U.S. Supreme Court Says Grandparents, Other Relatives Are Excluded from Travel Ban

U.S. Supreme Court Says Grandparents, Other Relatives Are Excluded from Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that President Trump’s travel ban could proceed, but it could not be enforced against anyone with a “bona fide connection” to a U.S. person or entity. The ruling, however, was ambiguous because the Court only provided two examples of relatives […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Travel Ban to Proceed

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Travel Ban to Proceed

After months of strife with lower courts, President Trump achieved a rare victory for his immigration agenda when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow parts of his travel ban to proceed. Trump called the decision a “clear victory” for national security; however, the Court placed strict […]

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Real Estate Industry Rallies Behind EB-5 Reform Bill

Real Estate Industry Rallies Behind EB-5 Reform Bill

Real estate experts are rallying behind a bill proposed by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), which would increase EB-5 visa availability. Currently, there is a visa cap of 10,000, and the spouses and children of EB-5 visa holders count toward that cap. If the bill is passed, only […]

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Texas Senate Passes Bill That Requires Law Enforcement to Honor ICE “Detainer Requests”

Texas Senate Passes Bill That Requires Law Enforcement to Honor ICE “Detainer Requests”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement can issue “detainer requests” when it suspects that a person is an illegal immigrant. This is basically a request to hold the person in jail until ICE officers arrive.

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Could New H-1B Visa Regulations Actually Benefit Large Tech Companies?

Could New H-1B Visa Regulations Actually Benefit Large Tech Companies?

In response to high-profile stories that uncovered abuse of the H-1B visa program, legislators have introduced several bills that would tighten H-1B visa regulations. Among other changes, the proposed legislation would remove the H-1B visa lottery system and prevent companies from replacing U.S. employees with immigrant workers.

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Why Is H-1B Visa Reform a Top Priority for Legislators in 2017?

Why Is H-1B Visa Reform a Top Priority for Legislators in 2017?

Researchers at the University of California-San Diego and the University of Michigan recently completed a study that showed the H-1B visa program has had positive effects on technological innovation, profits for IT companies, and the welfare of Americans. However, H-1B visa reform has been a top priority […]

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Undocumented Irish Immigrants Fear Deportation under Trump Administration

Undocumented Irish Immigrants Fear Deportation under Trump Administration

Most major news outlets around the world have covered President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and his travel ban that targets predominantly Muslim countries. However, these reports overlooked the fact that tighter immigration restrictions could also affect immigrants from western European nations.

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How to Adjust Your U.S. Immigration Status – Advice from a Louisville Green Card Lawyer

How to Adjust Your U.S. Immigration Status – Advice from a Louisville Green Card Lawyer

The specific procedure for becoming a lawful permanent resident in the United States can vary greatly from one immigrant to the next. In most cases, immigrants who wish to become lawful permanent residents must apply for an adjustment of immigration status.

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Proposed Bill Would Double Minimum Pay for H-1B Visa Holders

Proposed Bill Would Double Minimum Pay for H-1B Visa Holders

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) recently introduced the High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 to the House of Representatives. The bill proposes an increase of the current minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from $60,000 to $130,000.

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I am Separated from My U.S. Spouse – Should I File Form I-751 as If I am Married?

I am Separated from My U.S. Spouse – Should I File Form I-751 as If I am Married?

Marrying a U.S. citizen is one of the most common ways to obtain a green card. However, not all marriages work out, and if you are separated from your spouse and you have not yet filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, then it is […]

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