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US Immigration Law Archives

How big is the backlog facing the federal immigration courts?

The unfortunate reality for those people with cases pending in the federal immigration courts is that they are likely going to have to wait a long time for any sort of legal resolution allowing them to move forward due to a sizeable case backlog.

What business travelers need to know about B-1 visas

Advancements in communication technology have served to transform the face of international business. Indeed, a live video teleconference can now be held between parties separated by an entire ocean with just a few clicks, while email and live chat facilitate regular, instantaneous communication for multinational corporations. Despite the relative ease with which international parties can now communicate, business travel nevertheless remains an absolute necessity. In recognition of this fact, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has long offered those looking to enter the country temporarily for business purposes the chance to secure what is known as a B-1 visa.

Record number of H-1B visa applications for fiscal year 2016

On April 1 of every year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officially begins accepting applications for the available 85,000 H-1B visas, which allow employers to bring foreign workers here to the U.S. to work in the high-demand fields of engineering, science and computer programming.

Spouses of H-1B visa holders will soon be allowed to work

Many people in New York know of the H-1B visa. It allows highly skilled workers from other companies to work for U.S. companies. What some people may not realize, however, is that the spouses of these individuals -- usually living in the country on an H-4 visa -- are not allowed to pursue careers in the U.S.

Why are New York's dairy farmers calling for immigration reform?

It may surprise people to learn that the state of New York is actually one of the leading dairy producers here in the U.S. In fact, the Empire State actually became the nation's biggest yogurt producer back in 2012, and is currently home to more than 40 yogurt producers, up from a mere 14 back in 2000.

Understanding employment-based immigration: EB-1 visas pt.3

Over the last few posts, our blog has been discussing how outstanding professors, and those people who possess extraordinary ability in education, business, sciences, athletics, or art may be able to secure an EB-1 visa.

Understanding employment-based immigration: EB-1 visas

Those foreign nationals looking to secure permanent residence here in the United States can apply for one of four employment-based visas. The EB visa for which a person applies will depend on their unique circumstances. For instance, a person holding an advanced degree would likely seek to secure an EB-2 visa.

White House asks federal judge to lift immigration injunction

President Obama made history back in November when he signed an executive order calling for the protection of upwards of five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, including an estimated four million parents of citizens or legal permanent residents able to establish U.S. residency for five years.