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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’

Clerical error makes woman incorrectly think she is US citizen

A woman who was brought to the country by her parents at a very young age was adopted by a couple at age 8 because her biological parents were abusing her. When she was legally adopted, a case worker informed the family that their newly-adopted daughter automatically earned U.S. citizenship. When she became a teenager, [...]

By |2018-03-09T18:46:47+00:00August 20th, 2012|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Clerical error makes woman incorrectly think she is US citizen

Blueseed project for employment immigration ship moving forward

Just as we flipped our calendars from 2011 to 2012, we brought you the story of a company called Blueseed. They intended to build a floating city, called a "seastead," off the California coast that would house entrepreneurial immigrants who wanted to have proximity and access to Silicon Valley without having to obtain a work [...]

By |2018-04-04T18:00:19+00:00May 7th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blueseed project for employment immigration ship moving forward

Mexican immigration halts: what are the causes and side-effects?

In a major development for both Los Angeles residents and the nation at large, the Pew Hispanic Center has released a new report that outlines Mexican immigration trends of the past two decades. The data shows that immigration from Mexico has hit "net zero" - the number of people coming in is (roughly) equal to [...]

By |2018-04-09T20:45:43+00:00April 24th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mexican immigration halts: what are the causes and side-effects?

Irish citizens to be part of E-3 program if expansion bill passes

We talked about the expansion of the E-2 visa program last week, and now it seems another employment immigration visa under the same program will see similar expansion. The E-3 visa, currently only available to Australian citizens, could be made available to citizens of the Republic of Ireland soon. A new bill would allot 10,500 [...]

By |2018-03-30T15:15:02+00:00March 2nd, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Irish citizens to be part of E-3 program if expansion bill passes