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  • District Court Invalidates F-1 OPT STEM Extension, DHS Plans Next Steps

    VISANOW Global Immigration
    Patty Johnson
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    On August 12, the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the program granting 17-month extensions in F-1 Optional Practical Training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students was invalid, citing that the program failed to follow the proper enactment procedures. The F-1 OPT program allowed F-1 students who have majored in STEM fields to obtain an additional 17 months of OPT work authorization after graduation from their program, beyond the 12 months granted to F-1 students of all majors. The court recognizes that the immediate elimination of STEM…
  • Pew Research Center polls Americans on undocumented immigration

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    Romona Paden
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Pew Research Center investigated the attitudes of Americans regarding undocumented immigration. This move came particularly as the existence and fate of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S. is again a major political focus in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race. The survey, conducted in May, found 72 percent of Americans believe undocumented immigrants currently in the country should be able to stay here if they meet particular requirements. Other major proposals regarding immigration, particularly from Republican candidates, have also been examined by Pew in…
  • i've got a green card how can my family visit me ??

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    manth
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Hello everybody i would like to know if my family can come and visit me next year in 2016 and i would like to know as iam a permanent resident what can i do
  • i've got a green card how can my family visit me ??

    ILW.COM Discussion Board
    manth
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Hello everybody i would like to know if my family can come and visit me next year in 2016 and i would like to know as iam a permanent resident what can i do
  • News briefs from around the region 9/4

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    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Motorist: Strip search by Illinois trooper ‘insulting’ BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A black East St. Louis man pulled over by a white Illinois state trooper facing battery charges says he felt “disrespected” and “insulted” when the officer conducted a roadside strip search. Anthony Campbell testified Thursday as the trial of Corey Alberson began in Belleville. Alberson is accused of making “physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature” by pulling down Campbell’s pants during an East St. Louis traffic stop in April 2014. Campbell…
 
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  • News briefs from around the region 9/4

    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Motorist: Strip search by Illinois trooper ‘insulting’ BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A black East St. Louis man pulled over by a white Illinois state trooper facing battery charges says he felt “disrespected” and “insulted” when the officer conducted a roadside strip search. Anthony Campbell testified Thursday as the trial of Corey Alberson began in Belleville. Alberson is accused of making “physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature” by pulling down Campbell’s pants during an East St. Louis traffic stop in April 2014. Campbell…
  • Koster: New reports about Bridgeton Landfill troubling

    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:50 pm
    ST. LOUIS — New reports raise troubling concerns about the environmental fallout from contamination and a subsurface fire at a landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday. Several findings were released about the Bridgeton Landfill, including radiological contamination in trees outside the landfill’s perimeter and that the underground fire has moved past two rows of interceptor wells that were built by owner Republic Services to keep it from reaching buried nuclear waste in an adjacent landfill. “These reports underscore what has been…
  • Rauner wins labor fight; Illinois House fails override

    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:47 pm
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down. Democrats under House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago voted 68-34 to reverse Rauner’s rejection of the measure that would give an independent arbitrator power to decide who wins if there’s an impasse in negotiations between the administration and the state’s largest employee union. To become law, the legislation needed a…
  • Officials begin process of dissolving Belleville Township

    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:44 pm
    BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a southwestern Illinois community have cleared the first hurdle in dissolving the 130-year-old township. Members of the Belleville Township board met Tuesday evening and directed an attorney to draft a dissolution ordinance. The city of Belleville will take over the Belleville Township’s responsibility to provide assistance to needy residents if the township shuts down. The board members are able to vote on whether to dissolve the township because of a new state law signed last week by Gov. Bruce Rauner that’s aimed at cutting…
  • More research needed

    englewoodindependent
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:38 pm
    FOSTERBURG — Childhood cancers are largely overlooked when it comes to modern research, according to Ruth I. Hoffman, the executive director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Her words came after a birthday celebration Wednesday evening for Sam Biggs, a local youngster who succumbed to rapidly spreading stage four hepatoblastoma on Jan. 28 at the age of 6. “There’s a lot of work that still needs to be done,” Hoffman said. “There have only been two new drugs developed specifically for childhood cancer since 1990. That is compared to 109 drugs…
 
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  • International Students in the United States

    Immigration Prof
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:05 pm
    “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Thursday, Sept. 3 by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)....
  • "Home" by Warsan Shire

    Immigration Prof
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:17 am
    "Home" by Warsan Shire is your must read of the day. It offers a powerful message in the wake of the widely-publicized photo of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi's body, washed upon the shores of Turkey. Shire writes: you have to...
  • New Americans Campaign Celebrates Citizenship Day

    Immigration Prof
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:02 am
    In September, hundreds of lawful permanent residents throughout the country will take the first step towards becoming United States citizens by attending free or low-cost events as part of the New Americans Campaign. This month, New Americans Campaign partners in...
  • From the Bookshelves: A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story by Tom Gjelten

    Immigration Prof
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:09 am
    In A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, veteran NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten assesses the impact and importance of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act by interweaving the stories of a handful of immigrant families with the history...
  • As Central American Migration Has Risen, Mexico’s New Enforcement Role Is

    Immigration Prof
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:02 am
    The United States and Mexico have apprehended nearly 1 million Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran migrants since 2010, deporting more than 800,000 of them, including more than 40,000 children. While the United States led in pace and number of apprehensions of...
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    Immigration Impact

  • Four Reasons Why Report on Immigrant Welfare Use Is Wrong

    Walter Ewing
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Numerous studies have demonstrated and documented the ways in which immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy. As workers, consumers, taxpayers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, the overwhelming majority of immigrants create economic value and sustain new jobs over the course of their lives—just as most native-born Americans do. Confronted by the weight of the evidence in support of this conclusion, immigration restrictionist groups frequently rely upon creative accounting in an attempt to turn the tables and make it seem as if immigrants are draining rather than contributing to our country.
  • Restrictionists Continue to Attack H-4 Work Authorization

    Leslie Dellon
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Save Jobs USA—an organization comprised of IT workers who claim they lost their jobs to H-1B workers—still wants to overturn the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule that allows certain H-4 spouses (i.e., spouses of H-1B workers) to apply for work authorization. Although Save Jobs was unsuccessful in stopping the rule before USCIS began accepting applications this past May, the continued legal attack could have a chilling effect on any further expansion of H-4 work authorization. DHS maintains that it has “broad authority” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) “to…
  • Hopes Mount That Pope Francis’ Visit Can Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric

    Wendy Feliz
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:17 am
    A change in topic is desperately needed right now in the political and policy debate over immigration. The most recent public discussions on how to reform immigration—led in large part by the leading candidates vying for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination—range from impractical and incomplete to downright cruel and nasty. Many, however, are looking to the upcoming visit by Pope Francis as a game changer. Today, The Washington Post reports on the sentiments of one D.C. area resident Karla Perez who said: “…at a time when politicians are talking about mass deportations, ‘anchor…
  • ICE Issuing Fewer Detainers, but Compliance With Enforcement Priorities in Question

    American Immigration Council Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    New data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that while the government’s use of detainers is decreasing, the number of detainers issued for individuals without criminal convictions remains high. TRAC’s report, released last Friday, looks at Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) use of detainers in April 2015, the most recent month for which information is available. According to TRAC, during April 2015, ICE issued 7,993 detainers. This “is 30 percent fewer than the 11,355 detainers ICE issued in October 2014 — the month prior to…
  • ICE’s Transfer of Transgender Women to Remote Detention Facility Raises Grave Concerns

    Beth Werlin
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    Earlier this summer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced new policies regarding transgender adult detainees in its custody—policies that were intended to provide a “respectful, safe and secure environment for all detainees.” While some of the announced policies were well-received, many advocates identified serious shortcomings, including the continued allowance of solitary confinement and insufficient details on implementation of protections for this population. More recent news that ICE intends to transfer transgender women to the Adelanto Detention Facility in…
 
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  • Immigration in Mexican President's State of the Union Address

    Kausha Luna
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:25 pm
    On Wednesday Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivered his third state of the union address. (Here is the Spanish transcript and the video. There doesn't appear to be an English translation available.) Immigration and border issues were not at the forefront, as he has other headaches. But he did touch on them a number of times. read more
  • Rounding Up Criminal Aliens

    Jessica Vaughan
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:50 am
    The easy way and the hard way Last week, ICE officers in California took to the streets for four days to round up 244 criminal aliens in six southern California counties. Billed by ICE as a "fugitive operation", as if these criminal aliens had fled from the law, in fact this was really a mop-up action necessitated by the release of these offenders under California's sanctuary policy. If the number of non-cooperative jurisdictions continues to grow (there are now more than 310), and Congress does not take action, ICE increasingly will be obliged to do its important work in this manner. And…
  • DHS Adds Yemen to the Temporary Protected Status List

    David North
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:41 am
    The Department of Homeland Security today added Yemen to the list of countries that have Temporary Protected Status for their citizens – legal or illegal – in the United States, bringing that list to a baker's dozen. The ruling is effective as of midnight tonight, so that Yemenis in Canada and Mexico (if there are any) can rush to the border to participate. As usual, there is no need to be in legal status in the United States to benefit from this program. read more
  • Cato Institute Misses the Point on Immigrant Welfare Use — Again

    Steven A. Camarota
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:58 am
    The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report yesterday showing that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one welfare program in 2012, compared to 30 percent of native households. The welfare use estimates are higher than in previous reports because we used the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) rather than the Current Population Survey (CPS). Although it's easier to use than the SIPP, the CPS focuses primarily on the labor market and undercounts household welfare use. Specifically designed to capture welfare use, the SIPP shows…
  • The Quiet Little Struggle Over Extending the EB-5 Program

    David North
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:46 am
    There's a quiet — but highly significant — struggle on Capitol Hill these days regarding the extension of the EB-5 program for immigrant investors. On one side are representatives of the EB-5 middlemen and their big-city allies who would rather leave the current rules in place; on the other are those who want to make sure that the program will not be used to secure green cards for agents of foreign countries, and will be used to encourage investment in rural and depressed urban areas. read more
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    VISANOW Global Immigration

  • September 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

    Patty Johnson
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:19 am
    The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) September 2015 Visa Bulletin has been released. For updated family and employment-based green card processing times, view the following charts. What is the Visa Bulletin? The DOS receives thousands of green card applications every year, which requires the government agency to impose limits on the number of petitions filed annually, per country, resulting in a multi-year backlog for certain categories. The DOS publishes the monthly Visa Bulletin, allowing applicants to learn when their petition is ready for processing. Each date indicates how long the…
  • USCIS Provides Additional Guidance for L-1B’s ‘Specialized Knowledge’ Requirement

    Patty Johnson
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported that the denial rate for L-1B visas, for intracompany transfers with specialized knowledge, hit a record high of 35 percent in 2014. In direct response, on August 31, USCIS will implement a policy memorandum to guide its officers in adjudicating L-1B petitions. L-1B classification enables multinational companies to transfer an employee with “specialized knowledge” from a related foreign company to the U.S. entity. Updated Guidance In the memorandum, USCIS summarizes “specialized knowledge” guidance from…
  • District Court Invalidates F-1 OPT STEM Extension, DHS Plans Next Steps

    Patty Johnson
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    On August 12, the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the program granting 17-month extensions in F-1 Optional Practical Training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students was invalid, citing that the program failed to follow the proper enactment procedures. The F-1 OPT program allowed F-1 students who have majored in STEM fields to obtain an additional 17 months of OPT work authorization after graduation from their program, beyond the 12 months granted to F-1 students of all majors. The court recognizes that the immediate elimination of STEM…
  • 3 Steps to an Efficient Immigration Process

    Patty Johnson
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    The immigration process can be stressful for new and seasoned HR professionals alike, due to strict regulations, tedious application requirements and more. However, it’s possible to bring efficiency to the process with a few simple adjustments. Here are three ways to help you manage immigration for your company while saving time and money: 1. Fix Poor Communication Inefficient communication is at the root of many problems in the business world. Unfortunately, some HR professionals have to wait days and sometimes weeks to receive a response from attorneys. If your attorney isn’t responding…
  • USCIS Accounts for Over 99% of Invalid 3-Year EADs

    Patty Johnson
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 99% of the 2,600 employment authorization document (EAD) cards that were incorrectly sent to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients early this year. The work authorization cards were deemed invalid because they were mailed after a deferred action injunction that halted the expanded DACA and new Deferred Action Parental Accountability initiatives were put in place. Read our blog post about the deferred action injunction and select 3-year EAD recall to learn more. While the majority of the invalid EAD…
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    The Asylumist

  • Terrorism, Trump, and the Moral Cowardice of Our Time

    Jason Dzubow
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
                        History is filled with people who think that their ignorance should trump your life. It’s September, and for most of us, it’s a time to remember a beautiful, clear morning in 2001 when the world turned upside down. Since then, we’ve witnessed wars and terrorist atrocities, which seem only to get worse with each passing day. I interact daily with asylum-seeker clients whose lives have been disrupted by such events, and whose friends and loved ones have…
  • The Curse of the “Recommended Approval”

    Jason Dzubow
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
                        In November 2012, we received a “recommended approval” from the Asylum Office for one of my Afghan clients–we’ll call him Dave, though as you might guess, that is not his real name. Grant or grant not. There is no try. We were pleased with the news. Dave had worked for the United Nations and as a contractor for USAID- and NATO-funded agencies in Afghanistan. The Taliban became aware of his work and threatened him. They contacted him by phone. They…
  • What Is “Persecution”?

    Jason Dzubow
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
                        Language is intensely personal. When I say the word “house,” I have one image in mind, and when you hear it, you have your own image in mind. Indeed, every person on Earth who hears the word “house” will have his own mental image of what that means. Despite all this, we manage to communicate. The “comfy chair” constitutes persecution only in the Ninth Circuit. But when we move from interpersonal communication to the more precise language…
  • Asylum Offices Publish Waiting Times (and the News Is Not Good)

    Jason Dzubow
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
                        For some time now, we’ve been hearing from the Asylum Division that they would post a “Scheduling Bulletin” to give affirmative asylum seekers a better idea about wait times. Well, the Bulletin has finally arrived, which is–in a sense–good news. But it’s also bad news, since now we see exactly how slowly things are progressing at most asylum offices. First off, if you’re curious about the status of your asylum office, check out the…
  • A Statistical Look at the Asylum Office

    Jason Dzubow
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
                        My associate Ruth Dickey continues her review of data from our cases filed at the Arlington Asylum Office. She reports her findings here: One of the biggest sources of client frustration is delay after the asylum interview. Clients are often separated from family members who remain in danger. They feel as though the future is uncertain, and they see no end in sight to their ordeal. The lack of a final decision is stressful and depressing. Attorneys also face stress and extra…
 
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    ImmigrationDirect Blog

  • Haiti TPS Designation Extended Additional 18 Months

    Romona Paden
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) toward Haitian immigrants after a devastating January 21, 2010 earthquake struck the country has been extended for an additional 18 months. The extension is effective from Jan. 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017. In an August 25 announcement posted on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) site, current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend status must re-register during the 60-day period that runs from Aug. 25, 2015 through Oct. 26, 2015. The extended designation runs from Jan.
  • Alabama Trumps Immigration

    Romona Paden
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    As a candidate who’s brought undocumented immigration to the forefront of issues in the presidential election, Donald Trump underscored his position at a mid-August rally at the University of South Alabama. While the billionaire presidential hopeful attracted a crowd of 30,000 to the event, one element that’s often been overlooked is that the state already has significant crackdown policies on the books that courts have consistently overthrown. Passed by a new Republican legislature in 2011, the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act is designed to pressure undocumented immigrants to…
  • Papal Visit Could Push Immigration Agenda

    Romona Paden
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Well known for his advocacy on behalf of immigrants the world over, Pope Francis will likely continue his crusade for the cause when the pontiff addresses both houses of congress during his visit to the United States in September. In addition to his address to Congressional lawmakers in Washington D.C., the pope’s itinerary during his U.S. visit also includes meetings with immigrants and Hispanic families Pope Francis has been a vocal advocate for immigrants since he became head of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013. Weighing in on the surge of Central American children crossing into…
  • Immigration Spotlight Shines on Presidential Candidates

    Romona Paden
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:31 pm
    As the 2016 presidential election cycle picks up steam, immigration reform is playing out as a top issue. To make sure voters can stay abreast of candidate approaches, immigration reform-focused Fwd.us has introduced two new tools: The Presidential Candidate Tracker and The GOP Future Project. According to a Fwd.us description, the tools are designed to enable “supporters to stay well-informed on both the latest candidate statements on immigration and how demographic shifts are altering the road to the White House forever.” Each of the tools is straightforward in its approach. The mission…
  • DACA Exec Actions Bring Relief to Many

    Romona Paden
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When President Obama set out on immigration reform, one central idea was to shift the enforcement focus away from those immigrants who are settled and established in their communities and toward those who are newly arrived or who are destructive in their communities. As updated policies take effect, this effort continues to take shape. Since President Obama announced a series of executive actions in November of last year, implementation of his expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been met with court challenges. Despite this, some elements of the executive order…
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  • Majority of U.S. citizens favor citizenship for undocumented immigrants

    Romona Paden
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:49 am
    According to a recent poll conducted by research company Gallup, about two in three American citizens support a plan to grant undocumented immigrants the opportunity to become U.S. citizens provided they adhere to certain stipulations over time. According to the same survey, considerably fewer Americans are agree with allowing immigrants to stay for a limited time to work (14 percent) or deporting them back to their home countries (19 percent).  A major divide in opinion can be observed when differentiating the political party affiliations of the poll subjects. In fact, 80…
  • Immigration reform key to agricultural economy

    Romona Paden
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    Immigration reform is quickly turning into a polarizing issue in the political realm. Presidential candidate Donald Trump has recently made brash comments about undocumented immigrants that have gotten much attention in the news. His comments have also been met with staunch opposition from many, especially farmers, who realize that there are so many far-reaching economic consequences to the outcome of immigration reform in this country.  As Mike Wilson of Farm Futures writes, "Without immigration reform, the loss [of] farm workers could ripple through the entire ag-based economy…
  • Trump on immigration exposes GOP gap

    Romona Paden
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Donald Trump's hardline stance on immigration, which would include deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants and ending birthright citizenship if he were to become president, has shown America that the Republican strategy on immigration reform has some serious issues. According to The Associated Press, GOP leadership had hoped more moderate views on immigration would be part of 2016 campaigning. This is in part because Romney's 2012 run failed to reach most Hispanic voters, and the next nominee must capture some of this demographic if he or she hopes to make it to the…
  • Pew Research Center polls Americans on undocumented immigration

    Romona Paden
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Pew Research Center investigated the attitudes of Americans regarding undocumented immigration. This move came particularly as the existence and fate of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S. is again a major political focus in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race. The survey, conducted in May, found 72 percent of Americans believe undocumented immigrants currently in the country should be able to stay here if they meet particular requirements. Other major proposals regarding immigration, particularly from Republican candidates, have also been examined by Pew in…
  • Pope Francis expected to address immigration during DC visit

    Romona Paden
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Immigration reform advocates have addressed Congress before, and continue to do so in large numbers. Soon, Congress will be addressed by Pope Francis, and the hope is that his message will spread far beyond Capitol Hill. On September 24, the Pope will speak to Congress. Two days later, he will hold a meeting with immigrant and Hispanic families in Philadelphia. Many expect Pope Francis to address immigration reform because the catechism of the Catholic church reads, "more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security…
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  • Delays in EAD/GreenCard Production

    Sachin Raval
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Many AILA members are reporting that there is a delay between receiving an approval on the EAD or Green Card (I-765 or I-485 respectively) and receiving the document/card in hand. According to USCIS, this delay is due to maintenance activities at the card production facility in Corbin, Kentucky. All card production work was transferred to the facility in Lee's Summit, Missouri. As such, there is a backlog of cases in Lee's Summit, and clients may not receive their cards until two to three weeks after approval of the underlying application. USCIS anticipates that the backlog will be resolved…
  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Extension of Stay (H1B)

    Sachin Raval
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    USCIS announced that it will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service (Form Edition date January 29, 2015), for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing for H-1B extensions had been suspended since May 26, 2015, in order to handle the H4 Employment Authorization cases for certain H-4 spouses in a timely manner.
  • Visa Bulletin For August 2015

    Sachin Raval
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:46 pm
    IndiaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01OCT08Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JUN04ChinaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15DEC13Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JUN04Employment-based Other Workers cut off date for China will be: 01JAN04Click Here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Visa Bulletin For July 2015

    Sachin Raval
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    IndiaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01OCT08Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01FEB04ChinaEmployment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 01OCT13Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP11Click Here for the Visa Bulletin
  • H4 EAD Alert: New Form I-765 Released (Let's GO!)

    Sachin Raval
    22 May 2015 | 10:32 pm
    USCIS updated the I-765 to account for the H4 EAD with (c)(26) category. Our clients will be receiving updated forms shortly. This is the type of news I like to hear!
 
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    Emigrate.co.uk News

  • Indian employers angered by eMigrate system

    Helen Young
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    A number of Indian employers in the UAE are annoyed over the technical faults in the eMigrate system operated by the Indian missions in the country due to which they are unable to recruit employees from India. The eMigrate system was launched to smoothen and streamline the recruitment of Indian workers. About 5,000 employment visas are... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Church leader: African leaders must address problems that spark emigration

    Helen Young
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    African leaders must look at the problems that lead to so many of the continent’s people emigrating, said the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace president Cardinal Peter Turkson on a recent visit to his native Ghana. Cardinal Turkson claimed that the continent’s leaders had remained too silent while hundreds of thousands of... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • 60 migrants missing off Libya coastline

    Kate Welch
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Roughly 60 migrants are reportedly missing off Libya, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The IOM made their estimate after interviewing survivors who were rescued from their vessel after it got into trouble in the waters off the North African country. The Fenice, an Italian rescue ship. Picked up more than... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • More illegal immigrants found in lorry in UK

    Alex Braham
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Eighteen suspected illegal immigrants were taken in by police on Saturday after the lorry they were travelling in was apprehended on the M1 in Hertfordshire. Police were alerted by a suspicious motorist who called in after seeing the lorry of the M25 earlier in the day. They later stopped the vehicle close to junction 9 of the M1 just... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Nine illegal migrants seen exiting truck at Essex shopping centre

    James Becks
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Nine illegal immigrants from Iraq and Iran were spotted getting out the back of a lorry at Lakeside Shopping Centre. Essex Police filmed a seven-minute video of the group being assisted as they got out the back of the two-deck truck in one of the mall’s carparks on 24 July. Some of the migrants were seen trying to jump out the lorry... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
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  • What Is Adjustment of Status?

    ashautsova
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
    What Is Adjustment of Status? Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Immigration laws of the U.S. allow certain immigrants to apply for an Immigrant visa and become U.S. residents. The regular procedure for this process is administrated through the U.S. consulates when a person is applying from his/her home country for an immigrant visa and a consular officer decides if to grant person’s application. An intending immigrant (or person who would like to stay in the U.S. permanently) does not qualify for a non-immigrant visa such as an F visa (student visa), B visa (a visa for…
  • USCIS UPDATED ITS FORMS

    ashautsova
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:05 pm
    USCIS UPDATED ITS FORMS Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova USCIS has updated many of its forms. Whenever the updated forms are published, usually USCIS gives applicants and petitioners some additional time before the old forms are stopped being accepted.  The table below presents the currents deadlines for certain new forms, including waiver forms and affidavit of support I-864 forms: Form Deadline to Submit Previously Accepted Versions Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address September 24, 2015 Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence…
  • PROBABLE CAUSE FOR IMMIGRATION DETAINER

    ashautsova
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    PROBABLE CAUSE FOR IMMIGRATION DETAINER   Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova It is not uncommon or unheard of that a person may be detained or arrested by Immigration authorities when they would like to verify that person’s immigration status.  The question is: can an immigration officer come up to anybody in the streets and detain that person for such a verification? Does an immigration officer need any type of basis before detaining a person?  What basis, if so, he/she has to have before acting? Immigration detainers are documents that are used to arrest a…
  • Humanitarian Parole

    ashautsova
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Humanitarian Parole Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova USCIS and CBP are authorized to parole into the US a person who is not qualified for a visa and does not have permanent residency for humanitarian reasons. An application for humanitarian parole has to be filed in the United States. Most often such a relief is used by parents of minor children who have to wait for a long time to immigrate to the US with their parents. Parole is also used for medical emergencies and for other humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit. One of the reasons for parole can be…
  • Proving Real or Bona Fide Marriage

    ashautsova
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Proving Real or Bona Fide Marriage Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova If one of spouses in the marriage with a US citizen, is a non citizen who would like to reside in the US based on the marriage, the government will ask the couple to prove that the marriage is real or bona fide. Usually, a citizen spouse would need to submit form I-130 (petition for immediate relative) and attach prove of  couple’s life together. As per instructions to the form, a couple can present joint lease, joint bank accounts, joint utility bills, joint insurance policies, birth certificates of…
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  • UK Expands Immigration Crackdown to More Employers

    Alizah
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:39 am
    United Kingdom is expanding its crackdown to more rogue employers who are hiring immigrants without authorization to work in the country. James Brokenshire, UK’s Immigration Minister, has said that illegal immigrants are taking away the jobs from the UK citizens and legal migrants. The immigration minister said that government is planning to conduct more raids on construction, care homes and cleaning companies and employers who are found to be employing illegal immigrants will be “hit from all angles”. UK government is under lots of pressure to reduce the net migration. In a…
  • Trump Will Deport All Undocumented Immigrants

    Andrew Lowe
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    Donald Trump is committed to deport all the undocumented immigrants and revoke President Barack Obama’s executive orders which currently provide protection from deportations to the children of the parents who are in the United States without documentations. Donald Trump told the NBC’s “Meet the Press” host that undocumented immigrants must go. Trump had earlier called the Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists while launching his campaign for the presidential candidacy nomination.  There are estimated over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country who are…
  • Iran Eases Visa Requirements to Boost Tourism

    Tahir
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Iran has relaxed visa requirements for the citizens of a number of countries in a bid to boost tourism industry. As a first step to a broader visa waiver program that is expected to include 60 countries, Iran lifted the travel restrictions on the nationals of 7 countries according to media reports on Monday. Iran has several ancient tourist attractions and generates about $7 billions from tourism each year.According to media reports, Iran has allowed visa free travel to the passport holders of 7 countries. The citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria will…
  • New NZ Immigration Rules Announced for Skilled Workers

    Tahir
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    New Zealand is introducing new immigration rules for skilled workers to encourage them to settle them in the regions outside Auckland. The new immigration measures include increased points for foreign skilled workers who intend to live in regional areas. The changes also provide 100 per cent increase in points for entrepreneurs who plan to setup businesses in the regions.  Prime Minister John Key announced the immigration changes at the National Party conference in Auckland on Sunday July 26, 2015. It is expected that new rules will help to develop the New Zealand’s regional areas by…
  • Obama’s New Policy Shift Will Protect More Illegal Immigrants

    Jessica Scott
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    United States President Barack Obama’s administration is planning to introduce a new immigration policy with a major focus on the deportation of illegal immigrants involved in criminal activities and posing threat to public safety. The shift in the immigration policy, based on the report by Migration Policy Institute, is expected to provide protection to about 87 per cent of the illegal aliens from the fear of being deported. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson praised the MPI study and said in a statement that new policy will transform the country’s deportation system.United…
 
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    US Immigration Reform

  • Walker trying to out-Trump Trump!

    Mike Quinn
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Wisconsin Governor and GOP Presidential nominee hopeful Scott Walker has raised the bar for outrageous border statements, set only days earlier, by Donald Trump. We, of course are talking about building a wall on our border, but this time, not just a 1,954 mile border with Mexico, but a wall over twice that long with our […]
  • GOP tries to blame Obama on immigration reform

    Mike Quinn
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The Republicans, who have refused to put the latest immigration bill up for a vote, are using their old, tried and true tactic of blaming Obama for the lack of immigration reform movement. Are you tired of this argument too?
  • Support the DREAM Act Today

    Mike Quinn
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
      We need to support the DREAM Act now and stop punishing children for the actions of their parents. These kids need a future they can get behind and work for. Only we can make this happen. Click Here to help.
  • The battle for the 14th Amendment

    mikequinn
    1 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    For as long as our constitution has been around, certain members of our community and their hired guns in Washington have tried to change our immigration laws in an effort to “keep our country white.” The 14th amendment has been under attack since it’s inception during the civil war. This infographic helps to demonstrate the […]
  • GOP needs a dictionary

    mikequinn
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Ever get tired of hearing anything you want to do to help those less fortunate is a form of socialism? Let’s take a look at what the dictionary says about  socialism: 1- any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2- a […]
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    MoreVisas

  • What is Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa for Australia?

    More Visas
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:42 am
    The Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa is a visa that allows the highly skilled overseas workers who are willing to migrate to Australia and also who are nominated by an Australian territory or a state to live and work permanently in the country. In order to apply for this visa, the desired candidate must have a […]
  • Make Your Trip Joyful through the Cyprus Visa

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    2 Sep 2015 | 5:26 am
    Are you wishing to visit an island? Then plan your trip to Cyprus, it is a small island located in the Eastern Meditation Sea. This is a participant state of the European Union and the third largest and the most abundant island of the Mediterranean. It has got a subtropical climatic condition which suits best for […]
  • Advance Your Work Experience Through Australia Skilled Graduate Visa

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    31 Aug 2015 | 4:51 am
    Australia is an excellent dream destination for young people who are eminently skilled and are wishing to start a new life abroad. This country is favorable towards the skilled migrants and actively encouraging the immigration process for those skilled workers who are willing to work in this country. These overseas skilled workers are appraised on […]
  • Escort Your Businesses in USA Through B1 Business Visa

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    29 Aug 2015 | 3:05 am
    International business people who want to initiate a new business or travel to U.S on a small business trip now can easily travel to the USA through B1 Business Visa. This is a non-immigrant visa granted on a business related work only for a short period of time. This visa is applicable for a variety […]
  • Migrate to Canada through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

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    27 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    Manitoba is the gateway for the overseas citizens to migrate to Canada. This country is widely growing through immigration. Almost 130,000 people migrated to Canada since 10 years and made this country as their new home. The economy of this country is very large with natural resource and most with agriculture. The developing province in the […]
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