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Who are the Unauthorized Immigrants in the US?

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

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

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?

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

How are Same-Sex Marriage Cases handled by the Columbus, Ohio immigration office?

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?

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

How Many Foreign Students Study in the US?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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