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U.S. and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Newsletter and Update.
In This Issue
YOUR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS, MICHAEL PHULWANI, ESQ. AND DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., PROVIDE U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATES ON TV ASIA & ITV: VLOG & USCIS NEWS UPDATES ON THE WEB & ON TV.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA).
THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.
JANET NAPOLITANO LEAVING THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO LEAD THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
U.S. - CANADA BEGINS PHASE -II OF ENTRY / EXIT PROJECT.
USCIS PROPOSES CHANGES TO FORM I-129, THE DOCUMENT USED FOR NUMEROUS TEMPORARY BUSINESS VISA PETITION.
THE VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2013 AND SOME GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILY AND INDIA COMMUNITY.
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM (CIR): What's going on in the House of Representatives?
CIR UPDATE: What is happening in the House of Representatives
ARE YOU UNDOCUMENTED? PERHAPS YOU HAVE SOME U.S. IMMIGRATION OPTIONS.
L-1A vs. L-1B NONIMMIGRANT INTRACOMPANY WORK VISA
YOUR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS, MICHAEL PHULWANI, ESQ.  AND DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., PROVIDE U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATES ON TV ASIA & ITV: VLOG & USCIS NEWS UPDATES ON THE WEB & ON TV.
David Nachman, Esq. and Michael Phulwani, Esq., your Immigration and Nationality Lawyers, continue to bring employment and family-based immigration and nationality news and updates to your TV screen each week on TV Asia and iTV. Watch "YOUR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS" each week on iTV and TV Asia. Please contact us at  info@visaserve.com for additional U.S. immigration law information or about how to subscribe to iTV or TV Asia.
 
One of NPZ's Canadian Immigration Lawyers, Veronique Malka, discusses  Canadian Immigration Updates on TV Asia. 

  

 

  Foreign Skilled Worker, Canada, Northern Border, Immigration Canadian, Border Crossing, NAFTA, FSW, Removal. 

 
Options for Canadian Immigration, Home Care Workers, Foreign Skilled Workers, Investors in Canada, Provincial Immigration Programs, Canadian Work Visas.  
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UPCOMING EVENT

New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education Presents: "Key Immigration Law Issues Every Attorney Needs to Know".
 

When: August 16th, 2013

 

Time: 

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Where: Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey

 
 
 
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Dear Readers:

After the Senate passed S.744 attention shifted immediately to the House. Speaker of the House John Boehner has already indicated that he will adhere to the Hastert rule when it comes to immigration reform. What this means is that we are unlikely to see S.744 debated and then voted on in the House. Rather, we are likely to see stand-alone immigration bills introduced, debated, and then voted on, one by one (e.g., the piecemeal approach).

While a House vote on S.744 or an equivalent comprehensive immigration reform package is possible what we are more likely to see are stand-alone bills presently working their way through the House.  One such bill is the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act.

The SAFE Act focuses on interior immigration enforcement. While Title III of S.744 also focuses on interior immigration enforcement, the SAFE Act is distinct. First, the SAFE Act would make being undocumented or being unlawfully present in the United States a federal crime. It is already a federal crime to enter the U.S. without authorization.

The SAFE Act would thus add the act of living (without authorization) to this list. The bill also provides States and localities "specific congressional authorization to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law and includes provisions to facilitate their assistance." As described by the House Judiciary Committee, it allows States and localities to enact and enforce their own immigration laws, which speaks directly to State-level immigration policies such as those in Arizona and Alabama.

The SAFE Act reminds us of H.R. 4437 - the restrictive immigration enforcement bill that was passed in the House in 2005. That bill led to nationwide protests in 2006. Section 203 of H.R. 4437 made unlawful presence a crime. Section 220, among other sections, affirmed the authority of states and localities to assist in enforcing the federal immigration laws.

While proponents of the SAFE Act see tougher interior immigration enforcement as an essential component of immigration reform its critics oppose it as being overly punitive. The SAFE Act is likely to be a source of controversy as the immigration "reform storm" moves forward in the House of Representatives.

For more information about Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) or about family or business-immigration issues for your staff, your friends or your family, please feel free to contact the immigration lawyers at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group by calling us at 201-670-0006 (x107) or by e-mailing to us at info@visaserve.com


IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA) .

Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:

"After decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly. To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse."
 

THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.  
Recently White house reported economic benefits that the U.S can obtain through the passage of the long awaited Comprehensive Immigration Bill.

"Today, too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living and working in the shadow economy. Neither is good for the economy or the country.  It is time to fix our broken immigration system . . . This report outlines the key benefits to the U.S. economy of passing commonsense immigration reform." - White House.

According to the Report the bill will boost the GDP by 3.3 % [$700 billion] in 2023 and by 5.4 % [$1.4 Trillion] in 2033.

 

JANET NAPOLITANO LEAVING THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO LEAD THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.

Janet Napolitano, the first woman to serve as the United States of Homeland Security, who has served since 2009, is now getting ready for her new role as the President of the University of California System. For the first time in the history of 145-years a woman will be leading the 10 - Campus system.

President Obama thanked Janet Napolitano for her years of service as Homeland Security Secretary and credited her with helping make the country safer before wishing her well in her new role as President of the University of California system.
 
U.S.  - CANADA BEGINS PHASE -II OF ENTRY / EXIT PROJECT.
On July 3rd, 2013, the DHS announced the implementation of Phase-II of entry / exit project, a commitment between two nations beyond the border action plan.

Under this project, DHS and the Canada Border Service Agency will exchange the biographic entry data collected on nationals that can help the agencies to identify the person who potentially overstayed their lawful period of admission.

 
USCIS PROPOSES CHANGES TO FORM I-129, THE DOCUMENT USED FOR NUMEROUS TEMPORARY BUSINESS VISA PETITIONS. 
Recently USCIS issued a notice of proposed changes to Form I-129. USCIS will be accepting all the comments till 9/3/2013.

For Form I-129 and its supplements, USCIS is especially interested in the public's experience, input, and estimates on the burden in terms of time and money incurred by applicants for providing various aspects of the information collected like . . . the time burden incurred in reading the instructions, completing the form, obtaining supporting documentation.

 
 

***THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED COURTESY OF AILA - of which David Nachman, Esq., one of the Managing Attorney at NPZ Law Group, is the Former State of New Jersey Chapter Chair and Member of the AILA National Board of Governors.

THE VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2013 - SOME GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILY VISA HOPEFULS AND FOR THE INDIAN BUSINESS VISA COMMUNITY.

FAMILY-sponsored:

F2A: This category has become "Current" for August, and is expected to remain so for the next several months. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the fact that there are large amounts of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers.

 

EMPLOYMENT-based:

India Second: This cut-off date has been advanced in an effort to fully utilize the numbers available under the overall Employment Second preference annual limit. It is expected that such movement will generate a significant amount of new India demand during the coming months.

 

These changes for the Family F2A, and India Employment Second preference categories reflect actions which have been taken based on current applicant demand patterns. Readers should expect that some type of "corrective" action will be required at some point during FY-2014 in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits. Such action would involve the establishment and retrogression of such cut-off dates, and could occur at any time.

 



CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VISA PREFERENCE NUMBERS FOR AUGUST 2013 . . .
"IMMIGRATION NEWS AND VIEWS" - NPZ'S NEW PRACTICAL SERIES ON YOUTUBE ABOUT VARIOUS U.S. AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAW ISSUES.
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM (CIR): What's going on in the House of Representatives?

CIR UPDATE: What is happening in the House of Representatives.

ARE YOU UNDOCUMENTED? PERHAPS YOU HAVE SOME U.S. IMMIGRATION OPTIONS.

L-1A VS. L-1B NONIMMIGRANT INTRACOMPANY WORK VISAS.