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  • White House prepares for executive action on immigration reform

    Immigration News | Get the latest immigration news and headlines
    Romona Paden
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Following requests by advocates for President Barack Obama to issue executive action regarding the immigration crisis in the U.S., the White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups.  According to the Washington Post, President Obama is allegedly preparing to announce executive action that may stop deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants, including nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2013.  Immigration advocates and business leaders provided White House officials with a…
  • Immigration Law and Executive Power on C-SPAN

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    Immigration Prof
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Immigration Law and Executive Power -- click the link to watch the video. Panelists discussed executive branch powers regarding immigration law. They discussed the politics of immigration, the concept of prosecutorial discretion, and possible Obama administration actions to defer deportations. This...
  • President Obama considers increasing green cards and H-1B visas

    Immigration News | Get the latest immigration news and headlines
    Romona Paden
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    While in the midst of considering executive action to address the U.S. immigration crisis, President Barack Obama is also weighing the possibility of increasing the number of green cards and H-1B visas issued to immigrants by as much as 800,000 annually. According to Fox News Latino, technology businesses' request to expand the number of H-1B visas, which are given to immigrants who come to work in the U.S., may become a reality following a meeting with White House officials in early August. The approach to immigration reform has not been finalized yet, as President Obama did…
  • The "Octopus" Tries to Expand Immigration

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    Dan Cadman
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The August edition of Harper's Magazine has an excellent article by Rebecca Solnit in the "Easy Chair" column of the magazine entitled, "The Octopus and Its Grandchildren". As Ms. Solnit explains, the "Octopus" of the title originally was the derogatory moniker given to railroads and their robber baron owners, who wrapped their tentacles around everything in sight, squeezing them dry for maximum profit, often at the expense of the public. Later, the phrase came to be used more generically to other equally rapacious organizations, such as Standard Oil, and even recently was applied to Goldman…
  • House Supplemental Bills: An Affront to our Nation’s Values

    National Immigration Forum - Press Releases
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a package of bills to respond to the situation on the border. The bills would weaken protections for children fleeing violence, provide next-to-no funding for immigration judges and legal representation, waste valuable National Guard resources, and coldly end DACA for future and current DREAMers. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement on the bills under consideration by the House of Representatives: "What the House has proposed is an affront to our values as…
 
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  • 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…
  • Trade NAFTA Management Consultant Status Approved for the 13th Time

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen with a successful career as a Management Consultant.  She has over 20 years of experience consulting with companies around the world in the areas of marketing, public relations, leadership development and project management.  She is under contract with a U.S. health and wellness company. We first started representing our client over 15 years ago when we obtained her admission at the time as a Trade NAFTA Management Consultant.  We have prepared all of her applications for Trade NAFTA status. The application we prepared for our client was…
  • Nonimmigrant Waiver Approved for Client with Multiple Convictions in Three Months

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen.  He is semi-retired from a successful career in the water treatment industry.  He has eight criminal convictions in Canada for a series of theft and fraud offenses, the last of which occurred 14 years ago.  He also had an in absentia Order of Removal entered against him by the Immigration Judge.  Our client retained us because he wanted to enter the United States was to travel with his wife and visit their friends in the United States, and his convictions prevented him from entering the US to do so.  His previous…
  • TRADE NAFTA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT APPROVED AFTER PREVIOUS DENIAL

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen with over 12 years of experience in the field of financial operations.  A United States financial solutions company that provides cost-effective finance and accounting services to numerous businesses across several industries desired our client’s services as a management consultant.  The company wished to hire our client to provide advice to its managers and employees on how to improve its financial operations and customer service. Prior to the retention of our services, our client applied for Trade NAFTA status as a Management Consultant with…
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
 
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
 
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
 
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
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  • Do I have the rightfull chance to petiton a Visitor's Visa for my Husband?

    esiloveandoh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am a LPR in the USA since August, 2012. I recently in February, 2014 went to my home country(Ghana) and got married on that February. I have since then, returned to the USA and also Pregnant for Six(6) months now. I am uncomfortable at this stage, and so in a dire need to Petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband to temporary Visit me. However, He would have returned to our Home country(Ghana), after and as soon as I have given birth and his Visitor's Visa, about expiring. Do I have the rightful chance to petition a Visitor's Visa for my Husband? After all, the intent and willful purpose is…
  • Do I have to File I-130?

    joe350
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hello, My Wife came here legally with a B1/B2 visa when she was 6, her parents never renewed the visa. She went to school here and graduated from HS also has lived here all her life, do I just file a I-485 for her? Isn't the I-130 application for people who still live outside of the US and wish to come here? I also read somewhere that since she came here legally with a B1/B2 passport she does not have to leave the country and wait in line is this true?
  • help for a minor time is of the essence

    momofsix
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I have my niece with me at present.. she is here on a Visa. She had been here from January 2014 to June 2014.. she came back last night 8-2-14and they have revoked her visa due to her going to school with my children here.. We did not know that she could not do this...I have her in my custody as of right now, but they are requiring me to send her back tonight at 8:00..We are full citizens and sponsor her 100%. She is 17 and it made so angry when they finally let her go to her..she was so upset and hysterical.. They questioned her without anyone... So is there anything I can do to stop them…
  • Non immigrant visa refused because of pending I-130,need help

    bolenchy
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    please i need your help or directions in securing a non immigrant visa for my husband to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony. i filed I-130 for him last year december with my permanent residence status. He applied for a non immigrant visa in May this year but he was denied because I-130 is already pending and filed for him. i'm joining the Military and going to boot camp couple of days to come, we re looking at him re-applying by November this year for a non immigrant visa again but this time with an invitation to attend my boot camp graduation ceremony and hopefully he will return after…
  • I-751 Waiver (divorce) Entered marriage in good fatih

    Bebe24
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hey Guys! Im currently on divorce process. My US citizen husband divorce me. I have my 2 year green card but it will expire on october 23 2014.. I have quite proof that our marriage was in good faith. heres my proof that i will send to the USCIS (his lawyer told him that the divorce will get done in 31 days or so) so i will be waiting for the divorce decree before i send my waiver... heres my proof Divorce decree (waiting) Life insurance Tax return (jointly) 2 cars in both names Home equity insurance Health insurance card 1 credit card same account 1 joint account Sworn letter from my ex to…
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  • Immigration Law and Executive Power on C-SPAN

    Immigration Prof
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Immigration Law and Executive Power -- click the link to watch the video. Panelists discussed executive branch powers regarding immigration law. They discussed the politics of immigration, the concept of prosecutorial discretion, and possible Obama administration actions to defer deportations. This...
  • From the Bookshelves: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler

    Immigration Prof
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain is a Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of short stories by Robert Olen Butler, all of which concern Vietnamese immigrants in Louisiana. In my Immigration Law class, I use the following excerpts to illustrate the...
  • Cuellar Confirmation Hearings for California Supreme Court Today

    Immigration Prof
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Earlier this summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford Law School professor, Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, to serve as an Associate Justice on the California Supreme Court. Cuéllar is the Director of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies...
  • Immigrant of the Day: Liz Balmaseda From Cuba | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

    Immigration Prof
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Liz Balmaseda From Cuba | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Liz Balmaseda was born in Puerto Padre in the midst of the Cuban Revolution of 1959. After graduating from Florida International University, she began her career in print and broadcast journalism, working...
  • Top 14 U.S. Hispanic Groups by National Origin

    Immigration Prof
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Courtesy of Pew Hispanic Center KJ
 
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  • Ashwin Sharma interviewed about H-1B visas in the September issue of the Florida Trend Magazine

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    via http://www.floridatrend.com Florida Trend magazine’s article highlights many of the unreasonable constraints and scrutiny facing the H-1B professional worker program in the U.S. today.  Excerpt follows: “Importing Workersby Amy Keller John Watson is president and chief technology officer of a small, Jacksonville-based IT consulting and software development firm. He employs about 16 computer IT consultants who specialize […]
  • DHS, USCIS Office of Inspector General, Information Technology Management Report entitled “Progress and Challenges” covers IT recommendations for USCIS

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    via www.oig.dhs.gov/ DHS, USCIS Office of Inspector General, Information Technology Management Report entitled “Progress and Challenges” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Information Technology Management Progress and Challenges (PDF, 36 pages – 1.34 MB) Spotlight (PDF, 1 page – 125 KB)
  • USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap – Via USCS.gov

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    VIA USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption. […]
  • H-1B APPS FOR FY2015 UPDATE: SOME COURIER DELIVERY ISSUES REPORTED BY FEDEX

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Update (6:45 PM): AILA Liaison has been informed that due to the reported courier delivery problems with FY2015 H-1B petitions, USCIS will accept a second H-1B petition in certain limited circumstances. Specifically, for cap-subject petitions that were timely filed, if, upon inquiry, the carrier indicates that there may be a delivery delay or the package has […]
  • H-1B Opponents continue onslaught against Immigration of the Educated

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This week, Bill Snyder, a blogger for the anti-H-1B propaganda site Infoworld posted an article attacking Immigration of the Educated.  What is especially interesting about Mr. Snyder’s position is the fact that it signals the resumption of the 2008 attack on the Optional Practical Training program (OPT).  OPT being a temporary work authorized status granted to eligible F-1 students […]
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  • Cities and Regions Explore Ways to Maximize Migration’s Local Dividends

    Paul McDaniel
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Local officials are recognizing that immigration can play a role in their broader growth and development strategies. As Demetrios Papademetriou of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) explains, immigration can be an economic windfall for their communities through more jobs and growth. But these benefits are not automatic nor are they evenly accrued. Policymakers at all levels have the opportunity to work together to help cities and regions get more out of immigration. A new series from MPI, Cities and Regions: Reaping Migration’s Local Dividends, examines “place-based immigration and…
  • Here Are Some of the Stories of Women Held at Artesia

    Catalina Restrepo
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The lawsuit filed last week by the American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project, and the National Immigration Law Center challenging government deportation policies at the family detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, has shined a light on the deprivation of due process occurring there daily. On Tuesday, the New York Times called on President Obama to “suspend all deportations until he can create a system that meets the basic standard of giving a fair hearing to every detainee who expresses a fear of persecution.” It is crucial that these severely flawed…
  • The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

    Mark Noferi
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, President Obama announced that he plans to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” The President is reportedly considering deferring the deportations of up to 5 million immigrants, starting with those with families. While most columnists have supported the President’s authority to take action, a minority have accused President Obama of…
  • States and Counties Continue to Create Policies that Integrate Immigrants and Boost Communities

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Before Congress left for August recess, members failed to pass a supplemental spending bill to cover the costs of managing the influx of unaccompanied minors and families at the southern border. Most have given up on hoping the House of Representatives will take up comprehensive immigration reform after House leaders declined to bring up any measures that would improve the outdated system. In the void left by congressional inaction, state and county officials continue to step up and approve smart policy changes that help immigrants integrate and benefit communities. According to the National…
  • Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

    Melissa Crow
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico—hours from the nearest major metropolitan area. Two hundred and eighty women and children have been deported from the Artesia facility, the Los Angeles Times reports, mostly to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The Obama administration has begun to fast-track the deportations of the families and children who crossed the border seeking…
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  • House Supplemental Bills: An Affront to our Nation’s Values

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a package of bills to respond to the situation on the border. The bills would weaken protections for children fleeing violence, provide next-to-no funding for immigration judges and legal representation, waste valuable National Guard resources, and coldly end DACA for future and current DREAMers. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement on the bills under consideration by the House of Representatives: "What the House has proposed is an affront to our values as…
  • House Fails to Find Votes for Immigration Bill

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House leaders indicated earlier this afternoon that they would not hold planned votes on two bills: one to address the humanitarian situation on the Southwest border by focusing funding on enforcement, and a second to restrict Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, responded: “Once again, partisanship is dominating the day. “I’m not surprised it seems the votes aren’t there. These bills are flawed. And children fleeing violence remain political pawns. “Whether these bills move forward…
  • House Votes Steer Debate in Wrong Direction

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 5230, a bill that fails to offer a meaningful solution to the humanitarian situation on the Southwest border by focusing funding on enforcement rather than a fair process. In an effort to muster support for the emergency supplemental, the House of Representatives also is expected to vote today on H.R. 5272, a bill that would restrict Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding the two bills the…
  • Border Mayors in Texas Speak about Migrant Children

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Brownsville, McAllen, Edinburg Mayors React to Proposals in Congress For a recording of today’s call, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C. — With both houses of Congress considering supplemental funding bills that address the border and children who have been fleeing to the U.S., mayors from Texas border communities spoke out during a press call today. On the press call, the mayors of Brownsville, Edinburg and McAllen, who have helped their cities welcome tens of thousands of unaccompanied children over the past several months, spoke to their communities’ real needs and called for a fair and…
  • House Bill on Unaccompanied Minors Introduced

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republicans have introduced a supplemental funding bill today to address children and families who have fled to the United States. The bill would provide $659 million, covering only the next two months — through the end of the current fiscal year, Sept. 30. The bill also would amend the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 and deploy the National Guard to the southern border. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding the bill: “This bill falls short in most all respects. In…
 
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  • BIA Makes Expansive Decision in Asylum Case

    David North
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Unless it is overturned by a higher authority (or unless I am misreading it completely) the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals has just made a remarkably expansive decision on America's asylum program. It looks like the BIA has ruled that all abused women, anywhere in the world, are potentially eligible for asylum in the United States provided that they can get into this nation and file a claim. They would have to prove their individual cases, however. read more
  • The "Octopus" Tries to Expand Immigration

    Dan Cadman
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The August edition of Harper's Magazine has an excellent article by Rebecca Solnit in the "Easy Chair" column of the magazine entitled, "The Octopus and Its Grandchildren". As Ms. Solnit explains, the "Octopus" of the title originally was the derogatory moniker given to railroads and their robber baron owners, who wrapped their tentacles around everything in sight, squeezing them dry for maximum profit, often at the expense of the public. Later, the phrase came to be used more generically to other equally rapacious organizations, such as Standard Oil, and even recently was applied to Goldman…
  • If DHS Won't Enforce Immigration Law, Maybe the Competition Will

    David North
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Given the all-too-relaxed way that the Department of Homeland Security enforces immigration law, maybe we can look to competing, private sector actors to do the department's work. In these instances, straightforward middlemen expose the shenanigans of their rivals, and while they are doing this for their own purposes, they are, indirectly, providing a public service. A recent example from the federal courts was called to my attention by Joe Whalen, an EB-5 consultant, but first a little background. read more
  • American Immigration Council Floats a Petition to Sway the President on Executive Amnesty

    Dan Cadman
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Honest disclosure No. 1: Before I began this blog, I promised the lawyer who made me aware of the subject matter that I wouldn't make any of those typical tasteless lawyer jokes that are always making the rounds (often over some of Guinness's finest), though in retrospect I can't imagine why I'd agree to tie one hand behind my back, especially with this subject, which is (or would have been but for my promise) casting for fish in a barrel. read more
  • Allegations of Corruption by a S.C. Sheriff in Overriding ICE Detainers

    Dan Cadman
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    A friend has made me aware of a legal battle playing out in South Carolina. This coming September 3, there is to be a pretrial conference between the federal government and longtime Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, who is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for bribery, conspiracy, and other charges. Metts is the longest-serving sheriff in South Carolina, having first been elected in 1972. read more
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  • FYI: Co-Sponsoring the Financial Income Requirement for U.S Immigration

    Zofia Mrozowska
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    If you do not meet the minimum financial income requirement needed for petitioning a loved one you can find a co-sponsor to help you. What is a co-sponsor? A co-sponsor takes on the financial and legal responsibility for the person you are petitioning. It is a binding contract that assures the U.S. government that the foreign national will be provided for financially. Who can be a co-sponsor to help me meet the financial income requirement? A co-sponsor can be a friend or family member as long as they meet the following requirements: They live in the U.S. They are 18 or older. They are…
  • The B-2 Visitor Visa Process

    Jake VanKersen
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
      The B-2 Visitor Visa Process If you are looking to visit the United States you might need a B-2 Visitor visa. This travel visa allows an individual to visit family, visit friends, see tourist attractions, go to a wedding, or even take a short recreational class. Unless you are a citizen of one of the countries on the Visa Waiver Program, you are going to need to apply for a B-2 Visitor visa. To  apply for visitor visa you will need to fill out the DS-160 form and schedule an interview at nearest the U.S. Embassy or consulate. After filling out the DS-160 form you will want to save…
  • FYI: The Financial Income Requirement for U.S. Immigration

    Zofia Mrozowska
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
      When applying for a U.S. immigration visa or Green Card the USCIS will want the petitioner (either a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident) to meet a financial income requirement. For example, when sponsoring a loved one, fiancé, or spouse, the petitioner must show proof of their ability to financially support the foreign national once they arrive in the United States. USCIS will determine if the petitioner is capable of supporting the person they are petitioning for by reviewing their affidavit of support. The fiance visa applicants must fill out the I-134 affidavit form. Green…
  • Five B-2 Visitor Visa Interview Questions to Expect

    Gabrielle Gottfried
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
      The B-2 Visitor visa process will require most applicant to attend a short interview.  It can be nerve wracking, but you’ll need to confidently answer some questions for a consulate officer.  These five questions will most likely be asked in the B-2 Visitor visa interview, so be sure to know the answers and practice your delivery for the best chances of approval.  B-2 Visitor Visa Interview Questions   Where are you traveling?  The consulate officer will want to hear the same information that you wrote on the DS-160.  If your information is unclear or contradictory, your…
  • U.S. State Department’s Technical Glitch is Causing Problems With Visas

    Jake VanKersen
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    A technical glitch has interfered with the issuing of U.S. travel visas. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the State Department experienced a technical glitch between July 19th and July 23rd. As of today, the problem hasn’t been completely resolved, though the system is back up and running. This issue has created a backlog of people waiting to hear about their visas. The problem originated with the Consular Consolidated Database and is not contained to any particular country or visa category. The State Department issued an apology through spokeswoman Marie Harf saying, “We…
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  • Towards a New Definition of “Refugee”

    Jason Dzubow
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
                        There are, in effect, two definitions of “refugee.” There is the legal definition from the 1951 Refugee Convention (codified in U.S. law at INA § 101(a)(42)), and then there is the lay person’s definition. The legal definition of refugee includes: any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality… and who is unable or unwilling to return to… that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account…
  • Can a Human Rights Lawyer Be Pro-Israel?

    Jason Dzubow
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
                        If you talk to people working in the human rights field, many will tell you that they view their work as an expression of their political and moral beliefs. More often than not, those beliefs are grounded in religious faith. Dare to dream… That is true for me. I am Jewish and I am an asylum lawyer. I view my work as an expression of my Jewish values. These values are derived not just from our sacred texts–which encourage discussion, debate, and self…
  • Center for Immigration Studies: Unaccompanied Minors Are Mexico’s Problem

    Jason Dzubow
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
                        A recent article by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies posits that even if the unaccompanied minors arriving at our Southern border are refugees, they should be sent back. Mr. Krikorian’s view of Mexico. I find that CIS in general and Mr. Krikorian in particular are usually fairly reasonable in their arguments (though there are exceptions; and more exceptions). However, Mr. Krikorian’s recent article is long on insults and short on insights.
  • Another Death in Benghazi

    Jason Dzubow
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
                        On June 25, lawyer and human rights activist Salwa Bughaigis was murdered in her home in Benghazi, Libya. Her death is a tragedy for her family and her country, but it also hits home for me for a few reasons. Salwa Bughaigis Ms. Bughaigis is being remembered for her service on the National Transition Counsel (she resigned because male leaders marginalized the few women on the Counsel), her work for democracy and women’s rights, and her early opposition to the Qaddafi…
  • Michelle Malkin Is Right!

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

    Romona Paden
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    On a noticeable downturn over the last decade and a half or so, federal immigration policy has interfered with Illinois’ economic growth at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and tens of thousands of new jobs, according to the New American Economy’s Map the Impact report. The economic correlation between immigration and both service and professional labor shortages means the state is looking for Washington action to expedite Immigration reform and to provide a legal path to citizenship, the report says. Although home to around 1.8 million foreign-born…
  • What is the Green Card Lottery?

    Romona Paden
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Even though she became a citizen of the United States in 2012, Russian-born Katherine Alexandra thought her dream to sing the national anthem in performance wasn’t a realistic possibility.  As the 2014 minor league baseball season was winding down, however, the classically-trained musician found herself hitting the notes before a Charlotte Stone Crabs game in Florida. This lucky opportunity to sing harmonized with Alexandra’s luck at winning the green card lottery. The green card lottery, an immigration program that’s formally called the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program,…
  • Preguntas frecuentes sobre la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia

    Romona Paden
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Recientemente, el USCIS ha publicado más información sobre la norma de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Con esta norma no se da prioridad a los jóvenes indocumentados en los procedimientos de remoción y se les permite solicitar una autorización de empleo. Hemos realizado un gráfico informativo muy útil que responde algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la norma, incluidos los requisitos de elegibilidad, una descripción detallada de lo que es exactamente la Acción Diferida e inquietudes sobre los viajes. El USCIS actualizará el Formulario I-765,…
  • Immigration an Integral Part of Texas Economy

    Romona Paden
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    As the state in the nation with the second-highest immigrant population as well as its status as one of only five states in the country where ethnic minorities make up the majority of residents, Texas offers multiple levels of insight regarding immigrants’ economic impact. Reflected in the numbers is the gamut of economic activity represented in the Texas Gross State Product (GSP.) The economic range goes from agriculture to small business and also reaches into the realm of research and development where university and corporate sponsorship is so critical. Here’s a roundup of some of…
  • Cómo completar el Formulario I-821D

    Romona Paden
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    La Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia es un programa establecido por la Administración Obama en agosto de 2012. Debido a la presión por parte de los grupos de inmigrantes, y con la reelección en riesgo, este programa se creó mayormente para abordar el hecho de que Obama no pudo obtener una reforma migratoria integral en su primer mandato, aun cuando prometió que lo haría. Si bien con la Acción Diferida solo se intenta manejar algunos asuntos migratorios para un grupo selecto, esta demuestra que los casos de jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados sí importan.
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  • White House prepares for executive action on immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Following requests by advocates for President Barack Obama to issue executive action regarding the immigration crisis in the U.S., the White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups.  According to the Washington Post, President Obama is allegedly preparing to announce executive action that may stop deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants, including nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2013.  Immigration advocates and business leaders provided White House officials with a…
  • Immigration advocates want action from Obama

    Romona Paden
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Following a vacation in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, President Barack Obama returned to Washington, D.C. Now that he's back in the nation's capital, immigration advocates from around the country are calling for him to issue executive action to address the country's immigration crisis. President Obama announced in June that he planned to take action on the matter before the end of summer, and now that the season is almost over, supporters of immigration reform want him to make a move.  According to The Hill, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement…
  • Mexican president wants immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto recently went on a two-day visit to California, where he discussed the need for immigration reform in the U.S. According to the Associated Press, the president met with California Gov. Jerry Brown and the two talked about the historical and cultural ties that are shared between the U.S. and Mexico. The president reportedly said that people who object to diversity and inclusion will be proven wrong.  "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Pena Nieto…
  • Immigrant children start school

    Romona Paden
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors are starting the school year across the U.S. after the Department of Education recently released a fact sheet stating that the children are entitled to an education regardless of their citizenship status. According to the Associated Press, children who are detained at the U.S. border with Mexico are almost never immediately returned to their home countries, allowing them to remain in the U.S., where they can receive an education. As many as 90,000 children who arrive at the U.S. border from Central American countries will be…
  • President Obama considers increasing green cards and H-1B visas

    Romona Paden
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    While in the midst of considering executive action to address the U.S. immigration crisis, President Barack Obama is also weighing the possibility of increasing the number of green cards and H-1B visas issued to immigrants by as much as 800,000 annually. According to Fox News Latino, technology businesses' request to expand the number of H-1B visas, which are given to immigrants who come to work in the U.S., may become a reality following a meeting with White House officials in early August. The approach to immigration reform has not been finalized yet, as President Obama did…
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  • Family Based Green Card Processing Times for Spouses

    Romona Paden
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Being married or engaged to a foreign citizen brings up immigration rules that are often misunderstood. Despite the close connection established through such a relationship, the immigration of a spouse or fiancé is still a process that involves filling out forms, presenting evidence and paying fees—something that can take several years before ultimately gaining approval. And while some […]
  • Family-based Green Card Processing Times for Children

    Romona Paden
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    The desire to bring children to live in the United States is common among immigrants. While the process to achieve this can vary, depending on the particular circumstances in each case, understanding the immigration rules is good place to start in establishing a realistic timeline. Each scenario that describes the child and their relationship with the […]
  • Family-based Green Card Processing Times for Siblings

    Romona Paden
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    While U.S. immigration laws allow immediate family members to be awarded immigrant visas relatively quickly, getting these visas for family members who don’t fall into the “immediate” category can take longer.  While siblings with U.S. citizenship status can sponsor their alien siblings for a green card, the wait time for these immigrant visas can vary. In order to […]
  • How to Extend a Visa with Form I-539

    Romona Paden
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Although temporary visitors to the United States enter the country with a planned departure date, it’s possible to extend the stay by filing the appropriate paperwork. With Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, visitors can request an extension of time to remain in the U.S. To be successful in gaining request approval, however, it’s […]
  • How Can DACA Help Me?

    Romona Paden
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Limited opportunities to integrate into society fueled by the constant fear of deportation are the reality for undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients benefit from greater social integration and a stronger sense of stability. DACA acts as a solid pathway toward achieving the American dream. According to preliminary findings […]
 
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  • Duplicate Biometrics Appointment Notices

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    27 Aug 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:USCIS is aware of the issue of duplicate biometrics notices being issued in some cases and has stated that if a duplicate notice is received and the client has already attended an ASC appointment and had biometrics captured, it should not be necessary to attend the second appointment.  
  • 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
  • Visa Bulletin for August 2014

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • No more foreign workers for fast food sector

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

  • Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia

    Kate Welch
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many of the hundreds of thousands of young people who emigrated to Australia from Ireland following the 2008 economic crash are now facing lack of work, financial problems and isolation. The results of a recent survey conducted by University College Dublin’s Clinton Institute suggest that, of the rush of Irish immigrants to Australia... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight

    Kate Welch
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Continuing the trend of startling monthly rises since the beginning of 2014, last month’s New Zealand immigration figures now stand at the highest total for 11 years. The rise in net migrant gains over the last seven months has already led to mutterings in sectors of several Kiwi political parties, with last’s months net of 4,500... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • New Zealand government offers new immigration advisor guide

    Kate Welch
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    A new guide aimed at would-be immigrants to New Zealand is focusing on the need for those seeking visas to apply only via licensed immigration consultants. The Guide to Licensed Immigration Advisors is being issued after reports of fraud by unlicensed immigration firms preying on would-be migrants. The guide is being issued in several... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canadian small towns hoping immigrants will replace exodus to cities

    Kate Welch
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    An increasing number of rural counties and small towns in the Canadian backwoods are hoping that new arrivals in the country will replace locals fleeing to the big cities. Dwindling populations in Canada’s more remote regions are affecting local economies, with town councils attempting to attract more expat incomers to fill their needs.... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canadian immigration issues first entrepreneur start-up visas

    Kate Welch
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Launched last year, Canada’s start-up visa aimed at entrepreneurs now has two successful applicants, both of whom are being supported by Vancouver’s GrowLab Ventures. Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, met up with business leaders last week to further promote the scheme, the first of its type in the world. He is encouraging... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
 
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    Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer

  • 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…
  • New Fingerprinting Procedure for Immigration Court

    ashautsova
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    New Fingerprinting Procedure for Immigration Court Author: New York Immigration Lawyer All respondents in Immigration court has to make sure that the results of the   fingerprinting procedure are valid on the date of their Immigration court hearing. Expired results cause delays and adjournments and bring frustration to all participants of the process. Currently, the Immigration court places the burden of notifying respondents about updating of the results on their attorneys. Up until recently, the procedure required, that respondent submit the Applicant Information Worksheet (AIW)  to ICE…
  • How To Bring Family Members to the US

    ashautsova
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    How To Bring Family Members to the US Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova An ability to sponsor a family member into the US depends on (1) the immigration status of the sponsor and (2) the relationship between the sponsor and the family member who is overseas. A US permanent resident can “bring” over: a spouse, a child (unmarried under 21 son or daughter); an unmarried son or daughter.  A permanent resident cannot sponsor his or her siblings, grandparents/grandchildren or parents. A  US citizen may sponsor a spouse, a child (unmarried under 21 son or daughter);…
  • Unlawful Presence Bar Can Be Served In the US

    ashautsova
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Unlawful Presence Bar Can Be Served In the US Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Under the Immigration laws, if a person overstayed his/her visa or period of authorized stay, he or she would be inadmissible into the US for a period of 3 or 10 years depending  on the period of overstay if such a person leaves the US. The bar to entry triggers only when the person leaves the US, however for a long time the question was: does the person have to be outside the US to subsequently receive immigration benefits, or does the bar starts to run when the person leaves the US and…
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    Orlando Immigration Attorney, Central Florida Immigration Lawyer

  • 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…
  • Labor Certification for Immigration

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

  • UK to limit immigration from European Union

    Tahir
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The Deputy British Prime Minister to unveil Monday its intentions with regard to intra-European immigration and the message is clear: Nick Clegg will argue that immigration to the UK from countries joining the European Union should be limited, launching a crucial debate on immigration and Europe nine months before the general election. The leader of the Liberal Democrats will propose a strengthening of the current European system integration: in it, the new members have to wait up to seven years before their citizens have the right to live and work in other countries the EU. The Deputy Prime…
  • Republican Miller says immigrants like Hispanic gang members

    Tahir
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The immigration crisis has become a problem for states thousands of miles of the southern border. In Alaska three Republicans vying for the GOP nomination for state Senate debated United States immigration. Former Attorney General Dan Sullivan Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and commented on his refusal to sign a pledge candidate Joe Miller, who has received support from the tea party. The promise of Miller reaffirms opposition to any effort to provide amnesty to undocumented immigrants if any of the three GOP candidates is elected to the Senate. The Lieutenant Governor Treadwell criticized…
  • Undocumented immigrants launch #1of11million campaign

    Tahir
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    A group of illegal immigrants in Washington today launched the “# 1of11millones” campaign to ask President Barack Obama to halt deportations and kick of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. The eleven activists are from Mexico, Germany, the Philippines, Honduras, Senegal and South Korea. They have lived between 5 and 33 years in the United States and, despite having very different personal stories have two things in common: they are undocumented immigrants and have decided to step forward, acknowledging to the American authorities to…
  • Obama consulting for immigration reforms through executive order

    Tahir
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Given the expected decisions by executive order of President Barack Obama on immigration due to lack of agreement on a legislative reform, the government will consider all requests after meeting with representatives of various sectors, official sources said Tuesday. “The administration has sought input from individuals, leaders and representatives with diverse viewpoints” to repair the immigration system of the country, the White House spokeswoman, Katherine Vargas told Efe. From July to date have been carried out over twenty “consulting sessions” with representatives…
  • Australia to resettle 4400 refugees from Iraq and Syria

    Tahir
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said that Australia will offer to resettle 4,400 refugees from Iraq and Syria who are oppressed and fearing for their lives.  Scott Morrison said that government’s program to successfully block the arrivals of boat people has allowed to allocate the spots for Syrians and Iraqis. Scott Morrison told reporters, “The government’s policies under Operation Sovereign Borders have not only saved lives at sea, but also allowed more places to be returned to our humanitarian program for the world’s most desperate and vulnerable people.”…
 
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    US Immigration Reform

  • Congress– lead or get out of the way

    Mike Quinn
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Merriam Webster defines leadership as: : a position as a leader of a group, organization, etc. : the time when a person holds the position of leader : the power or ability to lead other people  Taken into the context of our US Congress today, we can see the definition to be true as a […]
  • Rick Perry– Immigration Zero

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]
  • Same Sex Relationships and K-1 Fiancé Visas

    Robert Virasin
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    There was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 that dramatically effected U.S. immigration law and same sex couples living in Thailand. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act which barred federal recognition of same sex marriages. On July 1, 2013, the United States announced that it will allow immigration […]
  • I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

    Robert Virasin
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    An I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record needs to be completed by a registered United States Civil Surgeon prior to submitting an application for adjustment of status from a non-immigrant status to a U.S. permanent resident. Registered Civil Surgeons can be located at the USCIS website. There is an exemption for applicants who […]
  • US Visa Inspection Process

    Robert Virasin
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    All foreign nationals must present themselves to an immigration officer when they attempt to enter the United States. Certain non-immigrants visa holders such as tourist visa holders will receive more scrutiny than non-immigrant visa with a dual intent. The immigration officer has the authority to deny entry of a foreign nationals even though they have […]
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    Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

  • Los Angeles L-1 Visa Attorney

    Scott McVarish
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    There are many different types of visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work in the United States for a limited amount of time. The United States L-1 visa allows companies that operate abroad and in the United States to move workers from foreign operations to the U.S. for up to seven years. Whether or not a worker is granted a visa will often depend on the position and qualifications of the applicant. The two types of employees who may qualify for an L-1 visa include managers, executives, and specialized knowledge staff: Managers and executives: During the application process, the…
  • Unaccompanied Border Children Killed Once Deported Back to Honduras

    Scott McVarish
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In an attempt to manage the extraordinary influx of minors entering the United States without authorization, the U.S. has flown thousands of children back to their home countries with fatal consequences. According to Think Progress, at least five to 10 children deported back to Honduras since February end up murdered, often in retaliation for their attempt to flee. In late 2013, the U.S. Border Patrol seized roughly 63,000 children, ranging from as young as 5-years-old to 17-years-old, crossing the southern U.S. border in what has been called the Central American child migrant crisis.  The…
  • E-1 and E-2 Visas

    Scott McVarish
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have experience handling both E-1 and E-2 visa applications on behalf of foreign nationals. What are E-1 and E-2 visas? The United States has visa programs in place to promote trade and investment between nations with good relations. Individuals and even companies in countries that have treaties in the United States can obtain a treaty visa, which are called E-visas. These visas allow nationals of other countries to live and work in the United States. The two types of E-visas include the E-1 treaty trader visa and the E-2 treaty investor visa. The E-1…
  • Rooted in America – Who are the Undocumented Immigrants in America?

    Scott McVarish
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Undocumented immigrants face numerous hardships and roadblocks on the road to becoming legal permanent residents in the U.S. From making unquantifiable sacrifices in the hopes of creating a better life to constant fear or rejection, thousands of undocumented individuals struggle with incredible challenges and setbacks every day in the pursuit of the American dream. But who are these people who live, work, and study in the U.S. without authorization? The America Immigration Council created the following infographic to help shed light on the millions of ways that undocumented immigrants…
  • Angel Investors Investing into EB-5

    Scott McVarish
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Angel investors are individuals who provide financial support for business startups in exchange for ownership equity or shares in the company stock. Business angels are known for giving new companies an opportunity to expand and succeed. A successful angel investment will not only result in business growth for the company, but also in financial gain for the investor. If the investment is of the right amount and it directly or indirectly results in the creation of full-time positions at the company, the investor may be able to file for a visa to live and work in the United States. The EB-5…
 
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