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  • AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF US CITIZENS

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

    The Asylumist
    Jason Dzubow
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
                        These days, I feel a bit like a broken record: Delay, delay, delay. It’s all I seem to write about (and what I spend much of my work day dealing with). But it is the big issue with asylum cases, both in the Asylum Office and the Immigration Court, and so it is on everyone’s mind. Today I want to talk about delay at the Asylum Office and what can be done about it. Yipee! Asylum cases filed during the Jurassic period are now being interviewed. Most recently,…
  • H-1B Visa Season 2015 Arrives

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

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    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    From Matthew L. Kolken's  appearance on MSNBC's The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart: "José Díaz-Balart talks with immigration attorney Matthew Kolken about the fallout from the continuing legal limbo surrounding the president’s immigration actions."
  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

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    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
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  • Matthew Kolken on MSNBC's The Rundown

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

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

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

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

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

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
 
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
 
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
 
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  • Born through a mid-wife...came back to Mexico...need help!

    amart1385
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Good afternoon everyone. im new to the forum and had a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I am currently living in Mexico but I lived my whole life in the states believing to be a US Citizen. It wasnt until i got married and tried to petition for my wife (who is Mexican) that i realized i was born through a mid-wife and that my documents were not real. I spoke to several attorneys and none could really help me out. Some of the attorneys gave me the advise to go back to Mexico and try to do things the right way and not continue to lie to the government by continuing to use my…
  • Marriage Fraud and Deportation: How To?

    Gar
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I am a victim of what is perhaps the longest green card marriage fraud ever. My spouse, an Asian woman, * Wouldn't change her last name * Wouldn't let me meet her family * Maintained relationships outside the marriage whom I never seemed to meet * Lying, secrecy, private texting, etc * Psychotic behavior in the house * Facebook and Twitter do not say that she is married * Travels alone a lot * Only shared a bank account to get past the first INS test, with only a small portion of money ($3500), and for only a few months! I know that it is fraud because she moved out just a few weeks after…
  • Just got married... Happy but need help :)

    methold
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Hi everyone, Just found out about this forum and realy cool that everyone is trying to help each other. I read some Threads but everyone has a different case so i wanted to be sure about my case. In my situation: - I'm 27 years old and a turkish citizen. - I have a really clean and good background. (Was born in Germany, speak 3 languages, have my bachelor and masters, worked as a teacher for more then 5 years etc.) - Came on Dec 16th 2014 with a B1/B2 tourist Visa to the US. - I did a same sex marriage on Feb 18th 2015. - My Husband is a US Citizen. - We live in NYC. - It is not a fake…
  • father's rights

    jeni0412
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hello I'm wondering about father's rights on imagration . we were not married and didnt register as my 9yr olds dad until 2years after he was born. I know the law changed in may 2006 but not clear on what rights he actually holds over my son. If it does go to court do I stand any chance considering that with his work he only sees him 1week a month on average . I have a home, school, finances , family support and a fiance all set up on the other side. Can he put a stop to all this ?
  • Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw .

    Tanniyakapoor
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Why are there so many Americans daily on the immigrations field of Discuss.ilw and so few UK questions?
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  • From the Bookshelves: Karen Leonard, Making Ethnic Choices

    Immigration Prof
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Making Ethnic Choices, which is a 1994 book written by Professor Karen Isaksen Leonard (UC Irvine, Anthropology), examines the legal, social, cultural and political factors that led to marriages between Punjabi men and Mexican women in the early 20th century....
  • ABC's New TV Show "American Crime," Race and Immigration

    Immigration Prof
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    ABC has a new TV show, "American Crime," that will begin airing tonight. The show revolves around the murder of a war veteran and attempted murder of his wife, the victims' families and the suspects and their families. Created by...
  • Homeless Man Killed by LA Police Thought to Be Immigrant from Cameroon

    Immigration Prof
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    As the Los Angeles Times reports, the Los Angeles Police Department earlier this week killed -- in an incident caught on videotape -- a homeless person who is believed to be an immigrant from Cameroon and also believed to have...
  • Immigration Article of the Day: The Failure of Immigration Appeals by David Hausman

    Immigration Prof
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    The Failure of Immigration Appeals by David Hausman Stanford University, School of Law, Student February 18, 2015 Abstract: Within the same immigration court, some immigration judges are up to three times more likely than their colleagues to order immigrants deported....
  • Birth Tourism in the News

    Immigration Prof
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    In the story that is making the national news, the Los Angeles Times reports on what restrictionists will no doubt characterize as the latest episode of the alleged abuse of the American rule of birthright citizenship. The Times reports that...
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  • House Judiciary Considers Same Costly, Enforcement-Only ‘Reform’

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    The House Judiciary Committee devoted two days this week to the markup of three enforcement-only immigration bills. The legislation would strip much-needed protections from an already vulnerable population–including children and asylum seekers–impact the agriculture industry, place burdensome requirements on small business owners, and cost the American taxpayer a lot of money. The Legal Workforce Act, introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), would make E-verify mandatory for all employers, something that would prove problematic for small businesses and the agriculture industry. This bill,…
  • Groups Recommend How the White House Could Boost Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Paul McDaniel
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners contribute to local economies, often forming the backbone of neighborhoods. As part of his November announcement on immigration executive action, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that creates a White House Task Force on New Americans to explore ways to strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration. The task force will engage with community, business, and faith leaders, as well as state and local elected officials, to “help determine additional steps the Federal Government can take to ensure its programs and policies…
  • House Funds Homeland Security Through September

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The House voted to approve a measure Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, the rest of the fiscal year. The bill, which originally passed the Senate on Friday, is a “clean” funding bill without any amendments attempting to defund President Obama’s executive actions. The House vote was 257-167, with only Republicans voting against the measure. The House passed a one-week funding bill last Friday to give them time to see if the Senate would go to conference to consider the differences between the two chambers’ DHS funding measures, but the Senate…
  • Potential Presidential Candidates Fail to Offer Immigration Solutions at CPAC

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Most Americans want immigration reform. President Obama’s executive actions took temporary steps to provide relief for millions of undocumented immigrants who have spent years here, but it is up to Congress to pass legislation that would comprehensively improve the immigration system. According to a February poll from Public Religion Research Institute, nearly three-quarters of Americans polled said that “Republicans in Congress should prioritize passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation over legislation that would overturn Obama’s immigration policies.” But if you listened…
  • Executive Actions Provides Certain H-4 Spouses Work Authorization

    Leslie Dellon
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    As part of the package of executive actions announced in November 2014, the secretary of Homeland Security directed the immigration agencies to implement new policies and regulations intended to support U.S. high-skilled businesses and workers. Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the first of these new regulations: effective May 26, 2015, spouses of certain highly-skilled workers in H-1B status will be able to apply for employment authorization. This is a welcome change, as this regulation will support efforts to grow the American economy and help retain…
 
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  • The DHS Funding Fight: Pragmatism, Principle, and Empty Words

    Dan Cadman
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Abraham Lincoln is without doubt among the best and wisest of our chief executives (many of whom have been mediocre, if truth be told), and almost certainly the greatest Republican president. read more
  • Safe Policing = Knowing Everything You Can About the Subject in Front of You

    Dan Cadman
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    A friend and former colleague has brought to my attention a report recently released by a presidential policing "task force". It is called "Interim Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing". read more
  • CPAC Cancels Educational Session on Immigration History

    Kausha Luna
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Last week conservatives gathered outside Washington, D.C., for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In addition to speakers taking the main stage, the convention also included a plethora of break-out sessions. The subjects of these sessions varied greatly, ranging from media training to the interaction of democracy and Islam. read more
  • Obama's Executive Amnesty Unites Conservative Gathering

    Katherine Telford
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Republican Party has taken heat lately for lack of unity surrounding illegal immigration. Last week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) established there is one thing Republicans can agree on: defunding Obama's executive amnesty. An overwhelming 77 percent of attendees agreed Congress must act to defund the president's actions. read more
  • Courting Contempt: Administration Considers Circumventing TRO Enjoining Executive Action

    Dan Cadman
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    According to an article this week in The Hill, "A top House Democrat said Wednesday that President Obama is eying a partial launch of his new deportation-relief programs, despite a federal court's recent decision to block them. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said the administration is weighing whether it has the authority to initiate the executive actions in the states not involved in a lawsuit against them." read more
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  • The Difference Between a Global Business Visa and a Global Work Permit

    Gabrielle Gottfried
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Difference Between a Global Business Visa and a Global Work Permit Whether you’re an aspiring international fashion designer, attending a business summit overseas, or a company sending an employee overseas for a work project, knowing which visa is needed can be hard to figure out. Two common visas for doing business outside of the country are the global business visa and the global work permit, determining which one is needed, is the tricky part. What is the Difference between a Work Permit and a Business Visa? The fundamental difference between a global business visa and a global work…
  • How to Get a U.S. Green Card for a Spouse from Inside the U.S.

    Aneesah Ali
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If your spouse is currently inside the U.S., you may be considering sponsoring your spouse for a Green Card. Applying for a U.S. Green Card for a spouse from inside the U.S. is a complicated process. There are lots of forms and documents that need to be filed. Here is what you need to know: Qualifications: You are the spouse of a U.S. citizen or your priority date is current. Your spouse must have entered the U.S. legally. You must meet the financial requirements established by USCIS. How the Process Works: You must complete all required forms for the Green Card process and provided all…
  • Employment Based Green Card Tip: Determining Your Employment based Green Card Category

    Aneesah Ali
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    If you are a foreign national working or planning to work in the United States, you may be eligible to apply for or be sponsored by your employer for an employment-based Green Card. Per year, a maximum of 140,000 immigrants are granted employed-based Green Cards. Employment-based Green Cards are divided into five Green Card categories, each having its own specific requirements and processing times. Employment-Based Green Card Categories EB-1 EB-1 beneficiaries have the highest preference category, which means they also generally have a “current” priority date and fast processing time.
  • Five Questions to Expect at the Interview for a Marriage Based Green Card

    Aneesah Ali
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    A primary purpose of the marriage based Green Card interview is to determine the legitimacy of your marriage. You will be asked a series of questions. Prior to interview, please review the information you submitted; the immigration officer may base a few questions from that information. Here are five questions to expect at your interview for a marriage based Green Card: How did you and your spouse meet? Give a detailed description of how you met. Specify if you met online, in person, through a friend, etc. What do the two of you have in common? Here, discuss what interests, perspectives, and…
  • Alternatives to Affidavit of Support Income Requirements

    Aneesah Ali
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    If you are sponsoring a Green Card or fiancé visa, there are income requirements you must meet for the affidavit of support. To determine if your income qualifies, refer to the federal poverty guideline chart. If you do not meet the income requirements for the affidavit of support, you may be able to use assets to meet the income requirements. Requirements for an Eligible Asset The asset must be able to be converted into cash within one year and in doing so, not cause financial hardship to the owner of the asset. The value of the assets is determined by the sale price as opposed to purchased…
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  • My Asylum Case Is Delayed; What Can I Do?

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

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

    Jason Dzubow
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
                        I’ve written quite a bit in these pages about the backlog at the Asylum Offices, but today I want to focus on another backlog–in the Immigration Courts–and what can be done to improve the situation. The Court backlog has been a bit off my radar; I suppose because the Immigration Courts have always been slow, and so delay in that realm was the norm. But the fact is, the delays in Court have gotten worse. My furthest case is currently set for March 2019. I…
  • USCIS Errors Compound Asylum Applicant Woes

    Jason Dzubow
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
                        “Bye, Mommy, I’ll see you in high school.” I’ve written about the “backlog” a number of times. Essentially, as a result of large numbers of Central American youths arriving at our Southern border and seeking asylum, the system was overwhelmed and—though it didn’t exactly grind to a halt—there have been major delays for many applicants. The “surge,” as it is known, was not USCIS’s fault and, in fact, USCIS has worked hard to continue…
  • Lessons Learned from Cases Lost

    Jason Dzubow
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
                        They say that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In that spirit, I’d like to discuss some asylum cases that I’ve lost (or at least that were referred by the Asylum Office to the Immigration Court) and why the cases were not successful. Remember: You can’t spell “client” without “lie.” I am prompted to write about this topic by a recent, unpleasant experience at the Asylum Office. My client was an Iraqi man…
 
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  • Louisiana Offers Immigrants “Gateway of America”

    Romona Paden
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Although its immigrant population is relatively small compared to its other regional neighbors, Louisiana’s culture and heritage are shaped by diverse groups of immigrant. With a range from Acadians (Cajuns), Creoles, and French settlers to the Irish, Germans, Chinese, Africans, Haitians, and Canary Islanders who followed, immigrants settling in the “Gateway of America” at the Port of New Orleans have planted a hefty footprint in Louisiana’s economy and cultural heritage. Despite the notable immigrant influence in the state, reported numbers attributed to the Pew Hispanic Center…
  • Central America Immigrant Influx Causes Court Delays

    Romona Paden
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    The surge of Central American immigrants that began last summer has resulted in long delays for immigrants with legalization cases working through U.S. immigration courts. When Maximiano Vazquez-Guevarra, 34, recently won his appeal to become a legal permanent resident, the Mexican national still had to make one final appearance in front of an immigration judge in Denver. But as the Department of Justice (DOJ) prioritized Central American immigrants—primarily comprised on mothers with children and unaccompanied minors– on federal court dockets, Vazquez and others like him who…
  • Integration, Support Mechanisms Key to Immigration Success

    Romona Paden
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Innovation and growth fostered by a vibrant immigration system fueled the president’s formation of a task force that’s focused on integration and support mechanisms. One of the immigration initiatives President Obama discussed in his November 2014 announcement—the White House Task Force on New Americans—is rooted in the longstanding recognition of immigration as a crucial underpinning of thriving cultures and economies. By identifying key factors in maintaining vibrant immigration patterns, the task force is intended to drive immigrant success. Focusing on “civic, economic and…
  • Expanded Reform Measures Face Federal Court Battle

    Romona Paden
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    President Obama and his administration are challenging the injunction on the implementation of expanded immigration reform measures, due to go into effect in mid-February. While long-awaited programs intended to expand immigration reform, efforts had been expected to get underway in mid-February, a federal judge in Texas has blocked implementation of President Obama’s expanded DACA program. As a means of countering the injunction, officials within the administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) are seeking an emergency court order to let the expanded reform move forward. Responding…
  • Federal Order Stalls Reform Process

    Romona Paden
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Just one day before USCIS was to begin accepting applications for the president’s expanded DACA proposal put forth last fall, a federal judge ordered a halt to the programs. A federal judge’s last-minute order to halt President Obama’s immigration reform programs has delayed the application process that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits and deportation protection beginning on February 18. The judge’s ruling, issued on February 16, comes in response to a 26-state challenge to the president’s November executive order on immigration reform. In the…
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  • House passes security funding without immigration provisions

    Romona Paden
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    In a landmark victory for advocates of immigration reform everywhere, the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the entire fiscal year, according to Reuters. This news comes at an incredibly pivotal moment for immigration reform, as the current amount of funding available for the agency to continue processing applications for deferred deportation was set to expire by midnight on Friday, March 6, 2015. While the bill has not yet been signed into law, President Barack Obama has backed it throughout its legislative journey and…
  • Immigration rally underscores reform support

    Romona Paden
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    As the conversation regarding comprehensive immigration reform continues to heat up, rallies supporting the initiative are becoming more common. This was the case on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Apopka, Florida, where Bright House News reports that nearly 300 individuals came out to show their support for President Barack Obama's recent executive order on immigration. Among the crowd were undocumented immigrants, residents of the Florida town, politicians and advocates of comprehensive immigration reform. The group met at the Hope Community Center in downtown Apopka and held a peaceful…
  • In Miami, Obama makes comments on progress of immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    President Barack Obama recently visited Miami, Florida, where he addressed nearly 300 individuals on the current state of his comprehensive immigration reform initiatives. The discussion, which The New York Times reports took place at Florida International University, provided a sounding board for the president to answer questions from members of the nation concerned about the process for gaining American citizenship. While the discussion focused primarily on frustrations surrounding Republican efforts to block the reform movement, Obama's comments covered a wide array of…
  • Prep

    Romona Paden
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Hay varios tipos de entrevistas en el sistema migratorio de Estados Unidos que dependen del trámite que realices. Cada una contempla preguntas muy particulares por lo que debes preparar documentos muy específicos para cada una. Sin embargo, puedes seguir los siguientes consejos para preparar una entrevista de inmigración exitosa: Consejo 1. Asiste a tiempo a tu entrevista No hay razón para que no asistas a tiempo a tu entrevista ya que las citas se agendan con varios días de antelación. Los oficiales de inmigración suelen estar bastante…
  • Nuevo formato para la Acci

    Romona Paden
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Antes ya hemos hablado sobre la Acción Diferida (DACA), una nueva política que busca ayudar a que aquellos que llegaron a los Estados Unidos sin permiso cuando eran niños logren continuar su vida en el país. En esta ocasión te hablaré sobre el Formato I-821D que sirve para solicitar por primera vez la DACA o renovarla cuando está por expirar. ¿Quiénes usarán el Formato I-821D? El Formato I-821D lo puedes usar si cumples con todos los requisitos necesarios y buscas ser beneficiario de la Acción Diferida por primera…
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  • Amicus Briefs Give Immigrants a Friend in Court

    Romona Paden
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    When questions surrounding immigration make their way into courtrooms, advocates of foreign-born residents work to sway the judiciary by filing amicus briefs. As the flux surrounding immigration continues, policies affecting foreign-born residents are being hashed out in the nation’s courtrooms where legality is measured. Taking advantage of the format, immigration advocates make sure their voices […]
  • Advocates Ramp Up Outreach Efforts Toward Asian Immigrants

    Romona Paden
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:29 pm
    A significant disparity exists between the Asian and Hispanic immigrant communities in terms of the demographic makeup of those taking advantage of deportation relief through DACA. While common stereotypes cast Asian nationals as among the nation’s most successful immigrants, those who are undocumented within the demographic have been slow to take advantage of deportation relief. While the […]
  • DACA Expansion to Begin February 18

    Romona Paden
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    President Obama’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will take the first steps toward implementation on February 18 when the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) begins accepting applications for the program, announced in the fall of 2014. The expanded program extends deportation relief and work authorization to a wider […]
  • Arizona Begins to Shake Hostile Image

    Romona Paden
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    When legislators in Arizona passed the so-called “Show Me Your Papers” law in April 2010, Latino activists and their supporters responded by calling for a boycott. Since the passage of that bill, the political climate for immigration reform has improved, making the policy seem behind the times. While some estimates put lost revenue from the […]
  • Silicon Valley Clamoring for H-1B Visa Hike

    Romona Paden
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    As Silicon Valley continues to revolutionize the way we live, work and play through technology, talented computer programmers are among the hottest commodities to businesses in the high-tech sector. In order to keep the revolution humming along, executives are pushing to gain access to a larger pool of the most talented programmers in the world through support […]
 
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    Sachin Raval
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
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  • H4 EAD Starting May 26, 2015

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

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

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

    Sachin Raval
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01SEP05 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 22DEC03 China   Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15MAR10 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP11   Click here for the Visa Bulletin
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  • Singapore world’s most expensive city

    Alex Braham
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The world’s most expensive city to live in is Singapore, according to The Economist research sector the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It is the second successive year that the Southeast Asian city has been named the most expensive city, with public transport said to be three times as costly as it is in New York. It was also the... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • British retirees keen to emigrate, financial vehicles encouraging move

    Alex Braham
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    An increasing number of British retirees are considering moving abroad, with overseas pension schemes proving popular. Some 59 per cent of Brits in the 50-plus age group are now thinking about relocating abroad when they retire compared to 49 per cent in 2013, according to a survey carried out by multi-national company DeVere, which said... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • British expats better paid and healthier, work longer hours

    Andy Scott
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One in 10 highly-skilled UK citizens now live overseas as the brain drain from the country continues to rise, revealed research from University College London (UCL). The research showed that around 4.7 million Brits now resided abroad, with the US, Canada and Australia the three most popular destinations, followed by New Zealand, Ireland... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Nez Zealand annual migration rises to record high

    Alex Braham
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Zealand’s yearly net migration hit a record high in January as fewer Kiwis headed for Australia, while the number of Indian students arriving continued to rise. The net migration of new arrivals increased from 4,100 in December to 5,500 in January on the back of two months of falling numbers. Meanwhile, the annual net inflow to the... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Mexican authorities arrest 54 illegal migrants

    Paul Fenrich
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Authorities in Mexico detained 54 people from Central America, Cuba and Sri Lanka who were travelling in cramped conditions in the back of a cargo truck, announced the Mexican National Migration Institute (INM). The illegal migrants were discovered during a routine control inspection in the city of Piedras Negras in the state of Coahuila.... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
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  • Мой работодатель плохо относиться ко мне, a у меня нет легального статуса. Что я могу сделать?

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

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

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

    ashautsova
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    New Rule on Notices From USCIS  effective 01/27/2015 Author: New York Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova United States Citizenship and Immigration Services  published its new rule on notices USCIS issues to applicants and petitions.  Notices are extremely important: they confirm the receipt of an application or petition; valid status in the US or a date for an interview. Currently, the notices are sent  to an applicant or petitioner and a copy is sent to an attorney of record.  USCIS now clarifies its rules in that: ” First, USCIS will clarify that it will send notices only to…
  • Mexican Consulate to Issue Copies of Birth Certificates

    ashautsova
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
      Mexican Consulate to Issue Copies of Birth Certificates Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova   The Mexican government announced that starting today, Mexican consulates in the U.S. will issue copies of birth certificates registered in Mexico. To obtain certified copies, Mexican nationals should visit the nearest consulate, present an official proof of identity, fill out an application and pay a fee of $13 per certified copy, and, if they have it, provide their Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP). This new initiative should be very helpful to thousands…
 
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  • H-1B Visa Season 2015 Arrives

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

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

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

    Henry Lim
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    How can immigrant investors help our Central Florida community grow? Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim answers your questions about Targeted Employment Areas, regional centers, and immigrant investor programs. International investors can revitalize a region by creating new enterprises and new jobs. However, because immigration law requires certain specific job creation benchmarks for individual investors, many investors choose to pursue opportunities through regional centers instead. Regional centers exist to strategically pool investments for large-scale development projects. They have…
  • One Year of Pride in Immigration Equality

    Henry Lim
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    In October 2014, Orlando celebrated another exciting Come Out with Pride week. Downtown Orlando exploded with color and music as thousands enjoyed the events, culminating in Saturday’s Pride Parade. As a member of the Metropolitan Business Association, Orlando’s LGBT chamber of commerce, Lim & Associates celebrated alongside other gay and straight allies. As an Orlando immigration law firm, we particularly take Pride in celebrating 2014 as the first year same-sex couples enjoyed the same federal immigration benefits as heterosexual couples. Since the Supreme Court struck down Section…
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  • General Tips for Preparing USCIS Immigration Forms

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

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

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

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

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

  • Walker No Longer Believes in Immigration Amnesty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Robert Virasin
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    The United States’ Employment-based immigration is based on a quota and preference system. Annually, there are 140,000 available employment immigrant visa available per year. These immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. These preference categories are Priority Workers (28.6%), Advance Degree Professionals and Exceptionally Ability Aliens (28.6%), Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (28.6%), […]
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  • Mexican Consulates Begins Issuing Birth Certificates

    Scott McVarish
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In a move that has many foreign nationals living in Southern California excited, the Mexican government has begun issuing birth certificates through its 50 consulates based in the United States. The goal is to provide immigrants residing in the country a chance to safely apply for work permits and driver’s licenses. It may even assist them in avoiding deportation by helping them apply through President Obama’s recent executive action. As reported by ABC 7, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jose Antonio Meade sees this as a real opportunity to benefit Mexican citizens and their…
  • The Importance of Telling a Story

    Scott McVarish
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    As attorneys, we are intently focused on the law and legal procedures. After all, failing to follow these could result in our disbarment. But we must remember that each of our cases begins with a person. And each person has a story, and this story, more often than not, is helpful for the case. A client’s story, told appropriately, brings the law to life. It reminds us why we chose to become lawyers, but it also helps us win cases. It is true that immigration officers have exceptionally limited time to adjudicate a case. But nonetheless, during that limited time, the officers would like to…
  • Attorney Scott McVarish Signs Service Agreement with Ecuadorian Consulate

    Scott McVarish
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    On Thursday January 15, 2015, the general consul of Ecuador, Diego Jaramillo, and Attorney Scott McVarish from the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. signed an agreement in which the two organizations will join efforts to help the Ecuadorian community. As the new official immigration legal counsel for the Ecuadorian Consulate, the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. will serve clients throughout the Pacific coast, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Mr. McVarish has had an ongoing relationship with the Ecuadorian Consulate, providing…
  • Why Are Our EB-5 Cases Successful?

    Scott McVarish
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The job of an EB-5 attorney is often misunderstood.  An EB-5 attorney is not a business attorney.  She is not a securities attorney. She is not a business plan writer or an HR consultant. Yet, a good EB-5 attorney must be proactively engaged with each of these issues. We were recently retained by an investor who started a business in the U.S. and filed the initial EB-5 petition I-526.  The investor’s due diligence revealed that his prior attorney failed to present the I-526 required evidence to USCIS. Upon our review of the I-526 petition filed, several other red flags were spotted. The…
  • California DMV Processes Driver’s Licenses for Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants

    Scott McVarish
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    According to a report by Public Radio International, on January 2, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices throughout the state of California processed thousands of driver’s license applications from undocumented immigrants. At peak hours, lines extended for hundreds of people, and in some locations, even wrapped around whole plazas. It is projected that approximately 1.4 million immigrants will apply for licenses over the next three years thanks to Assembly Bill 60, which went into effect at the beginning of 2015. In preparation for this surge of applications, the agency has opened new…
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  • Anti Immigration Proposals

    Paul
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There are many Americans who believe that immigration is not a good thing for the United States. While this may be an unfortunate position (it can often fall into various traps of unnecessary isolationism, racism and historical misperception) it still exists. People who believe that immigration is bad for the country cite many reasons. Many of those reasons are poorly supported. Some claim that the economy will be poorly impacted by immigration, but in the past, periods of great immigration have caused enormous amounts of economic growth. Others claim that illegal immigrants are by nature…
  • The 2015 Federal Budget and Immigration Reform

    Paul
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The federal budget of the United States is often used to achieve certain political goals of Senators and Congressmen and this year is no exception. However, one of the big items up for leverage this budget season is immigration reform. Democrats are largely arguing to keep the issue of immigration reform out of the budget, specifically, they want to pass a budget that does not have any of the GOP’s ideas for immigration reform in it. Republicans have mostly viewed President Obama’s recent immigration reform related executive actions as an attempt to rule by fiat, or to create laws where…
  • DACA and DAPA Delayed by Court Decision

    Paul
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    The expanded rules for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) have been temporarily delayed by a federal court’s injunction on February 16, 2015. The injunction was filed by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Brownsville, Texas Federal District Court and has effectively stalled the new DACA and DAPA rules for now. The Obama administration and Department of Homeland Security have said that they will appeal this ruling, but in the meantime the only thing that they may be able to do is ask for an emergency motion of stay which will allow…
  • Is Strengthening Borders the Solution to Immigration Reform?

    Paul
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    Immigration reform is always a contentious issue and is only made more difficult when certain concepts become associated with U.S. political parties. It is generally accepted that more conservative politicians opt for border control, which is a political buzzword that equates to stopping Mexican immigrants from ever entering the country in the first place. Liberal thinkers generally ascribe to some sort of legalization scheme, which allows for easier pathways to immigration so it’s harder for people to become illegal. Many people think that border control is the answer because of slightly…
  • Immigration Backlog Compounds

    Paul
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    The backlog in immigration cases within the United States is well-known and extensive, but recent issues may lead to the lines for immigrants getting longer. Already established backlogs, the influx of of children seeking asylum over the summer of 2014 and the new DACA and DAPA programs will all contribute to immigration applications taking longer to adjudicate. Additionally, it has been the policy of the U.S. federal government over the past decade to increase border security and pursue deportations and removals at greater rates than in previous U.S. history. This, combined with a…
 
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