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Same sex marriage case approved by Columbus, Ohio office

Today I attended my fourth same-sex marriage based interview at the Columbus, Ohio USCIS office . I am pleased to report again that the USCIS officer who interviewed my clients Read More

US Grants Temporary Protected Status to People from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

The Department of Homeland Security has designated Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective November 21, 2014 through May 31, Read More

What's President Obama's Executive Action All About?

Last night (November 20, 2014), President Obama announced that he is taking Executive Action on the immigration front. His Executive Actions are designed to help secure the border and provide Read More

Update on How Same Sex Marriage Cases are Handled at Columbus USCIS office

Twice before I have posted on how same sex marriage cases are being handled at the Columbus, Ohio USCIS office. I am pleased to report that today I accompanied another couple Read More

Will China EB-5 visas be available in Fiscal Year 2015?

On October 1, 2015, approximately 10,000 new EB-5 visas will become available for use for Investor Green Card with approved petitions. However, because of the large demand from Investors from Read More

China EB-5 visas are not available for remainder of Fiscal Year 2014

Effective immediately Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category  become "Unavailable" for the remainder of the FY-2014. This action is necessary because the maximum level of Read More

Advantages of becoming a US citizen

BENEFITS OF BEING A US CITIZEN   Lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, cannot do everything that US citizens do and do not have the full protections of the US government Read More

New I-94 Retreival Website

At the beginning of May 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a new version of its I-94 Retrieval website. This new version allows nonimmigrants to view their arrival and Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Tightens The Standard In Employment Discrimination Retaliation Claims

In a recent decision, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for plaintiffs to claim retaliation for filing complaints of employment Read More

Work Authorizations for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

Good news  for  spouses of H-1B visa holders. On April 7, 2014 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to publish proposed rules that will allow employment authorization for spouses Read More

Ohio Law Extends Past Federal Law

This past fall, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) extended Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage to same-sex spouses. In an October 21, 2013 memorandum for executives Read More

Can a city pass a local ordinance related to enforcement of immigration law ?

Can a city pass a local ordinance related to enforcement of immigration laws? The US Supreme Court has yet to speak definitively on this subject. However, today, the US Supreme Court left Read More

Fired For Wearing A Cross

Cecilia Hanson, a former employee of a maternity clothes specialty store, recently filed suit against Destination Maternity Corporation, claiming religious discrimination. Hanson alleges that she began working at the Gretna, Read More

Does the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Green Card Program impact the US economy?

Does the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Green Card Program have an economic impact on the US economy? According to a recent study by the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the Read More

Bankruptcy’s Automatic Stay Stops Creditor Actions

When you file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the courts issue an automatic stay that stops all creditor actions, including lawsuits against you and your property. Creditor Read More

Republican leadership announces "principles" for immigration reform, but few details

Finally, the Republican leadership has at last signaled what it is for instead of repeatedly telling the American people what it is against. Yesterday, the Republican leadership of the House, John Read More

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