Immigration Issues

WHAT IS WRONG WITH H-1B VISA LOTTERY?

H-1B visas are for highly skilled temporary workers. The foreign worker is required to have (1) a college, or university, DEGREE, and (2) a job offer in a POSITION which REQUIRES such a DEGREE. The potential American employer must pay FILING FEES of several thousands of dollars (depending on the size of the company) for […]

POLITICAL ASYLUM – NOT A SURE THING

People who flee their countries for political reasons may apply at an American Embassy for admission to the U.S. If granted – they are called REFUGEES, and upon legal arrival in the U.S. are entitled to government and private aid for resettlement. People (non-American) in the U. S. who don’t wish to return to their […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IMMIGRATION: WHAT DO I EXPECT #2?

Our present immigration law is full of useless or misused provisions. For example: The Diversity Lottery: every year America grants 65,000 Green Cards to people who are selected by LOTTERY from countries from which we received the lowest number of immigrants in previous years. How does this system serve the U.S.? It increases the DIVERSITY […]

IS YOUR CITIZENSHIP SAFE?

A certain Mr. Z was naturalized in March 1994. Suddenly, in March 2013, almost twenty (20) years later, the U.S. Government filed a lawsuit against Mr. Z, asking the court to take away his American citizenship. The Federal Judge agreed. Mr. Z appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This week, twenty-two (22) years […]

CUBAN IMMIGRANTS

A new Cuban immigration issue arose recently through the two GOP contenders of Cuban descent are vying to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidency. At the same time, thousands of Cuban refugees from Fidel Castro’s regime, inspite of the American resumption of ties, are entering the U.S. daily as refugees.  They are streaming into […]

SUPREME COURT DECISION RE EXECUTIVE ORDERS

In an opinion piece in the Huffington Post, the potential consequences of the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Texas v. United States, the lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are great. The heart of the issue: can one state be empowered to thwart the federal government’s nationwide policy decisions so easily? For the […]

HOW CROWDED IS THE WAITING LIST?

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), is the “boss” of the WAITING LIST for GREEN CARDS (or Immigrant Visas). They keep the list of all applications and petitions, from all countries in the world. They sort all applications and petitions by category and by DATE OF FILING (PRIORITY DATES). Every month, the DOS distributes a […]

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORM WITH AN ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION

The following criteria must be met in order to show that an applicant for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) is not inadmissible on public health grounds: The medical exam must be performed by a USCIS-designated civil surgeon in accordance with Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations; The medical examination report must be properly completed; The […]

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