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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.
THE GOVERNMENT MAY BE SHUT DOWN BUT NPZ LAW GROUP IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND PROFESSIONALS ARE STILL HARD AT WORK FOR THEIR CLIENTS.
IN NOVEMBER 2013 NPZ IMMIGRATION LAWYER, DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., WILL VISIT INCREDIBLE INDIA.
NPZ IMMIGRATION REFORM UPDATE: HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM PART III 2013.
TAKING AIM AT FALSE CLAIMS TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP - DHS & DOS Seek to Amend Policies.
IF YOU ARE NOT IN IT . . . YOU CANNOT WIN IT:...2015 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM REGISTRATION.
THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS ON OCTOBER 1ST: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2015 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA LOTTERY.
HOW PATIENT CAN WE BE? WHEN WILL THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACT ON A CIR BILL?
THE NEW FISCAL YEAR COMETH: VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2013 IS ISSUED WITH MIXED NEWS.
CBP ROLLS OUT ITS NEW ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE-RECORD PROCESS FOR FOREIGN VISITORS.
IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONALS AT NPZ DISCUSS ADVANCE PAROLE FOR DACA RECIPIENTS.
NPZ ATTORNEY, DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., IS RECOGNIZED IN A RECENT 201 MAGAZINE SPREAD.
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., Ludka Zimovcak, 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.
 
Immigration & you - Episode I - Diwali Stamp, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney 
 
 

  

David Nachman, Esq. and Michael Phulwani, Esq. interview Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney about the Diwali Stamp and about Immigration Reform in the House of Representatives.
 
NPZ AND PHULWANI LAW OFFICE PLAN TRIP TO INDIA - ATTORNEYS PLAN TO VISIT US CONSULATE OFFICES IN CHENNAI, NEW DELHI AND MUMBAI.  

 

 

  

Travel to India in November, New Delhi Consulate in November, Chennai Consulate in India, Mumbai Consulate in India, David H. Nachman, Esq. and Michael Phulwani, Esq. U.S. Immigration Lawyers meeting with U.S. Consular Officials.  

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

THE IMAGE OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

 

Speaker:

David H. Nachman, Esq.

 

Where:

Atlantic City Convention Center

 

When: 

October 28th, 2013

 

Time: 10:15 AM

 

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . .

 

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JOIN US FOR "ENGLISH VINGLISH" - SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS UPCOMING TEANECK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EVENT IN NOVEMBER: BOLLYWOOD COMES TO TEANECK, NEW JERSEY!!!

 

Film Screening Information:  

 

Time: 1:00 P.M. 

 

Date:

Sunday, November 17th, 2013 

 

Where: 

Teaneck Cinemas

503 Cedar Lane

Teaneck, NJ 07666

 

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . .

 
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Dear Readers:

As many of our H-1B petitioners and beneficiaries will be starting their H-1Bs during the next few days/weeks, we remind everyone that it is "never too early to start the green card process". We are also reminded about the important "first step" in the process that took many foreign students to the H-1B nonimmigrant professional and specialty occupation visa . . .

The U.S. continues to be a destination for students from around the world. They come to attend the nation's colleges and universities. They often stay to pursue job opportunities and then go on to apply for the green card and to make their lives here. Unfortunately, the U.S. immigration system continues to throw-up barriers at every step of the way (from 221(g) issues at the Consulates abroad to difficult issues presented for Reinstatement Applications). The fact of the matter is that international students add billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year.

Additionally, statistics show that foreign students who remain are more likely to start businesses and contribute to innovation than their American counterparts. Presently, as the economy slowly recovers it vigor, there is a disparate recovery in the international student population applying for positions in the academic institutions in the U.S. This ongoing frustration has lead to more and more college presidents, professors, and higher education administrators declaring support for improving our nation's immigration policies.

As we have referenced in the past, immigrants are significantly influencing the economic activity of every state in our country. For every 100 foreign-born graduates of a U.S. master's or doctoral program who stay in American working in a STEM field, their employment creates 262 jobs for American workers. Clearly, it makes no sense for us to spend our time developing great minds that want to be in the US and contribute meaningfully to our culture and economy only to send them away.

As active members of NAFSA, NPZ sees the toll of the dysfunctional immigration system daily. It is for this reason that the Immigration Lawyers and Immigration Attorneys at NPZ continue to urge the House of Representatives to follow the Senate's lead and vote to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. For more information about international student visas or immigration to the U.S. or Canada, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at info@visaserve.com or by calling 201-670-0006 (x100). 


THE GOVERNMENT MAY BE SHUT DOWN BUT NPZ LAW GROUP IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND PROFESSIONALS ARE STILL HARD AT WORK FOR THEIR CLIENTS.  

We are given to understand that the Federal Government will be experiencing a temporary shut-down because the Republicans and the Democrats cannot find a way to compromise on many budget issues. As many already know, the U.S. Government will only be providing "essential services". Some of those services are immigration-related and others are not.

 

TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . . 

 

Government Shutdown Does Not Impact Our Ability To Work for Our Immigration Law Clients.

 


Government shutdown, Immigration, Visas, Essential services, government workers, USCIS, CBP, CIS, ICE, DOL, DOS, INS.  

IN NOVEMBER 2013 NPZ IMMIGRATION LAWYER, DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., WILL VISIT INCREDIBLE INDIA AND MEET WITH U.S. CONSULAR OFFICERS.   

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group is pleased, once again, to announce that, during November 2013, prominent U.S. Immigration Attorneys and Representatives from the NPZ Law Group will be visiting India and meeting with corporate, and other, clients and with U.S. Consulate Officials. They will visit the U.S. Consulate Offices in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. They will also be visiting clients and friends in Ahmadabad. They will be in India between November 9th 2013 and November 23rd 2013.


 
If any of your friends, family residing in India and would like to speak with NPZ Law Group, P.C. Immigration Attorneys during their India Trip in November, please feel free to contact us at 201-670-0006 (x107) or by emailing us at info@visaserve.com

NPZ IMMIGRATION REFORM UPDATE: HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM PART III 2013.

This is a continuation of several articles providing AILA's (American Immigration Lawyers Association) on various topics contained in Senate Bill S. 744 which was passed by the Senate.

 

TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . . 

TAKING AIM AT FALSE CLAIMS TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP - DHS & DOS Seek to Amend Policies For False Claims by Minors.

One of the major reasons that Citizenship is denied to applicants is because they have made a "false claim to U.S. Citizenship".

 

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, P.C., an international Immigration Law Firm (with Offices in NY, NJ and affiliated offices in Canada and Mumbai) recently heard that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have stated that they will amend the Field Manual and the Foreign Affairs Manual to reflect the some position like "Only a knowingly false claim can support a charge that an individual is inadmissible under section 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The individual claiming not to know that the claim to citizenship was false has the burden of establishing this affirmative defense by the appropriate standard of proof (for applicants for admission or adjustment, "clearly and beyond doubt")".


IF YOU ARE NOT IN IT . . . YOU CANNOT WIN IT:

2015 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS IN OCTOBER, 2013.  

Immigration & Nationality Act makes available up to 55,000 permanent resident immigrant visas each year by random selection through a Diversity Visa lottery (DV). The annual DV program makes permanent residence visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. Diversity Visa entries are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing.  

 

The visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and no visas going to citizens of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Within each region, no one country may receive more than 7% of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.

 

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE DV LOTTERY PROGRAM, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . .

THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS ON OCTOBER 1ST: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2015 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2015).

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State (DOS). Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants," from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal year 2015, 50,000 diversity visas (DVs) will be available. There is no cost to register for the DV Program.

 

Applicants who are selected in the lottery ("Selectees") must meet simple, but strict, eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a diversity visa. Selectees are chosen through a randomized computer drawing. Diversity visas are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

 

For DV-2015, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:

 

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

 

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.

 

For DV-2015, natives of Nigeria are no longer eligible.

 

TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . .

HOW PATIENT CAN WE BE? WHEN WILL THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACT ON  A CIR BILL?

Recently, an article published in New York Times reported that House Democratic Leaders are working on a broad immigration proposal that will attempt to align both parties. The requirements will include a citizenship pathway for 11 million undocumented immigrants.  

 

It is anticipated that immigration reform discussions will heat-up on the House floor in the month of October. With mass rallies and demonstrations organized for early October (across the U.S.), we expect that the House of Representatives may make a decision before the years ends.

 

TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . . 

THE NEW FISCAL YEAR COMETH: VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2013 IS ISSUED WITH MIXED NEWS.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its October 2013 Visa Bulletin which sets out per country priority date cutoffs that regulate the flow of adjustment of status (AOS) and consular immigrant visa applications. Foreign nationals may file applications to adjust their status to that of permanent resident or to obtain approval of an immigrant visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad, provided that their priority dates are prior to the respective cutoff dates specified by the DOS.

 

In August, the cutoff date in the EB-2 category for individuals chargeable to India advanced by three years and four months in an effort to fully utilize the numbers available under the annual limit. As a result of a decrease in the use of EB-1 numbers and in the use of EB-2 numbers from most other countries, the cutoff date in this category advanced in September by an additional five-and-a-half months, a greater advancement than was anticipated. The October Visa Bulletin indicates no movement of this cutoff date. For October, all EB-1 categories remain current.

 

Cutoff dates in the EB-3 category for individuals from most countries advanced significantly between April and July. It was anticipated that such movement would result in a dramatic increase in demand within this category within a few months. No such increase has materialized. 

 

The family-based F-2A category for spouses and children of permanent residents is no longer current. The October Visa Bulletin imposes a cutoff date of September 1st, 2013 for individuals from Mexico and a cutoff date of September 8th, 2013 for individuals from all other countries . . .
 
"IMMIGRATION NEWS AND VIEWS" - NPZ'S NEW PRACTICAL SERIES ON YOUTUBE ABOUT VARIOUS U.S. AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAW ISSUES.
CBP ROLLS OUT ITS NEW ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE-RECORD PROCESS FOR FOREIGN VISITORS  - SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL HAVING TROUBLE PRINTING OUT THE NEW ELECTRONIC I-94 DOCUMENT.  


CBP has automated the I-94 and I-94W process for all travelers applying for admission at U.S. ports of entry. Air and sea travelers no longer need to complete paper Form I-94 or I-94W.

IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONALS AT NPZ DISCUSS ADVANCE PAROLE FOR DACA RECIPIENTS.
 


One of the benefits of DACA is that a recipient may seek permission - through a process known as "advance parole" - to travel abroad temporarily for humanitarian, educational, or employment purposes.  This practice advisory provides guidance on advance parole eligibility for DACA recipients; outlines how a DACA recipient may apply for advance parole; addresses the legal issues that can confront a DACA recipient considering travel on advance parole, including any potential risks; and finally, covers the impact that the travel may have on the DACA recipient's future immigration benefits.

NPZ ATTORNEY, DAVID NACHMAN, ESQ., IS RECOGNIZED IN A RECENT 201 MAGAZINE.