¡Bienvenidos a Colombia! (Welcome to Colombia!)

By: Maureen Johnson* As many BOILA clients know, I recently moved to Colombia, South America, in order to study Spanish. As an immigration attorney in the U.S., I have a great deal of experience with the U.S. immigration system. Moving … Continue reading

US Army MAVNI Program Allows Non-Immigrants to Get Citizenship Quickly

By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* Despite the difficulties that civilian business face in securing visas for much needed foreign employees with special skills (STEM or otherwise), military outfits are having no problems. This is due to a program called MAVNI (Military … Continue reading

The Startup Act 2.0 Signals That Congress Is Finally Thinking About the Positive Impact Immigration Has on the Economy

On May 22, 2012 Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Startup Act 2.0 to members of Congress. The Startup Act 2.0 would create two new types of visas: (1) one … Continue reading

State Department Visa Bulletin for March 2011

On February 11, the State Department released the March 2011 Visa Bulletin. The Worldwide Employment-Based (EB) preference categories remain current for EB-1, EB-2, EB-4 and EB-5. In the Worldwide EB-3 category (professionals and skilled workers), the dates advance by three … Continue reading

Regression for Employment Preference Petitions or Visas

Department of State that issues Visa numbers have good news for family-based classifications but the news is bad for employment-based classifications. In recent years the demand for visa numbers in family based categories has declined.  AILA-DC met with Charles Oppenheimer … Continue reading

Significant Drop in Illegal Immigration Population in the U.S. reported

A brief article describing the recent drop in the illegal immigration population in the United States.

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President Obama ends Antiquated Travel Ban on Immigrants Living with HIV/AIDS

In a major step forward for immigrants living with HIV and/or AIDS, President Obama has removed a travel ban that prevented them from entering the US on any type of Visa.

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