Who are the Unauthorized Immigrants in the US?
- posted: Dec. 05, 2014
It is estimated that 11.7 million people living in the United States today are unauthorized immigrants. Who are these people? Where do they come from? How long have they been Read More
US Grants Temporary Protected Status to People from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
- posted: Nov. 25, 2014
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
President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of US Citizens and Expansion of DACA
- posted: Nov. 24, 2014
Last week President Obama announced a series of executive actions. A few of these might apply to you or someone you know. The first one has to do with "deferred action" for parents Read More
What's President Obama's Executive Action All About?
- posted: Nov. 21, 2014
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
- posted: Oct. 02, 2014
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
How are Same-Sex Marriage Cases handled by the Columbus, Ohio immigration office?
- posted: Aug. 29, 2014
On January 16, 2014 I posted on this blog a short article about how Same-Sex Marriage cases are being handled in the Columbus, Ohio USCIS (immigration) office. Today, I accompanied Read More
Will China EB-5 visas be available in Fiscal Year 2015?
- posted: Aug. 24, 2014
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
- posted: Aug. 24, 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
How Many Foreign Students Study in the US?
- posted: Aug. 15, 2014
IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS In July 2014 USCIS recently reported that: Almost 1 million foreign students are studying the United States. The top five countries sending students to the US are China, India, Read More
Advantages of becoming a US citizen
- posted: Jul. 25, 2014
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
Senate Inaction Leaves US Without Permanent Ambassadors in 40 Countries
- posted: Jul. 15, 2014
The US Department of State is reporting that presently the US Senate has a backlog in confirming ambassadorial candidates which means that 40 countries are without permanent ambassadors. Right now, Read More
Non-Canadians citizens (TCNs) temporarily unable to get visas at US consulates in Canada
- posted: Jun. 04, 2014
In non-peak visa application times, non-Canadian citizens may process for their visas at the US consulate offices throughout Canada. The non-Canadian nationals are also known as "Third Country Nationals" (TCNs). However, Read More
The Steps Involved in Pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case. Step 5 – The Discovery Process.
- posted: May 30, 2014
Continuing in my series of blog posts explaining the steps involved in pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case, today I explain the discovery process. When you file a lawsuit against your employer, Read More
Fired for wearing a headscarf or hijab
- posted: May 27, 2014
Religious Discrimination in the Workplace is Illegal Both Ohio and federal law make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against individuals when hiring and firing, as well as in the Read More
New I-94 Retreival Website
- posted: May 16, 2014
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
- posted: May 02, 2014
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