VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2014

The Visa Bulletin for November 2014 is now available.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

The Visa Bulletin for October 2014 is now available.

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PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Politics as usual in DC as President Obama felt political pressure to hold off on any executive action regarding the nation’s broken immigration system until after the November mid-term elections.  Pro-immigrant groups are understandably upset that they are facing yet another delay by the president on his promise to take executive action by the end of the summer.

My two cents?  The President will take action before the end of the year but will wait until after the elections.  This will be a period where politically, there will be little to lose.  If by some miracle, Democrats hold some sway in Congress, he may even have congressional support.  However, the President has been burned too many times to trust that the fractured Republican party will offer anything but perhaps lip service to serious immigration reform.  I expect he will go big.  As big as the constitution arguably allows the executive branch to go, in an effort to reform our nation’s immigration system to meet the needs of the country.  At that point, if the few, loud, extreme right members of the Republican Party choose to spread their vitriol against immigrants or take away rights that have already been granted by the President, the party will seal its fate for the 2016 Presidential election.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

The Visa Bulletin for September 2014 is now available.

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KRISTINA ROST OF MAGED ROST SELECTED AS ONE OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY’S 2014 TOP WOMEN OF LAW

Maged Rost is proud to announce that Kristina Rost, founding partner of the firm, was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Top Women of Law.  This award celebrates legal educators, trailblazers and role models who have demonstrated outstanding  accomplishments in their chosen fields.

Kristina is one of 54 women who join the ranks of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s honorees who have been recognized over the past six years.  When Kristina immigrated from Russia, she barely spoke English and when attending law school had both a Black’s Law Dictionary and an English Russian dictionary on hand at all times so she would not only learn the legal concepts, but the language.  Since founding Maged Rost in October 2000, she has helped the firm grow into one of Boston’s most respected boutique immigration firms, where her practice ranges from helping undocumented minors to remain in the country to representing large corporations with their business immigration needs to obtaining permanent residence for high net worth investors who help to create American jobs.

Kristina is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an organization where she has both served on and chaired various national and chapter committees.  Throughout the years, she has volunteered and lectured for countless community organizations and Continuing Legal Education seminars and has written dozens of articles on Immigration Law and Practice.

A reception honoring the outstanding Top Women of Law for 2014 will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston on October 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  Registration information can be found here.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2014

The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 in now available.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2014

The Visa Bulletin for July 2014 in now available.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2014

The Visa Bulletin for June 2014 in now available.

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DHS PROPOSES GRANTING EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION TO SOME IN H-4 STATUS

According to a DHS Press Release:  “As part of the Administration’s continuing commitment to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain groups of highly-skilled workers by removing obstacles to their remaining in the United States.”

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USCIS WILL ACCEPT ONLY THE CURRENT VERSION OF FORM N-400

According to a USCIS Alert:  “Beginning May 5, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept only the current edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and return all naturalization applications using previous versions of Form N-400 after Sunday, May 4, 2014. You can find the edition date at the bottom of any Form N-400 page.”

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