mike Quinn
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The Republicans have backed themselves into a corner on, not only the immigration debate, but in the electoral process as well. Each and every day more and more young voters, latino voters, asian voters, and more, turn 18 and become eligible to vote. Will they vote Republican? What possible reason would they have to do […]
  • Jon Stewart- Immigration Reform Hero: sums up our immigration problem

    Mike Quinn
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:54 am
    Jon Stewart sums up our immigration problem in seven minutes. Perhaps this is what it takes to get people to see the truth about the Republican platform and how disingenuous it really is: keep it short and to the point.
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