Public Charge and New Forms

Posted by Alexander Carl | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

AILA has noted that an advanced copy of the Department of State's final rule to align their public charge standards with those of the Department of Homeland Security has been made available.  The interim final rule will be published in the Federal Registrar on October 11, 2019 and will be effecti...

Visa Reciprocity Updates

Posted by Alexander Carl | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Department of State updated the visa reciprocity schedule for many countries.  Effective October 7, 2019.  Follow the link below for specific information and changes.

Public Charge Rule

Posted by Alexander Carl | Oct 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today, AILA filed a lawsuit to enjoin USCIS from moving forward with its plan to stop accepting certain forms related to the new public charge rule if postmarked on or after October 15, 2019, despite the fact that  it has failed to publish necessary revised and new forms. The suit filed by AILA,...

Immigration and Racism

Posted by Ally Bolour | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By:  Molly Kleinman Summer Intern The first weekend of August saw two horrific acts of violence. The first, a shooting in an El Paso mall, left 22 people dead and the second, which took place in Ohio, killed nine people.             The El Paso shooting seems to have been motivated by whit...

Immigraiton Public Charge Rules

Posted by Alexander Carl | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immigration and Public Charge By:  Molly Z. Kleinman, Summer Intern Bolour Immigration Group "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Anyone who listened to or watched the news recently, has undoubtedly heard those words. On Monday, August 12, the Tr...

Immigration and Economy

Posted by Alexander Carl | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By:  Molly Kleinman Summer Intern When the economy is in trouble, as it often is, people want to find an easy answer. Often times, this comes at the expense of persecuted individuals, such as immigrants. But despite myths surrounding immigrants-both legal and illegal-they are actually a boon to...

US Immigration - L-Visas

Posted by Alexander Carl | Aug 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Work Visa:  L-1 visas are a specialized type of temporary work visa that allow a multinational company to transfer employees from their overseas Office to their company's affiliated office located within the United States.  When considering an L visa, you should first ask yourself if yo...

On Immigration - AILA says it Best!

Posted by Alexander Carl | Aug 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Severe USCIS case processing delays are causing hardship for millions of individuals, families, and American businesses throughout the country. Among other impacts, such delays prolong the separation of families, make U.S. businesses less competitive, endanger vulnerable protection seekers, and s...

Democratic Debate II - Immigration Plans - Day 2 -

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wednesday, July 31, CNN will host the second night of the Second Democratic Debate. Below is a list of Wednesday's candidates as well as a brief overview of their immigration policies. Please note these lists are not comprehensive. More detailed information can be found on each candidates' respec...

Democratic Debate II - Immigration Plans - Day 1 -

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jul 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, July 30, CNN will host the first night of the Second Democratic Debate. Below is a list of Tuesday's candidates as well as a brief overview of their immigration policies. Please note these lists are not comprehensive. More detailed information can be found on each candidates' respective ...

L Visas - US Immigration by Alexander Carl, Esq.

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jul 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The L-Visa is a nonimmigrant visa is a mechanism by which companies are able to provisionally move foreign employees, managers and exceptionally qualified executives to their U.S. based businesses.  L-1 Visas are typically only valid for a short amount of time, ranging from 3 months to 5 years de...

Fiance Immigraiton Petitions for LGBTQ Community

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jul 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

When applying for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, being gay can add undue hardship to the process. Generally speaking, to qualify for a K-1 visa, one partner must be a U.S. citizen, both parties legally free and intend to marry, and that the partners need to have met each other in person within the two yea...

Immigration Detention

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jul 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, June 30, 36 Jewish immigration activists out of an estimated 200 participants were arrested protesting outside an ICE detention facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. According to Democracy Now, the protest was organized by Never Again Action. It called for an immediate end to ICE raids, d...

Border Crisis and Immigration

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immigration and our southern border are in a state of crisis.  Clint, Texas is a small town less than half the size of Downtown LA and not 20 miles from Ciudad Juárez.  It is also the source of the biggest controversy to come from the U.S.-Mexico border since the announcement of Trump's child sep...

The Over Regulation of Immigration Laws and Policy

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since business school and forever before that, I've been told, and do believe for the most part, that government regulations can be bad because they stifle competition, drag down industry, serve as a hidden tax, and are actually redundant since markets eventually self regulate.  At the same time,...

Immigration and The Wall

Posted by Alexander Carl | Dec 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Immigration continues to be a hot topic.  At the same time, technological advancements have effectively turned the world into a village, where goods, services, and people travel seamlessly.  Still the President of the United States and his Republican enablers are demanding a keep out "t...

The Institutional Unfairness in Immigration Courts

Posted by Ally Bolour | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The fact that immigration courts are embedded within the Executive Branch of our government has always been problematic.  The Attorney General (AG) - whose legitimate and stated purpose in any removal hearing is to remove the foreign national, controls the judges, the prosecutors, and the executi...

Immigration laws and Trader Visa - E-1

Posted by Ally Bolour | Nov 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

I had a call from a Canadian citizen yesterday. He called because he was barred from entering the U.S. after he told the CBP officer at the Toronto International Airport pre-clearance ( that  the purpose for his visit was to open a U.S. bank account in...

Immigration Reform Bill?

Posted by Ally Bolour | Nov 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

America, a nation of immigrants, is increasingly showing signs of intolerance for immigrants.  Under Trump, navigating through the already complicated labyrinth of what is the U.S. immigration system has become even more complex. By...

Migrant Caravan

Posted by Alexander Carl | Nov 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over a century ago, land owners in Central America - specifically El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala (otherwise known as the Northern Triangle area), and in Nicaragua - came to an unofficial agreement with the power brokers in the U.S. aimed at creating political and financial stability at the cost...

New Policy Update Concerning Notice to Appear

Posted by Scott A. Emerick | Nov 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On October 1, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy to issue Notice to Appear (NTA) in cases where it has denied a benefit to an applicant if the applicant does not have any lawful immigration status. NTA is a document that instructs an i...

Applying for Asylum in the United States

Posted by Alexander Carl | Nov 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On September 12, 2018, a settlement reached between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and lawyers representing the migrant families separated at the border under the current administration's "zero tolerance" migration enforcement policy. This settlement, if approved, will give those who have been o...

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