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U.S. IMMIGRATION
 
Law Firm Sues and Obtains Immigrant Visa to Reunite Family
By Atty. Bruce A. Coane and James McCollom, Jr.

After a Houston immigration law firm sued the United States Department of State, the U.S. Consulate in India finally gave an immigrant visa to Mrs. Nishahaben Amin.  n Read more
Visa Bulletin Fiasco:
The Case of the
Vanishing Visas
By Atty. Vanessa S. Barcelona

In mid June the Department of State published its Visa Bulletin for the coming month -- July, 2007.
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Certain Out of Status Aliens May Apply for Adjustment
By Atty. Reuben Seguritan

Aliens who are unlawfully present in the U.S. generally cannot apply for adjustment of status.

They have to leave and apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad. This could trigger the three-year or ten-year bars of inadmissibility.
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Adoption: Petitioning
the Orphan
By Atty. Maria Aguila

Adopting a child living in the Philippines involves complex U.S. laws, state laws of the state of the prospective adoptive parents ("PAPS") reside, and Philippine laws.
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IMMIGRATION COLUMNS

  • 04/07: Useful tips on Technology for Individuals Interested in Immigration
  • 11/06: New Laws Granting Local Law Enforcement Authority to Enforce....
  • 06/06: Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

  • Easing Backlog on Family Visas
    Nursing Relief Act of 2009
    Options for Dependents of Non-Immigrant Workers
    Undocumented Workers have Rights
    Son Deported for Marrying Before U.S. Entry
    Family Relationships As Basis for U.S. Immigration
    H1-B Developments
    Nursing Relief Act of 2007
    Will H-1B Quota Run Out in Two Days?
    Dilemma of the Out-of-Status RNs and PTs
    Manila Should'nt Gone Through All the Trouble to Get NCLEX Site
    File now Before Sharp Rise in USCIS Fees
    Consulates No Longer Authorized to Adjudicate I-130s
    Personal Interview Now Required for Visa Applicants
    Proposed Visa Screen Blanket Denial is Unfair
    Hardship Waiver of the Two Year J-1 Residency
    H-3 Option for Foreign Trainees
    Religious Cases
    Remedy for Erroneously Closed Labor Certification Cases
    Labor Certification Documents for Domestic Workers
    Click to read more immigration columns

     

  • 02/12/08   Student Visas: M1 Vocational Visa Basics
  • 03/01/07   Adoption: Petitioning the Orphan 

  • 2007/04 -- H-1B Visas -- Here Today, Gone Today! 
  • 2007/02 -- Nurses on Hold -- Retrogression and What it can Mean to You 
  • 2003/01 -- Asylum and the Child Status Protection Act
  • 2002/12 -- Recalculating Age for Purposes of Relief
  • 2002/11 -- New Relief for “Age-out” Cases
  • 2002/03 -- Immigrant Processing of Foreign Nurses
  • 2002/02 -- Child Citizenship Act of 2001
  • 2001/12 -- The US Economic Downturn: How the Non-Immigrant Can ...
  • 2001/10 -- Possible Immigration Consequences of the Events of Sept 11...
  • 2001/02 -- Tips on how to prepare your "B" visitor extension requests
  • 2000/04 -- Business Immigration
  • 2000/03 -- Employment-based Adjustment Applicants
  • 2000/02 -- INS Recently Clarifies Status of H-1B Worker While on Leave
  • 2000/01 -- Immediate Opening for Nurses
  • 1999/12 -- Practical Tips on Dealing with the U.S. Consulate in Manila
  • 1999/11 -- INS Processing Delays and How to Live with Them
  • 1999/10 -- How To Maximize Your Chances OF Obtaining a B2 Tourist Visa
  • 1999/09 -- In the Aftermath of 245(i), who Benefits?

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