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  • DACA Immigrants Allowed to Claim Federal Tax Benefits

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    Romona Paden
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Tax season looks a little brighter this year for immigrants who  have never received a refund check. For those who have been granted deferred deportation status under President Obama’s executive action and who have received a Social Security number, this year’s tax season carries the right to claim credits on federal tax returns. Access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—aimed at low- and moderate-income households—is particularly noteworthy. For the 2014 tax year, the credit is worth more than $6,200 for tax payers with three children who didn’t earn more than $53,267.
  • Senate Hearing Examines Proposals to Increase Guest Workers

    Immigration Impact
    Mark Noferi
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    This week, the Senate Homeland Security committee examined various immigrant guest worker proposals. This was the Committee’s third “Securing the Border” hearing this week, after Tuesday’s hearing on transnational crime, and Wednesday’s hearing on root causes of Central American migration. The witnesses all agreed that increasing legal immigration would decrease unlawful immigration across the border—especially among low-skilled workers, for whom only 5,000 green cards exist annually. But any proposal for a guest worker program will fail in the long term without effective…
  • Matthew Kolken on MSNBC's The Rundown

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    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    From Matthew L. Kolken's  appearance on MSNBC's The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart: "José Díaz-Balart talks with immigration attorney Matthew Kolken about the fallout from the continuing legal limbo surrounding the president’s immigration actions."
  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

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    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    ILW.COM Discussion Board
    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
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  • Matthew Kolken on MSNBC's The Rundown

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    From Matthew L. Kolken's  appearance on MSNBC's The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart: "José Díaz-Balart talks with immigration attorney Matthew Kolken about the fallout from the continuing legal limbo surrounding the president’s immigration actions."
  • Lawsuit Alleges Obama Admin Unlawfully Coercing Mexican Nationals into Self-Deportation

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Obama administration is being sued again, this time for allegedly engaging in "abusive and illegal practices" that coerce citizens of Mexico into abandoning defenses that could prevent their deportation. The complaint speaks for itself: The immigration enforcement agencies operating in Southern California regularly pressure, deceive, and threaten Mexican nationals who are eligible to reside in the United States lawfully—and have built lives in the United States over decades—into signing their own expulsion orders through misuse of a process known as “voluntary…
  • ICE No Longer Honoring New Prosecutorial Discretion Memo

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson has shared that a Deportation Officer at the Varick Street Detention Center in New York advised that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is no longer honoring the November 20, 2014 prosecutorial discretion memorandum due to Judge Hanen's injunction. The officer went so far to say that, and I quote, the memo has been "ripped off the wall." Newark Enforcement and Removal has confirmed this change in policy.I have also been told that individuals that are considered a level 3 priority (the lowest priority) are being taken into custody for removal when…
  • ACLU Sues Obama Admin for Records Describing Abuse of Children

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 11, 2015CONTACT:Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, 602-773-6007, skilar@acluaz.orgAnna Castro, ACLU of San Diego, 619-206-6940, acastro@aclusandiego.orgTaylor Massa, Cooley LLP, 212-479-6546, tmassa@cooley.comPHOENIX—American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona and San Diego, along with the law firm Cooley LLP, filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its failure to produce records related to the abuse and mistreatment of children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection…
  • IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEEDINGS PREVENTED

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a citizen of India and his Indian wife.  He was lawfully admitted to the United States in L-1B specialized knowledge status, and his wife was admitted in L-2 dependent status.  Before his status expired, his employer timely filed an extension petition.  His status expired while the employer was awaiting an adjudication of the petition.  The regulations provide that a person can continue to be employed for a period of 240 days beyond his expiry date pending an adjudication of a timely application for an extension.  During this period,…
 
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
 
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
 
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
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    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
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    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
 
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  • Aggravated felony charges in removal proceedings.

    Ricardo Gomez
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Aggravated felony charges fall into crimes involving moral turpitude for purposes of removal proceedings. The defendant, however, could have, in California, a defense to cancel its removal.
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Sheheryar Alam Qazi and Raees Alam Qazi

    federale86
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Trifecta of Terror: Muslim, Immigrants, Terrorists http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...or-6129858.php
  • Termination of I-485 - Benefit through other means?

    takbills
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Immigration Judge granted termination of deportation. After that I went to Federal Plaza for interview and submitted documents. I had filed I-485 back in year 2007 being married to USC with three USC children. After one week of interview, I received this letter: We terminated your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number SRCXXXXX, because the applicant or petitioner received a status or benefit through other means. What does it mean. I will get Permanent Resident Card or I have to file other application to get PRC? Please help and advise.
  • IMMIGRATION HELP PLEASE

    _gissel_
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I'm 16 years old, my parents have been separated for about 2 years now, but not divorced. My father is an American citizen, but my mother is illegal here in the U.S. I want to know what happens to my mother if he files for divorce. Does she get deported?
  • How should i start my argument essay about immigration?

    Ava Division
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    How should i start my argument essay about immigration?
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    ImmigrationProf Blog

  • On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    Immigration Prof
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    In response to murmurings about Senator Ted Cruz's candidacy for President (Kennedy was born in Canada), Neal Katyal and Paul Clement in the Harvard Law Review Forum have this to say about the U.S. Constitution's "natural born Citizen" requirement for...
  • In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Guns

    Immigration Prof
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    As we have seen on ImmigrationProf, the GOP presidential hopefuls cannot agree on immigration reform. This Washington Post article reports that the candidates do agree on guns: "Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O....
  • Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium

    Immigration Prof
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    The Chapman Law Review (vol. 18, number 2) has published a symposium entitled "Stalemate on Immigration Reform" with contributions by Scott Rempell (unaccompanied minors and the "border surge"), Wendi Adelson (immigrant admission to the bar), Mariela Olivares (toward gender equality...
  • EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

    Immigration Prof
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    ImmigrationProf recently reported on efforts to save migrants making the journey to Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. This report, EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea by Julia Gour, considers the tragic deaths of over 300 people...
  • From the Bookshelves: Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

    Immigration Prof
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (NYU Press, 2015) When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued...
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    Immigration Impact

  • Senate Hearing Examines Proposals to Increase Guest Workers

    Mark Noferi
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    This week, the Senate Homeland Security committee examined various immigrant guest worker proposals. This was the Committee’s third “Securing the Border” hearing this week, after Tuesday’s hearing on transnational crime, and Wednesday’s hearing on root causes of Central American migration. The witnesses all agreed that increasing legal immigration would decrease unlawful immigration across the border—especially among low-skilled workers, for whom only 5,000 green cards exist annually. But any proposal for a guest worker program will fail in the long term without effective…
  • Immigration Agency Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on L-1B Visa Petitions

    Policy Center
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another crucial step toward administrative reform of our immigration laws. The agency issued for public comment long-awaited policy guidance on its adjudication of L-1B “specialized knowledge” visa petitions. The L-1 category allows a U.S. multinational company to transfer talented employees, who have worked for a related entity abroad, to work in the United States temporarily either as managers or executives (L-1A) or because of their “specialized knowledge” (L-1B). This category enables companies to be more…
  • Charlotte, NC Capitalizing on the Benefits of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Paul McDaniel
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Charlotte, North Carolina, like many southern metropolitan areas, has grown rapidly in recent decades. In 2013, when Charlotte declared itself a “welcoming city,” one in ten residents (10.1 percent) in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan area were foreign-born, while one-third (32.6 percent) of “Main Street” business owners were foreign-born. “Main Street” businesses are the shops and services that form the backbone of neighborhoods around the country, typically in three sectors: retail, accommodation and food services, and neighborhood services. These are the types of…
  • Senate Hearing on Border Security Targets Transnational Crime

    Walter Ewing
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, which was titled “Securing the Border: Assessing the Impact of Transnational Crime,” lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were largely in agreement as to what the biggest security problem is along the northern and southern borders of the United States: the transnational criminal organizations which smuggle people. And both Republicans and Democrats agreed that the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants entering the United States from Mexico are not security threats. Rather, their movement across the…
  • Deciphering the Immigration Policy Positions of Ted Cruz

    Wendy Feliz
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) just became the first candidate to officially announce his intention to seek the Republican nomination for President in 2016. In his campaign launch materials, Sen. Cruz highlights his immigrant heritage and recalls his father’s migration story from Cuba to the United States. However, his warm feelings around immigration seem to end there. His campaign materials make little mention of what legislative changes to the immigration system he would pursue as Commander-in-Chief. However, they do note what he believes his greatest accomplishments on immigration policy…
 
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  • Constant Activity on the California Border

    John Wahala
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The Center's fifth annual border tour began in San Diego earlier this month. On our week-long itinerary we saw most of the California border, from both sides of the fence, and made it as far as Yuma, Ariz. In five trips, we have now seen almost the entire 1,993-mile southwest border, from Brownsville to the Pacific. These excursions are mere snapshots of a particular area, but we meet with enough people to get a sense of current trends. Our most recent trip underscored the ever changing nature of cross-border traffic and why managing it requires sustained political will and vigilance. read…
  • New Data Show Immigrant Gang Arrests

    Jessica Vaughan
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    Disproportionately associated with the most violent Central American gangs Violent immigrant and transnational gangs such as MS-13, the Sureños, and 18th Street continue to present a significant public safety threat in many parts of the United States, according to arrest records released by ICE to the Center for Immigration Studies. In 2013 (the most recent year available), ICE arrested significant numbers of gang members in California, Texas, Chicago, and the New York City and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. Large concentrations also were arrested by ICE agents in Atlanta, Charlotte,…
  • House Judiciary Committee Moves Several Immigration Bills Forward

    Dan Cadman
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    In legislative terms, the new Congress's House Judiciary Committee (through its Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security) has been setting speed records in approving immigration measures and moving them to the full House for consideration: read more
  • Latest ICE Chief as Obsequious and Destructive as the Rest

    Dan Cadman
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    By my informal tally, there have been six permanent or acting leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the Obama years, counting the careerist who briefly headed the agency during the transition. All but one of the first five have been, to a greater or lesser degree, kowtowing mandarins unquestioningly taking directions, no matter how outrageous, from political operatives inside the White House whose aim is gutting effective immigration enforcement. This shouldn't be a surprise: Their bosses at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have been equally obsequious and…
  • H-1B Incompetence

    John Miano
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    On my last project before law school, we had an H-1B database administrative, Uma. Uma did not know the first thing about databases and struggled to learn through books on the job. Sadly, she had no real computer talent and would never become very good in the field. So why was Uma on the project? The company put in place a policy of only allowing contract workers from H-1B bodyshops to save them about $10 an hour. read more
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  • In Defense of the Homeschoolers’ Asylum Bill

    Jason Dzubow
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
                        Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would grant asylum to families of homeschoolers who are persecuted by their governments. The bill, sponsored by Congressman Jason Chaffetz, would also make it more difficult for others fleeing violence to obtain asylum in the U.S. by (among other things) raising the bar for credible fear interviews and blocking all government funding for child refugees who need lawyers. Congressman Louis Gutiérrez criticized…
  • Bibi Netanyahu’s Full-Employment Plan for Asylum Attorneys

    Jason Dzubow
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
                        Perhaps you’ve heard about the plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to derail U.S.-Iranian negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Many Republican leaders have joined the effort, and 47 Senators (all Republican) led by Tom Cotton wrote an open letter to the Ayatollahs warning them against a deal. All this is in the public record. Senator Tom Cotton: Warmonger or job creator? What’s less well known is the role of a powerful lobbying group,…
  • For Every Child, a Lawyer

    Jason Dzubow
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
                        A case recently argued before the U.S. District Court in Seattle seeks to ensure that every child in removal proceedings is represented by an attorney. The case–styled J.E.F.M., et al. v. Holder–was filed by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and claims that without the assistance of a lawyer, children in Immigration Court cannot receive due process of law. Some children probably don’t need lawyers. The Complaint notes that despite the efforts of many…
  • My Asylum Case Is Delayed; What Can I Do?

    Jason Dzubow
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
                        These days, I feel a bit like a broken record: Delay, delay, delay. It’s all I seem to write about (and what I spend much of my work day dealing with). But it is the big issue with asylum cases, both in the Asylum Office and the Immigration Court, and so it is on everyone’s mind. Today I want to talk about delay at the Asylum Office and what can be done about it. Yipee! Asylum cases filed during the Jurassic period are now being interviewed. Most recently,…
  • Old Asylum Cases Are the New Priority

    Jason Dzubow
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
                        As of December 2014, there was 73,103 asylum cases pending in Asylum Offices across the United States. That’s up from 65,759 in October, an increase of 7,344 cases in just three months (you can see the latest stats here, including a breakdown for each Asylum Office). So it’s clear that despite their efforts, the Asylum Offices are continuing to fall behind in terms of processing cases. Indeed, in the best month of the last quarter, the Asylum Office completed…
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  • H-1B Spouses Gain Work Opportunity

    Romona Paden
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Life in the United States could soon get a lot better for H-1B nonimmigrants and their families. Beginning later this spring, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extends approval to certain H-4 dependent spouses to pursue and accept employment opportunities in the country. The employment authorization eligibility, which becomes effective on May 26, falls under the umbrella of President Obama’s executive action on immigration that he announced in November. The initiative amends DHS regulations and is part of the president’s overall effort to modernize, improve and clarify the visa…
  • DACA Immigrants Allowed to Claim Federal Tax Benefits

    Romona Paden
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Tax season looks a little brighter this year for immigrants who  have never received a refund check. For those who have been granted deferred deportation status under President Obama’s executive action and who have received a Social Security number, this year’s tax season carries the right to claim credits on federal tax returns. Access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—aimed at low- and moderate-income households—is particularly noteworthy. For the 2014 tax year, the credit is worth more than $6,200 for tax payers with three children who didn’t earn more than $53,267.
  • Immigration Expands in Indiana

    Romona Paden
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    With a 57.9 percent growth rate in the immigrant population in just over a decade, diversity in the state of Indiana is on a healthy upward trajectory. Reaching a population of more than 300,000 in 2011, the Hoosier state’s immigrant population has shifted from origins primarily in Western Europe to a demographic dominated by origins in Mexico, India and China. Through the 1960’s, most immigrants settling in Indiana hailed from Western Europe. According to numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center, the trend shifted in the 1990’s, putting Mexican nationals in the lead in terms of immigrant…
  • New York Farmers Support Immigration Reform

    Romona Paden
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    With an agricultural industry reaching into the multiple billions of dollars, New York farmers are throwing their weight behind efforts to maintain a healthy immigrant workforce through year-round and a flexible guest worker visa program for seasonal employees. To this end, New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton told officials in Washington that the organization would offer support of the expansion of the E-verify program on the condition that it is linked with other reforms. E-verify is a federal program whereby employers can determine if employees are legally qualified to work in the…
  • Latino Immigrants Struggle in School

    Romona Paden
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Researchers are sounding the alarm as the nation’s fastest growing ethnic group—Latinos—are found to consistently under-perform academically compared to their white, Asian and black counterparts. Often behind their peers even at the beginning of their academic careers, the gap only tends to widen as student progress through school. Vanessa Cardenas, vice president of the immigration research organization Progress 2050, says the situation has significant consequences in terms of the nation’s stability. Progress 2050 is the immigration research arm of the Center for American Progress.
 
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  • GOP may use tax law in anti-immigration efforts

    Romona Paden
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    Much turmoil has arisen in light of President Barack Obama's recent efforts to bolster the rights of undocumented immigrants seeking American citizenship. While the president's actions have been widely documented in the news over the past few months, it seems that Republicans and dissenting voices in the immigration reform conversation have developed a new strategy against his plan. According to multiple news outlets, the GOP is now hoping to use a piece of tax policy to change the status of undocumented immigrants currently protected from deportation under Obama's immigration…
  • Conoce los beneficios de la ciudadan

    Romona Paden
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    La ciudadanía americana es muy deseada por miles de inmigrantes que arriban al país desde diferentes puntos del mundo, pero, veamos ahora con detenimiento cuáles son los principales beneficios que puedes disfrutar si la adquieres. Si eres extranjero y resides en los Estados Unidos puedes convertirte en ciudadano mediante el proceso conocido como nacionalización o naturalización. Claro, si eres un inmigrante legal, tienes todo tu derecho a elegir si quieres vivir en los Estados Unidos como extranjero o si quieres convertirte en ciudadano americano.
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    Romona Paden
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Es posible estudiar a tiempo completo en diferentes instituciones aprobadas por el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos, esto incluye diferentes escuelas de idiomas, tecnológicos, escuelas de nivel medio y segunda enseñanza, universidades y otras instituciones de la educación superior. Con visa de turista también se pueden cursar estudios en Estados Unidos pero, si dichos estudios superan las 18 horas semanales entonces debes sacar una visa de estudiante F-1 o M-1. ¿En qué consisten dichas visas? Las visas F-1 se…
  • Gov. Jerry Brown speaks out in favor of Obama’s actions

    Romona Paden
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Following a meeting with officials from President Barack Obama's administration last Friday, March 13, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown gave comments in favor of the president's recent actions on the immigration issue. Largely, he spoke in strong favor of Obama's actions, claiming that they were for the betterment of the nation as a whole, and not just that of undocumented immigrants. According to The Sacramento Bee, Gov. Brown had come to Washington to discuss the recent actions of immigration with other state leaders in favor of the reform movement. In speaking with…
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    Romona Paden
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    La tarjeta verde es un requisito indispensable dentro del proceso migratorio de Estados Unidos. En este artículo conocerás información muy valiosa que te ayudará a conocer los detalles del proceso médico que se requiere para obtener una tarjeta verde. Empecemos por las preguntas más frecuentes que se hacen muchas personas acerca del examen médico: ¿Qué examinan los médicos? Los solicitantes son examinados por los médicos quienes utilizan diferentes métodos para hacer los exámenes. Los solicitantes pasan…
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  • Green Card Pathways Can Begin Inside or Outside U.S.

    Romona Paden
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    For immigrants from around the world with the goal of living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR), the pathway to green card status can consist of either consular processing or an adjustment of status. Immigrants who understand the similarities and differences between the two approaches can decide which process is more […]
  • Party Lines Divide Immigrant Advocates

    Romona Paden
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Even when Democrats and Republicans come down on the same side of immigration issues, party lines keep politicians divided. The rollout of a new political action committee (PAC) highlights the Washington dysfunction around the issue. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman Republican elected by Miami-area voters in November, made immigration a central issue in his campaign […]
  • Immigration’s Political Paradox

    Romona Paden
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    When Barack Obama put forward his executive order to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants and to move ahead on other reform efforts, conventional wisdom said the Democratic president was reaching out to a solid constituency of his party. On the other side of the political spectrum, though, prominent Republicans say Hispanic immigrants—the […]
  • Advocates Ramp Up Outreach Efforts Toward Asian Immigrants

    Romona Paden
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    A significant disparity exists between the Asian and Hispanic immigrant communities in terms of the demographic makeup of those taking advantage of deportation relief through DACA. While common stereotypes cast Asian nationals as among the nation’s most successful immigrants, those who are undocumented within the demographic have been slow to take advantage of deportation relief. While the […]
  • Amicus Briefs Give Immigrants a Friend in Court

    Romona Paden
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    When questions surrounding immigration make their way into courtrooms, advocates of foreign-born residents work to sway the judiciary by filing amicus briefs. As the flux surrounding immigration continues, policies affecting foreign-born residents are being hashed out in the nation’s courtrooms where legality is measured. Taking advantage of the format, immigration advocates make sure their voices […]
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  • Visa Bulletin For April 2015

    Sachin Raval
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    IndiaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01SEP07Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 08JAN04ChinaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 01APR11Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JAN11Click here for the visa bulletin
  • H-4 EAD Article by R&R (Information/FAQ)

    Sachin Raval
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    We have completed an article regarding the USCIS H-4/EAD initiative extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses.To receive this article:1) Click Here2) Complete the form and confirm subscription (check your e-mail)3) Download the article on our Thank You For Subscribing page!Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who: Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or Have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of AC21.
  • H4 EAD Starting May 26, 2015

    Sachin Raval
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    USCIS is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants. This is one of the several initiatives the White House hopes will "modernize, improve and clarify visa programs to grow the U.S. economy and create jobs". Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who:  Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or  Have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000…
  • Visa Bulletin for March 2015

    Sachin Raval
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Slight Forward Movement! India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JAN07 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JAN04 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP10 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 22OCT11 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • USCIS: DACA Renewals Should Be Filed 150-120 Days Prior to Expiration

    Sachin Raval
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    USCIS reminds applicants to submit DACA renewal requests between 120 and 150 days before the expiration date stated on the Form I-797 DACA approval notice and EAD. USCIS's current goal is to process DACA renewal requests within 120 days. If your case has been pending for more than 104 days, you may want to inquiry with USCIS.
 
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  • 10% of millionaires from Hong Kong mulling emigration

    Alex Braham
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A recent survey from the University of Hong Kong’s Social Sciences Research Centre has found that 10 per cent of millionaires from Hong Kong are considering emigrating from the city within the next five years. Citi commissioned the study which also discovered 701,000 people from Hong Kong (12 per cent of total population) had a HK$1... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • 77 Serbian migrant smugglers srrested by Europol

    Andy Scott
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    On Wednesday, a large international criminal network that helped smuggle migrants to Western Europe was dismantled by European police forces. Some 77 people of different nationalities were arrested in an operation coordinated by Europol, which used the services from police from several countries. In a statement, which was released by... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Half of Mayo students think they will emigrate

    Anna Rowlands
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    According to data from Studyclix’s annual Student Sentiment Index, 48 per cent of Mayo students intend to emigrate some time in the future. The index uses data from 4,822 students in secondary school nationwide. A range of day-to-day issues and national topics experienced by second-level students are explored in the survey which found... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Over 100,000 Italians emigrated in 2014

    Alex Braham
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    There was a significant increase in the amount of emigrants from Italy compared to last year with the prime destinations of choice being Germany and the United Kingdom. Government Figures released by II Sole 24 Ore show that some 101,297 Italians left their home country last year, 7,171 more than the number recorded in 2013. For 66,376... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • New law will provide compensation to expats who were tricked into buying Spanish illegally built homes

    Alex Braham
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Expats in Spain who were conned into purchasing illegal homes in Spain are celebrating after a decade long campaign to change the law was successful. Before the crisis in 2008, hundreds of foreigners invested in properties in Spain, only to find that that their homes were illegally constructed. This meant that the houses could be... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
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  • Immigration Fraud Waiver 237(a)(1)(H)

    ashautsova
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Immigration Fraud Waiver 237(a)(1)(H) Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Immigration laws are unforgiving to those who the government determined used fraud or misrepresentation to acquire an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. The Immigration Fraud waiver under 237(a)(1)(H) is one of the rare exceptions.  Immigration fraud occurs when a person makes an intentional misrepresentation of material fact with intent to deceit the person to whom the message is addressed. A misrepresentation occurs when a person presents facts that are not true. In the content of the discussed…
  • USCIS UPDATES G 28 form and I 864P poverty guidelines

    ashautsova
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    USCIS UPDATES G 28 form and I 864P poverty guidelines Author New York  immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova USCIS updated its G 28 attorney or representative notice of appearance form. The main new change is that now, the applicant or petitioner can choose who should receive notices regarding immigration filings and documents: the applicant or petitioner or just his/her representative. The change should affect those applying for employment authorization and who would like their attorneys to receive the EAD card. Previously, it was impossible for an attorney to receive an EAD card at…
  • Мой работодатель плохо относиться ко мне, a у меня нет легального статуса. Что я могу сделать?

    ashautsova
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Мой работодатель плохо относиться ко мне, a у меня нет легального статуса. Что я могу сделать? Задавайте свои вопросы по телефону 917-885-2261. The post Мой работодатель плохо относиться ко мне, a у меня нет легального статуса. Что я могу сделать? appeared first on Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer.
  • AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF US CITIZENS

    ashautsova
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF US CITIZENS Author: US Citizenship Attorney Alena Shautsova U.S. Immigration law allows children of the U.S. citizens to automatically receive U.S. citizenship in certain situation.  It is a well-known fact that a child who is born in the US or its territory is a U.S. citizen regardless of citizenship or immigration status of child’s parents. The rules differ, however, in case of the child who is born outside of the US, or when a child’s parent becomes a US citizen prior to the child’s 18th birthday. The USCIS website provides a synopsis of basic…
  • USCIS Updates on NEW DACA

    ashautsova
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:54 pm
    USCIS Updates on NEW DACA Author: DACA attorney Alena Shautsova United Stated Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published new questions and answers regarding the New DACA program. The updates specify when one can apply for DACA in connection with removal proceedings; possibility of the waiver of the application fee; February 11, 2015 DACA FAQ (including information on expanded DACA) On February 11, 2015, USCIS updated its Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) page to include information on expanded DACA. USCIS will begin to accept requests for…
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  • New USCIS rule to provide work permits for eligible H-4 visa holders

    Henry Lim
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    On February 24, 2015, USCIS announced an important change to the H-4 visa program. This visa type, available to spouses of some H-1B visa holders, has prevented qualified spouses from contributing to our economy as workers. The rules change will allow many of them to return to work. Today Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim answers your most frequently asked H-4 work permit questions when it comes to the USCIS rules change. (Please note this article includes a fictional example based on real-life immigration scenarios. No resemblance is intended to persons living or dead.) Amrita came to…
  • Temporary Protected Status, DACA, and Immigration Opportunities

    Henry Lim
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    In January 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced another extension of Temporary Protected Status for the citizens of El Salvador who reside in the United States. The same month, USCIS announced the opening date of submissions for the expanded DACA program. Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim explains the significance of these two programs for Central Florida immigrants who seek legal resident status here. The news photos from El Salvador in late February 2001 speak loudly of heartbreak and destruction. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck first on…
  • H-1B Visa Season 2015 Arrives

    Henry Lim
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Every fiscal year, the government makes 65,000 visas available for employers to temporarily bring qualified workers to the United States on the H-1B visa. Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim explains what you can do to be prepared for the H-1B applications race this year. Baseball season starts early in Florida, with Spring Training preparations drawing the teams (and their diehard fans) to baseball diamonds all around the state in February and March. Immigration attorneys and business clients go through a season of preparation in February and March, too.  April 1 serves as ‘Opening…
  • How to Avoid Notario Fraud in Immigration Law

    Henry Lim
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The complexities of US immigration law can be challenging, especially for immigrants who may not fully understand English. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of this complex system by convincing immigrants to pay for legal services which later turn out to be a scam. Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim explains notario fraud and how you can protect against immigration scams. The following scenarios are fictional and not intended to resemble any specific individuals or circumstances. Diego and Maria Arriola entered the United States without documentation seven years ago. They have…
  • Am I An Immigration Enforcement Priority?

    Henry Lim
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    In November 2014, President Obama announced his new plan to address the US immigration crisis. In his remarks, the president directed federal agencies to adjust their enforcement priorities by better defining the people pursued for illegal immigration activities. Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim discusses these new enforcement policies and how they will affect undocumented residents of Central Florida. Approximately 11.3 million immigrants live in the United States without legal documentation (Pew, March 2013). More than 60% of them have lived here for years, even decades. US…
 
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  • General Tips for Preparing USCIS Immigration Forms

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAAbout me: I am a US citizen who sponsored his wife for a green card and am in the middle of naturalizing her to become a citizen.  The following article is based on my experiences only. Immigration forms like the I-130, I485, I-751, and the N-400 are needed when applying for a family member to… Continue reading...The post General Tips for Preparing USCIS Immigration Forms appeared first on IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
  • TN Visa Basics

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAThe TN visa is a special visa that allows Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the USA. The TN visa is a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement that is intended on making it easier for citizens in Canada, Mexico and the USA to freely engage in professional business activities on a… Continue reading...The post TN Visa Basics appeared first on IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
  • The OPT Cap-Gap extension

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAFor those F-1 students who graduated and were able to find an employer to file a H-1B visa for them, sometimes there is a need to invoke the Cap-Gap extension to continue working in America legally. The unique situation arises on the fact that H-1B visa can not be filed any earlier than April 1st… Continue reading...The post The OPT Cap-Gap extension appeared first on IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
  • Same Sex Marriage Green Card Application Tips

    admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAEver since the overturn of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the USCIS has been granting green cards to spouses of same sex marriages. Before when DOMA was in effect, these green card applications were simply put on hold without anyone looking at it, since it was not possible to issue green cards based on same… Continue reading...The post Same Sex Marriage Green Card Application Tips appeared first on IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
  • Dual Intent Visas for Immigration

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAOften, when coming to America, all visitor visas are labeled as Non-immigrant visas. This means that the person applying for the visa must demonstrate that they have no intentions on becoming a US citizen or permanent resident; basically no intentions on immigrating to America permanently. With that, the applicant almost always must demonstrate strong ties… Continue reading...The post Dual Intent Visas for Immigration appeared first on IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
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  • Walker No Longer Believes in Immigration Amnesty

    Alizah
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin State of the United States of America, has told a television channel he no longer believes in the amnesty for 11 million immigrants who are illegally living in the country. This is in contrast with his stand for undocumented immigrants in 2013 when he envisioned the pathway to USA citizenship for them. Governor Walker said, ‘My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it. Candidates can say that,” emphasizing that United States needs to make the borders more secure and  put in place a legal immigration system that actually works. “And…
  • Bangladesh launches online visa process for foreign investors

    Jessica Scott
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Bangladesh Board of Investment has launched a new simplified online visa application process for foreign investors in a bid to boost the foreign investment in the county. The new application process requires the foreign investors to fill out only one page application for visa compared to the previous 16 pages application forms. The process is expected to speed up the visa processing for foreign businessmen intending to visit Bangladesh for business purpose. Foreign investors have been seeking a simplified visa application process for some time now as the country has good investment potential…
  • Visa Refusal Rate Drops But Poland Still Not In VWP List

    Andrew Lowe
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    The US visa refusal rate for the Poles has dropped to 6.4 percent this year, but the European nation is still not qualified to become a member of America’s Visa Waiver Program which includes all he European countries except four. The VWP allows the citizens of the member states to enter the US without obtaining visas. Thus, they can come and go anytime they want. Poland is among the four European countries which are not in the VWP list. The other three states include Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. The trio is deprived of this privilege for being the new members of the EU, but the case of…
  • US Tourism Set To Boom With China-America Visa Deal

    Jessica Scott
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The American tourism sector is all set to rock in the years to come following a groundbreaking deal between the immigrations authorities of China and USA, allowing the Chinese citizens to obtain visas for up to 10-year period with multiple entries. The reciprocal agreement, which was inked between the two bigger economies of the world last month, is expected to bring a large number of the Chinese visitors to different cities of the US and ultimately boost up the super power’s economic turnouts in the coming decade. According to an estimation, the American tourism sector will bag an…
  • Canada Likely to Open Doors for Parents Sponsorship in 2015

    Jessica Scott
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Canadian immigration authorities’ Parents And Grandparents (PGP) sponsorship program is likely to reopen in January 2015, allowing the expats who are permanent residents over here to bring in their parents and grandparents to live in Canada. The program was first reopened in January 2014 after being closed in 2011, but it had to be closed due to the fulfillment of the set applicants’ quota. The program was first put on hold in 2011 in order to clear the huge backlog of visa applications filed under the Parents And Grandparents  sponsorship classification. The authorities resumed it…
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  • What Causes U. S. Visa Application Refused?

    Cassie Polo
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Generally, all visa applicants are subject to go through an interview with U.S. consulate officer and be informed with the final verdict of its visa application, whether it’s approved or denied. The decision given by the U.S. immigration officer after evaluating the relevant information submitted by the applicant to any visa category is based on […]
  • U.S. Immigrant Cases: Death of the Petitioner

    Robert Virasin
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    In this age of long processing times, there have been multiple instances where the petitioner has passed away prior to the completion of the case. It is a common occurrence among the hundred of thousand cases that the United States processes every year. For many years, the US Immigration office has ruled that the law […]
  • U.S. Tourist Visa: How to Make your Chances of Approval Higher

    Cassie Polo
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:40 pm
    For those foreign nationals who are not exempted from the Visa Waiver Program, they need to secure a tourist visa (B1 or B2) to travel to the United States for short visits, either for business or pleasure. Examples include tourism, vacation, visiting family and friends, medical treatment, business meeting, attending a business workshop, or personal […]
  • Applying for a Non-Immigration US Visa in 5 Easy Steps

    Siam Legal International
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Every year, there are thousands of people who submit a US visa application to enter the United States as a Non-Immigrant. For people who want to visit, it is important to know the basic steps of the application process that must be followed to have a smooth and successful end of the application. Here are […]
  • IMBRA – K-1 Protections and Limitations for Fiancés

    Robert Virasin
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    In 2006, the President signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Within VAWA contained the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) which sought to protect foreign nationals from U.S. citizen petitioners who have a criminal history or who have filed petitions for multiple fiancés in the past. IMBRA forces a petitioner for any […]
 
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  • Know Your Rights as an Employee

    Scott McVarish
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    It does not matter where you work or what your job duties are. You deserve to be treated fairly by your employer. You deserve the same opportunities as your coworkers. You deserve to feel safe in your work environment. As an employee, you have certain inviolable, fundamental rights, which your employer must respect. If you have faced any of the following scenarios at work, you may have a viable lawsuit: Wages and hours violations – You have not received your deserved wages or paid overtime, have been denied lunch or rest breaks, or have been misclassified (paid a salary although you should…
  • Federal Judge Orders Halt to DACA Expansion

    Scott McVarish
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Within 48 hours of the launch date, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas put a stop to President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was expected to go into effect on February 18. Under the proposed program, millions of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before age 16 and living in the U.S. since January 1, 2010 would qualify for a three year deferred deportation action as well as work authorization. However, not soon after the President announced his plan to make sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration…
  • Tying The Knot – Immigration And Your Fiancé

    Scott McVarish
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Most people, even those who have never had any dealings with immigration directly, know one of the quickest ways to become an American citizen is through marriage. Any foreign national who marries a United States citizen, either inside the country or back in his or her home region, is eligible to apply for a green card once the ceremony has been legally confirmed. After the application is received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and approved, they are granted permanent status as a United States citizen. Of course, there are varying details per couple and restrictions…
  • 4 Important Tips about Marriage Visas You Should Keep in Mind

    Scott McVarish
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    If you are originally from another country and you plan to marry a U.S. citizen, you may qualify for a green card through the K-3 visa program. However, there are many things you should consider before and during the marriage visa application process in order to ensure the protection of your rights and your welfare. It is highly recommended that you keep the following tips in mind: Clarify the legal status of your prospective spouse. Don’t be scared to ask to see his/her passport. Also make a photocopy of it and keep it with you. Maintain constant contact with your spouse while you’re…
  • 3 Amazing Latino Immigrant Entrepreneur Success Stories

    Scott McVarish
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    In recent years, Latino immigrants have been making a big splash in the business and technology world – the number of new Latino entrepreneurs has nearly doubled, from approximately 10 percent to 20 percent since 1996. Whether they’ve found their niche in specialized services or introduced innovations in the scientific and technological fields, the following superstar entrepreneurs inspire immigrant entrepreneurs to this day. Barking Up the Right Tree Cesar Millan is better known as the “Dog Whisperer.” At the age of 21, he came to the U.S., hoping to become like the all-knowing…
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  • Will Obama’s Immigration Executive Orders Delay Asylum Applications?

    Paul
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Many asylum applicants in the United States have expressed their concerns about whether President Obama’s immigration reform executive orders will somehow negatively affect the timeliness of their own applications. However, it is somewhat unlikely that it will impact the speed at which other applications are filed at all. First of all, the applications that the executive orders were supposed to create have not been made available yet as a Texas court filed an injunction against them. Until the federal government files a stay or the ruling is overturned, the applications will not be…
  • Is the Injunction Against Obama’s Immigration Executive Orders Fair?

    Paul
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    An immediate reaction that many immigration advocates may have regarding Judge Hanen’s injunction against President Obama’s November immigration executive orders may be that it’s unfair and intentionally obstructive. However, this is the government’s process. The United States government is based on a system of checks and balances where one branch cannot make decisions without some sort of review. In this case, the executive branch, headed by President Obama, tried to make a policy in how immigration is handled in the United States and it was challenged by the courts (the judicial…
  • Immigration Important to Technological Growth

    Paul
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Opponents of immigration often cite the need to preserve the United States economy by blocking incoming immigrants, but it’s becoming more and more apparent that immigrants are what drive the U.S. economy. The expanded availability of knowledge throughout the world has led more entrepreneuring souls in less developed countries to put together seriously competitive ideas. One such example is the creation of 3D Robotics, of which Jordi Munoz is the Chief Technology Officer. Jordi is a Mexican immigrant to the United States without a college education – which are often used as a…
  • DACA and DAPA Delayed by Legal Loophole

    Paul
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
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