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Immigration is again a hot topic in the news.  Donald Trump, of all people, is one the primary reasons.    He is forcing the GOP to react either by telling him to cool off on his inflammatory comments or, in some cases, to agree with the Trump outbursts on immigration.  Speaker Boehner has chosen the usual tactic of blaming the whole immigration debacle on President Obama and his recent executive actions on immigration.

07/16/2015 - 07:41

I like to watch Global Public Square  (GPS) with Fareed Zakaria on CNN.  This week, he ran a story on demographics and how countries like Denmark have television advertising campaigns encouraging couples to take vacations abroad and conceive a baby while away—for the good of the nation! Apparently, the government of Denmark has statistics that show that many children born in Denmark are conceived while couples are on vacation outside of Denmark. 

06/16/2015 - 21:46

Immigration is personal.   Like many other firms who work with employment-based immigration, we file H-1B cap cases and only about 30% of the cases filed survived this year’s lottery.    We got to know the clients rather well and it is heart-breaking to tell the client that the filing was not a lottery winner!!!!!   It is also heartbreaking for the national economy and the strength of America’s work force in many fields, but especially in technology, science, math and engineering fields (the STEMS).  For each highly-qualified individual wh

06/04/2015 - 20:03

If you haven’t yet heard, soon Spouses of H-1B Specialized Workers (ie. H4’s) will be eligible to work.

USCIS is expected to start accepting applications for H-1B spouses on May 26, 2015. Here are the eligibility requirements:

05/20/2015 - 07:02

When I left law school in 1988, I remember the Chief Justice of MA Supreme Court telling all the newly inducted attorneys that “law is a profession where a young lawyer can compete right along-side the seasoned lawyer and win.”  True!!!!

04/08/2015 - 07:50

Practicing immigration law, I very quickly got used to calls from people who have been wronged because they paid thousands to a person or agency claiming to offer immigration assistance only to find out months or years later that their situation is not improved. In the Spanish-speaking communities, these people are often known as “notarios.” By the time I see the individual, he/she has been seriously wronged and sometimes to the point where there is no way to fix the problems.

02/20/2015 - 09:16

According to Associated Industries of Massachusetts (see http://blog.aimnet.org/aim-issueconnect/employer-confidence-in-state-hits-14-year-high for the full article), employer confidence is at a 14-year high. Employers expect to hire in the next six months. Many other states in the country, are facing the same situation.

02/12/2015 - 16:21

Assimilation is part of the Immigration process.  In my opinion, the key to assimilation is learning the language of the country—English in the USA!  Along the way and over time, assimilation includes everything from foods to sports, but the first step is the language.   This does not mean that you forget your native language.  In fact, today it is easy to keep the native language alive with satellites and the web that allow you to access programming in any lan

01/20/2015 - 18:54

My husband believes in setting personal goals at the beginning of each year and writing them down. He suggested that my ten year old daughters do the same and start the tradition now. Of course, my first suggestion for a goal my girls should both aim to achieve fully in 2015 was “to keep Mom happy” to which they immediately replied “it does not work that way, Mom”.

01/06/2015 - 23:23