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Visa Bulletin Predictions for 2016

Posted by admin on February 18th, 2016 We have tried to analyze the current situation and come up with some possible predictions on the visa bulletin. Note that these are not precise they are just calculations based on the present situation. Kindly do not act or refrain to act solely on the information provided. [embedded […]

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunity: CFP: The Heritage of Displacement: Forced Migration in the Mediterranean through History, 17th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar, Cambridge, UK, 14 May 2016 [info] – Abstract submission deadline is 29 February 2016. Resources: 2015 Disasters in Numbers (CRED, Jan. 2016) [access via PreventionWeb] – Follow link for infographic. Fences, Fortresses, and Fortifications: What […]

DAPA, "Lawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem by Anil Kalhan

Saturday, February 13, 2016 DAPA, “Lawful Presence,” and the Illusion of a Problem by Anil Kalhan In DAPA, “Lawful Presence,” and the Illusion of a Problem,Anil Kalhanresponds to Michael Kagan’s post on the significance to the language in the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) guidance about the recipients’ “lawful […]

Why do I need an Immigration Attorney during my Criminal Case?

As I sit here working on my most recent crimmigration consultation case, I realize more and more the need for non-citizens to have trusted advice and immigration counsel during their criminal cases. I have mentioned on many occasions that the time to hire an immigration attorney is not after you or your loved one is […]

Classifying Aliens

Saturday, February 6, 2016 Classifying Aliens It’s Saturday. You’ve got work to do but you’re checking out the blog. That’s cool. We’re here for you. Try your hand at this great exercise in distraction that my son brought home from school – Classification of Aliens. You’ve got this! If only the INA was as easy […]

Translation: 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

Here is our law firms unofficial translation of the Ministry of Public Securitys announcement: 144 130 Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang Implement 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for Certain Nationalities Effective Jan. 30. 2016-01-26Date: Jan. 26, 201613051144144The State Council has approved, effective January 30, a visa free policy at each public port in Shanghai, Nanjing (Jiangsu Province) airport, […]

Will the Supreme Court Kill Immigration Reform?

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a sweeping plan for executive action on immigration reform. His program would shield an estimated 5 million immigrants from deportation, including young immigrants known as Dreamers who were brought here illegally as children. The measures would also allow the parents of United States citizens and legal permanent residents […]

Good News For H-1B Visa Cap Seekers in 2016 – Prepare Now.

As the H-1B cap season for FY 2017 approaches, employers and potential employees alike must be prepared. For the uninitiated, the H-1B cap refers to the statutory limit placed on visas available for temporary workers in specialty occupations. Currently, this limit is set at 65,000, with an additional 20,000 reserved for those with advanced U.S. […]

From the Bookshelves: The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court, Fourth Edition by Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda

Saturday, January 23, 2016 From the Bookshelves: The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court, Fourth Edition by Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court, Fourth Edition by Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda Now in its fourth edition, this […]

Immigration Article of the Day: The Original Meaning of 'Natural Born' by Michael D. Ramsey

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Immigration Article of the Day: The Original Meaning of ‘Natural Born’ by Michael D. Ramsey The Original Meaning of ‘Natural Born’ by Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law January 7, 2016 Abstract: Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution provides that no one but a natural […]