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Lost in Detention to Air on PBS on 10/18/2011

PBS’s Frontline series will air a film called “Lost in Detention” on Tues, Oct 18th (check your local listing for the specific time). The PBS website says this about the film: “Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s top adviser on immigrat… Read More
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Department of Labor Confirms University Professors and Instructors Require Prevailing Wage Determinations

The DOL has recently posted a “FAQ” to clarify that university professors and instructors using the “special handling” option for the PERM labor certification must still obtain a prevailing wage determination before filing the… Read More
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Can I use a visitor's visa for this? Appropriate and inappropriate uses of the visitor's visa?

The visitor’s visa (B1/B2) has multiple uses, and in some instances can be a great immigration solution for a foreign national needing to enter the US temporarily. However, if used inappropriate, it can also cause you and possibly your employer hug… Read More
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USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative: Will This Help Your Business or Your Case?

Today, USCIS announced an “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative. According to the USCIS press release, the goal of the initiative is to help USCIS “fully realiz[e] the job-creating potential of current immigration law.” According to… Read More
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Need to send an employee to the US to work? Plan Ahead and Avoid Delays and Surprises!

If you need to send (or bring) an employee to the US to work, you can take a few easy steps to make the process faster and smoother for you, your company, and for the employee. For example, these are the basic questions to consider; this information… Read More
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School attendance low? Check your state's immigration laws!

This week, a federal judge ruled on whether key portions of Alabama’s immigration law should stand. The judge ruled that certain portions cannot be enacted, included prohibiting undocumented foreign nationals from attending public colleges, and… Read More
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What is a priority date?

What is a priority date in US immigration, and why does it matter? In most cases, there are three major factors that determine how soon an applicant for permanent residence status will receive the green card: The country he/she was born in. The famil… Read More
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Priority Date Current per September Visa Bulletin? USCIS says go ahead & file!

In my Friday Fun Facts, I noted that US Department of State recently notified USCIS that all employment-based visa numbers have been used for the 2011 fiscal year, meaning that no more employment-based permanent resident (green card) applications wou… Read More
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Friday Fun Facts in Immigration Law!

No more employment-based green cards are available this fiscal year! US Department of State reported on Sept. 15th that the annual limit has been reached. No worries though; in less than 15 days the new fiscal year will start, and numbers will be ava… Read More
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Let's Diversify! Diversity Visa Lottery Program 2013

Get your keyboards & photos ready folks! The DV-2013 visa lottery will open on October 4, 2011. What is the Diversity Visa Lottery? The DV lottery program, also referred to sometimes as the green card lottery, is a program created by Congress to… Read More
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