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  • 7月22日- 美墨协议到期前一天 蓬佩奥访问墨西哥

    7月22日- 美墨协议到期前一天 蓬佩奥访问墨西哥

    今日亮点: 美墨协议到期前一天 蓬佩奥访问墨西哥 美墨协议到期前一天 蓬佩奥访问墨西哥; 特朗普掀起的不仅是种族歧视论战 更是美国之“忧”; 特朗普:四名民主党女议员“无法热爱我们国家”; 国会应谴责特朗普种族歧视言论。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): 将翻译者从移民法庭移除的风险 作者: Aaron Reichlin-Melnick 头条: 美墨协议到期前一天 蓬佩奥访问墨西哥 点击这里 头条: 特朗普掀起的不仅是种族歧视论战 更是美国之“忧” 点击这里 头条: 特朗普:四名民主党女议员“无法热爱我们国家” 点击这里 头条: 国会应谴责特朗普种族歧视言论 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传送与读者的接收并不因此创造或形成律师与委托人间的法律关系。读者不可在没有咨询专业律师之前,即根据本网页...
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  • Jul 22 - More Mileage For Your Articles

    Jul 22 - More Mileage For Your Articles

    Comment: More Mileage For Your Articles Immigration Daily is always looking for articles written for immigration law professionals. If you are a writer, it means super-fast turnaround time for the dissemination of your thoughts - typically just one business day. We encourage all who wish to reach an audience among our 35,000+ readers including immigration professionals, journalists, scholars, employers, government officials and immigrants. If you have already written an article (for your website/blog or another publication), republishing it in Immigration Daily gives you additional milege for the work you have already put in, by giving you added circulation and impact. Send your articles to editor@ilw.com. Article: Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Blogging: Trump's attacks on Congresswomen, inhuman detention conditions, and Miller's plan to ban all refugees show Trump's agenda is only about race, not "enforcing immigration laws" By Roger Algase Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now! Specific focus on Enforcement and Compliance. 8 Brand New articles and 3 articles updated from previous edition to cover cutting-edge current developments. Articles by Shae Armstrong, Jeanne Calderon, Michael T. Clark, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Gary Friedland, Robert P. Gaffney, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa K. Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, Angelo A. Paparelli, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Reid Thomas, Robert S. Winner, and Ben Zou. Buy Now! Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/TheEB5Book.shtm or Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/theeb5book.pdf Headline: Top Dem Think Tank Warns Party: You’re Losing Immigration Messaging War to Trump Click here Headline: Immigrants are skipping reproductive health care because they’re afraid of being deported Click here Headline: What do migrants experience when they request asylum at the Texas-Mexico border? Click here Headline: Trump Campaign Ad Argues His Immigration Policies Place Safety Of Americans ‘At Risk’ Click here Headline: Trump administration weighs allowing no refugees into US next year Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the Worl By Todd Miller. Verso, 304 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 1784785113, $20.19 https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Borders-Exporting-Border-Around/dp/1784785113 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attor...
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  • Article: Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Every day, hundreds of non-English speaking immigrants show up to court for initial hearings where they will see an immigration judge for the first time. But due to a new policy, many immigrants will lose the help of dedicated court interpreters to ensure they understand what’s going on in the hearing. Instead, in-person simultaneous interpreters will be replaced with orientation videos and telephonic interpretation. According to news reports, the policy was officially announced to judges on Thursday. The policy is set to begin nationwide on the week of July 15. However, it has not been publicly confirmed by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the agency which oversees the immigration courts. It was reportedly previewed to some immigration judges in late June and first revealed by Paul W. Schmidt, a former immigration judge who reports on developments in the courts. All immigrants in removal proceedings have a right to interpretation, but how that interpretation is carried out varies from place to place. In most locations, interpreters sit next to immigrants when they appear in front of a judge, translating from the immigrants’ language to English and vice versa. By being in court, interpreters can quietly ask follow-up questions without breaking the flow of the conversation, take body language into account, and provide high quality interpretation. Under the new policy, in-court interpreters will not be available for initial hearings. Instead, immigrants who don’t speak English will watch a video orientation in “multiple languages,” and will not be permitted to ask questions about the video. Once the immigrant appears in front of the judge, they will only be able to receive interpretation through the phone. However, interpreters will still be available for full hearings on any applications for relief from removal, such as asylum. Telephonic interpretation is often of lower quality than in-person interpretation. Telephonic interpreters have to wait longer to determine whether someone has finished talking, slowing proceedings down. Since they can’t see people, they can’t consider facial expressions or body language in their interpretation. Low-quality telephone lines and volume problems may prevent them from understanding everything that was said. Before the policy rolled out, immigration judges expressed significant reservations. In leaked emails revealed by BuzzFeed, judges attacked the policy as misguided, with one judge suggesting that playing a video means he will be sitting in court “twiddling my...
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  • 7月19日- 川普执政头两年 数据显示边境死亡率下降

    7月19日- 川普执政头两年 数据显示边境死亡率下降

    今日亮点: 川普执政头两年 数据显示边境死亡率下降 川普执政头两年 数据显示边境死亡率下降; 美墨边境移民处境糟糕 听证会主席怒怼国安部官员; 众院通过决议谴责特朗普“种族主义言论”,这场纷争反映了什么?; 民权组织申请临时限制令,阻止特朗普政府有关庇护的新规定。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): ICE机构在南部地区加大移民拘留的范围 作者: Katie Shepherd 头条: 川普执政头两年 数据显示边境死亡率下降 点击这里 头条: 美墨边境移民处境糟糕 听证会主席怒怼国安部官员 点击这里 头条: 众院通过决议谴责特朗普“种族主义言论”,这场纷争反映了什么? 点击这里 头条: 民权组织申请临时限制令,阻止特朗普政府有关庇护的新规定 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传送与读者的接收并不因此创造或形成律师与委托人间
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  • Jul 19 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Jul 19 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By using 140 character messages, hash tags, retweets and direct messages you'll be able to connect with potential customers, businesses, friends and reconnect with old ones. Twitter gets you on search engines, group similar tweets together and be listed among other well-known Twitter users. The newsfeed is accessible either on your mobile device or computer and the codes are available for your website. If you've ever wondered how to have access to all these benefits, then all you have to do is join Twitter and when you do, please join over 13,000 people who follow "ilwcom". Article: ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South By Katie Shepherd Blogging: Trump administration is preparing a new citizenship test, raising fears that it will be used to cut down on nonwhite immigration. Routine change, or more bigotry? By Roger Algase Blogging: Trumps biggest failure: international condemnation for abusing immigrants' human rights. So his administration is "'redefining" human rights out of existence By Roger Algase News: OFLC Announces Changes to the FLAG System for CW-1 and H-2B Programs News: USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test Focus: Raleigh and Edison While everyone awaits the new EB5 regulation with bated breath, it is not here yet. However, at least some Indians have grasped that the regulation is definitely coming (reports from Taiwan and Vietnam indicate that those markets are still a bit skeptical). This is evidenced by the fact that many of our clients are reporting sharply increased interest from Indian investors (measured by volume of communication), and a few of our larger clients are reporting many wires from Indians last week--much higher than their investment flows a few weeks ago (some of these wires are from those who attended ILW events). In other words, the market has already heated up even before the regulation is published. In consequence, several of our clients urged us to organize events right away as the market is already hotter now than it was in May & June. However, we can execute only a limited set of events before the regulation is announced. Should the regulation get delayed by a week or so, it is better to be doing a couple of events rather than just waiting. In view of all the above we have decided to conduct 2 events--one in Raleigh on July 23rd and one in the New York area on July 24th. Our usual discounts are available for these two events. In view of the very short time remaining before the events, we urge you to contact us immediately if you plan to present to Indian investors at this events. For more information and details, please call 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here. Headline: A restaurant in the North Carolina city where Trump held his rally is donating to aid immigrants Click here Headli...
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  • Article: ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South By Katie Shepherd

    ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South by Katie Shepherd While members of Congress were struggling to reach a bipartisan deal in February in order to end the government shutdown, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly expanded its complicated network of immigration jails—this time in the Deep South. In late June, ICE started using three jails in Louisiana and Mississippi, with bed-space for 4,000 people. Just two years ago—at the beginning of the Trump presidency—ICE had the capacity to hold only about 2,000 people. This expansion increase’s ICE’s capacity in Louisiana and Mississippi by 50 percent. All three of the detention centers are run by private prison companies: Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi is run by CoreCivic, the Catahoula Correctional Center in Louisiana is run by LaSalle Corrections, and the South Louisiana ICE Processing Center is run by GEO Group. Private prison companies are driven by financial incentive and so historically have cut corners in order to maximize profit. As a result, privately run jails are chronically understaffed in order to save money and incarcerated individuals may have more limited access to critical services, including medical care and adequate food. This expansion is particularly concerning given the long and horrifying track record of human rights abuses, staff mistreatment, and inadequate medical care in these facilities in recent years. Deplorable conditions at one of the jails—the Adams County prison—contributed to a 2012 riot that left one guard dead and at least a dozen people injured. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in May that it would no longer use Adams County to hold federal inmates, giving ICE—and CoreCivic, which now runs Adams County—the chance to take over. In fact, the horrifying conditions in facilities just like these were uncovered by Mother Jones in the summer of 2016, when an investigative reporter went undercover for four months as a guard at a CoreCivic-run jail in Louisiana. Ramping up ICE detention in the Deep South is particularly problematic given the remoteness of the facilities, and their distance from available attorneys, expert witnesses, and loved ones.  The region is notorious for particularly harsh immigration judges. Many of the hearings are likely to be heard by video teleconference (VTC), which disadvantages immigrants.  Attorneys and advocates have complained that video technology often breaks down, and the lines may have bad sound quality. Congress must fully exercise its constitutional oversight authority and hold ICE accountable for repeatedly overspending its detention budget. Further, the Trump administration must decrease its over-reliance on private prison companies, which systemically cut corners at the cost of the well-being and health of the individuals in their custody. Until that happens, individuals in facilities like Adams County, Catahoula, and South Louisiana Processing Center will continue to suffer out of sight of attor...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

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    News: USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

    USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test Memorandum Announces a Decennial Revision Schedule WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments. The goal is to create a meaningful, uniform, and efficient test that will assess applicants’ knowledge and understanding of U.S. history, government and values. This spring, the former USCIS director signed the Revision of the Naturalization Civics Test Memorandum (PDF, 202 KB) . This memorandum announces the revision of the naturalization test and formalizes a decennial revision schedule of the naturalization test based on adult education best practices. “Granting U. S. citizenship is the highest honor our nation bestows,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. ...
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  • News: OFLC Announces Changes to the FLAG System for CW-1 and H-2B Programs

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    News: OFLC Announces Changes to the FLAG System for CW-1 and H-2B Programs

    Last updated July 15th, 2019 July 15th, 2019 OFLC Announces Enhancements to the FLAG System for CW-1 and H-2B Programs On July 12th, 2019, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), in collaboration with the Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer, released the following enhancements and new features in the FLAG System for stakeholders preparing and submitting applications in the CW-1 and H-2B Programs: ✓ Users will be able to take certain actions on CW-1 and H-2B applications while under review by OFLC Form ETA-9142B (H-2B Application) Upload recruitment ...
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  • 7月18日- 特朗普的挑衅“令人发指,但很成功”

    7月18日- 特朗普的挑衅“令人发指,但很成功”

    今日亮点: 特朗普的挑衅“令人发指,但很成功” 特朗普的挑衅“令人发指,但很成功”; 移民出入境便利新政8月实施 这样的外国人我们欢迎; 赴美留学难 中国留学生另觅目的国; 美国务院公布8月份排期表 配偶绿卡连两月有名额 。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): 关于在美国,加拿大,墨西哥工作的TN签证问题 作者: Edward C. Corrigan 头条: 特朗普的挑衅“令人发指,但很成功” 点击这里 头条: 移民出入境便利新政8月实施 这样的外国人我们欢迎 点击这里 头条: 赴美留学难 中国留学生另觅目的国 点击这里 头条: 美国务院公布8月份排期表 配偶绿卡连两月有名额 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传送与读者的接收并不因此创造或形成律师与委托人间的法律关系。读者不可在没有咨询专业律师之前,即根据本网页的讯息而有所行动。版权所有1995-2017美国移民有限责任公司...
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  • Jul 18 - EB5 Reg Battle

    Jul 18 - EB5 Reg Battle

    Comment: EB5 Reg Battle There are two factions in the Trump administration that are battling it out on the finalization of the new EB5 Regulation. 1) Steven Miller Faction - "The Quantity Faction" - This faction is in full operational control of USCIS/DHS. The acting director of USCIS, Ken Cuccinelli, comes from this faction, and so do the heads of CBP and ICE. In addition, several members within two/three/four levels of officials under these heads also come from this faction. Many of these people have connections with anti-immigration organizations such as CIS, FAIR and NumbersUSA. There are multiple daily calls made from Steven Miller and his people in the White House to these officials in the immigration agencies. This faction is generally anti-immigration and wants to reduce all immigration numbers as much as possible. 2) Jared Kushner Faction - "The Quality Faction" - Jared Kushner is occupied mostly with large issues such as Criminal Justice, Middle East Peace, Opiod Crisis, but does find time occasionally to push large scale immigration initiatives. President Trump has identified immigration as a centerpiece of his re-election campaign and is eager to show that he has kept the promises he made on immigration during the last election. This week, Kushner and his faction presented a immigration overhaul plan within the White House which keeps the total immigration numbers unchanged but makes immigration "merit-based"--increasing the "quality" of immigrants. These two factions are at war with each other on many immigration issues--for instance, the "The Quantity Faction" opposes the proposed immigration plan because it wants a reduction in the total number of immigrants--not just the increase in quality. On EB5 regulation, Mr. Kushner's companies are developers who have used EB5 in the past and his friends are telling Mr. Kushner that this regulation is a bad idea and will hurt developers. It appears that there were deliberations in the White House in the last 7 days and a call went out from someone working at the direction of Mr. Kushner to USCIS requesting them to delay the regulation. There have been rumors that the rule has been killed--but despite these rumors, the regulation has not been killed as of this writing. In sworn testimony to Congress yesterday under penalty of perjury, Michael Valverde, the Deputy Associate Director of Field Operations of USCIS, stated that the regulation will be published "relatively soon" and upon being asked specifically "so months?" he said it was "less than months, sir." A career USCIS official would not perjure himself and risk his job and pension, hence our conclusion that the regulation is very much alive. See the video of the hearing here (the statement is at 1:13:44 in the video for a duration of 1:20 minutes). An Op-Ed last weekend in the New York Observer, a newspaper owned by a relative of Mr. Kushner, "Real Estate Developers’ Plea to Trump: Don’t Roll Out New EB-5 Regulation" by Brian Darling argues that it is in the political interest of the Trump administration to squash the upcoming EB5 regulation. Please find a political analysis below. Political Arguments Against the New EB5 Reg Political Calculations Supporting the New EB5 Reg This regulation kills jobs in New York, LA, Miami and other major urban centers Those in the administration pushing the regulation know that the regulation changes the location of the jobs from affluent urban areas to rural areas. President Trump cannot hope to win New York or California—he is trying to appeal to Wisconsin and Iowa by moving jobs there. The administration should be worried about angry voters who are upset about the President not keeping his promise to create American jobs The angry voters that affect the President's reelection effort are rural voters in Wisconsin and Iowa who are suffering due to the trade wars. The administration sees using this EB5 regulation to move jobs to rural states as a way of keeping Mr. Trump's promise to create American jobs--for rural voters who will make or break his re-election efforts. Additional investment of $1 Billion is a value to New York, Los Angeles and Miami $1 Billion of investment has a massive impact on the economies of rural areas that Trump needs to win for his re-election. This is an Obama era regulation; ergo, it must be stopped The administration stopped all Obama era regulations except this one. This regulation was pushed forward deliberately because it will help re-elect President Trump. EB-5 is a merit based immigration system EB-5 continues to remain a merit based immigration system under the regulation In summary, it is clear that: The new EB5 rule is very much alive A battle is under way within the White House on publication of this rule Calculations of both sides are political--not policy Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com. Article: TN Visa Requirements To Work In Canada, Mexico Or The Un...
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  • New: USCIS Releases Data on Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker Receipts, Completions, and RFEs

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  • July 17 - EB5 Political Calculations

    July 17 - EB5 Political Calculations

    Comment: EB5 Political Calculations An Op-Ed last weekend in the New York Observer "Real Estate Developers’ Plea to Trump: Don’t Roll Out New EB-5 Regulation" by Brian Darling argues that it is in the political interest of the Trump administration to squash the upcoming EB5 regulation. Please find an analysis below. Political Arguments Against the New EB5 Reg Political Calculations Supporting the New EB5 Reg This regulation kills jobs in New York, LA, Miami and other major urban centers Those in the administration pushing the regulation know that the regulation changes the location of the jobs from affluent urban areas to rural areas. President Trump cannot hope to win New York or California—he is trying to appeal to Wisconsin and Iowa by moving jobs there. The administration should be worried about angry voters who are upset about the President not keeping his promise to create American jobs The angry voters that affect the President's reelection effort are rural voters in Wisconsin and Iowa who are suffering due to the trade wars. The administration sees using this EB5 regulation to move jobs to rural states as a way of keeping Mr. Trump's promise to create American jobs--for rural voters who will make or break his re-election efforts. Additional investment of $1 Billion is a value to New York, Los Angeles and Miami $1 Billion of investment has a massive impact on the economies of rural areas that Trump needs to win for his re-election. This is an Obama era regulation; ergo, it must be stopped The administration stopped all Obama era regulations except this one. This regulation was pushed forward deliberately because it will help re-elect President Trump. EB-5 is a merit based immigration system EB-5 continues to remain a merit based immigration system under the regulation The administration is already in a full 2020 re-election mode and seems to be evaluating issues such as the decisions on the new EB5 regulation based on the above considerations. Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com. Article: Corporate Corner: Employer Risks and Strategies in the Era of ‘Buy American, Hire American’ By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Blogging: Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids. By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: TentLogix Officials Indicted for Harboring Undocumented Workers after ICE Audit By Bruce Buchanan Blogging: Roll Call: Us Health Care Would Collapse Without Foreign Nurses By Chris Musillo Blogging: Trump's attacks on nonwhite immigrants undermine his court arguments and threaten the rule of law By Roger Algase News: When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application fo...
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  • Article: TN Visa Requirements To Work In Canada, Mexico Or The United States By Edward C. Corrigan

    TN Visa Requirements To Work In Canada, Mexico Or The United States. by Edward C. Corrigan American, Canadian and Mexican citizens, with the right professional qualifications, have the opportunity to work anywhere in North America under trade agreements negotiated by their respective governments. This agreement was formerly called the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA for short. Under US President Trump a new agreement, called the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) took NAFTA’s place. There are only minor changes in the new agreement. These agreements were designed to facilitated trade between Canada, Mexico and the United States. Part of these agreements was to allow qualified professionals from these three countries to work on a temporary basis in Canada, Mexico and the United States on a reciprocal basis. These visas’ are called TN Visas. To qualify for a TN Visa, one need’s to have meet the requirements expressly set out in the Appendix 1603-D.1 in the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) . There are 61 professional categories recognized as being eligible for TN Visas. For most professional categories one need’s to have a Bachelor Degree which is issued by a recognized Canadian, American, or Mexican University, or a Licentura (Licence) Degree that allows the applicant to practice in a particular area. You also have to be a Citizen of Canada, Mexico or the United States. Permanent Residents of Canadas and Mexico or United States Green Card holders and other non-Citizens are not eligible for a TN Visa. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Canadian citizens are generally eligible for admission into the United States0 as nonimmigrants without a visa. The TN category, a nonimmigrant classification, simply reflects this general exemption for Canadians from the visa requirement. NAFTA governs the process that is required to prove whether a Canadian or Mexican citizen is a professional in a qualifying profession. Mexican Citizens are required to obtain a Visa to Enter the United States. CANADIAN CITIZENS Canadian citizens can apply for a TN Visa at designated Ports of Entry into the United States. Applicants’ can establish eligibility for TN classification at the time they seek admission to the United States. They must present the required documentation to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at a designated port of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station. Applicants’ must provide the following documentation to qualify fo...
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  • Jul 17 - Political Calculations for EB5

    Jul 17 - Political Calculations for EB5

    Comment: EB5 Political Calculations An Op-Ed last weekend in the New York Observer "Real Estate Developers’ Plea to Trump: Don’t Roll Out New EB-5 Regulation" by Brian Darling argues that it is in the political interest of the Trump administration to squash the upcoming EB5 regulation. Please find an analysis below. Political Arguments Against the New EB5 Reg Political Calculations Supporting the New EB5 Reg This regulation kills jobs in New York, LA, Miami and other major urban centers Those in the administration pushing the regulation know that the regulation changes the location of the jobs from affluent urban areas to rural areas. President Trump cannot hope to win New York or California—he is trying to appeal to Wisconsin and Iowa by moving jobs there. The administration should be worried about angry voters who are upset about the President not keeping his promise to create American jobs The angry voters that affect the President's reelection effort are rural voters in Wisconsin and Iowa who are suffering due to the trade wars. The administration sees using this EB5 regulation to move jobs to rural states as a way of keeping Mr. Trump's promise to create American jobs--for rural voters who will make or break his re-election efforts. Additional investment of $1 Billion is a value to New York, Los Angeles and Miami $1 Billion of investment has a massive impact on the economies of rural areas that Trump needs to win for his re-election. This is an Obama era regulation; ergo, it must be stopped The administration stopped all Obama era regulations except this one. This regulation was pushed forward deliberately because it will help re-elect President Trump. EB-5 is a merit based immigration system EB-5 continues to remain a merit based immigration system under the regulation The administration is already in a full 2020 re-election mode and seems to be evaluating issues such as the decisions on the new EB5 regulation based on the above considerations. Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com. Article: Corporate Corner: Employer Risks and Strategies in the Era of ‘Buy American, Hire American’ By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Blogging: Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids. By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: TentLogix Officials Indicted for Harboring Undocumented Workers after ICE Audit By Bruce Buchanan Blogging: Roll Call: Us Health Care Would Collapse Without Foreign Nurses By Chris Musillo Blogging: Trump's attacks on nonwhite immigrants undermine his court arguments and threaten the rule of law By Roger Algase News: When to File Your Adjustment of ...
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  • 7月17日 - 取消美墨边境第三国移民避难申请资格

    7月17日 - 取消美墨边境第三国移民避难申请资格

    今日亮点: 取消美墨边境第三国移民避难申请资格 取消美墨边境第三国移民避难申请资格; 美国多地抗议亚马逊 称其技术被用来遣返无证移民; 美国众议院通过决议,谴责特朗普“种族主义言论”; 美国计划再送委反对派4190万发工资,资金本应援助别国 。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): 企业角:“购买美国货,雇用美国人”时代的雇主风险和策略 作者: Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP 头条: 取消美墨边境第三国移民避难申请资格 点击这里 头条: 美国多地抗议亚马逊 称其技术被用来遣返无证移民抗议美国政府“清退”非法移民行动 约40名抗议者被捕 点击这里 头条: 美国众议院通过决议,谴责特朗普“种族主义言论” 点击这里 头条: 美国计划再送委反对派4190万发工资,资金本应援助别国 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传...
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  • News: When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: August 2019

    When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: August 2019 Issued on: July 17, 2019 Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process . If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status . This page will help you determine when to file your adjustment of status application. When to File Use the Visa Bulletin charts below to determine when to file your adjustment of status application. To use the charts: Find your visa type in the first column (on the left) of the appropriate chart (Family-sponsored or Employment-based). Stay in that row and move directly to the right to find the corresponding date under the country of your birth (as listed in the boldface columns across the top). If the date on the chart is current (“C”), or your priority date is earlier than the date on the chart, you may file your adjustment of status application, if otherwise eligible to do so. “U” means unauthorized; for example, numbers are not authorized for issuance. Your priority date is generally the date when your relative or employer properly filed the immigrant visa petition on your behalf with USCIS. If a labor certification is required to be filed with your immigrant visa petition, the priority date is the date the labor certification application was accepted for processing by the Department of Labor. August 2019 Final Action Dates for Filing for F2A Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Applications: Family- Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except ...
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  • Article: Corporate Corner: Employer Risks and Strategies in the Era of ‘Buy American, Hire American’ By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

    Corporate Corner: Employer Risks and Strategies in the Era of ‘Buy American, Hire American’ by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Employers and practitioners are reporting growing difficulty in hiring foreign workers, and increasing numbers of requests for evidence and petition delays and denials, since President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April 2017. It calls for stepping up monitoring and enforcement efforts, with the H-1B program particularly targeted. Many actions have followed, both formal and informal. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stepped up “random and unannounced” employer site visits, for example. The agency said it would focus on: Cases where USCIS cannot validate the employer’s basic business information through commercially available data; H-1B-dependent employers (those who have a high ratio of H-1B workers as compared to U.S. workers, as defined by statute); and Employers petitioning for H-1B workers who work off site at another company or organization’s location. Practically speaking, according to reports, the executive order has led to USCIS challenging H-1B new or extension applications for a variety of reasons, such as on the basis of salary levels seeming to indicate that the sponsored position is insufficiently complex to qualify for an H-1B visa, and requiring employers to provide extensive information on contracts and itineraries for H-1B workers at third-party worksites. There has been spillover beyond H-1B issues, too, such as lengthier adjudications, unpredictable policy changes, increasing scrutiny, a sense of arbitrariness and unpredictability, and requests for evidence into other visa categories of interest to employers, including H-2B, L-1, and TN visas, and calls to reduce or eliminate STEM Optional Practical Training. Although the terrain for employing foreign workers in the United States remains difficult, there are ways you can meet these challenges head-on: Review your existing workforce, decide which employees should be sponsored for H-1B visas, and plan in advance. Perform an immigration audit and verify that all documentation is current. Get your financial documentation in order, for verification that your company is able to support a foreign worker throughout his or her employment. This may include tax returns, contracts, and other documents. Pay attention to application details. Small technical mistakes can be disqualifying. Keep in mind that agents may be looking for reasons to deny. Be prepared to defend your need for an H-1B worker. This issue comes up repeatedly. Take a look at foreign graduating students; don’t rely solely on the H-1B lottery. Contact your WR immigration attorney for help with strategizing, minimizing risks, global migration and employment issues, and specific cases.     Resources: USCIS notice on “Buy American and Hire American”  USCIS notice on “further measures” USCIS notice on “combating H-1B visa fraud and abuse” Executive Order #13788 E-Verify, https://www.e-verify.gov/ Canada Work Permit: Global Talent Stream, https://www.immigration.ca/canada-work-permit-global-talent-stream and https://www.immigration.ca/plan-to-make-global-talent-stream-permanent-sparks-surge-in-interest News, analysis, and commentary: “Buy American, Hire American: How Renewed Protectionism Is Reshaping Supply Chains” “The Impact of Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order No. 13788 “How President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order Has Affected H-1B Work Visas” “USCIS Holds a One-Sided Listening Session About the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order Progress”  “How Will Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order Change Labor Policy?” “What Will Trump’s Executive Order Do to H-1B Visas?” “Prepping for the H-1B Hiring Cycle: New Administration, New Rules” This post originally appeared on Wolfsdorf.com. Reprinted with permission. About The Author Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Established in 1986, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is a full-service, top-rated immigration law firm providing exceptional immigration and visa services. With over 30 years of experience and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and Shanghai, the firm specializes in providing global immigration solutions for investors, multinational corporations, small businesses, academic and research institutions, artists and individuals. Wolfsdorf Rosenthal attorneys are experts in their field and are featured contributors and speakers at local, national and global immigration forums and publications. They are also consistently recognized for their work and honored by the most prestigious awards on a national and global level. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM. ...
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  • Jul 16 - Developments on New EB5 Reg

    Jul 16 - Developments on New EB5 Reg

    Developments on New EB5 Reg

    Senator Chuck Grassley Tweeted out the following on the new EB5 Reg today.

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    Senator Chuck Grassley @ChuckGrassley
    "BIG progress by @realDonaldTrump + admin 2bring real reforms &accountability to flawed eb5 investor visa program New regs cleared by OMB wld bring needed integrity 2program scarred by abuse +natl security problems NEED TO PUBLISH NOW!"

    What does a well connected Senator tweeting this out mean? It means that not all folks in the Trump Administration want the new EB5 regulation to see the light of day.

    Laura D Francis of Bloomberg Law tweeted today that Michael Valverde, the Deputy Assistant Director of Field Operations of USCIS, says that the regulation is coming relatively soon.

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    "Michael Valverde of @USCIS says #EB5 regulations are coming "relatively soon" but can't say exactly when."

    You will remember that USCIS Acting Director Cuccinelli on July 1 Tweeted that

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    USCIS Acting Director Ken Cucinelli @USCISCuccinelli "Good news! @OMBPress cleared the #EB5 modernization rule last week. This is a good step toward reforming the program so that it more closely aligns with Congressional intent to benefit our economy and create jobs for American workers."

    What to make of all the above? On balance, we conclude that the new regulation is coming but that there is also some concerted effort to withdraw the rule.

    Just for the record, Immigration Daily has always argued that EB-5 is a jobs creation program (unlike other countries' investment immigration programs) and it is job creation that matters--not the investment amount. We also believe in deep and wide markets instead of shallow and narrow ones. So in our view, it is best to deepen the market by lowering the investment amount, and to increase the total number of American jobs created by raising the number of jobs created per investor. For example, lowering the investment amount to $250,000 and increasing the number of jobs per investor to 20 jobs per investor would make EB5 even more of a jobs engine than it is. We think that increasing the investment amount to $1.3 million will kill the market or make it very shallow--and doing so while keeping the number of jobs per investor the same will hurt American jobs. If there has to be an increase in investment amount we would advocate that (a) it be as small as possible (such as $650,000), (b) doing so with long (6 month) grace period and (c) raising the amount in stages ($50,000 per year across 3 years)--to minimize the negative impact on the market, and keep it as deep and wide as possible. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com. Article: Rand Paul Bill Fixes Hr 1044 Removal Of Per Country Cap Bill With A Bill That Would Double Employment-based Green Cards By Mona Shah Blogging: Ending asylum protection for Central American migrants won’t do anything to stop illegal border crossings By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: Trump's attacks on Congresswomen of color, ban on Central American asylum seekers, and concentration-camp-like immigrant detention are not just racist - they are fascist By Roger Algase Blogging: Four Executives of IT Staffing Companies Charged with H-1B Visa Fraud By Bruce E. Buchanan Blogging: BELIEVE Act Needs Your Support – The Right Way To Reform Immigration By Carl Shusterman Blogging: Should I Be Worried About ICE Raids? By Jason Dzubow News: DHS and DOJ Interim Final Rule Barring from Asylum Eligibility Individuals Who Transit Through a Third Country Without Seeking Protection News: Presidential Executive Order on Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census News: EOIR Releases Guidelines Regarding New Regulations Governing Asylum and Protection Claims Focus: Complete Your EB5 Raise ILW will be conducting events non-stop between the publication of the new EB5 regulation and the end of the grace period. Here is the planned schedule: H1B to EB5 Events in US EB5 Events in India Week Zero Regulation is published Week One Assembling Audiences Week Two H1B & India Events US West Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix Southern India Chennai(2 events), Bangalore(2 events), Hyderabad(2 events) Week Three H1B & India Events US East Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta Northern India Delhi(2 events), Chandigarh(2 events), Ludhiana(2 events) Week Four H1B & India Events US Central Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Houston Western India Mumbai(2 events), Ahmedabad(2 events), Baroda(2 events) Availability Total capacity: 12 Sold: 8 Total capacity: 9 Sold: 3 New Product: Email Marketing to 5,000 H1B to EB5 prospects: Only 4 spots left Note: The specific dates for the events will be determined as soon as the regulat...
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  • 7月16日 - 美司法部和国土安全部联合发布庇护新规

    7月16日 - 美司法部和国土安全部联合发布庇护新规

    今日亮点: 美司法部和国土安全部联合发布庇护新规 美司法部和国土安全部联合发布庇护新规; 抗议美国政府“清退”非法移民行动 约40名抗议者被捕; 四名民主党议员称特朗普对她们的言论攻击是种族主义; 美国计划限制抵达南部边境的移民避难申请。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): 兰德保罗法案修正了H.R.1044法案 有望加倍职业移民绿卡 作者: Hermione Krumm 头条: 美司法部和国土安全部联合发布庇护新规 点击这里 头条: 抗议美国政府“清退”非法移民行动 约40名抗议者被捕 点击这里 头条: 四名民主党议员称特朗普对她们的言论攻击是种族主义 点击这里 头条: 美国计划限制抵达南部边境的移民避难申请 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传送与读者的接收并不因此创造或形成律师与委托人间的法律关系。读者不可在没有咨询专业律师之前,即根据本网页的
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  • News: EOIR Releases Guidelines Regarding New Regulations Governing Asylum and Protection Claims

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