Executive Action and Notario Fraud

Few people disagree that we are operating with a broken immigration system and is in need of reform. By now everyone has heard, and has developed an opinion on President Obama’s Executive Action on the matter.  On November 20th, President Obama announced steps that the Executive will take to fix the immigration system by providing [...]

By | December 8th, 2014|Immigration|0 Comments

SCOTUS Decision Opens Door For Same Sex Marriage Immigrant Visas

After the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law against same-sex marriage last week in a 5-4 ruling in United States v. Windsor, an American man in Florida and his Bulgarian husband became the first same-sex married couple to be approved for a permanent resident visa. The couple, who live in Florida, had [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|Immigration, News|0 Comments

A Public Service Announcement for the Syrian community…..

We've been getting calls at the office from members of the Syrian diaspora asking about family members from back home who wish to seek asylum in the US. Many have already left Syria and are now spread out in countries throughout Europe and the Middle East. Many are trying to find ways to survive, earn [...]

By | October 31st, 2012|Immigration, News|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Cap Reached

"On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013.  On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption.  USCIS will reject petitions subject to the cap for H-1B specialty [...]

By | June 12th, 2012|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Your Entry Stamp

When clients are traveling in and out of the US I tell them to make sure that they get a stamp in their passport. This is especially true for Canadian clients who don't always get an I-94 stapled into their passports. But here's a new one, even for me: a client got their entry stamp [...]

By | June 6th, 2012|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Working in the US: it’s not just about immigration law….

During a recent LACBA seminar one of the speakers said something that resonates some of my beliefs, which I have shared with colleagues and clients alike: Immigration law is not just about obtaining a visa or green card. It's also about a working knowledge of human resources, employment and tax law as well. It is [...]

By | May 23rd, 2012|Immigration, News|0 Comments