Immigration Law Blog

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

President Obama: Major Immigration Announcement

President Obama is expected to make a major announcement about immigration reform this Thursday evening. It is anticipated that he will roll out a plan that would effectively grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants by using his Executive Authority on how our current immigration laws are enforced. These actions are being taken as more than 1 year has passed since the Senate initially passed an immigration reform bill that had bipartisan support in June 2013, but was later killed in the House.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Visa for Start-Ups (O-1)

You have a brilliant new start-up, and need an immigration option that allows you to take it to the next level - an O-1 might be just the right option.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mathews Law Office: LLC vs. S Corp vs. C Corp

One question business owners frequently ask is which legal structure is right for their business.  This is actually a very nuanced question based on your individual situation but here are some highlights for you to consider.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Master’s Cap Exemption and Private For-Profit Universities Beware!

Foreign nationals who have attended private, for-profit schools must take caution as their degrees do not permit them to apply in the US Master's Cap Exemption. Prior approvals may be revoked!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

F-1 and OPT Travel FAQs

As the opening date for filing H-1B petitions on April 1st approaches, many graduating students and students on OPT have questions about traveling and maintaining their status. These FAQs address the typical scenarios confronting students.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

The March 2014 Visa Bulletin Has Been Released!

Check out the latest priority dates in the March 2014 Visa Bulletin.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

California Immigration Reform

While Washington remains gridlocked, California makes great strides forward on immigration reform, once again leading the nation on a humane path for reforming our broken immigration system. 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government Shutdown 10/1/2013 - Impact on Immigration

The U.S. Congress failed to reach an agreement on funding for the federal budget yesterday. As a direct result certain government services will either not be available or will only function on a limited basis.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

The October 2013 Visa Bulletin has been released!

The employment based categories have not changed much since the September 2013 Bulletin.


However, unfortunately, the F2A category for spouses of lawful permanent residents will retrogress from being current to a priority date of September 8, 2013 in October 2013. LPRs can and should continue to file an I-130 for their spouse, however, the priority date will not be current for adjustment of status beginning October 1st.

Contact our office with any questions about how you can benefit from movement in the Visa Bulletin!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The "SAFE" Act is anything but...

United We Dream highlights the problems with the "SAFE" Act introducted by Rep. Gowdy (R-Sc) in June 2013. United We Dream identifies several disturibing issues with this Act. The bill does little to fix our immigration system and eliminates relief for young DREAMers.

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