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Brazilian American Law Center - Upclose and Personal  [Video]

English I had great aspirations as a Portuguese and Spanish major a zillion years ago at the United States Military Academy. In those days, I thought I would exit the Army and pursue a Masters Degree in Latin American...more

Brazilian American Law Center - Estao Chegando Os Alquemistas [Video]

English I liked Brazilian music before I became a Portuguese student. At the age of ten I heard some Sergio Mendes music and was hooked. When I got to West Point, Portuguese and Spanish were my salvation from Calculus and...more

Brazilian American Law Center - Falando Serio [Video]

English As a Spanish and Portuguese major at the United States Military Academy, one of my fondest recollections of the small Portuguese classes was entering the classroom and hearing the music of Roberto Carlos. One of...more

New Requirements for Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Under Canada’s International Mobility Program

On February 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued amended regulations meant to enhance accountability for employers that hire foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP), that is, those...more

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. - U.S. and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Newsletter and Update. (9.15.2013)

Dear Readers: The U.S. has a well-established innovation economy, similar to other developed nations. But certain challenges exist for countries to attract talent to fuel these industries. Our current immigration system,...more

DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application- Frequently Asked Questions 2013

Important Notice: Only immigrant visa applicants applying at certain U.S. embassies and consulates where NVC requested fees or documents in October 2010 or later may use the DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application. Review...more

HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM PART II 2013

This is continuation of serious of articles providing AILA’s (American Immigration Lawyers Association) on various tops as contained in Senate Bill S. 744 passed by the Senate, action or inaction in the House and AILA’s...more

HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM PART I 2013

AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) has provided its Take on “House Immigration Reform” which covers various topics including Legalization of undocumented aliens, provisions in Senate Bill S.744 passed by the...more

VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of September 2013....more

Judge Dismisses Suit to End Deportation Deferrals

Kris W. Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State has filed lawsuit in Federal Court seeking Curb Illegal Immigration. President Obama had issued policy memorandum to defer deportation of young undocumented immigrants and as of...more

Immigration Reform will decrease the federal deficit by $197 billion

Congressional budget analysts said that legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws would cut hundreds of billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades....more

U.S. Canada Begin Phase II of Entry/Exit Project 2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the implementation of Phase II of the Entry/Exit information system, a commitment of the Beyond the Border Action Plan....more

SAME SEX MARRIAGE ? IMMIGRATION BENEFITS 2013

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples, who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go...more

IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL 2013

Now that the Senate has passed the bipartisan bill in the Senate, we await to see what happens in the House. Will the House take up the Senate Bill and pass it or produce its own bill that includes a core piece of senate...more

The Changing Corporate Immigration Landscape

David began: "Clearly the most interesting trend in U.S. Business Immigration Law is President Obama's commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform ("CIR"). "The recent initiatives under the Deferred Action and Childhood...more

Visa Bulletin for August 2013 + Article

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of August 2013....more

Visa Bulletin for August 2013

It came out last night. F2A is now current. India EB2 moved up to January 2008. See below. http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6028.html...more

SAME SEX MARRIAGE CASES AND SAME SEX PARTNER CASES ARE NOW A U.S. IMMIGRATION REALITY: Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling...

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go...more

H-1B Audits and Investigations

DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR LCA PANTS DOWN: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, Continues to Conduct H-1B Audits and Investigations. Employers who hire H-1B professional and specialty occupation...more

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C.'s Immigration Update (July 2013)

David H. Nachman, Esq., one of the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C.'s Managing Attorneys, attended the Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in San Francisco, California. At the...more

LATELY (SPRING 2013): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE I-9 FORM PROCESS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK.

On April 11, 2013, the AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and with ICE Homeland Security Investigations regarding the implementation of the new I-9 Form....more

Immigration Reform Bill Reaches Senate Floor

The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the Immigration Reform Bill which was a key step towards solving the problem that has bedeviled the nation for decades. That was noteworthy in itself, but what was truly encouraging...more

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C.'s Immigration Update (June 2013)

Dear Readers: As the U.S. "Immigration Reform Storm" continues to advance, it is clear that reform legislation still has a long way to go. While it is true that the Senate Judiciary Committee "did a good job" (and we...more

Good Job Senate Judiciary Committee

Yes, Senate Judiciary Committee did a good job on Immigration Reform Bill. Gail Collins in his NY Times Article said, “Immigration reform has been the 2013 bipartisan bright spot in the Senate, unless you were really moved by...more

Immigration News and Analysis

International Students to Be Subject to Increased Scrutiny Upon Return to the U.S. According to an internal memorandum from a senior official at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), all F-1 visa holders seeking admission...more

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