Immigration Posts


Top Immigration Headlines: August 2013

Posted: September, 2013 in Immigration, Legal Topics, News

This year has been busy when it comes to immigration reform, and August was no exception.

Throughout last month, some of the top immigration headlines have revolved around the bipartisan immigration reform bill that supporters are hopeful will pass in October.

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Top Immigration Headlines: July 2013

Posted: August, 2013 in Immigration, Legal Topics, News

Immigration headlines for July mostly revolve around support of and opposition to the latest immigration reform bill, which appears to have supporters in both major political parties. At the same time, some cities are finding the federal courts to be less than supportive of their homegrown immigration laws.

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Afghan & Iraqi Interpreters Wait Years for Special Immigrant Visas

Posted: July, 2013 in Immigration, News

In 2003, the US Congress created the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to provide visas to Iraqi linguists working with the US military. A similar visa program was established in 2009 for Afghan interpreters.

However, the legislation granting these visas is set to expire.

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Top Immigration Headlines:
June 2013

Posted: July, 2013 in Immigration, Legal Interpreting, News

US immigration reform made important strides in June 2013. The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill passed in the Senate, and the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.

See what else made June’s top immigration headlines.

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June 2013 Here

Top Immigration Headlines: May 2013

Posted: May, 2013 in Immigration, Legal Topics, News

May’s immigration headlines largely discuss bills that both US federal and state lawmakers are trying to pass.

Click below to find out details about May’s top immigration headlines.

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Top Immigration Headlines: April 2013

Posted: April, 2013 in Immigration, Legal Topics, News

April’s immigration headlines largely reference the Boston Marathon bombing and the effects it may have on future immigration policies.

The rest of the headlines tend to focus on the immigration proposal released by the Senate this month.

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How to Handle Termination of H-1B Visa Employment

Posted: April, 2013 in Employment-Based, Immigration, Legal Resources, Maintaining Status

H-1B visas are valuable to many immigrants. Only 65,000 are allotted each year. If you are lucky enough to obtain an H-1B visa, you would be well-advised to hold on to it.

But what if you are fired from the job sponsoring your H-1B visa?

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Understanding Immigration
DNA Testing

Posted: April, 2013 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Topics

Immigration DNA testing is not always necessary when coming to the US.

However, if your immigration case hinges on the ability to prove your biological relationship to a family member, you may need DNA testing. Find out when you should consider this step.

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DNA Testing Here

Top Immigration Headlines:
March 2013

Posted: March, 2013 in Immigration, Legal News, Legal Topics, News

March immigration headlines continue to focus on the efforts for reform.

Well-known public figures, such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Republican Senator Marco Rubio, have made their positions clear on immigration during the month of March. Find out the rest of March’s immigration news right now.

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March 2013 Here

Know the Basics of the USCIS Medical Exam

Posted: March, 2013 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation

A USCIS medical exam is necessary for most immigrants before being admitted into the US.

The purpose of the exam is to ensure you do not have a condition that could be dangerous to others, or diseases you might spread to other US residents.

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