Immigration Updates

Fabio Becomes a US Citizen

While traveling in Southeast Asia in March, my wife showed me the following story on her phone: “The Hunk Who Loved Lady Liberty: Fabio Becomes a U.S. Citizen”. This is a Success Story for America. “This is one of the happiest days of my life” said Fabio. “Over the course of my career I’ve had […]

Who Will Succeed Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016. He may have been the most influential Justice on the Court during the past 30 years. His use of the doctrine of “originalism” lead to a multitude of decisions which were, for the most part, favorable to conservatives. Justice Scalia’s death creates a vacancy on […]

Shusterman’s Immigration Update May 2016

Volume Twenty One, Number Three   SHUSTERMAN’S IMMIGRATION UPDATE is the Web’s most popular e-mail newsletter regarding U.S. immigration laws and procedures with over 60,000 subscribers located in more than 150 countries. It is written by a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 30 years of experience practicing immigration law. Published by the Law […]

Shusterman’s Immigration Update February 2016

Volume Twenty One, Number Two   SHUSTERMAN’S IMMIGRATION UPDATE is the Web’s most popular e-mail newsletter regarding U.S. immigration laws and procedures with over 60,000 subscribers located in more than 150 countries. It is written by a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with almost 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. Published by the Law […]

Immigration Law Changes in Budget Bill

On December 16, it was announced that members of Congress had finalized a 2,009-page budget bill. The bill is expected to be approved and signed by President Obama before the end of the year.   The bill contains a number of immigration law changes, each of which is listed below:   H-1B and L-1 Filing […]

EB-5 Regional Center: What, Why and How?

What is a Regional Center? A Regional Center (RC) is defined as any economic entity, public or private, which is involved with the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation and increased domestic capital investment. An entity must submit an application to USCIS to become designated as a RC. The Congress created the […]

USCIS Introduces “Ask Emma”

On December 2, 2015, the USCIS introduced the feature “Ask Emma”, a virtual assistant, on www.uscis.gov. Emma is named after Emma Lazarus, the woman who wrote the sonnet “The New Colossus” which appears on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statute of Liberty (“Give me your tired, your poor…”)   The USCIS press […]

Shusterman’s Immigration Update December 2015

Volume Twenty, Number Ten   SHUSTERMAN’S IMMIGRATION UPDATE is the Web’s most popular e-mail newsletter regarding U.S. immigration laws and procedures with over 60,000 subscribers located in more than 150 countries. It is written by a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with almost 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. Published by the Law Offices of […]

Shusterman’s Immigration Update November 2015

Volume Twenty, Number Nine   SHUSTERMAN’S IMMIGRATION UPDATE is the Web’s most popular e-mail newsletter regarding U.S. immigration laws and procedures with over 60,000 subscribers located in more than 150 countries. It is written by a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with almost 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. Published by the Law Offices of […]

The Immigration Law Turns 50

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (aka the “Hart-Celler Act”) turned 50 years old on October 3, 2015. The Act was passed shortly after the Civil Rights Acts in 1964 and 1965, and ended the National Origins quota system which had restricted most U.S. immigration to natives of Germany, Great Britain and Ireland. For […]