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Woman with expired visa entitled to workers’ comp benefits

Many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area without proper documentation can feel like they have limited rights when it comes to employment. They might fear speaking out about unfair working situations because they worry about being identified as being in the country illegally and threatened with deportation. This fear didn’t stop one woman from [...]

By |2018-03-13T14:26:37+00:00November 29th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Woman with expired visa entitled to workers’ comp benefits

New bill proposes legal status for 11 million immigrants

In virtually every piece of legislation that is presented to Congress, there is both good and bad. A new immigration bill is no exception. In an effort to reform immigration, four Democrats and four Republicans have worked together to come up with a bill that they think will help the problem. The good news is [...]

By |2018-04-23T16:50:18+00:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New bill proposes legal status for 11 million immigrants

Law changes regarding tuition costs give hope to immigrants

Going to college is a dream that many high school students have. After all, college can be the gateway to bigger and better things, including building one's knowledge and skill set. It can also open up opportunities for various careers. For many undocumented immigrants living in the Los Angeles area, attending college is a dream [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:44:12+00:00March 21st, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Law changes regarding tuition costs give hope to immigrants

One immigrant family looks forward to new provisional waiver

The January announcement of the new Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver has given many undocumented immigrants in the Los Angeles area new hope. The waiver, which will go into effect next month, allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a visa or green card without leaving the country for an extended period of time. Prior to this [...]

By |2018-03-28T15:32:09+00:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on One immigrant family looks forward to new provisional waiver

Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

A talent scout working out of the Los Angeles area has been charged with 32 misdemeanor counts for allegedly violating the Immigration Consultant Act. If convicted, the man could face up to one year in jail for each count, for a total potential sentence of 32 years. The man is charged with cheating aspiring, foreign [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:19:21+00:00January 11th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

Australia employs EB-5 visa equivalent, dubbed ‘the golden visa’

Most Los Angeles residents may not be aware of the EB-5 visa, a specialized program that grants qualified immigrants an expedited route to permanent residence in the U.S. An EB-5 visa applicant must invest $500,000 in a U.S. enterprise which creates jobs. There are other stipulations to the program (there is a cap of 10,000 [...]

By |2018-03-30T16:36:52+00:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Australia employs EB-5 visa equivalent, dubbed ‘the golden visa’

E-2 visa program could expand, include applicants from Israel

In this era of smart phones, web meetings and sprawling interconnectivity, it is easier than ever to manage or be a part of a business that does not operate in your country. This globalization is breaking the notion that running a business overseas may not be feasible, and thankfully the United States has visa programs [...]

By |2018-03-09T21:49:32+00:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on E-2 visa program could expand, include applicants from Israel