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Immigration Blog

  • Apr 15, 2014
    SMALL BUSINESS L-1A PETITION APPROVED 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 Continue reading >>
  • Mar 6, 2014
    Green Card Saved After Trial 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 Continue reading >>
  • Nov 13, 2013
    L-1A EXECUTIVE INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREE APPROVED 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 Continue reading >>
  • May 22, 2013
    Trade NAFTA Management Consultant Approved Our client is a Canadian citizen. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field of data analytics. A United States technology services company that provides professional and consulting services to renowned IT companies desires our client's services as a management consultant. The company wishes to assign our client to work with its clients to provide advice on how information patterns can support sound business decision-making. In view Continue reading >>
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U.S. Immigration News

  • Jun 26, 2013
    DOMA decision a win for LGBT immigration rights advocates "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 Continue reading >>
  • Jun 24, 2013
    John Boehner’s legacy rests on immigration "Boehner’s legacy will hinge on immigration reform. It’s the only accomplishment of any significance still feasible given Washington’s chronic sclerosis. It serves both parties’ interests, even if some Republicans object vehemently to it. Democrats need to deliver for Latinos, a vital constituency, while Republicans may not be able to win the White House without expanding their appeal to this rapidly growing community. Continue reading >>
  • Jun 19, 2013
    Immigration Law Changes Seen Cutting Billions From Deficit "Congressional budget analysts, providing a positive economic assessment of proposed immigration law changes, said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration system would cut close to $1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next two decades and lead to more than 10 million new legal residents in the country." Click here for more of this US immigration news update. Continue reading >>
  • Jun 6, 2013
    Senate immigration bill teeters as it tilts rightward "The Senate immigration bill is poised to undergo a decidedly rightward shift in an attempt to attract more Republican votes, but that threatens to erode bipartisan consensus. Democratic and Republican authors of the bill have expressed a willingness to make changes and toughen the border security provisions as the sweeping immigration overhaul heads to the floor next week. But a debate has emerged over how much is too much." Click here for Continue reading >>
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