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  • Steve King predicts executive action would lead to impeachment

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    Romona Paden
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, made a bold statement on Saturday regarding President Barack Obama's potential use of executive action in relation to the immigration crisis. Effectively, King stated that if Obama chooses to use his executive authority to force comprehensive immigration reform into law, that House Republicans would bring impeachment trials before him. King's objection seems to actually have little to do with potential reform of the immigration process and more to do with the undocumented immigrants already residing in America. While there have been varied and…
  • Here’s What Happened After The Senate Passed Immigration Reform…

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

    ICE Breaking News
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Child predators come from all walks of life and citizens everywhere must be vigilant as these threats aren't always easily seen
  • Unlawful Presence Bar Can Be Served In the US

    Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer
    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…
  • Iowa man sentenced to 14 years in prison for possessing child pornography

    ICE Breaking News
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Arleigh Joe Esqueda, 35, of Newton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charge and received an immediate sentence on one count of knowingly possessing child pornography that included images of prepubescent children under 12.
 
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  • 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…
  • FIFTH NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY APPROVED DESPITE CONVICTION

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

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

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

    14 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a dual Canadian and Mexican citizen who resides with his family in Mexico.  He is self-employed as a farmer.  Twenty years ago, he was convicted in the United States of a drug trafficking offense which bars him from entering the United States for life.  Following his conviction and imprisonment, he was deported from the United States.  Our client needs to enter the United States to purchase farming equipment and supplies to operate his farm.  His conviction prevented him from entering the US to do so.   We were retained five years ago to solve his…
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  • Federale's Immigrants Of the Day: Hadi Jaber and Ali Jaber

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    federale86
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Muslim, Immigrant, Food Stamp Fraudster http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ne...tamp-sc/ngm2c/
  • immigration question

    Texans Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I submitted a I130 for my husband who came illegal back in 2001. I did not sent joint taxes, checking account info, nor pictures. .. I received a g56 call in letter appt... what does this mean?
  • Immigration Identity Survey $50

    istrama
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hello, Are you interested in participating in a study about immigration? I am a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, Massachusetts. I am currently conducting a study as part of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology and am writing to ask for your assistance with this research. The purpose of this study is to explore how individuals who immigrate to the United States as children perceive their ethnic identity and social class status, and to investigate the relationship of these two variables. You are eligible to participate in this…
  • K1 visa, did not marry petitioner. Married USC, ready to file VAWA

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

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

    Walter Ewing
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    As the Obama administration struggles to fashion a humane yet practical response to the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America, the president’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with the situation is becoming entangled with the fate of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. More precisely, a number of lawmakers—including some Democrats—are demanding that, in exchange for allocating additional funding, they should amend the TVPRA so that children from Central America are treated the same way as children from Mexico. That change would…
  • White House Considering Plans to Expand Temporary Legal Status for More Immigrants

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the White House is moving forward on plans to expand deportation relief through executive action to roughly 5 million immigrants of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The plans could offer immigrants temporary legal status, similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Officials told the paper that there are two options being considered: One option would allow immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens to apply for temporary legal status which would let them work legally in the U.S. Because children born in…
  • Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

    Guillermo Cantor
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    More often than not, anti-immigrant groups use their hateful rhetoric to blame immigrants for all of our nation’s ills. On a regular basis, restrictionist groups release reports that portray immigrants as criminals, terrorists, a threat to American workers, an economic and fiscal burden, or an obstacle to national unity, to mention just a few. The latest attack comes in the form of rumors claiming that the rise in the number of unaccompanied children from Central America is destined to result in a public health crisis. In other words, according to these unfounded rumors, these highly…
  • Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials increasingly seem to be coming to the conclusion that honoring detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which ask officers to hold people for 48 hours past when the person would have been released, are not worth the risk. “Very simply, it’s a violation of the 4th Amendment,” said Nevada attorney Jerry Stuchiner, a former…
  • House and Senate Face Stalemate over Proposals to Fund Border Challenges

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Members in the House and Senate are offering competing proposals to address humanitarian needs as child migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone, but it could be difficult to reconcile the two plans before the August recess. The Obama administration requested $3.7 billion in additional funding earlier this month. If Congress fails to pass the additional funding, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would run out of money in August, and Customs and Border Protection would run out in mid-September. “Doing nothing in Congress is not…
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  • Reaction to Senator Mikulski’s Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released a draft of a bill that would address the humanitarian crisis on the border. The Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill would set aside $2.7 billion to fund more immigration judges, legal representation for children, efforts to address the root causes of migration from Central America, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to care for the unaccompanied children. After the release of the draft, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration…
  • House Working Group Releases Recommendations on Unaccompanied Minors

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, the House Working Group Speaker John Boehner formed to craft a response to the ongoing border crisis released its recommendations. The group’s 12 policy recommendations include amending the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008, deploying the National Guard to the southern border and establishing a commission to gauge progress on border security. None of the recommendations addresses additional funding to help agencies care for and process migrants. The full list of recommendations is available here. Ali Noorani, Executive…
  • President Obama Signs Workforce Development Bill into Law

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

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

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

    David North
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    It is rarely if ever discussed, but the current surge out of Central America, and into Southern Texas, is a wonderful development for some very powerful people — Central America's oligarchs. Think of the alternatives: the understandably unhappy majority of these countries, instead of spending time, money, and emotional energy on the risky emigration of their relatives, might otherwise be using those resources for: read more
  • Responding to George Will's 'Welcome to America' Proposal

    Jerry Kammer
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    In the mid-1990s, when the collapse of the Mexican economy produced a wave of illegal immigration to Arizona, I did volunteer work at a Phoenix school that was struggling to meet the needs of a few hundred Mexican children who spoke only Spanish. Even as I sought to help ease the transition for both sides, I thought it would be better for everyone if the influx subsided. That explains my contradictory reactions of appreciation for and disagreement with George Will' s open-arms pronouncement on "Fox New Sunday" regarding Central Americans streaming across the Mexican border into Texas. It is…
  • Suggestion to the Border Patrol: Check Out the Gaza Tunnels

    David North
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Here's an urgent suggestion to the Border Patrol: Send some of your specialists and maybe the Sector Chief at Nogales to Israel immediately to check out the tunnels from Gaza that are, at this writing, controlled by the Israeli military. Whatever one may think of the latest conflict in the Middle East, it is clear that the Israeli military has in its possession a world-class collection of the latest in terrorist tunneling technology, and the Border Patrol should look at it in detail. read more
  • The President's Dereliction of His Basic Governing Responsibilities

    Stanley Renshon
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: — "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." — United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 read more
  • Hondurans Denounce Their Own Government for Corruption, Indifference

    Jerry Kammer
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    The website of Honduran newspaper La Tribuna received a remarkable series of readers' comments to its June 18 story about demands from the Honduran Human Rights Commissioner that the United States guarantee the rights of Hondurans who were fleeing to the United States to seek asylum there. The readers expressed anger at the Honduran government, accusing them of corruption, incompetence, and indifference to the suffering of the people who decide to leave the country. Here are excerpts. read more
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  • The VISANOW SHRM 2014 Wrap-Up

    Jake VanKersen
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Last month, HR professionals from all over the country came to Orlando for the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition. This event is a chance for HR Professionals to keep up to date with the latest news and best practices for human resource management. This is why VISANOW was in attendance at SHRM 2014. “We’ll Surprise You” at SHRM 2014 Our message this year was “we’ll surprise you.” We wanted to let HR professionals know that when they use VISANOW, they will be (pleasantly) surprised by: How fast we can get them their visa. How easy we’ve made…
  • The VISANOW Sales Team “Restarts” at iO Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Romona Paden
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Diminishing economic opportunity and demographic shifts are behind a stark decline in Mexican immigration to the U.S. Although the country to the south of the border has been the birthplace of the largest wave of immigrants for the last 40 years, immigration from Mexico is now at a veritable standstill, according to Pew Hispanic Center government data analysis. Pew attributes a number of factors as contributors to the decline in Mexican immigration. Among these is the U.S. economy, which began to weaken in late 2007 and has since exhibited a shaky jobs and housing construction market.
  • Inversores inmigrantes buscan reforma

    Romona Paden
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Si bien los empresarios de todo el mundo ven con frecuencia a EE. UU. como el país ideal para poner en práctica las ideas comerciales, crece la demanda de una actualización de las leyes de inmigración para propietarios de empresas e inversores. Actualizar las leyes de las visas E2 de inversión por tratado, afirman los activistas, es necesario para que EE. UU. siga siendo una opción atractiva para inmigrantes empresarios. Las visas E2 se otorgan a propietarios de empresas e inversores que desean hacer negocios en EE. UU. a través de una empresa nueva o ya existente. Se exige que los…
  • Excepciones de tarifa de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia

    Romona Paden
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Es muy poco probable que el USCIS otorgue algún tipo de excepción en cuanto a las tarifas del programa DACA, pero existen muy raras circunstancias en las que puede otorgarse con los documentos adecuados. Usted deberá cumplir los requisitos extremadamente estrictos para obtener una exención, los que incluyen ser menor de 18 años y carecer de un hogar, encontrarse en un hogar de acogida, o que su familia esté precisamente desamparada. También podrá solicitar una exención si tiene una discapacidad grave o si está endeudado económicamente por facturas médicas. Para obtener una…
  • ¡Sepa cuándo se acepta su solicitud de Acción Diferida!

    Romona Paden
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Sé lo que usted está pensando. Está a punto de presentar su solicitud de la Acción Diferida y ya se imagina su futuro. La encarnación futura de usted se ve preocupada, gotas de sudor por el estrés aparecen en su frente, se está comiendo las uñas por la profunda ansiedad y se pregunta si su solicitud fue aceptada o no. La ansiedad crece hasta que apenas puede aguantarla y se ve a sí mismo encerrado en el sótano de su casa, con un gorro de papel aluminio: víctima de paranoia espontánea. Pero existe una solución. No debe encerrarse en un psiquiátrico, y puede hacer algo para…
  • Turks Find Opportunities in the U.S.

    Romona Paden
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Statue of Liberty: A common symbol of American immigration though it was constructed late in the 19th century. The 19th century saw a great deal of immigration from Turkey to the United States and although a large percentage of these immigrants returned to their native country, many did stay. Their motivation for moving to the U.S. from their home country, which stands straddling two continents and carries a 2,000 year-plus history, was largely to take advatage of educational and economic opportunities unavailable in their homeland. It’s estimated that fewer than 20 Turks per…
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  • Steve King predicts executive action would lead to impeachment

    Romona Paden
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, made a bold statement on Saturday regarding President Barack Obama's potential use of executive action in relation to the immigration crisis. Effectively, King stated that if Obama chooses to use his executive authority to force comprehensive immigration reform into law, that House Republicans would bring impeachment trials before him. King's objection seems to actually have little to do with potential reform of the immigration process and more to do with the undocumented immigrants already residing in America. While there have been varied and…
  • Portland nonprofit receives federal funding to house immigrant children

    Romona Paden
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    A Portland, Oregon-based facility, Morrison Child and Family Services, has received nearly $3.7 million in federal funding intended for use in providing unaccompanied immigrant children with housing and care. Morrison, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of traumatic events, has received this funding in installments across the 2014 fiscal year, with the most recent payout coming on July 11 and totaling $923,681, according to financial records from the Department of Health and Human Services. In total, Morrison will receive exactly $3,694,729 to aid unaccompanied immigrants in 2014.
  • Honduran president comments on unaccompanied child immigrants

    Romona Paden
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of Congress are scheduled to meet with several leaders from Central American countries this Friday, July 25, to discuss the immigration crisis. Chief among the conversational matters to be discussed during the meeting in Washington, D.C., is how to handle the massive influx of unaccompanied immigrant children. Since October 2013, over 52,000 children traveling without parents or guardians have been detained while attempting to cross the Southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico. One of the Central American leaders…
  • Sex trafficking law at the heart of immigration debate

    Romona Paden
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Advocates and opponents of immigration reform alike have found themselves centering recent debates on a law that was passed in 2008, during the administration of President George W. Bush. The law in question, known as the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, was designed to provide safety and protection to immigrants (predominantly children) who had experienced the horrors of sex trafficking. The reason for the current debate over the act, though, has little to do with sex trafficking. Current controversy focuses more on how the act categorizes and…
  • Massachusetts voters split on housing immigrant children

    Romona Paden
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    In a development that has mirrored national division regarding how to handle the recent influx of immigrant children, Massachusetts voters are split on Gov. Deval Patrick's proposition regarding housing the youths. Patrick announced last week that he would attempt to find housing for up to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children at military bases throughout the commonwealth. His announcement came on the heels of a plea made from the federal government to state officials to provide a response to the immigration crisis in the form of housing for these undocumented individuals. Patrick…
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  • 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 […]
  • United We Dream va por el sueño americano

    Romona Paden
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    El apoyo político a una sección de la población que no puede participar de las elecciones públicas no es una tarea fácil, pero es un desafío aceptado por una organización que comenzó a operar en las sombras y que recientemente ha empezado a demostrar su fuerza públicamente.  United We Dream, el resultado evolucionado de diversas […]
  • Green Card to Citizenship Timeline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kate Welch
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Thousands of medical doctors are feared to be planning to emigrate, according to the Medical Council responsible for issuing competence certificates. The crisis in the Irish health service seems to be escalating, with around 3,000 certificates of competence issues to practicing medical professionals over the last 19 months. Recently, the... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canada adds more occupations to priority list and expedites credential assessments.

    Kate Welch
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    In addition to plans to streamline the foreign credentials recognition process, Canada’s immigration authority has added 10 more occupations to its priority list of skilled jobs. Citizenship and Immigration minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development minister Jason Kenney together announced the changes. Applicants... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Survey shows expats in Oz get great property deals but outstrip citizens

    Kate Welch
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Australia is the all-time favourite for Britons on the emigration trail, especially as regards the real estate market. The latest Mercers’ cost of living survey reveals that immigrants arriving in Australia are getting a seriously good deal as regards property purchases, but are causing locals to be priced out of the market. As the rush... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • NZ government states no immigration rule changes in spite of migrant surge

    Kate Welch
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    In spite of a surge in the numbers of migrants entering the country, the New Zealand government has no plans to change immigration rules. New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Keys stated earlier this week that the country’s economy is growing steadily, with its labour market suffering severe skills shortages as a result. Unemployment is... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Study shows expat children successfully integrate into Spanish life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sham Marriages for Immigration on Rise in UK

    Tahir
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The United Kingdom (UK) Select committee of Commons Home Affairs was informed that number of sham marriages for the purpose of obtaining immigration are on rise. The Committee urged the prosecution proceedings against the offender of the immigration laws to close the easiest doorway to the UK residence. Chair of the Select committee of Commons Home Affairs Keith Vaz and other members strongly condemned the increase in the number of fraudulent marriages to gain entry into the UK. It is estimated that about 10,000 marriages used to obtain the UK residence each year are not genuine. Sham…
  • Undocumented immigrant minors missing immigration hearing

    Tahir
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    It has been recently reported that more undocumented immigrant minors are missing scheduled immigration hearings in the United States as they are in most cases free during the time period between the hearing and apprehension. One report noted 18 illegal immigrant children out of 2o did not show on the day of the hearing. Arrival of large number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US border from neighboring countries has become a major issue in the ongoing debate on immigration issues and Republicans are using it as excuse to defer immigration reforms. Dallas Morning News reported that 20…
  • Database glitch delays processing of US visas and passports

    Tahir
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Unites Citizens and foreign nationals are facing delays worldwide due to a glitch in State Department’s database that holds the information for issuing travel documents, US State Department official Marie Harf said on Wednesday July 24, 2014.  The official denied any malicious action behind the outage and said department is looking into root cause of the problem. Marie Harf, a US State Department spokeswoman said that the problem was found during the routine maintenance of the Consular database which keeps the records of all the travel documents issued by the department. The…
  • Jeb Bush urges Congress not to defer immigration reforms

    Tahir
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Jeb Bush has urged Congress not to defer immigration reforms by using the current border crisis as an excuse. Jeb Bush along with Clint Bolick wrote in Wall Street Journal that government should return the unaccompanied immigrant minors back to their countries. They asked both Republicans and Democrats to work on the immigration reforms collectively to avoid any disastrous result from Obama choosing to use executive powers to implement immigration reforms. “President Obama has promised to once again act unilaterally if Congress fails to take up immigration reform. Now is the time for…
  • Russia lures IT companies with relaxed work permit rules

    Tahir
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Russian government is trying to attract foreign IT companies to invest in Russia and bring in foreign employees by introducing lower tax rates and relaxed visa rules. Russia introduced a flat rate tax for international companies who establish their IT business in the country. Russia has also made it much easier to hire and bring in foreign IT professionals to work at businesses in the country. Russia approved new immigration rules this June that let the international IT companies bring in foreign IT professionals at wages comparatively lower than those of Russian professionals on three year…
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    US Immigration Reform

  • Rick Perry– Immigration Zero

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

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

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

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

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