Monthly Archives: May 2007

ANON BLOGGERS BEWARE!

Funny story from www.boston.com!  A physician who blogged using the name “flea” had his identity revealed to the world, during his malpractice trial.  The case quickly settled.  A reminder that we must all remember to blog cautiously.  It probably helps … Continue reading

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WILL US IMMIGRATION BENEFITS BE ONLY FOR THE WEALTHY?

Immigrating to the US is expensive.  The laws are complex, tricky and constantly evolving (this is without CIR!).  In most cases, an alien should hire a qualified immigration lawyer to avoid making errors that could prove fatal to his or … Continue reading

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WILL CIR SURVIVE THE MEMORIAL DAY BREAK?

Apparently GOP Senators are getting a lot of angry calls from restrictionists this week. Shouldn’t be a surprise, but Senators are saying that they did not expect this passionate reaction. I expected it, the press expected it, why would the … Continue reading

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USCIS FILING FEES REACH A NEW HIGH

Remember just a few (four or five) years back when the filing fee for an H-1B petition was $130? Total H-1B filing, training and fraud fees are now as high as $2190, and as of July 30, 2007, they’ll be … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY BREAK FOR CONGRESS WILL BE TELLING

The Senate will be taking a full week off for Memorial Day. Time spent in their home states will be predictive of the attitudes they will have upon their return.  Most Senators have the common sense to know that just … Continue reading

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PASSIONS FLARE AS DEBATE PROGRESSES

House Minority Leader John Boehner today referred to the immigration bill being debated in the Senate as a “piece of shi*.”  So much for political correctness.  However, I tend to agree with Senator Reid who believes that the anger and … Continue reading

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DOL REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO PAY LABOR CERT COSTS

New regulations published by the DOL will require that employers pay costs associated with the filing of a Labor Certification Application.  This includes all legal fees related to the employer portion of the PERM process as well as all recruitment … Continue reading

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CALL YOUR SENATORS REGARDING AMENDMENTS

According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Restrictionists (the loud, vocal minority) are outnumbering immigrant supporters by 10 to 1. PLEASE call your Senators to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform that is good for America and treats everyone with the … Continue reading

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LABOR CERTIFICATIONS WILL EXPIRE

New regulations will require that I-140 Petitions for Nonimmigrant Workers must be filed within 180 days after an Application for Alien Employment Certification has been certified.  This rule will be effective as of July 16, 2007. (20 CFR Part 656).

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A JAB FROM THE LEFT

Two amendments to the Grand Bargain were introduced in the Senate today. Both are democratic amendments and both take aim at the Guest Worker Program (Y Visa). The first would remove the Guest Worker provisions from the bill completely and … Continue reading

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