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Exclusive immigration law expertise. Does the law firm practice immigration law exclusively or does it practice other areas of law in addition to immigration law? At NPZ Law Group, we practice only immigration law. Immigration law is an extremely complex area of the law.

U Nonimmigrant Status Certification: A Hoop That Every U Visa Beneficiary Needs To Jump Through.

A foreign national who has been victim of criminal activity may qualify for U Nonimmigrant Status. The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.

When And In Which Form The H-4 Employment Authorization Rule Will Come Out?

On May 6, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the publication of a proposed rule to extend employment authorization to dependent spouses (not dependent children) of certain H-1B workers. On May 12, 2014, DHS published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") in the Federal Register. The NPRM was subject to a sixty-day public comment period which ended on July 11, 2014. More than 12,000 comments were received. At present, DHS is reviewing those comments to finalize the rule.

NPZ LAW GROUP'S U.S. & CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE FOR AUGUST 2014.

In the middle of July, leaders from communities across the U.S. gathered at the White House in Washington D.C. for a National Convening on Immigrant and Refugee Integration. Attendees included practitioners, policymakers, elected officials, researchers, business representatives, and faith leaders. The participants discussed successful initiatives, as well as challenges and opportunities for immigrant integration.In a growing number of Cities and Metropolitan areas, places in the U.S. many pro-immigrant activists and others are in the process of actively working to welcome immigrants and encourage successful immigrant and refugee integration. We are entering an era of "competitive welcoming" in which more places recognize immigrants as an asset for their communities.In some Cities and Regions, community members recognize that immigrants and refugees can help reverse population decline, start new businesses, and revive neighborhoods. Immigrants are clearly being recognized as an asset and a scarce resource that cities are competing for. There is indeed a growing movement of welcoming cities, and a community that is unwelcome toward immigrants is a community that is behind the curve.Additionally, immigrant-friendly actions at the city and metropolitan level stand in direct contrast to inaction on national immigration reform in Washington. Canada and Australia are already competing for global talent, yet the U.S. is still operating a twentieth century immigration system. Meanwhile, the welcoming cities movement in the U.S. is growing swiftly.The value that immigrants bring to communities is clear and borne out by report after report. More and more Members of Congress need to pay attention to what is going on in the communities they represent. Towns and cities in their districts are welcoming immigrants and refugees, recognizing the value that newcomers bring.For additional information about any U.S. and/or Canadian immigration law matter, please feel free to contact the U.S. and Canadian immigration and nationality lawyers and attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group at info@visaserve.com or by calling us at 201-670-0006 (x107).

THE DOL SPECIFIES NEW GUIDELINES ABOUT DISCLOSING FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WHEN PREPARING THE PERM LABOR CERTIFICATION FORM.

Using the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) Labor Certification Process is the most common ways for a prospective employer and prospective employee to obtain the employment-based Green Card in the U.S. Since the case is not pre-certified, the employer and the employee have to submit a Labor Certification Application on Form 9089 to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Once it is established that there are no "able willing and qualified U.S. workers" who can take the position then PERM application can be approved.

How Far Can The President Go To Overhaul The U.S. Immigration System Without The Blessing of Congress? By: Michael Phulwani, Esq., David H. Nachman, Esq., and Rabindra K. Singh, Esq.

President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached the House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Potentially, the combination of four factors ─ Pressure from the immigration advocates that the President has done little on the immigration issue; Speaker John Boehner's statement that the House would not vote on immigration legislation this year; the surge of children crossing the southern border (mostly from Mexico and Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras); and strategic positioning for the upcoming midterm elections ─ have all led to this recent announcement.

BORDER CROSSINGS BY UNACCOMPANIED MINORS PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED DUE PROCESS CHALLENGES FOR THE U.S.

As the numbers of unaccompanied minors and mothers with children crossing our southern border grows, the U.S. government faces a critical test of its historic commitment to protect those fleeing violence and persecution. How the U.S. responds will signal to the world whether the U.S. commitment to due process and the protection of refugees is real or illusory, and it could have a profound effect on how other countries around the world respond to a call to deal fairly and humanely to refugee crises throughout the world.

U.S. SUPREME COURT DELIVERS BAD NEWS TO MANY FAMILIES IN CASE THAT LENGTHENS THE CUE FOR AGED-OUT CHILDREN

In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, a heavily-divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled against thousands of aspiring young immigrants who were included on their parents' visa petitions as minors, but who turned 21-known as "aging-out" before visas became available. Aging-out is tantamount to someone losing his place in the visa line with his parents. In the case, the majority ruled despite having waited his turn in line, the mere fact that the child aged-out means that his time was lost and the case could not be converted into a more appropriate visa category.

New Guidelines for Intra-Company Transferees - Canada Immigration

On June 9, 2014, government of Canada (CIC) published a new guide for officers assessing work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees (ICTs) under the Specialized Knowledge category, with a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Exemption. The new criteria will now include a more stringent definition of "specialized knowledge" and a mandatory wage requirement. Individuals covered under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or under any future or current Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) appear to be exempt from these changes.

U.S. & CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE: CSPA, Renewal of DACA, CIR, NAFTA, TN Applications at the POE.

In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, a heavily-divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled against thousands of aspiring young immigrants who were included on their parents' visa petitions as minors, but who turned 21-known as "aging-out" before visas became available. Aging-out is tantamount to someone losing his place in the visa line with his parents. In the case, the majority ruled despite having waited his turn in line, the mere fact that the child aged-out means that his time was lost and the case could not be converted into a more appropriate visa category.

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