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  • Fifth Consecutive Nonimmigrant Waiver Granted

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    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen and well-respected member of his community.  Many years ago, he was expeditiously removed from the United States as a result of committing a fraud when attempting to enter the U.S.  Thirteen years ago, he retained our firm to solve his immigration issues so he could enter the United States as a visitor for pleasure to visit his elderly United States citizen parents, and the rest of his family. After we were first retained, we filed a nonimmigrant waiver application and our client was granted his first waiver.  Since that time, we have had…
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  • Fifth Consecutive Nonimmigrant Waiver Granted

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen and well-respected member of his community.  Many years ago, he was expeditiously removed from the United States as a result of committing a fraud when attempting to enter the U.S.  Thirteen years ago, he retained our firm to solve his immigration issues so he could enter the United States as a visitor for pleasure to visit his elderly United States citizen parents, and the rest of his family. After we were first retained, we filed a nonimmigrant waiver application and our client was granted his first waiver.  Since that time, we have had…
  • TN Management Consultant Status Approved Based on Experience in Less than One Hour

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen with over 22 years of experience in the administrative and operation of gaming establishments.  She previously worked in the United States in L-1A status on behalf of a United States company as Administrator of the company’s U.S. gaming facility. The same company wished to contract our client’s services to provide management consulting advice concerning state gaming regulations, the preparation of yearly audits, and submission of documentation to the company’s accountants and attorneys.  Although our client does not hold a…
  • Trade NAFTA Management Consultant Status Approved Based on Experience

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen with a long and successful career in the field of customer service.  She has over 40 years of experience as customer service representative, but does not hold a university degree. A small health care company in the United States desires our client’s services as a management consultant.  The company wishes to improve its customer service practices, and contracted with our client to provide advice to its managers and employees on how to provide better customer service to its patients. Based on our client’s extensive career in the customer…
  • IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEEDINGS DISMISSED  

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our clients are natives and citizens of Nigeria.  They came to the United States as visitors almost 25 years ago as young girls, along with their parents.  The family was encountered by the old Immigration and Naturalization Service in the mid 1990’s, and Immigration Court proceedings were instituted.  Their father’s deportation was suspended, and he then became a lawful permanent resident and then a United States citizen. Unfortunately, his two daughters had been ordered to depart the United States voluntarily by the Immigration Judge who handled the Court…
  • GREEN CARD GRANTED AFTER TRIAL

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a native and citizen of Pakistan.  She entered the United States as a Visa Waiver Visitor using someone else’s passport.  She is married to a United States citizen and has three United States citizen children.  Her husband filed a Petition on her behalf to enable her to become a lawful permanent resident.  That Petition alleged that she had entered without inspection, which would have precluded her from obtaining a green card inside the United States, and if she departed to apply in Pakistan, she would have been inadmissible to the United States for 10…
 
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  • i-485 query

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    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • i-485 query

    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • i-485 query

    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • i-485 query

    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • i-485 query

    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • i-485 query

    cinsat
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Hello, My wife and I had our interview this morning at Chicago. Our apt was at 9:30 am, the IO was pleasant but we were questioned for about 45 minutes. a little back ground about us, we got married in January 2014, but have been dating since 2011. We also live in different states for now due to work/education. We had plenty of evidence such as: joint bank accounts 401k beneficiary info stock options together phone bills internet bills photos I was involved in an motorcycle accident in India in 2001 and I was never arrested , the case went thru the court due to the fact that a person was…
  • Advice Needed for I-360 and I-485. Please help!

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We have consulted 2 lawyers and apparently my mom, a widow of a U. S citizen, and I can file I-360 together with I-485 under new law which ended the widow penalty. The problem is each of them charges us over 4k and we just could not afford. So I will try my best to file them on my own. Your help will be much appreciated. Please help us!!! A little background about my mom and I. We came under K1 and K2 visas. Mom mom was married to my step dad within 90 days and filed for permanent residency. For somehow, the lawyer only filed EAD for my mom ONLY, thus, I did not have EAD and SSN. Unfortunely,…
  • Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

    Shourn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, follows a federal lawsuit the groups filed earlier this month that charged the law is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. Alabama’s law, which affects myriad aspects of daily life for countless Alabamians, is even more restrictive than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, which has been blocked by the…
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  • November 2014 Visa Bulletin: India EB2 Retrogresses

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for November 2014 which notes a slight forward movement in most categories, except the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category, which retrogressed from May 1, 2009 to February 15, 2005. The Visa Bulletin, see below, also included notes on potential visa availability in the coming months. ========================================= Visa […]
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Status

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition of more than 30 member organizations and over 100 allies, founded in 1998 and formally incorporated in 2004. The FLIC has organized “The drive for common sense” which would allow Florida drivers to hold a driver’s license regardless of immigration status.  A petition endorsing this position […]
  • Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Via aila.org Per the AILA DOS Liaison Committee’s followup with Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, “retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could happen as early as November. The October 2014 priority date for EB-2 India is May 1, 2009. Given current demand, the […]
  • DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 8/31/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions requested and certified, and percentage of applications timely processed. Interestingly, of the top ten (10) H-1B Occupations: The top three (3) H-1B […]
  • Customs and Border Protection has Designated (optional) Ports of Entry for First Time Canadian TN (NAFTA) and L Visa Applicants

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Beginning in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants seeking entry into the United States under NAFTA. CBP has designated ports of entry that will ensure a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of TN and L applicants.
 
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  • New Report Explains How U.S. Reached Record-Breaking Removals

    Mark Noferi
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    In March, as the Obama Administration was poised to deport its 2 millionth immigrant, National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia dubbed Obama the “deporter-in-chief.” A new report from the Migration Policy Institute released Thursday confirms there is “no ambiguity that removals are at an all-time high,” as author Marc Rosenblum stated. The report, through never-before-released data, also examines how the Obama Administration has achieved its deportations, compared to the Bush Administration. Although the administration is largely achieving its priorities of deporting those…
  • Anti-Immigrant Group Runs Ad in States with Key Senate Races

    Walter Ewing
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Many opponents of immigration reform view the U.S. job market as a playing field upon which two teams compete: the native-born and immigrants. From this perspective, every job gained by one side amounts to a job lost by the other. And so every immigrant worker who enters the U.S. labor force is stealing a job from a native-born worker. In other words, employment is a zero-sum game in which immigrants and the native-born compete for a fixed number of jobs. It is this simplistic viewpoint that drives the immigration restrictionist group NumbersUSA, which is spending more than $1 million on ad…
  • Alabama Settles Last Legal Challenge to State’s Self-Deportation Law

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The state of Alabama settled a lawsuit last week over one of the last remaining provisions of HB 56, the punitive immigration measure often called the “show me your papers” law. Legislators first approved the law in 2011, but when lawmakers passed revisions to HB 56 in 2012, they including a requirement that the state “publish online the names of immigrants who are detained by law enforcement, who appear in court for any violation of state law, and who unable to prove they are not “unlawfully present aliens,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). State officials…
  • New Evidence Confirms Immigrant Children Show Up in Immigration Court

    Amy Grenier
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    As many of the unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S-Mexico border earlier this summer navigate the immigration court system, recent government numbers confirm that the vast majority are showing up for their immigration hearings. Data released by the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) shows that between July 18 and the end of September, 85 percent of the 10,041 minors who began immigration case showed up to their first hearing in court. EOIR did not state how many of these children had attorneys.  But if the government appointed counsel for children, as the American…
  • Corte Federal Niega Desestimar Caso de Ciudadana de Cuatro Años Deportada por CBP

    Catalina Restrepo
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    En 2011 una niña de cuatro años de edad fue detenida ilegalmente por oficiales de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) al llegar al aeropuerto de Dulles, en el estado de Virginia. Luego de detener a la menor, los oficiales de CBP no permitieron que la niña tuviera contacto con sus padres y, posteriormente, la deportaron a Guatemala. En virtud de lo sucedido, el padre de la niña demandó a CBP por los daños sufridos por su hija  y para demostrar, al mismo tiempo, que la agencia actuaba en contra de la ley con demasiada frecuencia. El gobierno…
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  • Very Large Fees Charged by South Dakota's EB-5 Program

    David North
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    There are two reasons why the state of South Dakota lost tens of millions of dollars from its treasury due to its strange handling of the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program: The surrender of a state-owned money-maker (the EB-5 regional center) to private interests under mysterious circumstances during the Rounds administration, which has been the subject of much controversy in the current U.S. Senate campaign, and A factor not previously discussed: the extreme fees charged to alien investors by the state's de facto monopoly regional center. If the fees had not been so large, there would be…
  • Faux Privacy Rights for Illegal Aliens Take a Judicial Hit; Public Right to Know Prevails

    Dan Cadman
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    All too often lately we have seen specious decisions coming out of the federal district and circuit courts where immigration-related decisions are concerned. (For just two examples, see here and here.) I'm happy to report for once, though, that an important decision was reached by the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston — one that, unusually and ironically, should please both those who are pro-enforcement and those who are pro-open borders. I say should please because, as you will see a little further along, apparently not everyone is enthused. read more
  • The Public Religion Research Institute Strikes Again: The "Unaccompanied Children" Poll, Pt. 1

    Stanley Renshon
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Faulty questions and untenable options are not the only means by which uninformative immigration poll results can be produced. Sometimes polls don't have to resort to survey subterfuge; instead, results can be reported in a way that gives an entirely wrong and misleading impression. In doing so, they can then count on others to report what they have announced, confident that most readers will not bother to read, or think through, the actual results. read more
  • Selling Citizenship? Some Countries Do, Putting Others at Risk

    Dan Cadman
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    A few days ago the Center for Immigration Studies published a blog of mine pointing out that the government's removal statistics showed a curious, but disturbing, trend of aliens born in "special interest" countries (primarily Afghans, but others as well) who had obtained citizenship in Mexico or elsewhere and then crossed the U.S. border illegally. The question of whether or not these individuals procured their citizenship through corruption looms large. read more
  • Recent Immigration Polls: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Pt. 2

    Stanley Renshon
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Bad immigration polls, like the one published by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Brookings Institution that I analyzed the other day, fail because they ask narrow, "either/or", and loaded questions for a purpose: to get the result they support. read more
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    VISANOW Global Immigration

  • Video: Green Card Overview

    Jake VanKersen
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    If you are a U.S. employer you have the opportunity to sponsor a foreign national for permanent residence through the Green Card process. An employer can obtain a Green Card for employees or candidates in the following employment-based categories. EB-1: Individuals with extraordinary abilites EB-2: Individuals with advance degrees EB-3: Professional/Skilled workers EB-4: “Special Immigrants” EB-5: Investors The process for filing a Green Card petition will depend on the category the employee fits in. For the EB-2 and EB-3 categories you will first need to file a labor…
  • VISANOW Green Card Recruitment Services

    Molly Susman
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    At the risk of making an understatement, there is a lot work that goes into getting a Green Card for an employee, and as an HR manager you already have a lot on your plate. Which is why VISANOW offers our clients a Green Card recruitment service that makes it faster and easier for HR managers to get the talent their company needs. Before approving a Green Card labor certification, the U.S. Department of Labor requires an employer to actively seek to hire a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Recruitment Activities In order to demonstrate that you did your due diligence, you will need…
  • The November 2014 Visa Bulletin Has Been Released

    Jake VanKersen
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The Department of State has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. November 2014 Visa Bulletin for Family-Based Visas The U.S. Department of State organizes Green Card petitions into categories based on the sponsor’s legal status. The categories for Green Card petitions are: F1: The unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens. F2: The spouses and children of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs or green card holders). F2A: Spouses and Children of LPRs. F2B: Unmarried Adult Children of LPRs. F3: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens. F4: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S.
  • How to Get an Expedited Green Card

    Aneesah Ali
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
      Applying for a US Green Card is a long process. Sometimes, in certain situations, time in not on your side.  In some cases and although rare, you can make a request for the USCIS to expedite the processing of Form I-485 to adjust your status to a permanent resident, and thus get your Green Card in a shorter time frame. Requests to have your Green Card application expedited (i.e. Form I-485) are discretionary and subject to the approval of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Criteria For Expediting a Green Card USCIS requires that one or more of the criteria below…
  • Video: The L1 Visa: The L1 Visa Blanket Overview

    Jake VanKersen
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    If your company has multiple offices around the world and filing an application for the L1 A or L1 B visa is common, then you might qualify for an L1 visa blanket petition. To be eligible for an L1 visa blanket petition your company will have to meet the following criteria: Your company is engaged in commercial trade or services. Your company has had an office in the United States for at least a year. Your company has three or more branches, subsidiaries, or affiliates in the United States and in a foreign country.  Your company has obtained ten L1 visa approvals in the last year. The…
 
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    The Asylumist

  • The Obscure Swedish Diplomat Who Gave Us “Particular Social Group”

    Jason Dzubow
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
                        Odds are, you’ve never heard of Sture Petrén. But if you are a refugee who has escaped persecution on account of female genital mutilation, domestic violence or sexual orientation, you may owe him your life. If you’ve received asylum based on PSG, you should send your thank yous to Sture Petrén. Sture Petrén—full name: Bror Arvid Sture Petrén—was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 3, 1908. He studied law and philosophy at Lund University, and then served…
  • Back(log) to the Future: 60,000+ People Stuck in the Asylum Backlog

    Jason Dzubow
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
                        I recently participated in a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC. The panel was hosted by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and featured speakers from academia, non-profits, government, and the private bar. The introductory speaker was the Ambassador of Jamaica, who (to my surprise) knew more about asylum law than most immigration attorneys. The focus of the panel was on asylum seekers of African decent (so, generally, people from…
  • “Miranda Rights” for Asylum Seekers

    Jason Dzubow
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
                        It’s a common scenario in my office: A person who entered the U.S. unlawfully at the Mexican border, and who was detained and released by U.S. immigration authorities, wants to seek asylum, but has missed the one-year deadline to apply. Dupe process of law at the border: Don’t tell people about their rights, and they won’t exercise them. Just the other day, a young man from El Salvador came to me for a consultation. In his country, gang members threatened to kill him.
  • Sixteen Years and 20 Minutes to “Other Serious Harm” Asylum

    Jason Dzubow
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
                        Our guest blogger today is Jonathan Bialosky, an attorney at the George Washington University Law School Immigration Clinic. He recently had an important win in an “other serious harm” asylum case. It also happens that he was a student in Todd Pilcher and my Asylum Law class at GW last semester. Congratulations on the win (and on passing our class – which you could have taught). Enjoy–  On September 3rd, 16 years after filing his application, and…
  • One Giant Leap for a Woman; One Small Step for Womankind

    Jason Dzubow
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
                        In a recent decision, Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014), the BIA held that “married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship” can constitute a cognizable particular social group (“PSG”) for purposes of asylum. The decision is significant because it marks the first time that the Board has published a decision essentially endorsing asylum for victims of domestic violence. Applicants who seek asylum under this standard…
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    ImmigrationDirect Blog

  • Undocumented Education

    Romona Paden
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    While living in fear of deportation to a foreign land has subsided for undocumented immigrants who have applied for and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), fulfilling the American dream can still be a daunting and elusive task for these young people. It’s this predicament that’s outlined in the documentary film “A Dream Deferred,” which tells the story of three undocumented students at Harvard University. “A Dream Deferred” is a 40-minute film collaboration of two Harvard students who came together as dormitory roommates in their freshman year at the Ivy…
  • Columbus Day Celebrates Nation’s Immigrants

    Romona Paden
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Although the honorable aspects surrounding Columbus Day are often viewed with skepticism, a more generous take on the October holiday– named after Italian explorer Christopher Columbus— tends to come forth when considered within the wider context of immigration to the New World. And while Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day each fall short in terms of modern political correctness, the idea of honoring those with the courage and fortitude to build a new life in a foreign land is one that strikes the common chord of liberty among people around the world. More than remembering a single…
  • USCIS Offers Relief to Nationals of Ebola-Outbreak Countries

    Romona Paden
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    As the pandemic threat of Ebola becomes more widespread, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is taking steps to offer relief to West African nationals from the countries at the center of the deadly virus.  Specifically, USCIS is offering special permissions to nationals who are currently in the United States from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Relief measures available to the West African country nationals on request include: A change or extension of nonimmigrant status for individuals currently in the United States—even if the request is filed after…
  • Mexican-American Beauty Crowned Miss USA

    Romona Paden
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Crowned Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez’s Mexican-American heritage is just one aspect that made the 24-year-old beauty queen a winner in the eyes of pageant judges. Now preparing to compete in the Miss Universe contest, Sanchez’s international flair could prove to be a real advantage as she goes head to head with some of the most beautiful women in the world. Making it a point to travel to Mexico during mission trips as she was growing up, Sanchez has always emphasized her heritage. Although not the first Latina to hold the Miss USA title, Sanchez acknowledges her Mexican background as a…
  • USCIS Celebrates Constitution Week With $10 Million in Grants

    Romona Paden
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Celebrating 227 years after the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the privilege and responsibility of citizenship remain top of mind for many of the nation’s immigrants. It’s in this light that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) celebrated Constitution Week in September by awarding $10 million in grants to help permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. Distributing the money across 40 organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia, federal funding to support citizenship services for permanent residents will be awarded to these organizations…
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    Immigration News | Get the latest immigration news and headlines

  • Eligibility requirements to apply for a green card

    Romona Paden
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    A green card gives the holder permanent residence in the U.S. – the ability to live and work in the country for the foreseeable future. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has implemented a lengthy and strict process for applying for permanent residence, but first you must qualify for a green card by meeting certain requirements. These generally include: Being admissible to the U.S. Having an immigrant visa immediately available Having an immigrant petition filed and approved for you Being eligible for an immigrant category established by the Immigration and Nationality Act INA…
  • Silicon Valley pushes to digitize immigration forms

    Romona Paden
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Immigration reform has largely come to a standstill on Capitol Hill, much to the distress of those seeking American citizenship. But leaders in Silicon Valley are finding new ways to stimulate debate surrounding the subject and revolutionize the process for applying for a green card or visa. According to The Hill, San Francisco-based FileRight has been meeting with officials from the Obama administration about ways to make immigration forms easier to fill out. This would involve developing a new online system and moving away from paper-based application processes. The new applications…
  • International entrepreneurs urge U.S. to push immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    All throughout the U.S., people have been vocal in their support of immigration reform and the rights of those seeking American citizenship. The broken immigration system affects much more than just family relationships among those separated by the border – it also has great implications for the U.S. economy and the workforce. Even in the international arena, businesspeople have been warning the federal government of the great negative consequences that could come from not taking immigration reform seriously. According to The Guardian, one Spanish-born entrepreneur, Iñaki…
  • Notice to green card applicants: PERM passwords expire in November

    Romona Paden
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    The Program Electronic Review Management system is used in the first step of the green card application process: labor certification. It is an entirely electronic system that aims to cut down the labor certification time to 60 days or less. Those who use this web-based application program must create and save a password for future use, and that password is set to expire in November for all users. According to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the U.S. Department of Labor announced on Aug. 25, 2014, that all PERM account passwords will expire in November 2014. These accounts are used to…
  • Your guide to filing for naturalization

    Romona Paden
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    The process of filing for American citizenship is known as naturalization. Citizenship comes with a whole host of responsibilities, including the right to vote. That's why U.S. immigration law implements a strict process for naturalization. Applying for U.S. citizenship can be a complex and lengthy process, but with time, effort and this handy guide, you may soon be able to call yourself a citizen of America. Eligibility requirements To qualify for naturalization, you have to meet a specific and strict set of requirements. You must: Be 18 or older Have been a permanent resident for a…
 
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    ImmigrationDirect

  • Immigration and DACA a Contentious Topic in Midterms

    Romona Paden
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    With just a few weeks left in the run up to Election Day 2014, Washington politicians are bobbing and weaving their way around the issue of immigration and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as elected officials are mostly opting out of taking a position on one side or the other. Rather than offering leadership, senators and […]
  • Immigration and Labor Create Solid Unions

    Romona Paden
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Immigration activists are finding a new ally in an old detractor with the ranks of labor unions increasingly made up of foreign-born workers. As union membership has steadily declined over the past few decades, immigrants are replenishing union membership numbers. The scenario means labor unions are emerging as a key ally in immigration reform efforts. […]
  • 2016 Green Card Lottery is Underway

    Romona Paden
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Foreign nationals interested in immigrating to the United States and becoming permanent residents in the country have a potential route with the Diversity Visa (DV) 2016 program, which opened for registration at the beginning of October and runs through November 3. As a hopeful avenue to immigrate to the United States for those who have […]
  • 移民フォームI130、外国人の親戚嘆願書

    Romona Paden
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    よくある質問 1. 誰が I130フォームを提出できるのですか。 米国市民または永住権保持者が、U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-米国市民権および移民サービス (USCIS) に、米国に移民を希望する親戚との関係を証明するために提出することができます。 2. 米国市民として、このフォームを誰のために使用できますか。 資格のある親戚1人1人に別々のI130フォームを提出してください。次に当てはまる関係の人のために提出することができます: A.
  • DV Program to Begin October Registration

    Romona Paden
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    With the entry of autumn onto the calendar, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world could be closer to fulfilling their dream of living and working in the United States. Beginning at the start of October and running for about one month, the Department of State (DOS) opens registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program. The month […]
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    ImmLegal News & Information

  • Visa Bulletin For November 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15FEB05 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 22NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 08DEC09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JAN10 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Duplicate Biometrics Appointment Notices (Updated)

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    According to AILA, attorneys throughout the country have noted that clients have received a second biometrics appointment notice after receiving a initial notice and appearing for biometrics capture. AILA has contacted USCIS about this issue and we will provide an update shortly. >> UPDATE from AILA 9/30/2014: The Texas Service Center (TSC) has informed AILA that it is aware that duplicate biometrics notices are being sent to attorneys and/or clients and is working to correct the problem. In the meantime, TSC suggests that clients with apparent duplicate Application Support Center (ASC)…
  • Priority Date for India EB2 May Retrogress

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    According to DOS's Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, Charlie Oppenheim, and as articulated in Section D of the Visa Bulletin, retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could happen in November. The dates may retrogress possibly to a date in early 2005.
  • Visa Bulletin For October 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01MAY09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15NOV09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01APR09 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Visa Bulletin for September 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01MAY09 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
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    Canada Immigration Lawyers and Information

  • Overview of the new study permit rules

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work visa, and eventually permanent residence in Canada. Even if permanent residence is not your current goal, after studying here, you may wish to stay indefinitely. However, the student permit rules have changed recently and I’ve summarized the key aspects below. Note that a study permit is only required for a program over 6 months in length.  However,…
  • Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or impossible) to find a Canadian who is able to do the job you wish to do. In the past the employer would apply for a “labour market opinion” (LMO) to confirm that it would be difficult to find a Canadian.  An LMO would be issued and you would use that LMO to apply for your work permit. However, the labour market opinion is now known as a labour market impact…
  • 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…
 
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    Emigrate.co.uk News

  • New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term

    Kate Welch
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In spite of a tough campaign by the opposing anti-immigration party New Zealand First, the centre-right National Party led by John Key has easilyl secured a third successive term in office. The opposition campaign focused on limiting New Zealand’s soaring immigration figures, claiming that local jobs were being lost to migrants and house... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canada warns potential immigrants to beware of scams by agents

    Kate Welch
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Canada’s immigration authority is warning would-be migrants about an ever-increasing number of scammers posing as immigration agents. Internet sites, emails, TV advertisements, radio, magazines and newspapers are all used by rogue immigration agents looking to part unsuspecting immigrants from their cash. Fraudulent agents’ numbers... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Reality of Irish Diaspora strikes home as 18 teachers leave small town

    Kate Welch
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ireland’s 21st century diaspora continues to hit international headlines, but its reality is affecting everyday life in the country’s small towns as crucial expertise is lost to overseas destinations. Ghaoth Dobhair’s schools serve pupils from outlying villages as well as those living in town, and have lost 18 teachers over the last... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote

    Kate Welch
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    For the last several months, the topic of heated conversation in every expat Scottish community worldwide has focused on the national independence referendum. The historic referendum had been slated to end over 300 years of English rule over the northernmost region of Britain, but finally resulted in a larger than expected majority voting... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Trend in global expat suburbs makes for easier emigration

    Kate Welch
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    A major concern for families accompanying the breadwinner to a new country is how to adjust to a completely new lifestyle away from familiar foods, communities and cultures. The move from European city life to its equivalent in Asia is seen as the most challenging, but nowadays a surprise awaits parents wondering whether their kids will... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
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    Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer

  • What Happens if I 751 Petition Filed Late?

    ashautsova
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    What Happens if I 751 Petition Filed Late ? Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova I-751 petition is an Immigration form that is sued to remove the condition from permanent residency for those non-citizens whose marriage with a USC was younger than 2 years old at the time adjudication of adjustment of status application or issuance of an immigrant visa. I-751 must be filed within 90 days prior to the second anniversary of the conditional residency.  Sometimes, the petition is submitted late. A jointly filed I-751 petition filed after the second anniversary of the CPR’s…
  • Solutions For Unaccompanied Minors

    ashautsova
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Asylum For Unaccompanied Minors Author: New York Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova Recent influx of children from South America posted serious questions in  front of the US government.  While the Obama administration promised an Immigration reform, it also decided to handle the cases of these children rather harshly: new immigration detention facility in Texas and surge dockets in Immigration courts do not look like measures that should address this crisis in a humane way. Nevertheless, most of the children are eligible for some sort of relief. For example: asylum, Special immigrant…
  • Travel to Belarus for Children with Dual Citizenship

    ashautsova
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Travel to Belarus for Children with Dual Citizenship Author: Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova The laws of the Belarus allow children under 16 years old to have a dual citizenship. When a child of a Belarusian citizen is born abroad, he or she automatically becomes a Belarusian citizen as well. When traveling to Belarus the first time after the child’s birth, parents should know certain requirements and particularities that would help to avoid issues at the Belarusian/Russian border. To wit, a Belarusian citizen child may return to Belarus using a document called “Permission to…
  • RELIEF FOR CITIZENS OF EBOLA AFFECTED COUNTRIES

    ashautsova
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    RELIEF FOR CITIZENS OF EBOLA AFFECTED COUNTRIES Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States Release Date: August 15, 2014 by USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States,…
  • Do I Need to Renew Green Card Prior to Citizenship Application?

    ashautsova
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Do I Need to Renew Green Card Prior to Citizenship Application? Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Many permanent residents have a question as to what they need to do if they are eligible for naturalization, but their green card or permanent resident card has expired: do they renew it first, or shall they just apply for citizenship? The Immigration laws require that permanent residents over age 18 be in possession of a permanent resident card. INA § 264. As such, if an individual applies for naturalization six months or more before the expiration on his/her permanent…
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    Orlando Immigration Attorney, Central Florida Immigration Lawyer

  • Regional Centers and EB-5 Immigrant Investors

    Henry Lim
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    What is a regional center, and how can it help attract foreign investors to your area? Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim discusses the importance of the regional center in driving regional economic growth in Central Florida and across the United States. Immigrant investors form an important part of economic life in the United States. Some seek investment opportunities from a purely business perspective, wanting to start or manage a business here in the United States. These individual investors want control over the company they invest in, maximizing profits and driving employment on…
  • What will President Obama do about the immigration issue?

    Henry Lim
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    With the steady flow of child immigrants continuing across the border and the rising concerns about the humanitarian consequences of our current laws, an increasing number of Americans feel resolving the issues on the border should be a national priority. Congress has already failed to take meaningful action. While the Senate did pass an immigration reform bill, Speaker Boehner has already announced the House will consider no such legislation this year. Given the absence of change in the law, President Obama has vowed to take whatever action he can without the involvement of Congress to…
  • 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…
 
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  • Differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status

    Robert Virasin
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    There are two methods for a foreign national to become a U.S. Permanent Resident. The foreign national can go through Visa Processing through a U.S. consulate abroad or through Adjustment of Status in the United States. This article will go through some of main differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status. Maintenance of Lawful […]
  • How does someone become a U.S. citizen?

    Robert Virasin
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There are four basic ways to become a U.S. citizen. The most common way is to be born in the United States. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that all persons born in the United States or United States territories are citizens of the United States. The second method of becoming a U.S. […]
  • Adjustment of Status: Its Requirements and Processes

    Robert Virasin
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Adjustment of Status is the process of converting your K-1 or K-3 spouse to a U.S. permanent resident. The process begins with organizing your supporting documents. They can be placed into these categories.
  • E-2 Investor Visa: Treaty Investor Countries and their Nationals

    Robert Virasin
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    The E-2 Investor Visa is an attractive visa for foreign nationals who do not have family in the United States or an Employer who is willing to sponsor them to come live and work in the United States. With the right financial resources, an E-2 visa allows foreign nationals to self-sponsor themselves to start a […]
  • Three Things to Know About Visa Denials

    Robert Virasin
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    One of the most stressful events for foreign nationals trying to get a visa to the United States is the final interview with the consular officer. Once a visa application is submitted to the consulate, the consular office must make a decision on the application. The officer needs to decide whether the visa should be […]
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  • The Process of Getting a Fiancé Visa

    Scott McVarish
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to marry someone who is not a citizen and not in the United States, you can obtain a fiancé visa for him or her. The K-1 fiancé nonimmigrant visa allows the applicant to enter the United States, marry an American citizen and live here permanently. Applicants can even bring their unmarried children under the age of 21 by filing for K-2 nonimmigrant visa status. First, the U.S. citizen will have to file a fiancé visa petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the alien fiancé. Then the USCIS will have to approve…
  • I-130 with Provisional Waivers

    Scott McVarish
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Before applying for a green card or adjustment of status, it is important to learn about Form I-130 and recent changes to the law. There are opportunities for family members to live and work in the United States even if they entered the states illegally. There are different opportunities available depending upon the circumstances of the case, but the law now allows certain foreign nationals to stay within the country while they apply for their green card. U.S. citizens may file a Form I-130 for their spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21 or married son or daughter of any age. Citizens…
  • Who is Eligible to Apply for a U-Visa?

    Scott McVarish
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    U-visas were created as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. They allow foreign victims of crimes in the United States to remain in the country while assisting law enforcement officials to apprehend and prosecute criminals. Individuals who are the victims of serious crimes in the United States may pursue a U-visa to remain here for up to four years, after which they may apply for permanent residence. However, simply stating that you are the victim of a crime is not enough to secure a U-visa. Applicants must obtain a “certificate of helpfulness”…
  • E-1/E-2 Visas

    Scott McVarish
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    The United States has treaties of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation with most of the other countries in the world. These treaties are designed to promote investment and trade between countries. Individuals and companies located in countries that have a treaty with the United States can apply for and obtain visas that allow them to work and live in the U.S. There are two types of E-visas that are available for individuals and companies located in a country with a friendship treaty with the United States: E-1 Treaty Trader: This visa is available for companies that have trade relations with…
  • New Laws Fail to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

    Scott McVarish
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Approximately 10 percent of California’s workforce is composed of undocumented immigrants. Many worry that these workers are vulnerable to employer mistreatment, including wage theft. A number of California laws were recently implemented to combat and deter wrongdoing against undocumented immigrants, and the Supreme Court has even ruled that undocumented workers have the right to sue their employers. However, these protections are not keeping all workers from harm. A reporter with KQED recently interviewed an undocumented worker who suffered physical abuse at the hands of one employer…
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