Immigration

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

    Immigration Impact
    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Immigrants across the country are helping to revitalize declining areas and growing state and local economies, and local officials increasingly recognize the vital roles of these immigrant workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Some states and cities are creating welcoming initiatives to draw immigrants to and help them integrate into their communities. To facilitate the integration of immigrants, lawmakers in 11 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico approved laws allowing immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses or cards regardless of legal status. Several more…
  • ICE deports Pennsylvania convicted criminal to Belarus

    ICE Breaking News
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    George Tsarik, 30, a citizen of Belarus who was residing in West Palm Beach, Fla., and convicted in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for conspiracy to illegally export defense articles, was removed.
  • Nursing assistant sentenced to 240 years to life on child molestation charges

    ICE Breaking News
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Hector Manuel Carreon, 47, was convicted earlier this year in state court of 16 counts of conducting lewd acts with children under the age of 14. The case was prosecuted by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.
  • US Proposed Employment for Spouses of H-1B High Skilled Workers

    International Immigration News
    Tahir
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The United States White House has said in a statement that government is proposing regulations to allow the spouses of the certain high-skilled workers on H-1B visas to take employment in the United States among the other number of initiatives in a bid to attracting the world’s best and brightest. Each year 65,000 high skilled workers from around the world are authorized to work with United States employers on H-1B visas mostly in the high technology and Information Technology Sectors. The White House statement said, “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several…
  • US seeks to recover more than $700,000 in kleptocracy proceeds of former South Korean President

    ICE Breaking News
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The money was seized in February 2014 from the sale of a house located in Newport Beach, Calif., which President Chun's son, Chun Jae Yong, had purchased in 2005 with proceeds allegedly traceable to his father's corruption.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    About.com Immigration Issues

  • Hillary Clinton Promises To Push Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, says she is a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and the path to citizenship for the  nation's 11 ...Read Full Post
  • Jeb Bush Defends His Comments About Unauthorized Immigrants

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is feeling the heat from his comment earlier this month that unauthorized immigrants are not committing a felony but rather, an "act of love." "I think we need to kind of get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place," Bush told Fox News on April 6. "The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally ... and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to…
  • Immigrant Baseball Players Will Contribute Mightily to MLB

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    The Major League Baseball season is underway and once again, with 223 foreign-born players on opening-day rosters, immigrants will have a lot to say about deciding who wins the World Series....Read Full Post
  • Supreme Court's Inaction Is Victory For Immigrant Rights Advocates

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on two much-anticipated cases involving local immigration enforcement in March, and the justices' inaction was good news for advocates for immigrant rights. The high court decided against hearing the appeals of cases involving Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pa....Read Full Post
  • USCIS To Start Accepting Petitions For H-1B Visa Program on April 1

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:22 am
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is ready to begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas beginning Tuesday, April 1, for the 2015 fiscal cap. The government restricts the number of H-1B visas to 65,000 per year, with an exemption for the first 20,000 petitioners who have earned master's degrees or higher in the United States....Read Full Post
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    All Kolken & Kolken News and Blogs

  • Immigration Courts Impacted by Server Crash

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As of April 12, 2014, five servers crashed crippling the entire network of computers used by the Nation's immigration courts. This has cut off access to electronic records, and has shut down the toll-free number that enables immigrants to check the status of their case. I received a report today that some detained cases have already had to be rescheduled due to the hardware failure. The concern is that individuals will be forced to languish in custody depriving them of their right to due process. EOIR spokeswoman Lauren Alder Reid addressed this concern stating that "EOIR is not…
  • SMALL BUSINESS L-1A PETITION APPROVED

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen.  He is the owner of a Canadian trucking services company.  He opened a U.S. trucking company last year and we had the start-up company file a new office petition on his behalf at that time, which was approved for a period of one year.  Our client wished to continue his employment in an executive capacity as President of the U.S. company. Although the U.S. company’s operations are small, we determined the company met the regulatory requirements for the extension of a new office petition because the small business provides services in a…
  • Green Card Saved After Trial

    5 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a native and citizen of Jordan.  He became a conditional permanent resident in 1995.  In 1997 he filed a petition to remove the conditions.  His petition languished without adjudication for 11 years.  In December 2008 his conditional permanent resident status was terminated allegedly due to abandonment, and the following month Immigration Court proceedings were instituted to remove him from the United States.  Thereafter, we were retained.    We denied that he was deportable and renewed his petition before the Immigration Judge, requested…
  • L-1A EXECUTIVE INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREE APPROVED

    12 Nov 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Our client is a Canadian citizen.  He is the Retail Store Manager of a small, independently owned and operated convenience store in Canada having only 5 employees.  The Canadian corporation that operates the convenience store recently incorporated an affiliate company in the United States, which is in the process of purchasing and operating a gas station and mini supermarket.  The U.S. company requires our client’s hands-on presence at this time.   As a result of his managerial employment abroad as Retail Store Manager of the Canadian company, and his proposed…
  • DOMA decision a win for LGBT immigration rights advocates

    26 Jun 2013 | 9:00 am
    "Before today’s decision, an American was prohibited under DOMA from sponsoring a same-sex foreign national spouse for a green card. Practically, that meant that an American who married someone of the same sex from a different country was unable to bring their spouse to live legally in the United States as a heterosexual married person could. But the court’s decision to strike down DOMA means those marriages must be recognized for immigration purposes, a relief for some backers of the comprehensive immigration reform bill -- which does not include language addressing immigration…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ILW.COM Discussion Board

  • las vegas immigration attorney | Mrgreencard

    rickfalke2
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Las Vegas Immigration Attorney John Ryan also offers legal services in real estate law. Many Las Vegas residents have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis that has left our community in perilous circumstances. las vegas immigration attorney
  • Free Medical Care Killing Thousands

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    No Brain Brit unavailable for comment, but remember, he lives here, not in his proclaimed socialist paradise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...hospitals.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...aths-year.html
  • Federale's Immigrants Of The Day: Prabhleen Singh and Manjot Dhillon

    federale86
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...ng-retired-u-s Armed robbery, another job Americans won't do.
  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Hesham Al-Ali

    federale86
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    http://www.wisn.com/news/store-owner...-kids/25424406 Muslim, Immigrant, Welfare Cheat
  • green card for sisiter + change of status

    homa
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    hi every one I become naturalized citizen 1 month ago i am trying to apply for green card for my mother and my sister who is 16 years right now my sister is intending to get her green card before she is 21 and start her life in America and go to university after searching online i realize, her application trough me may take 4 to 6 or even 10 years even though i am a citizen I also found out if my mom become a green card holder lets say in 1 or 2 year from now she can apply for my sister which she will still be under 21 which one of these two you recommend if you have any information can you…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Immigration Impact

  • Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Immigrants across the country are helping to revitalize declining areas and growing state and local economies, and local officials increasingly recognize the vital roles of these immigrant workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Some states and cities are creating welcoming initiatives to draw immigrants to and help them integrate into their communities. To facilitate the integration of immigrants, lawmakers in 11 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico approved laws allowing immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses or cards regardless of legal status. Several more…
  • Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

    Beth Werlin
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide. The Yearbook showed a decrease in the number of immigration court cases the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated against noncitizens last year. Several news outlets were quick to publish stories focused on the “drop in deportations.” But immigration courts play an increasingly small part in…
  • American Boston Marathon Winner Came to U.S. as Refugee

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    For the first time in more than 30 years, an American man won the Boston marathon yesterday. Meb Keflezighi, a naturalized American citizen who came to the United States at age 12, finished the 26-mile race with a time of 2:08:37, his personal best. The 38-year-old Keflezighi is a three-time Olympian who won the 2009 New York City Marathon, finished third in Boston in 2006, and won the silver medal for the U.S. in the 2004 Olympic marathon. Keflezighi is also an American by choice. He and his family came to the U.S. as refugees from Eritrea in 1987, and Keflezighi became a U.S. citizen in…
  • Growing Number of Localities Limit Detention of Immigrants

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    At least 14 counties in Oregon have stopped honoring detainer requests from federal immigration officials. Their decisions followed a federal court ruling that officials in Clackamas County “violated one woman’s Fourth Amendment rights by holding her for immigration authorities without probable cause,” according to the Oregonian. Maria Miranda-Olivares sued Clackamas County after she was held for 19 hours after completing a two-day jail sentence in March 2012. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials investigated her residency status during that time. In the ruling…
  • On Immigration, Legislative Reform and Administrative Action Are Not at Odds

    Mary Giovagnoli
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    A year ago this week, senators introduced S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, to much fanfare. It was a high point for the immigration reform movement, only to be eclipsed by the bipartisan vote to move the bill out of committee and then, in June 2013, final passage in the Senate itself. Thus far, efforts to move that bill—or any major immigration legislation—through the House have been thwarted, and as time goes on, more people push the White House to deliver some form of administrative relief, desperate to protect loved ones from deportation. While it is tempting to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    National Immigration Forum - Press Releases

  • Solution to Deportations Requires a Vote on Immigration Reform

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Broken Policies, Politics Put America Between a Rock and a Hard Place WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, Jeb Bush spoke about the importance of family unity and the effect our outdated immigration policies have on families. And this morning, the New York Times published an in-depth analysis on deportations in the past few years. Bush’s comments and the deportation data both underscore the destabilizing effects our broken immigration system has on families, communities and our nation as a whole — effects that are leading moderate and conservative leaders across the country to call for a vote…
  • Bipartisan House Bill Would Improve Transparency at Our Borders

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:32 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the nation awaits a vote on broad immigration reform that will bring long-term stability and security to our families and our economy, bipartisan members of the House are taking a step to improve border policy. Today Congressmen Steve Pearce (NM-02) and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) are introducing a border accountability bill that deals with training and oversight of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It would increase training and would require greater transparency and reports on the use of force and migrant deaths. Ali Noorani,…
  • Noorani, Immigration Leaders Meet with President Obama

    14 Mar 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Amid Deportation Review, Long-term Answers Are in Congress’s Hands WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, President Obama met with immigration leaders concerned about our nation’s broken immigration system. The gathering comes on the heels of Catholic and evangelical leaders’ meetings with key Republican House offices on Wednesday and amid local faith, law enforcement and business leaders’ continuing appeals for Congress to move forward. This week’s events underscore that national leaders and local constituents will not let up on their members of Congress, but instead will keep up the…
  • Ali Noorani Joins Immigration Meeting with President Obama

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:35 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Obama meets with immigration leaders today, conservative support for congressional action on immigration reform continues to build around the country, fueled by the unprecedented mobilization of those who hold a Bible, wear a badge or own a business. Since January 2013, these unlikely allies have organized 370 events, generated more than 1,000 news stories and held hundreds of meetings with members and their offices. “As we approach the unprecedented number of 2 million deportations, too many of them unnecessary, conservative pastors, local law enforcement…
  • Department of Homeland Security Releases Use-of-Force Policies

    7 Mar 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Release Represents Important Step toward Departmental Transparency WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its existing use-of-force policies for the department as a whole as well as its Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agencies. Chief of the Border Patrol Michael Fisher also released a directive on safe tactics in the use of force at the border. The release follows Los Angeles Times coverage of a report, conducted by the nonprofit, third-party Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), which…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Front page feed

  • Numerous Classes of Victims Secure Admission to the U.S.

    David North
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    Most new immigrants are simply relatives of earlier immigrants. Many others are admitted because they, under our employer-tilted laws, are considered "needed workers" or are their relatives. A growing number of migrants, however, fit into neither category; they manage to secure legal status in the United States because they fall into one of the many classes of victims that a generous Uncle Sam says qualifies them to be acceptable migrants to the United States. read more
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 5

    Stanley Renshon
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    The best path to real immigration reform in a 2015 Senate narrowly controlled by Republicans -- as many as 13 of whose likely GOP members voted for the Democratic immigration bill in 2013 -- is through the chairman of the Judiciary Committee. The chairman can set the direction of the committee and frame the specific issues it will address and hold hearings on, but he can do much more. He can choose which immigration bill will be brought before the committee for debate and markup. read more
  • ICE Policy Change on Detainers Fuels Lawsuits to Obstruct Enforcement

    Jessica Vaughan
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that local law enforcement agencies must not comply with ICE detainers, a key tool used by ICE to take custody of criminal aliens for investigation and possible removal. As a result, nine sheriffs in Oregon announced that they would cease honoring detainers and begin releasing any arrested aliens who complete their sentence or bond out of jail before ICE has a chance to charge them. read more
  • Replacing Americans with Cheap Foreign Labor No Longer News

    John Miano
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    The cheap labor industry is now having the same problem with the American media that Americans workers have had for a while: its short attention span. In past years, the exhaustion of the H-1B quota served as the vehicle for companies to plaster the media with stories about a crisis: A huge mythical shortage of workers coupled with a shortage of H-1B visas. Those stories have gotten old, so there are not many of them this time around. read more
  • John McCain Gets Some Love on Morning Joe

    Jerry Kammer
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Writing in the New York Times about the Nevada rancher who has become a media star by refusing to pay the grazing fees he owes for running his cattle on federally owned land, Timothy Egan observed: "Easterners, especially clueless ones in politics and the press, have always had a soft spot for a defiant white dude in a Stetson." read more
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    VISANOW Global Immigration

  • H-1B Alternatives: TN Visa

    Jake VanKersen
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
      With the demand for the H-1B visa far exceeding the cap, it is important to know the H-1B alternatives available to HR professionals and employees. According to the USCIS, there were 172,500 application filed between April 1, 2014 and when the cap closed on April 7. The cap is set at 65,000, with another 20,000 available to individuals with advanced degrees. Which means, roughly 50% of H-1B petitions will be not be accepted. One alternative to the H-1B visa is the TN visa. The TN visa is available for the citizens of Mexico and Canada and was created as a result of NAFTA. To be…
  • Illinois Republicans Support Immigration Reform

    Jake VanKersen
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
      As the national debate over immigration reform continues, the consensus among Illinois Republicans is that they support immigration reform. For some, that embrace is enthusiastic; for others, it is more cautious. Yesterday, at an event hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, many of the marquee names among the Illinois Republicans made not only an appearance, but also a statement of support for immigration reform. Those in attendance included former Speaker Dennis Hasert, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, FWD.us…
  • Keeping Customers Happy: Our First Quarter Net Promoter Score

    Jenny Terlinden
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Back in January, I wrote a blog post that summarized how VISANOW tracks customer satisfaction and uses Net Promoter Score (NPS)  to gauge our company’s performance. Our Q1 results are now in! Spoiler alert: we are very happy with the results. Calculating the Net Promoter Score To calculate our company-wide NPS, I combine all surveys we receive from all of our customers:  HR managers, employees of corporate clients, and individual clients.  I take the answer to the question “Would you recommend VISANOW to a friend or colleague?” and divide respondents into 3 categories based on the…
  • H-1B Alternatives: F-1 OPT STEM Extension

    Jake VanKersen
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    With the demand for the H-1B visa far exceeding the cap, it is important to know the H-1B alternatives available to HR professionals and employees. According to the USCIS, there were 172,500 application filed between April 1, 2014 and when the cap closed on April 7. The cap is set at 65,000, with another 20,000 available to individuals with advanced degrees. Which means, roughly 50% of H-1B petitions will be not be accepted. One alternative to the H-1B visa is the F-1 OPT Stem Extension. The F-1 OPT STEM Extension is available to students who are currently in F-1 OPT status. It allows for…
  • Laura and Naptholi’s Fiance Visa

    Stephanie Castrounis
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Laura and Naptholi One of the many wonderful things about working in Customer Support at VISANOW is helping couples like Laura and Naptholi get their fiance visa, so they can be together. How They Met Like many couples, Laura and Naptholi’s were introduced by mutual friends and their relationship developed online and over the phone. They got to know each other for about a year before Laura flew to Jamaica so that they could meet in person. Their relationship continued to grow and during Laura’s third trip to see Naptholi they stayed at a resort in Ocho Rios. They went to the karaoke bar…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Asylumist

  • Top 10 Reasons the EOIR Computer System is Down

    Jason Dzubow
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
                        If you are an attorney or an immigrant with a case before the Immigration Court, you’ve probably noticed that the computer system has been down for almost two weeks. The phone system for checking case status is not working, and there are all sorts of problems at the courts and the BIA. Apparently, the cause of these difficulties is that some servers in Fairfax, Virginia are broken and cannot easily be repaired. No one seems to know why this happened, and EOIR (the…
  • Family Members of Asylum Seekers – Beware!

    Jason Dzubow
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
                        The sister of my asylum-seeker client recently got an unpleasant surprise from the U.S. Embassy in her country. The sister is a prominent journalist who had come to the Embassy several times (at the Embassy’s request) to brief U.S. diplomats on the situation in her country. She and her family members held B-1/B-2 visitor visas to the United States. A few weeks ago, the consular section called and demanded that the sister appear for a visa “re-interview.”…
  • Responding to the Center for Immigration Studies on Asylum

    Jason Dzubow
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
                        The Center for Immigration Studies (“CIS”) is a restrictionist immigration group with which I rarely agree (though they did recently call me a babe, which I certainly appreciate). In a new report, Asylum in the United States: How a finely tuned system of checks and balances has been effectively dismantled, CIS Fellow Dan Cadman argues that it has become easier to obtain asylum in the U.S., and as a result, more aliens–including dangerous aliens and aliens…
  • Raoul Wallenberg Lives! Maybe.

    Jason Dzubow
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
                        Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat assigned to his country’s mission in Nazi-occupied Hungary. He arrived at his station in 1944, when tens of thousands of Jews were being deported to death camps. Sometimes, to do the right thing, you have to break the rules. And follow the Raouls. Using his cover as a diplomat, Mr. Wallenberg saved thousands of Jews from deportation. He gave them Swedish identity documents (of questionable legality), which protected them from…
  • Why Has the Asylum Office Skipped My Case? Part 2: Solutions

    Jason Dzubow
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
                        Last time, I discussed the asylum case backlog from 2013: Why it happened, what (little) can be done to help, and DHS’s justification for processing new cases before old cases. Today, I want to make some suggestions about how DHS might better handle this situation. DHS has created a new, less humorous version of the old NPR gameshow. First and foremost, DHS should provide better information about what is happening. While I imagine that DHS does not always know what is…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ImmigrationDirect Blog

  • Visa L-1 para obtener la tarjeta verde

    Eric Ramos
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    La visa L-1A es una visa de no inmigrante temporaria que les permite a los empleados de empresas estadounidenses trasladarse de un país en el que trabajan a una oficina en EE. UU. Esta clasificación se reserva para empleados que son ejecutivos o gerentes. Asimismo, según el programa de visa L-1A, la empresa extranjera que no tiene oficina en EE. UU. puede enviar a un ejecutivo o gerente a abrir una en EE. UU. En cualquier circunstancia, la empresa o el empleador debe presentar el Formulario I-129: Petición para Trabajador No Inmigrante. La visa L-1A es una visa de no inmigrante…
  • Cómo obtener la tarjeta verde para tus padres

    Eric Ramos
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    El proceso de solicitud de la tarjeta verde para padres permite que los padres de un ciudadano estadounidense obtengan la tarjeta verde o la residencia permanente en EE. UU. Repasemos ahora los pasos a seguir en el proceso de solicitud de la tarjeta verde para padres. Paso 1: asegúrate de que eres elegible para realizar el proceso de solicitud de la tarjeta verde para padres. Para ser elegible, debes cumplir con lo siguiente: debes ser ciudadano estadounidense, haber nacido en EE. UU. o en cualquiera de sus territorios, o estar naturalizado, o haber nacido en un territorio…
  • Immigrants Give Aging U.S. Population a Positive Outlook

    Eric Ramos
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    As the majority of the world’s population shifts to an older generation, U.S. citizens are among the least worried about the issue when compared to countries in Europe and Asia. In a 2013 study where more than 20,000 people were surveyed in 21 countries, the Pew Research Center sought to gauge public opinion on the growing aging population. In the study, only 26 percent of Americans stated concern about the cultural graying. In contrast, more than half the respondents in Europe and Asia cited aging as a major problem in their societies. One measurement of the aging demographic is called the…
  • Cómo verificar el estado de su caso en el USCIS

    Eric Ramos
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Cada vez que realice una solicitud de inmigración de EE. UU., se le dará un número de caso único para la solicitud que presente en el USCIS. Usted siempre podrá verificar el estado de su caso en el USCIS en línea con ayuda del número de caso mencionado en el recibo que obtuvo. Existen muchas solicitudes de visa como la visa H1B, las solicitudes de la tarjeta verde como las solicitudes I-140, FI-485, de ajuste de condición, I-130, el Permiso Condicional Anticipado, el EAD, la Solicitud de Ciudadanía, y la Renovación de la Tarjeta Verde, etc. Cada una de estas…
  • Matrimonio entre ciudadano estadounidense y estudiante extranjero

    Eric Ramos
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Un ciudadano extranjero puede venir a EE. UU. a estudiar con una visa F-1 o una visa M-1. La visa F-1 es para ciudadanos extranjeros que desean ingresar en EE. UU. para asistir a una universidad o colegio universitario, una escuela secundaria, una escuela primaria privada, un seminario, un conservatorio o cualquier otra institución académica, incluidos programas de capacitación en idiomas. La visa M-1 es para ciudadanos extranjeros que desean ingresar en EE. UU. para asistir a instituciones vocacionales o no académicas.  Cómo solicitar una visa F-1 o M-1  Las visas F-1 y M-1…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Immigration News | Get the latest immigration news and headlines

  • What you need to know about R-1 visas

    Eleanor Gaskin
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Immigrant applicants interested in entering the U.S. to become employed by a nonprofit religious organization must be aware of the requirements for an R-1 visa. R-1 visas are provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and are meant for ministers, religious workers and employees of religious organizations. If a religious worker or minister is interested in staying in the U.S. for a short period of time they are permitted to apply for a visitor visa (also known as a B visa). Certain religious activities can be performed under a B visa, including…
  • Former First Lady Hillary Clinton vocal about immigration reform

    Eleanor Gaskin
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week, former Secretary of the State and First Lady Hillary Clinton spoke at a girls' empowerment forum held in the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City. The event was sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, and during the question and answer session Clinton was asked what she could do to remedy the nation's flawed immigration system. The young woman who posed the question to Clinton was an undocumented immigrant who aspires to one day earn her college degree. Clinton, along with many other liberal politicians today, believes that immigration reform should be a major…
  • What you need to know about P-3 visas

    Eleanor Gaskin
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    The P-3 visa is offered by USCIS and is designed to allow artists or entertainers to enter the United States, either individually or as a group. The goal of the artists or group should be to develop, interpret, represent, coach or teach a traditional or artistic cultural, folk, ethnic musical or theatrical performance or presentation. Applicants for P-3 visas must be coming to the U.S. to participate in a cultural event or events that will further the understanding or development of their art form. The program may be of a commercial or noncommercial nature. For the presentation…
  • Faith leaders approach immigration reform with spiritual values

    Eleanor Gaskin
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Christian leaders throughout America visited the White house earlier this week to discuss immigration reform with the leadership of other faiths. President Barack Obama was present and patiently listened to why these leaders support immigration reform. The political issue is quickly becoming a rallying point for people of various religious faiths, but for Christians in particular.  Advocating immigration reform through Christian beliefs According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, more than 78 percent of Americans adhere to the Christian faith. Latinos account for…
  • Christians show support for immigration reform through Holy Week

    Eleanor Gaskin
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Last weekend, billions of people around the world celebrated Easter, which marks the end of Lent and is one of the holiest days of the Christian faith. Along with celebrating the life of Jesus last weekend, many Christians who are also advocates of immigration reform gathered together to show support for undocumented immigrants. Unified in their belief that Jesus was resurrected to save the world on Easter Sunday more than 2,000 years ago, Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Baptists, Protestants and many other members of Christian denominations found their way to their local church to give…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ImmLegal News & Information

  • USCIS Received 172,500 H-1B Petitions

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    USCIS issued a press release stating that they received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions during the FY2015 filing period and completed the computer-generated random selection process on 4/10/14 to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption.
  • H1B Cap Reached

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    USCIS has announced that it has already received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2015 for both the general category and the advanced degree exemption category, and will close the filing period after today. A random selection "lottery" will occur at a later date.
  • Visa Bulletin For April 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV04 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 15SEP03  Click here for the Visa Bulletin.
  • Visa Bulletin for March 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:24 am
    Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV04 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 15SEP03  Click here for the Visa Bulletin.
  • Visa Bulletin For February 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    9 Jan 2014 | 8:27 am
    Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV04 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01SEP03  Click here for the Visa Bulletin.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Canada Immigration Lawyers and Information

  • Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program

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

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

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

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    13 Feb 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with your employer.  You both decide to part ways.  Now you are stuck with a work permit tied to that employer in a particular city.  You can’t work. Things can get bad in a hurry – you’ll have to quickly find a new employer willing to support you and obtain a labour market opinion.  Once that’s received, you’ll have to apply for another…
  • Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Gianpaolo Panusa
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (but not including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses for now) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. My understanding is that open work permits will go to Vegreville after stage 1 processing is complete.  This may change – stay tuned. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been updated, but the applications do go to Mississauga. Previously, these applications were filed in Vegreville, Alberta – but no longer. Personally, I’m pleased to see this change.  In the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Emigrate.co.uk News

  • London tech companies suffering from strict immigration rules

    Kate Welch
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whilst Canada and Australia open their doors still wider for talented technology migrants, London’s tech sector is suffering due to the UK’s over-zealous immigration laws. Claims of a dearth of available talent from overseas are being made by the Tech London Advisors group, a coalition of business and technology experts along with... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Canada immigration reforms promote new Express Entry visa

    Kate Welch
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Canada’s replacement for its Expression of Interest scheme, the Express Entry system, is expected to by up and running as early as the beginning of 2015. Mooted as a more flexible, faster and fairer system, Express Entry has been in the immigration pipeline for some two years as part of a reform to the entire system. At a press... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • New Zealand trucking companies in hunt for expat HGV drivers

    Kate Welch
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Road transport companies in New Zealand are in need at least 400 Class 5 licensed heavy good vehicle drivers to solve a shortage which is harming the sector’s economy. A recent study by the Kiwi Road Transport Forum has revealed 112 haulage companies are unable to operate their full fleet due to lack of suitably licensed drivers. Only... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Expat graduates having tough times finding skilled jobs in Canada

    Kate Welch
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    In spite of Canadian immigration’s assurances that skilled professionals are required to fill vacant jobs, the majority of expat graduates are forced to take work well below their skills levels. The issue is being put down to the attitudes of Canadian employers, as 70 per cent of domestic graduates find employment in managerial or... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
  • Immigration reform delay affecting techies looking to USA work visas

    Kate Welch
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The continuing delay in agreement over America’s controversial immigration reform bill is hitting on highly skilled workers wishing to emigrate to the USA as well as the companies needing their expertise. Demand for visas in the highly-skilled category soared by 39 per cent over the past year, but the statutory caps have remained static... Emigrate UK - Emigrate.co.uk News
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer

  • Affidavit of Support Form I 864

    ashautsova
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Affidavit of Support Form I 864: what does it entail? Author: Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova Affidavit of Support Form I 864 must be filed in almost all cases of family based immigration. The law requires the intended immigrant to produce proof  that he or she will not become a public charge. Usually, I-864 is filed by the person who is petitioning for the family member. However, when the petitioner’s income is not sufficient under the guidance (form I-864P), then a joint sponsor whose income is sufficient can help. In this case, however, the joint sponsor’s income by…
  • Troubles with Immigration 800 number

    ashautsova
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Author: New York Immigration Attorney  Alena Shautsova Have you tried to access your Immigration  case information via 800- number recently and got conflicting information or did not get through at all? Do not worry: you are not the only one. EOIR alert that it is currently experiencing a systems outage involving several computer applications including eRegistration and the telephonic case information system (the 1-800 phone number). EOIR hopes to have the situation resolved in the near future! How can you get your information in the meantime? Try calling local Immigration court, go there…
  • US Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Appeal in Immigration Cases

    ashautsova
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The US Supreme court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The provision was struck by the 9th Circuit  last year as an unnecessary one because there is Federal law imposing punishment for harboring illegal immigrants. If the State law provision was allowed, it would authorize the State police to enforce the law. Read more:…
  • Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

    ashautsova
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants One of the problems that undocumented immigrants face in this country is that they cannot legally drive in the US: they do not possess necessary documents to receive state issued licenses.  The Real ID Act which demanded that the immigrants present certain documents verifying identity and immigration status before a driver’s license can be issued, placed millions of persons into disrepair: they choices became to either drive in violation of the laws and risk obtaining criminal…
  • H1B Premium Processing Time

    ashautsova
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova H1B Premium Processing Time Many H1B applicants are nervous: the fees for premium processing were paid but they have not heard anything back form the USCIS. Should they think of other options? Should they want? Does it mean their applications were denied? Actually, it is totally normal not to hear anything back by this time. USCIS will start adjudicating Premium Processing petitions beginning April 28, 2014. While it is always good to have a back up plan, H1B processing right now is actually on track. The post H1B Premium Processing Time…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA

  • H-1B Visa Information For FY2015

    admin
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAEvery year, thousands of hopeful skilled workers hold their breaths for the H-1B visa process starting April 1st of every year. When the economy is good, like the one we are in right now at the time of writing (4/6/14), there are likely more workers seeking H-1B visas than the quota and the USCIS resorts to a lottery system in which only luck determines if a foreigner can stay and work in America. When the economy is bad, although it would be hard to get jobs, the H-1b visa quota does not get filled and everyone who applies have one. This is a catch-22 situation for…
  • Cheapest ways to study in USA universities

    admin
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:39 am
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAget money to go to school financial aid So after dreaming about studying in America and embarking on your path to become a student immigrant, the one thing that is probably the greatest challenge in your path is the money. Studying in the US is very costly and not to mention the living expenses are probably 3-5 times what you are used to in your home country. Unfortunately those days of coming to America with $10 USD in your pocket and making millions of dollars 10 years later is no longer possible. Your visa and school admission depends on your ability to finance your…
  • About to be out of status but want to stay in America? Here is what you can do

    admin
    9 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAHow to stay in America   If you are currently on a non-immigrant visa such as F-1, F-1 on OPT, J-1, J-1 on academic training or H-1B and you are about to be out of status due to termination of your study/exchange program and you cannot find a job getting laid off from an employer who was sponsoring your H-1B losing your job while on OPT or academic training about to use up the 90 day aggregate limit of unemployment on F-1 OPT Chances are, you are about to become an illegal alien by overstaying/violating the terms of your visa. It is not easy to give up and especially…
  • Travel while an Adjustment of Status to green card application is pending

    admin
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:51 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA If you have a pending Adjustment of Status application to get a permanent residence (green card) card, chances are you also filed a I-131 for Advanced Parole so that you can travel in and out of the country while the AOS is pending. You have to be careful about this because if you travel out of the country without the Advanced Parole document, you will be considered abandoning your application and will not get your green card. Typically the AP document is the same document as the EAD Card. The EAD card that arrives should have a stamp saying that Advanced Parole is…
  • The 90 day rule for B-2 tourists applying for marriage based green cards

    admin
    1 Feb 2014 | 6:36 pm
    IMMIGRATE TO AMERICAtourists getting married to stay in America If you were a tourist and after your entry you somehow immediately found the love of your life and decided to get married and stay in America permanently, you need to be careful about when you do apply for the green card. The reason? If you try to adjust your status too soon by applying for a green card shortly after entering America, your application WILL be denied. Why? Because you entered on a tourist visa, you shouldn’t have had intentions to abandon your life back in your home country and begin a new life here on such…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    International Immigration News

  • Canada Immigration Announced New List of Professions 2014

    Tahir
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced list of 50 professions eligible for Canada immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker program starting from May 1, 2014. The number of applications have been increased as well and now 25,000 applications will accepted. There is, however, cap of 1000 application for any of the profession. The list of the eligible professions is following Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013) Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015) Financial managers (0111) Human resources managers…
  • United Kingdom and Bahrain Signed Visa Agreement

    Tahir
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The United Kingdom and Bahrain signed an agreement that will ease the visa restrictions for official and diplomatic passport holders of both countries. The agreement came into effect on April 6, 2014. Bahrain News Agency reported that visa agreement was signed between the government of United Kingdom and Bahrain to streamline the visa process for certain passport holders of both counties. The visa agreement was signed by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla and British Ambassador Iain Lindsay. Under the deal, Bahraini citizens, holders of diplomatic and special passports…
  • Italy says 4,000 Immigrants Reached its Shores by Boat in 48 Hours

    Taylor
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Italian interior minister, Angelino Alfano, has said that 4,000 immigrants from Africa and Middle East have arrived on its shores by boats during the short span of only last two days. The Minister is asking the European Union to help to handle the situation. The asylum seekers will be kept in private residences as there are no more spaces left in the Italian immigration detention centers. Currently there are five naval ships  operating in the area around Italian island of Lampedusa, which has emerged as the largest gateway for the asylum claimants seeking entry into the European Union. The…
  • Australian Court Quashed Decision to Refuse Visa to Iranian Asylum Seeker

    Tahir
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Australian Federal Court has overturned immigration minister’s decision to deny protection visa to an Iranian asylum seekers after costing $8500 in property damage at a detention center on Wednesday April 9, 2014. The court said that minister opinion that asylum seeker’s “behaviour demonstrates a fundamental disrespect for Australian laws, standards and authorities” was  “exaggerated and unbalanced”. The minister had failed to demonstrate that asylum seeker was a risk to the public. The court ordered the government to reconsider the asylum seeker’s application…
  • US Proposed Employment for Spouses of H-1B High Skilled Workers

    Tahir
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The United States White House has said in a statement that government is proposing regulations to allow the spouses of the certain high-skilled workers on H-1B visas to take employment in the United States among the other number of initiatives in a bid to attracting the world’s best and brightest. Each year 65,000 high skilled workers from around the world are authorized to work with United States employers on H-1B visas mostly in the high technology and Information Technology Sectors. The White House statement said, “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several…
 
Log in