Comment: Top Links July 2013

Every month, we feature the most accessed links by our readers in the previous month. Please find the most accessed articles or bloggings, and news items for July 2013:

Top Five July Immigration Daily Articles:

Top Five July Immigration Daily News Items:

Article: 8 Tips For Filing with USCIS, DOS and More by Ann Cun

Blogging: Congress vacates by Chris Musillo

Bloggings by Matthew Kolken:   #DREAM9 Update: Hunger Strike Continues, Facility on Lock-Down;   #DREAM9er Lizbeth Mateo Confirms that She is Being Held in Solitary Confinement

Blogging: Is Immigration Reform Dead? If So, What Happens Next? By Roger Algase

News: DOL Issues Clarification on L Fees and Reciprocity Fees

Focus: The Consular Posts Book is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.

The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:


Chapter 1: Argentina

Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

Chapter 2: Armenia

Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

Chapter 3: Australia

Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

Chapter 4: Brazil

Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

Chapter 5: Canada

Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

Chapter 6: China

Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong

Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee

Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

Chapter 7: Colombia

Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

Chapter 8: France

Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

Chapter 9: Germany

Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath

Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

Chapter 10: Haiti

Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

Chapter 11: India

Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel

Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani

Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones

New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

Chapter 12: Jamaica

Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 13: Nigeria

Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

Chapter 14: Philippines

Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

Chapter 15: Taiwan

Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 17: United Kingdom

London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

Chapter 18: Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

For additional information, please see:


By Fax:

Headline: White House will make economic argument for immigration reform Click here

Headline: GOP will feel heat at home in August on immigration Click here

Headline: McCain: Without Immigration Reform, GOP 'Cannot Win a National Election' Click here

Headline: How Immigration Reform Will Benefit Farmers and Rural Communities Click here

Headline: Top California GOP donors press their party for immigration changes Click here

Headline: Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal Click here

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